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December 2018

DS Smith receives Five Worldstar packaging awards for beverage pack pallets and I-Mow series transport packaging solution

December 14, 2018 - 02:07

LONDON, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -It’s awards season and we’re putting on our fanciest outfits to celebrate FIVE WorldStar packaging awards across Europe! 

Beginning in the north, our Finnish colleagues won for an ingenious and effective design for pallets of beverage packs.

APP's Foopak Bio Natura compostable food packaging solution receives 2018 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

December 14, 2018 - 01:08
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is pleased to announce that its Foopak Bio Natura compostable packaging solution has won a 2018 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies that make sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

Indonesia unveils more detailed land map in bid to resolve development planning disputes including forest areas

December 13, 2018 - 20:18
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JAKARTA, Dec. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Indonesia’s government on Tuesday launched a more detailed map of land use aimed at resolving overlapping claims in the vast archipelago, including in forest areas, three years later than was initially planned.

Jakarta hopes the new map, on a scale of 1:50,000 compared with a previous map on a 1:250,000 scale, will reduce chances of dispute over the issue of permits for mining, plantation and forest conservation.

‘Blight of Tetra Paks’ cartons covering Vietnam's beaches and towns

December 13, 2018 - 20:15
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HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec. 13, 2018 (The Guardian) -It takes 45 minutes to pick up all the milk cartons that have washed up on Long Hai beach overnight. “I feel like all I do is collect them,” says Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tham, gesturing towards the quiet length of sand that fronts her beach house in the south of Vietnam. “I fill about three or four bags every morning, but then there will be a big wave, and when I look back over my shoulder the sand is covered again.”

Lessebo Paper invests SEK 50 million to re-commission its pulp mill in Sweden; start-up in mid-2019 to generate 20-25 new jobs

December 13, 2018 - 09:31

LESSEBO, SWEDEN , Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -There is a long history of pulp production at Lessebo Paper. Thanks to a 50 Million SEK investment, the pulp will be re-commissioned mid-2019, resulting in 20-25 new jobs.

“Investing in the pulp mill was a natural choice at this point of time”, explains Eric Sigurdsson, CEO at Lessebo Paper.

Prismm Environmental: Essentra, Herbert Walkers and Crystal Press join Packaging 2 Recycling scheme

December 13, 2018 - 08:34
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MILTON KEYNES, UK, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Three key packaging manufacturing and printing companies have signed up to the BPIF-supported Packaging 2 Recycling scheme.

Sites belonging to Essentra, Herbert Walkers and Crystal Press will now focus on achieving 100% recycling of the waste materials generated from the manufacturing and printing of packaging.

Low river levels, overbooked railways, truck driver shortage wreak havoc on German logistics

December 13, 2018 - 06:11
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 13, 2018 (PPI Europe) -“Logistics is becoming more and more of an issue in Germany.” This quote from a paper market commentator summarizes well the feeling among the business community in Germany as transporting goods within the country grows more and more difficult for a variety of reasons.

Valmet to supply new 36,000 tonne/yr Advantage tissue production line to Century Pulp and Paper's mill in Lalkua, India

December 13, 2018 - 01:02

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has been chosen to supply a tissue production line to Century Pulp and Paper (CPP) in India. The new Valmet Advantage tissue line will be installed at CPP's mill in Lalkua, India. 

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The order is Valmet's second tissue machine delivery to CPP's Lalkua mill. Cooperation between the companies started in 2008 when CPP's first Valmet tissue machine was installed. 

Port of Oakland scrap paper exports ‘winning the trade war;’ up 3% ‘despite headwinds’

December 12, 2018 - 15:26
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OAKLAND, CA, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -A scrappy little export commodity at the Port of Oakland is winning the battle against global trade headwinds.  The Port said today that scrap paper shipments were up 3 percent in the first 10 months of 2018.

The increase in Oakland’s recyclable paper shipments contrasts with a generally challenging environment for U.S. exports.  That’s important because waste paper is the largest export commodity, measured by container volume, shipped from Oakland.

Ingevity to acquire Capa caprolactone division of Perstorp Holding in UK for $675 million

December 12, 2018 - 15:12
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, Dec. 10, 2018 (Business Wire) -Ingevity Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement with Perstorp Holding AB to acquire the Capa caprolactone division of Perstorp in a cash transaction valued at approximately €590 million (approximately $675 million). The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and Ingevity expects to close on the transaction late in the first quarter of 2019.