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New $64 million investment in Scappoose, Ore., USA, includes state-of-the-art converting lines that are scheduled for commissioning at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
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With a new $50,000 grant from the New Brunswick provincial government and support by the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, Center for Forest Science and Innovation, a study is now taking place to find new technology, products, and market pathways to a sustainable future for this Canadian forestry resource.
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Most sunscreen products on the market contain synthetic compounds that prevent U.V. rays from damaging skin. But consumers are searching for product performance that comes from natural sources leading to lignin being tested with astounding results: 1% lignin doubled the lotion’s original SPF. It went from 15 to 30.
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International Paper was recognized by IDG's Computerworld for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top organizations challenging their IT staff, while providing great benefits and compensation. IP's 1,400 IT team members deliver tech solutions for business advantage and support to 55,000 company employees.
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Seventeenth annual grant program enables social good through creative design,
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The forest products sector will be leaning more than ever on innovation in the coming years, as the industry transforms into one that emphasizes bio-energy, high-rise wooden buildings, and a wide range of new products that rely on forest products. Those new forest-dependent products will include everything from cosmetics to clothing to auto parts.
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Market Roundup
Paper accounted for 35.8% of the GOBM global volume share in 2015, projected to total $11 billion by 2024. Growing consumer demand for paper from emerging economies including India and China is expected to propel expansion for optical brightening agents and related technology over the forecast period.
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Pilot program noting month-to-month change kicked off with market consultation in Q4 2015 with contributions starting in January. FOEX and RISI continue to operate as separate price reporters. Current RISI effective list prices and spot prices will be uninterrupted. Current PIX price continues until further notice.
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Country's imports of both BSK and BHK pulp were up sharply through April of 2016.
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Rising demand for paper packaging is expected to fuel product demand owing to its enhanced properties such as reinforcement and durability of the base material. Increasing application in novel applications including printing inks, and Portland cement is expected to open new opportunities for growth over the forecast period.
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Overall, forest products shipments climbed 12% in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The Canadian province's forest products industry association soon expects Ontario to be able to employ up to 90,000 employees again, a level last achieved before the 2008 global recession.
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Both the HFPI and the SFPI price indices fell in the 1Q/16 with generally lower prices in Europe, Canada, and Russia partly because of weakening currencies against the U.S. Dollar, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. For many countries, current prices are at their lowest levels in almost 10 years.
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Pulp & Paper
The plant would come online in 2017, extracting hemicellulose sugars and lignin from an existing dissolving pulp line, while improving the pulping process. Sappi aims to demonstrate increased production output, higher dissolving pulp quality, lower operating costs, and a new optimised hydrolysate revenue stream.
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"Both hygiene and non-woven products are a fast-growing market. This investment will enable us to support the growth of our customers and further develop this business together with them," said the EVP of Stora Enso’s Biomaterials division. The EUR 27 million investment is for the Skutskär pulp mill in Sweden.
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Earlier this month, OTW reported a U.S. bankruptcy court gave Verso permission to terminate an agreement to let Expera use PM 5. As expected, Verso rejected the offer. Detailing company desire to keep the PM for future/unrealized specialty paper demand, Verso's returned PM already has a new product taking orders.
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Strategic review of printing papers joint venture is ongoing.
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Eastman Chemical Co.
Containerboard/Packaging
"This name change was necessary following the recent acquisitions of Dinieper and Dairy Pack, and confirms our commitment to expanding our solutions and services in the fresh dairy market and beyond," explained Eric Lesbats, CEO of Synerlink.
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"We will be a one-stop packaging shop for global customers with Chinese operations who need high-quality, multi-material packaging, world class expert service, and innovative design to ensure their products are optimally protected at every stage of the global supply cycle," said the managing director of DS Smith China.
