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June 2018

US boxcar pool ‘has a leak’ with CSX rail, puts strain on fleet, impacting IP

June 12, 2018 - 19:03
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NEW YORK, June 12, 2018 (Wall Street Journal) -Railroads operate under a simple premise: share railcars and everyone wins. Pooled resources, even among competitors, mean more cars available to fill and fewer running empty along tracks.

That decades-old system buckled after CSX Corp. CSX 0.29% pulled hundreds of boxcars out of a nationwide pool about a year ago to improve its own operations. The move has put added strain on the shrinking fleet of boxcars in the U.S. and added costs and complexity for some large shippers, industry executives say.

The ‘fight’ for paper straws ‘is growing fierce’ as companies drop plastics, causing run on supplies

June 12, 2018 - 18:28

PANAMA CITY, FL, June 12, 2018 (Local News) -Some people date the start of the movement to the 2015 YouTube video of a turtle whose head was impaled by a plastic straw, which has accumulated more than 25 million views.

Before you can say the words “plastic straw,” another major company will have ditched them.

VPK Packaging and Klingele's Peterson to build new corrugated plant in Halden, Norway; to relocate Sarpsborg operations to new site

June 12, 2018 - 10:57

SARPSBORG, Norway , June 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Peterson, one of the leading players in the Scandinavian packaging industry, announces the construction of a new Norwegian flagship production site in Halden. Operations currently located in Sarpsborg city centre, adjacent municipality to Halden, will be transferred to the new site. The new factory's efficiency in terms of even higher delivery reliability and shorter delivery times will be a clear win for customers and will keep Peterson at the forefront of innovation in the 4.0 industry of the future.

Kyiv CPM taps MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz to replace water-ring vacuum pumps with vacuum fans for its BM 1 and BM 2 in Ukraine

June 12, 2018 - 10:27

KIEV, Ukraine , June 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Kyiv CPM under 2018 investment budget held a tender for the project “Replacement of water-ring vacuum pumps with vacuum fans for BM-1 and BM-2.” The winner of the tender was MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG. Equipment delivery and commissioning are planned on November-December 2018. As a result of this project execution, it is planned to reduce electricity consumption to 180 thousand Euros per year by installing two TURBO vacuum fans instead of seven water-ring vacuum pumps.

It’s Tissue 2018 to take place in Lucca, Bologna, Lecco and Reggio Emilia in Italy from June 25-29

June 12, 2018 - 09:16
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LUCCA, ITALY, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -It is less than two weeks before It’s Tissue, June 25-29, and the level and breadth of technical innovation to be witnessed in Italy’s tissue heartland is unprecedented, throughout the entire tissue value chain.

European food retailers struggling to come up with alternatives to plastic straws and lids after EU clampdown

June 11, 2018 - 17:24
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LONDON, June 11, 2018 (The Independent) -A number of fast food chains, including McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway, have their work cut out for them as the European Union (EU) is clamping down on plastic. Though some fast food chains are now using paper, many are now having to rethink ways of packaging their food.

Volvo to stop use of plastics at new South Carolina auto plant, switch to paper, pulp and wood-based cups and utensils

June 11, 2018 - 17:20
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CHARLESTON, SC, June 11, 2018 (Local News) -Volvo Cars is ditching the ubiquitous plastic cups and sporks found in employee break rooms for something a little more ecologically friendly.

"Plastics pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of our time," said Stuart Templar, director of sustainability at Volvo Cars. "We take our responsibility seriously. We must play our part in helping tackle this global problem."