January 2018

Forest products manufacturers applaud EPA permit streamlining

January 25, 2018 - 19:07

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of new guidance to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act:

Donna Harman, President and CEO of AF&PA

Los Angeles, CA-based packaging company Acorn Paper launches new division for cannabis industry

January 25, 2018 - 05:53

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Acorn Paper announces the launch of a new division today, focused on meeting the paper, packaging, janitorial/sanitation and custom promotional needs of the Cannabis industry. Branded as Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging (APCP), this division will address the entire cannabis supply chain to growers, manufacturers, distributors and consumer facing retail products. Acorn Paper is positioning itself to become a packaging industry thought leader in the fast-growing cannabis industry.

Voith introduces new Infinity ToughLine press fabric for 50% time savings

January 25, 2018 - 05:39
    HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Jan. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • For use in particularly challenging environments
  • Simple and fast seam closure
  • Successfully tested at Chinese paper mill

The Infinity ToughLine press fabric maintains its consistently high void volume even when exposed to high line load and substantial degree of wear. A constant water flow guarantees consistent performance over the entire life of the fabric.

Circle Economy: Over 90% of raw materials not cycled back into economy in first Circularity Gap report

January 25, 2018 - 05:12

DAVOS, Switzerland , Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -With over 90% of the raw materials used globally not cycled back into the economy, our planet is left with a massive strain on its natural resources and climate that needs to be urgently relieved , according to a ground-breaking report launched by Circle Economy at Davos today.

CEFLEX: Surge in collaboration boosts support for circular economy solutions for flexible packaging

January 25, 2018 - 03:58

LA BERGSCHENHOEK, The Netherlands , Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative to increase the collection and recycling of flexible packaging formats below A4 in size, has grown dramatically since its official launch in 2017 at Interpack. The number of participating stakeholders has risen by 56% in the past seven months to reach 53, with companies and organisations from across the value chain.

Northern Pulp’s new effluent plan in Nova Scotia worries premier of nearby Prince Edward Island

January 24, 2018 - 18:13

HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 24, 2018 (CBC) -Count the premier of Prince Edward Island among the voices of those concerned about a Northern Pulp plan to discharge treated pulp mill effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan wrote a letter Tuesday to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and to Stephen McNeil, his fellow Liberal premier in Nova Scotia, to express his concerns.

CBC - New Northern Pulp effluent plan worries P.E.I. premier

Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings is ‘creating the future of packaging’ in India

January 24, 2018 - 18:11

CINCINNATI, OH, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Michelman has announced the opening of its new packaging incubator, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC), at its facilities in central Mumbai. The Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging.

Meridian Waste Solutions’ Attis Innovations awarded $3 million biorefinery grant from the USDA

January 24, 2018 - 18:07
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ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a $3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. (“Attis”). Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.

Zanders to present its Chromolux and packaging board grades at PCD Paris 2018 in Paris from Jan 31- Feb 1

January 24, 2018 - 09:57

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany , Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -With premium gloss, silky smoothness or, of course, matt: Zanders knows only too well how to stylishly place luxurious perfumes and cosmetics in the limelight. At the PCD Paris ("Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics and Design"), the German manufacturer of superior quality speciality papers and cartons, will present its Chromolux and Zanpack packaging board grades, which are particularly suitable for exclusive beauty packaging.

Bobst introduces new K5 VISION compact vacuum metallizer for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers

January 24, 2018 - 09:08

LYON, France, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -The new BOBST K5 VISION is a compact vacuum metallizer ideal for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers.

Total Flexibility

The new K5 VISION is compact and designed to handle a wide variety of different film types including heat sensitive films and thin gauge substrates. It can run at speeds up to 840m/min, is available in widths from 1250mm to 2450mm and can house roll diameters of up to 1000mm.

Innovative New Features

UK-based Swanline Paper and Board collaborates with Slater Harrison to develop new CenturaPack metallic effect paper and board

January 24, 2018 - 07:14

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Swanline Paper & Board (SPB) has collaborated with Slater Harrison to develop a unique metallic effect paper and board that is both recyclable and compostable for the luxury packaging market.

The CenturaPack range was launched at Packaging Innovations, in London, last week. SPB partnered with speciality card, paper and board manufacturer, Slater Harrison, to develop the range, which is an environmentally strong alternative to metallised polyester (Metpol).

UK's waste-to-product company Renewi signs 10-year off-take contract to supply refuse derived fuel to AEB’s facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands

January 24, 2018 - 07:10
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MILTON KEYNES, UK, Jan. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Leading waste-to-product company, Renewi plc has widened and strengthened its current cooperation with AEB by signing an important 10-year off-take contract to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) to AEB’s facility in Amsterdam.