Paper360 - July/August 2015 - (Page 8)
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SMURFIT KAPPA BUILDS CORRUGATED BOARD IGLOO IN SWEDEN
Smurfit Kappa, Ireland, has installed a corrugated board igloo in Piteå, Sweden.
Made from kraft liner-based corrugated board, the igloo was created to test the
durability and resistance of kraft liner in extreme conditions of low temperatures
and contact with water. It measures four meters wide and two meters high.
While igloos are usually made from cubes of ice with a slight angle, the dome
in Piteå was made
from perfectly rectangular corrugated
which required considerable ingenuity
and creativity on
the part of Smurfit
Temp er at u re s
in Piteå, where the
company also has a
kraft liner paper mill, can drop to as low as -13o C. The igloo has proved to be a
big hit with locals, offering welcome respite from the cold outside and acting as a
social hub complete with tables and chairs and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
ECO-FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION, PACKAGING
A team at the University of British Columbia has created a solvent-free and lowcost process to produce a low-density cellular foam "scaffold" using green fibers. The
porosity and mechanical properties of the foam can be easily adjusted, depending
on requirements. This lightweight foam is 100 percent natural, biodegradable and
carbon-neutral, and it is suitable for a wide range of applications from construction
to use in the biomedical industry.
In addition to not using solvent, the production process uses significantly
less water than traditional foam-forming methods, reduces the cost of transport
and recycling process for foam producers, is highly antimicrobial and moves the
construction industry toward LEED certification.
Large scale foam
paper with dimensions
of 24"L x11"W x 4"H,
made of 200g pulp
fiber, is an ideal size
for insulation material
because it fits between
wall studs. Other potential applications include:
hospital air filtration
systems or clean rooms,
or acoustics for recording rooms, thermally insulated (hot or cold) packaging
for long-distance transport, water filtration and environmental bioremediation.
Paper360º JULY/AUGUST 2015
According to a report by The Sturgis Journal,
Atlantic Packaging has bought the operating
assets of Lakeland Paper.
Cascades will replace the pulping process at its
Norampac Cabano facility with a hot water pulping process to extract hemicellulose from wood
chips; the first time this innovative process is used
Catalyst Paper will invest nearly $16 million
in the Rumford, ME, mill.
Fibria will build a new pulp line at its Três
Lagoas unit, raising total annual production capacity to 3 million tons and making it one of the world's
largest eucalyptus pulp production sites.
Georgia-Pacific will close its food wrap plant
in Parchment, Mich., by the end of 2015.
Iggesund established Invercote sheeting capabilities in Pomona, Calif.
Orchids Paper will build an integrated tissue
mill in Barnwell, S.C., containing a tissue machine
and two converting lines.
Paper Excellence invested $50 million to
restart the idled BCTMP pulp mill in Chetwynd,
B.C., previously owned by Tembec.
PaperWorks will acquire CanAmPac,
Napanee, Ont., Canada, which includes coated
recycled board producer Strathcona Paper, folding carton manufacturer Boehmer Box and LYFT
Visual graphic services.
Port Townsend Paper will invest more than
$40 million in the next two years to make upgrades
to the mill.
Portucel Soporcel Group has begun construction of a new wood pellet manufacturing facility
in Greenwood County, S.C.
Resolute Forest Products will enter the tissue
market by adding a tissue machine at its Calhoun
Sappi will launch a pilot plant for low-cost
nanocellulose production by the end of the year.
Smurfit Kappa's Sangüesa mill in the north of
Spain will produce up to 30,000 metric tpy of glazed
papers, a product being used more (especially in
European markets) in favor of plastics for paper
packaging food, shopping bags and gift paper.
WestRock is the new name of the combination of MeadWestvaco Corporation and
Rock-Tenn. The new company will have 42,000
employees and more than 300 operating facilities
spanning North America, South America, Europe
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2015
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Kemira Expands its Global Business and Humanitarian Reach
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