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March 2019

Signode Industrial demonstrates its rough handling test at Industrial Pack 2019’s Pack Test Live challenge in Atlanta, March 27-28

March 29, 2019 - 11:19

GLENVIEW, IL, March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, demonstrated its rough handling test as part of Industrial Pack 2019’s Pack Test Live challenge (Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, March 27-28).

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Mitsubishi announces transition to BPA-free thermal range from July 1

March 29, 2019 - 07:05
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BIELEFELD, Germany , Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -At the end of 2016, the European Union decided (No. 66 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 ("REACH")) to prohibit the use of Bisphenol A in thermal paper. Although this does not come into force until the beginning of 2020 we have decided to initiate the changeover phase earlier, and are changing to BPA-free products from 1 July 2019.

The aim of this is to ensure that no thermoscript product containing BPA is supplied to the EU market either by us or by our customers after January 2020.

A.P. Møller - Mærsk's BOD to reclassify discontinued operations to continuing operations

March 29, 2019 - 04:51
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Board of Directors has decided no longer to pursue a separation solution for Maersk Supply Service. Consequently, Maersk Supply Service will be reclassified from discontinued operations to continuing operations in A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (APMM).

As a result of the decision in 2016 to separate the oil and oil related businesses from APMM, Maersk Supply Service was classified as discontinued operation and held as asset for sale from Q4 2017.

Andritz to supply wood processing plant at Ilim Group's mill in Koryazhma, Russia

March 29, 2019 - 04:24
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GRAZ, Austria, March 29, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021.

New York plastic bag ban would include paper bag tax as lawmaker talks continue

March 28, 2019 - 18:07
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SCHENECTADY, NY , March 28, 2019 (Local News) -Gov. Cuomo and state lawmakers are preparing to ban single-use plastic bags statewide.

The environmentally-friendly move, which made headway Wednesday during budget talks, could also include a fee on paper bags as a way to encourage people to bring reusable totes with them when they go grocery shopping.

War on plastics: Hawaii, New Jersey propose toughest bans in the country

March 28, 2019 - 18:05
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WESTAMPTON, NJ, March 28, 2019 (Fox News) -Legislators in Hawaii and New Jersey are considering the toughest statewide plastic and Styrofoam bans in the country, in moves that could usher in a wave of anti-plastic legislation.

New Jersey’s proposed law would ban Styrofoam beverage and food containers, plastic bags and plastic straws from all retailers and restaurants in the state.

“The goal here was not just to clean up litter but to deal with litter that is not biodegradable,” New Jersey Sen. Linda Greenstein, co-sponsor of S2776, told Fox News.

Mann+Hummel partners with CMBlu on sustainable battery storage using organic electrolytes derived from lignin

March 28, 2019 - 17:48
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ALZENAU and LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -CMBlu Energy AG and MANN+HUMMEL GmbH have signed an agreement for the joint development and industrialization of energy converters for organic redox flow batteries. The aim of both partners is to support electric mobility through the development of the charging infrastructure and offer the energy sector a sustainable and highly cost-efficient storage technology for a successful energy transition.

From the Idea to the Laboratory, then Series Production

Valmet to supply Advantage DCT 100TS tissue machine for Papel San Francisco's site in Mexicali, Mexico

March 28, 2019 - 07:10
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ESPOO, Finland, March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production machine to Papel San Francisco in Mexico. The new machine will be installed at the company's mill in Mexicali and the start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2020.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

Voith's BaglessPlus filter discs now also suitable for use in GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters

March 28, 2019 - 05:30
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  • HEIDENHEIM, Germany, March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Lowest filtrate values in practice
  • Simple installation reduces downtimes
  • Service lives of more than 15 years possible

Thanks to various rebuild options, Voith’s BaglessPlus filter discs provide the basis for a resource-conserving and efficient dewatering process in machines built by other manufacturers as well. As of now, the bagless filter discs are also available for GL&V Celleco disc filters type CDI 5.0.