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February 2019

Katz Group receives gold rating for its corporate social responsibility activities and sustainability practices from EcoVadis

February 14, 2019 - 08:46
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WEISENBACH,Germany, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The KATZ Group has received a gold rating for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities from the EcoVadis rating agency, placing it among the ranks of the world's most sustainable companies.

Voith establishes new spreader roll service center at its facility in West Monroe, LA

February 14, 2019 - 08:23
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    WEST MONROE, LA and APPLETON, WI, Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Voith’s West Monroe, Louisiana facility now offers rebuild and repair services
  • Introducing EvoStretch, a spreader roll with ‘self-healing’ ceramic bearings and SolarStretch, a polyurethane sleeve that increases service life for spreader rolls

Model-supplied carton packaging solution for Dabso's hexagonal lighthouse display wins silver at display Superstar Awards in Düsseldorf, Germany

February 14, 2019 - 08:00

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -The hexagonal lighthouse display (DABSO SA – Fisherman’s Friend) wins silver at the display Superstar Awards.

For the 25th edition of the display Superstar Awards, the nominees were once again showcased in different ways. In addition to the presentation of the displays on all three days of the 2019 viscom trade fair, all 94 nominated displays were detailed in a yearbook. The awards ceremony for this coveted industry prize took place on 9 January in the Rheingoldsaal at the Rheinterasse in Düsseldorf.

Kotkamills to exhibit its innovative and sustainable packaging solutions at Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

February 14, 2019 - 07:47

KOTKA, Finland, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Less plastic. Better future. One cup at a time.

Join the Kotkamills Consumer Boards team at Packaging Innovations 2019, the UK’s premier event for innovative and environmentally sustainable packaging on the 27th and 28th of February at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

You will find us at stand K42 where we will be showcasing our entire range of innovative barrier board solutions.

The world wants to be less dependent on plastic and Kotkamills is fully committed to that challenge.

Tronox and FTC file joint motion to delay appeal schedule

February 14, 2019 - 07:40
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STAMFORD, CT, Feb. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today confirmed that it and the staff of the Federal Trade Commission have filed a joint motion with the FTC Commissioners requesting a delay of the remaining appeals deadlines.

UK's The Recycling Association expresses concern over call for ban on plastic exports

February 14, 2019 - 05:11
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DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -A call for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling has caused concern for The Recycling Association.

The report, from Policy Connect, called Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving New Zero ‘Waste' Exports calls for "a target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at the latest".

Sun Chemical to showcase its portfolio of inks for functional and industrial printing at ESMA’s AFIP 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany from March 27-28

February 13, 2019 - 10:22
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WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical will showcase its portfolio of inks for functional and industrial printing at ESMA’s Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing Conference (AFIP) 2019 on the 27th and 28th March 2019 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Düsseldorf, Germany.

At the conference and table top exhibition, Sun Chemical will present its comprehensive range of inks and coatings for both screen and digital printing for the functional, industrial and high-tech markets.

Product highlights will include:

UK's waste-to-product company Renewi wins sustainable finance and corporate content awards for its corporate innovation and excellence

February 13, 2019 - 10:11
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MILTON KEYNES, UK, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -International waste-to-product company, Renewi plc has won sustainable finance and corporate communication awards.

At the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) “Deals of the Year” awards, Renewi won the award for “Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year”. The awards celebrate the achievements of corporate treasury, recognising innovation and excellence.

BOBST to highlight its high barrier coating and sustainable packaging at ICE Europe 2019 in Munich

February 13, 2019 - 09:33

LAUSANNE, Switzerland , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -BOBST specialists will be on hand at the BOBST stand #1634 in Hall A5 at ICE Europe 2019 to discuss the latest technology developments aimed at supporting the growing industry’s need for sustainability and pledge towards recyclability of packaging materials.

SIG to deliver new paper straw solution as alternative to plastic straws in aseptic packaging

February 13, 2019 - 09:23

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -SIG is the first in the industry to offer a market-ready alternative to plastic straws, announcing today that a paper straw solution will be delivered to first customers in the first quarter of 2019.

With growing concern about the environmental impact of plastic straws, the food and beverage industry urgently needs an alternative solution. SIG’s new paper straw offers such a solution.

Nouryon expands its emulsion-based organic peroxides production at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico

February 13, 2019 - 06:39
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has more than doubled capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico to meet increased customer demand in the North American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market.