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
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass. Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations legislation, which passed the House and Senate, contains legislative language to that effect.Read more
FREMONT, CA, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Nationwide Boiler Inc., the largest rental boiler supplier west of the Mississippi River, recently provided two large package watertube boilers on a fast-track emergency basis to a pulp and paper facility in the Pacific Northwest. Each boiler traveled nearly 1,000 miles to the customer site through rough winter weather, and in just seven days the boilers were delivered, installed, and put into service.Read more
STAMFORD, CT, Feb. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today confirmed that it and the staff of the Federal Trade Commission have filed a joint motion with the FTC Commissioners requesting a delay of the remaining appeals deadlines.Read more
RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) -TemperPack, a leader in sustainable packaging, and Albertsons Companies are teaming up to divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill every year.
The grocer announced today that it is swapping out traditional Styrofoam coolers in its pharmacy shipments in favor of TemperPack's paper-based insulator, ClimaCell. ClimaCell represents a significant breakthrough in packaging technology, allowing companies to protect temperature-sensitive shipments for up to 80 hours while significantly reducing packaging waste.Read more
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, a global company that innovates, optimizes, sources and manages the packaging and supply chains of leading foodservice brands, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.
Sun Chemical’s bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.Read more
CROSSET, AR, Feb. 11, 2019 (ArkansasOnline) -The harshest critics of this south Arkansas town's paper mill said they were happy -- with some reservations -- Thursday night with environmental regulators' actions against the mill, the town's largest employer.
Government officials, Georgia-Pacific leaders, Crossett residents and others concerned with the business of the Crossett paper mill met Thursday night to discuss a proposed consent decree assessing penalties and requiring technological improvements to the tune of millions of dollars.Read more