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February 2020

Georgia-Pacific reinvesting $15 million in Camas, WA, tissue mill two years after office paper shut

February 28, 2020 - 14:38
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CAMAS, WA, Feb. 28, 2020 (Local News) -A little more than two years after Georgia-Pacific (GP) announced a major restructuring that eliminated close to 300 positions, closed the “Roaring 20” office paper line and shuttered pulp operations at the Camas paper mill, the company says it is reinvesting in the local manufacturing plant.

GP officials told its 150 Camas employees last week that the company is investing $15 million in capital improvements to make the remaining paper towel line more competitive and the plant itself more environmentally sustainable.

Georgia-Pacific reinvesting $15 million in Camas, WA, tissue mill two years after office paper shut

February 28, 2020 - 14:38
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CAMAS, WA, Feb. 28, 2020 (Local News) -A little more than two years after Georgia-Pacific (GP) announced a major restructuring that eliminated close to 300 positions, closed the “Roaring 20” office paper line and shuttered pulp operations at the Camas paper mill, the company says it is reinvesting in the local manufacturing plant.

GP officials told its 150 Camas employees last week that the company is investing $15 million in capital improvements to make the remaining paper towel line more competitive and the plant itself more environmentally sustainable.

Georgia-Pacific reinvesting $15 million in Camas, WA, tissue mill two years after office paper shut

February 28, 2020 - 14:38
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CAMAS, WA, Feb. 28, 2020 (Local News) -A little more than two years after Georgia-Pacific (GP) announced a major restructuring that eliminated close to 300 positions, closed the “Roaring 20” office paper line and shuttered pulp operations at the Camas paper mill, the company says it is reinvesting in the local manufacturing plant.

GP officials told its 150 Camas employees last week that the company is investing $15 million in capital improvements to make the remaining paper towel line more competitive and the plant itself more environmentally sustainable.

Arla and UPM launch game to encourage recycling

February 28, 2020 - 06:57
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HELSINKI, Feb. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -Children’s interest in recycling plays a big role in the degree to which families recycle their household waste, a new survey by Arla Finland and UPM finds. Nearly every third Finnish family has increased recycling thanks to children. Kierrätyskamut (Recycling Buddies), the new augmented reality game for kids from Arla and UPM, seeks to encourage families to increase their recycling efforts.

Barry Wehmiller's Accraply sets up new innovation and manufacturing center in Irlam, UK

February 28, 2020 - 06:45
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Feb. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -Séamus Lafferty, President of Accraply, is pleased to announce the creation of a new innovation and manufacturing center in Irlam, Greater Manchester, UK. Accraply is part of Barry-Wehmiller and is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of automated label-application systems, as well as converting and finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve and flexible-packaging markets.

Leading manufacturers of paper and fiber-based food and foodservice packaging launch European Paper Packaging Alliance

February 28, 2020 - 04:57
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands , Feb. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -Leading manufacturers of paper and fibre-based food and foodservice packaging met in Munich to launch the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA), co-founded by Huhtamaki and Seda International. EPPA aims to find concrete solutions to increase recycling and to reduce carbon emissions of food and foodservice packaging without compromising food safety and human health protection. EPPA will also work with European policymakers to support these common priorities.

Paper bag maker Smith Anderson invests £3 million to increase capacity at its site in Kirkcaldy, Scotland

February 28, 2020 - 04:34
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FIFE, Scotland , Feb. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -A Fife family owned company that can trace its origins back 160 years to the mid-19th century is looking to the future after receiving a Scottish Enterprise RSA award.

Smith Anderson has invested in state-of-the-art machinery to increase capacity at their site in Kirkcaldy as part of a £3m capital investment, which includes a £450k Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scotland's national economic development agency.

ANDRITZ Brazil to supply DCS checkout and operator training simulator Klabin’s PUMA II project in Ortigueira, Paraná

February 28, 2020 - 02:15
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GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -ANDRITZ Brasil Ltda., part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma II pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil.

ANDRITZ Brazil to supply DCS checkout and operator training simulator Klabin’s PUMA II project in Ortigueira, Paraná

February 28, 2020 - 02:15
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GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -ANDRITZ Brasil Ltda., part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma II pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil.

Sappi North America wins 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for its environmental leadership

February 28, 2020 - 00:59
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BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, was named a winner in the 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for Environmental Leadership. The award honors companies for specific environmental and sustainability initiatives measured by key criteria including impact metrics, innovation, insights and investment efforts. Sappi is a recipient of this award for the Land Application Program at its Cloquet, Minn.

ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors to improve retention measurement

February 27, 2020 - 16:34
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KAJAANI, Finland, Feb. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -ABB has today launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes. The sensors are suitable for pulp, paper, board and tissue manufacturers using virgin or recycled raw materials, particularly those using ash fillers, where only optical sensors are effective to measure ash consistency.

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