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Company invested $4.5 million in 2016 to install a second electrostatic precipitator.
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Collaboration enables Volvo Car Gent to cut CO₂ emissions by more than 40%.
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Project will allow the company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products. Hemicellulose is a cellulosic sugar that, when extracted and processed, has high value-added by-product potential such as for biofuel and biomaterial feedstock.
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"Government imposed product taxes not only increase costs for consumers and disproportionately impact those who are low-income, but can also substantially distort the free flow of recoverable materials, such as paper," Donna Harman, president and CEO, AF&PA.
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Two Sides representatives from Europe, North America, South America, South Africa, and Australia are determined to renew efforts to stop organizations from using anti-print and paper messages in their marketing.
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Company donated paper cores to the City of Camerino, Italy, in coordination with Shigeru Ban Architects to build its Paper Partition System (PPS) as a temporary housing solution in areas recently affected by earthquake.
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Williams served as president and COO of James River for 20 years and then as chairman, president, and CEO until his retirement in 1996.
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Market Roundup
Production in October 2016 was 1.3% higher compared with October 2015,while the month-over-month average daily production compared with September 2016 was 2.1% lower.
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Coated free sheet was the only y/y P&W paper demand increase, according to data from the PPPC.
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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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Technavio releases a new report on the containerboard market in North America from 2016-2020.
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NBSK pulp and BHK pulp were both lower than in the previous month. BSK pulp was marginally higher.
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Valuation of $10.5 billion by the end of 2024 compares with $8.4 billion in 2015. During the forecast period of 2016 and 2024, the global market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.6%.
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Boxboard production in October 2016 decreased 2.0% compared with October 2015, but increased 2.7% from last month.
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Report provides forecast and analysis of the flexible packaging market on the global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with forecast from 2016 to 2024 based on volume (thousand metric tons) and revenue ($billion).
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Global market for release liners is likely to expand its opportunity at a CAGR of 6.30% during the period from 2016 to 2024, increasing from a value of $10.0 billion in 2015 to $17.0 billion by the end of the forecast period. Researchers predict the consumption of release liners to exceed 66,278 million sq. meters.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
Upgrade will lead to an increase in BTMP production from 30 to 37 air dried metric tons/hr., while at the same time substantially reducing energy consumption per ton of pulp produced.
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Governments will provide $12.5 million to Fortress Specialty Cellulose in Thurso, Quebec, to install a new system designed to use birch wood to produce dissolving pulp, an ingredient that is used in many everyday products, including clothing, car parts, and medical equipment.
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"As an integral step in our overall strategy to optimize our operations through better asset utilization, we will be taking these difficult but necessary actions while delivering on our growth objectives," said Pat Burke, group president for Clearwater Paper.
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Company will expand ultra-premium towel and tissue products capacity as part of long-term growth plan. Two new machines will bring company total to seven, creating hundreds of additional jobs to Anderson and Lock Haven communities.
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Tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. and will annually produce 35,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 2.8 meters. Startup is scheduled for early 2018.
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Project involves a novel bioecosystem, which will produce novel pulp products that will solve environmental challenges in target markets.
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Neucel was originally to be closed for six months, but the "conditions that existed in March 2015 continued to exist after the initial six months," said Neucel's VP of Human Resources Warren Beatty, adding that recently there have been improvements. "The market price for our product is strengthening, which is why we are now working towards restarting the mill."
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New line will feature PCMC’s Forte Ultra high-speed rewinder and XF wrapper, along with the two newest members of the company’s equipment lineup, the Omnia and MultiPacker.
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Resolute initiated the global template rollout campaign to establish Greycon’s X-Trim solution as the company standard trim optimization system.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
New plant is largest, most efficient of its kind in Europe and will improve DS Smith's ability to serve the demands of customers in the region.
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Among its seven awards, Graphic Packaging won a coveted Gold Award for the Keebler Club Crackers flip top carton, a Z-Flute® heavyweight folding carton solution, which provides a more consumer-friendly design and features a simple-to-operate flip top opening for easy access.
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New press section will allow the St. Francisville mill to increase containerboard production while the installation of the recycling plant will support the increased production.
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New plant in Yatala will produce corrugated packaging products for end use markets throughout Queensland, Northern New South Wales, and Northern Territory.
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Pritzker Group and other co-investors are now invested alongside the ProAmpac management team, which remains a significant shareholder, continues to lead the company, and serves on its board of directors.
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With this new capacity, as well as optimization of the first paper production line, Vina Kraft Paper adds 243,500 metric tpy to its portfolio, bringing the total capacity to 489,000 metric tpy.
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Innovative KBA hybrid offset printer and laminator is capable of printing both UV and conventional colors. It will be used for both Litho and Display operations.
