December 2018

Nestlé creates research institute for packaging to accelerate sustainability agenda

December 07, 2018 - 16:18

VEVEY, Switzerland, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Nestlé today announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. This is a step further to achieve the Company’s commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Voith to supply new equipment to moderize Ahlstrom-Munksjö's specialty paper mill in Jacareí, Brazil

December 07, 2018 - 05:39
  • HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Dec. 7, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Scope of supply includes a new SpeedSizer coater with an infrared web drying system
  • Modernizing the machine will provide benefits such as significant improvements in process visibility and control through intelligent automation systems, as well as cuttingedge technology for controlling the paper's most important CD and MD parameters

Clecat stats industry's disappointment over Council's general approach on posting

December 07, 2018 - 05:04
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The under-signed represent the shippers, freight forwarders and express carriers whose customers strongly depend on an effective, seamless and reliable road transport sector in Europe. The Council’s General Approach in no way responds to the need for simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable rules which would facilitate transport operations, protect the workers employed in this industry and ensure a fair competitive environment.

UK government funds up to £60 million to develop sustainable packaging and transform food scraps into environment friendly plastic bags and cups

December 07, 2018 - 03:59
  • LONDON, Dec. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • UK to lead the world in development of sustainable packaging thanks to up to £60 million of new government funding, including food scraps potentially being transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups
  • smart labels on packaging could end confusion over what rubbish goes in which recycling bin and sustainable packaging with a living sell-by-date could show consumers when food is going off to reduce food waste

SusChem and partners issue new report: Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy

December 06, 2018 - 10:27
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and partners issue new report: Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy. This report identifies the challenges to plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them. Future research is required in three main areas: Circularity by design, recycling and alternative feedstock.

SusChem Chairman Dr. Markus Steilemann said:

Neenah Coldenhove invests Euro 1.8 million in new robotized packaging machine for mini jumbo and jumbo reels

December 06, 2018 - 08:30

EERBEEK, The Netherlands, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -In order to enable further growth, Neenah Coldenhove has invested in a completely new robotized packaging machine for mini jumbo and jumbo reels.

Previously these rolls were prepared and wrapped for shipment by Neenah Coldenhove ‘s employees. The new automated Pesmel packaging machine, which required a total investment of 1.8 million Euros, deals with this work automatically.

Norske Skog to invest AUD 7 million to raise capacity of Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to 85,000 tonnes

December 06, 2018 - 07:21

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about AUD 7 million to upgrade the Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to more than double its annual production capacity to 85,000 tonnes. The increased production capacity will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2019. The approval of the 85,000 tonne capacity upgrade is also a building block for potential further expansion of Norske Skog’s pellet operations in New Zealand.

SKG to launch final phase of RCCM PM 1 revamp at Roermond mill in the Netherlands in January

December 06, 2018 - 06:47

BRUSSELS, Dec. 6, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) will carry out the final phase of the revamp of its recycled containerboard machine (RCCM) PM 1 at its Roermond mill in the Netherlands from January 21.

The rebuild, which will last five weeks, will consist of rebuilding the wet-end of the 260,000 tonne/yr line. Some 25,000 tonnes of RCCM will be taken out of the market as a result of the downtime.

Statkraft enters into long-term industrial power supply agreement with Norske Skog for its Skogn and Saugbrugs mills in Norway

December 06, 2018 - 06:33
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OSLO, Norway, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Statkraft and Norske Skog Skogn AS and Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS have entered into new long-term industrial power supply agreements for the period from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2026. The total delivery will be about 14 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 900 GWh to each mill.

The contracts will contribute to the supply of power to Norske Skog's paper mills in Skogn and Halden, and will replace previous contracts between Statkraft and Norske Skog.

Aalto University wins Finnish Forest Industries' Wood U Make It Happen? innovation contest

December 06, 2018 - 06:01

OTAKAARI, Finland , Dec. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -The innovation, developed by Aalto University students, could revolutionise Finnish food production using circular economy methods.

The Aalto University students Mikko Niemeläinen and Milla-Mari Vastavuo have won Wood U Make It Happen?, the innovation contest run by the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. They developed Relaps, an ecosystem which uses the waste heat and mineral streams generated in pulp mills in smart greenhouse farming.

Aalto University wins Finnish Forest Industries' Wood U Make It Happen? innovation contest

December 06, 2018 - 06:01

OTAKAARI, Finland , Dec. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -The innovation, developed by Aalto University students, could revolutionise Finnish food production using circular economy methods.

The Aalto University students Mikko Niemeläinen and Milla-Mari Vastavuo have won Wood U Make It Happen?, the innovation contest run by the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. They developed Relaps, an ecosystem which uses the waste heat and mineral streams generated in pulp mills in smart greenhouse farming.

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