WESTERVILLE, OH, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi, the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, has chosen digital technology leader ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of their project Vulindlela. The project is an ambitious plan to increase mill production by approximately 14 percent while reducing the pulp mill’s environmental impact.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has completed the acquisition of the chemical distribution business of Desbro Group in Kenya and the UAE. Completion of the acquisition of Desbro Group in Tanzania and Uganda is expected to take place in the following weeks. The acquisition agreements were signed in September 2018.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, July 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, today announces the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the shares in Crest Chemicals Proprietary Limited (“Crest”), South Africa, from the AECI Limited (“AECI”, JSE AFE) Group of companies. Crest has been a 50:50 joint venture between Brenntag and AECI since 2001.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, July 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certificationâ„¢(PEFCâ„¢). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, June 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.”
I recently drew cash at an ATM and was greeted with an on-screen message: “If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees.” This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, May 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line to Faderco in Algeria. The order also includes a rewinder and an extensive automation package including process and quality control solutions.
The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.Read more
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, May 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices on all Basoplast surface sizing products by up to 10% across the EMEA region, effective May 1, 2019 or as customer contracts allow. The price increase is necessary due to the shortage of potato starch in Europe, in addition to, the shortage and increased prices of other key raw materials.
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PARIS, April 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its agreement with Dow for the distribution of the flocking adhesives range. Drawing on the success of the existing agreement for Dow’s other product ranges, the extension will cover Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA), effective April 1st 2019.Read more