April 2019

Heimbach and AstenJohnson to merge their Paper Machine Clothing and Advanced Fabric businesses

April 12, 2019 - 05:46
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DUEREN, Germany, April 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Heimbach and AstenJohnson are planning to merge their Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) and Advanced Fabric business. Please note that the Heimbach Technical Textiles business (TTX) will not be part of the transaction.

Cascades extends its transportation electrification program to employees in Ontario

April 11, 2019 - 17:49
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KINGSEY FALLS, QC, April 11, 2019 (CNW) -Cascades Inc., a leader in recovery, green packaging and hygiene solutions, today announced that it is extending its transportation electrification program to all its employees in Ontario. In addition to its 4,400 Quebec-based employees, the Company will now offer its 2,200 employees in Ontario access to the program that encourages individuals to transition from gas to electric or hybrid vehicles.

Cascades extends its transportation electrification program to employees in Ontario

April 11, 2019 - 17:49
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KINGSEY FALLS, QC, April 11, 2019 (CNW) -Cascades Inc., a leader in recovery, green packaging and hygiene solutions, today announced that it is extending its transportation electrification program to all its employees in Ontario. In addition to its 4,400 Quebec-based employees, the Company will now offer its 2,200 employees in Ontario access to the program that encourages individuals to transition from gas to electric or hybrid vehicles.

Tronox completes Cristal acquisition with pending divestiture of North American TiO2 business to INEOS Enterprises

April 11, 2019 - 17:42
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STAMFORD, CT, April 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE: TROX) (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the titanium dioxide (“TiO2“) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (“Cristal”). The FTC issued an Order and Decision today, allowing the transaction to proceed with the divestiture of Cristal’s North American TiO2business to INEOS Enterprises, a division of INEOS (“INEOS“). The divestiture transaction is scheduled to close on May 1, 2019.

Environment charity Hubbub launches The Cup Fund to boost paper cup recycling programs across the UK

April 11, 2019 - 10:06
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LONDON, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -A newly developed programme delivered by Hubbub and funded by the Starbucks 5p cup charge will help communities resource collection of paper cup waste.

Applications open today for grants ranging between £50,000 and £100,000.

Solenis to increase prices for all polyacrylamides and acrylamide monomer in North America and EMEA, effective immediately

April 11, 2019 - 08:43
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WILMINGTON, DE, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices on all polyacrylamides and acrylamide monomer across the North America and EMEA regions, effective immediately. This price increase is necessary due to the steep increase of key feedstock material costs.

Several Force Majeure situations at major acrylonitrile producers in EMEA and North America have caused a shortage in product availability and significant cost increases.

Smurfit Kappa wins 14 awards at European Flexographic Industry Innovation Awards

April 11, 2019 - 08:09

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 14 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Innovation (EFIA) Awards, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry.

Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Cobra, Huggies and Schwartz resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving four gold, four silver, two bronze, three highly commended and one special category award.

BASF to increase production capacity of Alkylethanolamines by 20% at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany

April 11, 2019 - 05:54
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    LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Capacity increase by 20 percent at Verbund site in Ludwigshafen
  • Global capacity more than 110,000 metric tons per year
  • Versatile intermediates with growing customer demand

APP introduces new compostable Bio Container for takeaway food to its Foopak suite of food packaging solutions

April 10, 2019 - 11:43

JAKARTA, April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) continues to expand its portfolio to meet the environmentally conscious goals and demands of consumers with the newest addition to the Foopak suite of products: the new Bio Container for takeaway food. Constructed with folding boxboard (FBB), the box offers a fully biodegradable and compostable solution for takeaway containers, trays and other direct food contact items. The highly durable paper stock capable of breaking down naturally in 12 weeks makes the boxboard an ideal alternative to commonly used plastic boxes.

Pöyry completes survey on socio-economic impacts of KaiCell Fibers’ biorefinery

April 10, 2019 - 09:15
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KAJAANI, Finland, April 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Pöyry Finland Ltd has completed a survey on socio-economic impacts of KaiCell Fibers’ biorefinery. According to the survey, the impact on the total output of Finland is close to one billion euros and over 700 million euros in the Kainuu province alone.

UK-based supermarket chain Waitrose to pack more products in its rye grass egg boxes

April 10, 2019 - 04:58
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BRACKNELL, UK , March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Egg boxes made out of rye grass and recycled paper will be extended to more Waitrose eggs.

The packaging has protected eggs in the Duchy range safely since 2015. From today customers will spot more Waitrose eggs in the environmentally friendly alternative, with the roll out to eight more products. The new boxes will house British Blacktail eggs which are exclusive to Waitrose. All the retailer’s hen eggs are free range.

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