February 2019

Domtar & CelluForce: Innovating with cellulose nanocrystals

February 19, 2019 - 17:37
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MONTREAL, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Concerns over the long-term effects of plastics in our environment have led to stronger calls for biobased, renewable materials. One such material is nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), also known as cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). These tiny crystals are extracted from wood and processed into a powder or liquid suspension, which can be used to add strength, enhance lubrication and improve impermeability in everyday products.

Associated British Ports (ABP) bolsters business with VPK Packaging Group joining Port of Hull

February 19, 2019 - 17:22
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LONDON, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -ABP has won a two-year contract with Belgium-based manufacturer - VPK Packaging Group - to handle 35,000 tonnes of paper per year at the Port of Hull.

This bespoke agreement sees ABP handling paper reels destined for consumer packaging, from a weekly container shipment from Ghent at the Hull Container Terminal. It is then offloaded into the UK’s only All Weather Terminal storage area.

UPM collaborates with research organisations and companies to create new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for biomedical sector

February 19, 2019 - 07:51
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HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM collaborates with leading research organizations and small to medium sized companies in order to create a new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for the biomedical sector. The sector faces a growing need for products sourced from natural materials that are free from animal-derived components as they offer many advantages over currently used materials.

Engraving Solutions presents its new embossing solutions at Paper One Show in Beirut, Lebanon

February 19, 2019 - 06:58
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LUCCA, ITALY, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Engraving Solutions, a leader in the production of embossing rolls for the tissue industry and part of the Tissue Business Area of the Körber AG Group, has presented at Paper One Show held in Beirut on January 28-30, 2019, the latest products in the field of embossing: innovative and highly competitive products that meet the actual needs of the market.

Ghost is designed to satisfy the current trend in the tissue market, i.e. premiumisation, namely the tendency among purchasers to buy higher-end products at higher prices.

DS Smith welcomes UK government's resources & waste strategy consultations

February 19, 2019 - 05:56
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LONDON, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Today (18 February) the UK government has followed up on its Resources & Waste Strategy by launching consultations on four key subjects. DS Smith, a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions and the UK’s biggest recycler of paper and cardboard, welcomes the consultations as an opportunity for meaningful discussions that will allow government and industry to work toward real-world implementation of the strategy’s blueprint for waste and resources.

Henkel states global effects of new food safety legislation and sustainability to shape food safety discussion in 2019

February 19, 2019 - 05:04
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DUSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Packaging safety is an important topic for all players along the value chain in the food industry. It is also a complex field that is constantly evolving, continuously influenced by technological innovation, market developments, and new legislation.

Henkel states global effects of new food safety legislation and sustainability to shape food safety discussion in 2019

February 19, 2019 - 05:04

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Packaging safety is an important topic for all players along the value chain in the food industry. It is also a complex field that is constantly evolving, continuously influenced by technological innovation, market developments, and new legislation.

UK's FPA responds to government consultations

February 19, 2019 - 04:08
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BLETCHINGDON, UK, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The Government has today (Monday 18 February) announced four Consultations from Defra and H M Treasury, covering Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system (Defra); Introducing a Deposit Returns Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Defra); Consistency in household and business recycling collections in England (Defra) and Plastic Packaging Tax (HMT).

UK government launches new set of plans and series of consultations to overhaul waste system

February 18, 2019 - 08:36
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    LONDON, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Government launches consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy.
  • Packaging producers set to pay the full cost of dealing with their waste, more consistent household recycling, and a Deposit Return Scheme for cans and bottles, subject to consultation.
  • Consultation also launched for a world-leading tax on plastic packaging which does not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content.

Ence launches two new projects to improve efficiency at its bio-factory in Pontevedra, Spain

February 18, 2019 - 08:10
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MADRID, Spain, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Sustainability is a strategic priority for Ence. Therefore, the company is committed to improving the efficiency of the facilities of its bio-factory in Pontevedra through the project “Installation of an Intelligent Blowing System”, an initiative that is included in the line of energy saving and efficiency aids in SMEs. and Large Company of the Industrial sector, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by the IDAE under the national energy efficiency fund.

Essity receives Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction from RobecoSAM for sustainability performance

February 18, 2019 - 06:39
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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading hygiene and health company Essity have received the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction for excellent sustainability performance. Essity is also qualified for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019 as a top-scoring company in the Household Product industry.

Essity received high scores for its environmental and social reporting, its work with suppliers, its brand work, its innovations and its strategy for emerging markets.

Essity receives Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction from RobecoSAM for sustainability performance

February 18, 2019 - 06:39
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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading hygiene and health company Essity have received the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction for excellent sustainability performance. Essity is also qualified for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019 as a top-scoring company in the Household Product industry.

Essity received high scores for its environmental and social reporting, its work with suppliers, its brand work, its innovations and its strategy for emerging markets.

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