Worldwide sales of paper bags reached ~3 million tons in 2018, unveils the new research study. According to the report, the paper bags market is estimated to grow by ~4% YOY in 2019, primarily influenced by the recent reforms in the global paper packaging landscape.

According to the report, increasing focus on environment-friendly and cost-effective packaging formats are contributing to the build-up of paper bags market through 2029. Consumer preference for sustainable packaging which is easy to handle and has good strength, will also continue to provide a fillip to the sales of paper bags in 2019 and beyond.

2019 10 18 231700Bags usually manufactured from kraft papers are playing a vital role in modern lifestyle. Additionally, consumer preference for paper bags is increasing, owing to its several benefits such as cost efficiency, easy usage, and eco-friendly packaging.

According to Study, increasing number of supermarkets and retail shops is expected to bolster the sales of paper bags across the world. In 2018, the pinched bottom open mouth paper bag witnessed maximum sales of ~900 thousand tons. The demand for these paper bags is estimated to shoot up by the end of 2029, as they are great for reducing infestation and act as good moisture barriers. The user friendly formats, and sizes are propelling exponential demand for paper bags among end users. The paper bags are further garnering significant traction as sustainable packaging solution that ensure biodegradability and ease of disposal.

Study also came to the conclusion that the brown kraft paper bags are dominating the other paper bags, owing to less bleached content. The brown kraft paper bags are manufactured from natural paper and hence these paper bags helps to avoid contamination due to bleaching chemicals.

Market Players to Make Two-Fold Investments in Asia Pacific

According to the study, growth opportunities for the paper bags market players are picking pace in Asia Pacific, owing to profound growth of the industrial ecosystems in region such as food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and others. The paper bags are considered as good food contact material. As paper bags are made up of natural material, no toxics are released when food articles are packed. The APEJ paper bags market offer lucrative opportunities for manufacturers, as it is home to some of the world’s fastest growing industries.

  • For instance, the retail sector in India has been driven largely by the huge size of the population base, an affluent and growing middle class, rapid urbanization rate, and growing penetration of the internet and online retail services.

The region has witnessed increasing penetration of modern retail format, which is expected to play a significant role in boosting the APEJ paper bags market.

Due to increasing consumption of paper bags in Asia Pacific region, key players from other region started investing in this market. For instance,

  • In 2018, a Canada based paper manufacturer Catalyst Paper is investing in Indian paper bags and the kraft market with the partnership of OTCL Delhi.

Report’s business intelligence also underlines groundbreaking insights into the competitive scenario of paper bags market along with highlights of the manufacturers’ differential strategies. Key players in the paper bags market will continue to draw upon the global sustainability drive by including ‘green’ offerings in their existing portfolios, which is likely to help them enhance customer confidence.

  • For instance, in 2019, The Mondi Group Plc. did a partnership with REWE Group in Austria for introducing sustainable packaging solution for food packaging.

This study underlines key opportunities in the paper bags market and finds that the market would exhibit growth at a value CAGR of ~4% during forecast period.

These insights are based on a report on Paper Bags Market by Future Market Insights.

The NeoGear™ low-voltage switchgear – a technological breakthrough by ABB – is safer, smarter and more sustainable, maximizing efficiency and reducing costs for tomorrow’s digitalized industries

  • ABB has reimagined the switchgear– essential technology for safe energy distribution and motor control.
  • Available from late 2019, NeoGear is a future-proof, digital solution that brings new functionality, productivity and efficiencies to industrial infrastructure in an electrified future.
  • Breakthrough deploys laminated bus plate technology, which until now could be found in aircraft, automobiles and on space stations.

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Committed to writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification, ABB today launches NeoGear: a revolution in low-voltage switchgear and the first the electrification industry has seen for more than three decades.

Successfully trialed at sites across Switzerland and China, NeoGear deploys ABB’s laminated bus plate technology, which replaces traditional horizontal and vertical busbar systems.

