October 2019

Södra introduces new unique solution to enable large-scale recycling in fashion and textile industry

October 28, 2019 - 05:10
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VAXJO, Sweden, Oct. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -At present, no one in the world can recycle fibres from blended fabrics on a large scale. Södra now has a unique solution that will enable circular flows in the fashion and textile industry.

“Only a negligible proportion of the global production of clothing and textiles is recycled today. Virtually everything is sent to landfill or incineration. But Swedish innovation and a willingness to help mitigate climate change can now influence the game at a global level,” said Lars Idermark, President and CEO of Södra.

ABB donates software licensing and automation expertise to Sappi Skills Centre in South Africa

October 27, 2019 - 10:31
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WESTERVILLE, OH, Oct. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Support and materials will help develop skillsets of employees at Sappi’s Project Vulindlela and the local community.

Technology leader ABB is donating software solutions and pulp and paper automation expertise to the Sappi Skills Centre, based in Umkomaas, South Africa near Sappi’s Saiccor Mill—the largest single site dedicated to dissolving wood pulp. The donation supports the Skills Centre, which was established by Sappi in 2018 to equip local youth with the basic technical skills needed to prepare them for meaningful employment.

Huhtamäki inaugurates its new Euro 7 million fiber packaging line in Invanteevka, Russia

October 25, 2019 - 02:46
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki is today celebrating the inauguration of its newest fiber packaging line in Invanteevka, Russia. The EUR 7 million investment that was announced in November 2018 included setting up a completely new state-of-the-art egg carton line as well as modernizing one of the unit’s existing egg packaging lines. With the new line, 26 new jobs will be created in Ivanteevka.

Kemira announces multi-million investment for extension of its ferric sulfate water treatment chemicals production line in Goole, UK

October 24, 2019 - 12:36
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HELSINKI, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Global chemicals company Kemira announces a significant capacity extension of its ferric sulfate water treatment chemicals production line in Goole, UK. The investment decision is based on the expected growth in market demand for coagulants used in water treatment, driven by stricter regulation regarding e.g. phosphorus removal.

Ingevity 3Q 2019 results: net sales up 15.6% from year ago to $359.9 million

October 24, 2019 - 08:56
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    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC , Oct. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Net sales of $359.9 million were up 15.6% versus the prior year quarter’s sales of $311.2 million
  • Net income of $59.9 million was up 15.9% versus net income in the prior year quarter of $51.7 million; net income as a percentage of sales of 16.6% was level with the prior year quarter; diluted earnings per share were $1.41 compared to $1.16

Toscotec starts up new second generation TT SYD at Toyo Paper's paper mill in Shikokuchuo, Japan

October 24, 2019 - 08:26
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LUCCA, ITALY, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -The Japanese tissue manufacturer Toyo Paper started up a second generation TT SYD at its Shikokuchuo paper mill, Ehime prefecture, Japan. 

This is Toscotec’s sixth TT SYD to be installed in Japan, following previous installations at the Marutomi Group, Oji Group and Nishinihon Eizai paper mill.

Mondi and Fiorini International develop new recyclable paper stand-up bag with sustainable window for Italian food market

October 24, 2019 - 06:34
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LONDON, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper group, and Fiorini International, a leading converter in the field of form-fill-seal applications, have successfully launched a fully recyclable, paper stand-up bag with a window onto the Italian food market.

Pasta producer Girolomoni is using the new paper packaging solution for its organic "Graziella Ra" ancient wheat spaghetti, farfalle and penne rigate.

Thimm Group developed corrugated cardboard from grass paper on display at concept shopping mall Bikini Berlin in Germany

October 24, 2019 - 05:59

NORTHEIM, Germany, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Corrugated cardboard made from grass paper is an alternative packaging material for sustainably operating companies. Thimm produces the resource-conserving corrugated cardboard at its sites in Germany and in the Czech Republic. The first grass corrugated cardboard displays are currently being used in the world’s first concept shopping mall “Bikini Berlin”.

Thimm Group developed corrugated cardboard from grass paper on display at concept shopping mall Bikini Berlin in Germany

October 24, 2019 - 05:59
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NORTHEIM, Germany, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Corrugated cardboard made from grass paper is an alternative packaging material for sustainably operating companies. Thimm produces the resource-conserving corrugated cardboard at its sites in Germany and in the Czech Republic. The first grass corrugated cardboard displays are currently being used in the world’s first concept shopping mall “Bikini Berlin”.

UPM invests Euro 95 million to reduce CO2 emissions by 5% in CHP plant at its Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany

October 24, 2019 - 05:47
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HELSINKI, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM will strengthen its cost competitiveness and reduce its CO2 emissions by 5 % by investing in a Combined-Heat-Power (CHP) plant at its Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany. The new facility supports the German energy transition “Energiewende” by contributing to the stability of the public power system.

UPM invests Euro 95 million to reduce CO2 emissions by 5% in CHP plant at its Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany

October 24, 2019 - 05:47
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HELSINKI, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM will strengthen its cost competitiveness and reduce its CO2 emissions by 5 % by investing in a Combined-Heat-Power (CHP) plant at its Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany. The new facility supports the German energy transition “Energiewende” by contributing to the stability of the public power system.

Metsä Fibre receives EFQM Global Excellence Award for its sustainability work

October 24, 2019 - 03:41
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has been awarded for the company’s sustainability work by the  EFQM Global Excellence Award. The company won the Outstanding Achievement for Sustainability Award and reached the EFQM rating Recognised for Excellence 6 Stars. EFQM organisation gave the Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability Award to Metsä Fibre for the excellent work the company has done in promoting and continuously developing sustainability.

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