In recognition of the overall sustainability contributions of its Transit Packaging Division, Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) has honored three facilities with a Chairman's Sustainability Award. Three additional plants were recognized as runners-up for their efforts. The six Transit Packaging facilities join three of Crown's metal packaging plants and the Company's Brazilian operations, which were recognized for excelling in sustainability activities during the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. Crown's stretch film facility in Virton, Belgium was awarded for its investment in a reclaim line that enabled 90% of its waste to be reprocessed and upcycled into usable material. The plant also utilized eco-innovation to help a customer reduce its environmental footprint by 60%. The team also made significant progress across multiple ESG metrics over a three-year period, including a 62% reduction in its CO2 footprint, a 45% reduction in water usage and waste disposal savings of $50,000. The plant has also set a precedent by committing to a voluntary agreement with its local region to reduce energy consumption by 7.2% within the next five years through the Horizon 2020 program.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill, a member of the Segezha Group (part of PJSC Sistema), to supply stock preparation equipment for its mill in Segezha, Republic of Karelia, Russia.
Start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2021.
The new system will feature a capacity of 350 bdmt/d and process bleached market pulp bales to produce a new final product – white high-porosity sack paper. The scope of supply comprises the bale feeding line with a manual dewiring station, an ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulper for efficient slushing, a ModuScreen CP protection screen, as well as the complete control and electrification system.
With start-up of the new line, the Segezha Group will be the first producer of high-porosity sack paper in Russia. The entire production volume will be supplied to the company’s own converting facilities.