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December 2020

Sonoco chosen as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek and also receives ‘A’ rating in MSCI ESG Ratings assessment

December 16, 2020 - 06:30
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HARTSVILLE, SC, Dec. 14, 2020 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco, one of the most sustainable, diversified global packaging companies, is pleased to announce it has again been named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. The Company also received an MSCI ESG “A” rating.

North London Waste Authority reveals 102 million single-use facemasks disposed each week in UK

December 16, 2020 - 05:00
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LONDON, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -A new campaign to encourage the nation to switch to reusable facemasks has been launched today, as research for North London Waste Authority (NLWA)* reveals that 102 million single-use facemasks** are being disposed of each week in the UK. These masks end up being thrown away or littered, creating a huge new plastic pollution problem.

The poll also found that nearly one in five people (18%) think that disposable masks should go in the recycling bin, which is resulting in increased contamination issues at recycling facilities. 

FACHPACK trade fair to take place with its regular schedule in Nuremberg, Germany from Sept 28-30, 2021

December 16, 2020 - 02:55
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NUREMBERG, Germany, Dec. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -FACHPACK, the trade fair for packaging, processes and technologies, will take place in line with its regular schedule from 28 to 30 September 2021. The odds are good that it will opens its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg as an on-site event. The experience of 2020 has shown that Covid-19 case numbers are lower in summer. And hope is growing that by that time, vaccination strategies will be starting to have an impact. The organisers have already ensured that will be enough space by adding another two exhibition halls.

Liquid packaging producer SIG to source 100% of FSC certified boxboard     

December 15, 2020 - 17:42

SAO PAULO, Dec. 15, 2020 (PPI Latin America) -One of the world’s biggest carton packs producers, SIG Combibloc Group, announced that it is only sourcing boxboard from FSC certified suppliers. Reaching 100% of certified paper is a challenge, sustainability manager Isabela de Machi toldPPI Latin America: “If all companies were to announce a similar plan, there would not be enough boxboard available in the world.”

Cortec announces availability of EcoShield recyclable paper and linerboard from its subsidiary EcoCortec

December 15, 2020 - 11:49
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ST. PAUL, MN, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -We are happy to announce that EcoShield Recyclable Paper and Linerboard is now available from Cortec’s European subsidiary, EcoCortec plant. A recyclable, repulpable, USDA Certified Biobased Product, EcoShield Barrier Paper is the latest environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers with comparable water vapor barrier properties. Of special note for Europe is that it has recently passed recyclability testing per EU Standards (UNI 11743:2019 and the System of Evaluation Aticelca 501:2019).

Cortec announces availability of EcoShield recyclable paper and linerboard from its subsidiary EcoCortec

December 15, 2020 - 11:49

ST. PAUL, MN, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -We are happy to announce that EcoShield Recyclable Paper and Linerboard is now available from Cortec’s European subsidiary, EcoCortec plant. A recyclable, repulpable, USDA Certified Biobased Product, EcoShield Barrier Paper is the latest environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers with comparable water vapor barrier properties. Of special note for Europe is that it has recently passed recyclability testing per EU Standards (UNI 11743:2019 and the System of Evaluation Aticelca 501:2019).

Dura-Fibre to provide specialty packaging for COVID-19 vaccine

December 15, 2020 - 10:31

MENASHA, WI, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -Dura-Fibre, a Menasha-based paperboard manufacturer, has been selected to provide specialty laminated paperboard sleeves and inserts for some of the US novel coronavirus vaccines during shipment.               

The company's multi-ply laminated and die-cut sleeve is a part of a sophisticated packaging and cold chain distribution system aimed at providing critical temperature control for shipping the vaccines. The rigid paperboard component, made in the Menasha facility, is also entirely recyclable.

Borregaard receives NOK 15.7 million funding commitment from Research Council of Norway for project developing biochemicals to replace petrochemical alternatives

December 15, 2020 - 09:08
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SARPSBORG, Norway, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -Borregaard has received a commitment of NOK 15.7 million in funding from the Research Council of Norway for a project for the development of biochemicals to replace petrochemical alternatives.

- This project enables us to offer sustainable chemicals and materials for even more applications. The project support from the Research Council of Norway enables us to do more research and be more daring than we would otherwise be, says SVP Research and Development at Borregaard, Kristin Misund.

Chemical distribution specialist Brenntag's supervisory board appoints Ewout van Jarwaarde as its new CTO and member of management board, effective January 1, 2021

December 15, 2020 - 08:05
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ESSEN, Germany, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -The Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, appointed Ewout van Jarwaarde as new Member of the Board of Management and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). The 37-year-old Dutchman will take over the newly created position as CTO as of January 1, 2021 and will be responsible for the execution of the company’s global transformation program “Project Brenntag”. Project Brenntag aims to further expand the company´s leading market position and drive sustainable organic earnings growth.

CLECAT welcomes new EC approach to sustainable, smart and future-proof transport in EU

December 15, 2020 - 06:42
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -CLECAT, the European Association of Freight Forwarders, Logistics Service Providers and Customs Agents, welcomes the pragmatic approach and policy directions, outlined in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy for Europe, published yesterday by the European Commission. The strategy recognises the important role of freight transport and mobility, which will only continue to increase, in ensuring a switch towards a sustainable, smart and resilient mobility system of the future.

Avoiding forced modal shift policies

CLECAT welcomes new EC approach to sustainable, smart and future-proof transport in EU

December 15, 2020 - 06:42
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -CLECAT, the European Association of Freight Forwarders, Logistics Service Providers and Customs Agents, welcomes the pragmatic approach and policy directions, outlined in the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy for Europe, published yesterday by the European Commission. The strategy recognises the important role of freight transport and mobility, which will only continue to increase, in ensuring a switch towards a sustainable, smart and resilient mobility system of the future.

Avoiding forced modal shift policies

Valmet to supply new flash drying and baling line, rebuild existing TMP production line at SCA’s Ortviken mill in Sundsvall, Sweden

December 15, 2020 - 06:21
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet will deliver a new flash drying and baling line and a rebuild of the existing integrated thermomechanical pulp (TMP) production line at SCA’s Ortviken mill into a chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) market pulp line, which will have a capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year. The delivery and installation of the equipment will take place during 2022 and the start-up of CTMP production is scheduled for the beginning of 2023.

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