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June 2018

KaiCell Fibers completes Environmental Impact Assessment and submits report to local authorities in Finland

June 11, 2018 - 08:46

KAJAANI, Finland, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -KaiCell Fibers Ltd’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been completed and the EIA-report has been submitted to the local authorities. The environmental impact assessment report prepared by consulting company Pöyry covers three project alternatives and the so-called the zero option. The results of the impact assessment will be presented at a public event in Paltamo in June.

Bio-based Industries Consortium welcomes EU's Euro 100 billion Horizon Europe research & innovation bioeconomy programme

June 11, 2018 - 05:44
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BRUSSELS, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes Horizon Europe, the ambitious new €100 billion research & innovation (R&I) programme recently launched by the EU.

BillerudKorsnäs announces series of US events to fight against ocean litter

June 11, 2018 - 05:29

CHICAGO, IL, June 8, 2018 (PRNewswire) -BillerudKorsnäs, a sustainability leader in the global packaging industry and provider of packaging solutions, is encouraging action against ocean litter in a series of just-announced U.S. events, in theme with this year's World Oceans Day. The Swedish company has outlined an ambitious mission to challenge conventional packaging and bring more sustainable practices to the industry.

Valmet introduces new IQ Dryness Measurement tool to monitor former dewatering

June 11, 2018 - 04:59

ESPOO, Finland, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet extends its quality control systems expertise to the paper and board machine forming section with the introduction of the Valmet IQ Dryness Measurement (IQ Dryness). Utilizing microwave technology, the IQ Dryness measures the water layer thickness on the web, which can be used to calculate the web dry content. As well as removing most of the water, the majority of paper properties are also developed in the forming section.

Greenpeace International expedition reveals presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals in Antarctic

June 11, 2018 - 04:27

LONDON, June 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples, gathered during a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic, has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals, respectively, in the majority of samples tested.

Nova Scotia utility and board approves continuation of Port Hawkesbury Paper power rate

June 08, 2018 - 17:45
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HALIFAX, NS, June 8, 2018 ( -The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has issued a decision letter approving the continuance of the special power rate paid by Port Hawkesbury Paper.

When the mill reopened in 2012 after a year-long sales process, new owners Pacific West Commercial Corp. received a special load retention tariff for the electricity that it uses.

Under the tariff, the mill is to pay for the cost of generating electricity for it to operate and also make a contribution to Nova Scotia Power’s fixed costs.

UK-based Lush launches new campaign to raise awareness on effects of single-use plastics

June 08, 2018 - 10:12
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POOLE, UK, June 8, 2018 (Press Release) -It's a sad fact that plastic debris in our oceans is killing marine wildlife at a staggering rate. On Friday 8th June, World Oceans Day, Lush will be launching their newest campaign online (in shops from 18th June) to raise awareness of the effect of single-use plastic on ocean life and start a discussion with customers on how we can tackle this worldwide issue as consumers.

Spanish tissue producer Goma-Camps purchases new 34,000 tonnes/yr PM 7 tissue machine from Voith

June 08, 2018 - 05:40

EJEA DE LOS CABALLEROS, Spain, June 8, 2018 (Press Release) -One of the key strategic objectives that the Gomà‐Camps Group has for its subsidiary in Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza), Gomà‐Camps Consumer, is to develop an integrated production plant to reinforce its position in the Consumer market in southern Europe. Friday, June 8, saw this goal fulfilled following the inauguration of the new PM7 tissue machine.

Recard successfully starts up 78 tonne/day turnkey plant for Alex Converta’s Alexandria mill in Egypt

June 08, 2018 - 04:42

LUCCA, ITALY, June 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Successful startup on 2 June 2018 of the turnkey plant manufactured by Recard for Alex Converta’s Alexandria mill in Egypt. The supply included a Crescent Former machine in 1500-mpm speed, 2850 mm net paper width, with a production capacity of 78 tpd, equipped with a virgin fiber stock preparation line and rewinder with three backstands and calendar.

AFPA urges to use renewable and recyclable paper products instead of plastics on world environment day

June 08, 2018 - 04:27
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DEAKIN, Australia, June 5, 2018 (Press Release) -The national and international push towards replacing plastic products (particularly single use) with renewable and recyclable paper and timber product substitutes, should be cause for celebration this World Environment Day, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton said today.

AFPA calls for further crack down on single use plastic products following EU's proposal to ban them

June 08, 2018 - 04:17
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DEAKIN, Australia, June 1, 2018 (Press Release) -The Federal along with State and Territory governments should take note of the European Union’s (EU) proposal to ban single use plastic products like cotton buds, stirrers, straws and balloon sticks, and consider a similar position, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Mr Ross Hampton said today.