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Thursday, March 06, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
RockTenn, Norcross, Ga., USA, will acquire the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill located in Tacoma, Wash., from Simpson Lumber Co. for approximately $343 million
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International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has again been named the No. 1 company in the Forest and Paper Products sector in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of "The World's Most Admired Companies 2014."
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The investment is designed to strengthen UPM’s position in the growing end use segments of the global pulp market
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Brothers Bernard, Laurent, and Alain Lemaire, founders of Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Qué., Canada, and Mario Plourde, current president and CEO, have outlined the company's 50th anniversary festivities
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The "heart" of this year’s Tissue360° Forum at PaperCon, set for April 28-30 in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA, contains two special tissue converting sessions
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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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"Any interested TAPPI member may join us for a brief report on association business," notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 8% in January compared with January 2013
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Importation of logs and lumber to China reached a new record in 2013, with lumber imports being up 19% and log imports increasing 23% from 2012
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Kraft paper shipments by U.S. producers in January totaled 128,200 tons, 2.2% higher than the prior month
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Pulp & Paper
Canfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has agreed to sell its Daaquam sawmill in Saint-Just-de-Bretenières, Que., Canada, to Groupe Lebel Inc.
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Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, has received a Walmart Canada's Vendor Sustainability Award that recognizes a company's sustainability program and efforts in helping Walmart achieve its sustainability goals
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Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, reports that its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Québec, has restarted operations after taking market downtime of 10 weeks
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Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, reports that a new division, Ocean Paper, commenced operations on Monday, March 3
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Holmen Skog, Stockholm, Sweden, has agreed in principle to sell just more than 10 000 hectares of forest with a wealth of natural assets to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to create a nature reserve
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Kemira, Finland, will acquire BASF's (Germany) global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business
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Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, reports that it has confirmed a framework agreement with the Quebec government
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Stora Enso’s Oulu mill, Northern Finland, reports that the Ambertec value of paper produced on its PM 6, with a basis weight of 250 gsm at a production speed of 710 m/min, has improved significantly since the installation of a Voith (Germany) DuoShake unit on the machine last year
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Containerboard/Packaging
Containerboard production in the U.S. increased 3.8% over December 2013 and was essentially flat compared with the same month last year
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Total U.S. boxboard production increased 1.3% compared with January 2013 and increased 1.0% from last month
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Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, is strengthening its partnership with International Finance Corp. (IFC) as part of developing its state-of-the-art plantation and board and pulp mill project in Guangxi, China
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KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., in North Charleston, S.C., USA, has successfully started up a PMT Italia (Italy) ÆGO™FLX SHOE press
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Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, has won a 2014 International Forum Packaging Design Award (the iF award) for Tetra Evero® Aseptic, the world's first aseptic carton bottle for ambient white milk
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With the investment, the company is strengthening its global position in labeling materials
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New Products
MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, Va., USA, has launched Evertain®, a hermetically sealable, airtight paperboard package for foods that require protection from oxygen and moisture
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Force Control Industries Inc., Fairfield, Ohio, USA, manufacturer of Oil Shear Clutches and Brakes, will bring its traveling Roadshow to the western part of the U.S. and Canada from April through August of this year
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Published Pricing
Södra, Växjö, Sweden, has increased the price of its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) market pulp in Europe to $940 per metric ton, effective March 1
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People
Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, has announced executive promotions for four of its corporate managers. The appointments became effective March 1
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Harry E. Gould Jr., chairman and president of Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, announced this week that Bob Weill, previously EVP in charge of international operations for Gould Paper, will relinquish his management responsibilities but will continue to have account responsibility for significant sales volume
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this week announced executive changes that further enhance its focus on executing a global business plan and driving global expansion
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Sappi Fine Paper Europe, Brussels, Belgium, has appointed Wayne Nablo as sales manager, Specialty Products, North America, to strengthen the company's specialties sales network
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TAPPI News
This March 24 webinar will provide an overview of the creping process and the chemicals used to enhance its effectiveness. A question and answer session will be included.
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Advance your career by presenting at the 2014 PEERS Conference. The final deadline to submit abstracts is March 10.
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TAPPI will hold an annual business meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, March 11. Any interested TAPPI member may join.
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PaperCon announces three-part workshop as part of Tissue360° Forum in April
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If at First You Succeed: Member records several career "firsts."
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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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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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Time Inc. SVP to Keynote; Event relocated to New Orleans; Program Announced.
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Locate pulp and paper mills all over the world using this map containing all the information you need to plan your next trip.
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TAPPI "gears-up" for this May 13-15 course, back by popular demand.
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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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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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A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of March 31.
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