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4evergreen alliance launch: Striving for full circularity of fibre-based packaging by 2030

On Wednesday the wood fibre-based packaging alliance 4evergreen held its launch event entitled “Perfecting circularity with fibre-based packaging”. The online event included a panel debate with industry leaders from Stora Enso (Finland), Huhtamaki (Finland), Mars (US), Nestlé (Switzerland) and Smurfit Kappa (Ireland).

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Tissue World Düsseldorf 2021 postponed

Informa Markets, the organiser of Tissue World events, has decided to postpone the upcoming Tissue World Düsseldorf 2021. The decision was made following the recent developments of COVID-19 and after extensive consultations with exhibitors, delegates, speakers, industry partners, while taking into consideration the effects on the tissue and related industries. Current and foreseeable international travel restrictions were also an important consideration.

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Innovation discussions on the Blue Couch

The global paper manufacturer Sappi is launching “Blue Couch” – a new monthly video format featuring exciting guests discussing innovation, hot topics and strategies in the world of packaging and speciality papers. The first episode will be streamed at 10 a.m. (CET) on 4 November 2020 at www.sappi-bluecouch.com.

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ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2021: New perspectives for the paper- and cellulose-based industry

With the foundation of ZELLCHEMING Service GmbH, the reorientation of the ZELLCHEMING Association with a clear separation between voluntary association life and economic activities is now officially completed.

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Chemspec Digital 2020

Hosted online from 11 – 12 November, Chemspec Digital 2020 provides an interactive networking event for the fine and speciality chemicals community. From all over the world, industry experts will have the opportunity to meet, conduct business, discover innovative substances and learn about the latest trends & developments.

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PTT: Paperboard replaces paper as most important export product of the Finnish Forest Industry

Global production and consumption began to recover in the summer, but in Europe and North America, the recovery has been weaker than in China. The strong recovery of general demand and demand for forest products requires that a vaccine becomes available. Demand for graphic papers will decrease sharply this year, and with that exports.

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European Parliament raises climate ambition and recognizes multiple roles of forests

Last week, the European Parliament had its first real political say on two files of high relevance, not only for the EU climate agenda and Green Deal roll out, but also for the role that EU forest-based industries and forest-based products will be allowed to play in the race to climate neutrality by 2050.

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Reusability of paper bags promoted by third European Paper Bag Day

With various activities throughout Europe, the European Paper Bag Day will take place for the third time on 18 October. The annual action day raises awareness of paper carrier bags as a sustainable and efficient packaging option that helps consumers to avoid littering and minimise negative impacts on the environment. This year’s edition will centre around the reusability of paper bags.

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European Parliament AGRI Committee adopts balanced report on the EU Forest Strategy

On Monday, the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee adopted MEP Petri Sarvamaa’s (EPP/FI) own  initiative report on the European Forest Strategy.

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Kyle Chapman is promoted to President of Barry-Wehmiller, Michael Monarchi joins as Chief Financial Officer

Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. has promoted Kyle Chapman to President, joining his father, CEO and Board Chairman Robert Chapman, in leadership of the 135-year-old, $3 billion-plus global manufacturing and engineering solutions firm. As Kyle steps into his new role after serving as Barry-Wehmiller’s Interim Chief Financial Officer for much of 2020, the organization welcomes Michael Monarchi as Chief Financial Officer.

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Syntegon wins German Packaging Award 2020

The German Packaging Institute (“dvi – Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.”) has honored Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, with the German Packaging Award in the category “Packaging Machines”: the compact TPU1000 form, fill and seal system convinced the jury with its wide range of possibilities for innovative, sustainable portion packs made of fiber-based material. The German Packaging Award 2020 underlines Syntegon's focus on sustainable and intelligent technologies.

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Chemspec Europe 2020 postponed

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has today announced the postponement of Chemspec Europe,which was scheduled to take place at Koelnmesse, Cologne in Germany from 11 to 12 November 2020. The new dates for the next Chemspec Europe, 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, are 19 - 20 May 2021. The exhibition will occupy Hall 12.1 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.

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