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Monday, October 21, 2013 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
This autumn Iggesund Paperboard is providing environmental training for all of the nearly 900 employees at its Iggesund Mill in Sweden
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, has begun operating its new Voith Paper (Germany) tissue machine to meet demand in the conventional and premium away-from-home products segment
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If you would like to develop an in-depth understanding of yankee dryer steam systems, this half-day workshop is for you
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Together with the research institute Innventia, Stockholm, Sweden, ifoodbag—a spin-off from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden—is developing a food bag made of paper that can refrigerate and freeze provisions for up to 24 hr.
 
Every day we come across great people in our great industry. Many don’t get the recognition they deserve
 
Market Roundup
Paper production in Finland is expected to decline this year 3% to 4% below last year’s figure, according to a Lesprom Network report based on data provided by Pellervo Economic Research Institute (PTT), Finland
 
The U.S. effective list price for NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp hit $970/metric ton this month, up $20-$30
 
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Pulp & Paper
Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Qué., Canada, has announced plans to install a second tissue machine at its mill in St. Helens, Ore., USA
 
Spanish buyout firms Portobello and Santander's Vista Capital are selling diaper maker Indas, and have attracted a bid from Canadian paper group Domtar Corp. among others
 
Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, reports that it has completed its initial strategic assessment and testing of alternatives for the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill (FSC Mill) and has determined that the best possible strategy is to operate the facility as a "swing mill."
 
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, Bielefeld, Germany, reports that it is investing almost EUR 5 million in technical production equipment and the optimization of energy processes
 
Norske Skog, Lysaker, Norway, has agreed to sell its Singburi newsprint mill in Thailand to a Thai industrial group for $33 million
 
This past May, Papierfabrik Adolf Jass GmbH & Co. KG in Fulda, Germany, put the first Voith (Germany) IntensaMaXX detrashing machine into operation in its stock preparation line
 
Sappi Limited, South Africa, will cut 170 jobs at its Gratkorn mill in Austria during the next two and a half years
 
Containerboard/Packaging
Enhanced Small Business Investment Co. (ESBIC), New York, N.Y., USA, has provided $10.5 million in subordinated secured debt financing to Climax Manufacturing Co.
 
Hamburger Rieger reports that has finalized its decision to invest substantially in the expansion of its Spremberg and Trostberg mills in Germany
 
Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner has ordered from Metso, Finland, two lime mud filters and a recausticizing plant rebuild for its mill in Lövholmen, Sweden
 
Smurfit Kappa UK, a subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group plc, Ireland, and an integrated producer of paper-based packaging products with operations throughout the U.K., has agreed to acquire CRP Print and Packaging Holdings
 
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, has opened its newest site in Duren, Germany, at an existing Sonoco facility
 
New Products
Appleton Coated, Combined Locks, Wis., USA, has added Green-e® certified Green Power as an option to its line of Coated One Side (C1S) papers
 
Arctic Paper Grycksbo, Sweden, has introduced its AP-Tec portfolio of coated paper products for packaging applications
 
Konecranes, Springfield, Ohio, USA, reports that with the touch of a single button, its new Target Positioning will automatically take a load from a starting position to a preset target, slow down, stop, and lower the load at the destination point
 
Published Pricing
Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden, announced that its prices for both Invercote and Incada folding box board grades will go up in Europe as of mid-November
 
Sappi Fine Paper Europe, Brussels, Belgium, will raise its SBS board prices by EUR 75 per metric ton, effective November 15
 
People
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., USA, this week named Linda Tsang as its director, Climate and Air Quality
 
Ashland Inc., Covington, Ky., USA, is realigning senior leadership within two commercial units as part of an ongoing commitment "to unlock new value and growth opportunities" within its global specialty chemicals businesses
 
Tembec, Montreal, Que., Canada, announced this week that Dennis Rounsville, EVP, Forest Products Group, is retiring. Chris Black, currently EVP, Paper and Paper Pulp Group, will take on additional leadership responsibilities as EVP, Forest Products, Paper, and Paper Pulp Group
 
International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, has announced that Ksenia Sosnina will join the company as president of IP Russia
 
TAPPI News
If you are interested in making a presentation at the 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, your abstract is due November 5.
 
There are two general types of scholarships - TAPPI Division scholarships and the William L. Cullison Memorial Scholarship. Help talented students find out how to apply for these great opportunities for financial assistance.
 
This workshop will be held in Neenah, Wis., USA on November 5, just prior to the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee Meeting. Completion of the course will earn 0.4 CEU credits from TAPPI. Instructors: Blaine Waybright, Kimberly-Clark, and Ken Hill, Kadant.
 
Interested speakers should submit an abstract electronically to TAPPI's Speaker Management System no later than November 10.
 
For the next 90 days the proceedings of the 2013 PEERS and IBBC conferences will be made available online.
 
TAPPI's 2013 Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for three director positions on the TAPPI Board
 
A meeting planned for November 14 will discuss revitalizing local chapter activities for Southeastern TAPPI beginning in 2014. The meeting will be held at The Westin Atlanta North Perimeter Hotel.
 
The Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management seminar is designed to show your organization how to build and sustain successful reliability and maintenance improvements.
 
For TAPPI member Margaret Joyce, Ph.D., constantly being on the go is just one satisfying part of a dream career she has been passionate about since her first day of classes at North Carolina State University (NCSU).
 
The Foundations of Leadership Excellence Course is the only leadership course specifically focused on the paper and packaging industry.
 
TAPPI PRESS in conjunction with Green Bay Packaging, is pleased to announce a new and improved training application on How Boxes Are Made.
 
Critical Thinking in Converting illustrates many different problem-solving techniques by example
 
Piping System Training is a course anyone in the piping system industry can use.
 
The Northeast Division of PIMA/TAPPI invite you to attend its annual fall meeting and conference to be held at Wells Commons at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, on November 6.

 
Lake States TAPPI/North Central PIMA hosts its annual Energy Technical Program, "Case Studies in Energy Optimization" on November 6 at Miron Corporate Office in Neenah, Wis., USA.
 
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability describes in detail the measurement technology used in Quality Controls Systems (QCS).
 
As TAPPI is getting ready to celebrate its 100th Year Anniversary in 2015, we were wondering how much industry expertise we have in this great group of professionals.
 
The TAPPI Centennial Celebration will be a multi-year long series of outreach events and educational offerings showcasing the proud history and promising future of the global pulp, paper, packaging, and related industries
 
Do you have a history book gathering dust on your shelf?
 

 
 

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