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Companies and USW say extension of duties on China and Indonesia imports is "important step to ensuring fair market conditions."
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Giving Back: "We are up for the challenge again," proclaims Acorn Paper Products.
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Three members of the company's Structural Design Team recently received top awards at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2016 Awards competition.
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Company uses Fiberpack (cellulose fiber portion of beverage cartons) to produce sanitary tissue products, solving carton waste disposal problems while eliminating significant volumes of equivalent carbon dioxide emissions.
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Alaska Airlines is the first to fly jets fueled by alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two flights departed from Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport and flew to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington (DC) National Airport using ATJ fuel.
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Learn about and work with an innovative tool called the Tissue Plant Layout Simulator that uses your calculations to pinpoint issues and minimize bottlenecks.
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Eden Roc Resort Location Chosen for October 2017 Event.
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Market Roundup
Manufacturing activity in the U.S. and China—a major purchaser of recovered materials—will support recovery revenues. Paper production (including paperboard) in China, for example, is expected to rise 3.7% annually through 2020, heightening demand for recovered paper as an input material.
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Rising demand for nano calcium carbonate owing to increasing product usage in the end-use industries, including inks and pharmaceuticals, on account of its superior dispersion properties is expected to drive the demand over the forecast period.
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Converted product shipments and parent roll production in October 2016 increased y/y while operating rates dropped m/m to 93.5%.
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November 2016’s official PMI was at the highest level since April 2012.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
New facility will include a state-of-the-art coater that will provide a much-needed increment of capacity to the business to support customer growth.
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Solutions enable the paper mill to increase productivity and improve product quality. Startup of the new system is scheduled for the end of February 2017.
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Project involves a major rebuild of the existing fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO crescent former with a new TT Headbox-SLT. It also includes a rebuild of the existing approach flow system and the felt run, as well as the yankee dryer doctoring system.
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"3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is an excellent example of an emerging technology that has huge potential to be exploited widely in Valmet in the future. We have taken a big step towards offering next-generation products without being limited by yesterday's production processes," said Ari Saario, R&D director at Valmet.
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Sale includes five pulp mills located in Columbus, Miss.; Flint River, Ga.; New Bern, N.C.; Port Wentworth, Ga.; and Grand Prairie, Alberta, with a combined total annual operating capacity of about 1.9 million metric tons. It also includes two modified fiber mills in Columbus, Miss. and Gdansk, Poland.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
PCA Chairman and CEO Mark Kowlzan said that "completing the acquisition of Columbus Container is another excellent strategic fit for PCA and we expect to quickly integrate this great organization into our company."
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Sonoco’s Display and Packaging unit will be located in Duracell’s new leased facility in the Atlanta, Ga., area.
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Because Bao Coc ships dozens of containers into the U.S. each year, we will be able to combine transpacific shipping contracts, which will reduce freight charges relating to our other products," said Jimmy Chan, CEO opf Vietnam-based Bao Coc.
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Sun Chemical's SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings were chosen based on the product's benefit to customers and its impact on the industry.
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In addition to a state-of-the-art laminating system purchased and installed in the summer of 2015, Vonco Products has constructed a special-purpose room dedicated to a brand new pouch line for producing liquid-tight solutions.
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New Products
Range includes retortable, microwaveable, and non-retortable standup pouch packaging suitable for many sectors including food and beverage, dairy, home, and personal care.
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Enhanced standardization unit has already achieved field success with international dairy cooperative Arla Foods at its dairy plant in Palmers Green, London, U.K.
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Saturating papers are engineered to achieve uniform saturant (resin and latex) pickup required by manufacturers to meet finished product strength and performance requirements.
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Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton with Bio-based LightCap 30 is the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.
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Company also introduces new smart phone app for mobile access.
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Babcock & Wilcox khas announced a number of rotational changes involving key members of the company’s leadership team.
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Dr. Stefan Konig succeeds Friedbert Klefenz, who is set to retire from Bosch Packaging Technology on June 30, 2017. Klefenz will provide consulting to Bosch until his retirement.
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Steve Voorhees of WestRock, Christian Fischer of Georgia-Pacific, and Jennifer Miller of Sappi North America are named officers.
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Register for the 2017 TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course soon to reserve your seat and begin tackling common kraft recovery problems. This course often fills a large conference room space to capacity, so complete your registration by December 12 to save.
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Get the inside track on career development with in-depth program and face-to-face interviews with major companies that are hiring.
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Only two weeks remain to save on registration rates for TAPPI’s 2017 Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course set for Jan. 9-12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla., USA.
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See who’s lined up to speak at next year’s Specialty Papers Europe 2017 with an exclusive program preview.
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Packaging Corp. of America is searching for a Senior Lab Technician for its Mundelein, Ill., USA, location.
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Want to be part of the most important gathering of paper and board professionals in the industry? Then don’t delay. Register for PaperCon 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and further your career. Registration is now open.
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