December 2017

Environmental researchers critical of emissions analysis for planned Est-For Invest pulp mill in Estonia

December 29, 2017 - 15:11
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TALLINN, Estonia, Dec. 29, 2017 (ERR) -Two researchers have criticized an analysis carried out by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) regarding the carbon footprint of a €1 billion pulp mill to be built by Est-For Invest in Tartu County as it does not give a negative enough result, daily Postimees writes.

Duni subsidiary Rexcell Tissue and Airlaid to invest SEK 50 million to increase airlaid capacity by 25% at Rexcell's Skåpafors plant in Sweden

December 27, 2017 - 04:02
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MALMO, Sweden, Dec. 21, 2017 (Press Release) -Duni subsidiary Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB will invest approximately 50 MSEK in upgrading the airlaid machine in Skåpafors, Sweden.

The investment will increase the airlaid capacity at Rexcell by about 25% annually. The plan is to have the capacity upgrade installed during the second quarter of 2018. Duni’s airlaid material is utilized in producing Duni’s key napkin brands including Dunilin® and Dunisoft®.

Duni subsidiary Rexcell Tissue and Airlaid to invest SEK 50 million to increase airlaid capacity by 25% at Rexcell's Skåpafors plant in Sweden

December 27, 2017 - 04:02
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MALMO, Sweden, Dec. 21, 2017 (Press Release) -Duni subsidiary Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB will invest approximately 50 MSEK in upgrading the airlaid machine in Skåpafors, Sweden.

The investment will increase the airlaid capacity at Rexcell by about 25% annually. The plan is to have the capacity upgrade installed during the second quarter of 2018. Duni’s airlaid material is utilized in producing Duni’s key napkin brands including Dunilin® and Dunisoft®.

Wisconsin utility blames Appleton Coated mill bankruptcy for rate increase

December 26, 2017 - 17:16
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KAUKAUNA, WI, Dec. 26, 2017 (Local News) -When David Roloff receiveda letter in the mailfrom the Kaukauna Utilities, he wasn't too happy. Kaukauna Utilities notified its customers that it is looking to raise its rates.

Roloff said both his home and business, Roloff Manufacturing Co., would be hit by the increase.

"It's going to be rough because now I got to pass these on or find ways so that I can stay in business," Roloff said.

Kemira appoints Matthew R. Pixton as new CTO, effective Jan 1, 2018

December 26, 2017 - 06:16
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HELSINKI, Dec. 22, 2017 (Press Release) -Matthew R. Pixton (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering) has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Management Board of Kemira as of January 1, 2018. He was previously heading Kemira's R&D and Technology, Americas organization in Atlanta, USA, and he will continue to be based in Atlanta in his new position. Matthew will report to Jari Rosendal, Kemira's President and CEO.

DS Smith's G’Vine Grape Dots carton wins in Transformation category and machine Combi 150R in Production category at Oscar de l'Emballage 2017

December 26, 2017 - 03:44

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2017 (Press Release) -DS Smith recently won awards in two of the five categories of the "Oscar de l'Emballage": the folding carton G’Vine Grape Dots won the award in the Transformation category and the machine Combi 150R in the Production category.

Asia Pulp and Paper refutes allegations made by Associated Press

December 26, 2017 - 03:34
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 22, 2017 (Press Release) -In recent days The Associated Press (AP) through several articles made serious and unsubstantiated allegations against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). These allegations call into question the serious efforts we have made on our 5-year journey in implementing our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and towards our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020. The articles also insinuate that our efforts are less than sincere. These allegations are false and malicious, and we strongly refute them.

Jakarta court rules in government's favor in case involving pulp company April

December 22, 2017 - 19:51
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JAKARTA, Dec. 22, 2017 (Local News) -An Indonesian administrative court on Thursday (Dec 21) rejected a petition by a major Indonesian pulp and paper company that challenged a government decision to void the firm's 10-year business plan.

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (Rapp), the operational unit of Singapore-based pulpwood company Asia Pacific Resources International (April), said on Thursday it would adjust the plan, which governs its daily operations, to meet Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) directives.

Associated Press exclusive - Pulp giant Asia Pulp & Paper tied to Indonesia companies accused of fires

December 22, 2017 - 19:48
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JAKARTA, Dec. 22, 2017 (Associated Press (AP)) -Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and significant influence over wood suppliers linked to fires and deforestation that have degraded Indonesia's stunning natural environment, The Associated Press has found.

Asia Pulp and Paper rebuts Associated Press report on links to ‘rogue’ suppliers

December 22, 2017 - 19:45
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SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2017 (Local News) -Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the Indonesian companies blamed for the 2015 record-breaking haze in the region, has rubbished an Associated Press report implying it had covered up links to suppliers that practise deforestation or illegal slash-and-burn methods in a bid to void its sustainability claims.

Tronox confirms EC's Phase II review of its planned acquisition of Cristal's TiO2 business

December 22, 2017 - 08:05
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STAMFORD, CT, Dec. 20, 2017 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited today confirmed that the European Commission has initiated a Phase II review of the company's planned acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  The commission would have up to 90 working days, a period that may be extended or shortened, to make a final decision on whether the proposed transaction would significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area.

Opposition pressing Nova Scotia for legal action against effluent from Northern Pulp mill

December 21, 2017 - 14:53
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Dec. 21, 2017 (Local News) -An opposition MLA is pressing the province to take legal action to prevent a Pictou pulp mill from constructing a treatment plant that would pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

Souris-Elmira PC MLA Colin Lavie also pushed the province to request a full federal environment review of the Northern Pulp Mill, which has seen criticism from both P.E.I. and Nova Scotia fishermen for the proposed treatment plant.

Lavie said fishermen are alarmed by the plans.

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