The innovative bus plate technology combined with the connectivity and digital smartness of the ABB Ability™ platform, make it an unrivalled solution. NeoGear is the safest option for operators with no exposure to live parts. It reduces the physical switchgear footprint by up to 25 percent, increases cooling efficiency to reduce heat losses by up to 20 percent, and reduces overall operational costs by up to 30 percent, due to more efficient condition monitoring.

“Today marks the start of a revolution in power distribution” said Alessandro Palin, Managing Director of ABB's Distribution Solutions business line. “Switchgear systems are key to ensuring the safety of the electrified economy, but for more than 30 years they have seen little innovation.  NeoGear is testament to ABB’s commitment and relentless drive to bring future-focused and sustainable alternatives to the market to help shape the infrastructure of tomorrow.”

This hardware development is complemented by advanced digital capabilities. Digitalization is changing how industries use electricity in their machinery, factories and operations: driving them to extend the lifecycle of their assets; modernize equipment to improve safety and efficiency; and to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models.

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Against this backdrop, the ABB AbilityTM enabled NeoGear provides a complete and scalable solution for new projects, system upgrades or migration from legacy systems, to innovate and prepare for the future of electricity distribution and motor control.

NeoGear’s digital capabilities include real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, remote assistance, fault and solutions diagnostics and data analytics for Industry 4.0. ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for on-site electrical systems is included, helping customers gain operational efficiency and bring unprecedented flexibility.

“We see rising demand in the market for more innovative switchgear solutions that help customers navigate increasingly challenging environments,” said Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business. “NeoGear will give customers unrivalled safety, higher efficiency, better functionality, more flexibility, and as a result both resilience and value. We are proud to add this revolution to our globally established switchgear portfolio.”

NeoGear will help customers meet the increasing demands to keep working environments safe and reduce maintenance downtime and costs across sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverage, mineral and mining, and water treatment.

Set to transform performance, safety and sustainability of electrification across industry and infrastructure, NeoGear is available to the market in late 2019.

There is a link below to download the product brochure

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-​focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

In WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report is recognised as good practice for being clearly aligned with the company’s materiality assessment. The report’s navigation and language also received good feedback for ensuring consistency and conciseness while remaining informative.

stora new 2017“We are proud to see our reporting being recognised as good practice,” says Noel Morrin, EVP Sustainability at Stora Enso. “We believe that instead of reporting on everything, companies should focus on material topics, defined together with key stakeholders. We are happy to see that approach being acknowledged.”

“Good reporting is clear, highly informative, and transparent, and it should be continuously developed. In our report, we strive to share fact-based information about sustainability and our performance while remaining compelling and engaging,” says Ulrika Lilja, EVP Communications at Stora Enso.

“Stora Enso’s 2018 Sustainability Report shows a clear alignment between the outcomes of their materiality assessment and the content of the report. Some particularly strong aspects of the report include the focus on the external environment and the comprehensive disclosure of internal management of material issues across the value chain. We hope other companies will see Stora Enso as an example of good practice,” says Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value, WBCSD.

The WBCSD produces Reporting matters to help improve the effectiveness of non-financial corporate reporting. The report lists Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report as one of the top ten in the world out of the 159 reviewed in the scope of the publication without disclosing the exact rankings.

The Stora Enso Annual Report 2018 consists of Strategy, Financials, Sustainability, Governance, and Summary. All parts of the Annual Report are available in PDF format at storaenso.com/annualreport.

WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication is available here.

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper globally. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com 

Veolia Water Technologies will provide a turnkey processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation systems designed to optimize the production of wood-derived pulp employed in the making of high-quality paper from virgin fibers.

The design of a circular bio-economy may seem a relatively new concept that emerged from the declaration of the sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. For pulp and papermakers, however, it has been a reality for a long time. For example, over half of the energy used by the industry comes from biomass that becomes a renewable and therefore carbon-neutral fuel sourced from local forests. And, because of investments in combined heat and power (CHP) generation, modern Kraft pulp mills are entirely energy self-sufficient thanks to the combustion of biomass that makes use of otherwise forest residues. This excess energy can then be used to improve pulping operations.

