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May 2020

BIR member national associations provides update on lockdown restrictions and operations

May 19, 2020 - 11:28
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BRUSSELS, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, one of BIR’s key aims has been to seek out regular virus-related updates from around the world and to disseminate relevant information to the recycling industry. To this end, BIR asked for latest feedback during a virtual meeting of national association members on Friday May 15, of which the following is a summary.

China has lifted almost all of its lockdown restrictions but factories do not have enough orders to operate at full capacity, as well as insufficient markets to supply.

French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan extends exclusive distribution agreement with TRONOX in France

May 19, 2020 - 11:12
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PARIS, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce its extended exclusive distribution agreement with TRONOX for the whole ranges of TiONA TiO2 pigments in Benelux and Turkey, effective April 1st 2020 and May 1st 2020, respectively.

Recognized globally, TiONA titanium dioxide pigments are synonymous with high quality and reliability. They have been used for many decades by coatings, inks, plastics, rubber, paper and other manufacturers for their high performance benefit.

CEPI: EU and UK need ambitious Free-Trade Agreement, preserving competitiveness, favouring investments and support circular economy

May 19, 2020 - 10:27
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BRUSSELS, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Today, around 8.1 million tonnes of pulp, paper for recycling, paper and converted paper products are traded each year between the United Kingdom and the EU27, for a value of 7.3 billion euros. EU27 exports close to 4.1 million tonnes of paper, 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the UK, as well as 0.4 million tonnes of pulp. The UK exports around 1.1 million tonnes of paper for recycling, 0.8 million tonnes of paper and 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the EU271.

CEPI: EU and UK need ambitious Free-Trade Agreement, preserving competitiveness, favouring investments and support circular economy

May 19, 2020 - 10:27
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BRUSSELS, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Today, around 8.1 million tonnes of pulp, paper for recycling, paper and converted paper products are traded each year between the United Kingdom and the EU27, for a value of 7.3 billion euros. EU27 exports close to 4.1 million tonnes of paper, 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the UK, as well as 0.4 million tonnes of pulp. The UK exports around 1.1 million tonnes of paper for recycling, 0.8 million tonnes of paper and 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the EU271.

Two Sides North America's survey reveals U.S. consumers prefer paper-based packaging as its better for environment

May 19, 2020 - 09:03
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CHICAGO, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -As U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their packaging choices, a majority believe paper-based packaging is better for the environment, according to the results of Two Sides North America’s U.S. Packaging Preferences 2020 survey. The survey, which was conducted by independent consumer research company Toluna, sought to understand consumer preferences, perceptions and attitudes toward various types of packaging.

Sofidel launches new Papernet Defend Tech range of solutions for public spaces and workplaces

May 19, 2020 - 08:48
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PORCARI, Italy , May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Sofidel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue paper for hygienic and domestic use, continues to innovate and diversify its solutions for personal hygiene and cleaning public spaces and the workplace, with new products developed specifically to guarantee proper hygiene thanks to the antibacterial, antimicrobial and sanitizing features of the active ingredients used.

Two Sides and Toluna's survey in Europe reveal consumers favor paper-based packaging for its environmental attributes

May 19, 2020 - 07:34

DAVENTRY, UK , May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Results of a new European survey reveal that paper-based packaging is favoured for being better for the environment, as consumers become increasingly conscious of their packaging choices.

The survey of 5,900 European consumers, conducted by industry campaign Two Sides and independent research company Toluna, sought to understand consumer preferences, perceptions, and attitudes towards packaging.

Two Sides and Toluna's survey in Europe reveal consumers favor paper-based packaging for its environmental attributes

May 19, 2020 - 07:34
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DAVENTRY, UK , May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Results of a new European survey reveal that paper-based packaging is favoured for being better for the environment, as consumers become increasingly conscious of their packaging choices.

The survey of 5,900 European consumers, conducted by industry campaign Two Sides and independent research company Toluna, sought to understand consumer preferences, perceptions, and attitudes towards packaging.

ANDRITZ to supply complete stock preparation line to Kookil Paper's mill in Zhangjiagang, China

May 19, 2020 - 02:32

GRAZ, Austria, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kookil Paper (Zhangjiagang) Limited Corporation to supply a complete 305 bdmt/d stock preparation line including approach flow system, broke handling and fiber recovery to the mill in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

ANDRITZ to supply complete stock preparation line to Kookil Paper's mill in Zhangjiagang, China

May 19, 2020 - 02:32
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GRAZ, Austria, May 19, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kookil Paper (Zhangjiagang) Limited Corporation to supply a complete 305 bdmt/d stock preparation line including approach flow system, broke handling and fiber recovery to the mill in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

Clyde Industries to supply boiler cleaning equipment to ANDRITZ for large pulp mill project

May 19, 2020 - 02:17
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ATLANTA, May 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Clyde Industries, a leading provider of boiler efficiency solutions for the pulp & paper industries, has received an order from ANDRITZ to supply boiler cleaning equipment for a large pulp mill project.

ANDRITZ will supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery.

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