The PROVIDES consortium recently received a substantial subsidy from the Bio-based Industries Initiative (BBI JU). The consortium focuses on developing environmentally friendly alternatives to chemical solvents in the European pulp and paper industry by means of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES). Coordinated by ISPT, the industry-driven PROVIDES project is also financially supported by 18 industrial partners. The BBI subsidy means the project can go full steam ahead with the further development and industrial implementation of these innovative green processes. Read more Source: www.cepi.org
Online retail is booming, and not just for traditional products like clothes and books. Consumers are increasingly likely to order high-end electronic goods and household appliances online, which makes considerable demands on their packaging.
Roberto Villaquiran (CEO Corrugated Division Europe) talks to Tim Sykes about Smurfit Kappa's continuing brand evolution from paper-based packaging material manufacturing giant to indispensable supplier of packaging expertise.