From the first idea of producing a paper that is fit for organic waste to fuelling a vehicle with biogas, Mondi Dynäs mill, Sweden, took a successful road. Together with Svenco, one of Europe’s major manufacturers of paper bags, Mondi launched Advantage MF EcoComp, which is used to produce the so called Matavfallspåse waste paper bag that has since become indispensable for most Swedish households. But the bag’s journey is not done once it has collected organic kitchen waste. In fact, Advantage MF EcoComp is still picking up speed when it enters the recycling plant. The bag, the paper and its contents go straight to the biogas facility for conversion into a fuel that is supplied by Swedish petrol stations. One full waste bag made of EcoComp can power a car over a distance of up to 4 km . “Biogas is an environmentally friendly vehicle fuel because it is not fossil-based, but extracted from biological material. The use of biogas as a fuel is increasing all the time, and it is therefore important that food waste is collected. Biological treatment enables engineers to take advantage of the parent plants’ nutrients and energy. We can recycle nutrients and manufacture vehicle fuels or produce electricity, both of which are sustainable,” explains Christer Hansson, Managing Director of Svenco. click Read More below for additional detail
Neenah is announcing a price increase of approximately 3% on commercial, specialty and packaging papers effective October 1, 2018. The attached table provides specific pricing information for all brands that are increasing.
The following brands are exempt from this increase: NEENAH® 100% Cotton, STARDREAM 2.0, LEATHERLIKE, REEF and LABEL Papers as well as select specialty brands.
The increase will apply to the following grades: Writing, Text & Cover Papers – ASTROKING® Papers; ASTROPARCHE® Papers; CLASSIC COLUMNS® Papers; CLASSIC CREST® Papers; CLASSIC® Laid Papers; CLASSIC® Linen Papers; CLASSIC® Stipple Papers; CLASSIC® Techweave Papers; CLASSIC® Woodgrain Papers; CLEARFOLD® Papers; CONSERVATION® Papers; CORONADO® SST Papers; EAMES™ Papers; ENVIRONMENT® Papers; ESSE® Papers; HOWARD® Linen; MONNALISA® Papers; MOONDREAM® Papers; NATURAL EVOLUTION Papers: OXFORD® Papers; PLIKE® Papers; ROYAL SUNDANCE® Papers; SLIDE™ Papers; SO…SILK® Papers; STARDREAM® Papers; STARWHITE® Papers; SUEDETEX® Papers; TETON® Papers; TOUCHE’® Papers; UV/ULTRA®II. Bright Papers – ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers; EXACT BRIGHTS® Papers. Technical & Specialty Papers – EXACT DIGITAL® Color Copy; EXACT® Index, Tag, Vellum Bristol; NEENAH® Blotter Papers; NEENAH® Digital Color Copy. Packaging & Label Papers – NEENAH® Folding Board; NEENAH IMAGEMAX® Paper Card. Specialty Board & Coverings – ADIRONDACK COVER; ALLOY®; CORVON® (incl. all assoc. sub brands); ECOREL; HYFLEX® Papers; KENSINGTON®; KIVAR®; LaCREMA®; LEXIDE®; LEXOTONE®; METAL-X; MULTICOLOR® Papers; NUVOLUXE; PELLAQ; PERMALEX; SEDONA® Cover; SENZO; SILKTOUCH; SKIVERTEX® (incl. all assoc. sub brands). Cotton Fiber Papers* (*Corresponding envelopes increasing 2.5%) – ATLAS® Bond; CANALETTO Papers; CAPITOL BOND® Papers; CLASSIC COTTON® Papers; CRANE’S CREST® & CRANE’S LETTRA® Papers; FOX RIVER SELECT® Papers; GILBERT® Cotton; NEENAH® Bond & NEENAH® Laser; NEUTECH® Cotton Papers; ROYAL COTTON® Papers; WILD® Papers;