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Reliable Container offers a variety of custom corrugated containers and point-of-purchase displays, in addition to offering consultation, design, and inventory services. Their diverse customer base includes furniture, food and beverage, consumer products, auto, electronics, fabricated metal products, and services industries. The approximately 250 employees are now part of G-P.
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This new on-package recycling symbol is available as well as guidelines for its use, a value ranking system for recovered sacks, and more. A downloadable information kit is also hosted on the PPSMA website’s Sustainability page. It is publicly available for end users and industry members alike.
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Valmet IQ Moisturizer features applications for moisture cross-direction profiling, warp control, and smooth moisture increase. It has an air atomized micro droplet spray nozzle, linear water control valve, and excessive mist removal. SAICA will thus reduce corrugated warping, reduce waste, and improve productivity.
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Project to improve efficiency, increase operating speed, and boost production more than 40%. Crucial point of dryer section modification is application of TT SteelDryer technology throughout the paper for packaging machine, with five sections and a total of 42 dryers. By 2017, It will reach an operating speed of 1,000 m/min.
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New Products
Ability to create custom packaging is a cornerstone of Neenah’s new Box Wrap portfolio. The portfolio now offers a broad range of color palettes, an array of whites and neutrals, and a library of embossing options. Neenah touts its newly advanced custom capabilities—creating endless possibilities for brand owners.
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Company to offer an innovative new product, tissue bags with handles, in the hygiene tissue segment, following the May signing of a cooperation agreement with Gaviplas SL. The new product is designed to form a fast response to market trends that show a rapidly growing demand for more convenient tissue packaging.
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Sustainability
Germany was one of the first to achieve endorsement of its national system in 2000. It now joins Finland as the only other country to gain re-endorsement for a record third time, a requirement for all countries every five years. Also, a second edition of Malaysia's forest standards were released and subsequently re-certified.
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Under the three pillars of collaboration, engagement, and mobilization, the Forest Product Association of Canada's endorsed CCFM’s Innovation Action Plan outlines how jurisdictions will work together to help the forest sector achieve potential in areas such as bio-products and building with competitive sustainability.
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P&P company's technology allows items such as nitrile gloves to be sent to recyclers and turned into a reusable medium to create eco-responsible durable consumer products such as flowerpots/lawn furniture, benches, and bicycle racks. The project was recently expanded to process on location at industrial sites.
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In a significant week of news for PEFC, an internationally recognized program for sustainable use of forest resources for industrial manufacturing, the group welcomed the Korean Republic as a national member, as well as three new European organizations and the large U.S. paper packaging producer, WestRock.
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This is the first trial of its kind in Japan. Kao began procurement of FSC-certified corrugated cartons in March 2016, and by the end of 2016, approximately 50% of corrugated cartons used by Kao will be FSC-certified. By 2020, Kao will purchase only pulp for raw materials that is traceable to the source.
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Scott Usitalo joined Kimberly-Clark in 2008 and has held several global and regional leadership roles across the company. Most recently, he served as president for Kimberly-Clark's family care business in North America.
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Green Bay, Wis., USA-based Paper Converting Machine Co., a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries, recently added two new members to the company sales team--Bill Easley and Bob Schuh.
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"Christa is a proven leader with a track record of delivering results in the expanding world of digital commerce," said Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark.
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Open Letter from Larry
Larry spends time with TAPPI’s newest Sustaining Member Company at PaperCon 2016.
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Only a few seats remain for this popular course. Receive registration discounts until July 12.
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IMPC is a global event focusing on innovative technologies for the mechanical pulping industry.
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Join expert instructor, Dr. Roland Gong, assistant professor of paper science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, for this course in July.
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Learn proven best practices in cost-effective management with this series of courses from TAPPI and IDCON
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With a comprehensive program full of insights into the current market focusing on topics around thriving in the ever-changing market, new technologies including raw materials, fibers and applications, you can’t afford to miss this year’s program.
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Glatfleter is currently seeking a Project Mechanical Engineer for its Spring Grove, Pennsylvania location.
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