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Weekly Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark announced that it was suspending production in Venezuela because of a lack of primary materials, currency trouble, and soaring inflation. The company made a number of hard-to-find staples in Venezuela such as diapers and facial tissues.
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Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016, enforcement will now begin Nov. 1, 2016.
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Results tracked from August 2015 through May 2016 in a wave-over-wave Attitude and Usage survey conducted by the Paper and Packaging Board, show improving perceptions of paper and packaging products among the campaign’s target audience.
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Award recognizes a company’s sustainability efforts and achievements and applauds its assistance in helping Walmart reach its own sustainability goals. Kruger Products was selected for this prestigious honor from more than 100 other suppliers.
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Market Roundup
BHK pulp imports were up 11.6% y/y through May 2016. Almost three-quarters of the U.S. BHK pulp imports were from Brazil. U.S. BSK (bleached softwood kraft) pulp imports were up 4.3%, with 98% coming from Canada,
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China Papermaking Industry Association has reported a clear trend towards greater use of calcium carbonate at the expense of kaolin or other filler minerals because of its availability and lower price.
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Manufacturers of facial tissue are now looking to the fast-moving Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, and Latin American regions to drive sales growth.
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New report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global packaging sacks market for 2016-2020.
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Pulp & Paper
New LC-refiner is part of a major upgrade project of the stock preparation equipment and tissue machine at Sofidel’s mill in Lancaster.
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Central National Gottesman Inc., a sales and marketing organization in the global pulp, paper, and forest products industry, this week announced its Lindenmeyr Munroe division will acquire the business of New York-based Graphic Paper, a wholesale distributor of fine printing paper and converted products.
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Based in Thailand, Terinex Siam specializes within the professional segment in Southeast Asia. The acquisition is planned to be completed by mid-August.
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Substantially all of the lands and buildings subject to the transaction are leased back to Landqart pursuant to a 20-year triple-net lease, which ensures the ongoing operation of Landqart's security paper business.
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Closing date of the transaction has been extended to on or before July 29, 2016.
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Aim of the rebuild, which is to be completed in December 2016, is to increase plant capacity and enhance operating reliability.
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Solutions, to be delivered to three Nippon Paper mills, consist of Valmet Advanced Process Control (APC) systems and kappa analyzers for the mill’s bleaching and lime kiln processes. The solutions will provide Nippon Paper with savings in chemicals and energy consumption, as well as reduce end product quality variability.
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Assignment includes detail engineering services for all disciplines and related site services, to be carried out between 2016 and early 2018, at BillerudKorsnäs' Skärblacka mill in Sweden
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Andritz has received an order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain, for a gravity table GT and a sludge screw press. SAICA already has two ANDRITZ dewatering lines of the same type and size operating to its full satisfaction.
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Center in the city of Araucária, in Paraná state in Brazil, is Valmet's fifth logistics center globally and serves the pulp, paper, fiber board, and other industries across South America with spare parts and components produced by Valmet and its local suppliers.
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Both parties believe that the collaboration provides a valuable opportunity to leverage their respective resources and bring mutual benefits and complementary advantages to each party.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Together with the rewinder model AC842 in a format of 2,700 mm and a production speed of 1,200 m/min, the order also includes a complete product handling system (overhead crane – wagon – conveyor belts). Startup at Sonoco Alcore’s Ciriè Paper Mill is scheduled for September 2016.
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Promising to increase sales, lower costs and manage risks, DS Smith’s Packaging Strategists are being offered by the company as a one-stop solution provider for global customers with Chinese operations who need multi-material global packaging solutions to ensure global packaging performance governance.
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Set of reject handling equipment will be installed on paper production lines PM 11, PM 12, and PM 13 at Ji’An mill in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang province, China.
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Uralplastic operates one plant near Ekaterinburg, in the Ural region of Russia, and manufactures a range of consumer flexible packaging products for food, hygiene, home care, and other applications. The company serves both local and international customers.
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Company commissioned Voith, Germany, to install a fully automated VariFlex winder on the BM1 board machine at its Kaukopää mill in Imatra, Finland. The winder’s innovative concept increases processing capacity and makes production safer and more reliable.
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Award recognizes work to establish collection and recycling ecosystem for fully-recyclable paper-based Tetra Pak cartons.
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Nanotechnology
A high tech French R&D group played host to two North American professors with expertise in nanocellulose materials, demonstrating a clear interest in recent emerging breakthrough technologies with material production and application.
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New Products
New coating allows the Creation of Recyclable, Repulpable, and Compostable Take Out Containers.
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All models are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The robots are also available in the openROBOTICS version, where the robot is directly integrated into the existing machine/line automation controlled by B&R technologies.
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GlazeSil is a specialized family of lightweight, uncoated, machine glazed release liner papers specifically designed for hygiene and medical applications.
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Elastomer component available for all Voith (Germany) press felt designs, improves the efficiency of machines for all paper grades. The new material reduces startup time and has shown to reduce energy consumption.
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Sustainability
To achieve its 2015 goals, K-C collaborated across its teams and with key customers, suppliers, business partners, and nongovernmental organizations. The company expanded its socially- and environmentally-focused programs and made great strides to reduce its environmental footprint while delivering programs to enable positive social impact.
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Early achievement has been reached for two of six sustainability goals.
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Daniel Lister will assume day-to-day operations and leadership of the Advanced Materials & Structures business unit in a diversified company that focuses on paper packaging applications. He's an accomplished global business leader, with broad experience in the packaging, chemical, and lubricant industries.
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The three have all previously held senior management roles within Gruppo Cordenons for a number of years, which will be invaluable in helping the company maintain and improve its position within the paper industry.
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"Hanna-Maria has had an important role in preparing the demerger from Metso in 2013 and in creating the new Valmet's investor relations function during the first years as an independent, stock listed company. I wish Hanna-Maria all the best, when she now moves into new challenges outside Valmet," said Valmet's CEO.
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Open Letter from Larry
The TAPPI CEO went to see a very interesting U.S site: single ply sheets come off of the paper machine in calipers up to .250, a level so small that other recycled mills in North America can not match without pasting board together.
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TAPPI News
Learn how to refine parts processes, improve time, and bottom line in Raleigh, N.C., USA, September 1-2. Improving how one manages the spare parts and materials in an organization reduces maintenance costs, time, and parts inventory. An entire TAPPI course has been prepared and dedicated to these best practices.
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TAPPI is known worldwide for its high quality, technical OFF-line training, face-to-face courses, and company classrooms. Now, TAPPI Academy launches its internet-based eLearning offering where organizations can conveniently access unsurpassed technical training ON-Line provided by proven industry experts.
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Professional Member Michael Segal, who joined TAPPI in 1989, is currently Director of Logistics and Operations Planning for Sappi North America in Portland, Me., USA.
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Don’t miss the leading conference for the discussion on successes, failures, and best practices employed to bring the best laboratory concepts to commercial reality.Oct. 4-6 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Register for the most comprehensive course on kraft pulping and bleaching. Earn 1.3 CEUs for completing our two-day curriculum starting August 9 in Atlanta, Ga., USA.
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Learn how to improve reliability and gain new efficiencies at TAPPI’s PEERS Conference. Don’t miss this expert-led technical program addressing today's key issues in the P&P industry.
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Learn by doing with well known instructor Dr. Ring.
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Sonoco is currently seeking a Product Development Engineer/Scientist for their Hartsville, S.C., USA, location.
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Join Åke Hellström, Retired Principal Engineer, ABB Inc,. for "Paper Quality Measurement - Past, Present and Future" on July 20.
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