203 2031955 veolia logo veolia.pngAt the industrial site in Saint-Gaudens on the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France, Fibre Excellence, a holding group specialized in the paper and forest-products industry, installs a new turbine to generate green energy from biomass. To optimize the overall efficiency and justify the economics of the investment, this extra energy must be consumed at the site. Among many other initiatives, Fibre Excellence plans to enhance pulp quality through improved washing operations. To remove the excess water created in the black liquor, Veolia supplies HPD® falling film, double-effect evaporators at the pre-evaporation phase. Additionally, in order to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency of the recovery boiler, the final solids concentration of the black liquor will be raised up to 75% through an HPD® forced-circulation enhanced high-solids concentrator (EHSC). Both the pre-evaporation and forced circulation concentration phases are integrated into the mill operations using the excess energy generated through the installation of the new turbine.

The award is a reaffirmation of Fibre Excellence’s confidence in Veolia which provided the existing evaporation plant a few decades ago. The new package is integrated with a more efficient stripping column that removes up to 96% of methanol and helps to reduce volatile pollutants.

“We are pleased to help Fibre Excellence advance its pulping operations at the Saint Gaudens mill. This award cements Veolia’s position as the partner of choice to supply reliable processing solutions that make the global pulp and paper industry more resource-efficient and sustainable” stated Jim Brown, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies Americas.

Because they already make extensive use of biomass fuel and also recycle heat energy to generate power, the pulp and paper industries have a huge opportunity in both energy and material resource efficiency.

The improvements in boiler operations and collection and treatment of gases at Saint Gaudens boost energy efficiency, lower emissions and help Fibre Excellence keep a record of efficient and safe recovery operations.

Through the continuous improvements in HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies, Veolia works with pulp and paper mills around the world to further reduce environmental impacts and create economic value derived from the responsible management of resources.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste, and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt-hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of USD 30.6 billion in 2018. www.veolia.com

BillerudKorsnäs, together with partners, proudly presents Paboco, the paper bottle company, uniting leading experts in material, design and technology, and supported by world-leading consumer brands to bring sustainable progress to the bottling industry.

Building on years of experience, the development journey towards a sustainable paper bottle first began in 2015 by innovation expert EcoXpac in collaboration with Carlsberg Group and BillerudKorsnäs, with support from project partners.

Now in 2019, Paboco represents a joint venture between paper packaging material developer BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla.

To support the initiative and explore further development and commercial opportunities, Paboco is officially launching the Paper bottle community with participation from the partners below


This is our Paper bottle community:

Pioneer owner              Pioneer brands               Pioneer partners

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Building lasting change takes time and any challenge to the norm carries equal amounts of risk. To provide the best system for success, we are building a community of partners that share our vision, understand the complexity of innovation and the crucial importance of introducing smarter and more sustainable packaging solutions.

Our ambition is matched by the challenges we are facing: Challenging the traditional bottling industry and indirectly sparking a movement for a more sustainable everyday.

“It is all about the team! We are collaborating across the value chain, sharing the risks and are united in our vision that the Paper Bottle will become a reality and fundamentally change this industry for good”, says Mrs. Gittan Schiöld, interim CEO of Paboco.

Our long-term goal: a sustainable choice for the future.

The Paper Bottle is a step-by-step innovation concept focused on scaling and product functionality. It is the first of its kind for liquid goods such as carbonated and still drinks, beauty products and more.

Alongside the scaling of the production technology, Paboco works for the transition to a bottle solution for the future circular society, a 100% bio-based and recyclable paper bottle that can harmlessly degrade if accidentally put in nature. Our vision will always drive us further than the expectations of today and push us to improve the paper bottle to become fully sustainable and optimized for material reuse and circularity.

This work is undertaken in generations of the Paper Bottle, building on existing barrier technologies of today and exploring those of tomorrow. Each pioneer brand will develop and design their own paper bottle to meet the needs of their category.

