JAKARTA, April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) continues to expand its portfolio to meet the environmentally conscious goals and demands of consumers with the newest addition to the Foopak suite of products: the new Bio Container for takeaway food. Constructed with folding boxboard (FBB), the box offers a fully biodegradable and compostable solution for takeaway containers, trays and other direct food contact items. The highly durable paper stock capable of breaking down naturally in 12 weeks makes the boxboard an ideal alternative to commonly used plastic boxes.Read more
CHICAGO, March 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, during Paper Week in Chicago, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced the launch of a new paper application to provide an ecofriendly alternative to plastic straws across Latin America. This new product offering addresses the changing demands of consumers, who continually look for brands and products that satisfy environmentally conscious goals. According to APP’s 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report, a majority of consumers prefer paper food packaging over plastic.Read more
RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that its Forest Alert Service (FAS) space-based capabilities have enabled Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) pulpwood suppliers to more strategically monitor forest cover loss in conservation areas and meet their commitment to stakeholders that conservation forest areas were not cleared in connection with the production of their products.Read more
JAKARTA, Feb. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Consumers have made it clear the top two priorities in packaging are strength and sustainability, with the latter on the rise. Forty-two percent of consumers cite sustainability as the most important aspect of packaging, second only to strength at 72 percent. As consumers note the increasing value they’re placing on eco-friendly practices, brands are starting to acknowledge that neither quality nor sustainability can be treated as an afterthought.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Research Overview
As consumers increasingly value eco-friendly practices, brands must prioritize sustainability inaddition to quality. Brands should consider replacing single-use plastics in favor of recyclable, compostable or reusable alternatives, according to the 2018 Consumer Trends Report of U.S. consumers released by Asia Pulp & Paper.
The Tide Against Single-Use Plastics in Food PackagingRead more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is pleased to announce that its Foopak Bio Natura compostable packaging solution has won a 2018 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies that make sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -PT Purinusa Ekapersada, an Asia Pulp & Paper company, and Oji Holdings Corporation have agreed to enter into a US$35 million joint venture to set up a new converting factory in Indonesia. The new venture, PT Oji Sinar Mas Packaging, will produce corrugated cardboard and containers to meet growing domestic demand in Indonesia.
The new factory will be based in Bekasi City, West Java, and is expected to come online in January 2020. It is expected to produce 5,000 tons of cardboard from recycled material each month.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Americans are increasingly transitioning away from single-use plastics in favor of sustainable paper food packaging, according to new data released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) from the 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report. The report found that nearly two thirds (64 percent) of Americans say they prefer paper food packaging over plastic or Styrofoam. Furthermore, more than half (51 percent) agree that paper food packaging is as high quality as the latter materials.Read more
LUCCA, ITALY, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has begun using four AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at its OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of a series of AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines.
These four machines, included in a major contract between Toscotec and APP, started production ahead of schedule, in just 60 days between August 14th and October 14th 2018.Read more