May 25, 2018 – Water-based polymers are allowing disposable paper cups a chance to be recycled and not bog down landfille sites. BASF has developed a technology that doesn't interfere with the paper repulping process and allows cups to be sorted with regular paper.
May 18, 2018 – A 26 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions has been achieved three years ahead of time by Smurfit Kappa, according to its newly published sustainable development report.
Published in Energy Efficiency
May 15, 2018 – VPK has developed new e-commerce packaging for Suitcase – one of the young start-ups belonging to the FNG Group. The packaging for Suitcase is complete with high-quality, digital printing.
May 9, 2018 – A new containerboard-making line, supplied by Valmet, for Hamburger Rieger GmbH at its Spremberg Mill in Germany has been designed to produce high-quality testliner grades based on 100 per cent recycled paper.
Published in Supplier News
May 7, 2018 – Paper straws will be introduced by the end of the year by Tetra Pak to help combat plastic straw waste.
May 3, 2018 – The Mondi Group, a global leader in packaging and paper, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding shares in the National Company for Paper Products and Import & Export SAE (NPP) in Egypt.
May 1, 2018 - Supremex, a North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a growing provider of packaging and specialty products, has concluded the acquisition of Groupe Deux Printing (G2) and its related company Pharmaflex Labels Inc. of Laval, Que.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Grupo Gondi, a paper packaging company in Mexico, has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes.
Published in Supplier News
Apr. 5, 2018 - Sappi is introducing the second generation of Sappi Seal, describing it as a flexible packaging paper with improved sealing properties and increased sustainability.
Apr. 4, 2018 - A new fluidized bed combustion system is offsetting tipping fees at an Ontario recycled paper mill. In operation for more than a year, a Precision Energy Services (PES) sludge-to-energy system at Atlantic Packaging’s Whitby mill processes 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills, eliminating the cost of sludge disposal and reducing the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Published in Equipment & Systems
Mar. 27, 2018 - BillerudKorsnäs says it has introduced its first packaging product delivering a climate-positive impact.
Published in Innovation
Mar. 13, 2018 - DS Smith plc has completed its €208-million (roughly C$330-million) acquisition of integrated containerboard and corrugated packaging manufacturers EcoPack and EcoPaper.
Mar. 8, 2018 - BillerudKorsnäs announced today that a decision has been made to make a change to the senior management team whereby the role of executive vice president will be removed and Christer Simrén will leave the company.
Feb. 27, 2018 - Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, N.S., has achieved certification by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) organization. Established in 1961, Farnell is a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing high-quality, innovative flexible packaging work. Nearly two-thirds of Farnell’s flexible packaging work is produced for the food industry with the balance being used in markets for tissue, personal care, horticulture, and other industrial applications.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 per cent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. This steady expansion is anticipated to continue across the next five years, rising slightly to 2.9 per cent year-on-year across this period, to reach $980.4 billion in 2017.
Published in Global Trends
Jan. 31, 2018 - Cascades Inc., a manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products, says it has completed the sale of the building and land of its Maspeth plant, located in the state of New York, for US$72 million.
Jan. 30, 2018 - WestRock Company has announced it will acquire KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. for approximately $4.9 billion.
Jan. 29, 2018 - PaperWorks Industries has invested US$2 million in a new 40-inch sheet-fed Bobst die-cutter for its Greensboro, N.C. facility. The investment is in addition to the recently announced $3-million capital expenditure for its new 10-station folding carton litho press at the same location.
Jan. 23, 2018 - McDonald’s has announced plans to improve its packaging and help reduce waste in the communities the company serves around the world.
Jan. 4, 2018 - Precision Energy Services (PES) has designed and supplied a second recycled paper mill sludge-to-energy system for Atlantic Packaging, processing 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills. Along with eliminating the cost of sludge disposal, the system also reduces the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Published in Green Energy
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