October 2019

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference at Canadian National say could strike as early as Nov. 19, 2019

October 31, 2019 - 13:03
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MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian National (CN) could go on strike as early as Tuesday, November 19 at 0001.  Approximately 3000 conductors, trainpersons and yardpersons voted 99.2% in favour of strike action last month. The union will give at least 72 hours’ notice of any strike action. 

FPAC supports plan issued by BCC to improve lives and future growth of Canada

October 31, 2019 - 12:40
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OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Earlier today, the Business Council of Canada (BCC) issued a report that calls on the country’s newly elected MPs to come together and support a forward-thinking agenda that will improve the lives of Canadians.  Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports this forward-thinking and collaborative approach to securing Canada’s economic future.

Sappi, Nestlé and packaging supplier Constantia Flexibles to develop solutions suitable for recyclable paper production processes

October 31, 2019 - 11:22
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ALFELD, Germany , Oct. 31, 2019 (Press Release) -With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper.

ALTANA inaugurates new Euro 9 million office building with a cutting-edge work environment in Wesel, Germany

October 31, 2019 - 11:08
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    WESEL, Germany, Oct. 31, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • New building inaugurated for around 140 IT and digitalization employees
  • Innovative work environment of around 3,000 square meters codesigned by employees
  • 9 million euros invested

Metsä Group launches new Green Finance Framework to link sustainable development and climate change mitigation in financing activities

October 31, 2019 - 08:14
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 31, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Group, which Metsä Board is a part of, has today launched a Green Finance Framework, which links sustainable development and climate change mitigation to Metsä Group’s financing activities. Metsä Board’s future financing may be arranged under this framework.

Metsä Board proceeds with planned renewal of its Husum pulp mill in Sweden

October 31, 2019 - 04:51
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, announced on 26 April 2019 that it will launch a pre-engineering for the first phase of the renewal of its Husum pulp mill in Sweden. The first phase of the renewal consists of a new recovery boiler and a new turbine. Pulp production will remain on a level permitted in the current environmental permit. On 27 August 2019, the company announced that the competent authority in Sweden, Länsstyrelsen, had decided that the planned new recovery boiler will require an amendment to the environmental permit.

Toscotec-supplied second generation TT SYD successfully started up at César Iglesias' facility in Dominican Republic

October 31, 2019 - 04:09
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LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 31, 2019 (Press Release) -The Dominican Group César Iglesias successfully started up a second generation TT SYD at its paper mill in Santo Domingo. Following start-up, the mill has observed a marked increase of production capacity and important energy savings in the drying section.

Ilim completes kraftliner PM rebuild and increases output by 30% at its Bratsk mill in Russia

October 30, 2019 - 10:26

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -In October 2019, the Bratsk Mill started checkout and commissioning of the KLB Line after a large-scale rebuild.

The project CAPEX exceeded USD 120 million. The KLB machine capacity increased by 30%, namely from 198 thousand tons per year up to 300 thousand tons per year, including a speed increase from 540 to 800 meters per minute. The upgraded machine has a wider basis weight range starting from 90 up to 225 gsm. The key market for the additional kraftliner volumes is the Asian region.

Ilim completes kraftliner PM rebuild and increases output by 30% at its Bratsk mill in Russia

October 30, 2019 - 10:26
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ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -In October 2019, the Bratsk Mill started checkout and commissioning of the KLB Line after a large-scale rebuild.

The project CAPEX exceeded USD 120 million. The KLB machine capacity increased by 30%, namely from 198 thousand tons per year up to 300 thousand tons per year, including a speed increase from 540 to 800 meters per minute. The upgraded machine has a wider basis weight range starting from 90 up to 225 gsm. The key market for the additional kraftliner volumes is the Asian region.

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin expects paper for recycling market to recover following storm

October 30, 2019 - 10:01
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DAVENTRY, UK , Oct. 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Global markets for recovered paper remain extremely challenging, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin.

But he will also argue in his upcoming State of the Nation report that the fibre market has gone through difficult patches before, yet always recovered eventually.

In his report, which will be given at The Recycling Association Conference 2019 on 12 November in London, Simon Ellin will say:

Basel Action Network reports approval of re-exports of illigal US waste shipments by Indonesia to other countries

October 30, 2019 - 07:08
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -In what environmental watchdogs are calling a global pollution shell game, Indonesian officials have been caught approving re-exports of illegal U.S. waste shipments to other Asian countries instead of returning them to the U.S. as promised. Instead of being returned to their senders, the waste containers have been diverted to India, Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam.

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