April 2019

Arizona-based Footprint is meeting the demand for plastic straw alternatives

April 30, 2019 - 18:09
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PHOENIX, AZ, April 30, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Among other leading brands, Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans is implementing Footprint's paper straws. To meet increasing sales, Footprint is set to produce more than 10 percent of American's daily use of straws at its HACCP food-safe factories.

By replacing plastic straws with Footprint's bio-degradable, compostable and marine-safe paper alternative, brands working with Footprint are among those leading the demand to eliminate single-use plastics.

Greif releases 2018 Sustainability Report, announces Gasser Award Winner

April 30, 2019 - 18:07
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DELAWARE, OH, April 30, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Greif today announced the release of its online 2018 Sustainability Report. The annual report details Greif's commitment to continuous improvement through an integrated approach to environmental and social responsibility. The report provides the company's 2025 sustainability goals, while highlighting progress and active strategies in achieving its goals.

Solenis to increase prices for its selected colorants, effective immediately

April 30, 2019 - 12:21
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WILMINGTON, DE, April 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices on selected colorants globally, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow. The price increase is necessary due to the sudden cost increase in highly specialized raw materials and intermediates used to produce colorants, combined with a significant tightening of overall global supply.

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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan Polska achieves ISO 9001-2015 Certification in Quality Management Systems from LL-C

April 30, 2019 - 11:44
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PARIS, April 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan Polska, subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, the independent specialty chemicals distributor, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved ISO 9001-2015 Certification in Quality Management Systems from LL-C.

This first certification demonstrates the commitment of Safic-Alcan Polska to continuously improve its processes and procedures and regularly evaluate risk and opportunity while investing permanently in technology and development in order to provide first-in-class products and services to its customers.

Sappi introduces new Atelier GC1 board with unrivalled combination of visual and physical features

April 30, 2019 - 09:11
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ALFELD, Germany , April 30, 2019 (Press Release) -In mid-April, Sappi launched its new Atelier paperboard, developed under the motto “brilliance meets function”. The special feature of the new GC1 board lies in its unrivalled combination of visual and physical features. Atelier combines a large specific volume with a high stiffness, as well as a high surface quality with a unique 100-percent brightness. The folding boxboard GC1 is offered in grammages ranging from 240 to 350 g/m2.

Florida county sees cleaner air as EPA, state works with pulp mills, power plants

April 29, 2019 - 21:03
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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, April 29, 2019 (Local News) -The air in Nassau county is getting cleaner with the reduction of harmful Sulfur Dioxide pollution.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of Florida’s request to redesignate the Nassau County Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) standard.

ProAmPac presents sustainable pet food packaging solutions including Recyclable Paper Touch

April 29, 2019 - 19:14

CINCINNATI, April 29, 2019 (Press Release) -ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, arrives in Kansas City at Petfood Forum April 29, introducing itsProActive Sustainabilityportfolio of greener packaging options to the largest collection of suppliers to the pet food industry.

“Pet owners’ preference for premium products continues to fuel pet food market growth” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.  “We are excited to now offer our customers two new recyclable packaging options that convey a premium image in a sustainable format.”

Kalmar to assume responsibility for log handling operations at Iggesund Paperboard in Sweden

April 29, 2019 - 18:14
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HELSINKI, April 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed comprehensive three year cooperation agreement with Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Holmen Group. The contract, which includes the provision of equipment, operators, maintenance services as well as the Kalmar Insight performance management software, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q1 order intake. The agreement came into effect at the beginning of April. 

French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan extends agreement with Dow for distribution of flocking adhesives range in EMEA region

April 29, 2019 - 06:48
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PARIS, April 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its agreement with Dow for the distribution of the flocking adhesives range. Drawing on the success of the existing agreement for Dow’s other product ranges, the extension will cover Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA), effective April 1st 2019.

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