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August 2021

Canada invests in improving energy efficiency at Kruger Products mill in Quebec

August 17, 2021 - 16:17
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CRABTREE, QC , Aug. 12, 2021 (Press Release) -Improvements in energy efficiency are critical to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Such improvements will help businesses increase their competitiveness and contribute to a cleaner environment. The Government of Canada is investing in building a low-emission energy future to provide a healthier planet for future generations.

Flint Group raises concern over ongoing impact of freight availability resulting impact on entire supply chain across globe

August 17, 2021 - 11:51
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LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 17, 2021 (Press Release) -The global Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact supply chains across the globe, causing severe impacts to ink manufacturers. Freight availability has been greatly affected during the pandemic, and the resulting impact on the entire supply chain has been unprecedented.

Ingevity to increase prices for pine chemical-based products by 10-15% from Oct 1

August 17, 2021 - 09:37
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC , Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -Ingevity Corporation has announced a general price increase for all merchant rosin, rosin resins, distilled tall oil and tall oil fatty acid products associated with its industrial specialties portfolio. The increase is due to continued strong market demand as well as increasing raw materials and logistics costs and will range from 10% to 15%. The new prices will be effective October 1, 2021, or as contracts allow.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

PulPac appoints Peter Ekwall as new IP-manager from Aug 16

August 17, 2021 - 05:45
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -The patent portfolio concerning Dry Molded Fiber now holds 18 patent families with over 300 claims and pending applications in 58 countries, with 41 nationally patents granted so far. Peter Ekwall has a profound experience in the field and from 16 August he will drive the strategic work with developing the patent portfolio and at the same time make PulPac’s sustainable technology available for packaging companies all over the world.

Rutland Partners completes acquisition of packaging and e-commerce fulfilment solutions provider Southgate Global

August 17, 2021 - 05:24

LONDON, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -Rutland Partners is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of Southgate Global Limited (“Southgate”).

Southgate is a market leading solutions provider within the packaging and e-commerce fulfilment sector. From its origins as a regional UK packaging supplier in the 1960s, the business has impressively evolved through strong organic growth and several strategic acquisitions to become Europe’s largest trade supplier of machinery, equipment and associated consumables to the industrial packaging marketplace. waste disposal and recycling experts call for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned, says it's 'fruitless waste'

August 17, 2021 - 03:09
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YORK, UK, July 27, 2021 (Press Release) -Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned, saving over 100 million extra pieces of waste a week – calling it a ‘fruitless waste’.

Georgia Ports Authority reports 25% increase in container trade in July

August 16, 2021 - 12:28
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SAVANNAH, GA, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority has kicked off Fiscal Year 2022 with record volumes in both containers and Roll-on/Roll-off traffic.

The Port of Savannah handled 450,000 TEUs in July, an increase of 25 percent, while auto and machinery units in Brunswick grew to 61,470, up 39 percent compared to the same month last year.

emtec Electronic presents method for instant paper quality control at TAPPICon 2021 from Oct 3-6 in Atlanta, GA

August 16, 2021 - 08:33
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LEIPZIG, Germany, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -With a live presentation of the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, emtec Electronic shares an innovative technique for improving paper quality and simplifying the haptic testing process for tissue paper October 3-6th at the trade fair TAPPICon 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Koehler Paper provides its new Blue4est thermal paper to German amusement park Europa-Park

August 16, 2021 - 05:24
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    OBERKIRCH, Germany, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -
  • The next generation of environmentally friendly receipts is sustainable, durable, and recyclable
  • The change at Europa‐Park did not require any additional investment costs
  • Blue4est paper can be disposed of as wastepaper

Huhtamaki enters into agreement to acquire supplier of sustainable flexible packaging Elif

August 16, 2021 - 05:06

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 16, 2021 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire Elif Holding A.Ş. (Elif), a major supplier of sustainable flexible packaging to global FMCG brand owners, with operations in Turkey and in Egypt. With this acquisition, Huhtamaki reinforces its position as a leading flexible packaging company in emerging markets and strengthens its existing flexible packaging business in attractive consumer product categories.

Hergen to carry out major modernization of PM 2 at Irani's facility in Vargem Bonita, Brazil

August 16, 2021 - 04:52
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VARGEM BONITA, Brazil, Aug. 12, 2021 (Press Release) -In order to increase production, quality and safety, IRANI has just started a major project on PM2.

The modernization - which will be carried out by HERGEN - will completely replace the existing Drying Section, including the MG Dryer.

The package also includes a new Pope Reel, a new Lumpbreaker Roll and improvements to the Fourdrinier, Press Section and Rewinder.

Increase in production