Board Converting News, January 8, 2024

PPEC Year In Review (CONT’D FROM PAGE 36)


National Multi-Stakeholder Working Group on Post Con- sumer Fibre as part of the Government of Canada’s work on reducing GHG emissions from landfill. In Yukon, PPEC participated in government’s stakeholder session and pro- vided written feedback on developing a regulated extend- ed producer responsibility (EPR) approach to managing waste and recyclables. In the Northwest Territories, PPEC prepared a sub- mission in response to the consultation on the proposed amendments to its Waste Reduction and Recovery Act. It also proposed changes to implement new waste manage- ment approaches include enabling EPR for future develop- ment of a packaging and paper recycling program. In August 2023, PPEC announced the results of the 2022 Recycled Content Survey, showing the success of the paper packaging circular economy and continues to confirm that the feedstock used for the production of box- board and containerboard made in Canada is primarily re- cycled content fibres. The 2022 results show that the av- erage recycled content of domestic shipments for the top two major packaging grades was 80.2 percent. The aver- age recycled content for domestic shipments of boxboard was 86.2 percent, while the average recycled content for domestic shipments of containerboard was 81 percent. The PPEC team undertook tours with member compa- nies to gain more insight on the industry’s circular econ-

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


omy and see firsthand the indus- try’s environmental commitments. Rachel Kagan, Executive Director, PPEC, provided an update on EPR at the AICC Canada Spring Mem- bers Event. PPEC also launched an updated website with a more mod- ern and enhanced look and func- tionality with refreshed content.

We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


Rachel Kagan

Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.

Two Sides North America Celebrates Record-Breaking Year BY KATHI ROWZIE As we look toward the New Year, Two Sides North Amer- ica has a lot to celebrate. With the help of our members and supporters who submitted greenwashing claims from their service providers, we’ve broken our all-time annual record with 30 additional wins in our Anti-greenwashing Campaign in 2023. These wins collectively represent more than 200 mil- lion North American consumers who are no longer seeing unsubstantiated environmental claims about paper from their financial institutions, utilities, insurance companies, government agencies and other organizations. But there’s more work to do. As companies face infla-


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 40 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.


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