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Compared with 2010, collection and recycling has increased by almost one million metric tons of paper.
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The 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award was presented to Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd. (CPE) owned by the Toosey Indian Band.
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Some 88% of respondents in the U.S. felt it was acceptable to use trees from well managed forests to make lumber for construction or pulp for paper for printing.
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"We take climate change very seriously and this acknowledgement proves that our climate initiatives are best-in-class. It is gratifying that it is being noticed," said Magnus Groth, president and CEO of SCA.
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Valmet was ranked among the top 9% of all the included companies. From the Nordic countries, a total of 14 companies were included in the list.
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Market Roundup
Printing and writing paper shipments decreased 8% in September 2016 compared with September 2015.
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Printing and writing paper demand was down 4.3 % y/y in September 2016, and 3.9% ytd.
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Trade Tree Online pulp price indices are all lower, reflecting U.S. spot transactions completed between Sept. 16, 2016, and Oct. 15, 2016.
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Report considers the present scenario of the worldwide consumer board market and its strategic assessment for the period 2016-2021.
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Production was 2% higher in September 2016 that in September 2015, while the month-over-month average daily production compared with August 2016 was 1.4% lower.
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Pulp & Paper
Bracell will be part of the Royal Golden Eagle group, which manages world-class companies operating in pulp and paper, palm oil, viscose staple fiber, and energy, with combined assets exceeding $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees.
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The PrimeDry Steel Yankee has a diameter of 22 ft. and thus is the largest for tissue worldwide.
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"At Domtar we must continually monitor our production output and inventory with that of customer orders," Domtar spokesman Mike Cunningham said.
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Norske Skog founded a joint venture with the Italian tissue paper and products manufacturer Rotocart for this project. However, the JV-partnership was terminated in the first half of 2016.
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Bleaching system is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at the mill. The long term goal is to increase both availability and total production volume of Rottneros’ two pulp mills to reach a capacity of 500,000 metric tpy.
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New line will further reduce wood losses and enhance the mill’s reliability and performance. It has a design capacity of 300 tons per hour of hardwood chips and 270 tons per hour of softwood chips.
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Paper Show attracts approximately 800 prominent designers, corporate end-users, and commercial printers from the Greater Chicago area--one of the most exciting graphic arts markets in the country. The theme of this year's show is "MAKER—a person that makes or produces something."
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
Company will set up three new manufacturing units to boost growth in its Flexible Packaging business segment. The largest of the new units will be located in the greater Cairo area in Egypt and the other two in North East India.
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ProAmpac has more than 2,400 employees across 18 manufacturing locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. It offers a broad range of products and capabilities, including: wide web extrusion coating and laminating of film, foil, paperboard, and nonwovens; metallizing; pouching; bag converting; and rotogravure and flexographic printing.
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Web inspection and web monitoring system allows company to better investigate the root causes of web breaks, reduce the number of breaks, and increase production efficiency.
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Nonwovens
For the past decade, China has been the epicenter of the global PA6/PA66 industry, underpinning much of the increase in global polyamide demand.
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"As the world leader in polyolefin and bicomponent fibers, we have been participating and innovating in this market for more than 30 years and we are confident that soft coverstock will continue to be widely desired by consumers," explained John Wolhar, Americas Hygiene regional sales manager, FiberVisions.
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Company has launched its newest flavor of face wipes through an Indiegogo campaign that will raise donations for Baby2Baby, a national organization that provides low-income children with the basic necessities that every child deserves.
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Rice University scientists found the polymer chains that make up a common carbon fiber are prone to misalign during manufacture, a defect the researchers compared with a faulty zipper that weakens the product.
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Nanotechnology
Researchers from ICN2 Phononic/Photonic Nanostructures publish in Scientific Reports findings providing the basis for new electromechanical designs using 2D-nanocellulose. Reinterpretation of electrical features for hydrogen bonds here introduced could pave the way in the understanding of life-essential molecules and events.
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New Products
Workers will enjoy the same high quality and functionality of the current knee pads, but with a refreshed look and new innovative design.
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With its program targeting Standard Idler Rolls, including up to 10 aluminum or carbon steel, dead shaft, and live shaft idler rolls, Webex will guarantee a three-week lead time or you will receive 25% off of your next idler roll order of equal or lesser value.
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Published Pricing
Price increase will be 2% - 6%, dependent on geographic location and products and services sold. In some areas, increases may be higher where exchange rate based adjustments are necessary.
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People
In the newly-created role of group president of Barry-Wehmiller Packaging, Carol O’Neill will lead efforts to enhance the alignment and capabilities of the six businesses within Barry-Wehmiller’s packaging platform.
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In this newly created position, Richard Howard will oversee Hyde’s finance department.
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In this new position, John Florence reports to Sonoco President and CEO Jack Sanders.
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TAPPI News
The second edition of Corrugator Bonding is back in print from TAPPI Press.
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Share your latest discoveries, technical advances, applications at the International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials, June 5-8, 2017, in Montreal, Que., Canada.
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TAPPI’s 2016 Nominating Committee presents candidates for the 2017 TAPPI Board Slate.
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With the global market for Specialty Papers estimated at 26.5 million metric tons in 2014 and projected to reach 29.3 million metric tons by 2020, this is the perfect opportunity to present yourself as a key industry player.
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Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology is the ideal course for anyone new to pulp and paper, those who need a refresher, and those taking on a new role in mill operations.
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Learn how your committee can do more with Connect. Collaborate on projects and store documents all in one place.
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