D-Sack™ is this year’s winner of the Pulp & Paper International award for Innovation in Sustainable Packaging. The judges specifically appreciated how the D-Sack™ solution approaches sustainability from a broader perspective; not limiting innovation to the recyclability or biodegradability of the material. It encompasses the entire value chain. Resulting from a collaborative project with LafargeHolcim, a global leader in the building materials industry, BillerudKorsnäs developed cement packaging that quite literally disappears, or dissolves upon use. D-Sack™ is a sack that is thrown directly into the concrete or mortar mixer, without being opened. It makes life easier for the users and provides a cleaner, healthier and safer worksite. There is no packaging waste and therefore no cost for waste disposal. It also eliminates cement waste and optimizes the time needed for handling and mixing.
Total boxboard production increased 3.5 percent when compared to October 2016 and increased 3.0 percent from last month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month a year ago and increased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to October 2016 and increased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to October 2016 and increased when compared to last month.