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October 2020

Linerboard: ND Paper by yearend expects to make lightweight KLB on R15 machine at Rumford, ME, mill

October 30, 2020 - 19:18

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2020 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -ND Paper is converting another printing and writing paper machine at its Rumford, ME, mill, this time to lightweight unbleached "high strength" kraft linerboard, with machine capacity of 280,000 tons/yr to potentially 300,000 tons/yr.

A company official told Fastmarkets RISI'sPPI Pulp & Paper Weekthat machine R15 is to make the lightweight board by yearend. PM 15 is to make 18-, 23-, and 26-lb, and likely heavier basis weights than the 18-to-26-lb, the official said.

Province of Ontario must step up to save Sudbury-Sault rail line, MPs say

October 30, 2020 - 17:56
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SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 30, 2020 (Local News) -For several years now, Genesee & Wyoming Canada of Montreal (G&W), operators of the Huron Central Railway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, have warned the railway needs government investment to remain viable.

As MPs in Greater Sudbury, we’re naturally concerned about the future of this short-track rail line and the role the federal government can play in its long-term success.

Valmet deploys Vuzix M400 smart glasses to provide remote support at CMPC's Guaíbal plant in Brazil

October 30, 2020 - 12:54
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ROCHESTER, NY, Oct. 29, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Vuzix Corporation, ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has deployed Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses at an industrial plant of CMPC, a leading South American pulp and paper company, to provide remote support between specialists and employees.

SCA appoints Hans Djurberg as new sustainability director from Nov 1

October 30, 2020 - 04:21
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden, Oct. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -Hans Djurberg has been appointed SCA’s new Sustainability Director. He will be responsible for the corporate sustainability agenda in parallel to his assignment as Sustainability Manager in business area Forest. Hans will take on his new position as of November 1 2020.

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe’s largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests.

Minerals Technologies 3Q 2020 results: sales 11.5% lower from year ago to $375 million, operating income lower

October 29, 2020 - 18:41
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NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2020 (Globe Newswire) -Minerals Technologies Inc. today reported diluted earnings per share of $0.92, excluding special items, for the third quarter ended September 27, 2020, compared with $1.06 in the prior year. Reported diluted earnings per share were $0.83.

Tronox 3Q 2020 results: sales down 12% to $675 million, operating income flat

October 29, 2020 - 18:38
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STAMFORD, CT, Oct. 28, 2020 (Press Release) -Tronox's third quarter results grew sequentially driven by improving market conditions throughout the quarter.  TiO2volumes increased 16 percent quarter over quarter, while pricing remained level.  TiO2sales volumes benefited from sequential volume growth in all regions led by a significant recovery in South and Central America.

Xeikon Digital Technology's 3500 digital press enables Labo Print to add paper cup manufacturing to its comprehensive portfolio in Poland

October 29, 2020 - 12:16
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LIER, Belgium , Oct. 29, 2020 (Press Release) -Labo Print, a leading European brand and label printer in Poland has set up a new department for the manufacture of paper cups adding to its highly successful and comprehensive printing portfolio. Utilising the operational performance of a Xeikon 3500 digital press with dry toner technology accredited for guaranteed food safety, the company can produce sustainable, personalised digitally printed paper cups that appeal to consumer preferences.

UK government to bring forward key regulatory reforms in international waste shipments as illegally exported containers arrive back in UK from Sri Lanka

October 29, 2020 - 11:14
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LONDON, Oct. 29, 2020 (Press Release) -A consignment of 21 containers illegally exported to Sri Lanka has arrived back in England today (Wednesday, 28 October).

The containers, which were shipped to Sri Lanka in 2017, were found by local authorities to contain illegal materials described as mattresses and carpets which had been exported for reuse.

Sumitomo SHI FW wins contract by Sappi Europe to modernize its existing CFB boiler at pulp and paper mill in Gratkorn, Austria

October 29, 2020 - 10:10
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by SAPPI Europe to modernize an existing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, which will result in a 30% CO2 emissions reduction at the Gratkorn Pulp & Paper mill.

Sumitomo SHI FW wins contract by Sappi Europe to modernize its existing CFB boiler at pulp and paper mill in Gratkorn, Austria

October 29, 2020 - 10:10
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by SAPPI Europe to modernize an existing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, which will result in a 30% CO2 emissions reduction at the Gratkorn Pulp & Paper mill.

Unilever continues to make progress on its sustainable packaging goals despite challenging environment created by Covid-19

October 29, 2020 - 09:14

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, Oct. 27, 2020 (Press Release) -Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Seventh Generation and Magnum, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a waste-free world, despite the challenging environment created by Covid-19. Unilever’s commitments remain unchanged and the company has significantly stepped up its use of recycled plastic.

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