May 2019

Another lightweight kraft liner PM targeted for export; little to some challenges are expected for big US players

May 31, 2019 - 17:03

OAKLAND, CA, May 31, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A second major kraft linerboard project with global implications was confirmed this week.

Stora Enso said it would eliminate coated printing and writing output at its Oulu mill in Finland by September 2020 and convert one machine, the No. 7, by December 2020 to making 450,000 tonnes/yr of kraft linerboard. Stora Enso said PM No. 7's new output "will target global export markets."

Clariant receives World Procurement Award 2019 and 2019 EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Award

May 31, 2019 - 05:57
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  • MUTTENZ, Switzerland, May 27, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Clariant received World Procurement Award 2019 for implementation of holistic risk management process
  • Company also among 2019 EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Award winners
  • Recognition from peers and procurement professionals confirms Clariant’s progress in further embedding procurement across its organization

Clariant receives World Procurement Award 2019 and 2019 EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Award

May 31, 2019 - 05:57
Posted in:
    MUTTENZ, Switzerland, May 27, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Clariant received World Procurement Award 2019 for implementation of holistic risk management process
  • Company also among 2019 EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership Award winners
  • Recognition from peers and procurement professionals confirms Clariant’s progress in further embedding procurement across its organization

Stora Enso finalises restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

May 31, 2019 - 05:46
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HELSINKI, May 31, 2019 (Press Release) -The shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalised the previously announced restructuring of its ownership. Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to 1.4 million hectares, of which 1.15 million hectares is productive forest land. Prior to the transaction, Stora Enso’s indirect share of Bergvik Skog’s productive forest land was 936 thousand hectares.

After phasing out coal, forest-rich Finland will need to import biomass

May 30, 2019 - 18:33
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OSLO , May 30, 2019 (Reuters) -Finland faces having to import biomass because, despite being Europe’s most densely forested country, it will be unable to meet an expected 70% rise in demand for the fuel after it phases out coal.

Finland approved in February banning the use of coal in energy production by May 2029, which means utilities will have to find alternatives to keep Finns warm as coal currently accounts for around 20% of the energy used for household heating.

Asia Pulp & Paper products set to return to shelves after getting green certification in Singapore

May 30, 2019 - 18:30
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SINGAPORE, May 30, 2019 (Local News) -The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has awarded Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a company linked toprevious bouts of haze in the region, a green certification that may see its products return to shelves here.

The enhanced Singapore green label scheme certification endorses products made in an environmentally responsible manner, using 25 audit criteria that includes a zero-burning policy.

Asia Pulp & Paper products set to return to shelves after getting green certification in Singapore

May 30, 2019 - 18:30
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SINGAPORE, May 30, 2019 (Local News) -The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has awarded Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a company linked toprevious bouts of haze in the region, a green certification that may see its products return to shelves here.

The enhanced Singapore green label scheme certification endorses products made in an environmentally responsible manner, using 25 audit criteria that includes a zero-burning policy.

August Faller wins German Innovation Award 2019

May 30, 2019 - 10:01

WALDKIRCH, Germany , May 29, 2019 (Press Release) -August Faller has won the German Innovation Award 2019. At the ceremony in Berlin on May 28, we received the coveted award, which is awarded by the German Design Council, in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Medical Technologies".

Our interactive packaging solution "Medical Prescription" was awarded. The digitized folding carton automatically monitors the number of tablets it contains and reminds the patient of the timely intake of medication with an integrated clock, an LED and an acoustic signal.

VPK’s Rigid Containers installs new Bahmueller TURBOX BTX2300 folder gluer at its site in Wellington, UK

May 30, 2019 - 08:30

KETTERING, UK, May 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Following a £4 million investment programme at its Wellington site in the South west of England, Rigid Containers has now installed a new Bahmueller TURBOX Folder Gluer to enable the company to continue deliver the highest quality corrugated box solutions for its customers.

The TURBOX BTX2300 with Mini fold device is one of the most technically advanced folder gluer lines in Europe and joins the recently-installed Bobst DRO six colour rotary die-cutter and BP Agnati Quantum corrugator to provide an advanced state-of-the-art operation.

Smurfit Kappa receives top innovation award from Kellogg's in the Americas

May 30, 2019 - 07:40

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has been awarded with the ‘Transforming Innovation’ award from Kellog´s, in the Americas.

The award was recognition for a recent project in which Smurfit Kappa redesigned the cereal giant’s packaging to optimise its supply chain. The Smurfit Kappa team worked closely with Kellogg’s to identify a sustainable and innovative packaging solution requiring fewer cases during transportation.

Packaging machinery specialists M & K Trading installs new Eterna Flat Bed Die Cutter at facility in Leicester, UK

May 29, 2019 - 11:52

BIRMINGHAM, UK, May 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Boxes and Packaging (Leicester) has welcomed a new addition to its machinery portfolio; an Eterna Flat Bed Die Cutter which will assist in increasing production capacity and production efficiencies.

The Eterna PE1620SA-Extra was installed by M & K Trading, packaging machinery specialists in the UK, and will replace an aged machine that had come to the end of its lifespan.

re:newcell makes first sale of circular dissolving pulp to Asian viscose manufacturer

May 29, 2019 - 06:56
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STOCKHOLM, May 29, 2019 (Press Release) -The Swedish chemical textile recycler re:newcell has made its first sale of circular dissolving pulp to an Asian viscose manufacturer. The sale marks an important step in the commercialisation of the company’s breakthrough recycling technology for cotton and cellulosic textile waste.

“As far as we’re aware, this is the first delivery of its kind in the world. A true breakthrough for us and for the fashion industry as a whole” says Mattias Jonsson, CEO at re:newcell.

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