April 2018

Papyrus opens new 22,000 m² state-of-the-art logistical hub in Köln, Germany

April 04, 2018 - 08:05

MÖLNDAL, Sweden, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Papyrus opened the new logistical hub in Köln, Germany on 22nd March 2018. The grand opening of the 22,000 square meter state-of-the-art warehouse, which includes a European Paper Competence Center, was very well attended by customers, suppliers, business partners, the press and employees from all over Europe.

Unilever announces partnership with Ioniqa and PET resin producer Indorama Ventures to design new technology to convert PET waste into virgin grade material

April 04, 2018 - 06:31
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LONDON and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Unilever has announced a partnership with start-up company Ioniqa & the largest global producer of PET resin Indorama Ventures to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging.

Ioniqa has developed a proprietary technology that is able to convert any PET waste - including coloured packs - back into transparent virgin grade material. The technology has successfully passed its pilot stage and is now moving towards testing at an industrial scale.

Metso to acquire valve automation division of India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers

April 04, 2018 - 05:27

ESPOO, Finland, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd (RMEPL). The company has a market-leading position in India in the actuator business and an advanced offering of switches, process valves, and valve automation products and solutions.

Inland Empire Paper exceeded permit limits for river pollution in 2016 at Washington mill

April 03, 2018 - 18:05
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SPOKANE, WA, April 3, 2018 (The Spokesman-Review) -A Millwood manufacturer discharged more pollution into the Spokane River than its permits allowed on several days in 2016.

Inland Empire Paper Co., which makes newsprint, reported the violations to the state. It is owned by Cowles Co., which publishes The Spokesman-Review.

Company officials took quick action to correct the problem, which resulted in higher than allowed limits of organic materials entering the river, said Brook Beeler, a Department of Ecology spokeswoman. No fines were levied against the company.

Voith to exhibit latest products, services and technologies at PaperCon 2018 in Charlotte, NC from April 15-18

April 03, 2018 - 11:21

YORK, PA and APPLETON, WI, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Voith Paper, North America, a pioneer in the papermaking industry, will be exhibiting its latest products, services and technologies at PaperCon 2018 from April 15 to 18 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina.

As a diamond level sponsor located in booth 509, Voith will showcase a comprehensive portfolio of machine components; fabric and roll systems; and tailored services including:

Products and services for higher efficiency and safety

LSC Communications acquires full-service logistics provider TriLiteral

April 03, 2018 - 11:05
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CHICAGO, April 3, 2018 (Business Wire) -LSC Communications has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. Additionally, LSC has signed multi-year fulfillment agreements with Harvard University Press, The MIT Press, and Yale University Press.

Voith develops new BrokeGo fabric for broke conveyors for transport of waste paper

April 03, 2018 - 08:57
    HEIDENHEIM, Germany, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Reliable and safe paper removal following web breaks
  • Conveyor belt highly wear-resistant even under sudden loads

With BrokeGo, Voith has developed a reliable fabric for broke conveyors which quickly and safely removes broke following a web break. The strong and highly wear-resistant belt transports the broke directly to a pulper for further processing.

DS Smith to present metallic, returnable, foldable packaging at Hispack 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

April 03, 2018 - 08:18

LONDON, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -DS Smith Tecnicarton will present at Hispack 2018, among other novelties, a range of metal packaging integrated into production lines. This commitment responds to the company's business model, which incorporates any type of material to develop its innovations.

On this occasion, DS Smith will present a metallic, returnable, foldable packaging that can be used both internally and between plants and with different packaging systems, depending on the needs of the product to be transported.

Esko to showcase improved productivity and profitability solutions at FESPA 2018 in Berlin, Germany from May 15-18

April 03, 2018 - 05:18

GHENT, Belgium, March 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The analog-to-digital transformation is sweeping through the sign, display and corrugated markets as sign providers and corrugated converters look beyond their production equipment to find an automated end-to-end workflow that ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability. Waste can be created everywhere; via complex manual steps, equipment idle time, incorrect material handling or lack of workflow control.

Nippon Paper holds completion ceremony for new biomass mixed combustion power generation facility at its Ishinomaki Hibarino Power Plant in Japan

April 03, 2018 - 04:48
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TOKYO, March 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "the Company") today held a completion ceremony for the biomass mixed combustion power generation facility at Ishinomaki Hibarino Power Plant, operated by Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center Ltd. (President: Yoshiomi Todo; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center"), which had been engaged in unit trial operations since September 2017.

British Plastics Federation welcomes announcement of a deposit return scheme to boost recycling rates for all drinks containers

April 03, 2018 - 04:41
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LONDON, March 28, 2018 (Press Release) -The British Plastics Federation welcomes the Government’s announcement of a deposit return scheme and the fact it is going to include all materials, which aims to boost recycling rates for all drinks containers. As the experts on plastics, we will be a constructive and supportive partner to the government as this is developed to ensure we get the details right.

Kemira to increase prices for all colorant products by 15-25% from April 15

April 03, 2018 - 03:55
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HELSINKI, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases for all colorant products globally. 

The price increase of 15-25% for all colorants will become effective for shipments made on or after April 15, 2018 or as contracts allow. While Kemira continues to take actions to mitigate the impact of increasing costs, it is necessary to adjust our pricing in order to compensate for the rapid and recurring increases in key raw materials and transportation costs.