OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 25, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 2.1% through 46 weeks of 2019 at 769,271 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. In the latest week ending Nov. 16, freight was down 7.1% to 15,379 carloads.
The statistics are before a strike was launched against CN at midnight Nov. 19 by the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference.Read more
MOSCOW, Nov. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Segezha Packaging, which consolidates the European paper packaging production facilities of Segezha Group, published its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report. The document is prepared in accordance to the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and publicly available on the UNGC website.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is one of the founding members of the new 4evergreen industry alliance together with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry. The new alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate and environmental impact.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -CEPI, the European association representing the paper industry, announced today of a new alliance called 4evergreen. The aim of the alliance, bringing together industry actors from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers, waste sorters andcollectors, is to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging for a more sustainable world.
Walki has joined the alliance as one of its first members.Read more
CHILLICOTHE, OH, Nov. 20, 2019 (Chillicothe Gazette) -A substance that covered vehicles and property near the Pixelle paper mill has been identified, according to the Ohio EPA.
The substance tested as a non-toxic substance known as calcium carbonate, said Anthony Chenault of the Ohio EPA. The company will be contacted, said Chenault.
Calcium carbonate is commonly used in paper mills as a filler material in the alkaline papermaking process, according to pulppapermill.com.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 20, 2019 (CBC) -Groups representing fishermen, First Nations and others in the Pictou, N.S., area called on the provincial government Tuesday to reject a controversial proposal to pipe treated pulp mill effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
At a news conference in the town, group spokespersons argued Northern Pulp has not made the case to justify a new waste-treatment facility for the aging pulp mill at Abercrombie Point, Pictou County.Read more
JELENIA GORA, Poland, Nov. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -On August 2018, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract for a press part rebuild of PM#2 in Smurfit Kappa Morava Paper, Czech Republic. On September 2019, a new core technological component, PMP Intelli-Nip Shoe Press has been launched. These last 2 years have been very productive of projects for press part modernization or new press.Read more