November 2018

AkzoNobel to conduct Euro 2 billion capital repayment and share consolidation

November 14, 2018 - 07:16
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel shareholders have today voted in favor of all resolutions at the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

The capital repayment and share consolidation, agreed by a majority of shareholders, follows completion of the sale of the Specialty Chemicals business.

Metsä Board invests Euro 6 million to further increase capacity at its Kaskinen mill

November 14, 2018 - 05:46
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ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is investing in a second baling line at its Kaskinen mill. 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.

Georgia Ports Authority achieves 8% year to date increase in containerized trade at Port of Savannah

November 13, 2018 - 10:17
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SAVANNAH, GA, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history, with 413,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units crossing its docks. Containerized trade at the Port of Savannah has increased by 8 percent for the fiscal year to date (July-Oct. 2018), totaling 1.53 million TEUs - up 113,000 compared to the same period last year.

Huhtamaki to invest Euro 7 million for expansion and modernization of its fiber packaging operations in Russia

November 13, 2018 - 10:05
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ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki is investing app. EUR 7 million in its fiber packaging operations in Russia to facilitate further growth. In addition to the fast-growing Russian market the operations in Ivanteevka, near Moscow, serve the neighboring countries of Belarus and Kazakhstan, as well as the Nordic market.

PPC announces winners of its 75th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

November 13, 2018 - 09:57

SPRINGFIELD, MA, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has announced the top winners of its 75th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. These five folding cartons and rigid boxes represent some of the best paperboard packaging manufactured by North American converters during the past year.

Paperboard Package of the Year

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

Submitted by JohnsByrne

AF&PA announces winners of its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards in Dallas, TX

November 13, 2018 - 07:30
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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas.

“Our members continue to demonstrate their commitment toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We are proud to honor the achievements of this year’s award winners and to represent companies that are leaders in sustainability.”

AF&PA announces winners of its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards in Dallas, TX

November 13, 2018 - 07:30
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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas.

“Our members continue to demonstrate their commitment toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We are proud to honor the achievements of this year’s award winners and to represent companies that are leaders in sustainability.”

Hamburger Containerboard to reduce output by 30,000 tonnes in Nov and Dec for planned maintenance and holidays during the period

November 13, 2018 - 01:28
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PITTEN, Austria, Nov. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -In total Hamburger Containerboard will reduce its output 2018 by 30.000 tonnes due to some planned maintenance and national holidays during this period.

The company states that in November and December Hamburger Hungaria and Hamburger Rieger Trostberg will already reduce their production output by approx. 7.000 tonnes due to general maintenance work.

A further 23.000 tonnes of capacity reduction will be distributed equally between the group's remaining RCCM producing paper mills in December.

Evergreen Packaging introduces PlantCarton brand to promote sustainable packaging

November 12, 2018 - 10:08
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MEMPHIS, TN, Nov. 12, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging®, a global leader in plant-based packaging solutions, has launched the PlantCarton™ brand to represent its sustainable, plant-based carton products. The PlantCarton™ brand is the culmination of Evergreen Packaging's longstanding commitment to sustainability with an emphasis on the importance of using renewable materials in packaging.

AF&PA welcomes EPA guidance to modernize ambient air policy under NAAQS program

November 12, 2018 - 08:34
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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 9, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance to modernize ambient air policy under the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) program. EPA released a draft memo with the updated guidelines for receptor placement today (11/9/18).

Kemira to increase prices for all polymers, inorganic coagulants and other products in North and South America from Dec 1

November 12, 2018 - 08:23
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HELSINKI, Nov. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all polymers, inorganic coagulants and other products in North and South Americas Industry & Water segment, serving water treatment customers as well as the oil and gas industry.

The price increases will vary by product line and may be significantly higher for specific product families or geographical areas.

New prices will be effective for all deliveries of the products listed below from December 1st, 2018 or as contract terms allow.

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