April 2018

UK study reveals changing distribution of marine litter

April 06, 2018 - 04:32
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LOWESTOFT, UK, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -25 years of research from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has revealed changes in the composition of marine plastic litter, finding a decrease in the amount of plastic bags found on the UK’s seabed and suggesting that efforts may be able to tackle the marine litter challenge.

Despite the reduction in the number of plastic bags recorded in an analysis of scientific surveys, the overall amount of litter has been maintained by an increasing amount of other plastic items, including fishing debris.

Kemira announces multi-million euro investment to expand production capacity at its chlor-alkali site in Joutseno, Finland

April 06, 2018 - 04:12

HELSINKI, April 6, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -Kemira will make a multi-million euro investment to expand production at its Joutseno chlor-alkali site in Finland. The production capacity will be expanded to ensure Kemira's ability to address the growing need for sodium hydroxide in Finland.

"We invest in the chlor-alkali site production capacity to ensure our ability to effectively serve our customers. The investment continues the previously announced investments in Joutseno site", says Tommi Kankkunen, VP, Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper segment.

US-based GAC Chemical appoints Craig Martin as VP of sales and marketing

April 06, 2018 - 02:26
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SEARSPORT, ME, April 2, 2018 (Press Release) -GAC Chemical Corporation, referred to as “Maine’s Chemical Company™”, is pleased to announce that it has hired Craig Martin as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Craig is originally from Rumford, Maine and is a 1989 graduate from the University of Maine in Orono with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper and specialty chemical industries.

Michelman to showcase waterborne and environmentally responsible functional coating solutions at PaperCon 2018 in Charlotte, NC

April 06, 2018 - 02:11

CINCINNATI, OH, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Michelman will introduce PaperCon 2018 attendees to its proven line of waterborne and environmentally responsible functional coating solutions. Their variety of compostable, recyclable and renewable coatings help brand owners increase sustainable practices that reduce waste and utilize fewer raw materials.

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects

April 05, 2018 - 09:34

LAUSANNE, Switzerland , April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products.

These effects help brands attract shoppers’ attention without the need for the manufacturer to switch to a new packaging format or invest in new equipment.

UK-based supermarket chain Waitrose to replace 600,000 plastic straws/yr with paper versions from late April

April 05, 2018 - 05:40

BRACKNELL, UK, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The retailer’s commitment to reduce the impact plastic has on the environment will see all its cafes replacing plastic straws with paper versions from the end of April 2018. This means 600,000 straws a year will be converted to a home compostable material which is Forest Stewardship Council certified.

The supermarket has already announced that it will not sell packs of single-use plastic straws from September 2018. All Waitrose cafes offer non-plastic crockery and all drinks stirrers are made out of wood.

Valmet to supply automation technology for PT. Buana Megah's PM 3 in Pasuruan, Indonesia

April 05, 2018 - 03:57

ESPOO, Finland, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah's PM3 board machine in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. Valmet's delivery includes Valmet DNA automation system, Valmet IQ quality control system and consistency transmitters. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2018.

Valmet to supply automation technology for PT. Buana Megah's PM 3 in Pasuruan, Indonesia

April 05, 2018 - 03:57

ESPOO, Finland, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah's PM3 board machine in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. Valmet's delivery includes Valmet DNA automation system, Valmet IQ quality control system and consistency transmitters. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2018.

Sappi introduces new Sappi Seal flexible packaging solution with improved sealing properties

April 05, 2018 - 03:16

ALFELD, Germany, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -In 2016, Sappi was the first manufacturer to launch an innovative packaging paper with integrated sealing functionality. This innovative and sustainable packaging solution generated a great deal of interest in the market and has gradually been developed further. Now Sappi is introducing Sappi Seal to the market, the second generation of this flexible packaging solution with improved sealing properties, which is also recyclable.

Packsize launches new PackAssist software to provide real-time remote technical support and assistance

April 04, 2018 - 13:19

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, April 4, 2018 (Business Wire) -Packsize, a multinational On Demand Packaging® technology company, today announced the immediate availability of PackAssist™, a new software offering that gives its customers real-time remote technical support and assistance. Designed to simplify and enhance these interactions, PackAssist™ underscores Packsize’s commitment to reliable system uptime and performance and is part of the manufacturer’s Packsize Care™ program that accompanies every system contract.

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