September 2019

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Long Falls Paperboard studies biomass to replace natural gas at Brattleboro, VT, mill

September 06, 2019 - 18:28
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BRATTLEBORO, VT, Sept. 6, 2019 (VTDigger) -Long Falls Paperboard, the company that this year bought the former Neenah Paper Inc. plant in Brattleboro, is using a $1 million federal grant to study using wood biomass instead of the natural gas that is delivered to the factory in trucks every day.

Koehler to showcase its packing paper range at Fachpack 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany from Sep 24-26

September 06, 2019 - 11:21

OBERKIRCH, Germany, Sept. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -The specialty paper company is presenting itself for the first time at FachPack with sustainable and innovative solutions made of paper and board. Koehler's vision: paper with barrier properties as an alternative to plastic. Koehler's portfolio of packaging paper also includes 100% recycled paper and high-quality fine paper.

The Recycling Association and Marine Transport International launch trading technology system for recycling sector

September 06, 2019 - 04:57
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DAVENTRY, UK , Sept. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Blockchain technology will revolutionise the trade of recyclable materials by providing each part of the supply chain with vital data and assurance about the quality of secondary commodities.

Smurfit Kappa recognized on new Solactive and ISS ESG index for its proactive sustainability approach

September 06, 2019 - 04:16
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has been listed on a new sustainability index that recognises companies active in the reduction of plastic pollution.

The Solactive ISS ESG ‘Beyond Plastic Waste’ Index tracks companies that provide solutions for the reduction, replacement, reuse and recycling of plastic.

The recognition comes less than a year after the industry leader launched its Better Planet Packaging initiative that seeks to reduce packaging waste and address the challenges of waste and litter that end up in oceans and landfill.

Local and global communities gather to restore damaged forests at APP’s 6th annual tree planting day

September 05, 2019 - 17:39
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JAKARTA, Sept. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -On the sixth anniversary of its annual tree-planting initiative, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), together with the Government of Indonesia, the International Tropical Timber Organization, Belantara Foundation, Indonesian and Japanese businesses and local communities, planted 10,000 seedlings of local tree species, Jelutong, and local fruit trees species, across 20 hectares of degraded conservation land in Giam Siak Kecil landscape of Riau Province.

Sun Chemical's SunPak FSP receives ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

September 05, 2019 - 13:11
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WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK, Sept. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical today announced that its flagship food packaging offset inkset, SunPak FSP, which is based on renewable bio-based materials, has achieved a new standard in eco-friendliness through a combination of compliance and sustainability. Not only is the hugely popular inkset, which has achieved double digit sales growth across Europe each year since its launch, fully compliant with all existing food packaging legislation worldwide, but it has also been independently tested to prove the high level of its environmental sustainability.

M&S removes glitter from its entire Christmas celebration range to improve recyclability and reduce impact of microplastics on environment

September 05, 2019 - 11:58
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LONDON, Aug. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -M&S has removed glitter from its entire Christmas celebration range this year, including greeting cards, wrapping paper, tags, gift bags, calendars and crackers, in a bid to improve recyclability and reduce the impact of microplastics on the environment.

All designs which previously featured glitter are now widely recyclable and have been replaced with innovative paper patterns or minimal foils to maintain the festive sparkle.

Two Sides to relaunch its successful ‘Love Paper’ campaign to increase consumer awareness of sustainability of print, paper and paper packaging

September 05, 2019 - 09:13
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DAVENTRY, UK , Sept. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Paper advocacy group Two Sides has announced a significant relaunch of its successful ‘Love Paper’ campaign. Love Paper is part of a global initiative to increase consumer awareness of the sustainability of print, paper and paper packaging.

The new campaign comes with a brand new identity, newly-designed print ads, a new consumer-focused website featuring a paper ‘fact file’ as well as inspiring blogs and stories, a captivating animated video, plus many new digital tools to help reach and inform wider audiences.

UK watchdog mulls OK for Liqui-Box acquisition of DSS plastics unit

September 05, 2019 - 06:38

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 5, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -The UK monopoly regulator is considering proposals from Liqui-Box, a company owned by private equity firm Olympus Partners, that could allow its delayed acquisition of the rigid and flexible plastic packaging business unit of DS Smith (DSS) to go ahead. It said it will deliver its verdict by September 30.

Macfarlane Group acquires Leyland Packaging Company for £3.25 million

September 05, 2019 - 06:29

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 5, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Macfarlane Group has bought 100% of Leyland Packaging Company, a UK protective packaging distributor, for a maximum consideration of £3.25 million ($3.9 million), including an earn-out of £1 million.

Leyland is focused on industrial customers within a close radius of its 37,000 sq. ft. facilities in Leyland, in north-western England, with easy access to the M6, M61 and M65 motorways.

Global Hygiène validates factory acceptance test of new A.Celli iDEAL 1800S machine for its plant in Charavines, France

September 05, 2019 - 05:49
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LUCCA, ITALY, Sept. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -In August the French customer's technicians validated the Factory Acceptance Test, carried out at A.Celli Paper’s facilities, for the tissue machine, the heart of the complete turnkey plant, entirely supplied by A.Celli Paper.

The new iDEAL 1800S machine has a 2850 mm format and an operating speed of 1800 mpm. The turn-key project also includes an E-WIND T100 rewinder and a R-WAY roll-handling system.

The Yankee supplied is the forged one of the latest A.Celli generation and has a diameter of 15’.