Innovation

Sappi North America Awarded by Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment

Company’s Cloquet Mill Recognized for Impact on the Community, Economy
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CLOQUET, Minn., September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today received an award for its investment in the state of Minnesota from the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment, under the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The award highlights the company’s contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading business destination.

IDEAcademy Inspires Audience to “Think. Again.”

Leadership Development Event Features Dr. Clayton Christensen
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“Disruption matters to innovation.” Those were the words from the world's foremost authority on disruptive innovation, Dr. Clayton Christensen, as he inspired attendees to “Think. Again.” at the second annual IDEAcademy. Hosted by Eastman and East Tennessee State University’s College of Business and Technology, the event featured several thought leaders in the world of innovation and leadership.

A Collaborative Approach to Solving Global Health Issues

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In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, new and creative solutions are needed to accelerate advances in global health and development. Pfizer is responding to this new global picture by focusing on locally driven and collaborative approaches that aim to break down healthcare access barriers, address the health needs of individuals and support long-term capacity building.

What Makes a Strong Leader in Sustainability?

Staff writer Allison Burtka breaks down the Sustainability Leaders report.
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Work in sustainability entails immense challenges, and much of the area is uncharted. To navigate it, strong leadership is essential.

The International Copper Association Sponsors Climate Week NYC

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The International Copper Association (ICA) is participating as a gold sponsor in Climate Week NYC beginning Monday, 18 September.

To read more about this sponsorship, please see sustainablecopper.org.

Closed Loop Foundation Releases Insights on Film and Flexible Packaging Recycling Investment Opportunities New "Recycling of Plastic Film Packaging" Research Study and Infographic Published

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New York, NY, September 14th, 2017 /3BL Media / - With support from SC Johnson, Closed Loop Foundation, which is the independent 501c3 affiliate of Closed Loop Partners, announced key insights on how investors can advance film and flexible packaging recycling.  

Mattel Innovates to Reach Overlooked Players

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As companies continue to campaign for acceptance, many have begun to reflect on their customer bases to ensure that all fans are acknowledged. Some brands have begun portraying non-traditional individuals in their ads, while others have created moments-in-time to encourage inclusivity.

CLP Shares How to Develop Customer-Centric Utilities for the Future

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The electricity industry is undergoing a major transition, as changes are reshaping the traditional utility model. Climate change, for one, has prompted the gradual decarbonisation of generation facilities around the world. Technology advancements are driving down the costs of wind turbines, solar panels, energy storage devices and distributed energy, making renewables an increasingly viable part of people's daily lives. 

Applying a Pattern of Excellence

From research to reality: Meet Neoterix ST
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Imagine an innovation that reduces the accumulation of bacteria the moment germs hit a surface by 90–95 percent without the use of toxic chemicals that can lead to the development of resistant organisms. It may sound like something straight out of a science fiction novel, but it’s real—and Sappi paper helps make it possible.

Sappi North America's Release Business Continues Innovation with First-of-its-Kind Microtexture

How the shark skin-inspired Neoterix ST casting and release paper can transform surfaces
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Through a partnership with Sharklet Technologies Inc. we are taking Ultracast to an entirely new application space—instead of aesthetic textures, the patterns used are functional. While invisible to the human eye, the microscopic Sharklet™ texture imparts the unique ability to inhibit bacterial growth. On traditional antimicrobial surfaces, chemicals are used to kill bacteria.

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