December 2018

Longview, WA, fire department, Nippon investigating mill odor complaints

December 11, 2018 - 16:37
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LONGVIEW, WA, Dec. 11, 2018 (Longview Daily News) -The Longview Fire Department and a Nippon paper engineer investigated several complaints of a strong pulp mill odor that descended over the southern parts of the city during lunch hour Monday, according to Longview Fire Department officials.

Fire battalion chief Blake Tomlinson said the WestRock paper mill (formerly KapStone Paper and Packaging) released NCGs — harmless noncondensable gasses — just after noon, which combined with an unusual wind pattern making the smell more noticeable than normal.

Paper Arabia to focus on green pulp-based products as alternative to plastic at Dec. 16-18 event in Dubai

December 11, 2018 - 16:31
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DUBAI, Dec. 11, 2018 (Local News) -Paper Arabia 2018, an upcoming biennial event in Dubai, UAE will focus on eco-friendly products and artificial pulp as well as offer insights on green pulp-based products and using paper for a sustainable future, said event organisers.

Studies indicate that each year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans. In an endeavour to stop plastic pollution, governments in more than 60 countries have introduced levies and bans to combat single-use plastic waste, according to UN Environment, an agency of the United Nations.

APP's new survey states 64% Americans prefer paper food packaging over plastic or Styrofoam

December 11, 2018 - 09:18
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Americans are increasingly transitioning away from single-use plastics in favor of sustainable paper food packaging, according to new data released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) from the 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report. The report found that nearly two thirds (64 percent) of Americans say they prefer paper food packaging over plastic or Styrofoam. Furthermore, more than half (51 percent) agree that paper food packaging is as high quality as the latter materials.

Fortress Global and Mondelēz International enters into technology license and collaboration agreement for Xylitol Technology

December 11, 2018 - 08:56
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VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 11, 2018 (CNW) -Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. ("Fortress Global") is pleased to announce that it has entered, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortress Advanced Bioproducts Inc. ("FortressAB"), into a Technology License and Collaboration Agreement (the "License Agreement") with Mondelēz International, Inc. ("Mondelēz"), one of the world's largest snacking companies.

UK's CPI introduces project to cut plastic pollution by driving forward development of food packaging

December 11, 2018 - 06:56
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WILTON, UK, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating on a project to cut plastic pollution by driving forward the development of food packaging that is less damaging to the environment.

UK waste-to-product company Renewi partners with Rodepa Plastics and Sphere to launch innovative and circular concept for plastic film

December 11, 2018 - 04:44
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MILTON KEYNES, UK , Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Leading waste-to-product company, Renewi plc is working with plastic recycling specialist, Rodepa Plastics and bag manufacturer, Sphere to launch an innovative and circular concept for plastic film.

Renewi collects soft plastics, such as plastic film, from many of its customers. The collection of these plastics is often combined with paper and cardboard. Under the new concept, the plastic film will be collected in a fully circular bag which makes it easy to separate and transport plastics in an efficient way.

UK waste-to-product company Renewi partners with Rodepa Plastics and Sphere to launch innovative and circular concept for plastic film

December 11, 2018 - 04:44

MILTON KEYNES, UK , Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Leading waste-to-product company, Renewi plc is working with plastic recycling specialist, Rodepa Plastics and bag manufacturer, Sphere to launch an innovative and circular concept for plastic film.

Renewi collects soft plastics, such as plastic film, from many of its customers. The collection of these plastics is often combined with paper and cardboard. Under the new concept, the plastic film will be collected in a fully circular bag which makes it easy to separate and transport plastics in an efficient way.

Seaboard Folding Box completes installation of a PPCTS DGM Smartfold folder gluer at Westminster, MA, facility

December 10, 2018 - 15:06

WESTMINSTER, MA, Dec. 9, 2018 (PR.com) -Seaboard Folding Box, a recognized leader in the printed packaging industry located in Westminster, MA has completed the installation of a PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SL Ultra X folder gluer.

Buckman announces additions to leadership team

December 10, 2018 - 12:25
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MEMPHIS, TN, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company specializing in innovative chemical and smart solutions, announced three additions to its leadership team including chief operating officer, chief digital officer and chief information officer. The new roles further show Buckman’s commitment to invest in talent that strengthens the company’s expertise in both smart and chemical solutions for its customers.

August Faller to present its extensive range of products and services at Pharmapack 2019 in Paris

December 10, 2018 - 12:08

WALDKIRCH, Germany , Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -How can we further improve the functionality of pharmaceutical packaging? How can we ensure comprehensive safety? Packaging expert August Faller presents its concrete solutions to these major challenges at Pharmapack 2019 in Paris (Paris Expo, Hall 7.2, Stand D28).

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