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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Energy
People
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, this week appointed Michael D. Garcia president of Domtar Pulp and Paper, effective May 1
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The AF&PA, Washington, D.C., USA, this week announced the winners of its 2014 Recycling Awards
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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), Washington, D.C., USA, has awarded more than $400,000 to 10 conservation projects as part of its 2014 Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
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The 2014 OpEx Reliability and Maintenance workshop at PaperCon in Nashville, Tenn., USA, next week, (April 29), focuses on proven approaches for improving production reliability, implementing and applying predictive analytics, reliability training and management, and optimizing asset management
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Consumers for Paper Options (CPO), Washington, D.C., USA, a coalition advocating for access to paper-based services and information, this week applauded progress in the effort to restore the mailing of Social Security earnings statements, which has been a key focus of the coalition’s agenda for more than two years
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This year’s Tissue360° Forum at PaperCon next week (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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The "Cellulose Nanomaterial – A Path Towards Commercialization" Workshop, being organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in collaboration with and co-sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), will be conducted May 20-21 at the USDA Patriot Plaza II Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
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This introductory course, covering the basic manufacturing methods and chemistry, is being offered next week (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 TAPPI Tissue360° Forum
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. boxboard production increased 1.8% in March, compared with March 2013, and increased 9.3% from last month (February), according to the AF&PA March 2014 U.S. Paperboard Report issued this past week
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The report Biodegradable Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Plastic and Paper), by Applications (Food Packaging, Beverage Packaging, Pharmaceuticals Packaging, Personal & Home Care Packaging, and Others), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 defines and segments the global biodegradable packaging market with an analysis and forecast for biodegradable plastic and paper packaging by types, applications, and geography by value as well as volume
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U.S. containerboard production in March increased 8.7% over February and was 3.8% higher than the same month last year
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Total kraft paper shipments by U.S. producers in March were 123,400 tons, 1.5% higher than the prior month
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Nalco, an Ecolab Company
Pulp & Paper
Oji Paper Co., Japan, has ordered from Toscotec, Italy, a TT SYD (steel yankee dryer) to be installed at its tissue production site in Kasugai
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NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, a producer of specialty papers, has launched a second edition of its PAPER@WORK Brief series titled C1S or C2S: Finding the best label paper solution
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PMT Italia, Italy, and China Paper Machinery Co. (SinoCPMC), China, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement that includes SinoCPMC’s participation in the share capital of PMT Italia as well as technological and commercial cooperation
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Södra, Sweden, reports that it has begun collaborating with Swt Paper to install a pilot machine for the production of wet-formed Durapulp
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UPM, Finland, reports that its strong focus on improving workplace safety has produced great results
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Naylor, LLC
Containerboard/Packaging
Ever since large mainstream companies like Starbucks began using paper cups to serve products, as they have been for several years now, the use of paper cups has become considerably more popular and important in the eyes of consumers
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DS Smith, U.K., reports that it will build a new world-class plant in Erlensee, Germany, located in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis region
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Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it will invest $20 million to build a state-of-the-art, high-speed composite can production facility near Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, which will produce packaging for snacks
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New Products
Aikawa Fiber Technologies (AFT), Sherbrooke, Qué., Canada, this week introduced a new screening rotor--a critical component inside every pressure screen—that increases capacity, improves stability, and offers up to 30% in energy savings, compared with even AFT’s existing award-winning rotor designs
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Unisource Worldwide Inc., Norcross, Ga., USA, has launched uBRAND, a new coated line of printing paper, for customers located in Canada
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Energy
The first cellulosic ethanol RINs generated since the beginning of 2013 are now being sold on the commercial market
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People
As part of an ongoing integrated succession and strategic plan, Ashland Inc., Covington, Ky., USA, this week announced that chairman and CEO James J. O'Brien has decided to retire effective December 31
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TAPPI News
TAPPI's William L. Cullison scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in the pulp, paper, converting, and packaging industries
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TAPPI and NCSU are partnered to offer this second of three introductory courses for industry professionals that cover the entire pulping and papermaking process
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Don't miss the series of courses this spring geared to improve facility maintenance processes, increase manufacturing reliability, and reduce costs
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This book is a collection of two to three page summaries on recently completed and on-going research with high strength nanomaterials. It identifies a who’s-who of research as well as leads on successful applications
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Learn the benefits of creating a safety culture and how to effectively implement new techniques in your mill at PaperCon 2014 in Nash., Tenn., USA.
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Includes more than 130 diagrams and a glossary of frequently used terms. TAPPI members save $30 off the listed price
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TAPPI Course focuses on basics coating technology; how to make your print job work with paper
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TAPPI’s largest committee will hold its spring meeting April 30 - May 1 in Nashville, Tenn., USA. TAPPI members may attend at no charge, while visitors are welcome for one meeting
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TAPPI Member Jon Humphrey is a big fan of baseball... and TAPPISAFE
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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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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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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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