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May 2020

Verso’s shuttered paper mill still polluting Potomac River in Western Maryland, state attorney general alleges in lawsuit

May 29, 2020 - 22:13
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BALTIMORE, May 29, 2020 (Local News) -Though shuttered for a year, a Western Maryland paper mill’s byproducts continue to pollute the Potomac River, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh charged in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday.

The suit, the latest in a battle against the Luke Mill in Allegany County, stems from a fisherman reporting in April 2019 thatblack liquidwas seeping into the North Branch of the river from the area of the plant.

Corrugated: Bio-Pappel starts Lebanon, IN, plant, plans one for Dallas; interest rising for light-light liner

May 29, 2020 - 19:57
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2020 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Bio-Pappel said that its McKinley Paper business officially started production on May 21 at its new corrugated plant in Lebanon, IN. This is the second plant started up in Lebanon in the last five months. London-based DS Smith started one in January for its focus on e-commerce business, contacts said. Both the DS Smith and McKinley/US Corrugated plants are close to each other in Lebanon.

Domtar's resource conservation project exceeds expectations at its mill in Plymouth, NC

May 29, 2020 - 12:13
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FORT MILL, SC, May 28, 2020 (Press Release) -Our Plymouth Mill has taken another step toward a more sustainable future thanks to the success of a recent resource conservation project. Just one year after the installation of a cooling tower and new heat exchangers, the mill’s closed-loop system for heating process water has exceeded expectations by dramatically reducing daily water consumption and fuel costs.

Lower Daily Water Consumption

Italy's Cartiere Carrara acquires tissue producer Idealcart from Caldaroni Group

May 29, 2020 - 10:34
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CAPANNORI, Italy, May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -Cartiere Carrara – leading tissue manufacturer – is pleased to announce that it has acquired the tissue producer Idealcart from Caldaroni Group.

The paper mill, that is located in the South Centre of Italy, is equipped with a paper machine with a capacity of approximately 25,000 tonnes per year.

The transaction is strictly connected with the acquisition of the converting companies CRC and Carind that Cartiere Carrara finalized in January 2020.

CPI welcomes Two Sides report on European packaging preferences

May 29, 2020 - 08:40
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SWINDON, UK, May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -In recent years public awareness around the sustainability of materials used for packaging has increased. 

There has been a gradual move away from the throwaway culture and a greater emphasis on reusing and recycling. 

Governments and the public are increasingly considering the environmental impact of materials and retailers have been reactive to this.

CPI welcomes Two Sides report on European packaging preferences

May 29, 2020 - 08:40
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SWINDON, UK, May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -In recent years public awareness around the sustainability of materials used for packaging has increased. 

There has been a gradual move away from the throwaway culture and a greater emphasis on reusing and recycling. 

Governments and the public are increasingly considering the environmental impact of materials and retailers have been reactive to this.

BillerudKorsnäs cooperates with UPM to extend supply agreement for pulp, steam and electricity for production at its mill in Pietarsaari, Finland

May 29, 2020 - 07:56
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SOLNA, Sweden, May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -BillerudKorsnäs and UPM have entered into an agreement that will extend the supply agreement for pulp, steam and electricity for the production at BillerudKorsnäs’ mill in Pietarsaari.

ALTANA's supervisory board elects Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber as new chairman

May 29, 2020 - 06:22
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WESEL, Germany, May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA has reconstituted itself. The Supervisory Board elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, who has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG since March 2016, as its new chairman. Dr. Wolfgruber, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and in the past was the Chairman of the Management Board of ALTANA AG, succeeds Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmieder, a former member of the Management Board of L'Air Liquide S.

Hinojosa completes acquisition of Portuguese packaging company Graphicsleader

May 29, 2020 - 05:46
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VALENCIA, Spain , May 29, 2020 (Press Release) -Hinojosa has completed the acquisition of the Portuguese packaging company Graphicsleader. The takeover of this iconic company, a Portuguese leader in its sector, marks the beginning of Hinojosa’s manufacturing presence in the Portuguese market and the group’s first international venture.

Mohawk Fine Papers unveils Mohawk Renewal range of papers made with hemp, straw, and recycled cotton fiber

May 28, 2020 - 13:22
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COHOES, NY , May 27, 2020 (Press Release) -On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes, and specialty materials for printing, unveiled Mohawk Renewal, a paradigm-shifting portfolio of papers made with hemp, straw, and recycled cotton fiber.  Mohawk Renewal was born out of a desire to expand the existing definition of sustainable papermaking and redefine the contours of Mohawk's fiber sourcing practices.

Mohawk Fine Papers unveils Mohawk Renewal range of papers made with hemp, straw, and recycled cotton fiber

May 28, 2020 - 13:22
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COHOES, NY , May 27, 2020 (Press Release) -On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes, and specialty materials for printing, unveiled Mohawk Renewal, a paradigm-shifting portfolio of papers made with hemp, straw, and recycled cotton fiber.  Mohawk Renewal was born out of a desire to expand the existing definition of sustainable papermaking and redefine the contours of Mohawk's fiber sourcing practices.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions introduces new GlazeStar NK Portfolio of Natural Kraft Papers

May 28, 2020 - 10:24

SPRING GROOVE, PA, May 28, 2020 (Business Wire) -Pixelle Specialty Solutions (“Pixelle”) today announced the introduction of GlazeStar NK, a Natural Kraft facing paper designed for Foil/Scrim/Kraft or FSK building and construction insulation – one of the most widely used insulations in the industry today.

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