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February 2019

BOBST to showcase its NOVACUT 106 ER die-cutter and LILA II 145 folder-gluer at EXPOGRÁFICA 2019 in Mexico City from Mar 5-8

February 08, 2019 - 04:34

LAUSANNE, Switzerland , Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Visitors can talk directly with BOBST personnel at Stand 1013. BOBST will feature some of its most efficient solutions for boosting productivity at EXPOGRÁFICA 2019, taking place in Mexico City from 5th – 8th March.

Aware that packaging manufacturers are having to demonstrate increasingly higher productivity, while maintaining quality and reducing cost and waste, BOBST will showcase two of its machines that can support in these areas.

SIG opens new Tech Centre in Suzhou, China to accelerate new product development for food and beverage manufacturers in Asia-Pacific

February 08, 2019 - 04:26
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -SIG has opened a new Tech Centre, close to its packaging plant in Suzhou in China, which will bring a new dimension in supporting customers with the development and implementation of new product concepts and market-ready packaging solutions.

UPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa

February 08, 2019 - 04:18
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HELSINKI, Feb. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label stock, has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The grand opening of the new terminal was celebrated on February 7, 2019 with over 100 participants from around South Africa and the neighbouring countries, including customers and local trade media.

Australian Paper teams up with waste giant for proposed waste-to-energy plant

February 07, 2019 - 17:47
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SYDNEY, Feb. 7, 2019 (Local News) -The owner of Victoria’s biggest paper mill has announced it will team up with waste giant Suez to build a huge energy plant powered by hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household rubbish.

Australian Paper’s proposed waste-to-energy plant at Maryvale in the Latrobe Valley would burn an estimated 650,000 tonnes a year of rubbish from Melbourne and Gippsland.

UK's Gateshead council announces new innovative recycling trial of using separate bins for cardboard and paper including shredded paper

February 07, 2019 - 10:57
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GATESHEAD, UK , Jan. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -An innovative recycling trial to significantly boost the amount of paper and cardboard currently recycled in Gateshead will get underway next month.

More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards have been selected to take part in the trial which will use a separate bin for only cardboard and paper including shredded paper. Selected households have been notified by letter.

DS Smith to exhibit its Greencoat recyclable wax alternative box at International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA from Feb 12-14

February 07, 2019 - 10:14

LONDON, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Attendees can learn about DS Smith’s Greencoat, the 100% recyclable wax alternative box, and see live hourly demonstrations of DS Smith’s mechanical packaging equipment for poultry packaging in booth #B6105.

DS Smith will be exhibiting at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia from February 12 through February 14, where they will be featuring live demonstrations of box-forming machinery and showcasing their revolutionary Greencoat wax-replacement box.

UPM welcomes Finland's approval of increased biofuels target for 2030

February 07, 2019 - 09:33
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HELSINKI, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -The Finnish Parliament has yesterday 6 February 2019 approved a law that sets a gradually increasing 30% biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030.

UPM welcomes the Finnish government's ambition to take transport decarbonisation seriously:

UK's The Recycling Association states MPs Early Day Motion call to ban plastic exports will send more plastic to landfill

February 07, 2019 - 07:45
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DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -A number of MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling for a ban on exports of plastics for recycling.

But The Recycling Association has warned that banning exports will only mean more plastic sent to landfill in the UK, while depriving developing countries of a useful resource.

The EDM has been signed by 35 MPs, and while it will have no influence on the law and might not even be debated in Parliament, it could help to influence the Government in its legislative direction.

Valence advises Solenis on combination with BASF paper and water chemicals businesses

February 06, 2019 - 18:29
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NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Valence Group advised Solenis on its combination with BASF of their paper and water chemical businesses. The combined company will have pro-forma sales of around $3 billion and intends to operate under the Solenis brand. The new combination is positioned to provide expanded chemical offerings and cost-effective solutions for customers in pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal and other industrial markets.

ICG reports strong growth among its independent folding carton converter members, despite continued industry consolidation

February 06, 2019 - 10:52

NEWTOWN, CT, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is pleased to report that, despite continued consolidation in the folding carton industry, business growth among its membership remains strong. This is evidenced by the significant investments that ICG members continue to make in their own operations and the strength of their collective buying power.

APP's 2018 Consumer Trends Report shows 42% of consumers cite sustainability as most important aspect of packaging

February 06, 2019 - 10:44
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JAKARTA, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Consumers have made it clear the top two priorities in packaging are strength and sustainability, with the latter on the rise. Forty-two percent of consumers cite sustainability as the most important aspect of packaging, second only to strength at 72 percent. As consumers note the increasing value they’re placing on eco-friendly practices, brands are starting to acknowledge that neither quality nor sustainability can be treated as an afterthought.

Essity becomes founding partner of AI Innovation center for research into artificial intelligence and innovation in Gothenburg, Sweden

February 06, 2019 - 09:32
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STOCKHOLM, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Hygiene and health company Essity is a founding partner of AI Innovation of Sweden, a center for research into artificial intelligence (AI) and innovation that opens today in Gothenburg. Partnering with academia, the public sector and industry, AI Innovation of Sweden’s mission is to bring Sweden to the forefront of AI.