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February 19, 2015 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
Nanotechnology
New Products
Energy
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
Consumers who participated in the survey read grocery, mass merchant, and drug store flyers on a regular basis said that they consider print flyers more valuable than online or email by a significant margin. Despite many marketers feeling pressure to move to digital advertising and online flyer options, many consumers still look to print for information about shopping, even among younger demographics.
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The annual spring meeting, titled "Developing and Advancing Opportunities in the Bioeconomy," will be held at the Paper Tricentennial Building, March 10-11. Verdezyne Corp. Chief Business Officer Ray Miller will deliver the keynote address, offering a case study in commercialization of biobased products.
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In spring 2014, an Ohio school superintendentmet met with several representatives from Glatfelter to discuss ways in which the company could connect with Tiffin and its students. Glatfelter made an initial seven-week commitment to Tiffin and renewed it in January. The program was also expanded into new coordination with learning projects. So far the results have been the development of an extremely productive and tight relationship between mill and school.
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Don't miss out on these multiple opportunies for a convenient way to pick up some nuggets from TAPPI's certified experts.
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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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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
Prices still have remained low for multiple years.
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Up until 2014, more than 95% of wood pellets leaving U.S. and Canadian ports were destined for Europe. Canada now has interest, as well as several other nations' markets in new regions.
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One particular grade is especially surging on the markets recently.
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Pulp & Paper
"Valmet has been a trusted vendor-partner of ours, one that understands our business and delivers top-quality equipment and services that help our company succeed," said Jack Bray, Domtar's VP of manufacturing, Region 2. Rebuilt facilities and machine installation at the Arkansas, USA site are scheduled to be completed and allow production to begin in Q3 of 2016.
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Under this contract, Veolia will improve the overall performance of heat production, especially combustion quality. This will further reduce the facility’s carbon dioxide emissions by 3%. Veolia’s efforts will help address the challenge of greenhouse gas reduction in South Korea.
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The contract is subject to Metsä Fibre's investment decision. Metsä Fibre has announced that if the prerequisites for the investment are met, the decision on the construction of the bioproduct mill will be made this spring, meaning that production at the new mill would begin in 2017.
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The expansion would include manufacturing space, utility rooms, offices, a covered tank farm for methanol and resin storage, a covered delivery area, a truck dock and parking. The operation would use a proprietary system, according to documents filed with Appleton planners at the Wisconsin, USA based company.
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The project includes installation of a modern continuous pulp digester and other wood chip processing equipment. The company says when completed in the fourth quarter of 2015, the project will contribute to significantly lowering the mill’s costs.
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"We have now successfully completed the divestment of our Uetersen Mill. I am confident that Perusa Partners will be able to develop the mill further and ensure long-term future success in Uetersen. We will continue our strategic transformation into a renewable materials growth company focusing on customers and innovation," said Stora Enso's CEO.
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AsianPaper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nearly two years ago, Mark Smiley saw an opportunity to improve the back-end operations at Badger Paperboard, in Fredonia, Wis., USA. That’s when he traded an outdated, 100-in. Seybold paper cutter for an 85-in. Seybold unit rebuilt by Colter & Peterson, featuring the latest electronics and a separate ‘Flying Carpet" system.
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With this investment, the plant will raise production capacity from 50,000 metric tpy to 160,000 metric tpy. Klabin also intends to reach an overall total production capacity of 270,000 metric tpy of recycled paper this year.
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FSC CoC certification allows wood fibers to be traced at every step through the supply chain, providing assurance that any products bearing the FSC logo support forest management that adopts environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management practices.
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"We are choosing our food contact materials such as paperboard very carefully to avoid taint, odor, and migration problems."
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Legislative
Their goal was to educate elected and appointed officials and staffers on the impact of legislative and regulatory decisions both on the environment and on the families and communities that depend on forest products manufacturing for their livelihood.
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As the paper reports, the senator said it’s already had a drastic impact on one manufacturer in the northern area of the state.
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Nanotechnology
CelluForce is a joint venture of Domtar Inc. and FPInnovations. It operates a nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) demonstration plant at the Domtar pulp and paper mill site in Windsor, Que. The demonstration plant began production in January 2012.
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New Products
This is a shoe press developed to support customers in saving natural resources while considerably reducing their energy costs and thus improving their competitiveness and market position. With this new product, up to 5% higher dryness can be achieved compared to a configuration of suction roll pressed against earlier generations. Paper quality is not compromised.
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"By expanding our Align ecoconscious product line, Resolute is following through on its sustainable development objectives and providing customers with paper that cuts down their fiber consumption," said SVP's marketing rep. "These products also save consumers money with no quality tradeoff in the printed product."
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The system will help monitor roll inventory by entering roll information to the touch screen interface. Sanilox Systems claims it is the most environmentally efficient method of keeping anilox rolls clean.
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Energy
Scrap wood to create 100% of steam needed to run one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing facilities located near Albany, Ga., USA.
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People
Bramman is joining Avery Dennison from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, where she has served as SVP and CFO. In this position, Bramman was responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial and accounting functions, as well as shoreside human resources, and aspects of information technology within the company.
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Baarda has agreed to remain with Catalyst until April 15 to assure a smooth transition as the search for his replacement is underway. He will be joining a more senior leadership position with another organization.
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With her appointment, MacQuillan will have global responsibilities for procurement, transportation, continuous improvement, sustainability, as well as quality, safety, and regulatory operations.
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TAPPI News
This is a brief tutorial offered FREE on Thurs., Mar. 5. Make sure you will have the opportunity to join in and learn!
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Tuthill was, undoubtedly, a major figure in the world of industrial and marine corrosion engineering. He was a long-time member and a TAPPI Fellow since 1989.
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This valuable February 24 technical webinar (12 p.m. EST), 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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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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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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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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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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