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November 13, 2014 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Energy
People
TAPPI News
Weekly Spotlight
Mill, founded more than a century ago, has the capacity to produce more than 200,000 tpy of northern bleached kraft (NBSK) pulp.
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Nearly EUR 1.5 billion will be invested, which will increase Finland's use of wood by some 10 million cubic meters per year.
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New consumer study released this week by SCA shows a surprising number of Americans have used their workplace restrooms for more than they were intended.
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In honor of Veteran’s Day this week, Procter & Gamble and Walmart partnered with Jared Allen, defensive end for the Chicago Bears, and his foundation, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, to help better the lives of Chicago veterans.
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Wood-containing book paper has grown by an impressive 30% since 2010, according to the company’s recent study.
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Collaboration features a number of industry and semi-governmental partners looking to benefit from proprietary technology that converts waste into synthesis gas.
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Market Roundup
Pulp exports totaled 7.8 million metric tons from January through September 2014, a 12.6% increase compared with the same period in 2013, when exports totaled 6.9 million tons.
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The following table and figure show Brazil’s comparative (2013 vs.2014) BEK exports, and the figure shows Brazil’s BEK exports in U.S. dollar values/metric ton since 2008.
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Canada’s northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp exports were down in September, but were up slightly ytd. China is now Canada’s biggest buyer as shown in this table.
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The business expectations of Germany’s printing industry for the next six months has fallen to a five-year low.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Pulp & Paper
With temperatures dropping, the town is asking the province to pay the costs of heating the mill this winter and to confirm that the traditional wood supply for the facility remains intact.
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Company has successfully started up a PMP, Poland, Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc machine at its mill in the Henan Province of China.
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MLPs, commonly used in the oil and gas industry, pay no federal tax as long as they distribute most of their cash to shareholders.
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Catalyst Paper Holdings intends to run the mill, which employs about 400 people, as it always has operated,
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Paper mills outside of Maine are interested in hiring Verso Paper workers, whose jobs are expected to come to an end when the Bucksport, Maine, paper mill closes its doors on December 1.
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SCA, will cease production of flexible packaging papers and specialty products at the hygiene products mill in Mannheim, Germany, in the first quarter of 2015.
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One of Russia’s largest financial and investment groups plans to invest up to $2 billion to build a large pulp mill in the Vologda region of Russia.
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Coating board for food packaging with fossil free barriers has long been a hard nut to crack, UMV notes.
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Naylor, LLC
Containerboard/Packaging
The transaction was completed subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
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Miles Roberts, chief executive of DS Smith, says that "the acquisition of Andopack in Spain is an exciting development for DS Smith as we continue to strengthen our pan-European customer offering. Andopack has high quality assets and we look forward to growing it further as we expand in this attractive market."
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The concept is designed to reduce curl formation caused by the drying process, and also lowers energy demand by increased runnability of the paper machine.
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In late 2012, the Newport facility partnered with local recycling company TLR Solutions to process some of the more difficult to recycle byproducts of the mill's operations, such as bailing wire, glass, staples, and ceramics that are sorted out from incoming paper fiber.
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New Products
The product is also recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable, and can be used as an alternative to virgin fiber board with PE lamination.
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In addition to providing obvious benefits for safe transport of hazardous liquids, the Double-See Containment System fulfills local, state and federal environmental and safety regulations.
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Energy
Biomass feedstock data are analyzed both statistically and graphically using a geographic information system (GIS).
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People
Novaes will succeed McGowan Jr., who has informed the company of his decision to retire in the first quarter of 2015.
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In his new position, Long will oversee the company’s Forest Resources operations across all regions in the U.S.
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"Rottneros is developing positively and the profit improvement program, Fokus 15 that was initiated by the board, will continue. The change of leadership is based on different views on leadership and organizational development," said Rune Ingvarsson, chairman of the board, Rottneros.
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TAPPI News
TAPPI’s Nano Conference next June brings together developers and users of renewable nanomaterials that are looking for innovative solutions and advanced functionalities in materials.
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TAPPI member Rosy Covarrubias says she has so many shoes in her closet "they would rival Imelda Marcos."
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TAPPI members will gain access to material about global market pulps--their forest and fiber sources, pulp qualities, and how to select market pulps.
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We are seeking artifacts, photos, books, and equipment that represents a stage in our industry’s history.
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This book focuses on keys to a good maintenance program with a concession to today’s busy mill engineers.
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E-book was written by the Quality Control Systems Education Common Interest Group of the TAPPI Process Control Division. TAPPI members save $70 off list price.
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