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November 5, 2015 In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
People
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Weekly Spotlight
As part of the transaction, SCA and Vinda have signed an agreement regarding the exclusive license to market and sell the SCA brands—TENA (incontinence products), Tork (Away-from-Home tissue), Tempo (consumer tissue), Libero (baby diapers), and Libresse (feminine care)—in South East Asia, Taiwan, and South Korea.
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The research institutes Innventia and Swerea SICOMP, Sweden, have worked together in unique cooperation to develop the first carbon-fiber composite "demonstrator" from softwood lignin.
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Solenis was recognized for its excellence in creating a world-class safety culture following the principles and ethics of Responsible Care for environmental health, safety, and security, which are essential elements in its business success.
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Bipartisan commission concluded that the cost of providing customers with paper bills is included in the operating expenses of the utility, and that charging a fee for paper bills is inconsistent with commission regulations, long-standing precedent, and established practices of Pennsylvania public utilities.
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Some environmentalist groups suggest that forestry activities in Quebec, Canada, should be considerably reduced—a measure that would threaten thousands of jobs in this industry, according to a new documentary produced by the Montreal Economic Institute in the North Shore region.
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G-P will be the National Paper Sponsor of the Kids In Need Foundation through 2017, where it will donate a minimum of $365,000 in cash and in-kind paper products.
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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
Pulp shipments were up 3.6% y/y in September, but stocks were down three days for BSK and two days for BHK pulps,
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New report projects the global waste paper management market to be valued at around $43.35 billion by 2020. It expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 2.55% from 2015 to 2020.
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The report, titled "Consumer Packaging Market in the U.S. 2015-2019," covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the consumer packaging market in the U.S. through 2019.
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Report covers the Americas, APAC, and EMEA, as well as the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. It additionally includes a discussion of key vendors.
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Pulp & Paper
Acquisition includes W+D’s operations in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, along with the U.S. subsidiary, W+D North America, and the Malaysian subsidiary, W+D Asia Pacific.
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Company has completed the previously announced sale of its global paper hydrous kaolin business to Imerys, Paris, France.
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AFP operates six facilities including a sawmill and laminating plant in Arkansas, a laminating plant in Georgia, two chip plants, and an I-joist plant through a 50/50 joint venture.
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Company this week announced that its Andromeda Concept high performance tissue converting technology is to be delivered to Resolute Forest Products’ Calhoun, Tenn., USA, mill, ready for the expected start of tissue production in the first quarter of 2017.
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Under the framework agreement, Shandong Huatai Paper and Voith will strengthen their cooperation in a number of areas in the next five years, including the upgrade of existing production lines, the expansion of R&D activities, and the implementation of Industrie 4.0, which will be supported by a total investment of RMB 840 million from Huatai (approximately EUR 120 million).
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Agreement certifies MAN Diesel & Turbo's Baton Rouge, La., USA, shop (formerly known as Baton Rouge Machine Works) to be GL&V’s authorized repair and rebuild center for the southern U.S.
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Assignment covers the total delivery of a tall oil plant, consisting of the design, procurement, and delivery of main and auxiliary equipment.
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Company sells entire holding of 12,108,723 A-shares in AB Industrivärden, Sweden, representing 4.3% and 2.8% of votes and capital respectively. The shares were sold to Swedish institutions and investors, for a price of SEK 169 per A-share.
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The paper machine planned for closure at the end of 2015 has a capacity of 135,000 metric tpy and is the smallest and oldest of the four paper machines at Ortviken paper mill.
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The mill will produce 70,000 metric tpy of eucalyptus pulp following startup of the new cooking plant scheduled for December 2016.
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The Shared Service Center will initially have about 20 employees with space to accommodate up to 82 full-time employees.
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Machine came easily on-stream after the commissioning period and is now producing high quality tissue products according to the guaranteed technological parameters.
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In the concept to be delivered, the entire output of the mill, 1.3 million metric tons, will be taken to the distribution center, which will buffer, sort, and distribute the pulp bale units to different transports. The delivery will be the first of its kind in the world.
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During the ramp-up, pulp production has exceeded expectations and the quality of pulp has improved. The entire Kymi pulp and paper mill integrate is benefiting from the improvements in energy efficiency and flexibility of operations.
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Toscotec scope of supply included an AHEAD-1.5M machine, a second-generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-18FT, a 1,425 mm dia. suction press roll, and steam-heated hoods, as well as the stock preparation system. The machine has a working speed of 1,650 m/min. and a capacity of 40,000 metric tpy.
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New 1.5 million metric tpy mill in Brazil will start up in March 2016, and is expected to produce 900,000 metric tpy next year, with two-thirds being BEK pulp and one-third being BSK pulp, possibly including some fluff pulp.
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Containerboard/Packaging
"We look forward to launching PaperNuts sales and marketing programs in the near future and ultimately fulfilling our mission to provide the packaging industry with a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to environmentally harmful packaging solutions such as polystyrene peanuts and other plastic-based protective packaging products," said CEO Tyler Pearson.
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Company will install a new corrugator at its Norampac corrugated board conversion plant in Drummondville, Que., thus increasing its production capacity.
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Investments are directly in line with company's strategic plan to focus on two major sectors—packaging and tissue products.
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Company is bringing its innovative, complete line of field-proven peripheral control equipment for corrugated and digital printing presses to the North American market.
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One option being considered is a capacity expansion of the Ruzomberok mill in Slovakia that would involve the installation of a 300,000 metric tpy containerboard machine to produce a new product.
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Company will sell containerboard mill and related recycling operations in Raubling, Germany, to the Heinzel Group, Vienna, Austria, for an enterprise value of EUR 25 million on a debt and cash free basis.
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Company had announced this past summer that it would sell the Enstra mill’s business to the Corruseal Group, and also unbundle its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper mill to Golden Era.
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In addition to offering transparent reporting, Tetra Pak has worked with Sedex to develop tailor-made training for its employees at more than 60 Tetra Pak sites.
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New Products
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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Since it was launched on the market, the HydroSeal has been used successfully in all suction roll types and for the production of all paper grades.
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Published Pricing
The price increase of 7% for specialty nonwoven materials produced by the company’s Building and Energy business area will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2016.
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Company will increase prices by 6% to 8% on its two-side CWF papers. The increase will vary according to product format and country.
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A 2%-4% increase will occur on select process chemicals and containers. Higher increases can be expected in countries where there has been significant local currency devaluation.
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Company will increase prices for coreboard tubes and cores in the range of 6% to 8% throughout Europe, including the U.K., effective with shipments on or after November 16.
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People
In his new capacity, Grogan will be responsible for all of the company's Flexible Packaging operations worldwide.
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Peter Warren has an extensive background in sales and marketing. His last position was with tAvery Dennison Materials Group, where he was director of sales and customer service for Northern Europe.
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Sävinger-Åslund, currently VP of human resources of the business unit SCA Incontinence Care Europe, has worked for the company since 2001 and has held a number of senior human resources positions in a variety of strategic and operational functions in Sweden and abroad.
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TAPPI News
Sixteen students presented abstracts on a multitude of research topics at the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference.
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Learn the latest in chemistry, physics, and engineering principals to improve recovery, reduce costs, and reduce environmental impact at your mill.
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New wave of paper professionals embrace challenges.
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Rayonier Advanced Materials is currently seeking a Senior Scientist.
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Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series is first in a series of resources developed jointly with TAPPI and the community college network (npt)2.
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More experts needed to review the TAPPI T 438 "Zinc and cadmium in paper" standard.
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