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IP will acquire five pulp mills and two converting facilities that produce fluff pulp, softwood pulp, and specialty pulp for a number of consumer applications including diapers, other hygiene products, tissue, and textiles.
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During recent visits to Indiana for the primaries (held on Tuesday of this week, May 3, 2106), candidates claim that Indiana is suffering, but the state had a record year for manufacturing’s value of goods produced in both 2014 and 2015.
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The Challenge makes the forest sector the first to voluntarily contribute to the federal government's climate goals. Canada has signed the Paris agreement on climate change and is now promising to reduce emissions by 30%, the equivalent of cutting 225 MT of carbon dioxide a year by 2030.
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Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $38 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students.
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For the past six years, BPM has been donating heavy-duty garbage bags and gloves for Peshtigo’s (Wisconsin, USA) high school physical education students. New this year, BPM invited additional local schools to join in the Earth Day Cleanup.
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Market Roundup
New report defines and segments the "Technical Enzymes Market" on the basis of type, application, and region, with analyses and projections of the market size of each of these segments in terms of value.
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BHK imports were down 17%, and BSK imports fell 6% y/y, according to data maintained by the Japan Ministry of Finance.
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Domestic demand declined over the past five years, largely due to weak retail environment. Competition and rising imports are expected to force prices, revenue, and profit lower over the next five years. The growing adhesive labels market for food has been an exception, creating some supporting revenue for the industry.
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Bleached hardwood kraft pulp by Indonesia declined 5.3% y/y during the first two months of 2016, according to data released by Statistics Indonesia.
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North America totaled 6.1 million tons in 2015, 2% higher than in 2014 and almost four times as much as in 2010, In the second half of 2015, export volumes from Southern Gulf ports were up almost 70%. N.A. overseas pellet exports increased for the third consecutive quarter in the 4Q/15, rising 7% from the previous quarter to just over 1.7 million tons.
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Pulp & Paper
APRIL said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Papier Union, worth $35 million and a deal with Roxcel worth $15 million, noted in this past week's edition of OTW, to cooperate in the European market.
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Two new pulp drying lines were started at Klabin's new pulp mill in Ortigueira city, Paraná state in Brazil. New pulp mill will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million metric tpy of pulp, with 1.1 million metric tons of bleached hardwood pulp (BEK) made of eucalyptus and 400,000 metric tons of bleached softwood pulp (BSK) made of pine.
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Aim of the rebuild is to improve the profile quality of the specialty papers produced and also increase energy efficiency of the production line. The modifications will also allow production to be stepped up on PM 1 in the future.
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"This spraying effort goes far beyond trying to control an annoying and destructive insect -- it is needed to ensure the health of our valuable hardwoods when threatened with heavy defoliation," said Pennsylvania (USA) DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.
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Transactions include the acquisition of approximately 61,000 acres of well-stocked, highly-productive timberlands in Oregon and Washington, and the disposition of approximately 55,000 acres comprised of predominantly pre-merchantable timber in Washington.
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The businesses will be integrated into Solenis as part of its strategy to broaden its process chemicals offering and expand its geographic presence.
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The mill, located in Baileyville, Me., USA, now has one of two new new tissue machines online with design speed of 2,000 m/min and a width of 5.6 m. The Yankee is manufactured entirely of steel and has a diameter of 18 ft. It enables efficient drying at minimized energy costs and a safe operation.
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Mill will gradually begin to offer larger volumes and increase production capacity from 380,000 metric tpy to 500,000 metric tpy, of which 200,000 metric tpy will consist of high-quality dissolving pulp.
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Eastman Chemical Co.
Containerboard/Packaging
With 2015 year-end run-rate revenues of EUR 147 million, and approximately 470 employees, Mactac is a manufacturer of high-quality, pressure-sensitive materials, serving several high-value segments, including graphics, specialty labels, and industrial tapes.
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Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand, operates three converting facilities in Melbourne, Australia, Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.
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New, state-of-the-art press section delivered by Andritz will increase the annual production capacity by 20,000 metric tons, reaching 220,000 metric tpy, and will further enhance the product quality and runnability of the board machine at the same time.
