KALAMAZOO, MI, April 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Western Michigan University paper engineering faculty, students and several industry partners celebrated the startup of technology that will allow for the development and testing of new paper types, as well as another machine to certify recycled products.Read more
KENNESAW, GA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Beneco Packaging and subsidiary company, SoOpak, recently opened a second facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer a complete design, manufacturing, and finishing production house that will eclipse another Beneco Packaging plant in Brampton, Ontario. The new facility will be home to a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+L with full automation and UV capabilities, a Heidelberg-MK Promatrix 106 CS diecutter and a Heidelberg-MK Diana Easy folder gluer.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the latest innovation in dewatering – the Vertical Screw Thickener (VST) – at Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria. The VST has been operating successfully since the beginning of December 2018 and supplying the existing MG paper production line PM2 with the maximum capacity of 360 t/d.Read more
HEIDENHEIM, Germany, April 12, 2019 (Press Release) -In July, construction work begins on the extension of the Edelmann plant in Bitterfeld. Following the strong growth in recent times, the expansion is a logical step and an investment into the future of the plant. For that reason, Edelmann is building a modern extension containing almost 600 square metres of production area. The total capital investment amounts to around 1.3 million Euros.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 17, 2019 (RISI) -The Dutch online retailer bol.com has revealed plans to reduce transport packaging in a move to minimize its carbon footprint. According to the company, it will ship around 3.5 million items without the emblematic blue and white bol.com box this year. Bol.com will also introduce shipping bags made of recycled plastic and limit the use of fill packaging.Read more
ATLANTA, April 15, 2019 (Business Wire) -The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has honored WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, with its Innovator Award for the company’s work in improving the recyclability of foodservice packaging.
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Each year, the organization recognizes advancements toward more sustainable packaging through its SPC Innovator Awards.Read more
BRUGES, Belgium , April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Global paper manufacturer and distributor PAPELERA NACIONAL S.A. (PANASA) is enhancing its sustainability with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The GWE anaerobic plant will convert organic contamination present in the wastewater to up to 4,200 Nm3 of biogas, which when utilized as a fuel, is an equivalent of 2,818 kg fuel oil per day.Read more
SWINDON, UK, April 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Ecosurety has revealed an alternative model for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) governance, currently under consultation by Defra.
Called the Centralised Competition model, the alternative system revealed by Ecosurety offers an ambitious yet achievable set of parameters under which the UK’s EPR system would be governed following implementation in 2023.Read more
LONDON, April 16, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, a leading international packaging provider, is trialling the world’s very first water-resistant, compostable bird box made from recycled cardboard. The birdhouses are covered in a 100% recyclable, water-resistant coating, so they can survive the outside elements and serve a similar role to conventional bird houses made from timber.Read more