AptarGroup, Inc. announced that it has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Stephan Tanda, Aptar President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are delighted to join WBCSD and the other member companies who are part of this critical commitment to accelerating the transition to a sustainable world. As a global company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet while creating top quality, sustainable products. Connecting with WBCSD’s 200 members provides an invaluable opportunity to share best practices and work on larger projects with aligned objectives. We are particularly interested in WBCSD’s innovative work in relation the circular economy, including the Global Plastics Alliance, along with its focus on climate, energy and the Sustainable Development Goals.” Click read more below for additional detail.
Sappi North America, a leading producer and global supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has been recognized for its innovations in paper by interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, which named Sappi’s recently launched Neoterix™ ST release paper as a winner of its intelligent material & design award.
interzum’s annual awards highlight visionary technologies, innovative materials and groundbreaking design across the industry. A jury of experts is responsible for reviewing participating companies’ most forward-thinking products, placing special emphasis on creative design that adds significant value to products and services.
Neoterix™ ST is the result of Sappi’s collaboration with Sharklet Technologies, Inc., with whom it entered an exclusive, worldwide license agreement in 2016 to manufacture and distribute casting and release paper and film that feature the groundbreaking Sharklet™ microtexture. Neoterix™ ST, which creates surfaces that resist bacterial attachment and growth without the use of toxic additives or chemicals, was chosen by five experts in design and architecture who were given a live demonstration of its capabilities. Judges included Dr. Luisa Bocchietto, architect and designer; Martin Darbyshire, founder and CEO of tangerine; Dick Spierenburg, designer for Spierenburg studio; Professor Dipl.-Ing. Martin Stosch and Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award.
“We’ve been extremely excited about the capabilities of Neoterix™ ST, so we’re thrilled to have it recognized by such an influential organization,” said Tom Collins, Vice President and General Manager, Specialties Business, Sappi North America. “Every day people come into contact with the texture imparted by Sappi’s release papers on almost every type of surface they encounter in their lives, including furniture and laminates. Neoterix™ ST is poised to make a significant impact on the health and safety of our home and office environments, so we hope this recognition will inspire designers, modelers and manufacturers to start marrying their designs with powerful functionality.”