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April 2018

Voith reports increase in supplies of its XcelLine tissue machines

April 20, 2018 - 10:32
  • HEIDENHEIM, Germany, April 20, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Increase in demand for XcelLine tissue machines since 2015
  • Outstanding technology coupled with easy use
  • Voith is a full-line supplier, from products to service

The XcelLine paper machines from Voith make the production of tissue paper significantly more efficient and profitable.

Association of Independent Festivals launches ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign to ban use of plastic straws on-site and eliminate all single-use plastic at their events by 2021

April 20, 2018 - 10:24
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    LONDON, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • AIF launches ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign, with over 60 festival websites ‘wrapped in plastic’.
  • Over 60 indie festivals and suppliers to take part in initiative on Earth Day, 22ndApril.
  • Participants to ban plastic straws as a minimum this season, and all single-use plastic within 3 years

Organisers of more than 60 independent festival across the UK have committed to banning the use of plastic straws on-site this season as a minimum first step – and eliminating all single-use plastic at their events by 2021.

SCA Logistics marine services combines with Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines to strengthen its position in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

April 20, 2018 - 04:42
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden, April 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st.

The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjorn. These flexible ships will sail in 14-day loops, connecting Rotterdam and Eemshaven with Norwegian ports from Hammerfest in the far north, and taking in calls including Sandnes/Tananger, Bergen, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bodo and Tromso.

Canadian Pacific Railway gets strike notice from Teamsters and IBEW effective April 21

April 19, 2018 - 16:23
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CALGARY, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has received 72-hour strike notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) of their respective plans to strike at 12:01 a.m. eastern time on April 21, 2018.

CP has been working closely with both the TCRC and the IBEW to reach a negotiated settlement in the best interests of the entire CP family, its customers, shareholders and the broader North American economy.

PulpEye to install ContainerEye at Smurfit Kappa's kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden

April 19, 2018 - 13:06

ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -The kraftliner mill Smurfit Kappa Piteå in Sweden is the first customer to install ContainerEye, a blue tidy container with a PulpEye cabinet equipped with modules for kappa number, crill, fibre and shives analyses. The ContainerEye is a turnkey delivery ready to connect with sample points, water, electricity and sewer. It offers customers a cost efficient package solution in its literal sense.

APP's strategic partner Charta Global announces availability of its new Bio Natura Food Container Board

April 19, 2018 - 10:46

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Charta Global, exclusive strategic partner to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced the availability of its Bio Natura Food Container Board, part of APP’s foopaktm suite of food packaging solutions. Comprised of the same biodegradable properties as the Bio Natura cup stock, the new food packaging solution is ideally suited for takeaway food containers, sandwich boxes, cake baking trays and other related packaging for both hot and cold food items.

Canada's The Printing House recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2018

April 19, 2018 - 10:01
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TORONTO, ON, April 19, 2018 (CNW) -The Printing House (TPH) has once again been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2018.

This special designation is given to Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Announced shortly before Earth Day, the editorial board at Mediacorp Canada Inc. hopes to promote a new green standard for employers to develop exceptional earth-friendly initiatives. The Printing House's green volunteerism goes hand-in-hand with its philosophy of being eco-friendly in its operations.

Xerox partners with PrintReleaf to provide its customers with reforestation opportunities

April 19, 2018 - 08:54
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NORWALK, CT , April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Xerox managed print services (MPS) customers will have the opportunity to contribute to the reforestation of global forests through Xerox’s new partnership with PrintReleaf. Based on a theme of “you print one, we’ll plant one,” PrintReleaf leverages paper usage reporting and equates the number of trees needed to reforest that usage on an equivalent basis in geographic areas of need.

Finland's VTT and Aalto University to establish new CERES competence center to develop new biomaterials

April 19, 2018 - 08:47

ESPOO, Finland, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future.

The Academy of Finland’s new research funding programme has allocated CERES competence center several million euros for the next few years. The funding decision is based on international panel evaluations.

European Parliament backs CO2 reduction target and forestry plans to meet Paris climate targets

April 19, 2018 - 07:25
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    BRUSSELS, April 17, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • National targets are part of EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 30% from 2005 levels by 2030
  • Reducing emissions from farms, transport, buildings and waste
  • Land use and forestry: emissions and absorption must balance out by 2030
  • Fulfil EU 2030 commitment to reduce emissions by 40% from 1990 levels

CO2 emitted by transport, farming, buildings and waste must be cut by 30% across the EU; CO2 emitted and absorbed by forestry and land use must balance out, by 2030.

UK Government announces plan to end sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds; calls on Commonwealth countries to join fight against plastic pollution

April 19, 2018 - 03:57
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LONDON, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -The Government has announced the end to the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds at the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit.

The Prime Minister will also call on all other Commonwealth countries to join in the fight against plastic pollution.

CN Rail investing in regional improvements in British Columbia as freight service lags

April 18, 2018 - 18:07
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PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 18, 2018 (CBC) -CN Rail is investing big money in the Prince George area this construction season.

The national railway's vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer Sean Finn was in the city last week for a trio of duties.

The first was to apologize to the region's wood manufacturers for an unprecedented backlog that has delayed big-ticket products like lumber, pulp chips and bioenergy pellets from getting to market.