JOHANNESBURG, July 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Sappi announced today further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing sugars and lignin extraction plant at Ngodwana Mill. It should be operational early in 2019.Read more
KIEV, Ukraine, July 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Kyiv CPM signed a contract with EBRD to provide a €10 million loan to the mill. The funds will be used for purchasing new equipment to expand production, implementation of EU standards and CO2 emissions reduction.
At the beginning of 2019 the installation of shoe press for cardboard drying is planned, this will allow KCPM to reduce the use of steam, increase production volumes and improve the quality of coated cardboard.Read more
KETTERING, UK, July 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Rigid Containers completes 8 million EUR investment in Limerick, Ireland, and announces plans to increase workforce by 30% in the next two years. The announcement was made last week during the official opening of two major extensions and the launch of new state of the art conversion equipment.Read more
WINDSOR, QC, July 13, 2018 (CNW) -As Canada transitions to a low-carbon future, investments in clean technology are building a stronger economy and creating new middle-class jobs.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $1.89 million in funding to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that will reduce fossil fuel consumption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions at Domtar's Windsor mill.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, July 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a complete Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue line to the Turkish tissue manufacturer Lila Group in Corlu, 100 km west of Istanbul. The TM3 line will be equipped with all state-of-the-art options available including stock-preparation and an extensive automation package to achieve production with high efficiency and low energy consumption. Start-up is planned for 2020.Read more
ASHEVILLE, NC, July 12, 2018 (Press Release) -An improved web-based Paper Calculator, launched today by the Environmental Paper Network-North America, will provide tens of thousands of annual users with new information and features to help them measure the impacts of their paper and reduce that impact through better choices.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, July 12, 2018 (Press Release) -BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University are making paper batteries a reality, paving the way for energy storage in packaging materials.Read more
LUCCA, ITALY, July 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Celupaper S.A. successfully started up PM4, a new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec, at its Papelera Nicaragua mill, Argentina. The tissue machine started producing sellable paper immediately after start-up and is scheduled to reach the target speed in the following weeks, after careful fine-tuning.Read more