November 2017

Tetra Evero, the world's first aseptic carton bottle, makes its US debut

November 30, 2017 - 15:10

DENTON, TX, Nov. 30, 2017 (PRNewswire) -After a successful European launch, the groundbreaking Tetra Evero carton bottle is now available to U.S. beverage producers. With its iconic bottle shape, 360° printable surface and superior environmental profile, Tetra Evero is the ideal package for beverage brands that want to stand out and capture consumer attention, whether on the shelf or in the chilled case.

Maersk Line obtains final regulatory approval and closes the acquisition of Hamburg Süd

November 30, 2017 - 15:06
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COPENHAGEN, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -On 1 December 2016, Maersk Line announced its intention to acquire Hamburg Süd. The acquisition triggered a regulatory approval process in 23 jurisdictions which was successfully concluded on Tuesday 28 November with the approval of the acquisition by the Korea Fair Trade Commission.

Sofidel wins PPI Award for water efficiency at its Porcari plant in Italy

November 30, 2017 - 10:35
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PORCARI, Italy, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -The award was presented yesterday in Brussels by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, in recognition of the Soffass Cartiera via Giuseppe Lazzareschi in Porcari (Lucca) plant for having limited water usage to just 3.9 l/kg.

The PPI (Pulp & Paper International) Award for the Water Efficiency category was yesterday presented to Sofidel, the paper group known for the Regina brand.

Sofidel wins PPI Award for water efficiency at its Porcari plant in Italy

November 30, 2017 - 10:35
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PORCARI, Italy, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -The award was presented yesterday in Brussels by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, in recognition of the Soffass Cartiera via Giuseppe Lazzareschi in Porcari (Lucca) plant for having limited water usage to just 3.9 l/kg.

The PPI (Pulp & Paper International) Award for the Water Efficiency category was yesterday presented to Sofidel, the paper group known for the Regina brand.

Sofidel wins PPI Award for water efficiency at its Porcari plant in Italy

November 30, 2017 - 10:35
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PORCARI, Italy, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -The award was presented yesterday in Brussels by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, in recognition of the Soffass Cartiera via Giuseppe Lazzareschi in Porcari (Lucca) plant for having limited water usage to just 3.9 l/kg.

The PPI (Pulp & Paper International) Award for the Water Efficiency category was yesterday presented to Sofidel, the paper group known for the Regina brand.

Thimm Packaging develops new Grillbox for Germany-based recipe box supplier HelloFresh

November 30, 2017 - 08:43

NORTHEIM, Germany, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -As winter follows summer, the Christmas box follows the Grillbox. With the implementation of its next seasonal campaign, the recipe box supplier HelloFresh has again placed its trust in the strengths of Thimm Group and in the benefits of digital printing technology. With this Christmas follow-up order, Thimm Group is concluding its “Year of Digital Printing” on a very positive note.

Two Sides and National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers announce strategic partnership

November 30, 2017 - 08:05
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CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Board of Directors has announced its increased support of Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.

Metsä Group improves its overall score in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index 2017

November 30, 2017 - 07:55
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ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -Metsä Group has been participant in the international Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), arranged by the WWF, for evaluating companies’ transparency. This year, Metsä Group participated in the pulp (Metsä Fibre) and tissue paper (Metsä Tissue) categories, improving its overall scoring in both. The tissue overall scoring improved from 77.3% in 2015 to 80.5% in 2017, and the pulp overall scoring from 68.9% in 2015 to 72.3% in 2017.

Smurfit Kappa's drinks packaging stand wins in ‘Sacks and Corrugated Pre-Print Liner’ category at FlexoTech International Print & Innovations Awards

November 30, 2017 - 06:22

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa’s innovative pre-print liner came out top in this year’s FlexoTech International Print & Innovations Awards, further consolidating its reputation as a leader in the packaging industry.

The striking pre-print liner, which was designed for leading beer brand Beck’s, took the honour in the ‘Sacks and Corrugated Pre-Print Liner’ category.

UK-based Prismm Environmental and British Print Industries Federation launch new Zero Foil 2 Landfill scheme to stop foil waste ending up in landfill

November 30, 2017 - 06:08
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PRATT'S BOTTOM, UK, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -Prismm Environmental has launched a new scheme to stop foil waste ending up in landfill.

The Zero Foil 2 Landfill scheme has been developed in conjunction with the British Print Industries Federation (BPIF). It follows the successful blueprint of Prismm's popular Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme which has already diverted more than 42,000 tonnes of label waste from landfill.

Voith's AdvancedPRODUCTS range increases productivity of Koehler Kehl's thermal paper PM 2 in Kehl, Germany

November 30, 2017 - 05:08
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  • HEIDENHEIM and KEHL, Germany, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -
  • 100 percent longer press sleeve service life
  • Better paper quality thanks to optimized press felts
  • Improved production safety

When upgrading its PM 2, Koehler Kehl opted for products from Voith's AdvancedPRODUCTS range that enable the company to reduce the machine's water consumption, achieve a faster starting curve and at the same time improve paper quality.

BASF installs new curtain coater based on “VOITH DF Coat slot dye” at its pilot plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany

November 30, 2017 - 04:47
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    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Nov. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -
  • Comprehensive service offer for customer trials with paper and board coating
  • Increased strategic focus on packaging and barrier applications

BASF has recently integrated a curtain coater, based on a “VOITH DF Coat slot dye” into its existing pilot facility. This is now available to customers, as well as interested third parties, for application trials with coating colors for paper and board in both the graphic and packaging sectors.

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