Amcor is leaping past existing flexible packaging for a variety of consumer goods with a new laminate that offers true, in-store recyclability and maintains high performance. Genesis is an all-polyethylene (PE) laminate that looks and feels like traditional oriented polypropylene (oPP)/PE and oriented polyester (oPET)/PE laminates. It is the latest innovation from Amcor, which early last year was the first global packaging company pledging to develop all its products to be recyclable or reusable by 2025. Genesis overcomes challenges with production, ease-of-use, durability and aesthetics that have been associated with other packages intended for in-store recycling. Targeting a wide range of segments, including fresh produce, frozen food, dried fruits, nuts, confectionery, chilled goods and pet food, Genesis is adaptable to a variety of packaging types and is appropriate for certain medical, home and personal care markets. Click read more below for additional detail.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper Industries to supply two complete OCC lines with a capacity of 2,000 bdmt/d each to their mills in China.
The lines feature the following technological highlights:
*FibreFlow Drum pulping systems, ensuring premium accept quality thanks to gentle slushing and efficient removal of coarse contaminants with minimum fiber loss
*PrimeScreen F fine screens and fractionators with newly developed PrimeFoils for increased efficiency and lower power consumption
*PrimeFilter D disc filters – the latest ANDRITZ innovation in thickening and fiber recovery – enabling the system to handle higher feed consistencies and higher-freeness pulp, even in the most demanding applications, and in parallel offering significant improvements in terms of energy consumption and maintenance
*Ultra-high dispersing, allowing dispersion at a consistency of up to 40% to achieve substantial savings in steam consumption and superior fiber strength development.
The stock preparation systems will use 100% LOCC (local old corrugated containers) as raw material to produce high-quality packaging paper.
Nine Dragons Paper is part of the Nine Dragons Paper Group, an important global player in the pulp and paper industry with mills in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the United States. The group primarily produces linerboard, high-performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board as well as printing and writing paper.