Stora Enso is investing EUR 12 million to build a new production line that will manufacture biocomposite granules at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Biocomposite granules enable the use of renewable wood to substitute a large portion of the fossil-based materials in products typically produced in plastics. Production is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018. The annual capacity will be approximately 15 000 tonnes per year. The ramp-up of the new production line and a new type of manufacturing is expected to take 2–3 years. “This investment is part of Stora Enso’s transformation into a renewable materials company and demonstrates our ability to provide an innovative and more sustainable alternative to plastics. With this new biocomposite production line, we are well positioned to capture growth opportunities in climate and environmental friendly materials,” says Jari Suominen, EVP, Head of Stora Enso’s Wood Products division. click Read More below for additional detail
Once again, Lecta returns to the Frankfurt Book Fair, to be held from October 16-20th. At this international event, the most important commercial platform for the publishing industry, Lecta will showcase the advantages of its range of premium publishing papers that, thanks to their distinctive characteristics and finishes, ensure excellent printing results.
At this 71st edition of the fair, Lecta has collaborated with the renowned German publisher Taschen, specializing in books on art, design, architecture, photography and film, on the book Children by the internationally acclaimed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and printed on GardaPremium Natural paper. GardaPremium Natural is a two-side coated woodfree silk paper with a smooth surface and a natural shade that is ideal for photography books given its neutral tone, which highlights and enhances color as well as black-and-white images.
You will be able to visit Lecta’s stand this year in a new location in Hall 4.1 – Stand G81, where you can see the print results on this paper first-hand in this powerful work. In Children, Salgado presents 90 portraits of the youngest exiles, migrants and refugees. His subjects are from different countries, victims to different crises, but they are all on the move and all under the age of 15.
The book is a call to raise awareness of the vulnerability of the youngest members of society in moments captured by the photographer’s lens. Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2019 Peace Prize of the German Publishers’ Association, will receive the prize in an awards ceremony that will take place at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 20.
We look forward to seeing you at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1 – Stand G81, on October 16-20th.