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December 2020

Metsä Fibre receives environmental permit from Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland for its Kemi bioproduct mill

December 18, 2020 - 01:39
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -The Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland has today, on 18 December 2020, granted environmental and water supply permits to the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group. The environmental permit defines the limit values for the emissions of the new mill.

The environmental permit has been received and now it will be analyzed in more detail. According to current estimate it is possible to reach a decision on the investment to the Kemi bioproduct mill in early 2021.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences partners with Kemira for development and commercialization of biobased material innovation

December 18, 2020 - 00:18
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WILMINGTON, DE, Dec. 18, 2020 (PR WEB) -DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences and Kemira today announced an exclusive partnership for the development and commercialization of DuPont’s enzymatic polymerization-based polysaccharide platform technology for certain applications. The collaboration will bring new, biobased and inherently biodegradable product lines to Kemira’s strategic markets including paper and board, water treatment and the oil & gas industries.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences partners with Kemira for development and commercialization of biobased material innovation

December 18, 2020 - 00:18
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WILMINGTON, DE, Dec. 18, 2020 (PR WEB) -DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences and Kemira today announced an exclusive partnership for the development and commercialization of DuPont’s enzymatic polymerization-based polysaccharide platform technology for certain applications. The collaboration will bring new, biobased and inherently biodegradable product lines to Kemira’s strategic markets including paper and board, water treatment and the oil & gas industries.

Van Genechten Packaging receives Climate Neutral certification for its production site in Angoulême, France

December 17, 2020 - 12:12
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TURNHOUT, Belgium, Dec. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) is very proud to announce that its production site in Angoulême, France, has been awarded Climate Neutral certification.

The demand for sustainable packaging in the premium products industry has been growing exponentially. Over the last 3 years, VGP has made a number of substantial investments towards increasing sustainability, and VG Angoulême is especially focused on creative and sustainable premium drinks packaging.

An alliance between premium packaging and the environment

ProAmpac debuts Recyclable Paper-Touch flexible packaging

December 17, 2020 - 11:47

CINCINNATI, Dec. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -Continuing its mission to deliver sustainable solutions, ProAmpac, a flexible packaging leader, announced the introduction of its Signature Surfaces Paper Touch Recyclable line of products. This enhanced innovation utilizes ProActive Recyclable film that is flexographically coated with Signature Surfaces Paper Touch coating and runs on vertical or horizontal form/fill/seal equipment.

Valmet to supply its new IQ Web Inspection System to Stora Enso’s coating and laminating plant in Forshaga, Sweden

December 17, 2020 - 05:50

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 17, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (WIS) to Stora Enso’s coating and laminating plant in Forshaga, Sweden. The new system will be installed on an extrusion coating line producing a new dispersion barrier paperboard for paper cups and food packaging. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2020.

UPM listed as forest and paper industry leader in global Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2020-2021

December 17, 2020 - 03:58
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HELSINKI, Dec. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2020-2021.

“Population growth, climate change and the scarcity of natural resources call for companies to take proactive actions. Finding alternatives to fossil materials and meeting global challenges is at the core of UPM's Biofore strategy,” says Sami Lundgren, VP, UPM Responsibility.

Smurfit Kappa launches new company called Recycling Dual to help German businesses reduce costs and improve sustainability

December 17, 2020 - 03:23
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has launched a new company called Recycling Dual GmbH to help German manufacturers and retail businesses reduce costs and improve their sustainability efforts, in line with updated legislation. Recycling Dual offers an innovative and integrated holistic solution to track the entire life cycle of paper, cardboard and carton packaging. The unique solution highlights duplication which can be removed from the supply chain and reduce costs.

Greif receives A- Leadership Score in CDP’s annual climate change assessment

December 16, 2020 - 08:21
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DELAWARE, OH, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it has been awarded an A- Leadership ranking for the third year in a row by CDP as part of their annual climate change assessment. CDP operates a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage the impact they make on the environment.

DS Smith supports L’Oréal to redesign their e-commerce packaging for luxury products range

December 16, 2020 - 07:11
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LONDON, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -E-commerce is booming and this year several sources predict records for the Christmas online shopping. A recent research commissioned by DS Smith reveals that extra 224 million of us will be purchasing our Christmas presents online this year, resulting in 350 thousand tonnes of unnecessary packaging. This could incur in real environmental, reputational and business risks for brands, which is why it is important for brands and retailers to optimize the packaging. 

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