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March 2019

Drinking straw company Dolea launches new fiber-based recyclable plastic-free straw at Circular City Week in New York

March 14, 2019 - 12:19

NEW YORK, March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -To help companies offer plastic-free solutions, Dolea Ltd. – the Drinking Straw Company – today launches a fiber-based straw that contains no plastic and is recyclable with paper waste. The Dolea Straw is based on the consumer boards raw material powered by Finnish game-changer Kotkamills Ltd, and the innovation is introduced during the Circular City Week of NYC.

UK's supermarket chain Asda meets 2018 commitment to remove 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

March 14, 2019 - 11:18
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LEEDS, UK, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Asda has announced it has removed 6500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The milestone marks a significant step towards the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of plastic used in product packaging.

Through product innovation and redesign, Asda has reduced plastic in almost 1000 individual product lines – from fresh fruit and veg to electronics and homewares – removing the equivalent weight of 600 million empty plastic bottles.

STI Group receives six nominations for 2019 POPAI D-A-CH awards in Frankfurt, Germany on May 8

March 14, 2019 - 09:31

LAUTERBACH, Germany, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -February is an exciting time for the German-speaking POS industry, as it waits to see who will receive a highly coveted POPAI D-A-CH Award. The waiting is now over; at EuroCIS in Düsseldorf the POPAI jury made their decision. Those POS solutions judged best in class from the past twelve months were announced, with STI Group receiving six nominations for a 2019 POPAI Award.

Manroland Goss web systems to install new LITHOMAN automated printing press at Acorn Web Offset's facility in Normanton, UK

March 14, 2019 - 09:23
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AUGSBURG, Germany, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Acorn Web Offset Ltd. is a medium sized printing company in Normanton, UK that is mainly producing magazines, brochures and catalogs and very much specialized in A4 and A5 printing. Acorn Web and manroland Goss web systems have been partners for over 20 years now. The new LITHOMAN is the third manroland Goss press and will replace one of two existing ROTOMAN 16-page commercial presses.

Cellwood Machinery to supply two new Krima hot dispersing units for Liansheng paper's PM 10 in Zhangzhou, China

March 14, 2019 - 09:05
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NASSJO, Sweden, March 5, 2019 (Press Release) -In February 2019, Liansheng Paper Industry Co contracted Cellwood Machinery for the supply of two new Krima Hot Dispersing Units to be designated PM10. The new PM10 machine will be located in Liansheng’s paper mill in the Zhangzhou Taiwanese Investment Zone.

Founded in 2004, Liansheng Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the largest papermaking enterprises in Fujian Province (China).

Its main products are corrugated medium and testliner.

The delivery will take place in January 2020.

August Faller launches digital folding carton production in Germany, sets up jv with Irish Perigord

March 14, 2019 - 06:47
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BRUSSELS, March 14, 2019 (PPI Europe) -German packaging producer August Faller has started up digital folding carton production by founding the new Worms-based subsidiary PackEx, which should speed up product delivery times and generate significantly reduced operating costs.

“Customers can place their orders with PackEx on a web-based software solution and receive the products in just a few days. This is much faster than the several weeks often needed by companies that use conventional production methods,” the firm said in a statement.

Mondi confirms its commitments in first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report

March 14, 2019 - 06:45
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VIENNA, Austria, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -On 14th of March, Mondi confirmed its four ambitious commitments as part of its efforts to eliminate plastics waste and thereby contribute to a better world.

Mondi first started collaborating with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017, and joined the New Plastics Economy initiative in 2018 to work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.

Graphic Packaging approved to join Amazon's packaging support and supplier network

March 14, 2019 - 05:55
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ATLANTA, March 13, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has been approved to join Amazon's Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) focused on delivering packaging solutions that comply with Amazon's rigorous requirements to meet the demands of today's e-commerce packaging.

UPM Raflatac signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

March 14, 2019 - 05:26
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HELSINKI, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac is proud to announce the ambitious commitments it is making to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging as a signatory to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. UPM Raflatac is the only label supplier among the more than 350 organisations announcing commitments, which include many of the world's largest packaging producers, brands, retailers, recyclers, governments and NGOs.

Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag signs agreement for 51/49 joint venture with Singapore-based TEEHAI

March 14, 2019 - 04:56
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ESSEN, Germany, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement to enter a 51/49 joint venture with Tee Hai Chem Pte Ltd (“TEEHAI”). The company headquartered in Singapore is a strategic market leader in providing supply chain solutions for materials, chemicals and services for the Life Sciences, Electronics manufacturing and Research & Diagnostics sectors in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 

Stora Enso invests Euro 5 million in new line, infrastructure for formed fiber products at its Hylte mill in Sweden

March 14, 2019 - 03:50
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HELSINKI, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The formed fiber technology enables manufacturing of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic.