January 2018

SCA presents SEK 250,000 Alf de Ruvo scholarship to Britta Andres for low-cost electric double-layer capacitors research

January 30, 2018 - 08:51
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Britta Andres has been awarded the Alf de Ruvo scholarship of 250 000 SEK for her work on low-cost environmentally friendly electric double-layer capacitors at Mid Sweden University’s research centre FSCN

Logson Group's Board 24 invests £600,000 in new cases production line at its Coalville facility in the UK

January 30, 2018 - 06:43

COALVILLE, UK, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Leading board manufacturer and industry renowned supplier Board 24 has enhanced its cases production line with the installation the latest technology and additional elements to the material handling line at its Coalville site.

The investment of £600,000 in new cases equipment forms part of the company’s ongoing business expansion plans and growth ambitions. The new installation will increase site automation, improve throughput of pallets, reduce downtime and keep up with the performance of the casemakers.

UK’s Vanden Recycling urges grocery retail sector to increase plastic recycling and reduce waste

January 30, 2018 - 05:46
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LISBURN, UK, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Many UK consumers have been left frustrated and angry about reports that plastics they've sorted for recycling might still end up in landfill, or worse still, be polluting the oceans.

As the grocery retail sector accounts for 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste a year1, it's understandable that this sector has been quick to respond.

BASF to increase prices for wet-end paper chemicals in EMEA region by 4-12%, effective Feb 1

January 30, 2018 - 05:08
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LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Driven by continued increases in cost of raw materials, transportation, and energy, BASF will increase prices for wet-end paper chemicals in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by 4 to 12 percent, effective February 1, 2018 or as existing contracts allow.

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Smurfit Kappa creates new SofruPak and SofruBox packaging for fresh fruit provider in Poland

January 30, 2018 - 04:58

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa’s sustainable packaging is having a transformative effect on the European fresh produce sector, with one customer reporting a sales increase of 50%.

Smurfit Kappa was approached by a fresh fruit provider in Poland who wanted a more sustainable and hygienic alternative to the wooden crates and punnets it was using for strawberries. A team of specialists analysed the packaging and all aspects of the supply chain and identified key factors that were contributing to damage during transit.

Germany's folding machine manufacturers GUK and MB Bäuerle develop Integrated system solution for greeting cards production

January 30, 2018 - 04:53

SANKT GEORGEN, Germany, Jan. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -The two folding machine manufacturers GUK and MB Bäuerle have developed a complex system for the efficient multiple-up inline production of greeting cards as part of a customer project. With the inline arrangement of the modules the customer has been able to triple the output of his products compared with the previously used processing procedure. The modular design also makes it possible to realise without any problems a large number of other machine and manufacturing constellations to achieve maximum flexibility for the user.

Metsä Board launches new eco-barrier paperboard with special barrier treatment

January 30, 2018 - 04:46

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, is launching a new eco-barrier paperboard. This new, innovative paperboard with a special barrier treatment is bio-based, recyclable and biodegradable, and developed especially for food service use. On top of the sustainability benefits of this new product it also offers efficiencies in printing and converting.

Valmet to supply 36 online measurements, consistency transmitters and analyzers to BillerudKorsnäs' new 550,000 tonnes/yr BM in Gruvön, Sweden

January 30, 2018 - 04:37

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply 36 online measurements, consistency transmitters and analyzers to BillerudKorsnäs's new board machine in Gruvön, Sweden. With advanced and best-available measurement and analyzer technology, the mill will be able to achieve the very high board quality goals set for the machine.

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled for March 2018.

Malnove purchases its first Heidelberg press with Speedmaster XL 145 VLF for Utah carton plant

January 29, 2018 - 16:16

KENNESAW, GA, Jan. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Malnove Packaging, a leading producer of folding cartons, recently joined the Heidelberg family by investing in its first Speedmaster XL 145-7+L very large format press.  The new press is fully equipped with a long list of options and innovations including the latest “Push-to-Stop” technology, which can provide autonomous job changeover without operator intervention— dramatically reducing make-ready time and increasing uptime and productivity.

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DS Smith develops expandable large-size placement system for Ritter Sport chocolate variety

January 29, 2018 - 07:58

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The display and packaging strategists of DS Smith have developed a colourful, variably expandable large-size placement system in the look and feel of the popular chocolate squares in order to highlight the chocolate manufacturer's large-scale promotion campaign at the point of sale.