August 2017

Voith launches new VForm hydrofoil to increase dewatering capacity and paper quality

August 31, 2017 - 12:40
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  • HEIDENHEIM, Germany and YORK, PA, Aug. 31, 2017 (Press Release) -
  • Increasing the dewatering capacity and paper quality
  • Compatibility with the ComCore platform for automatic setting
  • Successful use at Schönfelder Papierfabrik

By individually setting the height and angle, VForm makes it possible to precisely adjust the activity of the pulp suspension. This increases the dewatering capacity and improves e.g. the strength of the paper. The optional integration in ComCore makes VForm a Papermaking 4.0 solution.

Lithuania's Grigeo to invest Euro 8.3 million in new hygiene paper converting line

August 31, 2017 - 03:42
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VILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 31, 2017 (Globe Newswire) -AB Grigeo, the manufacturer of the hygiene paper “Grite”, invested in one of the most high-tech hygiene paper converting lines in the European market, which is in conformity with high safety at work standards. We are among the first European undertakings that purchased such a cutting-edge hygiene paper converting line. The prototype of this equipment was presented in Europe in summer 2015.

Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama states plastic bags ban to create ready market for Rai Paper Mills

August 31, 2017 - 02:32
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NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 31, 2017 (Local News) -The plastic bags ban that came into effect on Monday will create a ready market for Rai Paper Mills, Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama has said.

“All the products that are environmental friendly will now be produced at Rai Paper and, hence, create job employment for Bungoma and Western residents at large,” he said.

The Star - Plastic bags ban creates market for Rai Paper, says MP

Kotkamills to present its Aegle and Isla range of boards at Luxury Packaging and Packaging Innovations in London from Sept 13-14

August 31, 2017 - 02:21

KOTKA, Finland, Aug. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -We warmly welcome you to meet us at Luxury Packaging and Packaging Innovations, the show for prestige and bespoke packaging on September 13 – 14 at Olympia, London.

You will find us in West Hall, Level 1 on stand F20.

ISRI states China's 0.3% carried waste threshold could prohibit trade of scrap materials

August 31, 2017 - 02:13
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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today released a letter sent to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection commenting on draft changes to its technical standards for imported scrap. The draft proposes tightening the thresholds for “carried waste” (i.e. contaminants and prohibitives) to 0.3% for all materials which is of particular concern to the recycling industry. If implemented, these standards could effectively prohibit scrap imports to China.

BIR urges governments not to undermine recycling by subsidizing incinerators, supports recycling above energy recovery

August 31, 2017 - 02:02
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BRUSSELS, Aug. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -The Bureau of International Recycling has consistently promoted separate collection of end-of-life goods and materials for recycling in order to maintain the quality of their constituent materials for recycling. Valued materials should always be recycled. Separate collection of end-of-life goods and materials is a cornerstone of the circular economy.

BIR urges governments not to undermine recycling by subsidizing incinerators, supports recycling above energy recovery

August 31, 2017 - 02:02
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BRUSSELS, Aug. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -The Bureau of International Recycling has consistently promoted separate collection of end-of-life goods and materials for recycling in order to maintain the quality of their constituent materials for recycling. Valued materials should always be recycled. Separate collection of end-of-life goods and materials is a cornerstone of the circular economy.

Government of New Brunswick to issue new Class 1 air quality approval for AV Group's Nackawic dissolving pulp mill

August 31, 2017 - 01:30
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FREDERICTON, NB , Aug. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for AV Group New Brunswick Inc.’s Nackawic Mill.

The company's current approval expires on Sept. 30, with the new approval taking effect on Oct. 1. The approval follows a public consultation process that included a public review that ran between March 17 and July 24.

Georgia-Pacific's new paper products distribution facility in Chicago area completed

August 30, 2017 - 18:40
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CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2017 (Press Release) -Clayco, Inc. today announced the completion of the construction of a Georgia-Pacific warehouse-distribution facility in University Park, Illinois, located at Gateway 57 Industrial Park. The facility is a joint venture between CRG and Venture One along with design-build firm Clayco and its subsidiary Forum Studio to create the 1,000,560-square-foot distribution center and office space.

UK-based corrugated packaging manufacturer Boxes and Packaging develops new packaging solution for Cast Iron cookware

August 30, 2017 - 11:15

BIRMINGHAM, UK, Aug. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -Cast Iron cookware can be rather weighty and finding a packaging solution that protects with strength and versatility was imperative to one customer at our Birmingham site.

Already an existing customer, for whom the Birmingham team had provided a variety of packaging solutions, it was necessary to re-develop and extend the packaging for a range of open fire cookware which would make packing the product easier and deliver cost benefits.

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