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August 2018

Stora Enso and Finnish household products manufacturer Orthex combine wood and bioplastic to develop new range of kitchen utensils

August 07, 2018 - 02:20

HELSINKI, Aug. 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso and Orthex together bring to the market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a new biocomposite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic. The bio-based material used to replace fossil-based plastic is made from spruce and sugarcane, which reduces the carbon footprint of the products by up to 80%. The innovative products contain 98% bio-based material.

TRANSCRIPT: Minerals Technologies - 2Q 2018

August 06, 2018 - 15:15
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OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 6, 2018 (RISI) -The transcript of Minerals Technologies’ second quarter 2018 financial results conference call on Aug. 3, 2018, with CEO Doug Dietrich, is now available at Seeking Alpha.

EXCERPT:We had a solid productive but also challenging second quarter with earnings per share up 4% to $1.28. Sales increased 12% to $465 million, with growth again this quarter in all four of our segments across all geographies and in the majority of our product offerings.

EU mobilizes record Civil Protection operation to assist Sweden with forest fires

August 06, 2018 - 11:18
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BRUSSELS, Aug. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks, to assist Sweden in combating the unprecedented forest fires.

This is the largest European Civil Protection operation for forest fires in the last decade and the single biggest operation on forest fires in terms of deployment of staff. The operation included 815 flying hours and 8 822 drops of water.

UK-based LGA's analysis suggests two-thirds of plastic in packaging pots and trays is unrecyclable

August 06, 2018 - 10:45
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LONDON, Aug. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Manufacturers must scrap the “smorgasboard” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that councils can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling, the Local Government Association is warning today.

LGA analysis suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is able to be recycled. It found 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays are used by households a year but just 169,145 tonnes of this waste is able to be recycled. 

Ecosurety joins UK-based not-for-profit organization OPRL as first compliance scheme member

August 06, 2018 - 04:30
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SWINDON, UK, Aug. 2, 2018 (Press Release) -As OPRL’s membership continues to expand rapidly, Ecosurety has become the first compliance scheme to sign up to support the two schemes’ joint members more effectively. The acknowledged industry standard on recycling labelling as brands engage their customers in recycling packaging, a new member has joined OPRL every three days in 2018. This latest broadening of membership categories means Ecosurety’s clients can access a fully aligned service on the recyclability and labelling of their packaging as part of their OPRL membership.

Valmet to supply new Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line to Papelera San Andrés de Giles' facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 06, 2018 - 04:09

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, including an extensive automation package, to Papelera San Andrés de Giles in Argentina. The new tissue line will fulfill Papelera San Andrés de Giles' demand of new capacity of high quality tissue products for the Argentinian market. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018.

The order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

NFWF announces $2.19 million in grants to benefit forests and wetlands within the greater Mississippi Alluvial Valley

August 02, 2018 - 18:36
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MEMPHIS, TN, July 31, 2018 (Press Release) -The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced seven conservation grants totaling $2.19 million to restore, enhance and protect forest and wetland habitats in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. The grants will generate $1.5 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $3.6 million throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

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

August 02, 2018 - 03:08

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.