About the Paper bottle community:

The paper bottle community unites a group of pioneering partner brands and experts in materials, design and technology. Together, we are shaping sustainable everyday life by contributing to the making of a fully bio-based and recyclable bottle made from wood fibres. A long-term innovation project run by Paboco®, the paper bottle company.

About Paboco:

Paboco®, the paper bottle company, is a joint venture between paper packaging materials- and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla, grown from the start-up and innovation expert ecoXpac. Our aim is to provide consumers with a fully bio-based and recyclable paper bottle, that ultimately will change the industry and impact the environment for good. www.paboco.com

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper have been working together successfully since 2003. Now both companies have agreed to continue the partnership before the expiry of the current contract.

Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper have been working together successfully since 2003. At that time, the Bielefeld Stadtwerke (public utilities) built a highly energy-efficient combined heat and power plant on the site of the speciality paper manufacturer to supply the mill with electricity and steam. Now both companies have agreed to continue this partnership before the expiration of the contract. The consortium agreement was signed on 20.9.2019 and is valid for five years.

From left to right: Rainer Müller (Managing Director Stadtwerke Bielefeld), Andreas Jastrzembowski (Managing Director Mitsubishi HiTec Paper), Dr. Martin Schreer (Managing Director Mitsubishi HiTec Paper) und Martin Uekmann (Managing Director Stadtwerke Bielefeld)From left to right: Rainer Müller (Managing Director Stadtwerke Bielefeld), Andreas Jastrzembowski (Managing Director Mitsubishi HiTec Paper), Dr. Martin Schreer (Managing Director Mitsubishi HiTec Paper) und Martin Uekmann (Managing Director Stadtwerke Bielefeld)

Dr. Martin Schreer and Andreas Jastrzembowski, Managing Directors of Mitsubishi HiTec Paper: "We are delighted to continue this collaboration with Stadtwerke Bielefeld.  All of our heat and power has been supplied by our partner, with whom we have had good experiences, for 15 years.  A reliable and sustainable efficient energy supply is enormously important for our production."

Martin Uekmann and Rainer Müller, Managing Directors of Stadtwerke Bielefeld, explain: "The plant in Hillegossen makes a significant contribution to energy transition. That's another reason why we are pleased that Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has decided to continue working with us. As a company, we have relied on renewable energies for years and support energy transition. This also includes highly efficient combined heat and power plants such as those in Bielefeld Hillegossen."

About the power plant: In the next five years, Stadtwerke Bielefeld will invest around 2.2 million euros in further modernization of the facility. It is a highly efficient CHP plant that saves around 14,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year compared to uncoupled production. On 9 May 2003, the original consortium agreement for the construction of the gas and steam power plant at Bielefeld Hillegossen was signed. Stadtwerke invested 34 million euros at that time. The goal was the modernization of the steam supply of the paper mill. The power plant was put into operation on 3 January 2005.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 750 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe produce high-quality direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg.

Each factory stands out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery and innovative coating technologies. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe supplies a full range of specialty papers for many applications and printing technologies – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.

Comart, a specialised distributor in the supply of paper cardboard and flexible films has the largest private warehouse in Spain with a permanent stock of more than 10.000 tonnes of rolls and sheets. It is one of the few distributors that can guarantee a 24-hour supply service in Spain, France and Portugal.  

To provide a highly efficient service that covers all the needs of the packaging & graphic industries, Comart offers a wide variety of folding, recycled boards, kraftliner and coated papers. With a workforce of more than 100 people, its 30.000m2 of offices, warehouses and production centres are located in Barcelona, Girona and Toledo (Spain).  

Customer challenge.

With the inclusion of Spirax and Sumapel, the new facilities in Barcelona were opened in 2015. Since then, COMART has acquired the latest generation paper sheeting machines, paper winding machines and ream wrappers.  

“Within our growth strategy, we saw the need to increase our cutting capacity and widen our range of formats to continue facing up to the challenges of a very competitive market.” Ernest Ginjaume, CEO.  

