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Carbon reduction on paper

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has put further efforts into improving its carbon footprint. The latest carbon impact analysis on European paper sacks carried out by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) – a collaboration between EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft – shows the significant progress made in recent years. By EUROSAC, France. Figure 1: the fossil carbon impact per paper sack has decreased 28 per cent between ...

Thal Ltd plans bag plant in Hub in Balochistan

29 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Thal Ltd, a subsidiary of House of Habib and paper bag manufacturer to a range of industries including Pakistan's cement companies, is setting up a plant to manufacture polypropylene woven bags in Hub with an investment of PKR1.7bn (US$11m). The state-of-the-art plant that has the capacity to produce 90m bags annually has been procured from Windmöller & Hölscher of Germany. Expressing his views on this new investment, CEO of Thal PPD, Syed Umair Ahmed, said, "Thal Ltd also has a p...

Argos recycles 7m cement bags

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Since the start of its Sacos Verdes (Green Bags) initiative in 2013, Colombia’s Argos, has recycled 7m bags. This year alone, 15,910 bags were recycled. The company’s customers have returned more than 1000t of paper, representing the saving of more than 10,000 trees and 80,200m3 of water – sufficient to supply 472,000 people in one day. Due to the initiative, the company has employed more than 16,723 people in solid waste, bag management and cleaning, reports the company.

Cemex UK invests in packaging technology

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed an investment of over GBP5m into two new plastic packing lines for packed cement at its Rugby Cement plant.  This will significantly increase its capacity for producing packed cement and allow the business to provide long term surety of supply to its customers, said Cemex UK. Since Cemex entered the plastic packed cement market in 2011, it has seen demand greatly increase YoY, and this investment will enable the company to meet existing and future customer requiremen...

Mondi set to open Colombian plant in January

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Mondi is expected to open a new paper bag plant in Cartagena, Colombia, in January 2021. It will be the company’s first in South America. South America is home to more than 250 cement plants, requiring 2bn cement bags per year, according to a press release. "Our global network already includes 39 plants across 22 countries. We are excited to be expanding our footprint to Colombia, helping us to provide innovative, sustainable and customer-focused paper packaging solutions to customers in...

BillerudKorsnäs reduces CO2 emissions by 5.4Mta

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

A study led by Peter Holmgren, forestry specialist and former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), shows that BillerudKorsnäs' sales of cardboard, paper and pulp contribute to an annual reduction of 5.4Mt of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This corresponds to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Swedish steel industry, or one third of all domestic transport in Sweden.    The figure also includes the negative climate impact from t...

Mondi Paper Bags acquires two cement bag lines in Egypt

29 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Mondi Paper Bags, part of Mondi Group, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Co and InterCement Sacs, two major cement producers in Egypt. The acquired production lines will increase Mondi's capacity by approximately 60-80m bags annually and strengthen Mondi's position in the Middle Eastern bag market, particularly in supporting suppliers to the construction industry. "We are excited to have signed long-term supply agreements...

Bashundhara Industrial Complex secures land for bagging factory

30 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Industrial Complex has signed an agreement for 16 acres of land, located 1km away from Mongla port and another 20km away from the site of a proposed airport in Bagerhat. The company intends to use the land for the construction of a factory that will produce cement bags for its two cement plants.

Siam Cement to buy Vietnamese packaging company

07 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement is to acquire a Vietnamese packaging materials maker, Bien Hoa Packaging. The group will purchase Bien Hoa Packaging through a joint venture with top Japanese cardboard maker Rengo. Siam Cement said the size of the deal has yet to be determined, but estimated it would be less than 15 per cent of the Thai group's total assets as of the end of December, which came to THB634.7bn (US$19.2m). Bien Hoa produces 90,000t of cardboard boxes and 10,000t of food packaging materials a year...

San Miguel Corp to use biodegradable cement packaging

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

San Miguel Corp is set to become the first company to use fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging in the Philippines. It will be initially used for both food and non-food products, such as cement and feed sacks, grocery bags and other single-use plastic packaging. "Initially, we will use it for cement packaging," said Ramon Ang. "What we will use is a biodegradable plastic woven packaging, or sack. This is proudly developed by Filipino inventors, using local materials, and made by l...