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Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Kraft, president, The Kraft Group, kicked off the Expo with a dynamic presentation about the history of The Kraft Group, and how it all began when Robert Kraft leased a warehouse to open a small sheet plant and got the marketing and sales rights to Labrador Linerboard in Newfoundland, Canada.
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More than 900 Americans filed comments asking the SEC to withdraw Rule 30e-3 and maintain paper as a default delivery option for mutual fund reports.
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The development of next generation swim suits gets inspiration from beavers.
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The system provides up-to-the-minute monitoring of restroom conditions from any device or location, 24 hours a day.
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TAPPI NETInc 2017 is now accepting abstracts for its annual conference April 23-26, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn., USA.
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The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will conduct a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, on Low CAPEX Solutions for Thermomechanical Biorefinery Investments.
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With a string of months in the past showing e-book sales suddenly down in consistent decline, it became a testament to the staying power of the "book," as if the word has only one true meaning. This would be great news for the paper industry retaining relevance in the future and now to investors looking for a future return.
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Signs show a wave crested in recent years for electronic text instead of conventional use on paper. For the first half of 2013, sales of children’s and young adult eBooks plunged 46% from the previous year. The Association of American Publishers reported that by year’s end, overall eBook sales for 2013 had risen only 3.8%.
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Market Roundup
Timber harvests in the U.S. have increased by 10% from 2011 to 2015 because of higher production of wood pellets, softwood lumber, and hardwood lumber, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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The U.S. sanitary paper price index declined in September 2016. However, the index was still close to a two-year high, according to data released this past week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., USA.
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The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global synthetic paper market for 2016-2020. Based on type of material type, the market can be classified into the following segments: biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and others.
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Third quarter growth ensures an annual 6.5% growth target will be reached.
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With the development of the Chinese economy, China's papermaking industry recently maintained the momentum of rapid growth. The total output volume of paper and paperboard in China increased from 30.5 million tons in 2000 to 107.1 million tons in 2015, with a CAGR reaching 8.7%.
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Pulp & Paper
International Paper increased annual volume of FSC certified tons by approximately 1.6 million.
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Group has partnered with Labelexpo Americas at this year's event in Chicago, Ill., USA, to provide a solution for exhibiting label converters to responsibly dispose of their label, matrix, and liner waste and give it a new life in the form of energy.
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SCA released survey findings in recognition of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, a day dedicated to awareness of the importance of handwashing as a simple and effective way to prevent diseases. Findings are part of a global survey SCA conducted in conjunction with its 2016-17 Hygiene Matters Report this past month.
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Compared with new wood pulp, recovered paper typically requires less energy to process into paper products. The recycling rate for paper has remained near 67% for several years, and there may be limitations on how much higher the rate can go. Changing demand can also affect the extent to which recycling is possible.
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The premises will allow check-outs of four complete converting lines simultaneously, for a production capacity of 36 lines per year, together with a space for the administration, production, and sales departments.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Unlike other technologies, the new anti-fog coating technology has excellent seal and hot tack properties and does not impact the coefficient of friction (COF) of the films, while providing improved transparency for fresh produce.
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Maju Jaya CEO Adrian Koesnendar said that "becoming a member of AR Packaging will strengthen our commitment and capabilities to serve the customers in the best way. Access to new innovations and technologies will enable us to compete on the global market."
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National and independent packaging supplier announced the opening of its new distribution and warehouse facility in Dallas.
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Control has been based on sheet temperatures due to lack of suitable moisture sensors built for tight confines of corrugating machines. Valmet's experience with paper machines has shown that temperature measurements alone are insufficient when controlling a fiber-based web process. Moisture measurements are needed.
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Legislative
One of Canada's largest pulp and paper products companies defended its name and reputation with a key ruling coming late this past week. Catalyst noted it was pleased to make the announcement that a decision was made to suspend the ongoing investigation started by the complaints of three groups, one which dropped out earlier.
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Congress is about to make legislation that could have profound effects on forest industry heavy states like Wisconsin and the future of American energy.
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Nonwovens
Nicolai Strauch, press officer for VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Germany, representing medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, spoke to VDMA member companies about textiles, textile machinery, and nonwovens contributing to a sustainable world, in the run-up to ITMA Asia CITME 2016, to be held next week.
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Newly re-developed FR Comshade will soon be available from Polyfab distributors across the Americas.
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New Products
Company has introduced its new, versatile, and efficient Stanford 438 slitter rewinder.
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Michelman will highlight brand names in the industry including Michem® Coat for oil and grease resistance, HydraBan® for water resistance, VaporCoat® a powerful moisture barrier, and ThermaGloss® overprint varnishes. Most grades are in compliance with FBA recyclability protocol and meet food contact requirements.
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The pre-programmed controller properly sequences and controls the pump and pump control valve startup and shutdown procedure, thereby protecting the pumping system from damage due to mechanical, hydraulic, or power failure.
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Energy
Deconstruction of biomass is one of the most complex processes in bioenergy. Researchers at the U.S. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory had already uncovered information about how woody plants and waste biomass can be converted into biofuel more easily. Now they've discovered the chemical details behind that process.
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People
After a successful restructuring process, Stéphane Hamelin will step down as CEO by year end. The transition of duties to Gunnarsson will start during the fourth quarter. The recruitment process for a new CFO will start immediately. Hamelin will continue to be a member of the board and will also remain Bong’s largest shareholder.
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CFO Carol L. Roberts and SVP William Hoel will retire in Early 2017. Glenn Landau will become CFO.
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TAPPI News
The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017 Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium is Nov. 15, 2016.
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Register for the 2017 TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course soon to reserve your seat and begin tackling common kraft recovery problems.
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Close to $5,000 raised for TAPPI’s Engineering Division Scholarship Fund!
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Long-time TAPPI member Chuck Klass has been inducted into the Paper Industry Hall of Fame. He has been a member of the association for 58 years! Learn more about why he is proud to be a member and how the association has been a keystone of his career.
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The second edition of Corrugator Bonding is back in print from TAPPI Press.
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Enzymatic Deinking Technologies LLC is currently seeking an R&D Chemist for its Norcross, Ga., USA, location.
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