Burgo Group has placed an order with Valmet to rebuild an extensive paper machine at its Verzuolo mill in Italy by the end of 2019.

Burgo Group is a graphic and speciality paper producer based in Italy, while Valmet is a process technologies developer and supplier based in Finland.

Valued between €40m ($47m) and €60m ($70m), the contract includes the delivery of a new old corrugated containers (OCC) line comprising cleaning and screening systems, two bale handling and vertical pulper systems, a new handling system for OCC rejects and a continuous cooking system.

As per the deal, Valmet will also perform modifications to the existing paper machine, broke system and approach flow system.

The reconstruction of the paper machine PM 9 and related stock preparation systems will allow the production of recycled containerboard grades with an annual capacity of 600,000t. Stock preparation systems produce lightweight-coated (LWC) paper grades.

The deal forms part of Burgo Group’s plan to focus on containerboard grades and will allow the company to continue its diversification strategy.

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Sato and French food services firm Comerso have partnered to help a French grocery retailer in preventing food wastage.

“United Caps and Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem have partnered to provide GREENER bio-sourced plastic caps and closure solutions.”

The partners will make use of a sustainable linerless label printing solution that uses Sato’s TH2 and PW2NX Series portable label printers and hands-free adaptor kits for trolleys to reduce food wastage.

The solution will highlight marked-down and end-of-life products for customers, while creating less waste paper and backing liner.

Sato is a printing, labelling, radio frequency identification (RFID) and auto-ID solutions provider based in Japan.

United Caps and Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem have partnered to provide GREENER bio-sourced plastic caps and closure solutions.

The environmentally sustainable GREENER bio-sourced plastic caps are based on I’m green™ polyethylene, which is produced from ethylene made of sugarcane ethanol.

The companies will initially introduce two bio-sourced closures suitable for dairy products and still drinks, including the VICTORIA, a 30/25 screw closure designed for still drinks and PROFLATSEAL.

The partnership will add sustainable caps and closures, which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from United Caps’ product portfolio.