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Durabox Paper is one of the few remaining independent corrugators in North America and is a dominant player in their core segment.
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Plant near Ho Chi Minh City is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019. It will produce cartons for various beverages, including dairy products and juices, with an output capacity of up to 20 billion packs per year.
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Nonwovens
Graphene is widely seen as a new platform material for advanced manufacturing, with applications in electronics, wearable technology, mining, water conservation and purification, automotive structures and energy storage.
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Global market for baby diapers is slated to record sales of 379,907 units in volumes by the end of 2024.
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Nanotechnology
Fibria invests C$5.3 million in CelluForce and becomes a strategic shareholder. Partnership provides Fibria with exclusive right to sell and manufacture CelluForce NCC in the South American market.
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PHD graduate from McGill University, Goeun Sim's research proposal is based on the novel development of smart multi-colored wood based fabrics that are free of toxic chemicals using colored nanoparticles as a dye.
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New Products
Plates are ideal for post printing corrugated board, solid board, and heavy-duty bags.
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New N500 Series wafer and N501 lug body valves feature ductile iron body construction with EDPM rubber seats. They are available with stainless steel disc or nylon-coated disc. All are approved to NSF/ANSI 61,372. Sizes range from 2 in. through 12 in.
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New dry lubrication kit saves time, cuts costs, and improves occupational health and safety.
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Sustainability
Company is recognized for its Employee Recycling Center, which has made recycling easier and more accessible for employees and families.
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Go Evergreen Program recognizes U.S.-based Evergreen Packaging employees and children of Evergreen Packaging employees in high school and college who demonstrate sustainability leadership in their schools or communities.
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Company is recognized for protecting endangered forests and special areas project.
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"P&G’s Water Conservation Response project proved them to be an important and responsible partner in addressing California’s urgent need for good stewardship of scarce water resources," said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
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Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Maine reduced its energy-associated footprint and costs through updates that enable it to capture wasted heat and use it to heat water for the manufacturing process. The modifications have resulted in lower operating costs, fossil fuel use, purchased electricity, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.
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More than 300 suppliers to the Sofidel Group—from Italy and abroad—took part in the initiative and were assessed according to a tool, TenP, built around the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
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To achieve a higher rate of employee safety engagement, improve safety culture and morale, and reduce injuries and costs, WestRock produced the Safety First, Safety Always video as part of its 2015 safety strategy. The video includes three modules: Speak Up for Safety; Plan for Safety; and Engaged for Safety.
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People
"Robert's commitment to customer service, as well as his ability to identify and deliver solutions that benefit the box plant, align very well with the new leadership vision at SUN," said Greg Jones, SUN Director of Sales and Marketing.
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Kemira President and CEO Jari Rosendal has been appointed chairman of the Board of Chemical Industry Federation of Finland for one year.
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Robert C. Tiede has been appointed EVP and COO and will have global leadership, sales, and operating responsibility for all of the company's diversified consumer, industrial, and protective packaging businesses.
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Wesley Sweeney's previous experience includes more than a decade in the web inspection, monitoring, and machine vision marketplace as director of sales at Cognex, Natick, Mass., USA.
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Naylor Association Solutions
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TODAY is the deadline to submit nominations for TAPPI/PIMA’s Woman of the Year award. The award recognizes women that have demonstrated excellence in leading, motivating, and developing others within the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging. and related industries.
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Resumes are already coming in from qualified students attending Student Summit. Find the talented, educated candidates you’re looking for at the industry’s leading Career Fair event in January.
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Attend the Best Practices on the Corrugator Course to learn how you can run your corrugator at optimum efficiency while putting out top-quality product with less waste.
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Sponsored by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations, this awards program for those age 30 and younger focuses on research and development as well as showcasing significant innovations in science and technology in the forest and paper industry. Deadline is December 15.
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TAPPI’s newest source for uniting groups leads to better communication, organization, and productivity.
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TAPPI’s online educational offerings have expanded by more than 20 new courses, each consisting of several modules, providing a large increase in opportunities to enhance industry knowledge.
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The association would like to remind everyone who receives this newsletter that all items in the TAPPI News section are available in full detail for both members and non-members! Just remember to click the link to "learn more..." to get full information about each TAPPI News story.
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Learn about and work with an innovative tool called the Tissue Plant Layout Simulator (PLS) that uses your calculations to pinpoint issues and minimize bottlenecks. TAPPI is offering this new workshop designed to instruct those in tissue converting operations how to use this new tool.
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The Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (Smook Book) is the preferred and most widely used P&P text by companies, colleges, and universities and is now available in its fourth edition.
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