Metsä Group has scheduled several planned annual maintenance shutdowns at its pulp mills for the autumn of 2019. At Rauma, the shutdown took place on week 36. At Kemi, the maintenance shutdown is scheduled for week 38, and at Husum, Sweden, for the weeks 38–40. These maintenance shutdowns will cut the production of chemical pulp by approximately 50,000 tonnes, compared to full production.
BillerudKorsnäs has introduced a cost-saving program to ensure long-term efficiency and profitability. The measures include staff reductions with up to 300 people primarily in administration functions. All businesses of the company will be impacted by the cost-saving program.
In recognition of modern consumers’ growing desire for convenient, customizable, and sustainable products, delivery, and services, Jenny Craig has rolled out its Jenny Craig Cares program “for more earth-friendly, personalized, and convenient weight loss,” the company says. The Carlsbad, CA-based company operates approximately 600 company-owned and franchised centers that offer weight loss education and support, as well as nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks, delivered to members’ homes or picked up from the centers. The new Jenny Craig Cares program enables members to receive more frequent shipments of food in smaller packages that include compostable insulation.
Great Northern Laminations’ Aaron Sass, Director of New Business Development, has been working with Appleton East High School students in the Career Launch Studio. The program helps students who wouldn’t otherwise know how to move from graduation into a career and prepares, equips, and launches them into success.
American Forest & Paper Association Executive Director of Packaging Terry Webber issued the following statement regarding California recycling legislation (SB 54 and AB 1080) which failed to advance in the 2019 state legislative session: “The American Forest & Paper Association is pleased SB 54 and AB 1080 will not advance out of California’s 2019 legislative session. While we agreed with the goals of the legislation to support recycling and reduce waste, it is not ready to become law. These bills would have created an unrealistic regulatory framework for an implementing agency already facing challenges fixing troubled recycling programs.
June 1992 was a month I will never forget: the Danish people voted no to the EU Maastricht Treaty, Denmark won the European football championship for the first and only time and I took part in the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a member of the Danish government delegation. A unique month!
I decided many years ago to write a book and, like any big project I have ever been involved in, it has taken sheer determination, toil and the love and support of the people around me. But I’m very proud to say that you can now get a copy of my own “unauthorized autobiography”, which is part self-help, part motivational plus a decent chunk of business experiential, as of this week on Amazon.
Graphic Design USA announced The American Graphic Design Awards™—a flagship contest open to everyone in the community: design firms, ad agencies, in-house departments, non-profits, institutions, associations, freelancers, students and more. It honors outstanding work of all kinds — the best designs of the year — in print, packaging, p-o-p, internet, interactive, video and more. This is its 56th Anniversary.
Oil prices surged nearly 20% at one point on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intraday gain since the 1990-1991 Gulf crisis, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities at the weekend halved the kingdom’s production.
To be close to the market and to anticipate customers’ needs; this is what Sappi, a manufacturer of innovative sublimation, printing, and speciality papers, is known for. At this year’s PRINTING United in Dallas, Sappi is going to present its new Transjet Drive dye-sublimation paper at Booth 5123 from Oct. 23-25, as well as different papers for large-format inkjet printing. In addition, Sappi’s Ultracast will show its casting and release papers. These products deliver superior textures with 100% replication for a wide range of aesthetic and functional applications. “Dawn of a new era” is the promising title of the PRINTING United pre-announcement, as this year all relevant technologies and manufacturers will be present in one place for the first time. For Sappi, this trade show is the perfect platform to showcase its ground-breaking portfolio of high-quality speciality papers.