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Right from the first lockdown announcements in mid-March and in response to calls for proposal from the governments of Quebec and Canada, the Innofibre team brainstormed to propose quick solutions allowing the industry to solve problems of production to deal with COVID-19.

The ongoing move from plastic to renewable packaging and the growth of e-commerce are increasing the demand for kraftliners for corrugated packaging.

Paper-based material for body of easy to squeeze tube-shaped pouch further reduces plastic volume.

UPM Raflatac launches UPM Raflatac Forest Film PE™ to complement its range of sustainable film labeling solutions. The new PE film label takes UPM Raflatac forward in its quest for a smarter future beyond fossils, decreasing the use of fossil-based virgin raw materials in home and personal care labeling applications.

ES Natural™ (Environmentally Smart) uncoated recycled paperboard has made a return to the Greif paperboard line up. ES Natural™ is the ideal solution for folding cartons and other packaging applications where sustainable paperboard products in natural brown color are desired.

UPM Raflatac is proud to introduce the label industry’s first paper face material constructed from recycled label materials.

The Family Forest Carbon Program announced this week it has received concept note approval on a new innovative methodology on measuring carbon sequestered by family forests from Verra, the non-profit organization that oversees the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects.

In order to advance decision making in operational planning, it is vital that forestry professionals use the most advanced tools and technologies.

AC Kinetics’ new motor drive software increases AC induction motor performance and energy efficiency simultaneously, overcoming a major industry roadblock.

Research at Karlstad University shows that sludge and ashes as paper mill residues can be used as effective fertilizer. This involves biochar, that is, carbon from organic material returned to the forest and thus closing the cycle.

Eli Vlaisavljevich, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, has received a $1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop new technology for rapid extraction of DNA from timber and plant tissue, research that could directly impact the monolithic illegal timber trade and, ultimately, serve to protect our environment.

When Timothée Boitouzet studied architecture in Japan, where buildings need to survive earthquakes, he realised the next smart material might be one that humans have used for thousands of years—wood.

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