August 2018

New book addresses deforestation in Canada, ‘debunks common myths’

August 24, 2018 - 17:30
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BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -In these days of unfiltered social media, alternative facts and fake news, Canadians could be forgiven for believing that Canada is running out of trees; that large-scale deforestation is taking place in our own backyard; and that every time the paper industry wants to make a new box or carton, it just grabs a chainsaw and heads for the forest.

None of these claims is true.

US food retailer Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

August 24, 2018 - 12:14
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CINCINNATI, Aug. 23, 2018 (PRNewswire) -The Kroger Co. announced today it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its Family of Stores by 2025.

Seattle-based QFC will be the company's first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company expects QFC's transition to be completed in 2019.

Innventia's bioeconomy division RISE partners with Swedish forest research academy Treesearch

August 24, 2018 - 03:45
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STOCKHOLM, Aug. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -RISE Research Institutes of Sweden becomes a partner in Treesearch, Sweden's so far largest investment in fundamental research and knowledge and competence building in the field of new materials and speciality chemicals from forest raw material.

German offset printing inks supplier Epple Druckfarben takes shares in Dutch printing chemicals manufacturer PCO Europe

August 24, 2018 - 03:32
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STUTTGART, Germany , Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß, one of leading producer of offset printing inks and varnishes in Europe, has taken shares in the Dutch printing chemicals manufacturer, PCO Europe B.V., Etten-Leur. Epple‘s objective, alongside the strengthening of their product range, is the expansion of their activities in the international market environment; in this case the important Asian market.

Logistics firm Unifeeder enters into agreement with Ranheim Paper & Board in Norway for shortsea transport vs truck

August 23, 2018 - 18:54
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AARHUS, Denmark, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Unifeeder enters into a unique transport agreement with Greencarrier, Green Cargo, and Ranheim Paper & Board. The agreement includes transport of paper from Trondheim, via the port of Drammen and Rotterdam, to Vienna in Austria by shortsea instead of a truck. Assistant Port Director at Drammen Port; Ivar Vannebo, informs that the new agreement reduces the use of the truck, between the paper mill at Ranheim and the Vienna printing plant, from 2400 kilometers to just 24 kilometers.

Rethinking logistics

Logistics firm Unifeeder enters into agreement with Ranheim Paper & Board in Norway for shortsea transport vs truck

August 23, 2018 - 18:54
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AARHUS, Denmark, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Unifeeder enters into a unique transport agreement with Greencarrier, Green Cargo, and Ranheim Paper & Board. The agreement includes transport of paper from Trondheim, via the port of Drammen and Rotterdam, to Vienna in Austria by shortsea instead of a truck. Assistant Port Director at Drammen Port; Ivar Vannebo, informs that the new agreement reduces the use of the truck, between the paper mill at Ranheim and the Vienna printing plant, from 2400 kilometers to just 24 kilometers.

Rethinking logistics

Hadera Paper commits to digital innovation leadership with EFI Nozomi corrugated press

August 23, 2018 - 18:51

FREMONT, CA, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Continuing its evolution as Israel’s top corrugated display and packaging innovators, Caesarea-based Carmel Frenkel (a subsidiary of Hadera Paper) has purchased an EFITM Nozomi C18000 single-pass, ultra-high-speed LED inkjet corrugated packaging press from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII).

Metsä Board selected in six categories at European Carton Excellence Award 2018 in Riga, Latvia from Sept 20-21

August 23, 2018 - 05:09

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Pro Carton and ECMA have recently revealed the finalists for the European Carton Excellence Award 2018, with six out of 36 finalists produced from Metsä Board’s paperboards. Each of these finalist cartons were submitted by Metsä Board customers into the following categories: Frozen & Chilled Foods, Fast/Convenience Foods, Dry Foods & Beverages, Confectionery, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals and Non-Food.

Toscotec to supply TTSteelDryers for Cascades Packaging's Cabano mill in Canada

August 23, 2018 - 02:48
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LUCCA, ITALY, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Cascades Packaging selected Toscotec for the supply of TTSteelDryers to be installed at its Cabano mill in Canada. This is a repeated order, following a previous order by Cascades Packaging for a major dryer section rebuild at Kingsey Falls mill. Cascades Packaging confirmed its trust in Toscotec, as the right partner to achieve its strategic objectives of paper machine optimization.

China ‘wants only the cleanest trash’, Bloomberg reports, with shortages of forest products, wastepaper

August 22, 2018 - 17:14
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BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2018 (Bloomberg) -China’s Yunnan Xintongji Plastic Engineering Co. not long ago employed 180 people making construction pipes fashioned from the 3 million pounds of plastic trash it imported from the U.S. each year. Then in January, the Chinese government pulled the plug on lots of American junk and demanded exporters send only the cleanest plastic and paper waste, free of contaminants such as grease and broken glass. Without access to raw materials, XTJ had to lay off all but 30 of its workers and began running at 20 percent capacity.

Surge in demand for paper straws expected as California, Houston, others add to pending bans on plastic straws [From the web links]

August 22, 2018 - 14:53
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ANAHEIM, CA, Aug. 22, 2018 (Local News) -Efforts to eliminate single-use plastic straws gained momentum when the state Senate, in a party-line vote Monday, approved a bill that would ban full-service restaurants from providing the straws unless specifically requested by the customer.

While many environmentalists applauded the move, it stopped short of local laws approved by several coastal cities and counties that established outright bans on single-use plastic straws for all restaurants and food vendors.

Georgia Ports Authority announces official opening of new Appalachian Regional Port in state's Northwest

August 22, 2018 - 12:54
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CHATSWORTH, GA, Aug. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Gov. Nathan Deal, state officials and more than 350 business and civic leaders were on hand today to officially open the Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Northwest Georgia.

"The Appalachian Regional Port is a powerful new gateway to the Port of Savannah that extends the efficiencies of Georgia's superior port operations to new markets," Deal said. "It will also serve as an economic development magnet, drawing business and industry to the Southeast U.S."

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