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September 11, 2014 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
The pulp and paper industry in the Nordic countries has started to see a new dawn with a growing demand for pulp and paper products made from long wood fiber from the vast conifer forests in Northern Europe.
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International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, this week announced that its board of directors has elected Mark S. Sutton CEO, effective November 1, and chairman of the board effective January 1, 2015.
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The Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has announced "Renewable Bioproducts: Advances in Lignocellulosic Bioprocesses and Products," an inter-disciplinary, industry-faculty symposium October 1-2 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center in Atlanta.
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The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment), the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wis., USA, and the Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, Savannah, Ga. (Herty), has launched the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions (CAWES).
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The 2014 International Pulp Bleaching Conference (IPBC) will take place in Grenoble, France, on October 29-31.
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The 2014 BDC (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium) Fall Symposium will be held in Fort Myers, Fla., USA, October 21-22, at the Hilton Garden Hotel.
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TAPPI has issued an invitation to present at the third annual Tissue360° Forum to be held at PaperCon and TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration in Atlanta, Ga., USA, on April 19-22, 2015.
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Montes del Plata, Stora Enso's 50/50 joint operation with Chilean pulp producer Arauco, this week officially inaugurated its industrial complex in Punta Pereira, Uruguay.
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MIAC
Market Roundup
Hygiene paper producers supplying the German market are very satisfied with their capacity utilization, according to a EUWID, Germany, report.
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Wood fiber costs, the major cost component when manufacturing wood pulp, have developed quite differently the past few years for pulp mills manufacturing softwood pulp compared with companies producing hardwood-based pulp.
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The global food packaging market is projected to reach a value of $305,955.1 million by 2019, according to a report titled Food Packaging Market - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 being carried by MarketsandMarkets.com, Dallas, Texas, USA. Asia-Pacific, the report notes, is projected to be the largest market and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period. In this region, the Indian market is estimated to be the second-fastest.
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Södra, Sweden, has increased the market price for its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp in Europe to $950 per metric ton, effective September 1.
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Naylor, LLC
Pulp & Paper
Kimberly Clark de México S.A.B. de C.V.'s seventh tissue machine, supplied by Valmet (Finland), was recently started up at the Bajío mill in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.
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Parteks Paper Co., Turkey, has successfully started up its new Toscotec (Italy) tissue line at Kayseri, capital of the same district in the Central Anatolian region.
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The Roberts Co. reports that last week it participated in the groundbreaking for a $105 million upgrade to Resolute Forest Products pulp and paper mill in Calhoun, Tenn. Roberts is the EPC contractor for this project and will be working closely with Andritz Group, the technology provider
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SCA has started up its new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on PM 11 at its South Glens Falls, N. Y., USA, mill.
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Vajda Papír Kft, Hungary, has installed a new high-capacity tissue converting line at its facility in Drammen, Norway, which it acquired last year.
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Construction to add tissue production capacity—two new tissue machines (suppliers not yet named)—at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville, Maine, USA, has been delayed, but the company reports that the project still is expected to be completed on schedule.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Bemis Co., Neenah, Wis., USA, has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million.
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KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, Ill., USA, this week announced that Matthew Kaplan, president and COO, sold 350,000 common shares of the company.
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Lee & Man Group, one of the leading pulp and paper producers in Asia, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, a two-loop ONP (old newsprint) processing line for the company’s paper machine PM 13 in Chongqing, China.
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ZAOR "Narodnoye Predpriyatie Naberezhnye Chelny Paper Mill" named after S.P. Titov," Russia, has started up its PM K-28 paper machine following a major rebuild by Andritz, Graz, Austria.
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New Products
NewPage Corp., this week announced the expansion of its Blazer Digital economy digital coated paper line to include 70 lb. gloss and satin text in various digital press sizes..
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V.I.T. Papertec, Gerlingen, Germany, reports that its hard coatings for precision metering rods are "yielding enormous results." The specific carbide–based hard coating, the PLATIN-coating for example, is one of the hardest known wear-resistant surfaces and provides the highest degrees of tensile strength and hardness, the company notes.
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People
International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has elected Ray G. Young to its board of directors, effective October 1. Young, 52, has been SVP and CFO of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) since 2010.
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Rayonier Advanced Materials, Jacksonville, Fla., USA, reports that after more than 36 years with the company, Jack Kriesel, SVP, Advanced Materials, plans to retire, effective December 31. Kriesel, who has held his position since 2009, served in various leadership roles within the company over a course of more than three decades.
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TAPPI News
Jointly organized by TAPPI and China Technical Association of the Paper Industry (CTAPI), this conference provides access to the most important Chinese specialty papers producers and business intelligence for the Chinese market.
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TAPPI’s PIMA Division is offering a free webinar that will describe ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.
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Honoring our Past, Inspiring Our Future: Speak at the largest program for the pulp and paper industry.
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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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This comprehensive textbook covers recovery boilers in great depth with information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. Available to TAPPI members for $47 off list price.
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For a limited time, a sample of the high caliper content published in TAPPI Journal is being made available free to download for members.
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Tutorial sessions free with registration. Make the most of your time out of the office.
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