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Two Sides will conduct its Annual Seminar at Graph Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Orange County Convention Center-North in Orlando, Fla., USA (Room N320BC, North Building, Level 3).
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This year's Paper and Productive Learning: The Second Annual Back-to-School Report, commissioned by the Paper and Packaging Board, McLean, Va., USA, surveyed 4,300 students, parents, and teachers in the U.S.
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Market Roundup
Tissue production and converted product shipments in June 2016 increased 1%–2% y/y (and 6 mo. YTD) while operating rates declined over the same period. Parent roll prices inched lower m/m but were still up on a y/y basis.
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Paperboard production increased 6.6% in January-June 2016 and pulp production was up 4.2% compared with the corresponding period of 2015.
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U.S. sanitary paper producer price index declined in July 2016 for the second straight month.
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According to a recent analysis by Smithers Pira, U.K., the sales revenue of the packaging market has received sustainable growth since 2010, from $670 billion to an expected value of $820 billion in 2016 and it will undergo year-on-year growth by reaching $950 billion in 2018.
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Report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. It also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
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Pulp & Paper
Company has taken a majority position in Longhorn Paper Converting, a tissue converting plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
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The investment program consists of two elements. First, PM 10 is to be converted to produce lightweight containerboard using wastepaper as fiber base. Secondly and simultaneously, the production capacity of PM 11 producing SC paper for magazines, catalogs, and commercial print will be extended considerably.
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In addition to significantly improving paper quality, the new machine will produce 119 metric tpd at a speed of 1,830 m/min.
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Metsä-Botnia Metsät owns land and water areas of about 34,000 hectares. The transaction has no personnel impact. The long-term contracts between Metsä Group and Metsä-Botnia Metsät on wood sales and forest management services will remain in effect.
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New drum pulper for the PM 5 deinking line will process mixed office waste as well as sorted colored ledger for the manufacture of high-quality tissue products,
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To house the new facility, the Romanian company took over a facility that was previously operated by a local eatery.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
Hazen Paper Co. is a paper converter based in Holyoke, Mass. Following the divestment of its Osgood plant, the company will concentrate on its core business of custom holography and specialist paper converting in its Massachusetts facilities.
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Investment will strengthen Fort Dearborn's leadership in prime label technologies and accelerate growth in new products and geographies.
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Company was recognized with a North America Award for Sustainability at the Kellogg Company's Supplier Recognition Event held in June 2016 in Battle Creek, Mich. This inaugural award recognizes suppliers that have demonstrated excellence in corporate responsibility.
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Company is expanding in the Asia Pacific region and will open a sales office in Japan beginning Sept. 1, 2016. During the past year, Iggesund has established a service center with sheeting and warehousing in Taiwan to cut lead times in the region.
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Conversion of the machine, which used to produce newsprint with a capacity of 225,000 metric tpy and was idled in 2009, took 13 months and cost EUR 100 million.
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Event showcased a live curtain drop introducing PCMC’s brand new machine as well as interactive demonstrations so visitors could experience the Fusion C and other technology in the flexographic printing industry.
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New Products
Line includes products specifically designed for the latest generation of sheet-fed, high-speed inkjet presses and the use of pigment- and dye-based inks.
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Specialized software helps trading businesses save time and operate more effectively.
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New strainer gaskets are suitable for standard flanged connections and can be inserted upstream from sensitive and costly processing equipment.
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Mass production of LEDs using less energy to create strong illumination on relative microscopic amounts of power has led to their expanded use in pieces that are traditionally not associated with plugs or power storage devices. Now, P&P based packaging for point of sale, merchandising, and shipping may soon literally "light up."
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New shaft enables faster production through core centering.
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Sustainability
The association this past Tuesday (August 16), released its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative, which documents the industry’s progress in working toward achieving each of the initiative's goals.
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Project will prevent up to 30 metric tons of carbon emissions from being released into the atmosphere a day. Instead, CO2 produced at the Resolute Forest Projects mill will be consumed by plants at a greenhouse managed by Serres Toundra.
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People
Paula H.J. Cholmondeley joins the board of directors as a Class B director with a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2017. KapStone increased the number of its directors from 11 to 12.
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Resignation, effective September 14, 2016,was due to personal reasons.
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TAPPI is already filling seats for two exceptional courses in early and mid-October offered expressly to those in tissue and towel operations.
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The Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists (The SMOOK Book), is the best-selling text to introduce 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. This week TAPPI News highlights the chapters on pulping.
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TAPPI will be performing its fiscal year-end inventory audit starting August 23. As a result, TAPPI Press orders will not be processed from August 23 through August 31.
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TAPPI’s PEERS Conference can help you discover new methods, ideas, and best practices.
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Build skills and network with your peers in reliability and maintenance.
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