May 2018

Smurfit Kappa’s carton with MB12 technology to prevent migration of mineral oil now available for primary packaging

May 22, 2018 - 05:56

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa’s pioneering MB12 carton is now available for primary packaging. The food-safe MB12 packaging helps customers to eliminate mineral oil migration with a sustainable solution.

Valmet delivers its 500th iRoll technology to tissue producer SsangYong C&B in South Korea

May 22, 2018 - 05:28
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ESPOO, Finland, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -The 500th case to utilize Valmet iRoll technology took place at SsangYong C&B, one of the biggest tissue producers in South Korea. Valmet analyzed the nip loading and performance of their press equipment under dynamic conditions using its portable iRoll technology.

Valmet iRoll technology and a Valmet press roll cover upgrade enabled SsangYong C&B to improve tissue dryness and felt profiles on their TM 4 machine, as well as to save energy and increase the machine's speed.

British Plastics Federation launches Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy plan to reduce impact of plastic waste

May 22, 2018 - 03:23
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    LONDON, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • The BPF has released a vision document intended to drive innovation and improve UK recycling rates
  • The action is part of a new industry vision to see 100% of plastic packaging reused, recycled or recovered
  • The BPF is also consulting its members, together with leading brands and retailers, on a range of key interventions that the plastics industry can make to help reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.

Stora Enso to licence Sulapac’s materials and technology and develop fully renewable caps and closures for liquid packages

May 22, 2018 - 03:04
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HELSINKI, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso and Sulapac have signed a joint development agreement to combat the global problem of plastic waste by accelerating the use of fully renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in packaging.

Through the joint development agreement, Stora Enso will licence Sulapac’s materials and technology, and begin the development of fully renewable caps and closures for liquid packages. Other areas for joint development work include food packages and packages for consumer electronics.

Stora Enso to licence Sulapac’s materials and technology and develop fully renewable caps and closures for liquid packages

May 22, 2018 - 03:04

HELSINKI, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso and Sulapac have signed a joint development agreement to combat the global problem of plastic waste by accelerating the use of fully renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in packaging.

Through the joint development agreement, Stora Enso will licence Sulapac’s materials and technology, and begin the development of fully renewable caps and closures for liquid packages. Other areas for joint development work include food packages and packages for consumer electronics.

Nova Scotia DNR confirms old-growth trees cut by Port Hawkesbury Paper, says ‘we failed’

May 21, 2018 - 18:46
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HALIFAX, NS, May 21, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -ADepartment of Natural Resourcesreport confirms that two stands of old growth forest were partially cut by Port Hawkesbury Paper.

As well, 11 hardwood stands the mill had planned to cut in the Loon Lake area near Guysborough qualified as old growth.

Georgia-Pacific launches Hummingbird to provide unmatched digital print capabilities

May 21, 2018 - 17:47

ATLANTA, May 21, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Digital presses have revolutionized the packaging industry, delivering high-impact color and creating a new paradigm for versioning and customization. Despite its innovations, digitally printed packaging has not always offered solutions across the full spectrum of sizes and quantities. With the launch of Hummingbird™ digital packaging solutions, Georgia-Pacific is overcoming that barrier by producing digital pre-print for a full range of customer needs, from specialty versions to everyday large runs and beyond.

Sun Chemical forges distribution partnership with Cyngient for offset, NWTL, sheetfed and folding carton printers

May 21, 2018 - 16:19
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PARSIPPANY, NJ, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical has named Cyngient as a strategic distribution partner of its inks, coatings, and other solutions for offset, narrow web tag and label (NWTL), commercial sheetfed and folding carton printers.

Twinsaver Group unveils R500m tissue facility in South Africa; company now largest tissue manufacturer in sub-Saharan

May 21, 2018 - 16:01
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MEYERTON, Gauteng, South Africa , May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -The Twinsaver Group (TSG), South African manufacturer of branded tissue, hygiene and disposable household products, unveiled its R500 million tissue production machine at Kliprivier in Gauteng on Friday.  Launched at an event attended by key stakeholders and dignitaries - including the Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Mr Cassel Mathale - the new tissue machine is expected to provide an annual output in excess of 25,000 tons. 

AMETEK Surface Vision's Leonard Fiore receives 2018 Process Control Division Technical Award at TAPPI's PaperCon event in Charlotte, NC

May 21, 2018 - 12:19
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HAYWARD, CA, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -An expert engineer from AMETEK Surface Vision, a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, was presented by TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry), with a prestigious technical award at its recent PaperCon event in Charlotte, NC.

Senior Hardware Engineer Leonard (Lenny) Fiore received the 2018 Process Control Division Technical Award, which is presented annually by TAPPI in recognition of outstanding contributions to paper industry science and technology.

Finnish government and businesses jointly launch Plänet B project to promote business opportunities for bioeconomy in Äänekoski, Finland

May 21, 2018 - 11:22
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ESPOO, Finland, May 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Äänekoski's current industrial infrastructure has the potential of becoming the global center of bioeconomy implementation. A new joint venture by ministries, businesses and the industry – named Plänet B – will create new business opportunities for the bioeconomy and circular economy, while at the same time support the Finnish Government's strategy of promoting bioeconomy.

Giesecke+Devrient to present solutions with focus on new security features and intelligent automation at Banknote Conference 2018 in Dallas

May 21, 2018 - 10:35
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MUNICH, Germany, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology presents the company's solution and product portfolio with a specific focus on new security features as well as intelligent automation in the cash cycle at the Banknote Conference 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

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