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Brewing up new uses for woodfibre
Maine Coasters & Bio-Boards (Maine Coasters) envisioned producing biodegradable coasters manufactured from Sappi softwood pulp and spent grains leftover from the brewing process.
Rethinking energy and society
Climate change has resulted in shifting seasons and climbing temperatures, threatening to deprive us of the very things – air, water, food and a safe place to live – we depend on for survival.
Diving deep into more sustainable pulping technology
Currently, pulping of wood to isolate cellulose fibres for paper production uses energy-intensive technologies developed more than a century ago that require fossil chemicals.
A sweet success
The recyclability of products has become just as important to consumers as quality and price. At the same time, consumers are also insisting on food packaging that’s safe.
Cooking with gas: circularity in action
Matane Mill in Quebec produces its own biogas from raw process wastewater using anaerobic reactor technology.
There is a global movement to limit or eliminate solvent-based casting systems in order to reduce chemical waste and pollution.
The circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.
Unlocking wastewater opportunities at Lanaken Mill
In June 2019, Sappi Europe completed the re-build of PM8 at Lanaken Mill. The mill can now produce woodfree coated paper in addition to lightweight coated paper.
Cleaning up
In an uncertain world, the need for sanitiser driven by COVID-19 is certain to remain. Achieving the desired viscosity of sanitising gel can be challenging.
In 2020, Sappi North America launched Verticals: Fashion Marketing, the second instalment of our educational series for marketers, ahead of New York Fashion Week.

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