December 2018

Tetra Pak India to provide ‘smart packaging’ solutions by introducing dynamic QR codes

December 12, 2018 - 15:08

KOLKATA, Dec. 12, 2018 (The Hindu Business Line) -Packaging and processing solutions provider Tetra Pak India will provide smart packaging solutions to its clients by introducing dynamic QR codes.

According to Ashutosh Manohar, MD, South Asia Markets, Tetra Pak India, smart packaging technology will embed every pack with a unique identity, and allow interaction between manufacturers, brand owners and consumers throughout the life cycle of the pack.

Amcor opens new home care flexible packaging plant in Bharuch, India, to serve Unilever

December 12, 2018 - 12:02

BHARUCH, INDIA , Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Growing demand for Unilever’s laundry products in India has created a need for quality packaging, which Amcor will satisfy with a new manufacturing plant dedicated to the needs of the global consumer-goods giant.

Amcor’s efficient new factory in Bharuch, Gujarat, in the Western region of India started operations this week after an official ceremonial event in October with executives from both companies.

FPAC applauds Canadian Senate Committee's list of 16 recommendations addressing forest bioproducts and reduction of greenhouse gas

December 12, 2018 - 11:45
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OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -After significant consultation with key stakeholders, Canada’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released a report today entitled:“Feast or Famine: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry.”

AF&PA welcomes EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' announcement of new proposed WOTUS rule

December 12, 2018 - 09:40
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announcement of a new proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

European Commission approves newly created joint venture combining Solenis and BASF's global paper and water chemicals

December 12, 2018 - 09:20
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over a newly created joint venture combining Solenis and BASF's global paper and water chemicals business ("BASF DOM") by BASF SE ("BASF") of Germany and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. ("CD&R") of the US. BASF DOM supplies wet-end paper chemicals and water treatment chemicals. Solenis, a portfolio company of CD&R, is a specialty chemical company providing process and water solutions. The joint venture will also be active in these sectors.

APP's PT Purinusa Ekapersada and Oji Holdings sign $35 million corrugated container jv agreement to set up new converting factory in Indonesia

December 12, 2018 - 07:06

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -PT Purinusa Ekapersada, an Asia Pulp & Paper company, and Oji Holdings Corporation have agreed to enter into a US$35 million joint venture to set up a new converting factory in Indonesia. The new venture, PT Oji Sinar Mas Packaging, will produce corrugated cardboard and containers to meet growing domestic demand in Indonesia.

The new factory will be based in Bekasi City, West Java, and is expected to come online in January 2020. It is expected to produce 5,000 tons of cardboard from recycled material each month.

Packsize receives Supply & Demand Chain Executive's “Green Supply Chain Award for 2018”

December 12, 2018 - 04:28
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Dec. 12, 2018 (Business Wire) -Supply & Demand Chain Executive named Packsize International a recipient of its “Green Supply Chain Award for 2018.” In so doing, SDCE recognizes Packsize’s role in making sustainability a core part of its supply chain strategy. Packsize is a leading multinational technology provider of packaging supply chain solutions and services that help customers achieve measurable sustainability goals.

TC Transcontinental to participate in City of Montréal’s public consultation over evaluation of environmental and financial costs of large-scale distribution of Publisacs

December 12, 2018 - 02:37
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MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -TC Transcontinental, owner of the Publisac, has reviewed the recommendation submitted on November 27 by the City of Montréal’s Finance and Administration Commission to “evaluate the environmental and financial costs of the large-scale distribution of Publisacs”. In this context, the City of Montréal announced on November 28 that this recommendation will be subject to a public consultation as part of the review of its Waste Management Master Plan (WMMP), during the first three months of 2019.

TBM to introduce concept model of alternatives to single-use plastic bags made of LIMEX and Plax bags at COP24 in Poland

December 12, 2018 - 01:54
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TOKYO, Dec. 11, 2018 (PRNewswire) -TBM Co., Ltd. (TBM), a company that develops, manufactures and sells paper and plastic alternative products made from a limestone-based material known as 'LIMEX', is close to launching LIMEX and Plax bags on the market as alternatives to single-use plastic bags.

Furthermore, TBM is honored to participate in COP24(Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) as a delegation of Japan.

TBM to introduce concept model of alternatives to single-use plastic bags made of LIMEX and Plax bags at COP24 in Poland

December 12, 2018 - 01:54

TOKYO, Dec. 11, 2018 (PRNewswire) -TBM Co., Ltd. (TBM), a company that develops, manufactures and sells paper and plastic alternative products made from a limestone-based material known as 'LIMEX', is close to launching LIMEX and Plax bags on the market as alternatives to single-use plastic bags.

Furthermore, TBM is honored to participate in COP24(Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) as a delegation of Japan.

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.

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