To achieve these objectives and with the clear intention of improving the conversion quality and operations, they contacted Pasaban to jointly study a solution.  

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The Solution.  

To provide the optimum solution Pasaban carried out an extensive analysis of the current situation.   The factory required a new machine to substantially increase their cutting capacity and to widen the range of sheet formats. It is for this reason that a turnkey project was proposed with two main actions.
     
One action was the design and manufacture a new wider-width sheeter with automatic pallet change; the second was to automate the pile delivery system so to transfer the piles of paper to the loading and unloading bays.  

The KB 2300 paper sheeting machine is able to manage a wide range of formats with an operating speed of 350 m/min. Equipped with an automatic splicing unwind stand, the sheeter is also capable of changing pallets at maximum speed.  

This new paper sheeting machine has allowed COMART to improve the flexibility of the factory.  

On the other hand, in order to automate the output of the different sheeting machines several conveyors were installed. Now, the piles of paper leaving the sheeting machines are able to automatically enter into the baler and are directly transferred to the loading and unloading bays.  

Thanks to this improvement, the overall efficiency of the plant has been improved.   “Pasaban has given us the solution we needed to make the necessary improvements to our factory in Barcelona” Ernest Ginjaume, CEO.

The Result. 
 
At the end of the project Comart has achieved the following results:
1.     A 30% increase in the factory's production.
2.     A wider range of cut paper formats.
3.     A substantial reduction of in-progress inventory (WIP).
4.     Overall plant efficiency improvement.

“We are extremely happy with the results achieved. Thanks to this investment we will continue to be a benchmark in the conversion and distribution of paper in southern Europe”, Ernest Ginjaume, CEO  

“The continuous investment in automating the factory allow us to improve the internal logistics. It directly impacts on improved speed, efficiency and service quality”, states Lluís Mª Ginjaume, chairman and company founder.    

Pasaban, trust and professionalism.
 


At Pasaban we firmly believe we must continuously offer our customers high quality machines and solutions alongside with an impeccable service to gain their trust. Meeting these requirements is what makes us leaders in the design and manufacturing of machinery for the conversion of paper and cardboard.  

Fully customized turnkey projects like the one for Comart are only possible thanks to the know-how of our engineers and a close cooperation with our customers.  

 “At Comart, we consider Pasaban to be a trusted supplier for the group”

Valmet will supply boiler diagnostics systems to Outokumpu’s Tornio ferrochrome plant in Finland. Two separate orders of six Valmet Furnace Imaging System, Fixed Mount Mid-IR cameras increase the number of cameras in the plant from three to nine. The solution is a critical part of the plant’s process monitoring enabling real-time visual monitoring of the alloy manufacturing.

The orders were included in Valmet's orders received of the second and the third quarters 2019. The cameras are delivered during the last quarter of 2019. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.

Customized Valmet Furnace Imaging System, Fixed Mount Mid-IR infrared camera is used to monitor the operation of the submerged arc furnace.Customized Valmet Furnace Imaging System, Fixed Mount Mid-IR infrared camera is used to monitor the operation of the submerged arc furnace.

“Valmet was able to provide us with a solution withstanding the extremely harsh process environment of submerged arc furnace. This enabled real-time monitoring of conditions inside the furnace thus decreasing reaction time considerably, which results in better safety, quality, and process stability,” says Joni Raiskio, Manager of the submerged arc furnaces 1 & 2, Outokumpu.

“It is always exciting to work with industry leaders and develop solutions to aim for even higher process performance and quality. These repeat orders from Outokumpu are a good example of Valmet’s process monitoring capabilities and a strong testimony for our high temperature imagining technology,” says Timo Laurila, Business Manager, Pulp and Energy Analyzers, Automation, Valmet.

Information about Valmet's delivery

Both deliveries consist of three Valmet Furnace Imaging Systems. The customized Valmet Furnace Imaging System infrared cameras are designed to provide operational views of the submerged arc furnace (SAF) at temperatures of 370°C to 1,900°C. The camera system is integrated with the Valmet DNA automation system.

