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July 31, 2014 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
TAPPI News
Weekly Spotlight
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Washington, D.C., USA, has announced $3.38 million in grants to further restore the longleaf pine ecosystem as part of a five-year anniversary celebration for America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI).
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The Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) program in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C., USA) will celebrate a tradition of success with a 60th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 10-12, 2014.
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WholeTrees® Architecture & Structures, a Madison, Wis., USA, based products and technology company, provides an incentive for healthy forest management by taking what would otherwise be forest waste and transforming it into a highly valued construction material.
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Cascades Tissue Group, Waterford, N.Y., USA, will again support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with proceeds from sales of its Cascades® Pink hand towels.
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Every day we come across great people in our industry. Many don’t get the recognition they deserve. If you can think of a technical leader, superintendent, asset leader, mill manager or executive who has made outstanding contributions, consider nominating them for a PIMA award.
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The Paper and Packaging Board (PPB), Washington, D.C., USA, otherwise known as the Paper Check-off, will meet via conference call on Aug. 14, 2014, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (EST).
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The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking, Crystal Lake, Ill., USA, will hold its 8th annual golf outing for its south chapter at Jamestown Park Golf Club in Jamestown, N.C., USA.
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 5% in June compared with June 2013, with total paper inventories flat compared with May, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) 2014 Printing-Writing Paper Report issued this past week. U.S. uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments in June decreased 8% compared with June 2013.
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According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., USA, the global pressure sensitive adhesives market was valued at $5.58 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $7.96 billion by 2019, growing 5.2% over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.
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Total U.S. boxboard production increased 1.2% compared with June 2013, and decreased 0.6% from last month, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C, USA) June 2014 U.S. Paperboard Report issued this past week.
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Pulp & Paper
Air Liquide Co., Paris, France will invest EUR 40 million in a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) that will supply Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer, with oxygen.
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Altri Celbi, Portugal, following the successful modernization of its pulp drying line by Andritz, Graz, Austria, has increased its production capacity from an average of 2,000 air dry metric tpd to a peak value of 2,150 air dry metric tpd at the company’s Leirosa mill, Portugal.
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Catalyst Paper Corp., Richmond, B.C., Canada, this week announced the Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro introduction of a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers.
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Voith, Germany, reports that it has successfully completed the modernization of the pulp drying machine (PDM) at BSC - Bahia Specialty Cellulose, located in Camaçari, state of Bahia, Brazil.
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Cheng Loong Corp., Taipei, Taiwan, has contracted Voith, Germany, to supply and install a new tissue machine at its mill in Chupei, Taiwan.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, this week priced a $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025.
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Yuen Foong Yu Corp., China, has ordered four new PMP (Poland) Intelli-Tissue® 1600 machines.
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Zellstoff Pöls AG, a member of Heinzel Group, Austria, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, the complete refurbishment of its LK2 black liquor recovery boiler plant in Pöls, Austria.
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Containerboard/Packaging
FiberMark, West Springfield, Mass., USA, a producer of paperboards, fiber-based specialty covering materials, and print media, has acquired the assets of Crocker Technical Papers, based in Fitchburg, Mass.
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Fusion Paperboard will be closing its Sprague, Conn., USA facility in September and laying off about 145 employees.
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Landaal Packaging Systems, Bay City, Mich., USA, last week held a groundbreaking for a $ 5 million, major expansion of its Delta Containers Division in Bay City.
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The Valmet (Finland)-supplied containerboard base paper machine at Propapier GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, has set a 24-hr. world speed record of 1,704 m/min.
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Rengo Co. Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Rengo Packaging Inc.—which carries out business in Hawaii—has commenced operations at its new corrugated plant on Oahu, Hawaii.
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New Products
LexJet Corp., Sarasota, Fla. USA, has introduced its new Sunset Photo Canvas Paper, which offers the canvas look and feel on a premium photo paper base for half the cost of canvas.
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Feltest Equipment BV, Loenen, the Netherlands, has designed new Capto pullers to help make the installation of felts, fabric, and dryer screens a safer job for the operators and reduce the risk of damaging fabrics during installation.
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Coveris™ Advanced Coatings, Matthews, N.C., USA, a global leader in the development and fulfillment of high performance digital imaging substrates, has introduced Magic® ECOSATIN PSA, a satin paper with a pressure sensitive adhesive.
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Greycon has released Greycon Suite version 8.1 and GreyconMill 2.7, which consolidates the many improvements implemented in association with the projects at Raven Engineered Films (USA), Blue Paper (France), Kipaş Kağıt (Turkey), and Elobrick (Denmark), all of which are now successfully live.
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The Department of Energy & Climate Change, U.K., announced this week that a scientific calculator has been developed to investigate the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity.
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Published Pricing
Lecta Merchanting Division, made up of Torraspapel Distribution in France, Spain, and Portugal, and Polyedra in Italy, has announced a price increase for deliveries of its coated woodfree paper and other grades effective early September.
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People
Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, Ill. USA, announced that its board of directors has elected Robert J. Bahash and Maurice Reznik as directors of the company.
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TAPPI News
Deadline for TAPPI Centennial book entries is August 15.
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Did you know safety seriously affects your bottom line? This August 19-20 course is designed for anyone who takes a leadership role in safety. TAPPI will award 1.3 CEUs to participants.
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This new and improved training application will cover every aspect of how quality boxes are produced in this version of "How Boxes Are Made - More Than A Box" now available as a video file download. TAPPI members save $50 dollars.
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TAPPI and IDCON partner for three courses in August offering expert training in best practices. Get better reliability and maintenance results.
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TAPPI’s Building Sciences Committee will feature a Predictive Maintenance Training Program September 17-19 in Charleston, S.C., USA. Registration cut off date is August 22.
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TAPPI is excited to launch the Live Learning Center for all your professional development needs. This online portal connects you to session recordings from PaperCon 2014 so you can catch up on what you missed and review industry education year-round.
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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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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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