November 2019

Metso receives SBTi's approval for its greenhouse gas emission targets

November 27, 2019 - 06:49
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HELSINKI, Nov. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Metso’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets. The GHG targets are part of Metso’s Climate Program and are applicable to all relevant emission sources: production, procurement, inbound and outbound transportation as well as the use of Metso’s products.

Smurfit Kappa named as founding member of new industry alliance 4evergreen forum

November 27, 2019 - 05:20
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has been named a founding member of a new industry alliance to boost the contribution of paper-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy.

The 4evergreen forum, which is led by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), will see Smurfit Kappa work with leading brand owners and packaging companies to increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials.

Valmet introduces new visible imaging system for pulp mill lime kilns

November 27, 2019 - 04:13
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ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet has launched a new Valmet Visible Thermal Imaging System, which provides the highest quality lime kiln process monitoring for pulp mills. Combining the camera temperature information with process controls can improve combustion optimization and reburned lime quality, and reduce emissions. The system also allows visual evaluation of flame shape, size, and temperature profile. Reduced maintenance costs and greater visibility during start-up and full load conditions can also be achieved.

Philippines paper project using pineapple, seen cutting plastics use

November 26, 2019 - 17:45
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MANILLA, Nov. 26, 2019 (Local News) -AN arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is hoping to raise farmers’ incomes by using waste material from the pineapple-growing progress to make specialty paper that can replace plastic packaging.

The DTI’s Design Center of the Philippines calls the initiative the Pinyapel Project, after the Filipino words for pineapple (pinya) and paper (papel).

Philippines paper project using pineapple, seen cutting plastics use

November 26, 2019 - 17:45
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MANILLA, Nov. 26, 2019 (Local News) -AN arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is hoping to raise farmers’ incomes by using waste material from the pineapple-growing progress to make specialty paper that can replace plastic packaging.

The DTI’s Design Center of the Philippines calls the initiative the Pinyapel Project, after the Filipino words for pineapple (pinya) and paper (papel).

PulpEye analyser successfully in operation at Millar Western’s Whitecourt mill in Alberta

November 26, 2019 - 17:34
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DOMSJO, Sweden, Nov. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -The Canadian BCTMP and lumber producer Millar Western has installed a PulpEye system to its Whitecourt pulp mill. The delivery consists of analyser modules for CSF, fibre dimensions, shives, brightness and crill. This is the ninth PulpEye installation in Canada showing that PulpEye technology is well established in the Canadian pulp industry.

CN meets US federal requirement to operate Positive Train Control on all required tracks ahead of schedule

November 26, 2019 - 14:50
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CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN announced today that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate Positive Train Control (PTC) on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC. This important achievement comes 13 months ahead of the December 2020 deadline.

“This milestone is a testament to the tenacious dedication of our CN railroading family,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “It has been a tremendous journey, full of challenges, and obstacles we overcame.”

Sappi successfully showcases its solutions for sustainable and future-oriented packaging at three trade fairs

November 26, 2019 - 11:35

ALFELD, Germany , Nov. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Nuremberg, Monaco and Brussels: Sappi Europe has presented its solutions for sustainable, future-oriented packaging at three trade fairs in the past few weeks. The globally operating paper specialist’s extensive product range has been serving as a benchmark in the industry for years and now includes the functional barrier papers from the Sappi Guard family, the sealable packaging paper Sappi Seal and the folding boxboard Atelier.

CN and conductors reach tentative agreement, workers to return to work today

November 26, 2019 - 11:17
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MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN is announcing that a tentative agreement has been reached with our 3,200 CN conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in Canada for a new collective agreement.

This agreement will allow for CN employees to return to work at 2:00 p.m. local times today, and yard assignments will start at 06:00 a.m. local times tomorrow morning and there will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks.

Burgo Group to stop production for maintenance from 20th December 2019 till first week of January 2020 at its mill in Avezzano, Italy

November 26, 2019 - 09:20
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ALTAVILLA VICENTINA, Italy, Nov. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Burgo Group will stop Avezzano mill production from 20 th December 2019 till the first week of January 2020 for maintenance works, considering the Christmas period, customers’ closures and limited days available for shipment.

Service for all customers will be granted before the production stop.

Our sales organization will provide all operational details.

Burgo Group

Stora Enso enters into strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products

November 26, 2019 - 08:28
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HELSINKI, Nov. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has entered into a strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a producer of plant-based barrier coatings, to develop Stora Enso’s formed fiber offering. Stora Enso will leverage HSMG’s PROTĒAN technology for food contact packaging applications. The technology offers a biodegradable and recyclable additive that gives fiber-based packaging water-, grease- and oil-resistant properties.

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