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February 2019

Andritz to rebuild JSC Volga's existing groundwood reject line into TMP line at its faciliy in Balakhna, Russia

February 05, 2019 - 02:52
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GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod Region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP (thermo-mechanical pulping) line. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

UPM provides new tall oil-based raw material for packaging to dairy products manufacturer Arla

February 05, 2019 - 02:19

HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Arla wants to provide consumers with new opportunities to choose more responsible products. This year, Arla has been the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable top paperboard cartons for milk, yoghurt and cooking products.The tall oil-based raw material is a Finnish innovation by UPM.

As a result of the revamp, more than 40 million Arla packages will become more environmentally-friendly in 2019 to reflect consumers' wishes.

Global Recycling Foundation urges recycling industry to take heed of COP24 agreement and combat climate change by championing recycling

February 04, 2019 - 05:18
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LONDON, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. This represents a major step forward in the battle to tackle climate change but time is also running out to ensure concrete change. The Global Recycling Foundation urges the recycling industry to take heed to the COP24 agreement and continue to play its frontline role in preserving the planet’s resources and improving the circular economy.

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Heinzel's Laakirchen Papier reports reduced CO2 emissions and energy consumption

February 04, 2019 - 01:20
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LAAKIRCHEN, Austria, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The investments of recent years have had a positive effect on both the levels of energy use and CO2 emissions at the Laakirchen paper mill. This improvement is demonstrated clearly by the Paper and Carbon Profiles, which represent the established method within the industry of showing environmental impact and provide an overview of the relevant parameters. Moreover, Laakirchen Papier AG voluntarily commissioned Quality Austria to undertake an examination of these calculations. 

Progroup starts up new corrugated sheet plant at its facility in Ellesmere Port, UK

February 01, 2019 - 11:02
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LANDAU, Germany and ELLESMERE PORT, UK, Jan. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Progroup AG today officially starts operating a new corrugated sheet board plant in Great Britain. The plant in Ellesmere Port will produce up to 235,000 tonnes of corrugated board a year, making it the most efficient and powerful of its type in the world. “The new plant in Ellesmere Port will provide us with a more than competitive production facility delivering exemplary, efficient process workflows,” says Jürgen Heindl, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Progroup AG.

Germany's Kelheim Fibres‘ new speciality fibre Danufil QR selected as finalist for IDEA 2019 Achievement Awards in Miami Beach, FL

February 01, 2019 - 06:10
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KELHEIM, Germany, Jan. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -After a fire at Kelheim Fibres’ production plant in October 2018, the Bavarian viscose fibre specialists are gradually rebuilding their production capacity from currently 40% to full capacity by the middle of 2020.