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.

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.