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Verso's board of directors authorized the filing of the Chapter 11 cases to facilitate a debt restructuring necessary to strengthen the company's balance sheet and to position Verso for long-term success.
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Longtime TAPPI President and Executive Director Wayne H. Gross passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was 69.
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Catalyst denies the allegations contained in both claims and intends to vigorously defend itself.
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Partnership will enable paper cups used in McDonald’s restaurants across the U.K., every week, to be recycled at James Cropper’s state-of-the-art reclaimed fiber plant—turning previously non-recyclable, plastic-coated paper cups into new paper products.
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The company cooperated with the Guides and Scouts of Finland to create a forest mobile game. The purpose of the game is to encourage children and young people to learn about forests and the different species that live there, as well as the variety of ways that wood can be used such as in pulp and paper related bio products.
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Annual publication is a comprehensive purchasing tool for pulp and paper industry professionals, exposing advertisements to decision-makers during the purchasing process.
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TAPPI’s 4th annual Tissue360° Forum, May 16-18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, will bring together leaders to focus on technical advances and solutions in tissue making, converting, and on tissue education.
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Course will be conducted at the Miron facility in Neenah, Wis., USA. Register by March 22 to save.
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Market Roundup
Shipments decreased 1% in November 2015 compared with November 2014, and total P&W paper inventory levels were essentially flat compared with October 2015.
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North American December 2015 printing and writing paper demand was down 7.3% y/y, and full-year 2015 demand was off 5.3%.
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World-20 pulp shipments were at 97% capacity vs. 92% capacity ytd, while end–December BSK and BHK pulp stocks both were down one day from end-November levels.
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Report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years, and also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
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Boxboard production in December 2015 increased 1.7% compared with December 2014 and increased 0.3% from November 2015. Unbleached kraft boxboard production increased over the same month as last year but decreased compared with November 2015.
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Pulp & Paper
TM 5 and TM 6 will be used for the production of high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and handkerchief paper.
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Extension is granted for 60 years, over the initial 50 years foreseen, given the announced investment plan of EUR 61 million at the facility.
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High-speed tissue machine at Metalicplas (part of the Pehart Tec Group) in Romani, has a production capacity of 34,000 metric tpy (110 metric tpd).
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Winners will be recognized for print excellence and innovation across 10 categories for work produced primarily on Sappi paper.
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Sappi Lanaken Mill will improve the performance of PM 7 by installing a state-of-the-art film press coater, and Sappi Kirkniemi Mill will undergo a variety of modifications to PM 3 to increase energy efficiency and further improve quality consistency. The EUR 25 million in work will be completed by the end of calendar year 2016.
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SCA's (Sweden) acquisition of Wausau Paper Mosinee, Wis., USA, a North American Away-from-Home tissue company, has been closed for the total consideration of $513 million in cash.
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Pump package contains Sulzer's highly efficient AHLSTAR process pumps, MBN multistage pumps, and the latest generation of Sulzer MCE medium consistency pumps.
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Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech
Containerboard/Packaging
Contract is for an end-to-end solution and covers conversion to new, modern Siemens control systems for the bleach, cooking, and recycling plants.
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Robert G. Burton Sr., chairman and CEO, said that "we are pleased not only to complete the sale of our packaging business to WestRock, but also with our expected operating results for the fourth quarter."
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Kallima Quick Turn Program is designed to provide customers greater flexibility with no minima on orders, special sizes, folio, digital, and large format sizes.
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New Products
New Appvion Triumph Treated Ultra P High-Speed Inkjet Paper is engineered to deliver superior results and improved productivity with roll-fed high-speed inkjet presses using pigment aqueous inks.
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"Invercote has dimensional stability and flexibility which make it a fantastic choice for people who want to use embossing to give their brochure or other printed material a third dimension," explained Alex Guglielmi, one of Iggesund’s market technicians.
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Earth Pact, developed in partnership with Carvajal Pulp and Paper, is well-suited for a variety of packaging applications in the food, cosmetics, and similar industries.
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Expansion includes a broad range of papers designed for use in a variety of premium packaging applications including boxes, hangtags, gift card carriers, and luxe folders. The line now features 58 items, including 24 new colors, 13 new finishes, and three new digital-ready items, and is showcased in the new Neenah Folding Board swatchbook.
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People
Ismo Haaparanta deputy CEO, previously was CEO of Sydvaranger Gruve AS, a Norwegian mining company. He also was with Yara Suomi Oy of Finland in various managerial positions for several years.
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Dr. Stefan Karrer has been appointed New COO, and Werner Ruckenbrod has retired from the position. Karrer was appointed CEO of Sappi Alfeld in 2010. At that time, he managed to expand the factory and transform it into the market leader in one-side-coated paper
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Ross Weiner will join the company as chief accounting officer effective February 15. The company specializes in paperboard as well as plastic packaging products.
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James Chesley brings to Pamarco 22 years of experience in flexo printing and package printing related industries.
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The Nomination Board of Valmet proposes to the next Annual General Meeting, which is planned to be held on March 22, that the number of members of the BOD until closing of the General Meeting 2017 will be eight. Bo Risberg, Mikael von Frenckell, Lone Fønss Schrøder, Friederike Helfer and Rogerio Ziviani are re-elected.
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Chris van Zijl has held top positions within the European paper and print industry for more than 30 years, most recently with Norske Skog, a global producer of newsprint and magazine paper.
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TAPPI News
Learn from the experts: Bernard de Galembert of CEPI and Christoph Weder of AdolpheMerkle Institute
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Learn the latest best practices in maintenance planning and scheduling to improve your plant’s bottom line.
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Secure your seat now for the Pine Chemicals Association's Recovery Course.
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Registration opened a short time ago and already seats are beginning to fill for the TAPPI Tissue 201 Course this spring.
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The essential function: protect the employees and the company against harm, maintain safe working conditions, and meet the food safety standards required by our customers. Learn more at the TAPPI Industry Career Center.
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Preliminary results for TAPPI’s Industry Compensation Survey are now available. Compare your compensation to others, see salary and benefit trends, and evaluate your potential career growth.
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