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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
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New Products
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Weekly Spotlight
Employees from Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products operations in Crossett, Ark., and Muskogee, Okla., USA, loaded six tractor-trailers with bath tissue and paper towels destined for relief agencies working onsite in communities in Arkansas and Mississippi recently damaged by devastating tornadoes.
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The Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, Washington, D.C., USA, has been selected for funding by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a project to map pathways for developing advanced technologies for pulp and paper manufacturing.
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The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Washington, D.C., USA, has renewed its North American partnership with Domtar, Montreal, Que., Canada.
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The College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University, Raleigh N.C., USA, has announced first recipients of the Phillips Family Leadership Incentive.
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A new type of nanocellulose material from Empa Wood Research, Switzerland, could help in the cleanup of future oil spill accidents.
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Robert G. Hitchings passed away May 5, 2014 at the age of 91 in Manassas, Va., USA. He was a professor of pulp and paper technology at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., for 33 years, retiring in 1987, and a long-time member of TAPPI.
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To remain globally competitive and successful, the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Mich., USA, reports that it plans to fund an endowed professor who will transform the paper program and ensure its legacy.
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Market Roundup
A total of 63.5% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2013, according to an AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) recently issued report.
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U.S. containerboard production in March increased 8.7% from February and was 3.8% higher than the same month last year, according to the recently released AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) March 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report.
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Pulp & Paper
AkzoNobel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this past week inaugurated its new chlorine membrane electrolysis plant in the Rhein-Main area, Germany.
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Carta Fabril, Brazil, is in the process of starting up a new Hergen (Brazil) tissue machine at its Anápolis mill, in Goiás state, mid-western Brazil.
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The Student Conservation Association (SCA), Washington, D.C., USA, has renewed its North American partnership with Domtar, Montreal, Que., Canada.
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On April 28, Hebei Xuesong Paper Co. (Baoding, China), successfully started up its first PMP (Poland) EcoEc tissue machine named Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc. Hebei Xuesong produces 80,000 metric tpy of tissue, producing brands such as Xuesong, Jiabei, and Haorenjia.
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Kemira, Finland, has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's new 1.5 million metric ton pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil.
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Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this past week announced that it has reached a collective bargaining agreement in principle with Unifor.
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Stora Enso, Finland, has agreed to divest its Uetersen specialty and coated fine paper mill in Germany to Brigl & Bergmeister, an Austrian specialty paper producer.
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German tissue and hygiene products manufacturer Wepa reports that its Italian subsidiary Wepa Lucca Srl will sell its Italian tissue mill Fabbrioche di Vallico to Eurotec Srl of Italy.
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Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, Wash., USA, reports that it intends to distribute via a split-off transaction all of the issued and outstanding shares of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. (WRECO), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser.
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Containerboard/Packaging
With the aim of increasing its board production up to 15% and improving the quality of its products, the largest Brazilian packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, Klabin, has signed a contract with Voith, Germany, to modernize its PM 9.
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Under the heading "something new is rolling towards you," Mondi's new EUR 70 million PM 7 has gone live in Štětí, Czech Republic.
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YFYJupiter, Hong Kong, China, reports that Npulp®, its new paper and molded pulp packaging material made from straw, has won a Silver 2014 Edison Award from a field of more than 5,200 entries in 38 categories.
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Stora Enso, Finland, has ordered form Valmet, Finland, an extensive rebuild for converting its Varkaus mill's PM 3 fine paper machine to produce lightweight containerboard grades.
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Japrotek Vessels, a member of Vaahto Group, Finland, reports that it has received a substantial order from Valmet AB in Sweden for the design, fabrication, and site-assembly of a digester, impbin, and prefabricated tanks as part of Valmet’s new cooking plant supply to SCA’s Obbola containerboard mill in Sweden.
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New Products
Kirk Key, Massillon, Ohio, USA, has expanded its Eagle Valve Interlock Series, adding bolt interlocking designs to the range of integral valve interlocks.
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Larson Electronics, Kemp, Texas, USA, has released an explosion-proof tool tap reel with three explosion proof receptacle plugs.
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Packsize International, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, has introduced iQ Fusion 2™, strengthening its portfolio of On Demand Packaging machines, as companies continue to face an escalation in courier prices for their bulky yet lightweight packages.
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People
Boise Cascade Co., Boise, Idaho., USA, has appointed Tom Corrick EVP, Wood Products. Corrick will take over the leadership of Wood Products immediately.
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Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, held its Annual General Meeting this past week, and reports that all of the candidates proposed as directors of the corporation were duly elected by a majority of votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy at the meeting.
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Rayonier Inc. Jacksonville, Fla., USA, has appointed David L. Nunes COO.
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TAPPI News
Participate in a special card sorting exercise that should only take about 15 min. to complete. Your input will help with the organization of TAPPI's new website. This exercise will remain open until May 19.
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Focus on training for improved financial foresight at this July 30 workshop.
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Holt first joined TAPPI in 1956 after serving in WWII and studying at Cornell University. He was named a TAPPI Fellow in 1976, served as VP of the Association from 1980-1981, and president from 1981-1983.
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If you’re reading this, you’re among the first to hear about the return of this popular course that will take place August 11-12 in metro Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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Membership Delivers Value to Industry.
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PPSA, partially sponsored by TAPPI, will hold this three day conference June 22-25 in St. Petersburg, Fla., USA.
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This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating and is available to TAPPI members for a $47 dollar discount off the list price.
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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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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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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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