September 2019

AR Packaging wins two gold awards at Pro Carton ECMA awards

September 23, 2019 - 06:47

LUND, Sweden, Sept. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -We are glad to announce that AR Packaging has won two gold awards in the Pro Carton ECMA awards! The winners are Steadysense – 2-in-1 Flexi shipping and Mawu, both produced by A&R Carton in Graz. The award is one of Europe’s most prestigious packaging awards for outstanding carton packagings.

Steadysense – 2-in-1 Flexi shipping

Bracell to increase pulp production to 1.5 million t/y

September 23, 2019 - 06:44
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The new mill located in Lençóis Paulista, state of São Paulo, will increase its current production capacity of 250,000 tons to 1.5 million tons per year. The new mill will be a flexible line, designed primarily to produce dissolving pulp to supply internal integrated demand.

Pöyry has been involved with the Star Project since the beginning and was responsible for conceptual study, environmental licensing support, basic engineering, and detail engineering for the site infrastructure and access road duplication. The completion of the Star Project is scheduled for 2021.

 

Canfor curtailing an additional 75 million board feet of production capacity

September 23, 2019 - 06:43
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The company‘s Houston, Polar, Prince George and Fort St. John sawmills were curtailed the week of September 3rd. In addition, Canfor’s Plateau and Houston mills transitioned to a four-day work week, which will remain in effect until market and economic conditions support a return to the full operating schedule of five days per week. The curtailments are due to the ongoing low price of lumber and the high cost of fibre, which are making the operating conditions in BC uneconomic.

These curtailments are in addition to all previously announced capacity reductions

 

UPM designs seven new vessels with the Spliethoff Group

September 23, 2019 - 06:40
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Together, the companies will design and build seven state-of-the-art vessels for sustainable sea transportation for UPM in Europe.

“This arrangement is a consistent step in UPM’s logistics strategy. It will safeguard a sustainable, competitive and reliable shipping solution for our businesses and customers on long term,” says Lauri Rikala, Director, Global Break Bulk Shipping, UPM Logistics.

Jaxport awarded an additional USD 35.3 million in funding for harbor deepening

September 23, 2019 - 06:39
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Loading of paper rolls at Port of Jacksonville, Florida, the host port of TS 24 in 2021 Picture Jaxport

To date, the state of Florida has contributed nearly $71.5 million toward harbor deepening. That funding, combined with significant financial support from the federal government and a private tenant, helps keep the project two years ahead of schedule with anticipated completion in 2023, based on continued funding from all partners.

UPM Raflatac to introduce its new “Smart” product offerings at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels, Belgium and Pack Expo in Las Vegas, NV

September 23, 2019 - 06:36
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HELSINKI, Sept. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -​UPM Raflatac announces it is taking another step forward in assisting brand owners and other companies make more sustainable choices by introducing its new “Smart” product offerings at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels and Pack Expo Las Vegas. UPM Raflatac SmartChoice™ helps companies choose the right labeling material to meet their sustainability targets while UPM Raflatac SmartCircle™ products have a special functionality that enables packaging recycling.

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