October 2018

ECBA reports coreboard demand in 2018 still extraordinary good but high energy costs hit margins

October 18, 2018 - 10:04
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BRUSSELS, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The Association of European Coreboard producers (ECBA) in Brussels reports that the demand in 2018 is still extraordinary good and could not be expected in that extent, neither by the producers nor by the customers. That’s the reason why producers ran through over the summer holidays and had to postpone again the necessary maintenance.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper along with other companies establish energy efficiency network ChePap Rhein-Ruhr II

October 18, 2018 - 08:49
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BIELEFELD, Germany , Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, along with four other North Rhine-Westphalian paper mills and eight companies in the chemical industry, have together established the energy efficiency network ChePap Rhein-Ruhr II.

Finnpulp chooses Port of HaminaKotka in Finland as its export harbor

October 18, 2018 - 05:40

HELSINKI, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Finnpulp has signed a letter of intent with Port of HaminaKotka for operating the export of its pulp products. The agreement consists of the leasing of the land and planning of the warehouse for export products. Finnpulp will concentrate its pulp deliveries to the Port of HaminaKotka and build in the future a logistics center in Mussalo D area, which will handle the export cargo on all of the company's global markets. Shipping will be made both in containers and the break bulk cargo.

Pro Carton's European Consumer Packaging Perceptions study reveals that 77% of European shoppers is willing to pay more for sustainable packaging

October 18, 2018 - 04:38
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LONDON, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -89% of UK consumers would choose to shop at a supermarket or retailer actively encouraging brands to use sustainable packaging, with 7 in 10 (73%) of 19-39-year olds claiming the environmental impact of a products packaging affects their purchasing decisions, according to a new survey published this week.

Change is on the horizon

Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro to highlight neuromarketing impact on packaging design

October 18, 2018 - 04:24

IGGESUND, Sweden, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -How can neuromarketing – using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyse consumer reactions – be a tool that makes packaging development more efficient? The answers will be supplied by Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro, a global leader in the field of eye tracking, in exclusive seminars targeted at both companies’ customers.

CEPI's Paper & Beyond 2018 stages industry’s leadership on Europe’s circular bioeconomy

October 18, 2018 - 02:16

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Paper & Beyond, the new event concept where circular bioeconomy leaders meet, took place just a week following the release of the EU’s new Bioeconomy Strategy, which set out a clear path for better linking the bioeconomy and circularity.

Toscotec to supply two new 22,000 tonne/yr MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machines for Marutomi and Ono Paper mills in Fuji, Japan

October 18, 2018 - 01:54

LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Toscotec announced that it has been awarded a landmark contract by the Marutomi Group to supply two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines. The machines will be installed at Marutomi Paper’s mill and at Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka, Japan, and are scheduled for start-up respectively in the first and second half of 2019. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, who supplied a Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT to Marutomi Paper in 2013, to replace an old cast iron Yankee.

Georgia Ports Authority achieves 12% increase in containerized trade at Port of Savannah in September

October 17, 2018 - 11:50
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SAVANNAH, GA, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12 percent increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6 percent increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick.
"The impressive volumes moving through our deepwater terminals are related to our customers building inventory for the peak buying season," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We anticipate year-on-year growth to continue as we're trending toward a strong fourth quarter of the calendar year."

Sodexo announces plastics reduction policy balancing inclusion and environmental impact in the US

October 17, 2018 - 07:30
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GAITHERSBURG, MD, Oct. 17, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a "by request" item that will still be available to customers who need them while moving toward more sustainable materials.

Voith actively participates in first phase completion of PROVIDES project at Paper and Beyond 2018 in Brussels

October 17, 2018 - 07:21
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, at a special conference organized as part of the Paper and Beyond 2018 event in Brussels, the first phase of the PROVIDES project was officially completed. Voith was an active participant in the project, thus supporting the pulp and paper industry’s technological transition towards meeting its climate objectives.

A. Celli to supply new latest-generation E-WIND T80S rewinder for Fapajal's tissue production mill in Portugal

October 17, 2018 - 06:12

LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -It is with extreme satisfaction that A.Celli Paper S.p.A. announces the start of a precious collaboration with Fapajal - Fábrica De Papel Do Tojal, S.A. through the agreement for the supply of a latest-generation E-WIND T80S rewinder for the production of tissue.

A.Celli Paper E-WIND T80S is a modular and fully automated rewinder, running at 1000mpm, with built-in electrical cabinets, capable of managing products that involve a specific volume, diameter and cutting format while also guaranteeing extra capacity during production peaks.

Kemira to increase coagulant product prices in EMEA from Nov 1

October 17, 2018 - 06:03
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HELSINKI, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all coagulant products in the EMEA region across all segments. The price increases will become effective as of November 1st, 2018 or as contract terms allow.

Price increases are necessary due to significant cost increases from several sides: All freight rates have considerably increased in 2018 and are expected to continue to rise.