May 2018

Toscotec-supplied two steel Yankee dryers TT SYD-3600MM start up at paper and tissue producer Bataan 2020's facility in Quezon City, Philippines

May 15, 2018 - 03:43
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LUCCA, ITALY, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -On March 16 and April 24, the Philippine paper and tissue producer Bataan 2020, Inc. has fired up two Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryers TT SYD-3600MM at its Samal mill in Bataan province, Philippines. Toscotec’s second generation TT SYD replaced previous installations of cast iron Yankees on PM2 and PM5.

The scope of supply also includes erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance, as well as onsite training programs on operation and maintenance.

RISE subsidiary Processum and Umeå University to develop methods for production of bacterial nanocellulose from residual streams of pulp and paper industry

May 15, 2018 - 03:33

STOCKHOLM, May 2, 2018 (Press Release) -In a joint research project Umeå University and Processum will develop methods for production of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) from residual streams from the pulp and paper industry. The aim is to produce sufficient quantities of bacterial nanocellulose to be tested as additive in board, textile and bioplastics applications. Collaboration with companies from the paper and pulp industry as well as companies on the application side is thus welcome.

Stora Enso launches new Green Bond Framework as part of its sustainable finance approach

May 15, 2018 - 02:37
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HELSINKI, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is integrating its sustainability agenda into funding and financial services to increase transparency and to highlight the positive environmental impact of its business.

Stora Enso today launches its Green Bond Framework as part of its Sustainable Finance approach. The ambition is to offer a loan-format to support sustainability-focused fixed income investors and to report the direct environmental impacts of some its investments and business activities. The Group will use this bond format to complement its other funding sources.

Stora Enso launches new DuraSense wood-based biocomposites to replace fossil-based materials with renewable solutions

May 15, 2018 - 02:29
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HELSINKI, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is launching its wood-based biocomposites, DuraSense by Stora Enso. This is another major step on the group’s journey to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. DuraSense is available to companies seeking high performance and a sustainable, bio-based alternative to plastics.

Moves to ban plastic straws expanding, with paper alternatives, or no straws

May 14, 2018 - 18:01
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NEW YORK, May 14, 2018 (Local News) -Finally, it’s warm enough to walk the streets of New York while nursing an iced coffee, a chilled juice or a cold soda. It’s straw season.

But in many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment.

New York Times – The Plastic Straw Is Losing Status as New York’s Big Sipper

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Harper Corp of America partners with worldwide agents & distributors

May 14, 2018 - 17:48

CHARLOTTE, NC, May 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America is committed to maintaining its promise to offer the best quality products, technology, and outstanding customer service and support worldwide. The company values its relationships with its agents and distributors and is happy to announce new partnerships with distributors throughout the world who have become official Harper representatives.

New agents include the following companies:

Veolia to provide chloride and potassium removal system in recovery cycle at Celulosa Arauco's Valdivia mill in Chile

May 14, 2018 - 11:26
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ST-MAURICE, France , April 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Celulosa Arauco has selected Veolia Water Technologies’ HPD® CRP/ECRP™ technology to be able to benefit from the chloride and potassium removal in a recovery cycle at the Valdivia Mill, as part of a dissolving pulp project. The ECRP™ process is a new patented technology by Veolia, developed to allow mills with a high potassium input to achieve high removal rates of chloride and potassium while minimizing sodium losses.

Zero Waste Europe states renewable energy proposal contradicts EU Plastic Strategy and Circular Economy

May 14, 2018 - 10:37
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BRUSSELS, May 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Member States’ support to plastic to fuel within the Renewable Energy Directive risks to undermine the circular economy, the Commission’s Plastic Strategy, and the upcoming legislation on single-use plastic, according to a leaked document.

As the European Parliament and Member States gear up for the next negotiations on May 17th, the Council’s latest position promote the inclusion of recycled carbon fuels within the scope of the revised directive (RED II).

Zero Waste Europe states renewable energy proposal contradicts EU Plastic Strategy and Circular Economy

May 14, 2018 - 10:37
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BRUSSELS, May 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Member States’ support to plastic to fuel within the Renewable Energy Directive risks to undermine the circular economy, the Commission’s Plastic Strategy, and the upcoming legislation on single-use plastic, according to a leaked document.

As the European Parliament and Member States gear up for the next negotiations on May 17th, the Council’s latest position promote the inclusion of recycled carbon fuels within the scope of the revised directive (RED II).

Neenah to showcase its creative luxury packaging solutions and innovations at Luxe Pack New York 2018 from May 16-17

May 14, 2018 - 09:32

ALPHARETTA, GA, May 11, 2018 (Press Release) -For two days every year, the most creative luxury packaging designers managers and designers converge in NYC for Luxe Pack New York. And, for the 13th consecutive year, Neenah Packaging will join these innovators at Pier 92 in Manhattan to show its creative luxury packaging solutions and innovations. (Booth C601.)

Inspired by the latest trend colors of the year, Neenah is displaying its growing collection of cosmetics and fragrance packaging and will highlight custom solutions, the results of 1:1 partnerships with corporate clients.

Kotkamills to present its AEGLE White and AEGLE Pro virgin fibre folding boxboards at Packaging Première in Milan, Italy from May 15-17

May 14, 2018 - 09:25

KOTKA, Finland, May 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Milan is the international capital of luxury and fashion. Packaging Première exhibition has been a great success last year gathering designers, advertising agencies, brand owners and the major players of the sector. This year the number of converters and exhibitors has considerably increased. The location is in the heart of the new Citylife architectural district.

Resolute Forest Products announces $52.3 million strategic investment plan for its pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, QC

May 14, 2018 - 09:16
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SAINT-FÉLICIEN, QC, May 14, 2018 (CNW) -Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced a $52.3 million strategic investment plan for its Saint-Félicien pulp mill, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. The announcement was made at a press conference attended by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, and many dignitaries and company employees.

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