July 2015


What does “green good” mean?

On 8 July 2014, the EU and 13 other WTO members launched negotiations to liberalise global trade in environmental goods. Earlier in January at Davos, a much larger and global group of countries…


Archroma patents licensed to Blankophor

Archroma, a Swiss company operating in the sector of speciality chemicals, has signed a licensing agreement with Blankophor for its own patented optical brighteners. The agreement recognises Archroma as the only owner of…

Special papers

New name and new ownership for the Uetersen paper mill

The Finnish Stora Enso has sold the graphics specialist paper mill of Uetersen (small German town in the metropolitan region of Hamburg) to the European private equity fund Perusa Partners Fund 2. Since…


The untapped potential of recycled cardboard

Environment&Sustainability: Innovative solutions come from research.

Fifteen materials, the result of international research, demonstrate the new frontiers of recycled cellulose fibres used in many business sectors. An Italian publication, promoted by Comieco and managed by Matrec, intends to spread…

Business reinforcement

Capital increase and Chinese stakeholders for PMT Italia

In April 2014 PMT , abbreviation for Paper Machinery Technology, an Italian company (specifically from Pinerolo, in Piemonte Region) which operates in the paper industry field with mechanical engineering services, signed a strategic…

«In Italy energy costs are an incentive to efficiency which pushes companies to make changes with significant sustainable features,» Franco Pasquini, engineering director of Lucart Group.

Overview on Energy

A goal of energy efficiency

Custom-made cogeneration, specifically designed with integrated eco recovery.

An integrated eco recovery technology has been designed and installed for an existing plant of a paper factory of the Lucart group in Italy. The new plant will enable the paper mill to…


Sappi Europe and Cham Paper Group increase their prices

As a result of constant increases in the cost of raw materials and a consequent reduction in profit margins, Sappi announces an upward revision in sales prices in Europe. It is therefore announcing…

Food Packaging

Bio-Board: from whey proteins

A biodegradable barrier from Italian researchers.

Why choose cardboard, why make it «active» and how: two Italian research studies, the first from Bologna University, the second from the Centro Qualità Carta Lucense di Lucca (Lucense Paper Quality Centre), confirm…

«With the Energy Union Europe supports the integration of the energy policy with the other EU policies, in order to strengthen the economy and competitiveness of the Member Countries», Samuele Furfari, Deputy Director-General at the Directorate-General for Energy – European Commission.

Overview on Energy

The Energy Union: the five points of the Union’s policy

Published on 25th February 2015, the European file dedicated to the EU’s energy policy is the starting point for current and future decisions of the Union in relation to energy in all its forms. Energy efficiency is one of the cornerstones of this policy.

«Energy efficiency is a very complicated topic». It is with this sentence that Samuele Furfari, Energy Director-General at the European Commission, starts off at the 7th Day on energy efficiency in the industry,…

Special papers and security papers

Sequana rationalises its activities

In line with the announcements at the end of last April, Arjowiggins, a company controlled by the French paper group Sequana, has confirmed the completion of the sale of the Brazilian subsidiary Arjowiggins…

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