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Grupo Gondi will have 13 plants, including three WestRock corrugated facilities in Mexicali, Monterrey, and Queretaro. WestRock also will make a cash contribution in exchange for a 25% equity participation in Grupo Gondi.
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Awards for the pulp and paper industry has 10 categories this year, including Mill Manager of the Year, The Bio-Strategy Award, Environmental Leadership, Innovation in Water Management, and Innovation in Tissue.
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There's been no Nordic production of viscose, the main textile fiber from timber, for nearly a decade, partly on environmental grounds. A 2011 spike in cotton prices began changing that. The industry would like to see textile fiber factories set up that will meet environmental rules and appeal to local firms such as IKEA.
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International Paper's Industrial Packaging unit also has donated more than 50,000 boxes to food banks and church groups in the U.S. states of Louisiana and Texas, assisting the hardest-hit flood victims.
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It may seem strange to describe ancient papermaking as technology, but its arrival in the U.K. in about 1300 was a pivotal moment in western cultural history. The story is now being pieced together for the first time in a new project that promises to reveal why some innovations (paper) are a timeless success while others fail.
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In-depth look at alternative fibers in tissue making in Session TF2 of this year’s Tissue360 Forum at PaperCon, May 16-18, 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, actually begins in session TF1, which is the keynote session for this well-attended event, now in its fourth year.
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The National Science Foundation will work with the North Carolina, USA, community college to develop a new certificate program focused on anti-counterfeit printing and paper packaging technology.
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Market Roundup
Shipments increased 1% in February 2016 compared with February 2015. Total P&W paper inventory was essentially unchanged from January 2016 levels.
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P&W paper demand was up 1.4% y/y in February 2016, but was down 2% in the first two months of this year.
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Demand for food containers is projected to increase 2.8% yearly. Trends include a general shift from rigid packaging formats to flexible containers such as paperboard. While rigid plastic, foam, and molded pulp containers offer different environmental benefits, molded pulp is often considered the greener option of the three.
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Country's BSK pulp imports were up 2.6% y/y in 2015, with more from Sweden. The country’s BHK pulp imports were up 4.7% y/y, including a big rise from Uruguay.
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Yesterday (March 30) the most recent to-date study that has been published for the growth of the paper and paperboard packaging market from 2016-2022 was released, anticipating the market to reach $210.4 billion by 2022.
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Pulp & Paper
New Business Plan to 2020 includes investments of more than $2 billion into existing production facilities and other operations in Russia. Investments will focus on increasing the Group’s production capacity by 500,000-plus metric tpy.
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Company plans to build a new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room based on its in-house technology that will significantly increase the Joutseno site's current sodium chlorate capacity. Construction is expected to start this June.
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Andritz has received an order from Rottneros Bruk AB to upgrade the CTMP pulp drying line at its Rottneros mill in Sweden. The flash dryer’s capacity will be increased by more than 50% while at the same time specific heat consumption will be reduced. Startup is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year.
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Fire resulted in one injury from smoke inhalation. and caused an estimated $5.000 in damages to the mill's tissue machine.
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Throughout the Japanese mill's history, Oji explained they have rebuilt the manufacturing system several times to optimally meet the changes in demand for printing and communications paper. However, the company now foresees demand continuing to decrease, leading to the decision to make this closure
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Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech
Containerboard/Packaging
TRM is a producer of specialist corrugated packaging and retail ready packaging, located in the North West of England. It employs some 270 people.
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Company has agreed to acquire converting assets of Wayne, N.J.-based printed folding carton producer primarily servicing the food and away-from-home end markets through strong sheet-fed and web press capabilities.
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A tricky upgrade in Charleston, S.C., USA, along with extreme weather bringing unexpected amounts of rain created challenges for KapStone at the company's kraft paper facility, as well as with rising raw material prices. For nearly eight years the Cooper River site was hailed as a "home run" before a difficult end of 2015.
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Products introduced to the Japanese market are Pure-Pak® Curve and Pure-Pak Sense. Products feature sophisticated Scandinavian design shapes and new functions. They have high value-added products in dairy drinks, soft drinks, and functional drinks in Europe, and closures can be attached to them.
