ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Quality Control System, a related reporting system and a recently launched Valmet DNA IQ Dashboard to Papelera del Principado, S.A.'s (Paprinsa) cartonboard machine in Spain. The systems will improve machine runnability and the overall quality of the end-product.
The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Paper products are getting more sustainable thanks to new European rules finalised last week.
Tissue paper, kitchen roll, toilet and printing paper products must now be free of a wide range of harmful chemicals if they want to bear the EU ecolabel. They also need to be made of wood fibres accredited as sustainable, contain no fragrances, which can cause allergies, and use cleaner production processes.Read more
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Unilever today unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system announced today.Read more
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2019 (Fast company) -The world’s largest packaged food company is finally taking some drastic steps to reduce its plastic footprint. Nestlé, which is on track to report nearly $90 billion in revenue for 2018, will begin eliminating all plastic straws in its products starting this February, and transition its chocolate milk brand Nesquik from plastic to paper.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
HELSINKI, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira received a B score in CDP’s 2018 rankings. This puts Kemira in the top quartile of the chemicals sector companies requested to disclose to CDP, reflecting the company’s continued commitment to transparency, increasing energy efficiency and sourcing renewable energy for our operations.Read more
DÜBENDORF, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Scientists at Empa teamed up with isofloc AG to develop an insulating material made of recycled paper. It is ideal for prefabricated wooden elements and even multistory timber houses, and protects the construction against fire. What's more: The additive it contains is harmless to humans, animals and the environment.Read more
REINACH, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the introduction of a new optical brightening agent (OBA) specially designed for food packaging and paper, Leucophor AFCN liq. The newly launched OBA has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration.Read more