December 2018

Stora Enso and Sulapac launch demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018 in Helsinki, Finland

December 04, 2018 - 02:11
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HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20 000 tech enthusiasts from around the world. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environments.      

Metso completes acquisition of UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems

December 04, 2018 - 02:06
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HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Metso has closed the acquisition of the UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd., KFS, to extend its pyro processing portfolio and capabilities.

KFS specializes in rotary kiln and calcining processes, combustion optimization and burner technologies with patented designs. It provides solutions to a wide range of industries including minerals processing. KFS has 14 employees based in High Wycombe, United Kingdom.

Pöyry receives Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia award at IFM's Utility/Energy Awards 2018

December 04, 2018 - 02:06

HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The International Finance Magazine (IFM) has presented Pöyry with the award for Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia under its Utility/Energy Awards for 2018. The IFM Awards is an annual event that recognises individuals and organisations that have made a difference in the international finance industry. This year it has bestowed Pöyry for the first time, for the company's ground-breaking and cutting edge initiatives.

Kemira forms sizing chemicals joint venture in China

December 03, 2018 - 17:52

HELSINKI, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira has received final authority permits and closed the deal announced on September 29, 2017. Kemira has formed a joint venture with an AKD producer in China. Kemira forms a joint venture – Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou (“NewCo”) – with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology (“TC Wanfeng”).

Voith installs new VariFlex state-of-the-art winder at Copamex's Chihuahua mill in Mexico

December 03, 2018 - 10:29

APPLETON, WI, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Copamex recently installed a complete, new Voith VariFlex winder at its Chihuahua, Mexico, facility. With the new, reliable winder, the papermaker has increased its process capacity while making improvements to the plant’s safety. 

“Voith has been a great partner to us and with this recent winder installation, we’re significantly improving our production capability, reducing overall maintenance requirements and increasing safety at our mill,” said Arturo Contreras, project manager, Copamex. 

Elopak provides its Pure-Pak cartons with ESL filling technology to dairy producer a2 Milk in the UK

December 03, 2018 - 07:58

SPIKKESTAD, Norway, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Company has launched its fresh milk brand in 1 litre Pure-Pak cartons in the UK, as part of a major new processing deal with Elopak customer Crediton Dairy. Tim Smiddy, Managing Director of Crediton Dairy spoke to Elotalk about this significant launch in UK fresh milk market which has been dominated by plastic packaging for decades, with millions of bottles disposed of daily.

“With the heightened awareness around plastic packaging waste we are seeing a lot of interest in switching from bottles to cartons,” says Tim Smiddy.

Metsä Board uses its Pro FBB Bright paperboard to develop new packaging solution for T2 2018 Christmas gifting range

December 03, 2018 - 07:34

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Following the success of the T2 2016 and 2017 Christmas tea ranges, Metsä Board has once again helped develop attention-grabbing packaging for the T2 2018 Christmas gifting range. Working closely with T2 Metsä Board’s design team created a variety of different packaging solutions including a cracker shaped box, mulled wine tree decoration boxes and a wonderful 12 Days of Christmas Tea Advent Calendar.

Sveza taps Pesmel for basic engineering for automated pulp shipping buffer for truck, train and container logistics for its planned pulp mill project in Russia

December 03, 2018 - 06:46

KAUHAJOKI, Finland, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -SVEZA Group is planning to construct a modern pulp mill in the Russian Federation, Vologda region. SVEZA has selected Pesmel as a partner to execute the potential pulp mill’s basic engineering for an automated pulp shipping buffer for truck, train and container logistics.

In October 2018 Pesmel and SVEZA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of further cooperation in the planned pulp mill project. SVEZA is now proceeding with preparations, including environmental permits, for the prospective pulp mill.

Esko and Amtech Software enter into strategic partnership to bring increased efficiencies for corrugated converters

December 03, 2018 - 06:00

GHENT, Belgium , Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Esko, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.

Kimberly-Clark wins FSC's 2018 Leadership Award for its "Heart Your Planet" collaboration with WWF

December 03, 2018 - 05:44
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NEENAH, WI, Dec. 3, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF's "Heart Your Planet" collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

Kimberly-Clark wins FSC's 2018 Leadership Award for its "Heart Your Planet" collaboration with WWF

December 03, 2018 - 05:44
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NEENAH, WI, Dec. 3, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF's "Heart Your Planet" collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

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