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Thursday, October 24, 2013 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
A Domtar (Montreal, Que., Canada)-sponsored news-on-paper initiative putting the latest Associated Press (AP) headlines on restaurant receipts in Washington, D.C., USA, offers further proof that paper has value, the key message in the company's "PAPERbecause" advertising campaign
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Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA), Boston, Mass., USA, this week released the newest editions of eQ Insights, a white paper series aiming to address common stereotypes and misconceptions by examining important sustainability issues in the paper industry from a unique, insider perspective
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SCA Americas, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, this week donated 59 cases of foam hand sanitizer, 120 touch-free dispensers, and 1,000 cases of Tork® boxed facial tissue to the School District of Philadelphia as part of a school supply donation campaign organized by Global Citizen and Interstate General Media
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The Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University, Ohio, recently awarded eight Bob and Barbara Williams Leadership Scholarships to students in the paper science and engineering curriculum who demonstrate superior leadership, creativity, and academic achievements
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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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Every day we come across great people in our great industry. Many don’t get the recognition they deserve
 
ArborGen, Ridgeville, S.C., USA, and International Paper do Brazil, Campinas, Brazil, have signed an agreement that grants ArborGen exclusive right to produce and sell superior Eucalyptus Varietals in Brazil
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. boxboard production in September increased by 3.1% compared with September 2012, but decreased 6.2% from last month
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Total printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments in the U.S. were flat in September compared with September 2012, down 0.2%
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Consumption of pulp in Europe during September declined 0.33% compared with September 2012, to 970,110 metric tons
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Pulp & Paper
Ahlstrom, Finland, has agreed to divest its pre-impregnated décor papers and abrasive paper backings businesses to Perusa, a German-based private equity group
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Norske Skog, Lysaker, Norway, has agreed to sell its Singburi newsprint mill in Thailand to a Thai industrial group for $33 million
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SCA Americas, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, a global hygiene and forest products company, marked the tenth anniversary of its operation in Barton, Ala., with a community event this past week
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Stora Enso, Finland, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, equipment for modernization of the fiberline at its Oulu mill in Finland
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Tembec, Canada, has agreed to sell some 7,150 hectares of land within the Regional District of East Kootenay, B.C., Canada, to Teck Resources Limited for $19 million
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Containerboard/Packaging
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, has opened its newest site in Duren, Germany, at an existing Sonoco facility
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UPM, Helsinki, Finland, will sell PM 4 at its Ettringen in Germany to Aviretta GmbH ogf Germany
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New Products
Ahlstrom, Finland, has introduced Flow2Save, a new media for high efficiency air (HEA) filtration applications
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Hydro Technologies Inc., Canada, a developer of bleaching solutions for the pulp and paper industry, has announced a $20 million investment primarily aimed at ensuring the long-term uninterrupted supply of its products at competitive prices
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Brennan Industries Inc. Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has expanded its mobile application that provides easy access to the Brennan product catalog and product cross-reference tool, to include pressure ratings for more than 6,000 parts in more than 330 series
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Metsä Board, Finland, has introduced a fully bleached new liner known as Modo Northern Light, a lightweight, uncoated liner with high whiteness, ideal for microflute as well as for traditional corrugated packaging
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Solvay, Brussels, Belgium, this week introduced OcalioT cellulose acetate bioplastic manufactured using wood pulp, an entirely renewable resource obtained from SFI certified forests
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People
Tembec, Montreal, Que., Canada, announced that Dennis Rounsville, EVP, Forest Products Group, is retiring
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TAPPI News
Machine supervisors, technical resources, lead operators, and technical personnel, project engineers, and suppliers can all benefit from this course, which is being led by 14 different industry-recognized instructors.
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This seminar, November 4-8, in Raleigh, N.C., USA, is a combination course that offers both process skill training and precision maintenance training. The seminar is developed for participants with a mechanical craft background, engineers, maintenance supervision, and management.
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The TAPPI NET division has announced the Introduction to Nonwovens Processes webinar, to be held December 12 at 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar, the first in a series on nonwovens processes, will be presented by two of the NET division's highly accomplished volunteers - Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Hollingsworth & Vose.
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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.
 
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.
 
A new course has been announced by IDCON for TAPPI members. This course, being held December 3-4, in Raleigh, N.C., USA, offers specific, in-depth reliability training for planning and scheduling of maintenance that's hard to find elsewhere.
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Interested speakers should submit an abstract electronically to TAPPI's Speaker Management System no later than November 10.
 
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.
 
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.

 
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.
 
This intermediate-level course combines the skills and knowledge from 14 internationally recognized kraft experts who will help you improve efficiency, minimize operating costs, and reduce environmental impact. Save more than $900 if you register by December 7.
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TAPPI PRESS in conjunction with Green Bay Packaging, is pleased to announce a new and improved training application on How Boxes Are Made.
 

               

 
 

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