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December 4, 2014 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Energy
People
TAPPI News
GapCon
Weekly Spotlight
A similar session in Atlanta November 18 was attended by about 40 industry, government, and research experts. Registration is open through tomorrow, December 5.
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Per the TAPPI Bylaws, members of the organization have until Jan. 1, 2015, to review the slate change with a new candidate for Vice Chair.
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The province was reported to be responsible for exactly one third (33%) of Canada’s overall pulp and paper capacity and production.
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As long as a quarter century ago, many predicted that someday America would become a paperless society.
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Market Roundup
Total printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments by U.S. producers decreased compared with October 2013.
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Overall, shipments for the first 10 months of 2014 were lower than the same period last year.
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Pulp imports are up considerably compared with last year.
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U.S. production was slightly higher compared with October of 2013.
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Fibria is the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp.
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Production decreases slightly this month compared with October 2013.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Pulp & Paper
As the consumer division within the Nampak Group, the tissue division supplies many South African households with high quality tissue products.
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Startup date for new thru-air-dried tissue machine is expected to be December 2016.
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The plan approval will include Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) related to the decommissioning of the three coal-fired power boilers.
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The final sale of the pulp and paper division was completed as scheduled on November 28.
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With the new system, 13,000 metric tons of tissue paper will no longer be imported from Asia to Guatemala each year.
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Valmet has previously delivered three tissue lines to ICT companies in Italy and France.
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The company said total investment for the project has been about $100 million. Work on the plant began in September 2011.
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When commissioned, the new plant will be the biggest single pulp plant in the world.
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The Port Alice, B.C., Canada, mill produces dissolving pulp using a sulfite pulping process.
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The pulp and paper producer became insolvent in late January 2013 and entered bankruptcy last December.
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Since completing the project this year, Suzano has seen a 20% increase in speed for its transactions and ordering processes.
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The boiler and turbine have been installed and the turbine is expected to begin producing contract power by mid-December, about two weeks later than originally anticipated, if unaffected by a recent unionized strike.
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At the heart of this new venture is the GapCon EconSOFTTM tissue machine.
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The construction work that began in June is reportedly on schedule. Approximately 150 people are working in different project sites.
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Naylor, LLC
Containerboard/Packaging
The Japanese group has now completed acquisition of the New Zealand/Australia-based pulp, paper, and packaging businesses. Oji also announced this past week that it has set "further expansion of overseas business".
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The Pratt Paper Inc. New York facility will use some funds from this past week’s offer of unrated municipal securities to acquire machinery to convert wastepaper into paperboard recycled products.
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New Products
"We are not just creating ways to efficiently manage and handle waste but also creating a new revenue opportunity for any municipality in the world," said Dr. Refael Aharon, CEO and founder of Applied CleanTech.
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Expertfold offers true control of the folding and gluing process thanks to a large number of new design features and technology innovations.
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The combination of the felt's base and surface components enable a tissue machine to achieve full speed immediately after the startup of a new felt.
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Energy
The panels cover approximately 300,000 square meters.
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Technology allows 3-D viewing and recording of forest inventory.
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The new rules could have legitimized a "blend-wall" prohibiting future cellulosic biofuel capacity growth.
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People
Ringo previously served as the partnership's CFO since 2000.
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Current president Carsten Knudsen will continue to support Esko and Danaher in an advisory role into the near future.
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Bruce Chapman believes that his experience throughout the mill will be an asset as he oversees the day-to-day operations at Northern Pulp.
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Paul Kirschling will retire as president, effective Feb. 1, 2015, and Eric Tillirson, SVP and director of sales development, has been named his successor.
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TAPPI News
Researchers are invited to submit papers on their latest findings in this emerging field by January 1, 2015.
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TAPPI member Mark Driscoll was passionate about his work as a mechanical engineer in the paper industry.
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This limited time offer of 50% off will be good through January 15, 2015.
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TAPPI has offered this course for more than 40-years – for good reason. It is the most comprehensive introductory course in the industry offering an overview of the entire pulping and papermaking process. Don't miss your opportunity to attend in sunny St. Petersburg, Fla., USA.
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This Pöyry Point of View blog explores the opportunities and investigates what it takes to go global.
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FPS society members represent a broad range of professional interests including private and public research and development, industrial management and production, marketing, education, government, engineering, and consulting.
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PIMA’s IT Committee is offering a free webinar on Detailed Grade Cost Analysis on January 15th 2015 at noon EST hosted by Matthew Swmith, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3C Software.
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TAPPI members save $55 off the list price for this new book.
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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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2015-2016 Scholarships are available in several categories and each has the potential to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Scholarship application requirements vary by division and a general information form must also be completed.
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