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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
Pratt Industries, Conyers, Ga., USA, this past week officially broke ground on its new 100% recycled containerboard mill, the fourth such facility it has built in the past 20 years
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This past weekend, on March 22, the 22nd edition of World Water Day was celebrated around the world
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Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this week launched the Boreal Forest Facts website to coincide with the U.N.’s 2014 International Day of Forests
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What began as a search for a better receipt paper resulted in the invention of an office productivity phenomenon that continues to be an indispensable part of the business world, even in today’s digital age
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The 2014 OpEx Reliability Workshop at PaperCon is set for April 29 in Nashville, Tenn., USA
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The "heart" of this year’s Tissue360° Forum http://www.papercon.org/tissue.asp 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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The spring meeting of the YDS&RC will be held April 30–May 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA, immediately following the TAPPITissue360° Forum
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments in February decreased 3% compared with February 2013, with total inventories decreasing 3% from January levels
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Increases in Russian lumber exports have not compensated for the decline in log exports that came as the result of the implementation of higher log export tariffs by Russia in 2007
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Total U.S. boxboard production in February decreased 1.3% compared with February 2013 and decreased 8% from last month
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Total U.S. kraft paper shipments in February were 121,600 tons, 5.1% lower than for the prior month
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Pulp & Paper
Assets of the shuttered Bowater Mersey Paper mill in Nova Scotia, shut down in June 2012 by Resolute Forest Products, were sold off in 3,200 separate lots this past week
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CMPC Tissue S.A., Santiago, Chile, has ordered from Valmet, Finland, a complete new tissue production line to be installed at the mill of its subsidiary Absormex CMPC Tissue S.A. de CV in Mexico
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Following successful deliveries of 29 hydraulic headboxes and 10 tissue machines within the past eight years to China, PMP Group, Poland, reports that this week it started up a new PMP Intelli-Nip® shoe press at one of China’s leading paper producers
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Mercury Paper, Strasburg, Va., USA, will invest $25 million to expand its tissue converting operations, creating 96 additional jobs by early 2015
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Samjung Pulp Co., a South Korean tissue producer, has started up its new Toscotec, Italy, Ahead tissue machine, with production aimed at the conventional tissue products segment
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Containerboard/Packaging
U.S. containerboard production in February decreased 8% from January, but was 2% higher than the same month last year
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PMT Italia, Italy, will provide key sections for the new Hiang Seng Fibre Container Co PM 5 to be installed at the company’s mill in Samut Sakorn, Thailand
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Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, plans to reorganize its Renewable Packaging Division that is comprised of Consumer Board, Packaging Solutions, and Packaging Asia, into three separate businesses reporting to the CEO
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The Indian paper manufacturer Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) has ordered from Voith, Germany, a new board machine (BM 4) to expand the company’s existing product portfolio at a new mill that will be located in Tiruchirappalli District, approximately 100 km from the existing plant in Karur District of Tamil Nadu state
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New Products
Huhtamaki, DeSoto, Kan., USA, has redesigned its range of compostable BioWare paper cups to give the products a fresh, modern appearance while placing further emphasis on their green credentials
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Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, reports that it continues to expand its Align™ brand of environmentally-responsible and budget-friendly papers by adding two more superbrite grades, Hybrid and Alternative
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Published Pricing
Metsä Tissue, Finland, this week announced that it will increase the prices of its tissue paper products by 8% during the second quarter
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People
Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, this week announced that Brian Janki, VP and GM of its Specialty Papers Business Unit, has been appointed to serve on the first national Paper and Paper-based Packaging Board
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At its annual general meeting this past week, Kemira Oyj, Finland, announced that Wolfgang Büchele will leave his position as president and CEO as of April 30, and will begin as Linde AG`s president and CEO on May 20
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PaperWorks Industries Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., USA, reports that, effective immediately, Kevin Kwilinski has been appointed president and CEO
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Suzano Pulp and Paper, Brazil, reports that at the end of this month Alberto Monteiro will resign his position as CFO and investor relations officer
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Dr. Hans-Peter Sollinger, a member of the Voith GmbH (Germany) Corporate Board of Management and chairman of the Voith Paper Management Board, will leave Voith on July 1, after serving the company for 32 years
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Wang will be based in Xerium's Asia headquarters office in Shanghai, China, and will have full responsibility for the fast-growing Asia region
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TAPPI News
This webinar provides a proactive approach for CD alignment monitoring and identification -- detecting misalignment long before appearance of misalignment symptoms, and then identifying and deploying the correct CD alignment in closed-loop.
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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 this Sunday, March 31.
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A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of this Sunday, March 31.
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This e-book describes in detail the measurement technology used in quality controls systems and is available to TAPPI members for a $70 discount.
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Advance Registrations Indicate Largest PaperCon Ever; Discounted Registration Still Available; See Who is Attending.
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Get employees updated and better qualified with the most up-to-date, in-depth industry e-Learning Courses available.
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Time Inc. SVP to Keynote; Event relocated to New Orleans; Program Announced.
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TAPPI "gears-up" for this May 13-15 course, back by popular demand.
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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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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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