June 2018

AAR applauds $132 million federal grant to improve Chicago rail traffic flow

June 05, 2018 - 18:03
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WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) decision to award $132 million in federal funding for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP). This project will address one of the most congested points in the U.S. rail network by improving traffic flow through the region and freight efficiency across the nation.

New KBA-Iberica Optima 106 die cutter significantly boosts capacity at lithographic industries

June 05, 2018 - 17:59

KIRCHHEIM, Germany, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -With an expanding market and the “best business in years,” Lithographic Industries, a privately-owned, third generation packaging printer located in Broadview, IL, chose to invest in its business by adding a new KBA-Iberica Optima 106 die cutter after thoroughly investigating what was competitively offered in the marketplace. The firm, which is known for its high-quality blister card printing in combination gang runs, has always remained a bit under the radar in its one-story facility on a quiet street in this suburb of Chicago.

New KBA-Iberica Optima 106 die cutter significantly boosts capacity at lithographic industries

June 05, 2018 - 17:59

KIRCHHEIM, Germany, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -With an expanding market and the “best business in years,” Lithographic Industries, a privately-owned, third generation packaging printer located in Broadview, IL, chose to invest in its business by adding a new KBA-Iberica Optima 106 die cutter after thoroughly investigating what was competitively offered in the marketplace. The firm, which is known for its high-quality blister card printing in combination gang runs, has always remained a bit under the radar in its one-story facility on a quiet street in this suburb of Chicago.

APP announces new water security and sustainable living project on Pari Island, Indonesia

June 05, 2018 - 11:43
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TORONTO, ON, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper(APP) has begun a new water security and sustainable living project on Indonesia’s Pari Island (Thousand Islands), which includes, improving water resource technology, waste management and providing the community with training on sanitation and hygiene.

As the island primarily depends on tourism this project will also be working on education programs, teaching tourists smarter water usage and waste reduction techniques.

DS Smith and French Construction company Bat’IPac develop new recyclable corrugated and plastic material to substitute construction boards

June 05, 2018 - 10:38

LONDON, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Concerned about the environmental pollution created by construction materials, Bat’IPac, a French Construction Company, looked into the development of a sustainable solution made of corrugated cardboard and plastic.

The final product, made in collaboration with DS Smith, consists of various layers of corrugated cardboard surrounded by twin-wall polypropylene plastics sheets which provides thermal insulation and make boards flame retardant and water resistant.

US-based PrintReleaf partners with commercial printer ANRO to provide reforestation services

June 05, 2018 - 08:09
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DENVER, CO, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -ANRO Inc.--a full service communications partner specializing in personalized solutions for corporate printing, direct mail, signage, secure data management, custom online print ordering, fulfillment, and digital communication services--is the latest commercial printer to offer print customers reforestation services through PrintReleaf.

Roll covers supplier SchaeferRolls to invest $12 million to establish manufacturing operation to supply WestRock in Covington, VA

June 04, 2018 - 16:37

RICHMOND, VA, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Governor Ralph Northam today announced that SchaeferRolls, Inc., a producer of polymer-based roll covers and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG, will invest $12 million to establish a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing operation in the City of Covington. The company will be the local supplier to paper and packaging manufacturer WestRock Company’s plant. Virginia successfully competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 31 new jobs.

Sinar Mas’ Asia Pulp & Paper issued ultimatum by Forest Stewardship Council

June 04, 2018 - 15:59
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SYDNEY, June 4, 2018 (news.com.au) -The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a "come clean" ultimatum to one of the world's largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies.

A May 28 letter from the Forest Stewardship Council seen by The Associated Press makes four demands of Sinarmas and the Widjaja family that it insists must be met within days.

Cascades wins CIPEC Leadership award in Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy category at ENERGY SUMMIT 2018

June 04, 2018 - 11:19
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KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 4, 2018 (CNW) -On May 30, Cascades' leadership in the area of energy efficiency was honoured at ENERGY SUMMIT 2018. The Company, a leader in the recovery and manufacture of green packaging and tissue products, received a Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award in the category of Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy. With this award, Natural Resources Canada recognized Cascades' good practices and commitment to continuously improving its energy efficiency through a variety of initiatives stemming from its integrated strategy.

US-based Carton Service announces production of windowed gable-top cartons

June 04, 2018 - 11:00

SHELBY, OH , June 4, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Carton Service CSi, LLC is pleased to announce a new service – the production of gable-top cartons with a see-through window. According to Company President Reid Lederer, "Our customers have been looking for this innovation for a while. And now thanks to a patent pending process, we can deliver on their request. We know that consumers want to see the contents of their packaged retail products – these new packages make that possible."

BIR: International Environment Council states recycling needs to be tackled at design stage

June 04, 2018 - 10:46
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BRUSSELS, June 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Environmental legislation is now regularly discussed in every division and committee within BIR, thereby fully validating the decision of the world recycling association to form the International Environment Council (IEC) approaching two decades ago.

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