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February 2020

Veolia to launch Sustainable Packaging Academy to increase circular economy and tackle problem of packaging waste

February 04, 2020 - 07:56
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LONDON, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -As part of the drive to increase the circular economy and tackle the problem of packaging waste, Veolia, is launching  a Sustainable Packaging Academy that makes it easier to improve manufacturers’ environmental credentials. Designed to close the link between producers and recyclers, this new initiative will provide businesses with the opportunity to better understand packaging circularity and future-proof packaging design.

ICT remains committed to sustainability and environmental protection with its new vacuum system at its facility in France

February 04, 2020 - 07:52
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LUCCA, ITALY, Jan. 31, 2020 (Press Release) -After rebuilding at the paper mills in Italy and at ICT Poland, the new vacuum system has now been put into operation at ICT France. The vacuum generating system for PM31 consists of two blowers and saves a considerable amount of electricity, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and a drastically lower amount of water used in the vacuum system. Turbo blower technology is currently one of the best solutions to reduce the energy impact, in line with the requirements of the BREF (Best Available Techniques Reference Document) for the paper industry.

ICT remains committed to sustainability and environmental protection with its new vacuum system at its facility in France

February 04, 2020 - 07:52
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LUCCA, ITALY, Jan. 31, 2020 (Press Release) -After rebuilding at the paper mills in Italy and at ICT Poland, the new vacuum system has now been put into operation at ICT France. The vacuum generating system for PM31 consists of two blowers and saves a considerable amount of electricity, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and a drastically lower amount of water used in the vacuum system. Turbo blower technology is currently one of the best solutions to reduce the energy impact, in line with the requirements of the BREF (Best Available Techniques Reference Document) for the paper industry.

FPAC launches its third annual Awards of Excellence initiative program in Ottawa, ON

February 04, 2020 - 06:58
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OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2020 (Press Release) -Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) launched its third annual Awards of Excellence initiative in Ottawa.  The program is intended to recognize and celebrate the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.

Taaleri's partly owned Fintoil invests more than Euro 100 million to build crude tall oil biorefinery in Hamina, Finland

February 04, 2020 - 06:26
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HELSINKI, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon as the company has secured the environmental and building permits, estimated earliest at the end of 2020.

Taaleri's partly owned Fintoil invests more than Euro 100 million to build crude tall oil biorefinery in Hamina, Finland

February 04, 2020 - 06:26
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HELSINKI, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon as the company has secured the environmental and building permits, estimated earliest at the end of 2020.

Taaleri's partly owned Fintoil invests more than Euro 100 million to build crude tall oil biorefinery in Hamina, Finland

February 04, 2020 - 06:26
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HELSINKI, Feb. 4, 2020 (Press Release) -Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon as the company has secured the environmental and building permits, estimated earliest at the end of 2020.

Choose Paper supports removal of BPA in thermal paper as paper receipts remain essential choice for shoppers

February 04, 2020 - 04:14
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LONDON, Jan. 31, 2020 (Press Release) -In January, the EU-wide ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper came into force. The substance cannot now be legally produced or sold on the market in thermal paper in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight. For thermal paper manufacturers, this is a welcomed move.

UK-based supermarket chain Iceland launches industry-leading trial to reduce its plastic packaging by 93% across range of fresh produce

February 04, 2020 - 03:46
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    DEESIDE, UK, Jan. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -
  • Industry-leading trial will be launched in 33 stores and will cover 38 produce lines, the largest ever of its kind in the UK
  • An estimated seven tonnes of plastic will be removed as a result of the trial alone, and up to 440 tonnes could be removed if it proves successful and is rolled out
  • 29 UK-first packaging solutions will be used to reduce plastic use, including apples, mixed peppers, potatoes and carrots in plastic-free packaging

Evonik closes acquisition of PeroxyChem for US$640 million after US FTC lawsuit dismissed

February 03, 2020 - 22:14
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ESSEN, Germany , Feb. 3, 2020 (Press Release) -Evonik has successfully closed the acquisition of the US company PeroxyChem for US$640 million after the responsible court in Washington D.C. dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block the acquisition.

TRANSCRIPT: Minerals Technologies - 4Q 2019

February 03, 2020 - 16:31
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -The transcript of Minerals Technologies’ fourth quarter 2019 financial results conference call on Jan. 31, 2020, with CEO Doug Dietrich, is now available at Seeking Alpha.

EXCERPT:Our strategy is to expand our PCC volume globally through each of these initiatives and we made considerable progress in 2019. One 125,000 ton satellite in Indonesia came online in the first quarter and helped drive paper PCC sales growth of 7% in Asia.

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