New safety locking devices from Pilz: PSENmlock mini and PSENslock 2 for higher productivity - New, small gate guards: robust and strong

18 July 2024: When protecting guards, there are various factors to consider, depending on the application. For example, the type of safety gate, the  respective installation situation and how it is used. With this in mind, Pilz is adding two new sensors to its portfolio of safety locking devices – PSENmlock mini for space-critical applications and PSENslock 2 with optimised hygienic design, as well as new versions with stainless steel components. Both sensors offer particular benefits for the packaging and pharmaceutical industry, and for the food and beverage sector. A high level of manipulation protection and added flexibility for the user are characteristics of both safety locking devices. This has a positive impact on productivity.

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DS Smith reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 19% compared to 2019/20

18 July 2024: Leading sustainable packaging provider, DS Smith, has reduced GHG emissions by 19% compared to 2019/20, replaced more than one billion pieces of plastic ahead of schedule, and achieved an ‘A’ rating on climate change from the global environmental non-profit, CDP.

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Volpak and Lecta Test Eco-Friendly Paper-Based Packaging Materials

9 July 2024: Volpak, a Coesia company, specialized in horizontal form-fill-seal solutions for the packaging industry, and Lecta, a premier European manufacturer and distributor of specialty papers, have embarked on a collaborative project aimed at testing and validating sustainable materials for packaging applications.

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New IntensaPump from Voith reduces maintenance costs and energy demand in stock preparation

18 July 2024: Contaminant-loaden stock flows in pulping systems for recovered paper can only be conveyed reliably and largely blockage-free with a special pump. Whether in the LC or HC system, the new IntensaPump reliably pumps critical contaminants to the next machine in both systems.

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Sappi to divest Lanaken paper mill to UTB

16 July 2024: Sappi has found a buyer for the 530,000 tpy Lanaken paper mill. UTB specialises in industrial property conversions and will examine the options for the future utilisation of the Lanaken site. The purchase price amounts to €50m, of which €40m will be paid in cash, says Sappi.

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Dewatering technique accelerates drying process for cellulose nanofibers

10 July 2024: Researchers at The University of Maine aim to streamline the commercial adoption of cellulose nanofibers as a packaging material by developing an electrostatic contact dewatering technique, thus speeding up the drying process. Alongside starch, polylactic acid (PLA), and polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT), cellulose nanofibers are often used to replace fossil-based plastics with biopolymer alternatives. Yet their high water content and high viscosity at low solids can prolong drying times.

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