Early Friday morning, an era came to an end after 54 years in Schwedt: in the night shift from the 26th-27th October, the last reel-spool newsprint was produced on the PM 11.
LEIPA Group GmbH, Schwedt/Oder, Germany, and Jacob Jürgensen Papier und Zellstoff GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, signed a cooperation agreement with effect from 1 October 2017, on the marketing of LEIPA’s corrugated papers in oversea regions.
Jacob Jürgensen is a leading internationally active trading company with 135 years of experience on the world’s markets. JJ, with its headquarters based in Hamburg and offices and partners all over the world, serves customers in Europe and overseas.
It focusses on full-service packages ranging from product consultation via logistics to warehouse solutions.
At the start of 2017, the LEIPA Group GmbH, Schwedt/Munich, acquired a 49 % holding in Gratenau & Hesselbacher GmbH, Hamburg, to strengthen the sales activities of the LEIPA group of companies, particularly in the overseas regions.
11 papers of LEIPA have received the WWF Environmental Paper Awards 2016 in the category “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands.
Heidenheim/Schwedt: LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH has contracted Voith to reconstruct its PM11 comprehensively to become its future PM5, as well as a new OCC stock preparation and an extension of the DIP facility in its LEIPA plant in Schwedt. The turnkey project is a further milestone in the partnership between LEIPA and Voith, which has been established over many years.
Whether it is the food, pharmaceutical or packaging industry: All areas are presenting higher and higher requirements for packaging and functional barriers - be it market-driven or due to statutory provisions. In daily reporting, the topic of "mineral oil barriers" - protection against the migration of MOSH/MOAH in the direction of the packaged goods - is currently developing as one of the hottest industry topics. However, as correct and important this discussion is, it disregards the fact that a really good functional barrier must be able to do more: prevent the penetration of unwanted substances from the outside in, and stop the desired substances, properties and aromas from escaping. Good barriers do both. Optimal barriers are also as thinly layered as possible, easy to process and contribute positively to environmental preservation or relief.
According to the agreement announced on 26 April 2016 the UPM Schwedt mill site and relevant assets have been transferred from UPM to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH on 1 July 2016.
The new mill will be run under the name of LEIPA Mill Schwedt North, the already established mill under the name of LEIPA Mill Schwedt South.
UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Schwedt newsprint mill site and relevant assets to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH for the aim of a conversion into liner production. The entire personnel of Schwedt mill – actually about 240 people - will transfer to LEIPA as old employees.
Since January 1st of 2016 the company LEIPA Benelux B.V., based in Leiden, The Netherlands, has been strengthening the commitment of the LEIPA Company Group in the Benelux countries. In the Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg markets, LEIPA Benelux B.V. will represent the product range magazine papers, and in Belgium, the areas grey board and specialty papers as well.
ISEGA certification for selected types of paper
The “Blue Angel” is considered the world’s oldest environmental symbol, and enjoys widespread acceptance. The quality- and environmental seal stands for the highest ecological standards, and for the health safety and serviceability of products. The criteria are regularly updated by the Federal Environmental Agency with the participation of experts, as is the case for the certification period beginning in 2016. The Blue Angel was again confirmed for all types of LEIPA magazine paper under the strict standards of the 2016 criteria catalogue.
The WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2015 shows a positive trend towards more transparency and sustainability by the world’s more progressive pulp and paper manufacturers. In this context LEIPA’s efforts towards environmentally friendly production and transparency gain recognition.
Please visit us at our booth 7-206 in hall 7.
FachPack - European Trade Show for Packaging, Technology, Processing and Logistics
The packaging industry meets from 29 September - 1 October 2015 in Nuremberg.
Matthias Platzeck is the new chair
Matthias Platzeck has now been appointed to and elected chair of the supervisory board of LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH, Schwedt/Oder. He will actively support LEIPA in the achievement of its ambitious medium-term and long-term goals.
As of the first quarter of 2015, LEIPA Georg Leinfelder has offered its customers a high quality, matte surface volume paper for heatset web offset printing in the form of ultraSKY 1.2®.
This coated paper has a specific volume (bulk) of 1.2 and contains 100% fibre from recycled paper.
Investment volume in three-digit million range realistic
Based on a successful preliminary assessment, the LEIPA Group predicts investment in a significant expansion of containerboard production capacities. The company's headquarters in Schwedt are being examined as the location for the expansion. A possible start of operations is planned for as early as the 2016 financial year.
In addition to the FSC®, PEFC and Blue Angel certifications, the magazine paper produced by LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH now boasts the EU Ecolabel (“Euroblume”) as well, meaning that the company’s fully recycled LWC paper carries all internationally recognised environmental certifications.
Please note our new General Conditions of Sales and supplemental for the FlexPack from 01.02.2014! These you will find at www.leipa.de/gcb.
LEIPA strengthens its commitment in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe
In the end of June 2013, the two family owend companies together, the Austrian Merckens Handels GmbH, Vienna and LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH, Germany made the decision to set up a new sales company.
LEIPA AUSTRIA & CEE GmbH opened its office in Austria, based in Vienna, on the 1st August 2013.
LEIPA has developed together with ExxonMobil a high performance paper machine oil for the lubrication of components of the wet end. This oil is a world first, and LEIPA takes the lead in the paper industry.
The Business Unit FlexPack has introduced a hygiene management and is now certified to the Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.
After three month construction the new tandem extruder started the production on 28th of January 2013. This investment represents an important first step of our Flex Pack Business strategic for the future.