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May 2018

Buckman to implement $0.02 to 0.04/pound price increase on all its products in North America, effective July 1

May 16, 2018 - 09:41
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MEMPHIS, TN, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Beginning July 1, 2018, Buckman will implement a $0.02 to 0.04/pound price increase on all products sold and delivered to customers in North America. The change is being driven by limited capacity, a shortage of drivers, new freight regulations and rising cost of fuel.

APP disappointed with Greenpeace's statement accusing it of deforestation in Indonesia

May 16, 2018 - 09:32
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JAKARTA, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is disappointed by the statement released by Greenpeace today. Greenpeace has been an integral partner in our sustainability journey since 2013, and their engagement and support has resulted in much progress in the fight against deforestation in Indonesia.

Greenpeace releases new mapping analysis linking deforestation with APP/Sinar Mas in Indonesia, ends all further engagements

May 16, 2018 - 09:03
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JAKARTA, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper company, is still linked to forest destruction for pulp, new mapping analysis by Greenpeace International has revealed. Almost 8,000 ha of forest and peatland has been cleared since 2013 in two concessions which are, through ownership, linked to APP and its parent company the Sinar Mas Group.

Mineral oil migration: Five German associations issue joint statement on successful completion of DIN SPEC 5010 project

May 16, 2018 - 07:28

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Five associations from the supply chain for fibre-based packaging solutions for food recently liaised with numerous other project partners from industry, the research community and test institutes to agree on a method for the “Testing of paper and board – determination of the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from food contact materials manufactured from pulp containing recycled paper or board”, that was published in April by Beuth-Verlag as DIN SPEC 5010.

Metsä Group establishes new innovation company Metsä Spring to develop new business concepts in forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy

May 16, 2018 - 07:00

ESPOO, Finland, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. Niklas von Weymarn has been appointed CEO of the company. He transfers to Metsä Spring from the position of VP, Research in Metsä Fibre, also part of Metsä Group.

Andritz to supply Metris OPP IIoT system to Zellstoff Pöls for optimizing operations at its Pöls pulp mill, Austria

May 16, 2018 - 04:57

GRAZ, Austria, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Zellstoff Pöls to optimize operations at its pulp mill in Pöls, Austria. The goal is to increase production, while stabilizing the pulp mill’s production process and optimizing chemical use at the same time. The tried-and-tested Metris OPP system (OPP: Optimization of Process Performance) from ANDRITZ, which has been used successfully in reference plants all around the world, will be used here.

TC Transcontinental Packaging wins multiple awards at FTA's 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards

May 15, 2018 - 12:21

MONTREAL, May 15, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -TC Transcontinental Packaging is pleased to announce that it swept the Wide Web/Process/Film category at the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) by winning a Bronze, Silver and Gold award.

UK Parliament announces plan to reduce consumption of single-use plastics by 2019

May 15, 2018 - 09:38
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LONDON, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, Tuesday 15 May, the UK Parliament announces a comprehensive range of steps to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use plastics by 2019.

From coffee cups and straws to plastic bags and water bottles, these measures will virtually eliminate single-use avoidable plastics from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, replacing them with compostable alternatives or reusable options.

BIR states China to allow import of high grade PET flakes and uniform batches of plastic pellets

May 15, 2018 - 09:25
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BRUSSELS, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -BIR has been informed that the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China will allow the import of high grade PET bottle flakes as general goods for import without the need for a licence. The attached table (internal unofficial document) describes the PET bottle flakes as high grades A, B, C, or D.

Rigid Containers launches new corrugated packaging concept with built-in tamper evident seals for ecommerce market

May 15, 2018 - 07:18

KETTERING, UK, May 11, 2018 (Press Release) -As part of its new innovation series, Rigid Containers has launched a corrugated packaging concept with built-in tamper evident seals at both ends for the ecommerce market.

The pack offers an ideal solution for ecommerce or similar packaging situations where security is essential. Tamper evident features make it impossible to access the contents without completely destroying the case closure – making it apparent the pack has been tampered with. 

Valmet to supply high-speed containerboard making line for customer in china

May 15, 2018 - 04:05

ESPOO, Finland, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a high-speed containerboard making line for a customer in Zhejiang province, China. The board production line is designed to produce high-quality recycled fluting grades and the start-up is scheduled for the end of year 2019.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 25-35 million.

Smurfit Kappa achieves 26% reduction in CO2 emissions according to its annual sustainable development report

May 15, 2018 - 03:58

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions three years ahead of time, according to its annual Sustainable Development Report, which was published today.

The packaging leader had set an ambitious target to reduce the relative total fossil CO2 emissions in its mill system by 25%. In today’s report, the packaging leader confirmed that it had surpassed the target, which had a 2020 deadline, at the end of 2017.