Category Archives: Interviews


Printed promotions deeply embedded in shopper behaviour

48% of shoppers use printed promotions for making buying decisions every week. And 73% use them more than once per month. The annual European Shopper survey is answered by 7,000 consumers from 8 countries. The European Shopper survey conducted by iPaper in collaboration with Epinion, measures the state of printed promotions every year. In June […]

Södra aims to achieve net zero emission by 2040

Södra has laid out its commitment to science-based targets for 2030 in its annual and sustainability report, and to reach net zero by 2040. The Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) will provide support in quantifying its emissions and following up emission reductions in a way that is structured, recognized and transparent. SBTi enables Södra to set […]

Global Advanced Materials Manufacturer to Expand in Virginia: Hollingsworth & Vose to invest $40.2 million, create 25 jobs in Floyd County

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery, and industrial applications, will invest $40.2 million to expand its operation in Floyd County. The company will add over 28,000 square feet to its facility at 365 Christiansburg Pike Northeast to accommodate […]

Frans Timmermans: “We are building a whole new economy, a reuse economy”

he European Commission has published its official proposal for revising EU packaging legislation. It will replace the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) with an EU Regulation in order to achieve greater harmonisation in the implementation of EU packaging rules by member states and to strengthen the internal market. The proposal will now be forwarded […]

Resolute raises over $300,000 for local charitable and community organizations

Throughout the month of September, Resolute hosted multiple supplier events in Quebec, where some 120 suppliers and other business partners helped raise over C$300,000 for community and charitable organizations located in the company’s Canadian operating regions. On October 24, Resolute proudly presented $170,000 to two hospital foundations in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec: the Fondation […]

Georgia-Pacific Wins the American Forest & Paper Association Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Innovation in Sustainability Award for Juno® Technology

ATLANTA- Georgia-Pacific is honored to be recognized with an Innovation in Sustainability award for Juno® Technology. The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Sustainability Award winners, recognizing exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry. “This is the first year we are presenting […]

Metsä Board wins the Finnish Circular Economy and Quality Award for the second year running

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has again won both the Finnish Circular Economy Award and the Finnish Quality Award in the Excellence Finland assessment. Both the Quality Award and the Circular Economy Award are based on an assessment using the international EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model. Juha Ylä-Autio, CEO of Excellence Finland, […]

Södra is looking to develop new products from lignin

Södra is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden and an international forest industry group. With raw material from 52,000 forest owners sustainable managed forests, Södra produce timber products, pulp and green energy – and is always looking to develop new products from this renewable material. Södra is today a leading supplier of pulp with customers […]

Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Resource Needs with Predictive Maintenance and Process Automation

Process automation can meet these demands by performing tasks efficiently and autonomously with minimal employee intervention.The result is increased business productivity and efficiency. A major paper company was experiencing too many maintenance interventions, which had a considerable impact on its production rate. The efficiency of its planned downtime was not optimal, resulting in increased maintenance […]

An industrial IT solution that pays itself back in one shift – fact or fiction?

Would it not be a relief to know a solution exists for production monitoring and information-sharing that not only increases your profit, but pays itself back within one shift? Unbelievable? Read on. Efficient Operations Management is one of the key issues that keep the management of industrial companies awake at night. Would it not be a […]