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Highly de-levered capital structure positions Verso to successfully compete and profitably grow.
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James Cropper plc paid tribute to victims of the Battle of the Somme by providing the paper for thousands of special bleuet flowers, which accompanied the signature red poppies at the recent centenary commemoration.
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Though paper was invented by the Chinese, the Muslim and Arabic world played a large role in developing it. Ancient paper quality produced in Islamic countries was so high that even a person looking at it can easily understand it.
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Teachers, professors, and other academic leaders often emphasize that among the greatest challenges in education and training is getting students engaged. This theory holds true regardless of the age of students, the school they attend, or the subject they study.
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Market Roundup
The U.S. Sanitary Paper Price Index, however, is still well above the January 2016 five-year low.
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In 2015, New Zealand exported 14.7 million cubic meters of radiata pine logs, of which almost 10 million cubic meters were shipped to China. This was down from a record high of almost 12 million cubic meters in 2013. In late 2015 and early 2016, Chinese log buyers became more active in the New Zealand log market, with shipments increasing from 1.8 million cubic meters in the 3Q/15 to 2.5 million cubic meters in the 1Q/16.
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Q2 2016 was a strong period for capacity use of German envelope paper and shipping bag paper. "Machines were pretty busy," one source told EUWID, noting that Q1 could thus be described as good. However, business had now become a little quieter, although companies reportedly remain busy for the summertime.
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Paper manufacturing market in Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 2% from 2016-2020.
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Unbleached Kraft Boxboard did increase compared with this past month. Total solid bleached boxboard and liner production decreased when compared with June 2015 and decreased compared with last month.The production of recycled boxboard also decreased compared with June 2015 and decreased when compared with last month.
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U.S. containerboard inventories in June dropped 152,000 tons on stronger than expected box shipments in the spring. The drop brought inventories down to 2.426 million tons, a level 7% higher than the 10 year June average. The 152,000-ton decline compares with an average decline of about 4,000 tons for June during the past decade.
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This startup follows the rebuilding of PM 2 that Toscotec also carried out in February 2015.
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New market dynamics following Brexit are expected to affect P&P firms with a presence in the U.K. Companies will face renegotiated deals and restrictions imposed on trade with other remaining EU members. Brexit could result in higher tariff/non-tariff barriers to trade between U.K. and the EU, lowering P&P productivity.
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The European Investment Bank is lending EUR 25 million to Navigator Co. to upgrade the pulp mill in Cacia, Aveiro (Portugal). This EIB financing operation will contribute to the modernization and expansion of the plant to increase its efficiency and production with a view to achieving a 20% rise in annual output.
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Andritz reported Monday the company has received an order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA) to supply the system for its paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain. Startup is scheduled for September 2017. System ensures high fiber yield from various waste paper streams and reliable operation.
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"Uruguay could accommodate a third state-of-art pulp mill... if the logistics infrastructure would be rebuilt to support large scale export-oriented businesses. If these challenges can be solved in the coming few years, Uruguay could be a competitive alternative for addressing UPM's pulp market opportunities in the 2020's," said UPM's SVP.
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Containerboard/Packaging
The new MP4 Press for high quality coated healthcare grade paper will allow Amcor to offer better performance at a competitive cost for customers. New equipment is slated for delivery in early 2017.
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Planet Paper Group has three locations across Canada and employs more than 300 people. It is a nationwide, family owned packaging products, display, and fulfillment service provider to CPG and consumer products manufacturers, with paper converting facilities in several current locations.
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The company won the first and second of a total of nine prizes. The first and second place winners were for recyclable corrugated board products that simulated wood, were traditional wooden alternatives, as well as that helped hold the products in place and present them in a way that was considered impressive.
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Scanstar awards are organized by the Scandinavian Packaging Association, a body incorporating the national packaging organizations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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UPM Raflatac will continue to operate the formerly Labelcote-owned slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg. The terminal will continue to operate with outsourced labor.
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Voith 196-in.-trim paper machine at Staten Island, N.Y., USA, mill was designed for Pratt in 1997 and was slated to produce 710 tpd. Today the machine produces recycled linerboard and corrugating medium at a monthly average of more than 1,050 tpd, operating at speeds up to 3,280 fpm.
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Wellington Management Group owned 2.22% of Packaging Corp. of America.
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New Products
kaBoom! sheets are now available from paper merchants in 8½ x11-in.-sheets, with basis weights of 20/50 lb., 24/60 lb., and 65 lb. cover and colors of yellow flicker, pink spark, green surge, bloomin’ blue, glistening gold, combustible cream, gray gust, stunning salmon, and illuminating ivory.
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Papers offer the highest kit level for a paper free of fluorochemicals, while being cost effective, recyclable, and eco-friendly, and are available in bleached and natural papers.
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Controller and load cell series bring high-end features and a compact design at a competitive price point.
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Sustainability
Following an extensive stakeholder mapping exercise, which divided the country into five separate bio-geographical zones, more than 1000 regional and national stakeholders were identified. Every one of these stakeholders was subsequently contacted to gain their feedback and comments.
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A recent speech by Apple Enviornmental VP Lisa P. Jackson was the first time the company has talked publicly about the legal construct of its forestry projects, both in the U.S. and China. Though not a paper producer, the company emphasized they would like to help maintain resources to make the product.
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Energy
As part of the deal, Blue Energy Europe (BEE) will acquire a biomass boiler, turbine, and generator from UPM's closed Myllykoski site in Finland. BEE will transfer the power plant components to the vicinity of UPM's Hürth mill, and provide steam for the mill.
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People
Franco specializes in P&P with experience at the regional Pulp and Paper Technical Center. He traced his career in major national and international companies in the sector, where he held senior executive positions. Contech is a global supplier of pulp and paper clothing chemicals.
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Azeez Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as president and CEO of GE’s Power Services business for the Middle East and Africa.
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"I would like to thank Gustav Adlercreutz for his strong and longstanding contribution to creating value in what is today the Munksjö Group. At the same time, I would like to warmly welcome Andreas Elving to Munksjö. Andreas possesses broad and solid experience and will be an excellent successor to Gustav," said the company CEO.
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In his new role, Bill Easley is focused on the Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) ELS-Max Inline product and will be responsible for establishing relationships and meeting customer needs in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Canada, and Southeast states.
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As VP of sales for the Americas, Herold will lead initiatives to serve customers and transition from Xenon to LED.
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Scientists from UC Berkeley and Google have utilized fabrics made using color changing smart threads to develop computer screens.
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The Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists (The SMOOK Book), is by far the best-selling text to introduce the entire technology of pulp and paper manufacture. The major objective of the NEW fourth edition was to produce a readable, up-to-date, comprehensive textbook
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Registration is underway for this 11th Annual event sponsoring Pulp & Paper scholarships.
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Gather information on top industry trends and growth opportunities from experts at this year's Specialty Papers US 2016.
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TAPPI’s multiple division committees have selected the recipients of the 2017 academic technical scholarships.
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Industry leaders meet to discuss breakthrough technologies. Mechanical pulping experts share latest discoveries focusing on global production, new applications, energy efficiency, and product quality at IMPC.
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