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May 2018

DS Smith welcomes revised EU recycling targets

May 08, 2018 - 09:42
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LONDON, May 8, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Parliament has announced challenging legislation to increase recycling rates across the continent. Here, Peter Clayson, General Manager for Business Development and External Affairs at DS Smith Recycling, examines the updated circular economy package, and outlines what it means for recycling in the UK.

Electronics For Imaging to install Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press at Smurfit Kappa’s plant in Iberia

May 08, 2018 - 09:30

FREMONT, CA , May 8, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -Dublin, Ireland-based Smurfit Kappa Group – Europe’s leading corrugated packaging company – is partnering with Silicon Valley printing technology company Electronics For Imaging, Inc. to establish an efficient, robust digital corrugated packaging production offering with the installation of an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press.

Kemira to implement $0.02/pound price adjustment for all process and functional chemicals in North America from June 1

May 08, 2018 - 05:43
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HELSINKI, May 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Effective June 1, 2018, to offset rapid and unprecedented increases in freight costs, Kemira will implement a $0.02/pound price adjustment for all Process & Functional Chemicals sold on a delivered basis to pulp and paper customers in North America. The increase will apply to all customers whose price has not been previously adjusted for freight during 2018 and is independent of any future price adjustments based on raw material and manufacturing cost changes.

Borregaard and Borg Havn to build 19,000 m² lignin warehouse in Øra, Norway

May 08, 2018 - 03:31

SARPSBORG, Norway, May 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Borregaard and Borg Havn have agreed to build a modern, sustainable lignin warehouse in Øra, near Fredrikstad. The warehouse will be 19 000 square metres in area, which corresponds to 43 000 pallet positions.

"This project will reduce CO2 emissions from road transport and relieve traffic growth on European roads. It will also greatly reduce the local heavy transport related to Borregaard's exports from Borg Havn,” says Per A. Sørlie, CEO of Borregaard.

Valmet-supplied new OptiSizer Hard nip sizing technology successfully starts up for Propapier's PM1 at its Burg mill in Germany

May 07, 2018 - 04:07

ESPOO, Finland, May 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet-delivered, a completely new type of a sizer, OptiSizer Hard, with related chemical systems were successfully started up at Propapier PM1 GmbH Burg mill in Germany a day ahead of schedule on April 19, 2018. The production line PM1 produces liner, fluting and kraft substitutes grades based on 100% waste paper. Thanks to a very good cooperation and a purposeful project work, all the produced containerboards have been saleable from the very start.

Good results from day one

Toscotec manufactures sixteen steel Yankee dryers at its TT SYD Technology Lab in Massa, Italy

May 07, 2018 - 03:16

LUCCA, ITALY, May 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Toscotec, the world’s leading supplier of Steel Yankee dryers, is currently manufacturing sixteen steel Yankee dryers at its TT SYD Technology Lab in Massa. Since its inauguration in 2016, this fully integrated plant has been operating at full capacity, implementing the entire production cycle of Toscotec’s TT SYD, from metalworking, precision mechanical machining to thermal treatment and surface metallization, up to non-destructive tests and certifications.

SIG to provide its SIGNATURE aseptic carton PACK to Arla Foods in Germany

May 04, 2018 - 09:09

LINNICH, Germany, May 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Arla Foods Germany is the first company to opt for the innovative SIGNATURE PACK from SIG – the world’s first aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material. Arla now offers its 1 litre 1.5% and 3.8% organic milk (Arla BIO Weidemilch) in the SIGNATURE PACK.

Responding to consumer demand

Europac to showcase its range of recycled and kraftliner papers for packaging at Hispack in Barcelona, Spain from May 8-11

May 04, 2018 - 07:04
    MADRID, Spain, May 3, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Exhibitors, heavy duty packaging, products designed for online sale and high quality printing will all be showcased at the Europac stand
  • These products are closely linked to the four challenges that head up this new edition of the trade fair: sustainability, logistics, user experience and automation