November 2019

Canada forest products freight drops 36% in latest week on CN rail strike

November 29, 2019 - 14:34
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Canadian total forest products railroad freight fell 36.4% in the week ending Nov. 23, 2019, to 4,621 carloads reflecting a Teamsters strike against CN (Canadian National) that began at midnight Nov. 19, and ended Nov. 26 with a tentative labor agreement.

The strike included 3,200 CN union workers, mainly conductors, which resulted in the rail network running at about 10% of capacity over eight days, the company said.

CN focused on disciplined recovery and growth to return rail network back to normal operations

November 29, 2019 - 14:27
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MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -CN today announced that it is implementing a recovery plan following the end of the 8-day long strike.

“CN remains focused on growth and is already in recovery mode as our employees return to their normal shifts,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN. “Overriding emphasis will be placed on safety as we implement a disciplined and progressive ramp up to avoid congestion that can overwhelm parts of the supply chain that are the most vulnerable.”

Kemira to increase prices for iron-based coagulants by 4-8% in EMEA region, effective Jan 1, 2020

November 29, 2019 - 08:21
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HELSINKI, Nov. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemical company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for iron-based coagulants in EMEA for the Industry and Water segment.

Kemira is committed to minimizing the cost impacts resulting from the high demand for alternatives to copperas raw materials. However, the price adjustment is necessary to mitigate cost increases and to maintain sustainable operations, ensuring the secure supply of high-quality iron-based coagulants.

SIG's Signature Pack wins award in 'Environmental' category at French packaging award 2019

November 29, 2019 - 08:13

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -SIGNATURE PACK from SIG, the world’s first aluminium-free aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable materials via a mass balance system, has won the prestigious French packaging award in the ‘environmental’ category.

UPM Raflatac's RAFNXT+ receives verification from Carbon Trust

November 29, 2019 - 07:13
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HELSINKI, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -As part of its holistic approach to sustainability UPM Raflatac offers solutions that help customers and brand owners reach beyond their sustainability goals. UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ is now the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust, an international organization working to reduce carbon emissions. Compared to the company’s standard range, it helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change.

DuMont Druck subsidiary MZ Druckereigesellschaft doubles capacity in Leipzig, Germany

November 29, 2019 - 05:16
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HINWIL, Switzerland , Oct. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -MZ Druckereigesellschaft in Halle an der Saale (Saxony-Anhalt/Germany) is an active player in the consolidation of newspaper printing in Germany. The subsidiary of DuMont Druck GmbH & Co. KG invested in completely new printing and mailroom technology three years ago. Now in 2019, capacities were more than doubled to cover future production of daily newspapers and freesheets for the Leipzig area. MZ Druckereigesellschaft has once again trusted in efficient Ferag mailroom technology.

European Commission publishes recommendations for transformation of EU's energy-intensive industries

November 29, 2019 - 04:57
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU's energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission's A Clean Planet for All strategy in November 2018.

European Commission publishes recommendations for transformation of EU's energy-intensive industries

November 29, 2019 - 04:57
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BRUSSELS, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU's energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission's A Clean Planet for All strategy in November 2018.

Metso to showcase valve solutions for renewing pulp, paper and bioproducts industry at Paperex 2019, in New Delhi, India from Dec 3-6

November 29, 2019 - 04:31
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HELSINKI, Nov. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, will showcase the latest valve solutions for a sustainable future of the pulp, paper and bioproducts industry at the Paperex 2019 event, taking place December 3–6, 2019, at International Exhibition Cum Convention Centre in New Delhi, India. Meet Metso experts at stand 5102.

Metso to showcase valve solutions for renewing pulp, paper and bioproducts industry at Paperex 2019, in New Delhi, India from Dec 3-6

November 29, 2019 - 04:31
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HELSINKI, Nov. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, will showcase the latest valve solutions for a sustainable future of the pulp, paper and bioproducts industry at the Paperex 2019 event, taking place December 3–6, 2019, at International Exhibition Cum Convention Centre in New Delhi, India. Meet Metso experts at stand 5102.

E.ON to build new Euro 110 million biomass power plant on UPM's paper mill site in Hürth, Germany

November 29, 2019 - 03:46
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ESSEN, Germany, Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -E.ON is planning to build a biomass power plant on a paper mill site provided by UPM in Hürth. The new plant is designed for an electrical output of 20 megawatts (MW) and a thermal firing capacity of 87 MW. E.ON is planning to invest around €110 million in the project that could create more than 30 new jobs.

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