April 2019

Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening announce winners of its 2019 annual Carton 2 Garden contest

April 23, 2019 - 10:32
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MEMPHIS, TN, April 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in fiber-based packaging solutions, together with KidsGardening, today announced the winners of the annual Carton 2 Garden contest. Now in its fifth year, the contest promotes life skills such as creativity, leadership and teamwork by inviting students to work together to build or enhance their school gardens with repurposed milk and juice cartons. A total of $23,000 in prizes is being awarded to 15 schools around the country for their carton garden creations.

Kadant Solutions launches new nForce doctor blade for high-performance doctoring

April 23, 2019 - 06:51
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AUBURN, MA, April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., announced the launch of its nForce doctor blade, the latest advancement in nanotechnology-enhanced composite doctor blades. The proprietary doctor blade incorporates a tough, metal-reinforced layer and inherent stickie resistant properties.

Valmet to convert Biomasse Energie d'Alizay's recovery boiler into biomass boiler at its DA Alizay mill

April 23, 2019 - 04:31
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ESPOO, Finland, April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet has received an order from Biomasse Energie d'Alizay to convert a recovery boiler into a biomass boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology (BFB) at DA Alizay mill in France. Biomasse Energie d'Alizay will start producing steam and electricity from biomass at the existing power plant.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. Typically, the value of this kind of order is EUR 20 million. Valmet's delivery is scheduled for 2020.

Thimm installs new corrugator as part of expansion program at its production facilities in Sibiu, Romania

April 23, 2019 - 04:00

NORTHEIM, Germany and SIBIU, Romania , April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm is further developing its production facilities centrally located in Sibiu, Romania with an extensive investment package. The core of the expansion is the installation of a new, highly modern corrugator. The machine was commissioned in mid-April and triples the capacity for the manufacture of corrugated cardboard.

Thimm installs new corrugator as part of expansion program at its production facilities in Sibiu, Romania

April 23, 2019 - 04:00
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NORTHEIM, Germany and SIBIU, Romania , April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm is further developing its production facilities centrally located in Sibiu, Romania with an extensive investment package. The core of the expansion is the installation of a new, highly modern corrugator. The machine was commissioned in mid-April and triples the capacity for the manufacture of corrugated cardboard.

Eurostar offers travelers ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay as part of its plans to reduce paper usage by 50% by 2020

April 23, 2019 - 02:48
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LONDON, April 17, 2019 (Press Release) - 

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering travellers a new way to organize and manage paperless tickets, by adding the ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay in a world first for any international rail company.

Travellers using Google Pay on Android L or higher devices can now simply save their mobile ticket to Google Pay from the Eurostar app, and proceed directly to ticket gates at Eurostar stations for a more seamless start to their journey.

Eurostar offers travelers ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay as part of its plans to reduce paper usage by 50% by 2020

April 23, 2019 - 02:48
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LONDON, April 17, 2019 (Press Release) - 

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering travellers a new way to organize and manage paperless tickets, by adding the ability to buy and save mobile tickets on Google Pay in a world first for any international rail company.

Travellers using Google Pay on Android L or higher devices can now simply save their mobile ticket to Google Pay from the Eurostar app, and proceed directly to ticket gates at Eurostar stations for a more seamless start to their journey.

US supermarket chain Albertsons Companies unveils new pledge to reduce plastic use in packaging

April 22, 2019 - 20:39
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BOISE, ID, April 22, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -Albertsons Companies today announced a broad plastic waste reduction pledge to advance sustainability throughout the company, starting with its extensive Own Brands portfolio.

The new commitment furthers the circular economy for packaging at the company’s 2,300 Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, ACME Markets, Randalls, Haggen, and other banner stores.

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NY-based supermarket chain Wegmans commits to further reduce in-store plastic packaging

April 22, 2019 - 20:37
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ROCHESTER, NY, April 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Wegmans today announced its commitment to reduce in-store plastic packaging made from fossil fuels, along with other single-use plastics, like straws, by 2 million pounds in 2019, with a goal of a 10-million-pound reduction by 2024.  

Nestlé Philippines targets to use 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

April 22, 2019 - 20:35
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CEBU CITY, Philippines , April 22, 2019 (Local News) -WHILE it is working towards making the packaging of its products 100% recyclable in six years, Nestlé Philippines needs support from the government and other stakeholders on recycling efforts.

Kais Marzouki, the chairman and chief executive officer of Nestlé Philippines, said in a recent media briefing that the company has made 75% of their packaging recyclable.

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EPA reaches settlement with International Paper, Honeywell for cleanup of contamination at North Carolina Superfund site

April 19, 2019 - 17:46
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ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. for cleanup of contaminated soils and sediments at the LCP-Holtrachem plant in Riegelwood, Columbus County, North Carolina.

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