Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has today become one of the first signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment which will work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of speciality papers, announces the launch of Atelier©, a premium folding box board1(FBB1) that is unique in the marketplace. Available in weights from 220 gsm to 350 gsm, Atelier is produced at the company’s Maastricht mill, which has undergone a double-digit €million upgrade with an innovative paper-making technology that has allowed production of this extremely high quality FBB1 product.Read more
HELSINKI, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all coagulant products in the EMEA region across all segments. The price increases will become effective as of November 1st, 2018 or as contract terms allow.
Price increases are necessary due to significant cost increases from several sides: All freight rates have considerably increased in 2018 and are expected to continue to rise.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Building on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi today moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand.Read more
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Sept. 28, 2018 (Press Release) -Driven by continued increases in cost of key raw materials, transportation, and energy, as well as restricted availability of selected raw materials, BASF has decided to increase prices for paper wet-end and water chemicals in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), effective October 1, 2018 or as existing contracts allow to compensate those increased costs.
For the following product lines BASF will implement a minimum price increase:
Cationic Polyacrylamides +8%
Anionic Polyacrylamides +7%Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -The latest Commission report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow", as President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted in his latest State of the Union Address and calls for stronger measures to prevent wildfires.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, Sept. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, entered into an agreement to acquire the Desbro Group in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the UAE. The company, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is one of the largest and long-standing distributors in East Africa. The Group offers a broad portfolio of commodities and specialty chemicals to diverse strategic customer industries in East Africa and the Middle East such as Plastics, Coatings & Construction, Textile, Water Treatment and increasingly Life Sciences.Read more
LUCCA, ITALY, Sept. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -On July 27, Hygienic Tissue Mills started up a Toscotec-supplied TT WIND-P tissue rewinder at its Pietermaritzburg mill, in eastern South Africa. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, following the supply of a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine, PM2, in 2017. The TT WIND-P slitter rewinder serves PM2, processing 100% virgin pulp and recycled paper parent rolls.Read more
WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK , Aug. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical Security, a newly formed division of Sun Chemical focusing specifically on security printing, will use the upcoming African Currency Forum from 2nd to 5th September 2018 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, to launch its latest portfolio of infrared inks for banknote printing. This includes new products all with infrared capabilities for current and future sensor and validation technology.Read more