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With 13 sales representatives in more than 30 countries, Kotkamills can now offer personal service through local presence all over Europe.
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Stora Enso invested EUR 110 million in the conversion work, which took place in 2015. Kraftliner production began in October 2015 and full production is expected in early 2017. The capacity of the Varkaus Mill will be about 390,000 metric tpy of lightweight kraftliner,
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Nonwovens
Order includes two complete spunlace lines and one spunjet line (combination of spunlaid and hydroentanglement processes)..
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Nanotechnology
Borregaard Exilva micro specialty cellulose has unique properties: it regulates viscosity, stabilizes emulsions, provides consistency, and is a water-binding agent. The product can be used in a variety of applications, such as adhesives, detergents, cosmetics, composites, and other industrial uses.
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New Products
Company has developed five new products, all of which are currently delivering improved performance in customers’ plants.
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The breakthrough packaging design is made still using an existing erecting and filling machine. Hence, no specific investment costs were needed. Furthermore, since the material can be manufactured on a conventional corrugated machine, sourcing is not seen to be an issue.
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Designed for indoor or outdoor applications, the SL-32HV high-vent injectors can lower system installation costs, because less-expensive, smaller-diameter supply lines can be utilized.
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The UPM Sol paper line now has further improved brightness properties designed to add more contrast and intensity to texts, colors, and images.
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MatchPress and MatchFlow are designed for graphic and packaging paper machines with a wire width of up to 6,000 mm and speeds up to 800 m/min
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Published Pricing
Norpac announced April 29 that it would increase 30 lb. newsprint prices in two $15 per metric ton installments on June 1 and July 1. Catalyst Paper told its customers on May 3 that it too will implement $15 increases on 30 lb. newsprint, effective on June 15 and July 15.
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Sustainability
Development project will combine and adapt LignoBoost and Moghi technologies. LignoBoost is Valmet's proprietary technology for the extraction of purified lignin from black liquor produced by pulp mills. Moghi in turn is Biochemtex's proprietary technology for the conversion of lignin into biofuels and biochemicals.
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In 2015, Sappi Limited established an inspirational vision for the future that was structured around concrete, measurable initiatives with clear baselines for performance. This includes the goal to become a truly diversified wood fiber group, targeting a substantial increase in EBITDA through an expanded product portfolio.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Energy
The Kymijärvi II plant is one of the most modern waste-to-energy CHP plants in Europe. This solution, demonstrated for the first time in Lahti, helps reduce the consumption of fossil fuels by replacing 140,000 metric tons of coal with renewable fuel every ye
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People
Wolfgang Lübbert has been relieved of duties as president of the management board and CEO, and appointed a member of the management board.
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A total of 57,524,398 common shares were voted at the meeting, representing 83.46% of the votes attached to all outstanding shares.
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Georg Schmundt-Thomas this week was appointed new president of the Global Hygiene Category. He will have global responsibility for SCA’s customer and consumer brands and innovation in the hygiene area starting on August 1.
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TAPPI News
This month's In-the-Spotlight member discusses how to problem-solve effectively the first time using TAPPI's existing resources.
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Registration is underway and seats are filling already for the 2016 Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course offered by TAPPI. Attendance is limited to 25, so register now to save your June 21-23 seat.
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Discover where articles and other information are located on the site and increase your understanding of our navigation with TAPPI Lost and Found.
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Receive more daily news specific to the corrugated industry on the device of your choice at the new packaging portal site.
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The Specialty Papers US 2016 agenda is beginning to take shape with the expertise of our esteemed advisory board. This year’s agenda will focus on thriving and surviving in the changing specialty papers industry.
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Decade-long TAPPI member was known best for his work in the corrugated industry.
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Andritz Pulp & Paper Inc. is currently seeking a Service Account Manager for its Glen Falls, N.Y., USA, location.
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Visit TAPPI Central at PaperCon 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, May 15-18, and receive a 30% discount on individual volumes or the set if purchased on-site. No need to pay shipping expenses. These are the brand new second editions.
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Join one of the most widely recognized instructors in papermaking as he offers clear descriptions of how and why additives used in the industry today work and how they are influencing paper performance and products.
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