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Transaction includes the printing papers mill located in Longview, Wash. Weyerhaeuser has operated the business through a joint venture with Nippon Paper Industries Co.
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Congressman Bill Shuster and Roaring Spring Mayor Ronald Glunt among featured speakers.
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"Our aspirations have grown, and so has our identity. We sought a name that captures the main idea of our mission: to make superior products in a way that gives back to the earth and restores our natural environment," the company noted.
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PaperPal program in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, is an initiative that brings together elementary students and senior citizens through letter writing.
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Measuring 40 meters by 20 meters, box was designed and manufactured by a team of creative thinkers in the Smurfit Kappa van Dam plant in the Netherlands.
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Study shows that a majority of Americans (56%) feel personalized paper and/or paper-based packaging helped make their own wedding or a wedding they attended a successful, enjoyable experience.
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Market Roundup
In August, parent roll production and converted product shipments increased y/y (and m/m), while imports remain elevated and the effect of new capacity from spring startups is starting to show up in operating rates.
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Global market is projected to reach approximately $263.3 billion by 2025.
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Global wastepaper management market is poised to grow at CAGR of around 3.1% during the next decade, to reach approximately $50.42 billion by 2025.
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BSK (bleached softwood kraft) pulp imports were down 0.7%, while BHK (bleached hardwood kraft) pulp imports were down 12%, with 34% less from Indonesia.
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This year's splendid growth of the global market is partially from value realization of the unique morphology of nanocrystalline cellulose - qualities like high surface area, orientation/alignment, low toxic level, and mechanical reinforcement. North America dominates the market with better technology and demand growth.
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Asia Pacific market will be growing at a healthy CAGR of 8.1% be-tween the years 2012 and 2018, and will continue to lead the global cellulose fibers market. Mature cellulose fibers market in Europe and North America is expected to grow at a slower rate than the Asia Pacific cellulose fibers market.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
For the A.Celli Group, Turkey—a natural bridge between east and west—represents a market with great potential and that already counts many active customers.
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"We're extremely proud of our Kenaf grow this year. We have three farmers we are currently working with growing 420 acres of Kenaf this year and all of these farmers, along with many other farmers, expect to grow hemp next year," said CEO Bruce Perlowin.
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Intervention entailed updating the machine’s motorization with a sectional drive transmission and the addition of a new axial unwinder, allowed the customer to immediately increment production at the same technical-operating conditions, substantially reducing energy consumption at the same time.
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New facilities in Fornaci di Barg, Italy. culminate PCMC’s business activities that began in 1919.
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The new Focus Reelite 20 ENS rewinder is planned to be in operation during the first quarter of 2017.
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The total costs for the closure of the business are expected to amount to approximately SEK 170 million and will be recognized as an item affecting comparability in the third quarter of 2016.
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The $23.9 million expansion project will increase production capacity of products primarily used in the healthcare sector and increase total full-time employment with 20 new jobs, for a total of 180 employees.
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Now completed expansion at Värö boosts production from 425,000 metric tpy to 700,000 metric tpy, making it one of the world’s largest, most modern, and energy-efficient mills for the production of softwood kraft pulp.
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Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the F-5 machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.
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New facility in Massa, Italy, is dedicated to the complete production cycle of TT SYD steel yankee dryers. The Massa location was chosen because of its easy seaport access for quick overseas shipments.
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new name highlights the business area's strategic focus on specialty papers and global operations.
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Facility's pulp line 2, also called G2, invested in planned maintenance to reach its annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tpy of bleached eucalyptus pulp.
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Universal Electric Corp.
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Delivery will include a new Valmet OptiConcept M board machine wet end, a number of improvements to the drying section, a completely new dry end, and a machine control system upgrade.
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Initiative is designed to raise consumer awareness about packaging's role in achieving healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles.
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Modernization of PM 3 will enable the company to double its production capacity in three to five years.
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Laakirchen Papier (Austria) will convert its PM 10 to produce lightweight containerboard. Currently PM 10 is producing publication paper. Start up of the paper machine and the winder is scheduled for autumn of 2017.
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PM 9 will be located in Liansheng’s factory in the Zhangzhou Taiwanese Investment Zone and is scheduled to start up in December 2017.
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Award ceremony was held in the presence of numerous authorities at "Palazzo Mezzanotte " in Milan, Italy, this past week, and Lucart's Sales and Marketing Manager Guido Pasquini accepted the award.
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Statutory labor negotiations, which affected all of the 250 people working at the mill, have now been completed. As a result, the Kyro mill wallpaper base machine PM 3 will be closed down and the number of personnel at the mill will decrease by 94 people.
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Biobond program uses exclusive Solenis biocide and cationic polymer chemistries to increase yield, improve strength, and eliminate the operational issues caused by degraded starch at the source.
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Nanotechnology
Effect of the mechanochemical treatment of pulp on the optical and mechanical properties of nanocellulose film is assessed. Finds method of grinding, acid hydrolysis, and ultrasound treatment of cellulose generated films with transparency in the visible range (up to 78% at 600 nm), high Young’s modulus (8.8 GPa), and tensile strength (88 MPa) with increased cellulose packing.
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New Products
Ahlstrom will supply its biodegradable polylactic acid-based (PLA) product made from corn starch to Club Coffee, a Canadian roaster and packaged coffee products company. The biopolymer is combined with other natural fibers to obtain the pressure resistance properties necessary for a good quality and filtering abilities needed to block residues from passing through.
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Laserlox and Laserlox Flexi Systems have been designed uniquely for packaging and label printers to compliment the Sanilox Systems, which are perfect for corrugated and specialty converters.
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Packaging offers totally new design possibilities while reducing packaging weight by 30%, thereby also improving environmental performance.
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Product is designed to meet consumer preferences for renewable, recyclable, and sustainable materials with a natural look and feel.
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Spraying Systems Co.
Energy
Large-scale computational simulations are picking apart lignin, an inhibiting polymer, and its interactions with cellulose and other plant components. The results point toward ways to optimize biofuel production and are helping researchers understand the complex chemistry of plant cell walls.
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People
Gillian L. Platt has more than 30 years of broad-based, global executive leadership experience spanning a variety of industries, sectors, and roles with a focus on human resources management, executive compensation, talent development, and strategy.
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Graeme Robertson joins Parsons Peebles from the Sulzer organization and has held a number of senior roles for several years.
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2016 SuperCorrExpo® begins October 17. Register today to be a part of the largest corrugated exposition in the Western Hemisphere.
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Jim, a TAPPI member since 1972, received the Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award. He was also a Process & Product Quality council member and served on its Division Steering Committee. He was a member of the Ohio TAPPI Local Section, and contributed to several Standards and Test Methods for the association.
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TAPPI’s 2016 Nominating Committee presents candidates for the 2017 TAPPI Board Slate.
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Learn more about this unique TAPPI member who landed in Aerospace before launching his P&P career.
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The TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operation Systems Course is a comprehensive review of key recovery operations in kraft pulp mills that help improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs, and reduce environmental impact.
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Take your recruiting efforts to the next level at the industry’s premier event for incoming talent.
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The 5th edition of the Corrugated Adhesives Preparation publication provides practical tools to improve bond quality.
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FPInnovations is currently seeking a Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts Member Company Relations Manager.
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TAPPI Academy eLearning programs help you achieve your goals for continuous improvement by providing a variety of industry-specific training for beginning to advanced learners with our flexible, on-demand learning opportunities.
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