Sustainability News

PulPac, Nordic barrier coating and OrganoClick has been granted funding from BioInnovation

The consortium of PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for continued development of 100 % biobased, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for demanding food packaging applications. The development project is funded from the Swedish strategic innovation program BioInnovation financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.

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UPM Raflatac extends its sustainable product portfolio

UPM Raflatac has achieved sustainability certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC Plus at its Nancy factory in France. This certification is an addition to UPM Raflatac’s already extensive ISCC Plus certification portfolio. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC Plus products are certified via a mass-balance approach.

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UPM Raflatac raises its climate ambition

UPM Raflatac continues its efforts to lead the label industry into a net-zero carbon emission future. The company raises its climate ambition to accelerate its journey towards being the world's first label materials company beyond fossils. In practice, this means increasing the use of certified fibers and traceability of biobased materials, fostering reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and developing innovative products and services that help brand owners take positive climate action and go beyond their climate goals.

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AFRY achieves global top rankings in the Industrial Processes and Power sectors according to ENR

The Engineering News-Record (ENR) has presented the 2021 rankings for international top design firms in ENR Global Sourcebook. AFRY is ranked as #1 in the Pulp & Paper industry and #1 in the Power cogeneration sector, and has leading positions in several other sectors.

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Bio-based textile fibres from waste

Finland-based circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company has selected AFRY as the main engineering partner for its new flagship factory for producing regenerated textile fibres for some of the world’s leading fashion and apparel brands.

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BIR Paper Division welcomes new President

The board of the BIR Paper Division has appointed Mr Francisco Donoso as new divisional President. Mr Donoso is Managing Director at Alba Servicios Verdes (Spain), a long-standing member of BIR, and has been active on the Paper divisional board since 2008. He is also Vice-President of the Spanish BIR member association Repacar and board member of the ‘Union de Empresas de Recuperacion’. He holds a degree in biological sciences and a Master in Business Administration.

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