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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
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Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
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People
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Weekly Spotlight
The second edition of IT’s Tissue will take place June 21-28, 2015, in Italy, in the cities of Lucca (Bologna’s "packaging valley)," Reggio Emilia, and Lecco "where participants can see, hear, and touch technology, working with real products," the organizers announced this past week
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Robert N. "Bob" Stargel Jr., VP of global nonwovens for Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, has been ranked among Savoy Magazine's "2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America," his third time to receive the distinction since his first selection in 2010
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This year’s Tissue360° Forum http://www.papercon.org/tissue.asp at PaperCon, April 28-30 in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA, includes three special Tissue Properties Workshops (CEUs available for all three workshops), set for Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning
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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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., USA, this week announced the appointment of the Paper Check-off Board members
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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) this week expressed its support for the free trade agreement reached between Canada and South Korea as the sector continues to pursue expanded markets in the Asia-Pacific region
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Market Roundup
World demand for corrugated boxes will rise 4.0% per year to 226 billion sq. meters in 2017, according to the upcoming Freedonia (London, U.K.) industry study titled World Corrugated Boxes
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Expansion of the quick service restaurant industry has fueled increasing demands for specialty papers in the food service sector
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Pulp & Paper
Klabin, the largest integrated pulp and paper producer in Brazil, has contracted Andritz, Graz, Austria, to supply major production equipment for its new pulp mill in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil
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Klabin S.A. has ordered two Valmet, Finland, pulp drying lines for its new mill in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil
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Klabin, Brazil, has awarded Pöyry, Finland, engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for a relevant part of the Balance of Plant (BOP) at the Puma Project in Brazil
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Norway’s Industry Minister Monica Mæland officially opened the new thermomechanical pulp (TMP) plant at Norske Skog Saugbrugs in Halden, Norway, this past week
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Sappi Fine Paper North America, Boston, Mass., USA, this week announced its call for entries in the 2014 North American Printer of the Year Awards, a competition that recognizes print excellence and innovation across 10 categories for work produced on Sappi papers
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A $60 million expansion of the SCA Kawerau, New Zealand, tissue site was recently opened by Prime Minister John Key, marking a new era for the iconic Bay of Plenty facility
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RiverPRO Pulp & Paper Co., Samut Prakan, Thailand, has successfully started up a 25,000 metric tpy tissue machine at its mill in Saraburi province, some 80 km north of Bangkok, Thailand
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Saudi Paper, Saudi Arabia, has selected Recard, Lucca, Italy, to rebuild its PM 1 tissue machine
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A $60 million expansion of the SCA Kawerau, New Zealand, tissue site was recently opened by Prime Minister John Key, marking a new era for the iconic Bay of Plenty facility
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SsangYong C&B Inc., Jochiwon-eup, Seong, South Korea, has purchased a new Indev Real-Time In-Line tissue Measurement and QMS system with a production capacity of 91 metric tpd from Indev Gauging Systems, Rockford Ill., USA
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Tembec Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this week closed the sale of its pulp mill and related assets in Chetwynd, B.C., Canada, to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp. for an undisclosed but "nominal amount."
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Employees of UPM's French Docelles fine paper mill will not take over the facility, according to a report this week by EUWID, Germany
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Containerboard/Packaging
AkzoNobel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, has completed the expansion of its industrial coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company's biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world
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Cheng Yang Paper Mill Co., Vietnam, has ordered an OptiConcept M containerboard production line from Valmet, Finland
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Fusion Paperboard, Sprague, Conn., USA, reports that it has reached an agreement on terms for a new labor contract with the United Steel Workers (USW)
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Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions, Cranford, N.J., USA, has announced the business division merger of Newark Custom Paperboard and Newark Paperboard Products
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Packsize International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, has expanded its z-Fold™ corrugated production in Southern California, providing greater access and improved delivery times to the company's Inland Empire customers
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Hiang Seng Fibre Container Co., Thailand, has selected PMT Italia, Italy, to supply key sections for its new PM 5, to be installed at the company's mill in Samut Sakorn, Thailand
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Papelera del Principado S.A., Spain, has contracted Voith, Germany, to provide mill maintenance services for its Paprinsa mill in Mollerussa (Lleida) in the northern part of Spain
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Tetra Pak, Finland, 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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New Products
Sappi Fine Paper North America, Boston, Mass., USA, has launched Opus DX, a cross platform No. 2 digital cut sheet offering high versatility with performance on both dry and liquid toner presses
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Sonoco ThermoSafe, Arlington Heights, Ill., USA, a unit of Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., and a producer of temperature assurance packaging, has introduced a line extension to its wine shipper family
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Energy
Finland-based Fortum, UPM, and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids
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People
Marko Hakovirta has been appointed SVP, Innovations, Stora Enso Renewable Packaging, effective June 1
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The Norse Skog (Oslo, Norway) election and remuneration committee has nominated Jarle Roth as new chair of the company’s board. Roth would replace Eivind Reiten, who informed the committee that he will not seek re-election
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Rayonier, Jacksonville, Fla., USA, reports that Frank A. Ruperto has joined the company as SVP, corporate development and strategic planning, effective March 31
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TAPPI News
Members of TAPPI's Board of Directors met this week at the association's metro-Atlanta, Ga., headquarters.
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Search for your favorite company in the TAPPI Buyers Guide and contribute a review. The sweepstakes for winning an iPad Mini ends March 31.
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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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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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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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If at First You Succeed: Member records several career "firsts."
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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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