October 2018

Mondi joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN for The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

October 29, 2018 - 05:49
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    JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • 100% of plastic packaging to be made reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025
  • 25% of plastic to be reused content by 2025

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has today become one of the first signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment which will work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.

Two majors report 24% margins, see ongoing good box demand; PCA may do more deals, IP might sell Orsa

October 26, 2018 - 18:18

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 26, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Two of the largest US containerboard producers each reported 24% margins for their corrugated businesses in the third quarter and a third major dramatically increased its margin by 30% year-over-year.

US-based Provisur Technologies achieves SQF Certification for food grade paper manufacturing

October 26, 2018 - 08:56

CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 25, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Provisur Technologies, Inc., a global leader in innovative food processing technologies, today announced the achievement of SQF Certification by the Safe Food Institute for the safe manufacture of food-grade paper products converted within the company's 22,000-ft.2 facility in Tinley Park, IL.

Metso to invest in new green-field valve technology center in Jiaxing, China

October 26, 2018 - 05:10

HELSINKI, Oct. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -To respond to the growing global demand in the valve market, Metso has decided to invest in a new green-field valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The new-build plant will strengthen Metso's valve and related products production capabilities and increase capacity for customers across various process industries, both in China and globally. Metso expects to invest a total of approx. EUR 10 million by 2020. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020.

Emtec Electronic and Sigma Micron to exhibit innovative testing instruments at PAP-FOR 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia from Nov 13-16

October 26, 2018 - 02:26
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LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -For the 15th time, the international exhibition PAP-FOR 2018 will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia from November 13 th to 16 th. The German company emtec Electronic GmbH will attend together with the Russian representative Sigma Micron International Ltd. An interesting selection of their innovative testing instruments for the pulp, paper, tissue, converting and packaging industry is shown at booth no. E39 in pavilion F.

Resolute to invest over $40 million at its Northwestern Ontario pulp and sawmill operations, add $13.5 million for major maintenance program in Canada

October 25, 2018 - 10:14

MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2018 (CNW) -Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced $40 million in investments at its Northwestern Ontario operations, in addition to $13.5 million in major maintenance and the creation of 25 new jobs. The announcement was made at a press conference in Thunder Bay attended by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek, and many dignitaries and company employees.

European Union announces reform of road use charges to promote cleaner transport and ensure fairness

October 25, 2018 - 09:52
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    BRUSSELS, Oct. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Key principles for EU countries to follow when charging for road use
  • To apply to trucks, buses and vans to help meet emission reduction targets
  • Road charging to be distance-based rather than time-based
  • Limits to the price of short term vignettes for passenger cars

EU countries imposing time-based road use charges will need to switch to distance-based ones for trucks and buses from 2023, and vans from end of 2027, under draft rules adopted today.

Kellogg Company announces new global sustainable packaging goal

October 25, 2018 - 09:21

BATTLE CREEK, MI, Oct. 25, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Kellogg Company announced today that it is expanding its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working towards 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025. This aspiration builds on Kellogg's current sustainable packaging commitment, as part of its Sustainability 2020 goals, to continue to ensure 100 percent of all timber-based packaging is either recycled or certified as sustainably sourced.

Kellogg Company announces new global sustainable packaging goal

Smurfit Kappa continues its sustainability journey by setting new goals

October 25, 2018 - 08:53

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has taken the next step forward in its sustainability journey by rolling out an ambitious new set of goals.

The packaging leader has had a long-term commitment to making real and measurable progress against its five strategic sustainability priorities of forest, climate change, water, waste and people.