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September 24, 2015 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nanotechnology
New Products
People
TAPPI News
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
Weekly Spotlight
This afternoon the companyis officially opening its new Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, N.Y./, USA. Dignitaries, partners, customers,will be on-hand for the ceremonies.
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Laboratories will develop a model of how water moves through the sheet in the press section. The project is one of several recent initiatives to implement research opportunities identified during the 2014 roadmap effort, with the objective of making breakthrough improvements in industry efficiency and sustainability.
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Union leaders and opposition politicians urged the government to renounce plans to reduce Sunday allowances, and maximum holiday time through binding legislation.
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Events were part of a four-event series occurring pursuant to an Advanced Manufacturing Technology grant to Agenda 2020 from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Save Food is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Messe Düsseldorf, and interpack, a global trade fair for processes and packaging.
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SCA released results of its Seventh Tork Green Business Survey,which found consumers are increasingly committed to purchasing products and services that have a less degrading impact on the environment and human health.
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Where can you go to meet the world’s leading yankee dryer owners and service providers and hear ideas to improve yankee dryer safety and productivity? The TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability (YDS&R) Committee meets twice a year for just that purpose!
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TAPPI Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course offers an introductory-level curriculum designed for anyone who wants to strengthen their knowledge of overall tissue operations.
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Be part of the only peer-reviewed tissue technical program in North America to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on May 16-18, 2016.
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Market Roundup
Shipments decreased 6% this past August compared with August 2014. Total P&W paper inventory levels increased less than one-half of one percent from July.
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Country's exports were up 3.2% y/y in August. Its BEK exports were +8.6%, or up 600,000 metric tons through the first eight months of 2015,
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Containerboard production was 3% higher than in August of last year. The month-over-month average daily production compared with July 2015 was 1.1% higher.
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The food industry is the largest of all industries in the world and plays an important role in the economy of any country. The global food and beverages market is expected to reach $5.77 trillion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.02%.
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Boxboard output decreased 2.3% compared with August 2014, but increased 1.3% over July 2015,
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In 2014, there were a great number of newly-added capacities for dissolving pulp, such as Sappi's 330 metric tpy capacity in North America, Double A (Thailand's) 175,000 metric tpy of capacity, and 110,000 metric tpy of capacity at OJI (Japan). However, due to a constantly-depressed downstream viscose fiber market, the price of dissolving pulp continued to drop.
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August Shipments were 143,600 short tons, 7.8% higher than in August 2014. Bleached kraft paper shipments increased slightly from 8,600 tons in July 2015 to 8,700 tons in August, while unbleached kraft paper decreased from 138,600 to 134,900 short tons.
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GapCon
Pulp & Paper
Cascades' management team will present an overview of the corporation's activities. The event will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 8:45 a.m.
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Company will sell approximately 250 hectares of surplus land in Powell River, B.C., for $4.5 million. The forested land is adjacent to the Powell River mill site.
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Veolia (France) will design and build the three water treatment units using a patented process for each. The effluent treatment plant was designed to comply with the most stringent environmental standards enforced in Mato Grosso do Sul, ensuring that the discharged water meets the highest levels of quality.
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Company has started up the first of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi. In the next couple of weeks, the startup of the second tissue line and of the TT WIND-M high-speed slitter rewinder will follow suit.
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Company inaugurates a new crepe machine at its production facility in Jönköping, Sweden, extending its electrotechnical paper product offering.
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Business plan will demonstrate the company’s ability to achieve compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standard requiring that Verso's average market capitalization be at least $50 million over a period of 30 consecutive trading days.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Containerboard/Packaging
Montebello is an independent corrugated sheet producer based in Southern California that operates three facilities in metropolitan Los Angeles—a sheet feeder (in La Mirada), a sheet plant (in Santa Fe Springs), and a specialty sheet feeder (in Pico Rivera).
