June 2018

Innventia's bioeconomy division RISE launches new LignoCity project to help companies develop green businesses with lignin as base

June 21, 2018 - 09:09
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STOCKHOLM, June 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Using the testbed LignoCity in Kristinehamn, Sweden, RISE together with partners has shown how lignin can be used to produce both bioplastics, biocoatings, bioresins, biofuels as well as carbon fibre for lightweight applications and energy storage. Now a new project is being launched to further develop LignoCity and help startups and small and medium-sized companies develop new green businesses with lignin as a base.

Innventia's bioeconomy division RISE launches new LignoCity project to help companies develop green businesses with lignin as base

June 21, 2018 - 09:09
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STOCKHOLM, June 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Using the testbed LignoCity in Kristinehamn, Sweden, RISE together with partners has shown how lignin can be used to produce both bioplastics, biocoatings, bioresins, biofuels as well as carbon fibre for lightweight applications and energy storage. Now a new project is being launched to further develop LignoCity and help startups and small and medium-sized companies develop new green businesses with lignin as a base.

Ilim Group launches $1 billion integrated investment project at its Ust-Ilimsk mill in Russia

June 21, 2018 - 07:08

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Earlier today Ilim Group Chairman Zakhar Smushkin and Irkutsk Oblast Governor Sergey Levchenko took part in the official launch of the integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim's Mill in Ust-Ilimsk.

Ilim Group launches $1 billion integrated investment project at its Ust-Ilimsk mill in Russia

June 21, 2018 - 07:08
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ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Earlier today Ilim Group Chairman Zakhar Smushkin and Irkutsk Oblast Governor Sergey Levchenko took part in the official launch of the integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim's Mill in Ust-Ilimsk.

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals celebrates 10th anniversary of its Ningbo site in China

June 21, 2018 - 04:17
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Today AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Ningbo site in China. Since it was inaugurated, the site has grown to be the company's largest site in China, employing more than 500 people.

Andritz to supply HERB recovery boiler and pre-evaporation plant to Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf

June 21, 2018 - 04:07
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GRAZ, Austria, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf, part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, to supply a HERB recovery boiler and a pre-evaporation plant for its mill in Nettingsdorf, Austria. The new investments are part of the company’s Future Energy Project, which involves the implemention of sustainable energy initiatives at the Nettingsdorf mill. Start-up of the pre-evaporation plant and the new recovery boiler is scheduled for mid-2019 and mid-2020, respectively.

UBM CIE to host ProPak China 2018 in Shanghai from July 11-13

June 21, 2018 - 03:43

SHANGHAI, June 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) -China's packaging industry has been growing at a rapid and stable pace over the recent years, thanks to the country's growing economy and increasing middle class with higher purchasing power. Today, China has already become one of the world's largest processing and packaging markets, with fast-growing rates in segments, such as food & beverage processing, paper packaging, flexible packaging, and rigid plastics packaging.

Iggesund Paperboard's Invercote to be used as gift card material for Swedish cinema chain SF Bio

June 21, 2018 - 03:11

IGGESUND, Sweden, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -A number of global companies have replaced or are doing trials to replace the material in their gift cards – from plastic to paperboard. Sweden’s largest cinema chain, SF Bio, has taken the plunge and is now replacing all its cards.

“When our card supplier, Megacard, suggested we could make our gift cards from paperboard and thereby drastically reduce their environmental impact, it was self-evident to us to switch,” explains Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.

UK's Kite Packaging announces new environmentally friendly paper mailing sack range as alternative to traditional polythene mailing sacks

June 20, 2018 - 11:40

COVENTRY, UK, June 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Kite Packaging have introduced their new, cost-effective paper mailing sack range which offers an environmentally alternative to traditional polythene mailing sacks.

Asian Paper & Tissue World 2018 successfully hosts 3,163 industry professionals in Bangkok

June 20, 2018 - 10:23
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BANGKOK, Thailand, June 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018, the premier platform to meet leading industry players in the sector of the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and related industry supplies concluded on a successful note.

A total of 3,163 industry professionals from 92 countries visited the trade show which took place at BITEC, Bangkok from 6 - 8 June 2018. Top visiting countries included Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and China.

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments completes Phase 3 of REACH registration process

June 20, 2018 - 09:34
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CINCINNATI, OH, June 19, 2018 (Press Release) -

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments completed Phase 3 of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) registration process ahead of the deadline, which was on May 31, 2018.

In completing Phase 3, Sun Chemical registered approximately 200 chemical substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). These registrations emcompass all chemical substances manufactured or imported by the Performance Pigments division in excess of 1000kg per year.

Klabin to showcase its recyclable corrugated board packaging solution at 25th Hortitec in Holambra, Brazil from June 20-22

June 20, 2018 - 08:42

SAO PAULO, June 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Between June 20 and 22, Klabin will participate in the 25th Hortitec, Brazil’s largest technical fair targeted at the farm produce sector, to be held in Holambra in the interior region of São Paulo state. Along with EcoKraft, the company will showcase its recyclable corrugated board packaging for the farm produce segment.

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