The ALLIMAND Group, designer and manufacturer of paper machines and Nonwovens, recognized for its continuous innovation strategy, has just launched a new hydraulic headbox* named S4, which is characterized by high tech technology. Focus on this key part of the paper machine, which meets the manufacturing needs ranging from convenience papers and packaging to specialty papers.
A Water-Based Barrier Coating That Allows Creation of Recyclable, Repulpable, Compostable Take-Out Containers
Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company and Cascades Inc. today announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using its new FlexShield™, FluteSHIELD® and SurfSHIELD™ coating technology. These coatings, recently introduced to the folding carton and corrugated industries, are revolutionary water-based functional and barrier coatings designed to replace the standard LDPE coating used in take-out container folding carton applications, as well as wax replacement technology for the corrugated industry. They offer solutions that are recyclable, repulpable and compostable.
Thomas J. Plath has been elected by the board of directors to become Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Citizenship, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Plath joined International Paper in 1991, serving most recently as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Businesses.
The company also announced the retirement of Thomas G. Kadien, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Government Relations and Global Citizenship. Mr. Kadien joined the company in 1978 and will retire effective June 30, 2017.
"For nearly four decades, Tom Kadien has left an indelible mark on International Paper, not only as a leader but as a colleague and friend. We wish him the very best in retirement," said Mark Sutton, Chairman and CEO. "Tom Plath will lead our efforts to continue to attract, engage and develop our colleagues around the world. Tom will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team."
The Nomination Committee of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA proposes the re-election of board members Ewa Björling, Pär Boman, Maija-Liisa Friman, Annemarie Gardshol, Magnus Groth, Bert Nordberg, Louise Svanberg, Johan Malmquist and Barbara Milian Thoralfsson. The Nomination Committee proposes that Lars Rebien Sørensen be elected as a new Board member. In addition, the Nomination Committee proposes that Pär Boman be re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Information about the Board members nominated for re-election is available on SCA’s website.
Construction work has started on the intermodal terminal in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, which will transport the pulp produced at the new Fibria plant in Três Lagoas, in the same state. Pulp will be transported from Aparecida do Taboado to the Port of Santos, state of São Paulo, from where it will be exported to clients in Asia, Europe and the United States. The terminal will have the capacity to ship 1.95 million tons per year and will strengthen the logistics corridor in Brazil’s Midwest region. Terminal construction will create 220 direct and indirect jobs.
Nordic Cleantech Open is a competition that identifies, upgrade and highlights the best cleantech start-ups in the Nordics every year on behalf of Cleantech Scandinavia, a renowned provider and promoter of Nordic Cleantech.
In the first selection 25 Nordic companies were chosen among a hundred applicants and now only 10 remains for the finals in Oslo, taking place at the Cleantech Capital Day, the 3-4th of April.
We are excited for being recognized and looking forward to present ifoodbag at the finals in April !
To further strengthen competitiveness and enable future growth in the tissue operations in Mexico, SCA has decided to invest about USD 105m (approx. SEK 950m) in one of the company’s facilities in the country. To strengthen its baby diaper product offering in Europe, SCA has also decided to invest about EUR 40m (approx. SEK 380m) in facilities in Europe.
The investment in Mexico will support SCA’s high-quality tissue offering under the Regio brand. The investment is aligned with the company’s strategy to streamline production and secure capacity for future growth in order to increase value creation in the Tissue business area.
Anup Kothari, currently Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals North America, will become President of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Christian Fischer, who has decided to leave the company.
The process recycles local and Russian OCC. “Everyone who saw the production figures of the OCC process said that they had never seen anything like it.”
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. - President : Fumio Manoshiro ; has announced price revisions for printing paper and communication paper in the domestic market to all its agencies.
Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced papers products, launches GerstarTM Mo, a specialty paper developed for packaging applications to protect food from potential contamination by mineral
oils. This barrier paper will enable converters and brand owners to develop sustainable packaging made of renewable materials offering maximum consumer food safety.
Confirmed by Mr. Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A Senior Executive Vice President, during the Net Impact luncheon talk held recently at Sasin Center for Sustainability Management (SCSM) in Bangkok.
Laila Rogestedt, Head of Innovation and New Business, has decided to leave Södra.
A.Celli Paper has recently concluded an order for a latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND® with the Italian group Sofidel for their facility in Circleville, Ohio, USA.
ACOEM Group (€62 million revenue, 450 employees) announces its merger with Ecotech, Indo-Australian specialist in air quality monitoring (€24 million revenue, 220 employees).
Daniel Peltonen has been appointed the new head of business area Iggesund Paperboard. He will take up the post on 1 April 2017.
Stora Enso has brought a wide range of renewable products to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, in order to contribute to a sustainable event.
Valmet has expanded its roll maintenance operations with the latest technology equipment for rubber and composite roll covers in Karlstad, Sweden.
The main Operational Production Target was achieved on the 26th of December, 2016 and by New Year was overfulfilled by 5, 222 tons (2.3 %).
Michael McManus recently attended a global recycling gathering in Dubai and wrote a piece for CSR wire regarding the meeting.
In its meeting on 10th February 2017, the PTS (Papiertechnische Stiftung) Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to close the Munich location in the first half of 2018 and to continue to develop the Heidenau facility.
On 18 November 2016, during the graduation ceremony for Grenoble INP-Pagora’s new engineers, a one-year sponsorship agreement was signed between the Agefpi Endowment Fund, represented by its president Arnaud Marquis, and publishing house Éditions Glénat, represented by Vincent Tixier, Production Director.
It has been proposed that Södra’s President and CEO Lars Idermark continue in his role as Chairman of Swedbank for an additional year.
For self-adhesive labels with a high gloss finish.