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October 2018

German association of paper sack manufacturers GemPSI highlights importance of sustainable packaging for building materials

October 31, 2018 - 07:24
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WIESBADEN, Germany, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Whether it be for cement, mortar or plaster – efficient and sustainable packing materials are playing an increasingly important role in the packaging of building materials. Paper sacks offer convincing solutions because of their environmental compatibility and efficiency. Thanks to continuous development by paper sack producers, manufacturers of building materials profit from increased efficiency in product protection, material usage and interesting marketing opportunities.

Valmet to supply IQ Process and Quality Vision system for BillerudKorsnäs' PM 7 at its mill in Skärblacka, Sweden

October 31, 2018 - 06:22

ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has received a repeat order for a Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision (PQV) system from BillerudKorsnäs Skärblacka mill in Sweden. The system will be installed on the mill's paper machine PM 7 to maximize the production line's efficiency, boost end-product quality and improve business performance.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The system was accepted by the mill and taken into production use in August. In 2017, Valmet supplied an identical system for the mill's PM 10.

UK's FPA welcomes consultation into tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content and keeping coffee cups tax free

October 31, 2018 - 05:59

BLETCHINGDON, UK, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The decision by the Chancellor not to tax coffee cups is viewed by The Foodservice Packaging Association as a recognition by the Government of the collaboration right across the supply chain that has resulted in such excellent progress in enabling coffee cups to be recycled. The UK, as a result, now has recycling capacity for all its cups and progress is being made in increasing collection.

Italy's Benfante Group joins Bosco Marengo Paper Mill to generate maximum value in paper recycling chain through ReLife label

October 31, 2018 - 04:43
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GENOVA, Italy, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The strength of the Italian economy stands in the ability of its entrepreneurs. Six million companies, each with individual skills, have been able to generate important value.

Södra’s Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden certified to offer renewable electricity through Guarantees of Origin

October 31, 2018 - 04:23

VAXJO, Sweden, Oct. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Södra can now offer Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) for its renewable electricity. The GoOs are recognised by the EU, following the certification of Södra’s Mönsterås pulp mill according to EU standards. “We believe in renewable energy and want to give our customers the opportunity to take advantage of our renewable electricity,” said Henric Dernegård, Energy Coordinator at Södra.

Clariant 3Q 2018 results: EBITDA before exceptional items up 3% from year ago to CHF 241 million

October 31, 2018 - 03:03
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    MUTTENZ, Switzerland, Oct. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Sales grew by 6 % in local currency and Swiss francs to
  • CHF 4.994 billion
  • EBITDA before exceptional items increased significantly by 7 %
  • EBITDA margin before exceptional items at a solid 15.3 %
  • 2018 outlook confirmed

TRESU to exhibit its automatic ink supply and chamber doctor blade systems at Labelexpo India 2018 from Nov 22-26

October 30, 2018 - 12:07

KOLDING, Denmark , Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -At Labelexpo India 2018, TRESU Group will present its ancillary programme of automatic ink supply and chamber doctor blade systems for flexographic label and packaging presses, providing solutions for reducing waste, consistently clean printing at faster speeds, and improved machine uptime (stand M23, 22-26 November, India Expo Center and Mart, Noida/ Delhi NCR).

A.Celli supplies two new iDEAL YD to Yibin Paper's facility in China

October 30, 2018 - 10:32
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LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -The Italian company confirms its position as a technological and productive leader in the Yankee Dryer market, supplying iDEAL YD both for new tissue machines and in replacement of cast iron Yankees

Two sets of 18 ft. iDEAL steel Yankees, manufactured by A.Celli Paper, have been successfully sent to Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd and are expected to be installed on site in early November 2018.

ANGUS Chemical Company receives US FDA issued Food Contact Substance Notification for its flagship AMP multifunctional additive

October 30, 2018 - 09:30
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BUFFALO GROVE, IL, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -ANGUS Chemical Company ("ANGUS" or “Company”), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an expanded Food Contact Substance Notification (FCN) for the Company’s flagship AMP multifunctional additive (1-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, CAS. Reg. No. 124-68-5).

PEFC provides update on revision process of Chain of Custody standard

October 30, 2018 - 07:31
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GENEVA, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -With over 20,000 PEFC Chain of Custody certified companies worldwide, our Chain of Custody standard – in addition to delivering PEFC-certified products to the marketplace - has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of numerous businesses along the timber value chain.

This means we must ensure the standard is the best it can be: that it is straightforward to use, that it meets customer expectations, and that it respects the integrity of our requirements and our system.

UK-based Vanden Recycling welcomes introduction of tax on plastics containing less than 30% recycled content

October 30, 2018 - 06:53
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LISBURN, UK, Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -“The introduction of a tax on plastic containing less than 30% recycled content makes sense. It’s the financial incentive needed to bring those that have dragged their heels into line.

“It sends a positive message to businesses like ours that are looking to invest in UK plastic recycling capacity. It puts high quality recycled plastic right up there as an essential manufacturing feedstock.

“The timescale feels a little distant, but with all of the innovation going on in this sector it’s probably needed.”