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October 29, 2015 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Published Pricing
Energy
People
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Weekly Spotlight
Investments include replacing one of the mill's two existing wood yards that process incoming logs, upgrading the other wood yard, and a major upgrade to one of the mill's machines that produce pulp.
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U.S. subsidiary of China-based Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., broke ground this past week on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility to produce natural color, straw fiber tissue products.
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New documentary,m beingsupported by Georgia-Pacific, explores the complex layers of life in the longleaf pine environment.
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TAPPI Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course is set for November 17-18 at the Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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During this meeting, the world’s leading yankee dryer owners and service providers will discuss opportunities to improve yankee dryer safety, productivity, and overall business results. There is no charge, but attendees must register.
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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 4% in September 2015 compared with September 201, and total P&W paper inventory levels decreased 4% from August 2015
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Stocks in European ports dropped 10% below the end-August’s multi-year high level, according to data maintained by Europulp.
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New report is titled "Containerboard Market in Latin America 2015-2019." It covers the landscape of the containerboard market (linerboard and corrugating medium) in Latin America and includes a detailed discussion of key vendors operating in this market.
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Global specialty paper market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.28% over the period 2014-2019.
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Global market for cellulose nanoparticles accounted for $46.8 million in 2014 and is projected to reach $808.30 million by 2022, growing at an impressive CAGR of 42.78% during the forecast period 2014-2022.
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the global VR "cardboard" market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 182.9% in terms of revenue and 150.8% in terms of unit shipment during the period 2014-2019.
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Pulp & Paper
Annual lignin volume is approximately 40,000 metric tpy of dry substance. The products are sold to the low and medium value segments in North America.
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Intelescope will run its own patented algorithms against millions of square kilometers of high-resolution earth imagery within the GBD Platform to generate timely and relevant information for its customers.
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Mixed-waste processing recovers much less mill-quality paper, but more metal and plastic, and requires 2.5 times the facility capital cost of single-stream recycling.
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"The sale of Bromma Business Jet is in line with SCA’s previous announcement stating that the Group will not own business jets," said Magnus Groth, president and CEO of SCA.
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Containerboard/Packaging
The company expects to consolidate all production at Kitchener by May 2016, and close its Hamilton, Ont., plant by July 2016.
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Pratt, which has now built three of its past four mills in the U.S., noted that the new 100% recycled facility would supply the company’s rapidly-expanding Midwest operations.
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Schweighouse facility is one of 20 paper mills that Sonoco operates globally. Established in 1878, the uncoated recycled coreboard mill has two machines with a total capacity of 95,000 metric tpy.
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Sappi Fusion is an ultra-white virgin fiber topliner for bag-in-box and gift-box packaging applications. It features an extremely bright white and flat surface after lamination.
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Legislative
American Wood Council and the American Forest & Paper Association this past week signed onto a joint petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan in the D.C. Circuit Court.
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New Products
Company has introduced its new Probarrier greaseproof papers for the food industry, noting that it is set to achieve a sales volume of approximately 3,000 metric tons within the first year.
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Next-generation paper is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications such as photorealistic posters and presentations, POP and retail displays, signage, and bus shelters.
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An auto-tilt function keeps rolls in the vertical position, and the truck is prevented from moving until the roll is off the ground. The paper clamp attachment opens automatically when the roll touches the ground.
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The wish to offer economic benefits to papermakers played an important role in the development of the Uni series, Voith noted. For example, it said that the development goal for the UniFilm roll cover was to substantially extend the metering rod service life.
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Published Pricing
Chile-based Atauco, has advised the China market of new pulp prices for November, with mostly $10 -$30 reductions from October levels.
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Due to continuously rising input cost, the company will have to adjust prices upwards for specialty papers, effective January 2016. The price rise will apply to all European and overseas markets.
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Energy
If cellulosic ethanol is to become integrated into Maine’s forest economy, it needs to coexist, not compete, with existing pulp or paper production, according to an analyst cited by a local newspaper this past week.
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People
Olli Koponen, EVP, Molded Fiber and a member of the Group Executive Team, has been appointed EVP, Flexible Packaging, Following Koponen's new appointment,Petr Domin, managing director, Molded Fiber Europe, has been appointed interim EVP, Molded Fiber. Shashank Sinha, EVP, Flexible Packaging and a member of the Group Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki.
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Thomas Lööb, corporate development director and chairman of Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB (Sweden), beginning immediately, will join the management team of Sweden-based Duni AB.
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TAPPI News
More experts needed to review the TAPPI T 438 "Zinc and cadmium in paper" standard.
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Learning to plan and better manage your maintenance practices can save your plant time and expense. Then, build on your learning to discover how to run your parts inventory for maximum efficiency through these two courses in November:
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The Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking applications for the position of Department Chair, with a position start date of July 1, 2016. Formal review of applications will begin on Oct. 30, 2015, and continue until filled.
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In as little time as it takes to drink a cup of coffee, you can add your data to help make this the most comprehensive salary analysis in the industry.
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Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for academic year 2016-2017 Technical Division scholarships is Feb. 15, 2016.
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Gain recognition among industry leaders and experts in Nanotechnology by presenting at the 2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology.
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Energy Optimization – Case Studies in Energy Reduction in the Paper Mill will be held Wednesday, November 4, at the Miron Corporate Office, located at 1471 McMahon Drive in Neenah, Wis., USA.
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