Tag Archives: carbon footprint in Europe

ABB to expand its EUREC center serving the pulp and paper industry

ABB’s European Regional Execution Center (EUREC), which provides project management and strategy support to the technology leader’s pulp and paper teams across the continent, has reached its 10th anniversary of operations and benefited from an expansion to meet growing customer demand. With regional project governance and lead execution resources in the Czech Republic, EUREC teams […]

VPK Group Buys Majority Stake in Corrugated Packaging Company Zetacarton in Italy

VPK Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Zetacarton, an Italian corrugated cardboard company based near Como. With this new step, VPK Group is setting foot in Italy for the first time. Zetacarton, an Italian company led by the Zanfrini family, is a leading producer of corrugated board packaging including […]

Amcor expands AmFiber performance paper packaging to include culinary and beverages

Amcor has announced the expansion of its AmFiber™ Performance Paper packaging range in Europe to include heat seal sachets for dry culinary and beverage applications, such as instant coffee, drink powders, spices, seasonings, and dried soups. AmFiber™ Performance Paper is a recyclable, high barrier, paper-based packaging that was initially introduced in 2022 for snacks and […]

CEPI: To support the EU’s most sustainable industries, the ‘fine print’ in the CO2 market revision will be crucial

The EU carbon market forms the cornerstone of Europe’s plan to reduce its CO2 emissions by 55% until 2030, from a 1990 baseline. Final agreements on its mechanisms, published today, show that a number of ‘delegated acts’ will still be required to provide much-needed details. These delegated acts could take another two years before being […]

UPM Biochemicals partner with HAERTOL Chemie to develop new sustainable coolants

UPM Biochemicals and HAERTOL Chemie GmbH, both headquartered in Germany, have agreed to form a strategic partnership to produce a new range of carbon-neutral engine and battery coolants that will help automotive manufacturers reduce their CO2 footprint. UPM is investing Euro 750 million to build the world’s first industrial scale biorefinery in Leuna, Germany, to convert […]

Mondi supports Noel Alimentaria on their journey to reduce plastic in fresh food packaging

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has partnered with Noel Alimentaria, supporting them and their choice of a paper-based solution for food products that greatly reduces the use of plastic. Mondi worked closely with Noel Alimentaria to identify the best possible packaging solution for their range of plant-based and meat food. The collaboration […]

Stora Enso to Invest 80 Million EUR in Two Specialised Pulp Production Projects

Stora Enso strengthens its focus on specialized pulp grades by investing EUR 38 million in unbleached kraft pulp (UKP) production at its Enocell site in Finland and EUR 42 million in fluff pulp production improvement at its Skutskär site in Sweden. Stora Enso said the investments will support the growing consumer demand for non-bleached renewable […]

Valmet retains its position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index among the world’s sustainability leaders

Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the ninth consecutive year. The company was listed again both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index evaluates companies’ ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performance and the capability to continuously improve. In the latest assessment, the focus […]

Sappi Europe announces further price increases

Sappi Europe informs customers about ongoing challenges to cope with further increases of  pulp, energy, chemicals and transportation costs. Sappi Europe will therefore implement further price increases of between 6 and 12% across its entire Speciality Paper Portfolio. The increase will applied latest as of 1 June 2022, taking existing agreements into account. This will […]

Packaging Europe: 4evergreen alliance releases guidance on designing packaging for recycling

The cross-industry initiative, 4evergreen alliance, has released its Circularity by Design guideline aimed at providing the packaging value chain with clear recommendations for designing fibre-based packaging for recycling from the start of its lifecycle. According to the guidelines, “the amount of variety of fibre-based packaging on the market is continuously growing and becoming more complex. Innovative solutions are […]