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Bio-Plastics From Paper Crumbs!

Bio-Plastics From Paper Crumbs!

A ground-breaking approach to sustainable waste management Network Waste has been working with the University of East Anglia on a ground-breaking approach to sustainable waste management that could lead to paper waste being turned into bio-plastic. The project involves paper crumb... (Continue reading)

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Big Push to Turn Waste From Paper Industry into Plastic

Research hopes to produce chemicals from plant and agricultural waste that can be made into plastic In a related development, a £3m investment in the development of plastics made from waste from the paper industry has been unveiled by Innovate UK,... (Continue reading)

Turning Paper Sludge into Bio-oils via Pyrolysis

Turning Paper Sludge into Bio-oils via Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis can crack the organic material in a few seconds by heating it in the absence of oxygen Paper mill sludge (PMS) is a residual biomass that is generated at paper mills in large quantities. Currently, PMS is commonly disposed in... (Continue reading)

Brazil Green Signals Commercial Use of GM Eucalyptus

Brazil Green Signals Commercial Use of GM Eucalyptus

Field experiments have demonstrated an approximate 20 percent increase in yield Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of... (Continue reading)

TNPL: Set to Conquer Packaging

TNPL: Set to Conquer Packaging

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL), the biggest manufacturer of paper from bagasse and sugarcane residue, is now entering into packaging board segment. Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL), a Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking, commenced production of Newsprint... (Continue reading)

Innovative Sensors for Fiberline Applications

Innovative Sensors for Fiberline Applications

BTG’s new sensors for fiberline applications have been developed around innovative capability to measure lignin in various forms in pulping and bleaching processes. Traditional process analysers have measured fiber kappa alone, but BTG now provides the full picture. These new sensors... (Continue reading)

Five Key Trends Affecting Growth in Folding Cartons

Five Key Trends Affecting Growth in Folding Cartons

August 19, 2014 From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000 million in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184,000... (Continue reading)

5 Global Emerging Trends in Food and Beverage Packaging

5 Global Emerging Trends in Food and Beverage Packaging

Every year Tetra Pak launches a range of different trend reports to give insights and inspire its customers in their development. Listed below are five global emerging trends in food and beverage packaging. Trend # 1 According to the report, brands are... (Continue reading)

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Corrugated Packaging Sector Now Allows the Personal Touch

Corrugated Packaging Sector Now Allows the Personal Touch

Customised packaging is becoming increasingly popular and the Corrugated Industry is exploiting the latest digital printing technology to provide even more commercial opportunities for retailers and brand owners. Corrugated already protects, is colour-printable, merchandisable and the most recycled packaging medium. The... (Continue reading)

Middle East and North Africa Packaging Market to Grow to US$52.4 Billion by 2019

Middle East and North Africa Packaging Market to Grow to US$52.4 Billion by 2019

September 1, 2014 The packaging market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is valued at approximately USD41.1 billion in 2014 and is forecast to grow during the period 2014-19 at a CAGR of 5.0% to USD52.4 billion (2013 prices),... (Continue reading)

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