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Coldwater Seals, Inc.
 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
Nonwovens
Nanotechnology
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First program grant and $250,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. It also has also been encouraged to apply for a $2 million, low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).
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Consumers for Paper Options has expressed strong opposition to a new decision by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to suspend the mailing of Social Security Statements to workers under the age of 60.
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Research by the Confederation of Paper Industries revealed that when asked to choose who is most responsible for ensuring that recyclable packaging from the home is of good enough quality to be recycled, 45% of respondents said the onus was on the household, while 38% believed that it was down to the packaging manufacturers or the reprocessors of recyclable material, with a further 8% believing it should be down to local authorities.
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In an age of smartphones and the internet, you might think the days of paper calendars are numbered, but data suggest otherwise. Not only have they survived the digital revolution, but sales of some kinds of print calendars have increased.
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Tissue 2017 Conference to be held at Eden Roc Resort in Miami Oct. 3-6, 2017
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Market Roundup
Steady growth in consumer markets will buoy the sack and kraft paper industry to produce growth of around 3% per annum for 2016–2021, pushing global market value to $80 billion in 2021, up from $66 billion in 2016.
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Bleached softwood kraft pulp exports were up 7% y/y through the first 11 months of 2016.
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Hardwood pulp wood prices in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, and Chile increased during the fall of 2016, resulting in a 5.6% jump of the HFPI price index from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16.
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Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp exports were flat y/y through the first 11 months of 2016.
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The global market size value for banknote printing is forecast to increase from $9.5 billion in 2016 to $11.2 billion in 2021 at a CAGR of 3.3%, according to the latest analysis from Smithers Pira, U.K.
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A positive indicator for paper demand, total book print unit sales hit 674 million, marking the third-straight year of growth, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 80% of print sales in the U.S. This was despite no breakout bestsellers and the presidential election largely dominating cultural conversation.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
Evonik is acquiring the silica business of Edison, N.J., USA-based J.M. Huber for $630 million, enabling the Germany-based company to expand its position in North America and Asia in this business sector.
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In the manufacture of metallized papers, it is necessary to apply specific coatings to ensure paper quality: proper fixing of aluminum on the paper and optimum printability of the metallized coat. The new machine incorporates new technical developments in the application of coatings to guarantee the highest quality.
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Center enhances customer service by showcasing state-of-the-art print equipment and providing on-site training to customers.
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ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on seven quality management principles that, when followed, ensures a business is positioned to consistently create value for its customers.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
XcelLine board machine, with a design speed of 1,200 m/min producing liquid packaging board, carton board, food service board, and white kraft liner, will be one of the largest board machines of its kind.
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Two companies, together with their joint sales company Careo, now form one company that will trade under the name RDM.
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The new $250 million authorization allows for the repurchase of shares from time to time through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions and Rule 10b5-1 plans in accordance with applicable securities laws. The timing of purchases will depend on market conditions.
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Award was established in 2013 to showcase the best performing business partner in the machine clothing sector, which plays a critical role in the paper production process.
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Legislative
There are concerns about the possible removal of a number of EU Ecolabel product groups which CEPI and its European paper producing members understand the Commission is considering.
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Nonwovens
Settlement potentially affects people who purchased the wipes in California between March 21, 2010, and Dec. 9, 2016.
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With one click, visitors will obtain detailed information on the technology invented by Freudenberg and the particular benefits which the microfilament fabric can provide them.
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Company sold its absorbent products division to a Belgian company for $71 million.
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Company announced a EUR 60 per metric ton price increase for brown recycled corrugated case materials, effective Feb. 1, 2017.
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Nanotechnology
Operation starts in June 2017, promoting practical applications as a resin reinforcement material for automobile parts and more
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With the new investments at Swedish consumer board mills, Stora Enso will accelerate the product development of new MFC applications, which will include barrier layers for grease and oxygen and biodegradable film as replacement for aluminum in paperboard packaging.
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New Products
Unique product adding 45, 50, 60, 70, and 80 lb. text to the existing 7-pt and 9-pt covers, offers a smooth, silk, coated-like feel for high-speed inkjet presses. Ethos Enhanced Inkjet has high-bright, blue-white shade and is designed to provide enhanced image quality and color vibrancy in comparison weith standard papers.
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Appvion Inc., Appleton, Wis., USA, this week announced that its line of Triumph® High-Speed Inkjet Papers are now qualified on Ricoh’s Pro VC60000 Press.
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New power blocks are rated 175 amp and 600 volt for electrical applications in power panel distribution.
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New Tork recessed dispensers and adapters can instantly upgrade restroom décor and functionality.
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Published Pricing
Price increase of $60 per ton on all uncoated recycled paperboard grades will be effective starting with shipments on Feb. 10, 2017.
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Company has increased prices for hydrous kaolin clay products for the global industrial market 6%-8%, effective Jan. 1, 2017, or as contracts allow.
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Mercer International has raised the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft pulp to $820/metric ton in Europe, effective Jan.1, 2017.
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Sustainability
The investment in a sustainable replacement for plastics will increase Stora Enso’s Wood Products sales by approximately EUR 25 million and will exceed the division’s profitability target, operational return on operating capital of 18%. The biocomposite business will belong to the Wood Products division.
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Pick Heaters, Inc.
People
James Moorhead has joined the company's board of directors, effective immediately. Moorhead is currently the CMO at Metromile, a leader in pay-per-mile car insurance, where he is responsible for all marketing efforts. Prior to that, he spent three years at Dish Network as SVP, CMO, and served on its executive leadership team.
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In this role, Tim Hess will have overall P&L responsibility and will guide the strategic direction for the business unit.
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Joseph P. Yost will have responsibility for the food and beverage commercial and converting organization within the Americas.
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Doug Wadley will have overall leadership responsibility at the mill for safety, engagement, operational excellence, commercial excellence, and global citizenship.
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Tobias Mueller has been named the new marketing manager at Zanders, Germany, a producer of specialty papers and boards for labels, packaging, and graphical applications.
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TAPPI News
TAPPI/PIMA’s Woman of the Year award recognizes women who have demonstrated excellence in leading, motivating, and developing others within the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and related industries.
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The TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey is a survey and benchmarking tool providing you valuable access to industry compensation, benefits, and experience on a question by question basis. Compare your data with that of your peers and receive aggregate data reports simply by participating in the survey.
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223 Students -and counting- will get 2017 off to a great start with networking, career planning, and interviews at our annual Student Summit.
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Connected members had an impact. Survey announced for January 2017.
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Hear from Nestlé, Mars, Zanders GmbH, Smurfit Kappa, Daikin Chemical Europe, and more at this year’s Specialty Papers Conference.
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PaperCon 2017 is only four short months away. Don’t miss being part of the most important gathering of paper and packaging professionals in the industry. Register today and secure your Early Bird discount.
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Liberty Carton Co., a division of Liberty Diversified International, is searching for a senior sales consultant for its Minneapolis, Minn., USA, location.
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Want to get the best rates for the 2017 Best Practices on the Corrugator Course? Register today.
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