October 2018

Mimaki to showcase new product solutions at LUXE PACK in Monaco from Oct 1-3 and Print in Progress in Paris from Oct 10-11

October 01, 2018 - 06:11

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Sept. 25, 2018 (Press Release) -Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting machines, will be showcasing innovative solutions for packaging, visual communications and retail enabled by digital printing at two important French events this autumn. At LUXE PACK, scheduled for 1 to 3 October in Monaco, visitors to Mimaki’s Booth #DD02BIS will see how easy and effective it is to take luxury packaging to a new dimension with UV and 3D inkjet printing.

AkzoNobel completes sale of its specialty chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for Euro 10.1 billion

October 01, 2018 - 05:29
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Oct. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Akzo Nobel N.V. has today completed the sale of the Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion.

Thierry Vanlancker, CEO of AkzoNobel, commented: "Today is a key milestone in the history of AkzoNobel, creating a focused paints and coatings company, with market leading positions, strong global brands, and a clear strategy to create value for all our stakeholders.

UK-based supermarket chain Morrisons drops plastic wrapping and brings back paper wrapping for flower bouquets

October 01, 2018 - 04:40

BRADFORD, UK, Oct. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Morrisons is bringing back paper wrapping for its bouquets and taking off the plastic wrapping as part of its plastic reduction programme.

Paper is the traditional wrap for bouquets and still used by some florists. It can protect the stems just as well as plastic until the flowers can be placed in a vase.

The changeover, that will be complete in 2019, will save 925 tonnes of plastic a year, and follows listening to customers who say reducing plastic should be one of Morrisons’ priorities.

UK's Tesco introduces trialling in-store recycling machines which pay customers for returned plastic bottles

October 01, 2018 - 04:33
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CHESHUNT, UK , Sept. 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Tesco has today announced further ways to make it simpler for customers to recycle and reuse plastic packaging, and stepped up its commitment to move to a closed loop packaging system. It also calls on Government to introduce a consistent nation-wide approach to recycling.

Valmet to supply automation system for coal washing to SUEK's Tugnuisky open-pit mine in Russia

October 01, 2018 - 04:26
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system for coal washing to SUEK's Tugnuisky open-pit mine in Eastern Siberia, Russia. SUEK is currently constructing a new fine-size coal washing module and modernizing its existing coal washing module. The project will increase the plant's washing capacity by more than 65% to 14 million tons per year. Modern automation will enable the company to increase the operating efficiency of its coal washing and enhance the quality of mined coal.