9 Sept. 2021. Forest Carbon Monitoring (FCM) is a project led by VTT and financed by the European Space Agency ESA, aiming to create a new forest carbon service for forest operators’ needs.
6 Sept. 2021. Paperboard packaging solutions have come as a welcome change for many food and beverage brands eager to reduce their use of plastic and improve their carbon footprint. And while this has been an enormous improvement in terms of sustainability, the barrier coatings laminated on paperboard to protect food, continue to be made largely from fossil fuel-based plastics.
12 Sept. 2021. The European Climate Law, which entered into force in July, transposes into binding law the EU's commitment to climate neutrality by 2050. Different paper associations have expressed concerns about the measures to be taken to achieve this goal.
1 Sept. 2021. Can a machine accurately imitate the sensory capabilities of the human hand? Is it possible to objectively and reliably determine complex tactile sensations such as the softness, smoothness, or stiffness of tissue products? What conditions are necessary to determine a product’s hand-feel?
3 Sept. 2021. An innovative corrugated bin for face masks by Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has been awarded a ScanStar in a Nordic packaging design competition organised by the Scandinavian Packaging Association. The mask bin, made of lightweight and durable corrugated board, helps to collect and dispose of used face masks easily and safely. Metsä Board developed the concept together with packaging design agency Futupack and corrugated board converter Capertum.
Aug. 27, 2021 (Article from DS Smith) - Despite more people willing to recycle and invest in a sustainable lifestyle than ever before, recycling rates for paper and cardboard packaging have dropped sharply from a peak of nearly 80% in 2017 to 65% in 2020, industry figures show .