September 2018

Thimm's "COOLandFREEZE" e-commerce packaging wins German Packaging Award and Corrugated Cardboard Innovation Prize

September 27, 2018 - 05:02

NORTHEIM, Germany , Sept. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -“THIMM COOLandFREEZE”, the temperature-controlled packaging wins once again in this year’s packaging competitions. Both the jury from the German Packaging Prize and the jury from the Corrugated Cardboard Innovation Prize announced the e-commerce packaging as a winner. This packaging solution enables deep-frozen, refrigerated and non-refrigerated products to be shipped together in one combined delivery.

PulpEye to supply two analyzer sets for Iggesund's pulp mill in Sweden

September 27, 2018 - 04:08

ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden, Sept. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -PulpEye received its second biggest order ever when Iggesund paperboard bought two complete PulpEye sets, one for the unbleached and one for the bleached pulps. Both PulpEye cabinets are equipped with modules for online analysis of kappa number, brightness, fibre, shives and fibre wall thickness as well as the dot analyser DotEye. The order also comprises two ScreenEye, two LabEye and one RMEye. 

Tissue World 2018 welcomes 66 exhibiting companies and 1,767 tissue industry professionals in Istanbul, Turkey

September 27, 2018 - 03:39
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ISTANBUL, Sept. 26, 2018 (PRNewswire) -An impressive 66 exhibiting companies and a total of 1,767 participants have attended the second Tissue World Istanbul exhibition and conference.

Held in Istanbul between 4-6 September 2018 at the Istanbul Congress Center, the show floor featured exhibitors from 14 countries which included tissue mills and a range of suppliers including chemicals, wrapping/packaging equipment, converting machinery, packaging equipment and non-woven machinery.

Smurfit Kappa starts operating new CHP plant at its Townsend Hook paper mill in Kent, UK

September 27, 2018 - 03:16

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has begun operating a sophisticated Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) to reduce emissions and increase the profitability of its Townsend Hook Paper Mill in Kent.

The new CHP, which provides steam and electricity for the paper machine, will slash the mill’s carbon footprint by at least 15%. Earlier this year, Smurfit Kappa reported reaching its fossil CO2 emission reduction target three years ahead of schedule.

Relentless raw material challenges lead Flint Group to increase prices of all offset inks and coatings in North America

September 26, 2018 - 19:45
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PLYMOUTH, MI , Sept. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -In this final quarter of 2018, the print industry continues to face relentless raw material shortages, worsening supply chain conditions, and new disruptions.

As a result, Flint Group has announced price increases on all offset inks and coatings in North America. Percent increases vary across product lines and technologies based on the raw materials make-up.

“The strongest raw material headwinds we face today can be grouped into four categories,” says Michael Podd, Chief Procurement Officer of Flint Group’s CPS Inks division:

New wood-chip carrier for Hokuetsu delivered to Japan

September 26, 2018 - 15:05
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TOKYO , Sept. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Saikai city, Nagasaki, Japan, and a naming and delivery ceremony was held on the same day. NYK and Hokuetsu have a long-term contract for this vessel.

This new carrier is an eco ship that uses about 15 percent less fuel compared to conventional wood-chip carriers. The ship was named “Snow Camellia” after the prefectural tree of Niigata prefecture, the location of the Hokuetsu paper mill receiving the wood chips. Moreover, the port of Niigata will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in January 2019.

UN Environment and European Commission jointly launch Global Plastics Platform

September 26, 2018 - 10:33
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    NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • To launch the UN Environment's Global Plastics Platform, UN Environment and the European Commission hosted an event alongside the UN General Assembly.
  • The network will encourage new commitments to reduce plastic pollution and,supporting the transition to a more circular economy.

ALTANA appoints Thorsten Kröller as president of its ACTEGA division from March 1, 2019

September 26, 2018 - 07:08
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WESEL, Germany, Sept. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Roland Peter, who is going to retire. At the same time, Thorsten Kröller will join ALTANA’s Executive Management Team.

Valmet signs memorandum of understanding for further cooperation with SVEZA on its greenfield pulp mill project in Vologda, Russia

September 26, 2018 - 06:21

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -SVEZA Group is planning to construct a modern pulp mill in the Russian Federation, Vologda region. In November 2017, SVEZA selected Valmet as a partner to execute the potential pulp mill's basic engineering, which has now been completed.

On September 26, 2018, Valmet and SVEZA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of further cooperation in the planned pulp mill project. SVEZA is now proceeding with preparations, including environmental permits, for the possible pulp mill.

Germany's Siegwerk collaborates with Prismade on interactive packaging solutions

September 26, 2018 - 04:39

SIEGBURG, Germany , Sept. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -The initial results of the development partnership between Siegwerk and Prismade show a high degree of innovation and market potential for interactive packaging solutions that offer a strong response to an increasingly digital world.