May 2019

Voith installs VForm hydrofoil system at Forestal y Papelera Concepción's mill in Concepción, Chile

May 13, 2019 - 09:20
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    SAO PAULO, May 13, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Variable hydrofoil adjustment ensures greater dewatering, which improves the paper’s strength properties
  • Voith’s know-how and experience were instrumental for the partnership

Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC) recently installed Voith’s VForm hydrofoil system at its paper mill located in the city of Concepción, Chile. With this installation, the paper manufacturer has now become Latin America’s first reference for this solution.

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No word yet from Nova Scotia on Northern Pulp mill environmental assessment; truckers rally to save jobs

May 10, 2019 - 19:23
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HALIFAX, NS, May 10, 2019 (Chronicleherald.ca) -Neither the federal fisheries nor environment ministers have yet seen a recommendation on whether Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant should undergo a federal environmental assessment.

“I’m not aware of what the recommendation was,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of Fisheries and Oceans, outside a funding announcement in Sherbrooke on Wednesday.

“It would probably be better to ask Sean Fraser, who is the parliamentary secretary to climate and Environment and Climate Change Canada ...”

Nippon Paper and Sojitz Corporation establish power generation company Yufutsu Energy Center

May 10, 2019 - 07:58
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TOKYO, May 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Industries") has agreed with Sojitz Corporation (President: Masayoshi Fujimoto; hereinafter "Sojitz") to jointly establish a power generation company "Yufutsu Energy Center, LLC" (hereinafter "Yufutsu Energy Center") and conduct a power generation business with biomass mono-fuel combustion, utilizing the feed-in tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy.

Sweden's OrganoClick launches fiber-based coffins

May 10, 2019 - 07:18
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Täby, Sweden, May 10, 2019 (Press Release) -The launch of the burial coffin Saga marks the next step in a journey that started 10 years ago when the development of OrganoComp was initiated. By using OrganoClick’s patented technology for modification of biofibers, a unique biocomposite has been developed, based on modified cellulose fibers, wheat bran, and biopolymers from food waste such as orange peels and shrimp shells. With OrganoClick’s fiber modification technology, properties such as fire resistance, strength and water repellency can also be added to the material.

Colpac creates sustainable porridge pot packaging solution for Pizza Express’ food-to-go brand ZA

May 10, 2019 - 03:32

FLITWICK, UK, May 9, 2019 (Press Release) -In a bid to capture the food-to-go market, earlier this year Pizza Express launched its spin-off brand ZA. The concept was developed following demand from customers who still want the Pizza Express experience to-go with a wider variety of take-away options.

From the pizzeria’s traditional pizza offerings, served by the slice, to a morning selection of food-to-go, including baked egg flatbreads, porridges, fresh fruit and baked goods.

Port of Kiel inaugurates its first shore-based power supply plant in Germany; enables emission-free power to ships

May 09, 2019 - 11:09
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KIEL, Germany , May 9, 2019 (Press Release) -The PORT OF KIEL’s first shore-based power supply plant for shipping was officially inaugurated at the Norwegenkai on May 9th. The facility was declared open jointly by the Minister-President of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, the German Federal Government’s Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, Norbert Brackmann, and the Lord Mayor of Kiel Dr Ulf Kämpfer along with Dr Dirk Claus, the Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) and Trond Kleivdal, Board Chairman of the Color Line.

Port of Kiel inaugurates its first shore-based power supply plant in Germany; enables emission-free power to ships

May 09, 2019 - 11:09
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KIEL, Germany , May 9, 2019 (Press Release) -The PORT OF KIEL’s first shore-based power supply plant for shipping was officially inaugurated at the Norwegenkai on May 9th. The facility was declared open jointly by the Minister-President of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, the German Federal Government’s Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, Norbert Brackmann, and the Lord Mayor of Kiel Dr Ulf Kämpfer along with Dr Dirk Claus, the Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) and Trond Kleivdal, Board Chairman of the Color Line.

Georgia Ports Authority launches new Seaboard Marine vessel for Savannah-Central America route

May 09, 2019 - 09:03
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SAVANNAH, GA, May 9, 2019 (Press Release) -The Port of Savannah welcomed its first Seaboard Marine vessel Wednesday. The new shipping line customer supports Savannah's cold chain logistics system with one new service to Central America, and a second to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tieto integrates its TIPS solution with Syncron Tech’s SyncPower EMS to improve energy management in pulp, paper and flat sheet industry

May 09, 2019 - 05:00
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ESPOO, Finland, May 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Tieto partners with Syncron Tech, a production management expert for the industrial and energy sectors. Integrating Tieto TIPS solution with Syncron Tech’s SyncPower EMS (Energy Management System) improves energy management in the pulp, paper and flat sheet industry while enabling participation in energy markets, with a short payback time.

SIG and SO+MA House launch programme to exchange waste packaging for reward points in Curitiba, Brazil

May 09, 2019 - 04:53
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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , May 8, 2019 (Press Release) -SIG’s innovative initiative with social enterprise SO+MA House Brazil is promoting recycling by enabling people in the city of Curitiba to exchange waste packaging for reward points they can use to pay for food and other essentials.

Rewarding recycling

Changing behaviour is critical to enable lasting positive change for the environment and the SO+MA House initiative aims to stimulate a change in attitudes by demonstrating the value of recycling to individuals and communities.

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