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Joa partners with PulPac on North American Dry Molded Fibre Line

2nd May 2023

PulPac has announced its partnership with Curt G. Joa, a custom machine manufacturing company, to expand its capabilities and meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging in North America. Joa will provide PulPac with its Dry Molded Fibre production platform, called 'PulPac Modula', which has been customised for the United States market.

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Finland’s Ahlstrom’s Cristal transparent papers get SAFER designation

31st Mar 2023

Finland-headquartered Ahlstrom has announced that its Cristal transparent packaging papers have met ChemFORWARD's SAFER programme's rigorous evaluation of human and environmental criteria for safer alternatives. This announcement comes as brand owners are seeking more eco-friendly packaging solutions that meet both packaging and consumer demands.

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US’ Domtar to sell Dryden Mill to First Quality

3rd Mar 2023

US’ Domtar, a part of the Paper Excellence group, and First Quality, have entered into an agreement to sell Domtar’s Dryden pulp mill to First Quality. The Dryden transaction, to close in the third quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals and the closing of the Resolute Forest Products transaction.

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Germany’s Freudenberg unveils new Evolon ESD packaging textiles

20th Feb 2023

Germany’s Freudenberg Performance Materials is widening its range of technical packaging textiles. The new Evolon ESD collection protects automotive and industrial parts with electronic components from electrostatic discharge. This includes trim lines, dashboards, mirrors, steering wheels, etc. Evolon ESD also prevents scratching of sensitive surfaces.

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US’ Berry names Anastasia Matthews as VP, global diversity & inclusion

18th Feb 2023

US’ Berry, manufacturers of innovative packaging and engineered products, has appointed Anastasia Matthews as vice president – global diversity and inclusion/corporate human resources. In her new role, Matthews is leading Berry’s executive D&I council and D&I global workgroup in the development and execution of an updated diversity and inclusion...

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Germany’s Voith acquires Swedish start-up Yangi

30th Jan 2023

Germany’s Voith has acquired shares in the sustainability start-up Yangi, headquartered in Varberg, Sweden. Yangi’s ground-breaking technology emerges from ten years of R&D within its sister company, The Loop Factory, which focuses on the megatrends of sustainability and circular economy. Yangi manufactures next-generation fibre-based solutions.

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Germany’s Freudenberg offers tech textiles with 35% less CO2 emissions

11th Jan 2023

By using a high share of recycled content in its Evolon materials, German firm Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) offers technical packaging textiles with a 35 per cent reduction in carbon footprint. An independent life cycle assessment (LCA) study showed additional benefits such as energy resource savings and lower water use.

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India’s flexible packaging sector to grow by 5% in FY23: CRISIL

30th Dec 2022

India’s flexible packaging industry is expected to see a subdued revenue growth of 5 per cent in this fiscal, mainly due to falling raw material prices and lower realisation, according to CRISIL Ratings. The industry could also see a decline in operating margin by approximately 500 bps in 2022-23, compared to a growth of around 18 per cent in 2021-22.

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US’ Novolex invests $10 million in Indiana recycling expansion

13th Sep 2022

United States-headquartered Novolex, a leader in packaging choice, innovation and sustainability, has announced that it is investing $10 million to expand capacity to recycle plastic bags and other polyethylene film at its recycling facility in North Vernon, Indiana. This plant is one of two world-class film recycling facilities operated by the company.

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