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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - members edition In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
Statkraft, Oslo, Norway, and Södra, Växjö, Sweden, have agreed to create a biofuels production company based on forest raw material.
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In his May Briefing to Members of Parliament, David Workman, director general of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), Brussels, Belgium, set out what he believes should be the priorities for a future U.K. government.
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Two Sides North America reports that it recently sent an open letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to highlight Two Sides' concerns regarding statements made about going paperless and promoting electronic communications as environmentally preferable to print and paper.
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U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11% annually of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture, New York, N.Y., USA, and The Manufacturing Institute.
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Tommy Joseph, chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI),, this week announced initiation of a search to fill the position of president and COO.
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. kraft paper shipments in April were 133,500 tons, 4.4% higher than the prior month.
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U.S. paper and paperboard capacity declined 1.1% in 2013, according to the AF&PA (Washington. D.C., USA) 54th Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard, and Pulp Capacity released this week.
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According to a new report published this week, the global market for personal care packaging was valued at $254.80 billion in 2012 and is estimated to be $344.43 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2013 to 2019.
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April containerboard production by U.S. mills decreased 5.6% from March and was 0.8% lower than the same month last year, AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) reported in its "April 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report."
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Pulp & Paper
Nedmag Industries, the Netherlands, and Imerys, Belgium, this week announced a strategic alliance to develop and market magnesium hydroxide-based bleaching technology and products for pulp bleaching applications.
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Klabin S.A., Brazil, will utilize France-based Veolia's HPD® black liquor evaporation and process technology for its mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil.
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Andritz, Graz, Austria, reports that it has received an order from Leipa Georg Leinfelder to supply components for rebuild of the screening system in the DIP 1 deinking plant at its Schwedt mill, Germany.
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Metsä Fibre has launched an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure related to a bioproduct mill planned in Äänekoski, Finland.
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The Rumanian tissue producer Petrocart has successfully started up its new Toscotec, Italy, complete tissue production line installed in Piatra Neamt, headquarters of the company since 1908.
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SCA’s tissue mill in Gien, France, has improved the quality of its production water by 60% thanks to a new biological water treatment station
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Voith GmbH, Germany, officially opened its new training center this past week at a ceremony attended by Minister President Winfried Kretschmann (state of Baden-Württemberg), Education Minister Andreas Stoch, and numerous members of the Voith family.
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Automatic Handling International Inc. (AHI), Erie, Mich., USA, reports that it has been selected to supply a fully automatic pulp bale handling and dewiring system to a northern Wisconsin tissue mill.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Burgo Group's idled newsprint mill in Mantova, Italy, could soon be sold and rebuilt into a packaging paper mill.
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The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) reports that its Corrugated Sector and the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) have agreed to work closely on a program to promote the interests of the Corrugated Packaging Industry throughout the EU.
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Ranpak Corp., Concord Township, Ohio, USA, has completed the acquisition of Geami Ltd., Raleigh, N.C., a producer of sustainable protective paper packaging materials and solutions, including its flagship product, GreenWrap.
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RockTenn, Norcross, Ga., USA, reports that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Tacoma, Wash., mill.
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Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, has acquired Dalton Paper Products (DPP), Dalton, Ga., which will become part of Sonoco’s Paper and Industrial Converted Products business segment.
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New Products
SCA, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, this week announced that TENA® Identifi, a new continence care technology, is in the final stages of regulatory clearance for an introduction to the U.S. market.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, this week announced the launch of its new Artisan™ line of premium towels crafted from the company’s ATMOS technology-enabled paper machine at Harrodsburg, Ky.
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People
Greif, Delaware, Ohio, USA, reports that Lawrence A. Hilsheimer has joined the company as EVP and CFO. Hilsheimer will report directly to President and CEO David Fischer.
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Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, has appointed Marco Levi president and CEO of the company, effective this June 16.
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TAPPI News
The annual scholarship tournament will be held June 13 and has an entry deadline of June 6.
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Registration is now open for the return of this popular course that will take place August 11-12 in metro Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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TAPPI Journal and Divisions awarded best papers for PaperCon 2013.
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The 5th edition continues a tradition as the premiere industry text on bleaching technologies but focuses on the modern industrial processes with less emphasis on fundamental science. This text is now available to TAPPI members for a discount of nearly $80 off listed price.
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Program focuses on pioneering strategies for reliability and innovation.
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Focus on training for improved financial foresight at this July 30 workshop.
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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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Membership Delivers Value to Industry.
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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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PPSA, partially sponsored by TAPPI, will hold this three day conference June 22-25 in St. Petersburg, Fla., USA.
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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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