OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 15, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Smurfit Kappa Group's (SKG) containerboard and corrugated business in Mexico increased sales by 3.2% in 2018 to 794 million Euros and the firm's performance in the Americas including its US business grew margin from 14.4% in 2017 to 15.7% in 2018, the company announced this week.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 15, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A fifth consecutive price drop on monthly US unbleached kraft linerboard appeared in place this week, with contacts claiming that levels fell once again to Mexico, South and Central America, China, and southern Europe.Read more
SWINDON, UK, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is beginning a phased launch of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). CDS will replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, with all declarations taking place on CDS from early 2019.
CHIEF currently processes declarations to facilitate the international movement of goods between the UK and non-EU countries. CHIEF will continue to run for a time to aid the transition to CDS.Read more
AUGSBURG, Germany, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019. He will be based in Helsinki reporting to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO.
Bernd Eikens is already a member of UPM's Executive Team, currently responsible for UPM Specialty Papers Business Area. He has been in his current role since 2016. Before that he was responsible for UPM's Communication Papers. He joined UPM in 1988.Read more
FORSHAGA, Sweden , Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -The Swedish innovation company CleanFlow AB has developed a unique method for cleansing green liquor. Good for the economy, environment and quality. Now, the company has received its fourth big order. This summer, the company’s system will be delivered to a sulphate pulp mill in Spain.
“We are very happy that our technology is continuously being implemented around the world”, says CEO Lennart Källén.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Group is establishing a new demonstration site, called Nemus Futurum, to showcase sustainable forest and nature management in Finland in a way that provides visitors with a unique experience. The guided experience, taking place in the forests surrounding Kirkniemi Manor, combines nature, science and cutting-edge technology.Read more
WEISENBACH,Germany, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The KATZ Group has received a gold rating for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities from the EcoVadis rating agency, placing it among the ranks of the world's most sustainable companies.Read more
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -The hexagonal lighthouse display (DABSO SA – Fisherman’s Friend) wins silver at the display Superstar Awards.
For the 25th edition of the display Superstar Awards, the nominees were once again showcased in different ways. In addition to the presentation of the displays on all three days of the 2019 viscom trade fair, all 94 nominated displays were detailed in a yearbook. The awards ceremony for this coveted industry prize took place on 9 January in the Rheingoldsaal at the Rheinterasse in Düsseldorf.Read more