November 2018

Vinda starts up two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines at its mill in Xiaogan, China

November 22, 2018 - 01:16
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LUCCA, ITALY, Nov. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -On November 19th Vinda Personal Care (China) Limited started up two Toscotec supplied AHEAD2.0M tissue machines in Xiaogan city, Hubei, China. With the start-up of these production lines, Vinda inaugurates its second production base in Xiaogan, located in the vicinity of its existing mill.

Georgia-Pacific reports 40% improvement in steam economy from new black liquor evaporators at its Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, FL

November 21, 2018 - 09:41
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ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -GP's Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida recently completed an $84 million investment that's making the mill more energy efficient and is reducing its groundwater usage through the installation of new Black Liquor Evaporators (BLE).

BLEs evaporate water vapor from byproducts of the pulping process and are a critical component to this operation. To ensure that GP was reaching the efficiencies of today's technology, it was determined that the four previous sets of its BLEs would be replaced by late summer.

DS Smith Recycling receives Silver Green Apple Award for 30-year Tesco partnership and its waste management system

November 21, 2018 - 08:39
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LONDON, Nov. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -DS Smith Recycling has won the Silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice for its 30-year partnership with Tesco.

The annual Green Apple Awards, which recognise, reward, and promote environmental best practice around the world, saw Nicholas Power, Head of Key Accounts and Supplier Management at DS Smith Recycling, collect the award on 12th of November 2018 at a carbon-neutral ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

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

November 21, 2018 - 05:30
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ANTWERP, Belgium, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Five container shipping companies intend to create an association with the purpose of paving the way for digitalization, standardization and interoperability in the container shipping industry.

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.

Greenpeace conducts survey with Environmental Investigation Agency on supermarket's contribution to plastic pollution problem in UK

November 21, 2018 - 04:46
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LONDON, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -With company plastic packaging pledges popping up all over the shop since Blue Planet 2, we wanted to cut through the confusion by ranking UK supermarkets in a plastic league table. So back in May we partnered with the Environmental Investigation Agency to survey supermarkets on the full extent of their contribution to our plastic waste problem, and find out what actions they are taking to deal with it. Now the results are in, and our new report, Checking Out on Plastics, is out. So how did your supermarket do?

EC welcomes voluntary pledges from industry to boost the market for recycled plastics and encourages further action

November 21, 2018 - 04:05
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -A preliminary Commission assessment of the voluntary pledges received by the industry shows significant commitments, although more will be needed to achieve the objective of a well-functioning EU market of recycled plastics.

UK-based retailer Co-op rolls out new compostable carrier bags at more than 1,000 food stores to eliminate usage of single-use plastics

November 21, 2018 - 04:01
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MANCHESTER, UK, Nov. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -More than 1,000 Co-op food stores are at the forefront of the retailer’s moves to ditch single-use plastics, with the roll-out of new compostable carriers from this week (Monday, 19 November).

The community retailer is rolling out it new compostable carrier bags to over 1,000 communities in a move estimated to replace around 60M single-use plastic bags UK-wide.

The bags are initially available in Co-op food stores in communities where they are accepted by the Local Authority in the household food waste collections.

Germany’s Varel to take downtime on all four machines during Christmas period

November 21, 2018 - 01:16
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VAREL, Germany , Nov. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -As public holidays during the end of the year 2018 are challenging for logistic reasons (limited transport-/warehouse capacity as well as limited number of loading days), VAREL is going to take downtime on all four machines (Containerboard + Cartonboard) during Xmas and the turn of the year. Furthermore already end of last year projected maintenance services for 2018 have to be completed during these days without production.

E.ON and Credit Suisse to build 97 wind turbines on SCA's land in Sweden

November 20, 2018 - 10:17
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden , Nov. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -E.ON, together with Swiss company: Credit Suisse Energie Infrastructure Partners, will build one of Europe's largest land-based wind parks in Sweden. The facilities are mostly located on SCA's land and most of it in the municipality of Härnösand.

The wind parks have an installed power of 475 megawatts, which gives energy equivalent to all household appliances in Västernorrland County.

KP Tissue closes financing transactions for $575 million TAD2 Project in Sherbrooke, QC

November 20, 2018 - 09:59
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MISSISSAUGA, ON , Nov. 19, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) reports today that Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP) and certain of its subsidiaries have closed financing transactions (the Financings) to fund the previously announced TAD2 Project of $575 million in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Quebec, to build a new, state-of-the-art tissue plant featuring Canada’s largest and most modern TAD paper machine along with related converting equipment and infrastructure.

European forest-based Sector launches Vision for 2040

November 20, 2018 - 06:31
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VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, in an event under the umbrella of the Austrian EU-presidency, the “FTP Vision 2040 of the European Forest-based Sector” was launched. The venue, the very prestigious Marmorsaal in the premises of the Federal Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, was fully packed with representatives from some 20 European countries.

Burgo to stop recycled containerboard production for maintenance during Christmas period at its Avezzano site in Italy

November 20, 2018 - 05:06
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ALTAVILLA VICENTINA, Italy, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Burgo Group will stop Avezzano recycled containerboard production for maintenance due to Christmas period.

Our sales department will contact all customers accordingly.

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