LONGVIEW, WA, Dec. 11, 2018 (Longview Daily News) -The Longview Fire Department and a Nippon paper engineer investigated several complaints of a strong pulp mill odor that descended over the southern parts of the city during lunch hour Monday, according to Longview Fire Department officials.
Fire battalion chief Blake Tomlinson said the WestRock paper mill (formerly KapStone Paper and Packaging) released NCGs — harmless noncondensable gasses — just after noon, which combined with an unusual wind pattern making the smell more noticeable than normal.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Americans are increasingly transitioning away from single-use plastics in favor of sustainable paper food packaging, according to new data released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) from the 2018 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report. The report found that nearly two thirds (64 percent) of Americans say they prefer paper food packaging over plastic or Styrofoam. Furthermore, more than half (51 percent) agree that paper food packaging is as high quality as the latter materials.Read more
VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 11, 2018 (CNW) -Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. ("Fortress Global") is pleased to announce that it has entered, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortress Advanced Bioproducts Inc. ("FortressAB"), into a Technology License and Collaboration Agreement (the "License Agreement") with Mondelēz International, Inc. ("Mondelēz"), one of the world's largest snacking companies.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to reach 4.36 million twenty-foot equivalent container units handled in 2018, its highest volumes ever in a calendar year. The performance would mean an increase of 8 percent (312,385 TEUs) compared to CY2017.Read more
WESTMINSTER, MA, Dec. 9, 2018 (PR.com) -Seaboard Folding Box, a recognized leader in the printed packaging industry located in Westminster, MA has completed the installation of a PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SL Ultra X folder gluer.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company specializing in innovative chemical and smart solutions, announced three additions to its leadership team including chief operating officer, chief digital officer and chief information officer. The new roles further show Buckman’s commitment to invest in talent that strengthens the company’s expertise in both smart and chemical solutions for its customers.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Dec. 5, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in fiber-based packaging solutions, today released a white paper, "2019 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends," based on data from the annual EcoFocus Trend Study, which forecasts key trends that will shape the U.S. food and beverage industries in the year ahead. Now in its ninth year, the EcoFocus Trend Study examines how consumer attitudes, actions, preferences, and values are reshaping grocery purchasing decisions.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 5, 2018 (Local News) -Northern Pulp’s replacement effluent treatment facility appears to be much further behind schedule than publicly thought.
A 2017 preliminary engineering consultant’s report obtained by The Chronicle Herald through a Freedom of Information Act request says that in order to meet the Jan. 31, 2020, legislated closure of Boat Harbour, the mill would have needed to receive approval to construct its new effluent treatment plant by May 7 of this year.Read more