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September 2020

Hexion to sell Phenolic Specialty Resins, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products Resins businesses to Black Diamond and Investindustrial for $425 million

September 30, 2020 - 19:32
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COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Phenolic Specialty Resin, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products Resins businesses for approximately $425 million to Black Diamond and Investindustrial. The consideration consists of $335 million in cash and certain assumed liabilities with the remainder in future proceeds based on the performance of the business.

New Jersey legislature passes toughest US ban on plastic and paper bags, heads to Governor

September 30, 2020 - 17:14
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HACKENSACK, NJ , Sept. 30, 2020 (Local News) -The most wide-ranging ban on plastic products and paper bags in the U.S. is only a step away from becoming law in New Jersey.

TheAssembly and Senate passed a billThursday that will enact several restrictions on everyday products in an effort to curb plastic pollution that has inundated New Jersey's beaches, riverfronts and water supplies.

Appvion paper mill admits to toxic chemical spill in Pennsylvania river

September 30, 2020 - 15:48
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ROARING SPRING, PA, Sept. 30, 2020 (Local News) -Appvion’s Roaring Spring pulp and paper mill in Roaring Springs admitted to spilling 3,700 gallons of a toxic chemical in the Juniata River in late August, resulting in the death of over 40 fish.

On August 27, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection responded to a report of a fish kill in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. Inspector Frederick Clark observed over 40 dead fish spanning 4.5 miles. According to his report, these fish were mainly carp, white suckers, and catfish.

AFRY to deliver engineering, project management and site services to Metsä Fibre's chlorine dioxide plant at Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

September 30, 2020 - 10:00
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STOCKHOLM, Sept. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre Oy, part of the Metsä Group, and AFRY have entered into a preliminary agreement for the engineering, project management and site services of the chlorine dioxide plant at the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The project is a continuation of AFRY's previous basic design of the chlorine dioxide plant.

PAPACKS invests Euro 10 million in its GIGAFACTORY 1 in Arnstadt, Germany

September 30, 2020 - 09:25

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 26, 2020 (Press Release) -On Friday afternoon, PAPACKS sets an example and a milestone in the history of sustainable packaging. PAPACKS is investing over ten million euros in Arnstadt , directly at the Erfurter Kreuz and creating around 20 new jobs in the new PAPACKS GIGAFACTORY 1 .

Food Federation Germany sharply criticizes notification of the fourth draft of German mineral oil regulation to the EU

September 30, 2020 - 09:21

BRUSSELS, Sept. 30, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -German trade association Food Federation Germany (Lebensmittelverband Deutschland), formerly the German Federation for Food Law and Food Science (Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde – BLL), has sharply questioned the form and content of the notification of the fourth draft of the German mineral oil regulation made by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) to the European Commission.

Van Genechten Packaging partners with Varcotec to introduce fully effective antimicrobial coating technology Lock3

September 30, 2020 - 06:36

TURNHOUT, Belgium, Sept. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -For extra levels of safety when handling packaging, Van Genechten Packaging has partnered up with Varcotec to introduce a unique and innovative coating technology called Lock3.

Lock3 kills bacteria, pathogens and viruses permanently. It is the only fully effective antimicrobial coating currently on the packaging market that functions independently of moisture and temperature and remains effective on dry surfaces. Yet, it remains fully recyclable.

Norway’s leading dairy TINE replaces its renewable plastic closure for organic milk with Pure-Pak carton from Elopak

September 30, 2020 - 06:08
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OSLO, Norway, Sept. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -TINE’s milk cartons are already 100% renewable, however to further reduce its climate footprint, in September 2020, TINE has launched its organic milk in an even more environmentally friendly carton with a touch of nostalgia. Norway’s leading dairy has replaced its renewable plastic closure with a classic carton opening – which many will know as “fold out and bend all the way back”.

Norway’s leading dairy TINE replaces its renewable plastic closure for organic milk with Pure-Pak carton from Elopak

September 30, 2020 - 06:08

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -TINE’s milk cartons are already 100% renewable, however to further reduce its climate footprint, in September 2020, TINE has launched its organic milk in an even more environmentally friendly carton with a touch of nostalgia. Norway’s leading dairy has replaced its renewable plastic closure with a classic carton opening – which many will know as “fold out and bend all the way back”.

TC Transcontinental wins Mercure award in "Innovative Manufacturers – Large Business" category

September 30, 2020 - 05:25
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MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2020 (Press Release) -TC Transcontinental is proud to have won yesterday the Mercure award in the "Innovative Manufacturers – Large Business" category, in recognition of innovation in the Corporation’s Packaging Sector to promote sustainability and a circular economy. The prestigious Mercuriades business competition is held by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).

TC Transcontinental wins Mercure award in "Innovative Manufacturers – Large Business" category

September 30, 2020 - 05:25

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2020 (Press Release) -TC Transcontinental is proud to have won yesterday the Mercure award in the "Innovative Manufacturers – Large Business" category, in recognition of innovation in the Corporation’s Packaging Sector to promote sustainability and a circular economy. The prestigious Mercuriades business competition is held by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).

Beyond the Box teams up Paperboyo to encourage Britons to get behind recycling during Recycle Week from Sept 21-27, 2020

September 30, 2020 - 05:07
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STONE, UK, Sept. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -Sustainable packaging initiative, Beyond the Box, has teamed up with paper-based artist Paperboyo to encourage even more Britons to get behind recycling during  Recycle Week last week (21st – 27th September 2020).

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