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May 2018

Saica launches new Infinite 100% recycled high quality white papers

May 29, 2018 - 03:25
    ZARAGOZA, Spain, May 29, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Infinite´s development follows worldwide innovative research and aims to improve uniformity and brightness, as well as increase the intensity of colours. The ultimate goal is to achieve a higher print quality.
  • Innovation and technology were key to the development of Infinite. A new production line in SAICA´s Paper plant, El Burgo de Ebro, has made the development of this new product possible.
  • Sustainable growth and the circular economy are at the heart of the new Infinite range.

Russia's Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill produces SKE i4 Premium Ultra-High-Strength Paper as pilot project

May 29, 2018 - 02:57

SEGEZHA, Russia, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -For the first time Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (affiliated to Segezha Group, Sistema JSFC) produced SKE i4 Premium Ultra-High-Strength Paper as a Pilot Project. Pilot production of paper weighing 90 grams allowed achieving the necessary strength characteristics under the specification within 3 days. The first export consignment will be shipped to Vietnam.

Tetra Pak plans to fight back in war on plastic straws; working ‘full speed’ on paper straws

May 28, 2018 - 16:35

LONDON, May 28, 2018 (Financial Times) -Packaging giant Tetra Pak is planning to lobby politicians and regulators about the benefits of plastic straws despite pledging last month to launch a paper straw for its popular juice cartons by the end of this year.

In a letter seen by the Financial Times, Charles Brand, Tetra Pak’s head of sales and marketing, told customers the paper straw announcement had been made to address “the rising tide of negative public opinion towards plastic straws and government drives around the world to reduce their use”.

Kotkamills presents new AEGLE Barrier Plus plastic free food packaging solution

May 28, 2018 - 08:50

KOTKA, Finland, May 28, 2018 (Press Release) -Kotkamills’ family of AEGLE consumer boards is complemented by the freshest member of the family. AEGLE Barrier Plus promotes the wider use of non-plastic packaging solutions. Easily recyclable AEGLE Barrier Plus packaging board is especially suited for packaging greasy food, sandwiches, bakery products and frozen foods.

European Commission proposes new EU-wide rules to target 10 single-use plastic products

May 28, 2018 - 06:59
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BRUSSELS, May 28, 2018 (Press Release) -With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.

UPM demonstrates its new bioproduct innovations and specialty packaging materials at PulPaper 2018 in Helsinki

May 28, 2018 - 05:57

HELSINKI, May 28, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM will attend the PulPaper 2018 exhibition in Helsinki 29-31 May 2018. The event is focused on the future with the theme of "Visit tomorrow today". In an ever more digitalised world, the forest industry is developing new environmentally sound innovations and technologies.

Huron Central Railway threatens to drop service again in Ontario; would impact Domtar mill

May 25, 2018 - 15:04
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SUDBURY, ON, May 25, 2018 (Local News) -Sault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan said there’s still time to save a northeastern Ontario short-line railroad that’s threatening to pull service by year’s end.

Genesee & Wyoming Canada, the parent company of the Huron Central Railway (HCRY), announced May 22 that it intends to discontinue operations on the 283-kilometre line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.

Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 launch new digital solution to integrate processes of tissue value chain

May 25, 2018 - 10:40

KARLSTAD, Sweden, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -During Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018, Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 disclosed new digital solutions to implement the “ideal smart factory” resulting from the cooperation of three market leading companies.

Fibria reports impact on production and transportation of products due to truckers strike in Brazil

May 25, 2018 - 09:46
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SAO PAULO, May 25, 2018 (Press Release) -FIBRIA CELULOSE S.A. (“Company”) hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that the truckers strike is causing impacts on its production and transportation of products. The Company is taking all the possible preventive and mitigation measures to reduce the impacts arising from the national context.

Thus, the Company affirms, by means of the release of the information in this Notice to the Market, its commitment with transparency before its shareholders and investors.

Europac invests Euro 13.5 million between 2017-18 to minimise environmental impact, waste management and energy efficiency

May 25, 2018 - 07:41
  • MADRID, Spain, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Between 2017 and 2018, the Company will have invested 13.5 million euros in minimising the environmental impact, waste management and energy efficiency, of which 8 million correspond to 2018
  • The Europac Group manufactures biodegradable and recyclable products using raw and natural materials
  • The business model is characterised by its use of recycled raw materials, the optimisation of consumption of materials and re-use of 80% of waste generated

UK-based Vanden Recycling welcomes Tesco's announcement to remove hard to recycle materials from its products by 2019

May 25, 2018 - 06:38
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LISBURN, UK, May 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco's announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold in its stores by 2019.

Tesco said yesterday that it has briefed its suppliers to remove hard to recycle materials including PVC, polystyrene, oxy degradable materials, PLA (polylactic acid), water soluble bio plastics and industrial compostable.

It is also consulting on removing black plastic and polypropylene for certain food applications among others.

Green Network enters into agreement to acquire Burgo Energia

May 25, 2018 - 02:41
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ROME, Italy, May 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Green Network, the fifth largest national operator in the energy sector, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Burgo Energia.

The business unit has a potential turnover of approximately 250 million Euro in 2018, as well as an EBITDA that is expected to amount to about 2 million Euro after the merge with the Green Network Group.