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Biostimulant made from wheat straw restores soil, strengthens crops, increases yields.
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Researchers at Clemson University (Clemson, S.C., USA) are converting trees into liquid suspensions of tiny rod-like structures with diameters 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. These cellulosic nanomaterials are being used to develop new composite materials that could be shaped into automotive parts with improved strength.
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Company has been a Partner with the EPA Green Power Partnership since 2011 and named to the National Top 100 in 2014 and 2015.
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MickBennett, husband of Kathleen Bennett, TAPPI Chair from 2002-2005 and Vice-Chair from 1998-2003 passed away on July 29, 2016, at his residence in Anderson, S.C.
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Collective Evolution featured a video showing a new ink pen that can conduct electricity on paper. Using a simple drawing with LED lights pasted on, paper is cut out, powered, and raised to produce an entire 3-D fully lighted city. Demonstrates the creative power of paper as a simple and effective artistic medium.
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Domtar reports that many adults are returning to the carefree coloring pages of their youth and driving a market for adult-targeted coloring books, many of which are printed on Domtar paper.
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Market Roundup
Revenue generated from sales of liquid packaging cartons has been estimated to reach more than $12 billion by the end of 2016, and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2016-2024.
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General price trend for hardwood chips traded overseas has been downward since late 2011 when the FOEX price index (PIX-HCG) reached a record high of almost $207/odmt.
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Paper manufacturing market in Bulgaria will grow at a CAGR of more than 12% during the next four years.
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In 2015, the U.S. exported $5.426 billion of paperboard, 3% below the previous year's value. U.S. exports swung back and forth from 2007 to 2015. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by steady growth over the next two years, until exports decreased again. Afterwards, they regained strength over 2013-2014, slipping again in 2015.
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Pulp & Paper
The sides are discussing technological cooperation between Finnish companies and the Svetlogorsk pulp and pasteboard factory and the newsprint mill, in addition to overall cooperation for the sake of raising Finnish investments for the Belarusian pulp and paper industry. The Belarusian delegation met with Andritz and Metsa.
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Paper Machine No. 9 has been indefinitely curtailed since December. 2014.
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Operating speed of tissue machine in Taiwan has reached 2,001 m/min, the world’s fastest with a steam hood.
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Company was presented the award for its outstanding contributions to communities in a contest jointly held by commerce authorities and enterprise federations in Xuhui District, Shanghai.
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Additional production equipment, located in Auburn, allows for a quick turnaround time of ceramic-tipped blades compared with bringing the product in from Kadant’s European-based blade production facility, and also provides increased flexibility for producing doctor blades with special characteristics for unique applications.
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The company's new 330,000 metric tpy pulp and 420,000 metric tpy paper mill is set to begin operation, but a regulatory oversight in getting an environmental impact assessment every two years during a long period of delay on construction has led to some last minute complications.
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Slovakian financial fund Eco-Invest to invest EUR 18.2 million (approximately $20 million) into Paloma and then make a bid for the whole company.
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The two Romanian companies have entered into an agreement that Vrancart will take over a majority stake in Rom Paper over the course of the next two years. The GM and founding shareholder of Rom Paper will remain in his position.
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The Circleville, Ohio, USA, plant is expected to become operational by 2018.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Robotized system allows re-use of paperboard cores employed in the production of large-sized rolls, once they have been accurately selected and suitably retained.
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The purchase price was EUR 200 million including assumed debt. Mactac’s manufacturing facility in Soignies, Belgium, along with sales offices and warehouses in Europe and Asia, are now part of Avery Dennison’s global footprint.
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After an extensive press section and related parts modification, the machine came in operation according to the planned shutdown time and, after the optimization phase, is now producing targeted containerboard quality.
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Many meat retailers do not want their product coming in contact with metal used in traditional anti-microbial packaging. The U.K. has provided a five-figure subsidy to support the project and is also monitoring its progress. The new products in development are largely based on natural herb extracts.
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Project involved the re-start of its existing PM1 (reel trim 5,425 mm), originally built by Fampa (a predecessor of PMP), and change its production profile from newsprint to fluting and liner grades.
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"This acquisition is aligned with our five-year strategic plan that includes growing our business through value added services such as contract manufacturing to provide our customers with an end to end solution," said Chairman Anthony Pratt.
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The right-hand machine (PM 31) and the left-hand machine (PM 32), were both supplied by Voith, Germany. The recent startup of PM 31 marked a milestone in China’s papermaking sector, as it is the first time that two different packaging paper machines have ever been installed in a single workshop.
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New Products
Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes from Force Control Industriesare an excellent option for high cycle (50 to 300 cpm) applications because they eliminate the damage to keyways and motor shafts that commonly occur.
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Published Pricing
Company will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging industry by 6% - 8%, effective Oct. 1, 2016, or as contracts allow
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"This price increase is in direct response to rising raw material costs," said Phil Woolley, director, Paper Europe. "We will continue to monitor market conditions to determine if additional pricing actions will be required in other European markets."
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Tronox Alkali will increase soda ash prices by $10.00 per short ton for all grades of soda ash. The increase applies to both bulk and packaged products.
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Sustainability
Domtar promotes a long history of sustainability initiatives in North America and detailes how they expect to harvest virgin fiber while also fighting the effects of deforestation. The company's Paper Trail system is allowing the company to effectively communicate and certify new forests in the southeastern U.S.
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Thanks to this, 23 individual forest owners have been able to certify their forests – together covering 417 hectares. This type of group certification was developed by PEFC to enable small-forest owners to organize themselves, pool their resources, and work together to achieve certification.
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Manufacturing industry executive Rose Lee has been elected to the company's board of directors. The board now has 13 members
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Christensen is a partner in the Norwegian law firm RO Sommernes, and he has extensive experience from works in real estate law, bankruptcy, and debt negotiation, acquisition/merger of businesses, securities, and stock exchange law. He graduated with a master degree in law from the University of Oslo in 1989.
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Save 10% on Pigment Coatings and Surface Sizing of Paper from the Papermaking Science and Technology Series.
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Ensure your maintenance practices are contributing to higher performance with this course from Training for Reliability and Maintenance Improvement series.
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Industrial Services Group, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Pulp and Paper Processing Leader for its Sumter, S.C., USA, location.
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TAPPI is already filling seats for an exceptional October 4-6 course offered expressly to those in tissue converting operations. Secure your seat by September 2 to save on rates.
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The Specialty Papers US agenda will take a look at the current market and what trends that will be driving the market. It will also cover topics such as what’s next for specialty paper mills, foam forming technology, the evolution and direction of paper based packaging, and more.
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Multi-track program with more than 145 peer-reviewed presentations allows you to customize your learning at PEERS.
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