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Thursday, November 07, 2013 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
Open Letter from Larry
TAPPI News
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Weekly Spotlight
Appvion Inc. (Appleton, Wis., USA) CEO Mark Richards has joined top executives of more than 130 health-minded companies in signing the CEO Pledge for the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), Washington, D.C.
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Researchers reported significant progress in understanding the makeup, structure, and potential applications of nanocellulose last week during a review meeting hosted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tenn., USA
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Cosmo Specialty Fibers recently marked the third anniversary of its reborn pulp mill in Cosmopolis, Wash., USA
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Orchids Paper Products Co., Pryor, Okla., USA, this week announced that Robert A. Snyder, president, CEO, and director of Orchids, will be retiring from the company upon expiration of the current term of his employment agreement on December 31
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The AF&PA, Washington, D.C., USA, presented its 2013 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at its annual meeting last Friday, November 1, in Charleston, S.C.
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Below is the latest listing of job openings in the TAPPI Career Center.
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Market Roundup
The copy paper market has remained consistent and profitable in recent years. It has remained largely unaffected by the recession compared with other graphic paper grades such as newsprint and coated papers
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Performance of the Italian printing, converting, and paper machinery manufacturing industry shows overall stability, according to a quarterly qualitative survey carried out by Italy-based Acimga
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Pulp & Paper
Brazil's only dissolving pulp producer, Bahia Specialty Cellulose (BSC), has just signed a contract with Voith (Germany) to supply a package of solutions for the modernization of its pulp drying machine
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Central National-Gottesman Inc (CNG), Purchase, N.Y., USA, reports that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division will acquire the assets and business of Bradner Central Co., one of the oldest family-owned paper merchants in the U.S.
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Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, reports that China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has made a preliminary determination to impose an interim duty on the import of Canadian dissolving pulp into China
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Kadant Inc., Westford, Mass., USA, has agreed to acquire Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc., Surrey, B.C., Canada, for C$54 million in cash (approximately $52 million), subject to a post-closing adjustment
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Kemira Oyj, Finland, and Wilmar International Limited, Singapore, through their subsidiaries have agreed to manufacture alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) wax in China in two joint ventures
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Nippon Paper Industries, Japan, reports that it will install a photovoltaic facility/solar power facility (approximately 826 KW capacity) by effectively using part of its Otake Mill site (Otake City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
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A smelt water explosion in a chemical recovery boiler at Lincoln Paper and Tissue, Lincoln, Maine, USA, this past Saturday morning temporarily shut down the mill, but no injuries were reported, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News
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Rottneros Group, Sweden, has relocated its head office from Stockholm to its Vallvik Mill (photo) in the Söderhamn Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden
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Stora Enso, Finland, has ordered from Metso’s Pulp, Paper, and Power business (the future Valmet) a single-drum conversion of its Veitsiluoto Mill’s (Finland) recovery boiler
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Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, Wash., USA, this week joined 25 of the world's leading forest products companies in announcing the need to significantly scale up sustainable forest management
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Containerboard/Packaging
Evergreen Packaging, Memphis, Tenn., USA, and EcoFocus Worldwide, St. Petersburg, Fla., this week presented key insights at the International Dairy Show in Chicago, Ill., regarding sustainability drivers for dairy shopper purchase decisions
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Metsä Board Corp., part of Metsä Group, Finland, has renewed its management and reporting structure to better reflect the company’s strategy and to create a better platform for growth in the folding boxboard and kraftliner businesses
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Mpact Ltd. installed a new Voith (Germany) VariFlex winder on its No. 3 corrugated base paper machine in Felixton, South Africa, in just eight days
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MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, Va., USA, this week released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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New Products
Appleton Coated, Combined Locks, Wis., USA, is expanding its technical and specialty papers business with the launch of Appleton Coated Pharma Insert Opaque
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Published Pricing
BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, reportedly will increase global prices for paper grades of kaolin, effective immediately or as contracts allow
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People
Joe Kusar, VP of Tolleson Lumber Co., Perry, Ga., USA, an Ilim Timber company (Russia), has been elected chairman of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors, Kenner, La.
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Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions, Cranford, N.J., USA, this week announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Gregg Kam was named 2013 CFO of the Year
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Open Letter from Larry
We had a wonderful CorrExpo2013 in the great city of Indianapolis, Ind., USA, last month. More than 900 of the corrugated industry’s best attended this gathering. I tried to speak to most of them. Those I happen to miss, I thought I would make a special effort to see "the next time." One of those individuals that I was able to spend some time with was John Kohl of Harper Love Adhesives.
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TAPPI News
For next year's conference, abstracts focused on additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and other industrial manufacturing applications are preferred.
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The Introduction to Pulp & Paper Technology Course, returning January 2014, has delivered a comprehensive overview of the entire pulping and papermaking process for 40 years.
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The Call for Papers deadline for the NETInc 2014 Conference is November 10. Authors interested in presenting on these or related topics should submit an abstract electronically at speakermanagement.tappi.org.
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Interested speakers should submit an abstract electronically to TAPPI's Speaker Management System no later than November 10.
 
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, Atlanta, Ga., USA.
 
A TAPPI member for the past 58 years, Martin began his distinguished career in the forest industry with Fort Wayne Paper Co. as a quality control engineer, working there until he began service in the Korean War in 1950.
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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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Ralph Buscarello developed and taught courses on selling capital equipment and on vibration analysis, writing the textbooks from his practical experience. Leaving sales training to a former partner, he focused on vibration analysis, emphasizing practical techniques for use in the pulp and paper industry.
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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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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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