March 2017

Mondi to highlight how its packaging solutions respond to industry and end-user trends at interpak 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 4-10

March 31, 2017 - 09:13

VIENNA, Austria, March 31, 2017 (Press Release) -Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, will show how its packaging solutions are addressing current trends at interpack – the world’s largest trade fair for the packaging industry. Consumers today are sophisticated and demanding. They prefer packaging that is convenient and that helps them make a buying decision.

BASF highlights its newly developed 3-in-1 Basonal Food Contact Board product line

March 31, 2017 - 08:59
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 31, 2017 (Press Release) -Sustainability and food safety have recently become more prominent topics in the packaging industry. Higher requirements for food packaging coated grades are being seen in the Asian market. China is one of the leading producers of coated grades for food packaging, looking for new sustainable approaches to meet the ever increasing food safety regulation requirements.

Trend towards Zero Odor, low VOCs, GB9685 compliance with no compromise on quality

BASF highlights its newly developed 3-in-1 Basonal Food Contact Board product line

March 31, 2017 - 08:59

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 31, 2017 (Press Release) -Sustainability and food safety have recently become more prominent topics in the packaging industry. Higher requirements for food packaging coated grades are being seen in the Asian market. China is one of the leading producers of coated grades for food packaging, looking for new sustainable approaches to meet the ever increasing food safety regulation requirements.

Trend towards Zero Odor, low VOCs, GB9685 compliance with no compromise on quality

Mack Brooks reports 2,130 visitors from 65 countries at CCE International 2017 in Munich, Germany

March 31, 2017 - 06:47

ST ALBANS, UK, March 28, 2017 (Press Release) -The third edition of Europe’s only dedicated Exhibition for the Corrugated and Folding Carton Industry, CCE International 2017, was held last week, from 21 – 23 March 2017, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. A total of 2,130 visitors from 65 countries came to Munich to discover a comprehensive range of machines, accessories and services for the production and conversion of corrugated and folding carton. Some 150 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their technical innovations on a net exhibition space of 4,700m2.

Kemira increases polymer product prices by 4-8% in Europe, effective immediately

March 31, 2017 - 03:22
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HELSINKI, March 31, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for its polymer product line across all European countries.

The price increase is necessary due to overall significant cost increase and global tight supply of many key raw materials across our entire polymer product line:

Finnpulp receives environmental permit for its planned 1.2 million tonne/yr pulp mill in Finland

March 31, 2017 - 03:05
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HELSINKI, March 31, 2017 (Press Release) -The Regional State Administrative Agency has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation in the production phase, as well as for pipeline installation work and changes made to the shore line during the construction phase.

PAPCEL's Italian subsidiary GapCon successfully starts up PM 6 after press section rebuild at Czech specialty paper producer KRPA PAPER

March 30, 2017 - 06:44
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LITOVEL, Czech Republic, March 30, 2017 (Press Release) -GapCon tissue S.r.l. has successfully commissioned the extensive press section rebuild at the Czech specialty paper producer KRPA PAPER a.s.

New report confirms freight railroads are deeply connected to international trade – AAR

March 29, 2017 - 17:13
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WASHINGTON, DC, March 29, 2017 (Press Release) -The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today released an assessment of trade's impact on the freight railroad industry, finding that at least 42 percent of rail carloads and intermodal units, and more than 35 percent of annual rail revenue, are directly associated with international trade.

DuPont and Dow Chemical receive conditional regulatory clearance from European Commission regarding proposed merger

March 29, 2017 - 08:56
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  • WILMINGTON, DE and MIDLAND, MI , March 27, 2017 (PRNewswire) -
  • Represents Significant Milestone in Merger and Intention to Separate into Three Strong, Independent Companies
  • Transaction Still Expected to Create Significant Cost Synergies of $3B with $1B in Growth Synergies

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance in Europe of the companies' proposed merger of equals.

Resolute Forest Products starts up new 66,000 ton/yr tissue machine

March 29, 2017 - 07:44
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MONTREAL, March 29, 2017 (CNW) -Resolute Forest Products Inc. is pleased to announce the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun (Tennessee). The first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28, 2017.

The machine will continue its scheduled ramp-up through 2017 and is expected to be producing at maximum capacity toward mid-2018. With its fully operational converting facility, converted tissue products sold from Calhoun are now manufactured entirely from parent rolls produced on-site.

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