As part of Sappi Europe’s successful newly developed ‘go to market’ strategy, the green light has been given for the building of a state of the art multi-purpose paper storage logistics facility of approx. 20,000 m2 close to Wesel, Germany. The rail-linked facility will hold more stock keeping units for German and Benelux customers in particular. The logistics services linked to this additional warehouse space will also be made available to other customers thanks to the operational support provided by long-standing partners. This EUR 12.6 million investment supports Sappi Europe’s strategic focus on optimising logistics networks and reducing costs. The facility will be fully operation by the end of 2016.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Foopak received a Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today at the annual Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) on May 14 in Denver.
Recognized for its innovative water-based coating to enhance compostability, Foopak offers a practical alternative to plastic and Styrofoam packaging materials. Its coating differentiates it from products with petroleum-based coating, allowing it to be effective for wet, hot and cold storage. In addition, Foopak is FDA compliant and ISEGA certified for compostability within 12 weeks.
Foopak was also recognized for filling a timely and important need in the consumables space by creating the potential to keep tons of polystyrene and polyethylene-laminate paperboard out of landfills each year. According to data from Asia Pulp & Paper’s 2018 Consumer Trends Report, consumers acknowledge they are willing to pay more for fast food products packaged in sustainable materials, with 35% agreeing they would pay up to 10% more. Foopak meets all requirements to safely manage food products, and effectively meets sustainability goals of consumers and businesses.
The Product of the Year award is an annual program run by Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today that recognizes the most innovative and successful environment, sustainability and energy products and projects. An independent panel of industry experts judge the entries each year. The winners were selected based on the success of the project, the capabilities of the product and the positive effect on the industry.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our innovative and compostable Foopak product,” said Felix Koh, Senior Vice President and Global Business Unit Head, APP. “It is one of our core business goals to bring sustainable products to market and have a positive impact on the environment.”