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July 3, 2014 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
TAPPI News
Weekly Spotlight
Caraustar Industries Inc., Austell, Ga., USA, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Middle Market, the dedicated middle market investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, Miami, Fla., has entered into an agreement to acquire The Newark Group Inc., Cranston, N.J.
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Units to be sold include:the company’s Rolland Division, CTC Converting Centre, and Fibres Breakey deinked bleached kraft pulp mill.
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Sweden-based Innventia and BillerudKorsnäs are collaborating to build a mobile demonstration plant for nanocellulose and to test the material in full-scale papermaking.
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The cover story of the June 30, 2014, issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) magazine, Washington, D.C., USA, explores recent developments aimed at turning nanocellulose into commercial products.
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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, says that Canada's forest companies are well positioned to develop new innovative technologies by taking advantage of the renewed Investments in Forest Industry Innovation (IFIT) program.
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Executive Eagle Award is given annually to an outstanding executive in the paper industry who has made major contributions to the cause of accident prevention in his or her own company and beyond.
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The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), Chicago, Ill., USA, has released its 2014 NPTA Employee Compensation Report.
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NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, has launched a third edition of its PAPER@WORK Brief series titled Forest to Shelf.
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 7% in May compared with May 2013, with total paper inventories increasing 2% from April levels, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) May 2014 Printing-Writing Paper Report released this past week.
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More than 20% of the world’s softwood log trade originates from New Zealand.
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Pulp & Paper
An $823,755 special National Emergency Grant from the U.S Department of Labor has been awarded to help up to 1,100 former workers at International Paper’s Courtland, Ala., mill obtain new jobs.
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First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, has ordered from Valmet (Finland) a complete Advantage ThruAir (TAD) tissue line to be installed at its Anderson, S.C., mill.
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Rayonier Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., USA, reports that on June 27 it completed the spin-off of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., which is now a new independent specialty chemicals company.
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JSC Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board has ordered from Metso (Finland) a comprehensive package of process automation technologies and valve solutions for its new bleached kraft pulp mill in Svetlogorsk, the Republic of Belarus.
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Twin Rivers Paper Co., Madawaska, Maine, USA, has been implementing its operating improvement plan since a majority interest in the company was acquired by Atlas Holdings and Blue Wolf Capital Partners in June 2013.
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Valmet, Finland, reports that it is investing in roll cover manufacturing capacity at its service center in Laem Chabang, Thailand.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Graphic Packaging Holding Co. this week announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International Inc., have completed the sale of their Multi-wall Bag business to Mondi Group, South Africa.
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Greif, Delaware, Ohio, USA, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, has announced the expansion of its Southeastern Packaging Sheet Feeder Operation in Concord, N.C.
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For the second consecutive year, three Wisconsin, USA-based Menasha Packaging facilities have been recognized by British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, a leading global safety and quality certification program.
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Pankaboard, Finland, reports that it will install a new dilution headbox this summer on BM 3 at its Pankaboard mill in Finland.
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Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, is postponing the reorganization of its Renewable Packaging Division that was announced this past March and was originally intended to be implemented effective July 1.
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The Van Genechten Group, Turnhout, Belgium, has acquired Ost-Print LLC, a specialised folding carton producer in the Moscow, Russia, region.
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New Products
The Double E Co., West Bridgewater, Mass., USA, has added "Fast Lane" to its manufacturing process, which it says allows paper, film, and foil web converters in North America and Latin America to obtain common web accessories more quickly than ever.
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The Garlock family of companies, Palmyra, N.Y., USA, has released Garlock Style 5882, a new line of low-friction valve stem packing materials designed for control valve applications using steam, water, or air.
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NewPage Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, has launched a new Sterling® Premium comparison promotion as a part of its SHIFT campaign.
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Oasis Brands, Winchester, Va., USA, this week announced it is adding more sheets and more softness to its FIORA bath tissue rolls, with 350 sheets per roll, on both FIORA regular bath tissue and FIORA scented bath tissue.
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People
MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, Va., USA, has elected James E. Nevels a director of the company.
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Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, reports that its board of directors has appointed Karl-Henrik Sundstrom CEO of the company, effective August 1.
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TAPPI News
This popular course is returning August 11-12 to metro Atlanta, Ga., USA. Register by July 14 to receive the best discount.
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Product developers, researchers, and academics who have a scientific interest in the field of coating paper and paperboard substrates should attend this October 7-9 event in Minneapolis, Minn., USA.
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Learn the box plant and see how quality boxes are produced. There is also an overview of the Corrugator and a review of materials handling and more. This presentation is available to TAPPI members for a $50 discount off list price.
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TAPPI Membership is just as beneficial and important now as it was then according to this 37-year industry professional.
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Make Your Mill More Effective AND Boost Your Career in September at PEERS.
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See the four major awards TAPPI is accepting nominations for in the upcoming year.
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Submit your favorite industry innovation to be featured on TAPPI's Centennial website.
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Ron Brown, president and executive director of Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, to address September Conference.
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The Pine Chemicals Association is collecting soap, CTO, and CST yields and will publish the statistics, allowing you to benchmark your pulp mill co-product recovery operations.
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