August 2019

Andritz launches new StrataPress SX single-seam press felt technology

August 05, 2019 - 03:47

GRAZ, Austria and YOUNGSVILLE, LA , Aug. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched its new-generation “StrataPress SX” felt with patented, integrated single-seam technology.

StrataPress SX is specifically engineered for the most demanding positions in paperboard/packaging, graphical, and pulp machines. Its patented, integrated seam ensures strength and durability while delivering rapid and safe installation.

Andritz launches new StrataPress SX single-seam press felt technology

August 05, 2019 - 03:47
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GRAZ, Austria and YOUNGSVILLE, LA , Aug. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched its new-generation “StrataPress SX” felt with patented, integrated single-seam technology.

StrataPress SX is specifically engineered for the most demanding positions in paperboard/packaging, graphical, and pulp machines. Its patented, integrated seam ensures strength and durability while delivering rapid and safe installation.

AF&PA applauds EPA for NSR project emissions accounting proposed rule

August 02, 2019 - 09:06
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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a New Source Review (NSR) project emissions accounting (PEA) proposed rule. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal on August 1.

Packsize, Resolute recognized in Business Intelligence Group 2019 Sustainability Awards

August 01, 2019 - 18:13
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PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the winners in the2019 Sustainability Awardsprogram. The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment. 

Michelman presents its flagship packaging technologies at CPRJ Plastics in Packaging Conference & Showcase in Shanghai, China

August 01, 2019 - 13:24

CINCINNATI, OH, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Michelman, well known as an innovator in the development of water-based barrier and functional coatings for various substrates including oriented films, paper, and foil, will present an introduction to its flagship technologies on August 1, 2019, at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel, China. This year marks the first time that Michelman has attended or presented at the CPRJ Plastics in Packaging Conference & Showcase.

Paperboard Packaging Council shares four design trends from 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

August 01, 2019 - 13:07
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SPRINGFIELD, MA, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Packaging design is always evolving. Consumer preferences change. New technologies emerge. To stay relevant, it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest trends. To help, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has shared four design trends the association observed during the judging of its 76th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Converters Take Full Advantage of Digital

UK government data shows plastic bag sales down 90% since introduction of 5p charge

August 01, 2019 - 10:39
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LONDON, July 31, 2019 (Press Release) -Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, new figures out today [31 July] have shown.

Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose sold 490 million fewer single-use plastic bags in 2018/19 (549 million) – a drop of almost half on the previous year.

Ence signs sustainable loan of Euro 25 million with CaixaBank for projects in its pulp business

August 01, 2019 - 08:57
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MADRID, Spain, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Ence-Energía y Celulosa has signed a new sustainable loan of 25 million euros with CaixaBank, which will be used to finance different projects of the company for the pulp business. This new loan will help finance, among others, investments aimed at promoting the circular economy and improving the environmental performance of the Ence biofactory in Navia (Asturias).

EU-funded project aims to develop pioneering food packaging materials

August 01, 2019 - 06:08

BRUSSELS, Aug. 1, 2019 (PPI Europe) -Stora Enso and Voith Paper are both involved in an EU-funded project on innovative cellulose-based materials for food packaging that are both recyclable and compostable.

The goal is to develop two production processes in order to move from proof of concept level to validating the technology in an industrial environment.

Metsä Board aims to achieve fossil free mills with zero fossil CO2 emissions as part of its sustainability targets for 2030

August 01, 2019 - 03:57
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ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has today published its sustainability targets for 2030. One of the company’s targets is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions.  This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production (scope 1) as well as purchased energy (scope 2). Currently, 82% of the energy used at Metsä Board mills is fossil free.

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