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Packaging site in Plymouth, England, has contributed to the 20 metric tons of corrugated board dust collected and sent to the Eden Project (U.K.) to help turn its food waste into compost.
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IP will partner with Premier for distribution of its flagship GC1 coated paperboard product, Arktika, in the U.K. market. Arktika is a high quality, fully coated GC1 folding boxboard with a coated reverse side, manufactured at IP’s Kwidzyn mill in Poland.
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Nanotechnology
Once the coating process is activated, research shows that a biological and completely organic process can allow nanoparticles of silver to be microscopically attached to paper.
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New Products
Tetra Pak® TR/G7, a low cost, easy-to-operate high performance filling machine for chilled distribution has a capacity of 6,500 gable top packages per hour, and delivers significant environmental benefits compared with equivalent machines in the market, with for example electricity consumption cut by a third.
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The new packaging introduced by the company is made from sustainably sourced virgin and recycled pulp as part of marketing organically grown vegetables. In 2012 the U.S. recycled 76.1% of the paperboard packaging generated. In that same year, the U.S. recycled 13.8% of all plastic packaging generated.
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Ultralight option supplements Sonoco's original FlatStack paperboard tier sheet. Made from 100% recycled fibers and completely recyclable, the original FlatStack paperboard sheets are a cost-effective solution that protects products on pallets during shipping, storage, and retail display.
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New unit is a scalable, online quality management solution to optimize the production processes and the end product quality.
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Naylor Association Solutions
People
Danny G. Johansen will retire as president of the pulp and paperboard division. Patrick T. Burke, who currently serves as president of the consumer products division, will assume the newly created consolidated role of group president overseeing both the pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses.
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Ola Schultz-Eklund will succeed Staffan Jonsson, who recently passed away, as technology director and Fredrik Nordqvist will become CEO of the Holmen Energi business area.
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Company appointed Anna Selberg SVP of communications and a member of Munksjö's management team. She has in recent years worked as a communications consultant in her own business and has previously held senior communications positions at both SCA and SEB.
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Joseph Zakutney has joined the company as VP and CIO reporting to John Jacunski, EVP and CFO. In this role, Zakutney will have overall responsibility for global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives.
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TAPPI News
TAPPI’s 2015 Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for three directors on the TAPPI Board. Per the TAPPI bylaws, members of the organization have until Nov. 1, 2015, to review the slate.
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TAPPI annually enlists the support of members, volunteers, and organizations to sponsor Student and Young Professionals memberships. This year, TAPPI exceeded the sponsorship goal by 172%.
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Register now before October 27 to save on TAPPI’s Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course.
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Kraft Recovery Boilers is a comprehensive textbook that covers recovery boilers in great depth and pulls together information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. Sale ends September 30.
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The 10-year review of T 602 cm-06, "Analysis of Sulfuric Acid," has been delayed due to lack of SSIG members. This method describes analytical procedures for the testing of sulfuric acid used in pulp and paper manufacture to determine total acidity, Baumé gravity, nonvolatile matter, iron, sulfur dioxide, and arsenic.
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The conference program will include many top-level representatives from the paper industry addressing topics and issues confronting the sector today. The event attracts business leaders from both the supply and consuming sides of the industry, creating an active dialogue while generating trading opportunities.
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This special four-hour workshop, to be held Wednesday, October 28, from 1:30-5:30 p.m., will explore the challenges of emission testing in regard to environmental measurement disciplines.
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Supporting the event as a Gold Member of the Partner Program, TAPPI joins nearly 50 other top associations who are leading forces in the exchange of ideas and collaboration with an invested interest in the future of processing and packaging.
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TAPPI is working together with IDCON on a combined set of courses to help you improve manufacturing reliability and lower costs. Special hotel rates are offered for the dates on these courses.
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Complimentary webinar on Tuesday, September 29, at noon EST, will be presented by Dr. Seyhan Nuyan, VP, Valmet Pulp & Paper Applications, North America.
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