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October 2021

When New York bans foam food containers, what will replace them?

October 29, 2021 - 16:35
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SYRACUSE, NY, Oct. 29, 2021 (Syracuse.com) -New York’s ban on polystyrene foam food packaging doesn’t go into effect until January, but for many companies, the switch to other materials is well under way.

A mix of alternatives is replacing the foam.

McDonald’s, for example, eliminated foam packaging in 2018. Over 80% of the chain’s packaging now comes from fiber-based sources. The rest is made from plastic.

Kemira to increase prices for its AKD wax and aluminum-based water treatment coagulants in Asia-Pacific region, effective November 1, 2021

October 29, 2021 - 12:49
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HELSINKI, Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the water-intensive industries, announces price increases for AKD wax and aluminum-based water treatment coagulants (PAC) for customers in the pulp and paper industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The adjustment will be effective from November 1, 2021 onwards or as contracts allow and as follows:

Kemira announces closing of its manufacturing site in Pierre-Bénite, France

October 29, 2021 - 12:40
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HELSINKI, Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Today, Kemira announced the final decision to close its manufacturing site at Pierre-Bénite in France, nearby Lyon. During the last weeks, Kemira has finalized the evaluation of the project and conducted the legally required consultation process under French labor law, including Kemira’s social and economic committee.

While having thoroughly considered the feedback received during the consultation period, Kemira has decided to implement the site’s closure in due course.

SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution adopted by Cemil to manage its entire logistics chain in real time at its operation in Patos de Minas, Brazil

October 29, 2021 - 12:24

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Oct. 27, 2021 (Press Release) -Cemil, one of the most important companies for long-life dairy products and soy-based beverages in Minas Gerais, Brazil, announces the adoption of SIG’s PAC.TRUST solution at its operation in the city of Patos de Minas, interior of Minas Gerain, to manage its entire logistics chain in real time.

SIG's combiblocMidi carton pack chosen by French family business Triballat Noyal for its new drinks brand Pâquerette & Compagnie

October 29, 2021 - 12:13

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -French family business Triballat Noyal is launching a new brand of drinks called Pâquerette & Compagnie, which uniquely combines the creaminess of cow milk with the delicious flavours of plant-based ingredients, in combiblocMidi 750 ml carton pack from SIG.

Ence’s biomass energy generation plants at Ciudad Real and Jaén complete audit process

October 29, 2021 - 11:47
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MADRID, Spain, Oct. 28, 2021 (Press Release) -Ence’s renewable energy generation plants with biomass in Villanueva del Arzobispo (Jaén) and Villarta de San Juan (Ciudad Real), have completed the audit process of the Sure verification scheme, which guarantees the full sustainability of the biomass consumed in its facilities, mainly olive pomace – remnants derived from the treatment of the olive for the extraction of the oil – a very abundant local biomass in the surroundings.

Ence’s biomass energy generation plants at Ciudad Real and Jaén complete audit process

October 29, 2021 - 11:47
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MADRID, Spain, Oct. 28, 2021 (Press Release) -Ence’s renewable energy generation plants with biomass in Villanueva del Arzobispo (Jaén) and Villarta de San Juan (Ciudad Real), have completed the audit process of the Sure verification scheme, which guarantees the full sustainability of the biomass consumed in its facilities, mainly olive pomace – remnants derived from the treatment of the olive for the extraction of the oil – a very abundant local biomass in the surroundings.

Procemex installs OnePlatform Web Monitoring and Inspection system for coated board machine in Netherlands

October 29, 2021 - 11:10

JYVASKYLA, Finland , Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -In February 2021, Procemex successfully installed and commissioned a large Procemex OnePlatform Web Monitoring and Inspection system for a coated board machine in the Netherlands.

The system includes a high-resolution Web Inspection System with transmission detection, as well as several reflection measurement geometries for the top and bottom sides of the sheet. These measurements provide for complete surface analysis and product quality assurance.

BASF makes changes to its personnel as it reorganizes its global research activities in central research unit in Ludwigshafen, Germany

October 29, 2021 - 10:45
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -BASF is reorganizing its global research activities. In the course of the second quarter of 2022, they will be bundled in a central research unit based in Ludwigshafen. Detlef Kratz (59), President, will lead the new central division, which will have around 3,500 employees. Kratz currently heads BASF’s Process Research & Chemical Engineering division in Ludwigshafen. At the same time, around 1,800 researchers will move to operating divisions – and thus work even more closely with the business units.

Mondi gets recognition from WBCSD in ‘Top Performer’ category for third consecutive year in its annual review of member companies’ sustainability reports

October 29, 2021 - 05:24

VIENNA, Austria, Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Global packaging and paper leader Mondi has been recognised by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in the ‘Top Performer’ category for the third year in a row in their annual review of member companies’ sustainability reports.

Mondi gets recognition from WBCSD in ‘Top Performer’ category for third consecutive year in its annual review of member companies’ sustainability reports

October 29, 2021 - 05:24
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VIENNA, Austria, Oct. 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Global packaging and paper leader Mondi has been recognised by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in the ‘Top Performer’ category for the third year in a row in their annual review of member companies’ sustainability reports.

First special transports of Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill to arrive today

October 29, 2021 - 02:43
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 28, 2021 (Press Release) -The first special transports of the bioproduct mill can be seen at the inland port of Kemi centrum on Friday, 29 October 2021, no earlier than at 6:00 p.m. with weather reservation. The special transports will be carried out during evenings to cause minimum inconvenience to other traffic. Pay attention to maintaining a safe distance from a special transport, and let the people working with the transport work in peace.

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