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Four of South Wine's own home-grown semi-dry wines are now offered in the combibloc Slimline 1,000 ml carton pack. The company's wines have previously been available in glass bottles only.
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PMP will install state-of-the-art new technology on PM 1, ensuring energy savings solutions following global trends. Additionally, the project is expected to significantly improve paper quality.
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Facility near the town of Salonta, which produces corrugated board as well as tubes, was recently expanded by 4,600 square meters. The new section will provide room for the production of tubes.
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Upgrade includes new drives and a control system for the PRS106 line as well as renewal of some of the unwinding stations on PRS109 and PRS106.
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Legislative
The Trans-Pacific Partnership opens markets for forest products and breaks ground in lowering non-tariff barriers and other regulatory impediments to trade. The elimination of most tariffs on goods traded regionally and reduction of non-tariff barriers is expected to increase economic activity and boost demand for paper products.
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New Products
LUBE-IT 5.3 delivers highly anticipated integration capabilities with enterprise asset management (EAM/CMMS) systems, and increases the reliability and effectiveness of industrial equipment lubrication programs.
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New MultiSeal Plus sealing technology improves processes in the dryer section of paper machines. Thanks to a shorter high-vacuum zone, the fabric deflection is significantly reduced and fabric wear is decreased. Also, adjustable SkySeal Plus sealing strips consistently optimize fabric runs and extend maintenance intervals.
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Enclosure coolers keep electrical and electronic enclosures cool, clean, and dry, and are a low-cost alternative to expensive high-maintenance air conditioners. A small mounting footprint allows use in confined spaces, and require 1/10th the space of comparable air conditioner units.
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Munken Kristall addresses the trend towards an increased demand for fine paper that exhibits high whiteness and brightness – a combination that is already embraced by Munken Polar – and takes the whitening possibilities one step further.
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Toscotec S.p.A
Sustainability
The agreement between the New Zealand forest group and the research center in Finland will focus on co-invention and commercialization of technologies in New Zealand that will contribute to increased use of climate friendly, lightweight, high performance materials made from forest biomass.
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The Nevada, USA, company aims to reduce the cannabis industry’s carbon footprint by offering legal cultivators an "eco-friendly recycling solution" by turning what would otherwise be waste from medicinal and recreational marijuana producers into a new form of paper and packaging material.
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The toolkit, partially developed by FPI’s Paper Recovery Alliance, is separated into sections based on audiences. For communities, material recovery facilities, and end markets, the toolkit maps out potential end markets for recycled material and shares case studies of successful foodservice packaging recovery.
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Traditionally a pulp and paper company, Stora Enso has increasingly focused on producing second-generation biochemicals and biomaterials through its sustainable extraction processes in order to provide novel products for new markets. The company has diversified into a renewable materials company that is now gaining recognition.
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As a platinum level Patron, International Paper supports the goals of the SGP program at the highest level. IP was said to recognize that sustaining natural resources is crucial to the future of our planet.
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In 2013, China stopped taking shipments of plastic grades 3, 6, and 7. Before that, the company said they really never made much money on plastic and tin compared with paper, anyhow. It's a victory for the sustainability argument of paper products over others, an argument increasingly important in the 21st century economy.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Energy
Two companies will install a biomass power plant at Mitsubishi Paper’s Hachinohe mill in Japan. Operation and maintenance of the operation will be handled by Mitsubishi Paper, and biomass fuel procurement will be mainly provided by Oji Green Resources.
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Stefan Eibl-Török has many years of experience as a global sales and marketing executive in the production industry, and for the past 13 years has been responsible for marketing and sales at Laakirchen Papier AG, Austria.
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Discover where articles and other information is located on the site and increase your understanding of our navigation with TAPPI Lost and Found.
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PaperCon sessions, roundtables, technical papers, and success stories will challenge you to think, act, and do!
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The 2016 PPSA conference features expert speakers from within the safety community, as well as exhibits from vendors showcasing the latest innovations in personal and site safety.
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As requested by our members, Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry is back in stock.
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TAPPI’s Young Professionals Division recently selected the winners of its second annual YP Top 20 Under 30 Contest. The contest recognizes individuals under the age of 30 who are emerging leaders in the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries.
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GL&V USA, Inc. is currently seeking an Engineering Project Manager in the Lenox, Mass., USA area.
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