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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
Open Letter from Larry
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, a privately held producer of premium towel and tissue products, reports that it has made plans to add two additional TAD (through-air-dried) tissue machines with an estimated annual capacity of 140,000 tons at locations to be announced over the next 30 days
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Workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry visited Washington, D.C., USA, this week
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With less than four months remaining before the June 3 grand opening of PulPaper 2014 in Helsinki, Finland, the organizing committee has released the event’s complete conference program
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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Ottawa, Ont., Canada, says that it appreciates the additional support for innovation and sector transformation in this week’s federal budget as a way to create jobs and solidify Canada's reputation as a world leader in developing cutting-edge products from wood fiber
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More than 1,100 took part in the 100th Anniversary Edition of PaperWeek Canada February 3-6 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Que., Canada
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This introductory course, covering the basic manufacturing methods and chemistry, is being offered April 30-May 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., USA
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Market Roundup
In 2013, pulp and paper production in Brazil grew by 7.3% and 1.6%, respectively, in comparison with 2012, according to the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa), São Paulo, Brazil
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The global folding carton market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.96% over the period 2013-2018, according to a new report being offered by Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland
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Pulp & Paper
Ashland Inc., Covington, Ky., USA, has agreed to sell Ashland Water Technologies to a fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion
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Caima Industria de Celulose S.A., Portugal, has ordered from Valmet, Finland, a rebuild of its existing bleach plant
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, this week announced that it will permanently close its Long Island, N.Y., tissue converting and distribution facility, effective immediately
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Ecofibras Aranguren SL., Aranguren, Zalla Bizkaia, Spain, has contracted Toscotec, Italy, to configure/rebuild its No. 5 tissue machine (TM 5)
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Holmen, Sweden, reports that its president and CEO, Magnus Hall has informed the board of his wish to resign
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Ipel (Indaial Papel Embalagens), Brazil, plans to start up its new tissue machine in April. According to a report by RISI, Brussels, Belgium, the mill’s new PM 4 will come on-stream after a series of delays since the project was first announced in 2008
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International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, will invest $60 million to $70 million to double the size of its Kenton, Ohio plant
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LionEye Capital Management LLC, New York, N.Y., USA, this week sent a letter to the Wausau Paper Corp. Board of Directors, Mosinee, Wis., urging it to hold management accountable for recent performance
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NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, a supplier of specialty papers, has launched PAPER@WORK, a new series of briefings detailing a spectrum of important topics impacting the world of specialty papers
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OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, Indonesia, has ordered from Andritz, Austria, the world’s largest recovery boiler for its new kraft pulp mill in Indonesia
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United Steelworkers (USW), Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, reports that members at four paper mill sites in Calhoun, Tenn., Catawba, S.C., Coosa Pines, Ala., and Augusta, Ga., overwhelmingly ratified by a 4-1 margin a master agreement Friday with Resolute Forest Products, a producer of newsprint and specialty and coated paper
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Verso Paper Corp., Memphis, Tenn., USA, reports that the New York Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to regain compliance with the NYSE's market capitalization continued listing standard
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Containerboard/Packaging
MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV), Richmond, Va., USA, a global producer of packaging and packaging solutions, has launched Packaging Matters, the company's second annual study of the role packaging plays in consumer purchasing behavior, brand loyalty, and overall product satisfaction
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Autajon, France, is entering the Italian folding carton market and strengthens its position in the U.S. by acquiring five mills of folding cartons producer Fincarta, Chieri, Italy
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Bemis Co., Neenah, Wis., USA, will sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corp., a privately-held company headquartered in Madison, Miss., and Burlington, Ont., Canada
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The merger of Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), New York, N.Y., USA, and Chesapeake, London, U.K., has now been formally completed
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Global Paper Solutions (GPS), Atlanta, Ga., USA, has achieved PEFC Chain of Custody certification, ensuring that materials used for the production of its printed folding cartons, litho-labels, in-store signage, direct mail, playing cards, and convenience food containers come from known sustainable, legal and traceable sources
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Global Paper Solutions (GPS), Atlanta, Ga., USA, has achieved PEFC Chain of Custody certification, ensuring that materials used for the production of its printed folding cartons, litho-labels, in-store signage, direct mail, playing cards, and convenience food containers come from known sustainable, legal and traceable sources
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Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, this week introduced a new juice pasteurization process that saves up to 20% on energy consumption, bringing cost and environmental benefits for customers
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New Products
Dura-Fibre, Menasha, Wis., USA, says that its heavy weight folding carton line presents an alternative to mini-flute, offering superior quality graphics and high stacking strength—without the hassle of outsourcing lamination or offset printing
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Hexacomb Corp., Buffalo Grove, Ill., USA, a manufacturer of paper-based protective packaging and graphic display boards, reports that it has engineered an improved "casing" method for transporting larger-sized liquid bottles
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Published Pricing
Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $30 per ton, effective with shipments in the U.S. and Canada beginning March 3
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Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, this week announced that Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices, as contracts allow, from 6% to 12%, effective February 15
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People
Motion Controls Robotics Inc., Fremont, Ohio, USA, a provider of fully integrated material handling robotic systems, recently hired Paul Getten for its newly created southeast region sales manager position
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Jim Henneberry has resigned as CEO at Australian Paper, Victoria, Australia, a member of the Japan-based Nippon Paper Group
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NPTA (National Paper Trade Association), Chicago, Ill., USA, this week announced its 2014 board of directors
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Ilim Group, St. Petersburg, Russia, has appointed Alexander Pozdnyakov VP-director, Bratsk Branch, effective February 20
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Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., a diversified global packaging company, has elected Blythe J. McGarvie to its board of directors
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Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, Wash., USA, has appointed John Enlow VP, Southern Timberlands, effective February 24
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Denise M. Merle has been named SVP, Human Resources, Weyerhaeuser (Federal Way, Wash., USA) effective February 28
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Open Letter from Larry
Words to live by: Turning Pulp into Possibilities; Making Big Ideas Fly; All Custom Specifications; To Protect our Customer’s Products; We Design to Our Customer’s Specification; Bigger, Brighter, and Stronger Together.

The above words do not describe the normal company involved in pulp and paper; however, they do describe one of the very special companies in our industry

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TAPPI News
TAPPI "gears-up" for this May 13-15 course, back by popular demand.
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You’ll save $186 alone by purchasing a subscription to Standards, TIPS, and Useful Methods Online along with a TAPPI membership. This offer applies each year you renew your membership.
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This two and half day conference on June 22-25 will feature topics on individual commitment and the importance of developing a caring culture, new control methods celebrating safety innovations, and the consequence of life changing injuries and the importance of a focus on a critical few risk areas.
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Pacific TAPPI and University of Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation will have a joint meeting at the university campus on March 13.
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Don't miss your chance to attend the first of three introductory courses, March 10-14, being offered in partnership between TAPPI and NCSU.
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No other event offers more learning, more networking and more technical programming than PaperCon, April 27-30, in Nashville, Tenn., USA.
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Member Paul Krochak Sets Personal, Professional Goals High.
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Be a part of the future as IBBC explores the technology and economics of commercializing biorefineries.
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Advance your career by presenting at the 2014 TAPPI PEERS Conference in Tacoma, Wash., USA. Deadline for abstracts is March 3, 2014.
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To be held in New Orleans, La., USA, on April 8-9, featuring keynote speaker from Time Inc.
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This March 10-12 course is designed for operators, engineers, supervisors, and pulp mill managers engaged in pulp mill recovery operations.
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A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of March 31.
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