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November 2019

Sofidel’s Papernet brand unveils new toilet tissue and napkins solutions that reduce paper waste

November 22, 2019 - 17:28
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FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, today launched two new Papernet brand products at booth 3227 at ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas. The small core toilet tissue and Ready Table interfolded napkins contribute to waste reduction and, as a result, greater environmental stewardship.

CN Rail strike is a threat to small businesses and the economy: CFIB calls for a resolution by early next week

November 22, 2019 - 16:00
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TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2019 (CNW) -The CN Rail strike, which is now on its fourth day, poses a threat for small businesses that rely on its services to send and receive products and essential materials. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) urges all parties to find a solution to end the strike quickly and make sure goods and products can continue to be shipped. 

Chamber of Shipping warns that CN Rail disruption will have long-term consequences

November 22, 2019 - 15:59
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VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 22, 2019 (CNW) -While it is encouraging that the parties continue to negotiate, the impacts of the current CN Rail disruption and the probability that it will extend into a second week is untenable. The Chamber of Shipping calls on the Government of Canada to acknowledge this exceptional situation and act accordingly to resolve this situation promptly.

Canadian premiers urge Ottawa to end strike by CN rail workers, warn ‘is already exacting a sharp economic toll’

November 22, 2019 - 15:57
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OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2019 (Toronto Star) -Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet got down to work Thursday as the government faced mounting pressure to reconvene Parliament and end a strike by CN rail workers that premiers warn is already exacting a sharp economic toll.

Trudeau held his first meeting with his ministers a day after they were sworn in during the Rideau Hall ceremony with an agenda to tackle climate change and improve affordability.

But it was mounting worries of backed-up rail shipments nationwide and calls for federal action that demanded their attention Thursday.

Voith to upgrade Papierfabrik August Koehler's PM 5 at its mill in Oberkirch, Germany

November 22, 2019 - 10:22
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  • HEIDENHEIM and OBERKIRCH, Germany, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • SpeedSizer AT improves competitiveness and increases flexibility
  • Fewer downtimes and web breaks
  • Contactless high-performance qDryPro Compact dryer increases efficiency
  • Upgrade to pave the way for future speed increase and second expansion phase

Segezha Group publishes its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report

November 22, 2019 - 06:05
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MOSCOW, Nov. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Segezha Packaging, which consolidates the European paper packaging production facilities of Segezha Group, published its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report. The document is prepared in accordance to the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and publicly available on the UNGC website.

Macfarlane Packaging's annual unboxing survey reveals 29% of online shoppers ready to pay more for greener packaging

November 22, 2019 - 05:25
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COVENTRY, UK, Nov. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Almost a third of online shoppers want their purchases to be sent in more environmentally friendly packaging and they’re prepared to pay more for it – that’s the main finding of Macfarlane Packaging’s Annual Unboxing Survey, the results of which are published today.

Smurfit Kappa launches new packaging portfolio of bundling canned and bottled beverages to replace single-use plastics in beverage packs

November 21, 2019 - 12:23

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages.

The innovative new corrugated range eliminates the need for single-use plastic and is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.

CN Rail labor negotiations update - advocating for voluntary binding arbitration

November 21, 2019 - 11:43
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MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -We would like to provide an update on CN’s collective bargaining with the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference (TCRC-CTY), which represents approximately 3,200 of CN employees working as train conductors and railyard coordinators in Canada.

Metsä Board joins 4evergreen new alliance to promote fibre-based packaging in circular economy

November 21, 2019 - 11:05
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ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is one of the founding members of the new 4evergreen industry alliance together with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry. The new alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact.