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February 5, 2015 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
Energy
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
The Thanks and Giving campaign raises millions of dollars to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Hammermill Paper supported the campaign by producing special reams of paper that featured original artwork on the front, drawn by actual St. Jude patients.
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The committee nominated Chris Luettgen as chair and Paul R. Durocher as vice chair. To fill the director vacancies, a slate of three candidates has been proposed. The elections will conclude on February 15.
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As a result, toilet paper sales may have only slightly increased in recent years, but value per weight has risen significantly and has been a noticeable boost to the industry. But there is more to the story than what is simply good for business. Consumers and the environment also benefit from this transition. Although their observations at the moment are simply that they are getting slightly less physical volume in their product, they are getting a newer and more effective product than ever before.
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The importance of sustainability in the retail sector will increase as Millennials become a more dominant group of consumers. "Millennials are in many ways more demanding than previous generations of consumers and they expect products to be sustainable throughout the full value chain. This is a strong message to use sustainable packaging from renewable sources such as wood fibers..."
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How do you get your key players behind your learning initiatives? This webinar at 12:00 pm EST on
Tuesday, February 24, will help answer many of these questions..
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A new TAPPI webinar set for Tuesday, February 10, will explain, in non-technical terms, the source of the risk and an approach that will be successful without disruption or damage.
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The peer-reviewed program will address practical and technical techniques to design better products and help tissue mills operate more efficiently. Production leaders, process engineers, and R&D professionals should attend.
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People with three-years of experience in tissue should attend this course. Make your plans now to be in Atlanta, Ga., USA, on April 22-24, 2015.
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This introductory course has been announced covering basic tissue manufacturing methods and chemistry. It will be offered Nov. 17-18, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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Market Roundup
Many vendors have started manufacturing corrugated boxes with recycled material, thus becoming environmentally-friendly and promoting green sustainability. According to the report, one of the main factors driving this market is the increase in the amount of processed food consumed worldwide.
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Current global industry data available to TAPPI shows the current PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) in China of 49.8 signals a contraction in overall manufacturing. This is the lowest PMI for China since 2012.
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Pulp & Paper
The agreement includes a purchase price, including working capital along with additional consideration to be paid by Canfor Pulp over a three year period, contingent on the financial results of Taylor Pulp over that time at the Canadian facility.
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The TWIN system includes 18 Web Monitoring cameras, a web inspection beam, code marker, code reader, and winder automatic target control (ATC) for use at the U.K. mill.
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Approved in December 2012, the $2.1 billion expansion of the Guaiba pulp mill, located in Chile, will add 1.3 million tons of eucalyptus pulp capacity, bringing CMPC's total hardwood and softwood pulp capacity to 4.1 million metric tpy.
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The planned facility in Finland would have a capacity of some 1.1 million metric tpy of softwood pulp, 60,000 metric tpy of tall oil, and 0.8 TWh per year of bio-based electricity for the national grid. This would represent about 1% of Finland's annual electricity consumption.
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In a January 13 letter to members of Maine’s congressional delegation, Madison Paper President Russ Drechsel cited high energy costs and unfair government subsidies provided to a foreign competitor as reasons for the temporary shutdown of the U.S. mill. Drechsel, contacted Saturday night, would not comment on the shutdown’s start (expected to last until February 9), but his letter had said it would begin Saturday.
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TM 2 (twin line to TM 1) has a reel trim of 2,850 mm, a design speed of 1,200 m/min, and a capacity of 60 metric tpd (basis weight 12.5-20 gsm). After the TM 2 installation, Hebei Xuesong Paper facility in China will have two machines (right and left hand) in the same building, based on an integrated tissue mill concept.
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The company was successful in meeting the test on its first attempt at the Canadian facility preparing to produce specialty cellulose. The turbine operated for 100 continuous hours above the required level specified.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Included in the transaction are the Cascades Boxboard units in East Angus, Que., Jonquière, Que., Winnipeg, Man., Mississauga, Ont., and Cobourg, Ont., Canada.
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The news came quickly during the past week after the Kentucky Economic Development Authority gave preliminary approval of $400,000 in tax incentives if the company purchases new machinery, equipment, and makes upgrades to the U.S. facility.
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The Nantes mill in France produces white top testliner made from 100% recycled fiber, with best in class quality and printability in a wide grammage and trim range. The business has approximately 70 employees and a production capacity of some 50,000 metric tpy.
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"PM 16 showcases the cutting edge technology of paper packaging manufacturing. It combines the world's latest technologies with SCG Paper's expertise.
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New Products
All materials used in the bottle, including the cap, will be developed using bio-based and biodegradable materials, primarily sustainably sourced wood fibers, allowing the bottle to be responsibly degraded.
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Published Pricing
The Memphis, Tenn., USA based corporation will raise the price of all coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, and economy sheet grades, effective with all orders entered January 30, and all orders shipping on or after March 2.
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The South Carolina based company is raising prices on uncoated recycled paperboard due to a continued need to relieve inflationary pressure related to a number of items affecting the current markets.
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Sustainability
The totally renovated site includes social and economic information in addition to environmental data, broadening the meaning of sustainability. It represents Domtar's belief that businesses should operate transparently, pulling back the curtain on their operations and the resulting impacts.
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Energy
The machine, according to Colorado, USA-based Vencor, is the first of its kind and is capable of producing 30,000 tons of torrefied wood annually. Vencor's business plan includes several of the machines operating at full capacity to meet the growing demand for its products.
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People
Petri Helsky has extensive experience with international management positions within the chemical industry. He will be joining their management team by mid-summer at the latest.
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Elected directors were Norman M. Betts, James N. Chapman, James V. Continenza, Michel J. Dumas, Jacques Leduc, James M. Lopez, Francis M. Scricco, and David J. Steuart.
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Prior to his current role, David Bozeman served in other leadership positions with Caterpillar, including VP of the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division and VP of the Core Components Business Unit.
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TAPPI News
If you are a TAPPI member, now is your time to participate in choosing association leadership that will guide us towards yet another century of achievement!
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Representatives from TAPPI, RockTenn and other sponsors will now be planting 100 trees in Decatur, Ga., (Metro Atlanta) on February 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m EST. Don't miss out on your chance to participate in planting our "centennial trees" to celebrate TAPPI's first 100 years as an association.
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If you are eligible for a TAPPI Technical scholarship, you must not wait. Scholarship application requirements vary by division and a general information form must also be completed. The deadline to submit applications for academic year 2015-2016 Technical Division scholarships is Feb. 15, or next Sunday, no exceptions.
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This month's TAPPI member In the Spotlight says she gives thanks for a stable career serviced by steady membership with the association. From her old student chapter days with TAPPI to Northeast / PIMA chapters (TAPPI) she's helping manage in great dedication today, Micki has a stellar record with the association that she believes has served her career as well as TAPPI in mutual ways when it comes to career, networking, knowledge, and more...
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This webinar set for upcoming Tuesday, February 10, will explain, in non-technical terms, the source of the risk and an approach that will be successful without disruption or damage. Don't miss out on a great value to protect mill assets from the worst possible outcomes in a future where malicious software and digital-era code and data hacking can cause major losses for business investment in our industry.
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This valuable technical webinar organized by the PIMA Division's Workforce Development Committee will specifically address how your group will work as a corporate team to get key players behind your learning initiatives.
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The PEERS Technical Program Committee is seeking abstracts from paper manufacturers, suppliers, and others to share best practices and practical solutions to increase process efficiency, reduce costs, and return more value on pulp mill assets. Presenters interested in submitting a paper should upload their abstract to TAPPI's Speaker Management System by March 2.
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As IBBC draws experts and key decision makers in forest biorefineries from around the world, you can obtain great visibility for your company or organization by presenting at IBBC 2015. Authors interested in presenting should upload their abstract to TAPPI's Speaker Management System by March 19.
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This is your very last and final reminder to get all things together and ready for TAPPI if you are going to participate in this project of great appreciation to the association and the upcoming Centennial Celebration. Show TAPPI members what the industry means to you and your student chapter. Be sure to enter before the deadline, this upcoming Tuesday, February 10.
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A group of established TAPPI members reviewed the nomination forms and collaborated on selecting the winning individuals. The contest recognized individuals under the age of 30 who are emerging leaders in the global pulp, paper, packaging and related industries.
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TAPPI members will save significantly on this text detailing all aspects of extrusion coating. Become a TAPPI member today and enjoy discounts you can find on valuable industry resources such as this text and many other titles in the TAPPI Bookstore.
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