February 2019

A.Celli reports increased productivity after installation of iDEAL tissue machines at Yibin Paper's mill in China

February 13, 2019 - 06:36
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LUCCA, ITALY, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -A.Celli High-speed iDEAL Tissue Machines, installed at Yibin Paper, our Chinese customer, successfully produce unbleached tissue paper, using 100% Bamboo Slush Pulp.

Four Tissue Machines are currently installed and, after the TM2, started-up last September 15th, also TM3 and TM4 (with a 16’ Yankee) and TM5 (with 18’ Yankee) have been started-up.

The operating speed of the first Tissue Machine has been increased to 1500m/min in less than a month.

Sofidel receives A- rating in both Climate Change and Forests Timber category in CDP's 2018 report

February 13, 2019 - 06:00
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PORCARI, Italy , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -CDP is a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. In 2018, Sofidel improved its score in the Climate Change and Forests Timber categories.

Sofidel receives A- rating in both Climate Change and Forests Timber category in CDP's 2018 report

February 13, 2019 - 06:00
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PORCARI, Italy , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -CDP is a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. In 2018, Sofidel improved its score in the Climate Change and Forests Timber categories.

Frugalpac opens new recyclable coffee cup manufacturing facility in Wrexham, UK

February 13, 2019 - 03:33

IPSWICH, UK, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Frugalpac – manufacturer of the first fully recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper – has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wrexham, North Wales, to produce Frugal Cups.

The ‘Frugal Cup’ offers an environmentally-friendly solution for cafes and consumers seeking an alternative to non-recyclable disposable cups.

Investment is bringing the Frugal Cup concept to life

Södra to grant SEK 100 million to promote forestry-based research and development projects

February 13, 2019 - 03:17
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VAXJO, Sweden, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -The Board of Södra has decided to allocate SEK 100 million to research, of which half will be earmarked for the development of forest management methods and technologies.

“Society’s expectations of how this renewable raw material from the forest can help to combat climate change is clear. We are therefore investing to create opportunities for increasing forest production using low-impact methods in family forestry,” said Lars Idermark, President and CEO of Södra.

Spain's LC Paper introduces new Anti-clog technology for its Dalia towel product range

February 13, 2019 - 02:21
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GIRONA, Spain, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -LC Paper is introducing the Anti-clog technology: a special paper treatment for the Away-from-home towel products which enables them to be thrown in the bathroom without clogging it. This treatment causes a delayed dissolution of the paper sheet, so that it preserves its strength during usage but dissolves after a few moments, being completely destructed during the flushing.

The Anti-clog treatment will be optional for all of our paper towel lineup starting today.

Clariant 4Q 2018 results: EBITDA before exceptional items down 2% from year ago to CHF 253 million

February 13, 2019 - 01:48
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    MUTTENZ, Switzerland, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Sales increased by 5 % in local currency to CHF 6.623 billion
  • EBITDA before exceptional items improved by 5 % in Swiss francs, exceeding CHF 1 billion
  • EBITDA margin before exceptional items expanded to 15.4 %
  • Net income climbed by 18 % to CHF 356 million
  • Operating cash flow rose by 24 % to CHF 530 million
  • Proposed dividend increase of 10 % to CHF 0.55 per share
  • Outlook 2021: above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation

US-based TemperPack to provide its paper-based insulator ClimaCell to replace traditional Styrofoam coolers at Albertsons Companies

February 12, 2019 - 10:25

RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) -TemperPack, a leader in sustainable packaging, and Albertsons Companies are teaming up to divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill every year.

The grocer announced today that it is swapping out traditional Styrofoam coolers in its pharmacy shipments in favor of TemperPack's paper-based insulator, ClimaCell. ClimaCell represents a significant breakthrough in packaging technology, allowing companies to protect temperature-sensitive shipments for up to 80 hours while significantly reducing packaging waste.

Sun Chemical announces partnership with HAVI to market its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable natural based inks

February 12, 2019 - 10:10
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PARSIPPANY, NJ, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, a global company that innovates, optimizes, sources and manages the packaging and supply chains of leading foodservice brands, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.

Sun Chemical’s bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.

Circa Group's Australian FC5 commercial demonstration plant in goes online

February 12, 2019 - 09:48
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MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Biotechnology company Circa Group has announced that its FC5 commercial demonstration plant is now online, paving the way to a regular supply of Circa’s bio-based solvent Cyrene.

A joint venture between Circa and Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog, the FC5 plant is located in Tasmania, Australia. Now successfully commissioned and operated end-to-end, FC5 is starting to produce a steady stream of 99% pure Cyrene, a non-toxic solvent made from certified and renewable cellulose waste.

Circa Group's Australian FC5 commercial demonstration plant in goes online

February 12, 2019 - 09:48
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MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Biotechnology company Circa Group has announced that its FC5 commercial demonstration plant is now online, paving the way to a regular supply of Circa’s bio-based solvent Cyrene.

A joint venture between Circa and Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog, the FC5 plant is located in Tasmania, Australia. Now successfully commissioned and operated end-to-end, FC5 is starting to produce a steady stream of 99% pure Cyrene, a non-toxic solvent made from certified and renewable cellulose waste.

Iggesund Paperboard creates new source of income for almost 200 farms by buying biomass from local farmers for its facility in Workington, UK

February 12, 2019 - 07:51
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IGGESUND, Sweden, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Local farmers’ ability to sell biomass to Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill at Workington will return over 1.5 million pounds annually to the local agricultural industry. The initiative has created a totally new source of income for close to 200 farms in Cumbria and Scotland. It was recently given Rushlight Bioenergy Award.

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