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Stora Enso and Pulpex partner to produce fiber-based bottles on industrial scale

Stora Enso and packaging technology company Pulpex join forces to industrialize the production of eco-friendly paper bottles and containers made from wood fiber pulp. These renewable products will offer an alternative to PET plastics and glass. The exclusive partnership leverages Stora Enso’s formed fiber technologies and ability to convert end-products at an industrial scale.

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Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso has launched its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno®. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.

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Forestry and forest products sector releases global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability: sustainable forest management, renewable energy, greenhouse gas and suplhur dioxide emissions, water use, health and safety, and recycling. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stora Enso and Gasum inaugurate biogas plant in Sweden

A biogas plant that turns process water into liquefied biogas (LBG), a collaboration between renewable materials company Stora Enso and energy company Gasum, was inaugurated at Stora Enso’s Nymölla Mill in Sweden in a virtual event.

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PTS Recovered Paper Conference

On May 18 - 19, 2021, the established PTS Conference “Recovered Paper” will take place - this time featuring two innovations: for the first time PTS goes international and switches the conference language to English, and on top of that, the event will be held as an online event - with plenty of networking opportunities. P3 / ipw / bio-fibre magazine accompany the conference as media partner.

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Students of JAMK University of Applied Sciences participate in the production of Metsä Group’s Kuura textile fibre

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and the Institute of Bioeconomy at JAMK University of Applied Sciences have launched a cooperation that enables agrology students from JAMK to participate in the production of the Kuura textile fibre at the Äänekoski demo plant.

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Kelheim Fibres joins the ZDHC “Roadmap to Zero” Programme

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has joined the ZDHC programme “Roadmap to Zero”. The non-profit organisation with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain. The ZDHC guidelines provide producers of Man-made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) with uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters. The measured data is independently monitored and published.

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Construction of Metsä Spring and Valmet’s demo plant for 3D fibre products progressing

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fibre products for food packaging and other purposes.

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Metsä Group’s new textile fibre is Kuura

Kuura, the new textile fibre brand of Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, is presented to the general public during Japan Fashion Week. Made from the pulp of the Finnish Äänekoski bioproduct mill, Kuura fibre is launched at the top fashion event this week in cooperation with Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corporation and the clothing brand THE RERACS.

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Eco-friendly splints developed for hospitals make their debut in sports

Woodcast is a lightweight biodegradable material made from wood and biopolymers, originally developed to replace the plaster casts traditionally used in hospitals. The material, invented by the Finnish high-tech company Onbone, proved to be so versatile that it is now used in a wide array of usage areas, one of them being sports.

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AFRY main partner in Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill in Finland

AFRY has been awarded with a contract including project management services for the whole mill, detail engineering services for all engineering disciplines for Balance of Plant (BOP) and the digitalisation services of the mill with BIM (Building Information Modelling) and PIM (Process Information Modelling) of the project including establishment of SSOT (Single-Source-of-Truth) concept towards digital twin. AFRY will also provide project management, engineering and site services of the chlorine dioxide plant.

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We all can be Recycling Heroes!

Every year on Global Recycling Day we recognise the achievements of those outstanding individuals and organisations who have gone the extra mile to save the planet – now we want everyone to do more every year to make a collective contribution for the future of our environment.

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