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November 2020

Swanline launches new Cygnus REELboard range of barrier coated solid boards for food packaging sector

November 23, 2020 - 06:59
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STAFFORDSHIRE, UK, Nov. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) has been appointed by Reelbrands to distribute REELboard under Swanline’s Cygnus brand. The ground-breaking new range of barrier coated materials gives a viable alternative to PE laminated grades, without the PE! Coated with a SeerPak aqueous coating, the brand-new line of material is suitable for direct food contact and has been proven to be resilient to grease and moisture through the clever micro applied, layered coatings.

Klabin wins in Best in Agribusiness and Best in the Paper and Pulp categories at Exame Magazine's Best and Biggest awards

November 23, 2020 - 06:50
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SAO PAULO, Nov. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Klabin is once again a big winner at the traditional “Best and Biggest” awards organized by Exame Magazine, winning two categories: “Best in Agribusiness” and “Best in the Paper and Pulp category”. The Company has already won six awards in the last five editions of one of the country’s greatest business honors. In 2020, more than 3,000 companies were evaluated.

Koehler Paper introduces EcoBlack range of black recycled paper as newest addition to its Blue Angel ecolabel products

November 23, 2020 - 03:50
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OBERKIRCH, Germany, Nov. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -Over the past few years, recycled paper made from 100% secondary fibers has turned the Koehler Paper Group into the premium provider of creative board. A firm favorite of the crafting and office segments, this product has recently established itself in the packaging industry and has even gained traction in the high-end segment. While Koehler Paper Group's plant in Thuringia impresses with its "Blue Angel" eco-label, the brilliant colors of its paper products are the real highlight. The newest addition to the range is called "EcoBlack".

Omya to increase prices for its paper and board products in US and Canada by 4% from Jan 1, 2021

November 23, 2020 - 01:14
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CINCINNATI, OH, Nov. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -Omya announces 4% price increase on Paper and Board products effective January 1, 2021. Effective January 1, 2021, Omya Inc. and its affiliates will increase prices by 4%, or as customer contracts allow, on Calcium Carbonate products for the paper and paperboard markets in the US and Canada. 

Supplier news: ABB launches Weight Virtual Measurement

November 20, 2020 - 19:27

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2020 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -ABBlaunched Weight Virtual Measurement that "allows paper, packaging and tissue manufacturers to recover quickly from sheet breaks," the company said this week. "It works by reducing the amount of off-spec paper produced directly after sheet breaks and during the subsequent start-up period," ABB said.

Sonoco Protective Solutions adds two new paper-based options for heavyweight products to its EnviroSense line of sustainable packaging

November 20, 2020 - 12:28
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HARTSVILLE, SC, Nov. 20, 2020 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco Protective Solutions, a division of global packaging leader Sonoco, today announced the addition of two new paper-based packaging options for heavy and high-value products to its EnviroSense line of more sustainable packaging: the EnviroSense FiberMax Bulk Box and the EnviroSense FiberMax Master Roll package.

Sonoco Protective Solutions adds two new paper-based options for heavyweight products to its EnviroSense line of sustainable packaging

November 20, 2020 - 12:28

HARTSVILLE, SC, Nov. 20, 2020 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco Protective Solutions, a division of global packaging leader Sonoco, today announced the addition of two new paper-based packaging options for heavy and high-value products to its EnviroSense line of more sustainable packaging: the EnviroSense FiberMax Bulk Box and the EnviroSense FiberMax Master Roll package.

Graphic Packaging publishes its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

November 20, 2020 - 12:21
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ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Graphic Packaging Holding Company, (the "Company" or "Graphic Packaging"), announced today that it has published its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. With this report, the Company has provided additional disclosures using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting framework and has committed to a broader set of environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Evergreen Packaging wins AF&PA's 2020 Leadership In Sustainability Award for sustainable forest management

November 20, 2020 - 11:54
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MEMPHIS, TN, Nov. 19, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging has announced that it is the recipient of the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) 2020 Leadership in Sustainability Award for Sustainable Forest Management for its submission, Family Forests – The Key to Certified Success. Awards were presented at the AF&PA's Presidents Forum online event.

FPAC supports Canadian federal government move toward net-zero emissions by 2050

November 20, 2020 - 10:52
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OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Earlier today, Canada’s federal government tabled a bill that will put Canada on the path to meet net-zero emission targets by 2050. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports this move to chart a course for clean growth and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Below is a statement from FPAC President and CEO, Derek Nighbor:

Cascades thermoformed cardboard tray wins two food innovation awards from CTAQ

November 20, 2020 - 10:45

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Nov. 20, 2020 (CNW) -Cascades, a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, is the winner of two 2020 CTAQ Food Innovation Awards for its unique product in North America: a 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray. This packaging solution took the honours in the Packaging and Technology and Productivity categories.

Graphic Packaging International’s KeelClip technology launched by Coca-Cola HBC in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Austria

November 20, 2020 - 09:09

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -As the first step in its commitment to replace plastic wrap on all can multipacks in its European Union markets, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has successfully begun implementing Graphic Packaging International’s KeelClip technology in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Austria. The initiative will save more than 3,000 metric tonnes of CO2 and 2,000 metric tonnes of plastic each year.

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