January 2018

Pan Pac builds giant outfall pipe for Whirinaki pulp mill in New Zealand to address ‘water staining’

January 31, 2018 - 13:18
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HAWKES BAY, NZ, Jan. 31, 2018 (New Zealand Herald) -A multimillion-dollar project to correct an outfall staining issue off the coast of Hawke's Bay is almost complete.

A final 500m piece of outfall pipe started an unusual sea voyage yesterday, to allow wood-processing company Pan Pac to finish the 2km extension of its outfall pipe at its Whirinaki pulp mill.

The extension is made up of three 500m pieces, one 300m and one 200m.

PCMC and MicroDynamics announce strategic partnership

January 31, 2018 - 13:05
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GREEN BAY, WI, Jan. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MicroDynamics. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to provide customers with the option to include MicroDynamics’ 3DQC RollScope as part of a bundled package with PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner.

Neenah introduces new conVerd Zebra and conVerd Tuxedo black and white rigid boards

January 31, 2018 - 08:59

ALPHARETTA, GA, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Neenah Wide Format expands its best-selling Neenah conVerd line with the introduction of conVerd Zebra Board and conVerd Tuxedo Board. These two new black and white rigid boards are designed to bring a high-end aesthetic to retail and event graphics where high quality, high fidelity graphics are essential and sustainability is a chief priority.

Nippon Paper to build demonstration plant for new "MinerPa" functional materials at its mill in Fuji, Japan

January 31, 2018 - 05:28
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TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "the Company") announced to build a demonstration plant at Fuji Mill (Fuji-City, Shizuoka Prefecture) to drive the development of practical applications of "MinerPa"; a set of new functional materials created by compounding particulate minerals and wood pulp (cellulose fibers) using the Company's own unique pulp-modification technologies.

SCA presents SEK 250,000 Alf de Ruvo scholarship to Eric Borgqvist for work on mathematical continuum descriptions of paper-based materials

January 31, 2018 - 05:26

SUNDSVALL, Sweden, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Eric Borgqvist has been awarded the Alf de Ruvo scholarship of SEK 250,000 for his work on mathematical continuum descriptions of paper-based materials.

Based on advanced mathematics, Borgqvist succeeded in combining theory with practical applications. Today, the material model is used by industry in the converting and paperboard industry to optimize packaging products.

Greif receives gold recognition level in sustainability performance from EcoVadis

January 31, 2018 - 05:18
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DELAWARE, OH, Jan. 30, 2018 (Business Wire) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced that it has been awarded Gold Recognition Level in sustainability performance by EcoVadis, an independent rating agency specializing in the evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including sustainable development and performance monitoring of suppliers. This achievement places Greif among the top five percent of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

UPM expands glassine and SCK paper manufacturing capacity by 40,000 tonnes/yr at its mill in Jämsänkoski, Finland

January 31, 2018 - 04:29
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HELSINKI, Jan. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -As the world leader in label papers, UPM continues to grow in the attractive release liner segments to support its customers mainly in Europe and the Americas. Healthy growth is expected to continue in these markets based on general economic conditions, increase in labelling, packaging and e-commerce as well as growth in medical and hygiene products.

PSSMA and AF&PA release new video highlighting Henkel's successful recycling program

January 31, 2018 - 04:04
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COOPERSBURG, PA, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA), in collaboration with the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), has released a new video providing further proof that recycling paper shipping sacks with corrugated contributes to a company’s sustainability performance. The video tells the story of Henkel Corporation’s successful recycling program and its contribution to the company’s zero-landfill goal.

BillerudKorsnäs launches new communication concept “What if?” to challenge conventional packaging for sustainable future

January 31, 2018 - 03:28
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SOLNA, Sweden, Jan. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Change often begins with a question. This fact forms the basis of BillerudKorsnäs’ new communication concept “What if?” – with the ambition to inspire more to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future.

BillerudKorsnäs launches new communication concept “What if?” to challenge conventional packaging for sustainable future

January 31, 2018 - 03:28

SOLNA, Sweden, Jan. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Change often begins with a question. This fact forms the basis of BillerudKorsnäs’ new communication concept “What if?” – with the ambition to inspire more to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future.

FPAC and CCFM open applications for seventh annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth program

January 31, 2018 - 02:56
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OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2018 (CNW) -Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the seventh annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth program.

Since 2012, the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth has been recognizing exceptional Aboriginal youth who go above and beyond to support their communities and contribute to the forest sector. In 2015, FPAC collaborated with CCFM to expand the program and offer two awards.

FPAC and CCAB open nominations for 2018 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award

January 31, 2018 - 02:41
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OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2018 (CNW) -Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2018 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services.

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