HELSINKI, Jan. 9, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM is taking part in the international public tendering process in the port of Montevideo organized by the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay. The scope of the concession tender is the building and operation of a port terminal specialized in the storage and shipping of pulp, chemicals and other inputs related to pulp production with a capacity to handle approximately 2 million tonnes of pulp annually. The tender includes the design, financing, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the pulp terminal.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 7, 2018 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö has partnered with five companies to develop a new flexible paper-based packaging solution.
The objective is to develop a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable flexible paper‐based packaging material, by replacing current materials by more sustainable ones, leading to a reduced amount of plastic films. There is a significant market potential, as the size of the flexible plastic packaging market for dry food applications is evaluated at around EUR 3.7 billion a year in Europe.Read more
Repsol and Saica Natur have signed a new collaboration agreement in order to maximize the use of low density polyethylene film (LDPE) waste and take a new step in the transition towards a circular economy.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 26, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Two of the largest US containerboard producers each reported 24% margins for their corrugated businesses in the third quarter and a third major dramatically increased its margin by 30% year-over-year.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper has partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, on the Lead2030 initiative – a competition to find youth-led practical solutions to drive progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mondi has committed $50,000 to fund a project that will make a tangible contribution to SDG12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’.Read more
TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2018 (Financial Times) -Japan’s biggest paper manufacturers have set up crack marketing and research units to leverage global movements against disposable plastic and convince the world that a “paperised” future is more than pulp fiction.
The specially established divisions will be used to fast-track innovations that represent a paper solution to any given packaging quandary. They will also centralise the sales pitch for paper as both governments and corporations lay out their ambitions to curb plastic bags, plastic straws and other “one use” items.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced a strategic partnership with Paptech, a full-service printing, packaging manufacturer and distributor based in Mexico, to provide food brands a new sustainable packaging solution. Paptech’s expanded offering will include Foopak Bio Natura compostable packaging solutions for fast food, quick-serve and retail food brands. Sold via Perez Trading, Paptech will be one of the first packaging companies to offer APP’s award-winning product suite to the growing market.Read more