October 2018

Northern Pulp mill contains effluent leak after Nova Scotia mill takes maintenance outage

October 22, 2018 - 19:36
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HALIFAX, NS, Oct. 22, 2018 (Global News) -The Northern Pulp mill has responded to a leak from one of their effluent pipes, with the company saying they took “immediate action” to stop the leak.

The company says they were first notified of an effluent leak at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, a day after the mill began its annual maintenance shutdown on Saturday.

Kathy Cloutier, director of communications for Northern Pulp’s parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, told Global News in an email that the leak is located downstream of the area where the 2014 leak occurred.

Imerys Kaolin announces price increases for kaolins in paper, board and performance minerals applications

October 22, 2018 - 17:49
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ROSWELL, GA, Oct. 22, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Imerys Kaolin announces price increases for its hydrous and calcined kaolins for Paper, Board and Performance Minerals applications, e.g. coatings, polymers, adhesives, pharmaceuticals etc.

Increases will be effective from January 1st 2019 and are subject to provisions in individual contracts.

Prices for hydrous kaolins will increase typically between 4 and 9% and prices for calcined kaolins will increase typically between 6 and 11%. Individual customers will be notified details of specific increase in due course.

Pack2Go Europe urges EU members to take enough time for assessing impact of single use proposals

October 22, 2018 - 12:52
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BRUSSELS, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Commission and European Parliament have sacrificed sound analysis and balanced policy in a rush to adopt legislation before the EU elections. National governments must take time to avoid the unintended consequences of inappropriate measures.

Local Government Association's poll highlights direct impact of China's restrictions on importing mixed paper and certain types of plastic on council recycling costs and services

October 22, 2018 - 10:31
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LONDON, Oct. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -At least a fifth (20 per cent) of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year, a snapshot poll by the Local Government Association reveals today.

Some of the councils who have been most impacted warned that their recycling costs have increased by £500,000 on average over the last year as a result of the restrictions.

BOBST develops new ACCUCHECK 2 in-line solution integrated into folding-gluing system for quality control

October 22, 2018 - 09:16

LYON, France, Oct. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -In today’s hectic and time-pressured world, zero-fault packaging is the Holy Grail of packaging production. Most companies no longer have the luxury of Quality Control personnel carefully checking their packing and filling process – ever-tighter margins and increasing competitions have seen to that. So instead, packaging must be – in theory – fault-free on arrival. The onus for quality assurance has shifted from the goods producers and packer-fillers to the packaging manufacturer.

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Liderpack Awards 2018 to recognize 26 packaging and POS projects in Spain

October 22, 2018 - 08:01

BARCELONA, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -A total of 25 packaging and POS (Point of Sale) Advertising projects and a “young design” packaging proposal make up the list of winners of the 2018 Liderpack Awards, organized by Graphispack Asociación and Fira de Barcelona’s Hispack trade fair. The jury selected two of the above products as “the best of the show”: the Porto Cask 150 label produced by Gráficas Varias and the display of Bimbo’s Pastelitos FS made by Tot Display.

Sateri completes Higg Facility Environmental Module assessment for its responsible manufacturing

October 22, 2018 - 07:49
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SHANGHAI, Oct. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Sateri, a global leading producer of viscose for textile and personal hygiene products, has completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) assessment. Sateri’s responsible manufacturing of high-quality viscose has been verified with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s FEM tool with consistent scoring of above 80% for all Sateri’s three mills in China. Sateri is one of the world’s first viscose producers to have completed this assessment since the tool’s latest update to FEM 3.0.

Progress on expansion at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT)

October 22, 2018 - 07:24
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Stacks 7, 8 and 9 are now processing container transactions for over-the-road trucks. This significant milestone inaugurates NIT's transition to the industry-leading operating plan already in place at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Looking ahead, the port plans to commission nine new RMG stacks at NIT by the end of calendar year 2018. By 2020, NIT will offer service via 30 RMG stacks, utilizing 60 newly-commissioned RMGs.
 

 

Brexit : CLECAT urges EU and UK negotiators to prevent no-deal situation at all cost to avoid disruption of trade

October 22, 2018 - 07:20
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Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT, said: “We have carefully reviewed the Facilitated Customs Arrangement (FCA) as proposed by the UK and can only conclude that whereas the concept might be worth further exploring, it needs more detail and therefore more time. The proposed FCA leaves so many questions unanswered, that we fear that it will not be possible to apply it in practice by the end of the transitional period and, most importantly, it increases the chance of a worst-case scenario; a no-deal situation.

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