November 2018

MSC, A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express to establish container shipping association

November 23, 2018 - 08:51
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IT executives from MSC, A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express are currently discussing the creation of common information technology standards which shall be openly available and free of charge for all stakeholders of the wider container shipping industry.

Canfor temporarily curtailing BC Operations in Q4 Vancouver, BC, Canada

November 23, 2018 - 08:49
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The curtailment is expected to reduce Canfor’s BC production output by approximately 10% throughout the quarter. “We have made the difficult decision to curtail our BC sawmill operations over the fourth quarter due to log supply challenges following another difficult wildfire season, uncompetitive log costs and declining lumber prices,” said Don Kayne, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are working to mitigate impacts on our employees as much as possible.”

Resolute investing $40 Million in its NW Ontario Operations

November 23, 2018 - 08:48
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Resolute Forest Products Inc. 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.

Metsä Board investing in capacity increase at Kaskinen BCTMP mill

November 23, 2018 - 08:46
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Together with process and grade changes carried out previously this investment will increase the mill’s bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) capacity and will improve product consistency and production reliability. The line will be taken into use during November–December 2018. The value of the investment is EUR 6 million.

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Lenzing's Packnatur reusable cellulose bag wins State Prize in B2C category at Austrian State Prize 2018

November 23, 2018 - 01:18
    LENZING and VIENNA, Austria , Nov. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • The Packnatur® reusable cellulose bag wins State Prize in the B2C category
  • Bags are made from wood-based fibers of Lenzing AG, which are biodegradeable
  • Bags were developed together with VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH and are utilized by Coop and REWE for fruits and vegetables

Electronics For Imaging to supply Escada closed loop corrugator control system for Dunapack Packaging's Ujazd facility in Poland

November 23, 2018 - 01:11

MILTON, UK, Nov. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Dunapack Packaging, a manufacturer of highquality printed corrugated packaging based in Ujazd, Poland, has recently signed an agreement with Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) to further enhance their corrugated control capabilities with the addition of EFITM Escada Profile, a highly sophisticated closed-loop process control system enabling higher and consistent quality and overall efficiency.

Mondi to invest Euro 30 million to upgrade production capacity of its corrugated packaging plant in Bupak, Czech Republic

November 22, 2018 - 09:29

VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Mondi plans to further invest in its Corrugated Packaging facility in Bupak, Czech Republic, which has already benefitted from significant investments in recent years. Once completed, the upgrade will make the Czech production facility another flagship plant for Mondi Group’s corrugated board segment.

Smurfit Kappa develops new TOPPSafe hexacomb packaging solution as alternative of heavy wooden, chipboard and plastic boards

November 22, 2018 - 06:47

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable new alternative for the heavy wooden, chipboard and plastic boards that are used to protect palletised products during transport and storage.

A team of Smurfit Kappa designers in its Hexacomb operations collaborated to identify a food-safe and innovative solution that would be suitable for a range of sectors including those which have stringent hygiene regulations.

Andritz to supply PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine for Berli Jucker Cellox's mill in Prachinburi, Thailand

November 22, 2018 - 03:54

GRAZ, Austria, Nov. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Berli Jucker Cellox Ltd. to supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine with shoe press, including stock preparation and automation systems, for their mill in Prachinburi, Thailand.

The machine is designed for grammages from 13 to 40 g/m2 used for all kinds of high-quality tissue and towels.