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Revolutionary Fiber Screw Cap Reduces Plastic – Great Earth is First to Market

25 April, 2024

The revolutionary technology developed by Swedish sustainability start-up Blue Ocean Closures to reduce plastics in packaging closures is now introduced to the market. The cellulose fiber cap on Great Earth products marks the epic start of commercialising the brand new category of advanced, recyclable as paper closures. Sweden based Great Earth is a producer of…

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Call for abstracts open for the 11th cellulose workshop

4 April, 2024

Welcome to contribute to an international workshop focusing on cellulose, innovative ideas, and research for a more sustainable future! Karlstad University and Umeå University hereby invite companies and researchers to submit abstracts for the eleventh international cellulose workshop to be held in Karlstad on November 19 – 20. The workshop is focused on fundamental and…

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Triple Gold for Paper Province

7 March, 2024

Once again, Paper Province has demonstrated its status as a global leader among cluster organisations. For the third time, the Swedish bioeconomy cluster has attained the highest level of the EU’s quality certification, affirming its position as a Gold Label cluster. “Receiving the certificate for the third time is truly a fantastic achievement. It not…

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Matilda Iverlund appointed new CEO for Paper Province

9 February, 2024

Paper Province has recruited Matilda Iverlund as the new CEO. Matilda Iverlund brings experience from the forestry industry and looks forward to leading Paper Province into the future. “We are delighted to have successfully recruited Matilda Iverlund after an extensive and rigorous search and selection process. She has a knack for turning ideas into tangible…

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Coca-Cola partners with Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures for sustainable packaging

27 September, 2023

Blue Ocean Closures, a start-up with a worldwide mission to reduce plastics in packaging closures, now announces partnership with Coca-Cola’s EMEA R&D Center in Brussels. The innovation Blue Ocean Closures is bringing to market is a fiber-based packaging screw cap, that is biobased and recyclable as paper. “For us to succeed with this groundbreaking move,…

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Sandra Sundbäck leaves the job as CEO of Paper Province

26 September, 2023

On 1 January 2024, Sandra Sundbäck will take on a new assignment where she will continue to develop the business sector – as the new CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Värmland. Sandra Sundbäck has been the leader of Paper Province since 2020. Now, she takes her commitment and network further to the Chamber…

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Plans for the world’s first plant dedicated to the production of bio-based, PFAS-free membranes

The bio-based membrane company, Cellfion, sets sights on future milestones in the clean energy industry: Anticipated build of the World’s First Bio-based, PFAS-Free Membrane Production Plant and the Launch of first-generation membranes. Stockholm, Sweden – In a pioneering move towards sustainable manufacturing, Cellfion announces plans for the world’s first plant dedicated to the production of…

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New fibre-based closures for beverage cartons

10 August, 2023

The Nordic dairy cooperative Arla is teaming up with Blue Ocean Closures in a formal partnership to create a fibre-based cap for its milk cartons. This could be a first in the dairy industry and would reduce Arla’s plastic consumption by more than 500 tonnes annually if implemented. The cardboard milk carton is a well-known…

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Seven Swedish startups found new business opportunities in Canada

30 June, 2023

Recently, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travelled to Toronto and Vancouver with seven Swedish startups to find collaborations for forest-based innovations. “I am very happy with the trip that helped us make many valuable contacts that will be useful in the future,” says Theodor Håkansson from Ecopals. Paper Province’s collaboration with Canada goes back several…

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From challenge to potential – new European collaboration to revolutionise plastic use

29 June, 2023

The world needs to reduce the amount of plastic waste, increase recycling, and replace plastic with renewable materials to reduce the climate impact and the emissions of harmful microplastics. As a step forward, several European regions are joining forces to promote more sustainable development. Plastic is a useful and versatile material that has many benefits…

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