January 2017

Andritz MeWa to supply new processing line for pulper rags to Papier- und Kartonfabrik in Varel, Germany

January 31, 2017 - 22:25
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GECHINGEN, Germany and GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 1, 2017 (Press Release) -ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel, based in Varel, Germany, to supply a processing line for pulper rags.

Pulper rags are a very tightly entangled mechanical compound of metallic and non-metallic components formed during pulping of recovered paper or pulp in the vortex center of a pulper.

Borregaard receives NOK 13.9 million from Research Council of Norway for two projects on utilisation of lignin from wood

January 31, 2017 - 20:39
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SARPSBORG, Norway, Feb. 1, 2017 (Press Release) -Borregaard has been awarded funding of NOK 13.9 million from the Research Council of Norway for two different innovation projects on the utilisation of lignin from wood.

J.D. Irving pleads not guilty to pollution charges against Saint John mill in New Brunswick

January 31, 2017 - 08:42
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SAINT JOHN, NB, Jan. 31, 2017 (CBC) -A lawyer for J.D. Irving, Limited entered not guilty pleas Monday to each of 15 pollution charges under the federal Fisheries Act related to pollution from the pulp mill in Saint John.

Charles Whelly told the court the trial will likely take about six weeks.

He declined to comment outside the courtroom.

CBC - JDI pleads not guilty to pollution charges against Saint John mill

Paper and printing products industry highlights sustainable manufacturing leadership, economic contributions in Maryland

January 31, 2017 - 08:38
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WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 31, 2017 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and the Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA) Jay K. Goldscher issued the following statement regarding the Maryland Paper and Printing Products Industry Advocacy Luncheon hosted by AF&PA and PGAMA at the state Capitol in Annapolis, MD.

Valutec to deliver continuous kiln at UPM's sawmill in Korkeakoski, Finland

January 30, 2017 - 23:47
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SKELLEFTEÅ, Sweden, Jan. 31, 2017 (Press Release) -Finnish company UPM has chosen to invest in a continuous kiln from Valutec for its sawmill in Korkeakoski. This investment will increase the sawmill’s total capacity to approximately 370,000 cubic metres per year.

“UPM is known for its excellent product quality. So it feels really great to know that they chose us, as we always put quality first,” says Mikko Pitkänen, General Manager at Valutec Oy.

European Union channels firefighting teams for forest fires in Chile

January 30, 2017 - 23:17
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BRUSSELS, Jan. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -EU support has been mobilised to support Chile following numerous wildfires that have caused multiple casualties and damages, particularly in central and southern areas of the country. The assistance comes as the Government of Chile issued an appeal for international help, activating the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Chile requested forest fire fighting teams, equipment and expertise. "The EU stands in full solidarity with the people and authorities of Chile as forest fires affect many parts of the country.

Stora Enso to sponsor FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland from Feb 22 - March 5

January 30, 2017 - 22:39
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HELSINKI, Jan. 31, 2017 (Press Release) -The renewable materials company Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland (22 February − 5 March 2017). Stora Enso and Lahti2017 are together leading the way in promoting and supporting sustainable events, by using renewable raw materials derived from wood and by maximising the recycling and reuse of products.

Stora Enso’s theme for Lahti2017 is ‘100% renewable for 100% sports’.

Interview: RISI European CEO of the Year, Berry Wiersum, Sappi Europe

January 30, 2017 - 07:34
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RISI recently announced that Berry Wiersum, CEO of Sappi Europe, has been named as the RISI European CEO of the Year for 2017.

The European CEO of the Year Award is nominated by a group of investment analysts, industry consultants and commentators covering the European and global pulp and paper industry.

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Multi Packaging Solutions launches new range of tamper evident pack styles

January 30, 2017 - 04:31
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NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2017 (Business Wire) -Multi Packaging Solutions (“MPS”), a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the healthcare, branded consumer and multi-media markets, has extended its range of tamper evident solutions. Our new temper evident pack designs provide physical evidence of tampering without the need for additional labels and seals. All the styles can be readily customised and produced on existing packaging lines as well as enhanced with variable data, serialization and overt / covert security features.

Netherlands-based Eska to present its packaging portfolio at Salon Pack and Spirit in Reims, France from March 29-30

January 30, 2017 - 03:34

SAPPEMEER, The Netherlands, Jan. 24, 2017 (Press Release) -On 29 and 30 March 2017 Eska will be present at the Salon Pack and Spirit in Reims. At this two-day event Eska will inspire brandowners, designers and boxmakers in the French wine and Champagne industry with Eska®black, the deep black sustainable board for luxury boxes in the top segment of the market.

AkzoNobel recognized in CDP's Supplier Climate A List as leader in action to combat climate change

January 30, 2017 - 01:05
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Jan. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel has been awarded a top grade on the influential Supplier Climate A List of companies identified as being leaders in their actions to combat climate change.

The list is compiled by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international not-for-profit group which accelerates action to achieve sustainable economies. The ranking places AkzoNobel in the top 3 percent of the 4,300 companies assessed.