Valmet Furnace Imaging Systems are specially engineered for industries using extreme high-temperature processes, including metal, power, pulp, paper, and petrochemical for durability and longevity. The system provides real-time ability to identify problems and apply solutions, resulting in fewer unplanned outages, savings in avoided shutdown costs, and improved productivity.

Information about Outokumpu’s Tornio plant

Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel and employs 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. At Outokumpu’s Tornio plant, ferrochrome production takes place onsite using raw materials mined nearby in Kemi. Tornio ferrochrome operations consist of sintering, smelting, crushing, and screening. Molten ferrochrome is delivered directly to the Tornio stainless steel melt shop.

For further information, please contact:
Timo Laurila, Business Manager, Pulp and Energy Analyzers, Automation, Valmet, tel. +358 40 0922 442

Read more: http://www.valmet.com/boilerdiagnostics

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Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Read more www.valmet.com

Lucart, Europe’s leading manufacturer of tissue, airlaid and MG paper for flexible packaging, continues to focus on sustainability and on researching environmentally-friendly and innovative solutions with a view to reducing the environmental impact of its products.

In fact, the products in the Grazie Natural line for domestic use and those in the EcoNatural lines for professional markets are now even more eco-friendly thanks to the use of new recycled and recyclable paper packaging, which is designed for a more sustainable, natural choice.

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With this new paper packaging, the company aims to contribute to the general policy of reducing the use of virgin plastics, replacing them with eco-friendly recycled packaging. This is an extremely important goal, especially considering the fact that as many as 570,000 tonnes of plastic end up in the Mediterranean Sea every year, which is equivalent to throwing 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute.[1]

Guido Pasquini, Lucart’s Sales and Marketing Director, explains: “Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of making sustainable choices when it comes to buying products and are always looking for practical ways to help save the planet on a daily basis, but we must play a part in this too. This is why we aim to gradually replace the plastic packaging we use for our products with flexible recycled and recyclable paper packaging produced by us. We are particularly proud of this project, which was also made possible through excellent teamwork. By applying the principles of cooperation on which the circular economy is based, our R&D department has brought the Porcari plant (in the province of Lucca) – our historical headquarters where we produce paper for flexible packaging – into line with the requirements of the group’s other plants – where hygiene paper products are produced – by sharing the same goals and overcoming the technical problems associated with paper development and the use of printing inks. In fact, even the latter are compostable and biodegradable.

The products in the Natural lines, which are the only ones on the market made from recycled Tetra Pak® type beverage cartons and “wrapped with love” in recycled and recyclable paper packaging, are a practical way for our customers to make an active contribution to protecting the environment”.

The growing interest of consumers in sustainability issues and in making more responsible environmental choices is also reflected in recent data: in fact, according to the European Consumer Packaging Perceptions study by Pro Carton, 75% of Italian consumers claim that the environmental impact of a product’s packaging influences their purchasing decisions.

[1] Source: WWF

The Tissue Machine A.Celli iDEAL® Master of the Mexican customer Blue Tissue S.A.P.I. de C.V., equipped with an A.Celli forged Yankee Dryer, regularly produces excellent tissue paper.

The A.Celli iDEAL® Master Tissue Machine’s start-up, last July, confirmed the good quality of the forged product, highlighting the simplicity of its installation.

The 16’ Yankee A.Celli iDEAL® Forged_YD is in full production and is the only steel shell Yankee in the world running without a weld, therefore does not require routine inspections of seams in the high fatigue stress areas.

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For all technical characteristics and relative advantages, in terms of consumption and safety, we invite you to read our article dated September 25th, by clicking here.

Great satisfaction for the whole A.Celli team: from R&D Department, where the intuition for the new product started, to the Technical Office, from the Sales Managers to the Project Managers, to the Marketing Department, as well as a special thanks to the Extreme Automation Department for the application of the innovative DCS that allows smart process control and constant machine monitoring in Industry 4.0 perspective.

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