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June 2018

Finnish bakery Fazer and Sulapac collaborate to develop new responsible packaging solutions for foodstuffs

June 04, 2018 - 09:22

HELSINKI, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Fazer and Sulapac have begun collaborating, with the aim of researching, developing and testing plastic-free, biodegradable packaging solutions for foodstuffs. The cooperation started in May. It supports Fazer's strategy and objective of becoming a responsible, modern food company that seeks to reduce the use of plastic with the help of new technologies. Fazer will start by launching a confectionery gift box for Christmas 2018 that uses a Sulapac solution.

Toscotec pre-announces its new crescent former concept and core assist drive technology at Cidpex 2018 in Nanjing, China

June 04, 2018 - 08:45
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LUCCA, ITALY, May 31, 2018 (Press Release) -According to Toscotec Sales Director, Mr. Marco Dalle Piagge, for many years now, Toscotec has always been focusing on the research and development work related to tissue machine’s energy reduction and efficiency increase.

Stora Enso opens new 15,000 tonne/yr biocomposite plant at its Hylte Mil in Halmstad, Sweden

June 04, 2018 - 08:23
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HELSINKI, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has today opened Europe’s largest wood fibre-based biocomposite plant. The opening ceremony took place at the company’s Hylte Mill outside of Halmstad in south-west Sweden, and was attended by more than 150 guests.

Europac develops new alternative packaging solution for sports balls

June 04, 2018 - 07:22
  • MADRID, Spain, June 1, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • ​In collaboration with its customer Sport Zone, Europac has designed a packaging solution that represents a sustainable and recyclable alternative to traditional plastic bags
  • Its structural and functional design allows the end consumer to carry all sorts of balls in a simple manner

Stora Enso adds new 370 g/m2 basis weight to its Performa Brilliance carton board range

June 04, 2018 - 07:10

HELSINKI, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso now offers a new 370 g/m2 basis weight as part of its Performa Brilliance carton board range. The new, higher grammage is intended for high-quality folding cartons and graphical products such as calendars, cards and displays.

UK's The Recycling Association stresses need to improve quality as countries impose new import restrictions

June 04, 2018 - 06:30
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DAVENTRY, UK, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -There needs to be a relentless focus on improving the quality of recycled materials or risk losing markets, according to The Recycling Association.
In the last two weeks, countries including China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Poland have all announced plans to further inspect the quality of materials sent to them.

Futura to reveal its full-size R&D converting line at iT’s Tissue in Lucca

June 04, 2018 - 04:57

LUCCA, ITALY, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The anticipation is building at Futura as it prepares to reveal a series of innovations and a super-focused service organization at FuturaLab, with its full-size, R&D converting line during iT’s Tissue in Lucca, June 25-29.

Futura’s open house during iT’s Tissue will center on built specifically for research and development.

Oregon DEQ fines Georgia-Pacific mill $12,000 for air quality violations

June 01, 2018 - 18:10
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CLATSKANIE, OR , May 31, 2018 (Press Release) -The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP $12,000 for releasing more pollution from its Clatskanie kraft pulp mill than is allowed in the facility's air quality permit.

In April 2016, Georgia-Pacific emitted particulate matter that exceeded the limits set in the facility's permit.

Georgia-Pacific investing $25 million in Hummingbird digital pre-print operation in Cincinnati

June 01, 2018 - 18:08

CINCINNATI, June 1, 2018 (Local News) -One of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of paper products, packaging, chemicals and building supplies has invested $25 million into downtown Cincinnati to bring a new digital print service to the market.

Georgia-Pacific LLC, an Atlanta-based Koch Industries subsidiary, recently launched Hummingbird – a digital pre-print service for corrugated package printing – in the Queen City. The operation has already created 35 new jobs in Cincinnati's urban core and could hire up to six more employees within the next 18 months.

Carrefour first French retailer to commit to “100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging”

June 01, 2018 - 16:23

PARIS , May 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Carrefour announces its plan to reinvent packaging, by moving away from disposable packaging in favor of a circular economy, as part of its food transition for all campaign. It plans to reach its target of 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for the Group’s own brands by 2025.

Carrefour is calling for collective action