The Lenzing Group, the globally leading supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, welcomes the issuance of the guidelines for the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive (EU) 2019/904, which took effect on June 05, 2019. In these guidelines, the EU…
 Metsä Group has started a planning process with the City of Äänekoski with the aim of expanding the production of mechanical wood products at the Äänekoski mill site in the future. A detailed plan is being applied for as an…
Lenzing Group, a leading provider of sustainably produced specialty fibers for the global textile and nonwoven industries, is continuing to make great strides toward achieving carbon neutrality across the Group. The successful completion and commissioning of an air purification and…
Valmet will supply a new Valmet Defibrator EVO system to the Brazilian company Guararapes. The system will be used for the company´s medium density fiberboard (MDF) production as part of its major expansion at Caçador plant in Santa Catarina state.…
Stora Enso is today launching its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno® by Stora Enso. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.  Hazardous chemicals aren't always visible to the naked eye,…
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:27

Is Now The Time For A War On Plastic?

The international consumer advocacy group Consumer Choice Center released a policy paper detailing the war on plastic, federal and state efforts at mitigating plastic waste, and potential legislative steps to better protect our environment. In Deconstructing The War On Plastic the authors evaluate…
Södra’s new cross-laminated timber, CLT, is a fast mover in the market. For this reason, Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold. The facility is expected to be commissioned in…
Metso Outotec is adding two new products to its NordtrackTM mobile crushing and screening range. The Nordtrack S2.5 mobile screen is a small size, versatile scalping screen designed for small job sites and a variety of applications. With a compact…
In the rapidly changing medical market, Empire delivers the quality, prototyping, sampling, and rapid response time that is essential to product success Empire Screen Printing, a leading manufacturer of screen printed products, announces that its wide range of printing technology…
trinamiX, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, now supports the reliable differentiation between polyamide 6 (PA6) and polyamide 6.6 (PA66) with its Mobile Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Solution. Within seconds, plastic waste from the two polyamides can be sorted using a…
Plastic can be used to manufacture products for almost any industry, from packaging to aerospace. Manufacturers may use different methods to create and mould these products but there will always be one constant — heat. If the heating solution isn’t…
Technology-driven partnership brings together the complementary expertise of the two companies to capture carbon at LafargeHolcim’s cement plants and store it using Schlumberger technologies. LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) solutions.…
The COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe causing severe damage to the growth of the global and regional economies. Consequently, the Southeast Asian companies in the plastics industry are forced to downsize their capital expenditure (capex) for 2020…
Wood pulp and vinegar-based material works as potential replacement for hard-to-recycle, single-use plastic applications Displaying a commitment to sustainable product developments and initiatives, Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, has just launched a breakthrough cellulose-based…
Branson™ GPX platform provides greater design freedom by enabling high-quality joins and superior aesthetics in a range of challenging applications Emerson has introduced new heat staking technology designed to give manufacturers greater design freedom by enabling them to join more…
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