July 2019

Metsä Board introduces new WKL Common Stock Service to help streamline and enhance order-delivery processes in continental Europe

July 02, 2019 - 08:38
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ESPOO, Finland, July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board – part of the Metsä Group - has announced the start of a new WKL Common Stock Service to help streamline and enhance the order-delivery processes of white kraftliners in continental Europe.

Metsä Fibre to start preparatory work as part of the pre-engineering project at Kemi bio product mill in Finland

July 02, 2019 - 07:22
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ESPOO, Finland, June 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, will start the preparatory work as a part of the pre-engineering at the Kemi mill area during July 2019. Preparatory work means the cleaning and organisation of land areas and the demolition of buildings. In addition, the electricity, IT and piping connections of the operational pulp and board mills in the planned bioproduct mill area will be organised. The preparatory work ensures the proficient progress of the construction works following the possible investment decision.

Nippon Paper starts supplying paper straws to cafes & restaurants operated by Zetton in Japan

July 02, 2019 - 07:00

TOKYO, June 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter the "Company") is pleased to announce that it provides with paper straws the cafes & restaurants operated by Zetton Inc. (President: Nobunori Suzuki; headquartered: Minato-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Zetton") including PARKLIFE CAFE&RESTAURANT at Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo, Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen in Nagoya, and so on.

Germany-based specialty chemicals group ALTANA acquires operating assets of Paul N. Gardner Company of Pompano Beach, FL

July 02, 2019 - 06:58
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  • WESEL, Germany and POMPANO BEACH, FL, July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Includes all technology, products, and the ongoing business of the company
  • Will be incorporated into the Instruments Business Line of the BYK Division of ALTANA
  • Strengthens position as technology leader in Physical Testing Instruments and expands business mainly in the Americas

Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based ONE announce to join blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM

July 02, 2019 - 06:35
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark and ARMONK, NY , July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Rapid adoption of TradeLens across the global shipping supply chain continues as Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) Pte. Ltd announced they will join the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and IBM.

French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan extents its distribution agreement with Albemarle Corporation in Europe & Middle East

July 02, 2019 - 06:15
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PARIS, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its distribution agreement with Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, effective immediately.

Elopak to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions in line with new criteria set by using science-based 1.5°C target

July 02, 2019 - 05:24
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OSLO, Norway, July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Elopak has become one of the first companies in the world to formally pledge to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions in line with the new criteria set by Science Based Targets initiative, aiming to keep the global average temperature increase below 1.5 °C.

Fabio Perini celebrates ten years of launching its Aquabond technology

July 02, 2019 - 04:12
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LUCCA, ITALY, July 2, 2019 (Press Release) -Ten years have gone by since Aquabond was launched. During this time, Fabio Perini S.p.A. continued researching new state-of-the-art technological solutions for making tissue rolls that improve the final product for consumers, reduce costs for manufacturers, and are environmentally sustainable.  

Rail carrier Genesee & Wyoming to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in $8.4 billion transaction

July 01, 2019 - 20:39
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DARIEN, CT, July 1, 2019 (Business Wire) -Genesee & Wyoming Inc., together with Brookfield Infrastructure, GIC and Brookfield Infrastructure’s institutional partners (together referred to as the “Consortium”), are announcing an agreement pursuant to which affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC will acquire G&W in a transaction valued at approximately $8.4 billion including debt (the “Transaction”). The Transaction will result in G&W becoming a privately held company.

Sappi becomes International Stakeholder member of PEFC

July 01, 2019 - 11:44
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JOHANNESBURG, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certificationâ„¢(PEFCâ„¢). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Recycling company First Mile forms new partnership with Huhtamaki to boost number of recycled disposable coffee cups in the UK

July 01, 2019 - 09:47
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LONDON, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Leading recycling company, First Mile, is pleased to announce its new partnership with sustainable food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki, in a collaboration that aims to further increase the number of disposable coffee cups effectively recycled in the UK.

The partnership will see First Mile collecting used disposable cups from some of Huhtamaki’s customers throughout London and Birmingham from a variety of different coffee chains, restaurants, bars and other business premises throughout the cities.

Frugalpac to provide its its recyclable Frugal Cup to The Docks Coffee House in Southampton, UK

July 01, 2019 - 05:13

IPSWICH, UK, June 28, 2019 (Press Release) -The Docks Coffee House in Southampton has made a move towards a sustainable future as the first coffee shop in the city to serve drinks in the first fully recyclable coffee cup made of recycled paper, the Frugal Cup.

According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Eunomia Research & Consulting, the UK is set to throw away a third more single-use coffee cups than at present by 2030.