August 2018

Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of PM 1 at Cascades Packaging's mill in Kingsey Falls, QC

August 02, 2018 - 03:08
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LUCCA, ITALY, Aug. 2, 2018 (Press Release) -Cascades Packaging entrusted Toscotec with a major rebuild of the dryer section of PM1 at Kingsey Falls mill, Canada. In view of the challenging targets of the project, Cascades decided that Toscotec’s technology was the right match for this rebuild, thanks to the flexibility and high level of customization guaranteed by the Italian supplier with regards to the seamless integration between the existing equipment and the new tailor-made solution.

ND Paper launches Orion cover coated freesheet from Rumford, ME, mill

August 01, 2018 - 15:12
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OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, Aug. 1, 2018 (PRNewswire) -ND Paper is pleased to begin offering Orion Gloss and Matte in cover weights.  The new extensions will continue to have the same high quality surface and 88 brightness as the current text weights, but in 80# and 65# cover versions.

"These new products continue the tradition of coated free sheet at the Rumford mill as part of ND Paper," says Greg Savage, Senior Director, Commercial Sales and Coated Freesheet.  "We are delighted to offer a broader line of Orion products to our valued customers."

AF&PA lauds Senate for continued recognition of biomass carbon neutrality

August 01, 2018 - 15:11
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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Interior-Environment, Financial Services, Transportation-HUD and Agriculture-FDA mini-omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019. The legislation included language clarifying Congress’ intent for long-term federal regulatory policy reflecting the carbon-neutrality of forest-based biomass.

Michigan DEQ focuses on former Crown Vantage paper mill, dump near wells in water contamination crisis

August 01, 2018 - 13:43
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PARCHMENT, MI, Aug. 1, 2018 (Local News) -The state is focusing on a long-closed paper mill and its neighboring dump site as a possible source for PFAS that has shut down an entire community's water, sources told 24 Hour News 8.

The focus is on the long-shuttered Crown Vantage paper mill on the northern edge of Parchment, and on the dump, just to the north in Cooper Township.

Parchment's wells contaminated by the likely carcinogen are less than a mile downstream from the old mill and dump on the Kalamazoo River.

Community forum held on Australian Paper's proposed Energy from Waste project at Maryvale mill in Australia

August 01, 2018 - 13:38
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MORWELL, Australia, Aug. 1, 2018 (Local News) -About 80 community members attended a community forum hosted by the Environment Protection Authority in Traralgon on Thursday night to discuss Australian Paper's proposed Energy from Waste project.

If approved, the project would convert municipal waste into an alternative energy source for the company's Maryvale Mill.

Community forum held on Australian Paper's proposed Energy from Waste project at Maryvale mill in Australia

August 01, 2018 - 13:38
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MORWELL, Australia, Aug. 1, 2018 (Local News) -About 80 community members attended a community forum hosted by the Environment Protection Authority in Traralgon on Thursday night to discuss Australian Paper's proposed Energy from Waste project.

If approved, the project would convert municipal waste into an alternative energy source for the company's Maryvale Mill.

APP's strategic partner Charta Global announces availability of Foopak grease proof paper

August 01, 2018 - 13:06

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Charta Global, exclusive strategic partner to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has announced the availability of a new grease proof paper in the North American foopaktmsuite of food packaging products. Foopak grease proof paper is formulated with a grease resistant technology system that is impermeable to both oil and moisture, and it can be used for direct food contact packaging applications. The chemistry meets all FDA requirements. 

German supermarket cooperative Edeka extends smart labelling, tests reusable boxes for fresh products

August 01, 2018 - 06:32

BRUSSELS, Aug. 1, 2018 (RISI) -Customers in Germany will find more and more tattooed fruits and vegetables when they do their grocery shopping, as the big supermarket chains continue their battle against disposable packaging.

The supermarket cooperative Edeka announced last week that it will step up the so-called smart branding, i.e. labeling with laser technology. This will reportedly reduce the group’s plastic consumption by some 50 tonnes/yr.

Mondi to showcase its BarrierPack Recyclable, Ultra-HD Printing and improved SPLASHBAG at three upcoming industry events

August 01, 2018 - 05:56

VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, will present numerous innovations that fulfil packaging trends and the growing demand for sustainable solutions at three major industry events this September and October. 

Mondi will showcase many of its best-selling products as well as its latest solutions for e-commerce packaging, convenience, premium design and other trends. Sustainability of raw materials, manufacturing processes and products is also an integral part of all of Mondi’s business areas. 

UBM Sinoexpo hosts 680 exhibitors and 25,144 visitors at ProPak China 2018 in Shanghai

August 01, 2018 - 05:45

SHANGHAI, July 31, 2018 (PRNewswire) -On July 14, 2018, ProPak China 2018, organized by UBM Sinoexpo, closed after three successful days. This year, ProPak China recorded its highest figures ever in both exhibition space and exhibitor number. A total of 680 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions showed their products and services and grew the show by 19%. Exhibition space also grew to 45,325m2 - 13% more than in 2017. Together with Fi-Asia China and Starch Expo, ProPak China 2018 has continued its success with strong visitor growth.

Altri reaches agreement with Energias de Portugal to buy 50% share capital of EDP Bioeléctrica for Euro 55 million

August 01, 2018 - 04:54
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PORTO, Portugal , July 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Under the terms and for the purposes of article 248-A of the Portuguese Securities Code, Altri, SGPS, S.A. (Altri) hereby informs that, on the present date, has reached an agreement with EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. (EDP), to buy, directly and through its subsidiary Caima Indústria de Celulose, S.A., 50% of the share capital, credits and voting rights that EDP holds, directly and indirectly, in the share capital of EDP Produção – Bioeléctrica, S.A.

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