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March 5, 2015 In This Issue
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Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Energy
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People
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Two doctors and their team explored various immobilization techniques to maintain phage activity on paper. They formulated a phage-based bioink that can print phages on paper using a garden variety inkjet printer. The printed phages were active and able to capture and kill pathogenic bacteria. The commercial value and benefits are multi-faceted.
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The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), McLean, Va., USA, this week announced its officers for 2015: John Williams (Domtar), board chair; Steve Voorhees (RockTenn), vice chair; and Christian Fischer (Georgia-Pacific), secretary/treasurer.
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New research reveals that major global corporations are still using inaccurate and misleading environmental claims to encourage consumers to ‘go paperless’ and switch from paper-based to digital communication. This is despite legislation being introduced to protect the consumer from being misled.
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Don't miss out on your only chance to attend this popular course this year. Registration deadline is March 21.
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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
Shipment went down while inventory levels increased.
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"Demand appears to be falling but coated paper mill shutdowns seem to have kept supply and demand in some kind of balance," said Maria Blondeaux, COO of Niche Media.
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Nearly 1,000 press and publication projects have been subsidized in recent years through more than 7.6 billion yuan in special funds earmarked for developing cultural industries, according to a statement posted on the MOF's website.
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The Russian shipments, offered at prices reflecting the Ukraine sanctions and the ruble’s 50% drop against the U.S.dollar, added to a rough 2015 start for the North American newsprint industry, analysts said Wednesday. This hurts N.A. producers’ traditional export markets in Asia and Latin America – especially India.
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Pulp & Paper
As well as contributing to AkzoNobel's position as one of the leading surfactant producers in China, the new facility also creates a more sustainable footprint in the region and will enable the company to better serve its customers.
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The two tissue machines are based on the Toscotec ES (Energy Saving) concept. Especially interesting to the Asian market, the ES solution can guarantee a substantial reduction in energy consumption during the tissue drying process, depending on the configuration.
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"This is the first step, with plans for our Neenah, Wis., facility underway, in an expansive transformation for Webex in how we manufacture our precision rolls, ultimately providing our customers with greater service and shorter lead times." - Greg Jehlik, CEO of Maxcess
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Seshasayee Paper and Boards Ltd. (SPB), India, recently selected PMT Italia, Italy, as supplier of a new SIizer FO Film Size Press for its PM 1, Tirunelveli Unit, Tamilnadu, India.
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Containerboard/Packaging
The ‘Green Fiber Bottle’ will be developed with packaging company ecoXpac with the collaboration of Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark. All materials in the bottle, including the cap, will be developing using bio-based and biodegradable materials.
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New measures have allowed Swedish-based Holmen to reduce emissions of fossil carbon dioxide in 2014 from 123 to 67 kilos per metric ton of paper and paperboard products produced, compared with 2013.
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The company's headquarters in Schwedt, Germany are being examined as the location for the expansion. A possible start of operations is planned for as early as the 2016 financial year.
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The rebuild will improve production stability, cut variable costs, and increase pulp production capacity by 15% equally to 50,000 metric tons. The works will be implemented in two stages during 2015 and 2016.
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"We selected a machine concept that emphasizes environmental efficiency, especially in terms of energy savings. Our target is to produce high quality containerboard. To be competitive, we want to operate with the latest proven technology. Valmet's OptiConcept M has the features, which align well with our expectations," - project director at Yuen Foong Yu
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Legislative
DS Smith (London, U.K.) would like to see the EU be more active assessing some of their current regulations that could possibly hurt the paper and packaging industries.
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The U.S. Gov. this week launched a countervailing duties (CVD) trade case against Canadian producers of super-calendared paper, citing a variety of alleged illegal subsidies and claiming injury or the threat of material injury to the domestic industry.
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New Products
With higher power ranges and optional ingress protection up to IP66, these motors fit more industries and applications, providing more reliability and easier maintenance, according to Baldor.
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Bonomi North America, Charlotte, N.C., USA, has introduced a new line of ANSI Class 150 flanged industrial V-port ball valves designed for precise flow control and easy automation. The new split-body valves are available with 30°, 60°, or 90° V shaped ports for superior flow control characteristics.
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Kleenex brand worked closely with Johnson to marry her vibrant designs with the soft and practical tissue to deliver a unique product meant to inspire personal expression—from customizing boxes "with your own chic touch, to giving you new ways to share Kleenex brand products in your life, whether it's at home or on the go," the company notes.
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To improve the presentation of commercial packaging in stores, this ensures the product is in view and available at the front of the shelf for consumers to find. Once an item has been purchased, it is immediately replaced by another from behind, significantly improving brand visibility and increasing sales.
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The IntensaRotor R is suitable for installation in existing Voith pulpers as well as in pulpers from other manufacturers. Its energy consumption is as much as 20% below the usual values for recovered paper production.
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Energy
The decision by the IP mill in the state of New York puts an end to what would have been a second phase of the pipeline project with Vermont Gas Systems.
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Safety
With cutting dies and knives, each machine has the potential to be deadly. However, RockTenn's Beloit facility in Wisconsin may be one of the safest places to work, thanks to the company’s continual safety focus.
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People
Beaver is now responsible for the company's internal and external financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting and forecasting and reports to Thomas A. Kelly, SVP and CFO. He previously served as assistant corporate controller.
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"My general thinking, my assessment, was along the lines that this was a three-year process," Hagan said in an interview two weeks ago, after his retirement from the mill in Washington state, recalling his work since his arrival as president in May 2013. "It turns out we did it quicker than that."
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Monadnock Paper in Bennington, N.H., USA, a producer of specialty papers for the technical, packaging, and printing markets, this week announced that Paul Fedkenheuer and Mark Skahan have joined the company as senior technical sales managers. Al Bobst, a senior technical sales representative, has been promoted to dir. of new business development.
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TAPPI News
This four part webinar series will be hosted by Dr. Przemyslaw Pruszynski of Nalco, an Ecolab Company. The first installment of the series on Thursday April 2 at noon EST will focus on fundamentals and is offered at no charge.
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Applying the concepts taught in this course, April 23 at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Ga., USA, can enable to you to determine steps toward immediate and lasting payback, as well as smoother operations.
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Don’t miss this free webinar from TAPPI, next Thursday, March 12.
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Register either today or tomorrow to have your chance to be entered into the drawing for a $100 dollar gift card. This March 10-12 course delivers industry best practices for those who want to increase revenue and improve pulp mill efficiency, safety and recovery yield.
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Offering the most comprehensive program, exhibits, networking opportunities, and access to industry leaders. Don't miss out on this big event April 19-22 in Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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This two-day event, April 18-19 in Atlanta, Ga., USA, is designed for those who need to understand how to heighten print quality, attend and conduct print trials, and troubleshoot quality problems.
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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 25.
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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 can save $65 off of list price on this handbook providing cost-saving strategies associated with the use of chemical additives during the manufacture of paper.
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The program features speakers from all segments of the nonwovens industry and is sure to have a little something for anyone wanting to further their knowledge.
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Practical Papermaking is for anyone involved in papermaking that needs a working knowledge of the papermaking process, including operators, production and technical staff, engineers, and technical service personnel.
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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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