JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that its three dissolving wood pulp (DWP) production facilities namely Cloquet, Ngodwana and Saiccor mills have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) self-assessment via the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s (SAC) online portal. The Higg FEM is a sustainability assessment tool that standardises how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.Read more
WESTERVILLE, OH, Oct. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Support and materials will help develop skillsets of employees at Sappi’s Project Vulindlela and the local community.
Technology leader ABB is donating software solutions and pulp and paper automation expertise to the Sappi Skills Centre, based in Umkomaas, South Africa near Sappi’s Saiccor Mill—the largest single site dedicated to dissolving wood pulp. The donation supports the Skills Centre, which was established by Sappi in 2018 to equip local youth with the basic technical skills needed to prepare them for meaningful employment.Read more
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -SIG Combibloc Obeikan and Pioneer Foods, one of the largest South African producers and distributors of a range of branded food and beverage products, announced today the launch of the first combismile carton pack in the Middle East and Africa region. The packaging innovation combismile offers Pioneer Foods the potential to access new market opportunities, fuel a wide demographic with on-the-go consumers and offer premium product differentiation across their portfolio.Read more
JOHANNESBURG and BRUSSELS , Oct. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper.Read more
DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 3, 2019 (Local News) -Woolworths has announced its first trial of specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases.
The announcement of the specially designed bags is a part of the company's ongoing commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020.Read more
HELSINKI, Aug. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, is dedicated to supplying customers reliably with high quality polymer products and services.
Kemira is making all efforts to mitigate increased raw material prices and higher freight cost impacts in the EMEA region. Several key strategic raw materials have been sourced at much higher prices in order to safeguard the long-term future supply to our customers. For these reasons selective price adjustments are necessary.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, Aug. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line, including stock preparation, delivered to Africaine Paper Mills (APM) in Algeria.Read more
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