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Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
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Assets include 400,000 sq. ft. of warehouse buildings, a waste water treatment plant, a 16 MW biomass boiler, and approximately 300 acres of land with roughly another 4,000 ft. of frontage on the Penobscot River.
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Novel material is ideal for applications such as oil spill cleaning, heat insulation, as well as packaging, and it can potentially be used as coating materials for drug delivery and as smart materials for various biomedical applications.
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When multi-layered cups are rotated in a specific order, they tell stories that seem to come to life. Viewers can watch doors fly open, backdrops move, and word bubbles change text. The smooth surface of paper makes transitioning easy. This could represent a viable, creative commercial concept for specialty cup production.
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Although there are only a handful of lignin suppliers capable of producing high-purity fiber today, interest in lignin fiber appears to be increasing, and several pulp-and-paper companies are pursuing lignin fiber development.
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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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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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Market Roundup
New global pulp market study details how global consumption of papermaking fiber and specialty pulps grew from 185 million metric tons in 1980 to 416 million metric tons in 2014, representing a growth of 125%.
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With increased environmental concerns worldwide and the need to reduce toxic emissions, green packaging is increasingly being adopted by the food and beverage (F&B), healthcare, and personal care industries.
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Technavio analysts forecast that the global corrugated box packaging market will grow at a CAGR of 4.8% through 2020,
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The global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market was valued at $18.67 billion in 2013 and is likely to reach $25.41 billion by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period, between 2014 and 2020,
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Currently, there’s too much supply relative to demand – and supply is increasing, too. This is also what happened to crude oil, a U.S. market publication explained this past week, and other commodities as well. And since it takes energy to make most commodities, lower energy prices naturally beget lower commodity prices.
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Pulp & Paper
Project will be based on the PMP Integrated Tissue Mill concept, which means two machines (left-hand and right-hand) in the same building, a shared control room, as well as a warehouse.
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This is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at the mill. The longtime goal is to increase both availability and the total production volume of Rottneros’ two pulp mills to reach a capacity of 500,000 metric tpy.
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Sappi and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College have received a $350,000 grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to develop and implement a Knowledge Management and Training System at the Sappi mill in Cloquet, Minn.
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Under the plan, Verso will eliminate $2.4 billion in pre-bankruptcy debt. In return, the holders of Verso's funded debt will receive substantially all of the equity in the reorganized Verso. The financing package provides Verso with operational flexibility to reorganize and liquidity to support ongoing operations for the foreseeable future
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Volga Paper of Russia reported it has to struggle with financial difficulties due to its judicial disputes with PAO MRSK and the Privolzhie electric power network. Maintaining export supplies is said to be one of the most important tasks of the company in the near future.
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Containerboard/Packaging
With the acquisition Huhtamaki expands its flexible packaging manufacturing footprint in Europe and is able to offer agile high quality off-set printing capabilities for smaller production runs for its customers.
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New line features Andritz green liquor technology for efficient pulp cooking, refining, and washing, and produces 1,000 metric tpd of semichemical pulp for the production of corrugated board from birch and aspen.
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Two paper producers in North America placed orders for chemical pulping equipment and a recycled fiber processing line. The chemical pulping equipment will be used to recover chemicals in the kraft pulping process and the recycled fiber processing system for the production of linerboard.
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During the project, the current magazine paper machine (PM 2) will be converted into a high performance food service board (FSB) machine. Kemira will supply the startup with sizing, retention and drainage, board hygiene, and microbe control technologies.
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Stora Enso decided to modernize the pre-calender of its board machine BM 4 to improve the quality of the produced board and lighten the board, i.e., increase its bulk—without compromising its properties.
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New Products
The new bright white 100% recycled paper has Blue Angel and EU Ecolabel certification. The NAUTILUS range offers ColorLok technology for more intense inkjet colors and faster drying ink. Using high quality recovered paper allows Mondi to achieve a target whiteness of 140 CIE (ISO 100) with no optical brighteners
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This expanded offering follows on the heels of Neenah’s recent acquisition of FiberMark. "This new line represents the coming together of these two businesses, now with the ability to offer both coated and uncoated options, in eye-catching new finishes and trending colors," said Neenah's brand manager.
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Addition of new heavyweight options provides press operators, brand owners, and graphic designers with superior performance on a wide range of coated one-side (C1S) applications, including litho labels, envelopes, book dust jackets, set up boxes, and point-of-purchase displays.
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Purpose-built dispenser is designed to handle the rigors of the challenging food processing environment. It provides best-in-class water resistance, hands-free dispensing, and the highest capacity refill on the market.
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Promotion features many parallels between premium chocolates and premium papers, from sourcing ingredients to manufacturing to experiencing the end product, including their high quality, craftsmanship, artistry, beauty, sensory stimulation, and sustainability.
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Published Pricing
Price increase on carbonless products will be up to 7% on reels and 5% on sheets, effective for all deliveries beginning April 4.
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Price for recycled corrugated case material have been showing signs of weakness since the turn of the year. Market players in Italy are pointing to small price cuts for deliveries in January.
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Resolute has hiked February list prices $20 in North America to $960 per metric ton for NBSK and $920 per metric ton for SKSK, while Domtar also raised its NBSK and SBSK list prices $20 in North America to $960 and $920 per metric ton, respectively.
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Sustainability
B.C. Timber Sales, Catalyst Paper, Howe Sound Paper, Interfor, and Western Forest Products formed the Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) in 2000. For 15 years, CFCI worked with ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, and Sierra Club to deliver joint recommendations to the Canadian Province and First Nations.
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The company, focusing more on embracing forest sustainability, now has more than 60% of its concession in Indonesia PEFC-certified, adding to the existing PEFC Chain of Custody certification awarded to its manufacturing operations.
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A new digitally powered initiative will raise awareness of the benefits of timely and correctly performed forest management for acquiring thinning wood the company plans to purchase as they invest heavily in the company's pulp mills. These new services are designed to improve profitability as well as efficiency.
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People
Moving to a more close cooperation with personalized support and offering related services summarizes the main goals of the new organization. Eight members have been added to the organization's management team.
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Total number of shares voted by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting was 79,679,438, representing 79.68% of the corporation's outstanding shares.
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TAPPI News
How you manage your plant’s materials and spare parts can improve the bottom line.
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Dart Container is currently seeking a Senior Materials Engineer for its Mason, Mich, USA, location.
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The Papermakers Committee invites you to attend a free webinar on spray nozzle basics on Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
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The cutoff date to submit applications for TAPPI scholarships is quickly approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity let us help you fund your education!
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Strengthen your technical knowledge; gain critical leadership skills needed to change the pulp and paper industry.
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This award will be presented during the International Mechanical Pulping Conference in Helsinki, Finland, in June. The nomination should be sent by February 29.
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