September 2017

Kemira to form new joint venture with fatty acid chloride producer Shandong Tiancheng in China

September 29, 2017 - 13:05
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HELSINKI, Sept. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira has signed an agreement to form a joint venture - Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou ("NewCo") - with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology ("Tiancheng"). NewCo will strengthen Kemira's position as the global leader in Pulp & Paper industry and supports the growth of water treatment.

Ecolab to acquire Georgia-Pacific's paper chemicals business

September 29, 2017 - 12:45
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ST. PAUL, MN, Sept. 29, 2017 (Business Wire) -Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services has signed an agreement to acquire the paper chemicals business from Georgia-Pacific. This business supplies differentiated products and applications that provide strength, softness and durability to paper. These products and applications will enhance Ecolab’s position in the growing Tissue and Towel, as well as the Packaging and Board segments of the paper industry. The business had 2016 revenues of approximately $43 million.

Ecolab to acquire Georgia-Pacific's paper chemicals business

September 29, 2017 - 12:45
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ST. PAUL, MN, Sept. 29, 2017 (Business Wire) -Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services has signed an agreement to acquire the paper chemicals business from Georgia-Pacific. This business supplies differentiated products and applications that provide strength, softness and durability to paper. These products and applications will enhance Ecolab’s position in the growing Tissue and Towel, as well as the Packaging and Board segments of the paper industry. The business had 2016 revenues of approximately $43 million.

Italy's Recard enters into agreement with Grand Bay Paper and Care Products for installation of new tissue paper mill in Guatemala

September 29, 2017 - 10:13
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LUCCA, ITALY, Sept. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -To be able to meet the growing demand in the different markets of the Latin-American area and pursue a regional growth plan, the Grand Bay Paper and Care Products Group has stipulated an agreement regarding the installation of a new paper mill for the production of soft papers (toilet rolls, table napkins, facial tissue, kitchen towels) with the Italian company Recard.

Irving Consumer Products breaks ground on new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, GA

September 29, 2017 - 08:24
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MACON, GA, Sept. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -Irving Consumer Products broke ground on the construction of their new $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Georgia today at an event at the site of their future home. Joined by Mayor Robert Reichert and Charlie Gatlin, Special Projects Advisor for Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), President Robert K. Irving acknowledged the next step in the construction of the new facility.

James Cropper 3D Products to create new COLOURFORM sustainable packaging solution for UK-based Lush Cosmetics

September 29, 2017 - 06:03

KENDAL, UK, Sept. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -James Cropper 3D Products has been appointed by Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics as part of the brand’s commitment to finding ethically sourced packaging that can either be reused, recycled or composted.

The companies have collaborated to create a bespoke piece of packaging for Lush’s solid bath oils, aimed at enhancing the customer shopping experience in the most practical and sustainable way.

AkzoNobel develops new novel technology platform to manufacture wide range of ethylene amines

September 29, 2017 - 04:21
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Sept. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has developed a novel technology platform for producing ethylene amines and their derivatives from ethylene oxide. As well as significantly reducing raw material consumption per ton of product, it also offers a substantially improved cost and sustainability profile when compared with existing processes.

‘The mill and the mountain: When a company town loses its company’ looks at former Great Northern Paper mill in Maine

September 28, 2017 - 18:19
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MEDFORD, ME , Sept. 28, 2017 (Local News) -Millinocket is one of those left-behind places. The old economy is gone and the new economy has yet to arrive.

Millinocket and the other hard-scrabble towns here in inland Maine have one advantage: the beauty of the wilderness that surrounds them. Mt. Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak, looks down on deep woods and pristine waters that draw thousands of visitors each year and could attract many thousands more – if politics and distrust of Washington don’t mess it up.

Port of Longview, WA, International Paper clash over contaminated treated wood site cleanup

September 28, 2017 - 18:16
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LONGVIEW, WA, Sept. 28, 2017 (Longview Daily News) -International Paper Co. closed its Longview operations more than two decade ago, leaving behind 6,470 cubic yards of contaminated soil on land it sold to the Port of Longview. That’s enough to cover a high school basketball court about 15 feet deep.

United Arab Emirates students seek to make paper from sand

September 28, 2017 - 17:55
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ABU DHABI, Sept. 28, 2017 (Local News) -It was more than 4,000 years ago that papyrus, a thick paper-like material, was first produced in Ancient Egypt.

Papyrus production depended upon what was available locally, in this case the aquatic flowering plant Cyperus papyrus.

It is perhaps appropriate, then, that a potential step forward in modern-day paper-making also involves the use of resources available in the area of production. In this case, students in the UAE are using sand.

United Arab Emirates students seek to make paper from sand

September 28, 2017 - 17:55
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ABU DHABI, Sept. 28, 2017 (Local News) -It was more than 4,000 years ago that papyrus, a thick paper-like material, was first produced in Ancient Egypt.

Papyrus production depended upon what was available locally, in this case the aquatic flowering plant Cyperus papyrus.

It is perhaps appropriate, then, that a potential step forward in modern-day paper-making also involves the use of resources available in the area of production. In this case, students in the UAE are using sand.

Nigeria university researchers produce paper, floor tiles, other products from plantain, banana stem

September 28, 2017 - 17:52
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LAGOS, Sept. 28, 2017 (Local News) -Researchers at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have produced pulp, paper, cellulosic plastics, decorative textile costumes, fibre board and floor tiles from matured pseudostems (part of the banana plant that looks like a trunk) of plantain and banana. The items were exhibited at the sixth edition of Nigerian Universities Research & Development Fair (NURESDEF) held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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