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Plastic packaging materials such as fossil-based foams seem increasingly outdated in a society that is striving to reduce plastic usage and waste and move towards renewable materials.

VPK Group has launched its fit2size® brand in response to its growth strategy to further develop Fanfold corrugated packaging solutions across Europe.

Metsä Fibre, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and 3M, with the help of Earthworm Foundation, continue their close collaboration in responsible wood sourcing.

The recent USPTO grant of a patent to WestRock expands the range and sustainable impact of the company’s intellectual property ownership within the beverage packaging machinery category.

Researchers from the Digital Cellulose Center have developed a paper supercapacitor that can store renewable energy on a large scale. In the future, the energy storage device could be used in the construction of buildings to store energy on-site sustainably as well as insulate it.

Manufactured by Duro, the tamper-evident paper bags are convenient, secure and ideal for home deliveries and takeout orders

Florian Schmidt at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University, together with researchers at RISE Piteå, receives SEK 7.7 million from the Swedish Energy Agency to generate the necessary knowledge for implementation of oxyfuel combustion in existing biomass combustion plants.

SASKATOON – Getting more useful products out of renewable resources like wood is the goal of scientists who are using Canada’s only synchrotron.

We recently discussed the various factors that are impacting market pulp prices. Market pulp is a critical global commodity within the pulp and paper industry as it plays a primary role in manufacturing numerous paper grades.

Our research refines the tree's own glue – lignin – into materials, chemicals and motor fuels. We also develop processes to utilise and refine the large amounts of lignin and other wood polymers that chemical pulp mills and other biorefineries receive as a by-product.

Marzouk Benali and Moye Ajao jointly with a team from the University of Delaware brought together by Thomas Epps, III, and including, among others, Marianthi Ierapetritou and Dion Vlachos, have written a paper in which they demonstrate that it is possible to efficiently turn industrially processed lignin into high-performance plastics, such as bio-based 3D-printing resins, and valuable chemicals.

UD researchers report low-pressure method to convert industrially processed biomass into plastics, chemicals