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Stora Enso unveils its replacement for plastic

Stora Enso launches Biocomposites as a renewable replacement for plastics. DuraSense enables the use of renewable fibres, such as wood, to substitute for a large portion of fossil-based plastic. The production of biocomposites began in 2018 at Stora Enso’s Hylte Mill in Sweden, following the EUR 12 million investment announced in 2017. At full production, the mill’s annual production capacity is 15,000 tonnes, which is the largest capacity in Europe dedicated to wood fibre composites.
“Reducing the amount of plastic and replacing it with renewable and traceable materials, is a gradual process. With DuraSense, we can offer customers a wood fibre-based alternative, which improves sustainability performance and, depending on the product

Nippon Paper completes biomass power generation

Nippon Paper Industries Co recently held a completion ceremony for the biomass mixed combustion power generation facility at Ishinomaki Hibarino Power Plant, operated by Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center Ltd., which had been engaged in unit trial operations since September 2017.
The power generation facility has commenced business operations as of March 1. Characteristically, the facility permits mixed combustion using wood biomass. The company seeks to contribute to the preservation of

Iggesund’s mills receives the highest sustainability rating from EcoVadis

Iggesund’s mills receives the highest sustainability rating from EcoVadis. EcoVadis provides the leading system for assessing and marking the suppliers of global companies and has evaluated more than 25,000 suppliers. Companies using EcoVadis include Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Heineken. “This is not the first confirmation that Iggesund Paperboard and its parent company, the Holmen Group, have a very strong sustainability programme,” comments Johan Granås

Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks get green seal with UL Greenguard

Fourteen inks in Fujifilm’s wide-format Uvijet UV ink range have achieved UL Greenguard product emissions certification. Achieving the certification means the low-emission, low-odour inks have been through a rigorous testing process to ensure they meet standards for low chemical emissions for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. According to certification administrator UL Environment VOCs buildings and furniture are a major source of indoor pollution.
The 14 inks that have achieved