May 2019

Tronox completes divestment of Cristal's North American titanium dioxide business to INEOS Enterprises for $700 million

May 02, 2019 - 10:00
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STAMFORD, CT, May 1, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Holdings plc (“Tronox” or the “Company”), the world’s largest vertically integrated producer of titanium dioxide pigment, today announced it has completed the sale of the North American titanium dioxide (“TiO2“) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (“Cristal”) to INEOS Enterprises, a division of INEOS, for the purchase price of approximately $700 million.

Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag acquires Marlin Company to strengthen its value-added service strategy in Lenoir, NC

May 02, 2019 - 06:18
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ESSEN, Germany, May 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag ,the global market leader in chemical distribution, has acquired Marlin Company, Inc., located in Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. The company provides custom chemical blending and packaging services for liquid and powder products to a large portfolio of customers in the chemical industry in the Mid-South region. The acquisition of Marlin Company, Inc. further strengthens the value-added service strategy as well as mixing and blending business of Brenntag North America.

Valmet to supply DNA automation system and IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper in Suzhou, China

May 02, 2019 - 05:39
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ESPOO, Finland, May 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and a Valmet IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on two tissue machines, enabling the mill to increase production efficiency and improve product quality.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The delivery will take place in the third quarter of 2019.

Valmet to supply DNA automation system and IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper in Suzhou, China

May 02, 2019 - 05:39
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ESPOO, Finland, May 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and a Valmet IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on two tissue machines, enabling the mill to increase production efficiency and improve product quality.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The delivery will take place in the third quarter of 2019.

Thimm develops corrugated cardboard baking shells for baked meat for Germany-based Nette Papier

May 02, 2019 - 04:40

NORTHEIM, Germany, April 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Thimm has developed corrugated cardboard baking shells for baked meat that are used for the production of meat loaf. The moulds are heated to 160 degrees Celsius in the process. The innovative corrugated cardboard consists to 100 percent of fresh fibre paper, is certified and completely recyclable. Thimm produces the sustainable meat loaf moulds exclusively for Nette Papier GmbH.

Meat loaf from the corrugated cardboard baking mould

Andritz receives order for PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler from Hitachi Zosen Corporation for Tokushima Tsuda Biomass Power Plant in Japan

May 02, 2019 - 03:51
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GRAZ, Austria, May 2, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation (HITZ), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Tokushima in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Island, some 500 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, for the Tokushima Tsuda Biomass Power Plant. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in early 2023.

Cascades Sonoco inaugurates new $17 million water based coating technology production line at its facility in Birmingham, AL

May 01, 2019 - 12:55

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, May 1, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Cascades Inc. and Sonoco Products Company, today inaugurated the expansion of its facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and its new production line of innovative, eco-friendly packaging. This important investment of US$17 million enables the facility to now produce a water-based functional coating solution to create recyclable, repulpable and compostable containers. Numerous partners, clients, suppliers and employees took part in the event.

Cascades Sonoco inaugurates new $17 million water based coating technology production line at its facility in Birmingham, AL

May 01, 2019 - 12:55
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KINGSEY FALLS, QC, May 1, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Cascades Inc. and Sonoco Products Company, today inaugurated the expansion of its facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and its new production line of innovative, eco-friendly packaging. This important investment of US$17 million enables the facility to now produce a water-based functional coating solution to create recyclable, repulpable and compostable containers. Numerous partners, clients, suppliers and employees took part in the event.

Solenis lifts prices for all Basoplast surface sizing products by 10% in EMEA region from May 1

May 01, 2019 - 08:05
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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, May 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices on all Basoplast surface sizing products by up to 10% across the EMEA region, effective May 1, 2019 or as customer contracts allow. The price increase is necessary due to the shortage of potato starch in Europe, in addition to, the shortage and increased prices of other key raw materials.

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UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury's makes further commitments to cut plastic packaging

May 01, 2019 - 06:45
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LONDON, April 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Sainsbury’s will end the use of dark coloured plastics (which are difficult to recycle) across fresh foods by the end of 2019 and entirely by March 2020 as well as remove all plastic packaging from Christmas crackers this year.

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