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June 2019

UPM Raflatac's Mills River factory becomes first manufacturing facility to be powered by 100% renewable energy in NC

June 28, 2019 - 09:41
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HELSINKI, June 27, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac, a global leader in the manufacture of pressure sensitive label materials, is proud to announce that its factory in Mills River is the first manufacturing facility in North Carolina whose electrical supply is generated entirely by renewable sources through Charlotte-based Duke Energy's NC Renewable Energy Program.

Norske Skog to invest Euro 72 million in new 50 MW energy boiler at its Bruck mill in Austria

June 28, 2019 - 06:54
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OSLO, Norway, June 28, 2019 (Press Release) -The board of directors in Norske Skog AS has approved a EUR 72 million investment in a new 50MW wide range energy boiler at the Norske Skog Bruck mill in Austria. The investment will improve the carbon footprint, further strengthen the mill’s profitability and create new business beyond publication paper. The new revenue streams will be derived from utilizing refuse derived fuels and paper production residuals.

Sven Ombudstvedt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Norske Skog, commented:

Smurfit Kappa designs innovative sustainable e-commerce packaging for Latin America-based egg provider Granja Mantiqueira

June 28, 2019 - 02:34

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has used its eSmart service to enable the leading Latin American egg provider to successfully enter the eCommerce channel.

Granja Mantiqueira decided to launch a new ‘Egg Club’ through which consumers could order eggs online for home delivery in Brazil. Aware that packaging plays a critically important role for the eCommerce channel, especially for a product as fragile as eggs, the company tasked Smurfit Kappa to come up with a solution.

SCA publishes digital map of its forests voluntarily set aside for nature conservation

June 27, 2019 - 09:45
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden, June 27, 2019 (PRNewswire) -SCA has published on its website a digital map of the company's forests voluntarily set aside for nature conservation. This is forests that SCA has voluntarily exempted from forest management due to its high conservation values. The areas include forests that are managed with adapted methods to improve conditions for biodiversity and also SCA's own conservation parks.

Valmet to rebuild folding boxboard PM 7 at ITC's Bhadrachalam Mill in India

June 27, 2019 - 07:52
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ESPOO, Finland, June 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild for ITC Limited at its Bhadrachalam Mill in India. The rebuild of board machine PM 7, currently producing folding boxboard, is designed to increase production capacity substantially and offer new quality features. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2020.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of a rebuild of this type and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.

European Commission publishes review of EU chemicals legislative framework addressing 40 pieces of sectoral chemicals legislation

June 27, 2019 - 04:53
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BRUSSELS, June 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Commission has published a review of the EU chemicals legislative framework, which addresses some 40 pieces of sectoral chemicals legislation, including specific rules on chemicals found in pesticides or cosmetics, or rules on the labelling, classification and packaging of chemicals.

Valmet to supply DNA automation system for Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper's PM 1 in China

June 27, 2019 - 04:47
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ESPOO, Finland, June 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and measurements to Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The system and consistency transmitters will be installed on the company's paper machine PM1, enabling the line to increase production efficiency and obtain better measurements and controls for improving the process.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The delivery will take place in the fourth quarter of 2019.

McDonald's Canada announces first "Green Concept Restaurant" as part of its sustainability journey; to unveil two restaurants in London, ON and Vancouver, BC

June 27, 2019 - 03:53
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TORONTO, ON, June 19, 2019 (CNW) -McDonald's Canada is on a journey to make its packaging more sustainable as part of its goal to reduce its environmental footprint and source 100 per cent of guest packaging from renewable and/or recycled materials.

To help get there, McDonald's will unveil two "Green Concept Restaurants" in London, Ontario and Vancouver, BC. These restaurants will act as incubator locations to test new packaging options and recycling initiatives.

Forest products manufacturers applaud new EPA permit streamlining rule

June 26, 2019 - 15:46
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WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2019 (Press Release) -American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski and American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of a new rule to reclassify certain major sources as area sources under the Clean Air Act. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposed rule on “Once In, Always In” on June 25, 2019.

Robert Glowinski, President and CEO of AWC

WRAP oversees UK Plastics Pact's eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics to eliminate by end of 2020

June 26, 2019 - 09:55
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  • BANBURY, UK, June 25, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • UK Plastics Pact members to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics.
  • 8 items targetted initially for elimination by the end of 2020.
  • 19 other items have been identified as problematic or unnecessary and WRAP is advising Pact members to avoid their use where possible, consider reuse options, or ensure they are suitable for recycling.

BTG launches new website

June 26, 2019 - 04:53
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WESSLING, Germany, June 26, 2019 (Press Release) -BTG launched a new website on June 24, 2019. is made for pulp and papermakers around the world. It provides solution and case stories for specific paper segments such as tissue or packaging. A clear website structure allows users to find information quickly and easily and/or to contact a local BTG specialist upon need.