August 2018

SIG provides its combidome carton packaging solution to US-based DRINKmaple

August 14, 2018 - 11:30

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Looking to Mother Nature for a more delicious way to nourish and replenish the body, Drink Simple™, from the makers of DRINKmaple™, brings organic plant hydration to U.S. consumers in combidome cartons, the first of its kind in this packaging solution. The composite from which the entire carton pack is made, from the base to the eye-catching yet practical dome, contains around 75% paper board, which is made from renewable raw wood material.

A healthful beverage alternative

ACE UK and Cornwall Council launch food and drink carton recycling pilot at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres in Cornwall, UK

August 14, 2018 - 09:27
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WARRINGTON, UK, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Residents can now take food and drink cartons and paper cups for recycling at seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Cornwall thanks to a partnership between The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) and Cornwall Council.

Suzano Consumer Goods launches new Mimmo toilet paper brand

August 14, 2018 - 09:03
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SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Suzano Consumer Goods, one of our business units, has launched the toilet paper brand Mimmo. With superior quality and unique design, Mimmo was developed to surpass the expectations of Brazilian consumers and show that higher quality also bring advantages in terms of yield and cost-benefit trade-off. Mimmo is softer, plush and yields more than the one-ply toilet papers available on the market.

Neenah introduces new 100% pure cotton paper range

August 14, 2018 - 08:39
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ALPHARETTA, GA, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Neenah announces its recent investment to reinvigorate the cotton fiber paper category with its new NEENAH® Cotton Papers, a 100% cotton paper expertly manufactured by the mill that has been crafting the finest, pure cotton papers since the late 1870’s.

“NEENAH® Cotton Papers truly represent everything Neenah brings to the art and science of papermaking: impeccable quality and superior craftsmanship,” said Ellen Bliske, Senior Marketing Manager, Neenah.

Valmet to supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International's mill in Jingzhou, China

August 14, 2018 - 04:06

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply yet another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new production line (PM 23) with a wide automation package is following the delivery of the previous OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and the three winders announced in February earlier this year. PM 23 is designed to produce high-quality fluting grades.

Australian Paper's $600M plan to burn waste for power raises health concerns in region

August 13, 2018 - 18:23
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GIPPSLAND, Australia , Aug. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Kerbside rubbish from Melbourne's south-east suburbs will be used to power the country's biggest paper mill under an ambitious plan by Australian Paper.

The power plant, at Australian Paper's Maryvale mill in eastern Victoria, would be the state's first large-scale waste-to-energy project, burning 650,000 tonnes of kerbside rubbish every year.

Australian Paper estimates the $600 million project would produce 225 megawatts of power and reduce the mill's greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tonnes per year.

Australian Paper's $600M plan to burn waste for power raises health concerns in region

August 13, 2018 - 18:23
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GIPPSLAND, Australia , Aug. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Kerbside rubbish from Melbourne's south-east suburbs will be used to power the country's biggest paper mill under an ambitious plan by Australian Paper.

The power plant, at Australian Paper's Maryvale mill in eastern Victoria, would be the state's first large-scale waste-to-energy project, burning 650,000 tonnes of kerbside rubbish every year.

Australian Paper estimates the $600 million project would produce 225 megawatts of power and reduce the mill's greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tonnes per year.

Georgia Ports Authority reports 12.7% month on month increase in TEUs in July

August 13, 2018 - 09:43
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SAVANNAH, GA, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority moved 378,767 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUS) in July, an increase of 12.7 percent, or 42,668 TEUs, compared to the same month last year. It was the second busiest month on record for the Port of Savannah.

"July was an incredible start to our fiscal year, with double-digit growth across our container, breakbulk and dry bulk operations," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

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Sherwood Group to showcase its Puracoat packaging solution at Packaging Innovations show in London from Sept 12-13

August 13, 2018 - 08:33

NOTTINGHAM, UK, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Sherwood Group returns to the Packaging Innovations show at Olympia to promote Puracoat– a sustainable alternative to plastic and PE-lined food barrier packaging.

With consumer concerns over single-use plastics, the demand for the Sherwood Group’s water-based moisture and grease resistant barrier coating, Puracoat™, has never been higher.

Accredited on the go food packaging

Valmet to upgrade recovery boiler at Ahlstrom-Munksjö's Billingsfors pulp mill

August 13, 2018 - 04:03
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ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has been chosen as a supplier by Ahlstrom-Munksjö for the upgrade of the recovery boiler and surrounding systems in the Billingsfors mill in Sweden. The main objective is to increase the capacity of the recovery boiler. The upgrade will also result in a better boiler availability and environmental performance.

The order was included in Valmet's second quarter 2018 orders received. The value of this kind of order is typically above EUR 10 million. The upgraded recovery boiler is planned to be started in the second half of 2019.

A look inside Australian Paper’s $51 million upgrade of Maryvale mill during outage

August 10, 2018 - 16:15
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MORWELL, Australia, Aug. 10, 2018 (Local News) -Australian Paper's Maryvale Mill is in the midst of one of its biggest annual shutdowns in its 81-year history as the company tips more than $50 million into upgrading and maintaining its equipment to ensure its operation into the future.

The company says the investment highlights Australian Paper's commitment to remain one of the Latrobe Valley's biggest employers and forms part of a five-year investment plan worth $200 million.

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