February 2018

PPRC members educate officials in Washington, DC on impact of legislative and regulatory decisions on environment and manufacturing jobs

February 16, 2018 - 08:19
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WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 16, 2018 (PRNewswire) -American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry descended on Washington, D.C., this week and made over 485 visits with members of Congress and administration officials. Their goal was to educate officials on the impacts of legislative and regulatory decisions on the environment as well as the families and communities that depend on forest products manufacturing for their livelihood.

Edelmann's new packaging solution using Sappi's Algro Design carton for cosmetics firm Lumene selected as finalist at ProCarton ECMA Awards 2018

February 16, 2018 - 05:57

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -There was a distinctly Scandinavian feel about the finalist selections in this year's ProCarton ECMA Awards, including Finnish skincare and cosmetics firm Lumene’s creation of a new logo called ‘Wheel of Light’ just at the beginning of the year. The packaging concept was developed by international market leading packaging manufacturer Edelmann and a British design team from JDO.

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals signs project development agreement with Air Liquide, Enerkem and Port of Rotterdam to set up new waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

February 16, 2018 - 04:35
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Feb. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.

Progroup's Prowell to conduct machine test for construction of new 220 million sqm/yr sheetboard plant in Italy

February 15, 2018 - 12:31

LANDAU, Germany, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Prowell, a Progroup company, is resolutely pressing ahead with the construction of new sheetboard plants in Central Europe as part of its Two Twentyfive strategy. Ten months on from the announcement of the project, on 14 February 2018 Prowell will be conducting a machine test in the presence of invited guests to begin the preparations for the start of production.

Smurfit Kappa wins top Nestlé supplier award for collaboration to optimize its packaging and supply chain

February 15, 2018 - 09:17

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has won a top Nestlé award for an innovative collaboration to optimise the food giant’s packaging and supply chain.

Smurfit Kappa has been working to support Nestlé’s Virtuous Circle programme which drives year-on-year performance through innovation and sustainable business practices. The award relates to a joint collaboration between Smurfit Kappa and Nestlé involving the company’s cereal portfolio.

SAICA Pack receives two awards at Nestle Supplier awards in Twickenham, UK

February 15, 2018 - 05:58
    ZARAGOZA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Two members of SAICA’s team were individually recognised for their at the coveted Nestle Supplier awards hosted at Twickenham Rugby Stadium

It was a double celebration for SAICA as they were once again recognised for their pioneering approach to packaging at the Nestlé Supplier Awards.

UK-based Simply Waste Solutions acquires waste management division of Dirty Harry’s Group

February 15, 2018 - 05:32
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HIGH WYCOMBE, UK, Feb. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Simply Waste Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing waste and recycling companies, has made its second acquisition of 2018 by completing a deal to buy the waste management division of London-based Dirty Harry’s Group. The deal will increase Simply Waste’s customer base by a further 500+ customers in the Central London area, making it now one of the largest independent waste management companies operating in the capital.

Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award 2018 goes to Chalmers University of Technology's Anders Karlström

February 15, 2018 - 04:05
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award 2018 has been granted to Professor Anders Karlström.

The award is handed out every two years by Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation and it promotes the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp.

The award will be presented on May 29, 2018 at the International Mechanical Pulping Conference, IMPC. The event is hosted by Papirindustriens Tekniske Forening and will be held in Trondheim, Norway.

Metsä Tissue to invest Euro 10 million in new hand towel production line at its Raubach mill in Germany

February 15, 2018 - 02:43
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Tissue is investing in a new production line for hand towels in its Raubach mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 10 million and the new production line for Away-from-Home products will be operative by the end of 2018.