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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
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Weekly Spotlight
Actions include rapid transaction audits by Accreditation Services International (ASI), ASI-initiated investigations performed by certification bodies, creation of a mechanism for stakeholders to submit complaints about potential false claims, and randomized, obligatory fiber testing of products selected through the FSC fiber testing program.
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Two 22 ft. dia. units, largest ever built, were made at Toscotec’s new facility in Massa, Italy.
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AF&PA's Donna Harman and AWC's Robert Glowinski also welcomed House action last week to pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and Midnight Rules Relief Act.
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Since Procter & Gamble began qualifying sites as zero manufacturing waste to landfill, 56% of its global production sites have achieved this milestone. Plans are now in place to complete the remaining facilities over the next four years.
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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
Production in December 2016 was 7.2% higher than in December 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared with November 2016 was 0.6% higher.
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After three consecutive months of decline, the index finally reversed and rose slightly in December 2016.
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Change in consumer lifestyle worldwide, especially from the emerging countries, convenience in usage, and biodegradable nature of the cartons are the factors that supplement the market growth.
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Country's pulp imports reached a total of 1.95 million metric tons in December 2016.
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Global green packaging market generated revenue of $132,556 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $207,543 million by 2022.
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Asia Pacific region is the biggest market for flexible packaging solutions, followed by Americas (North and Latin America), and Europe Middle East and Africa region.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
Company has received an order from Sun Paper Holding Lao Co. to supply main production technologies and equipment for a new pulp mill located in the city of Xepon, Lao People's Democratic Republic.
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Deal will further strengthen Antalis' (France) presence in Ireland where it already has an annual turnover in excess of EUR 40 million and employs 32 people from its Dublin head office.
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At the special meeting of Shareholders held on January 17, the resolution authorizing recapitalization was approved by 99.1% of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy.
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Company believes there is tremendous potential even in mature chemistries, and the challenge aims to tap into that as well as uncover new opportunities.
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Noting recent press speculation in relation to a potential exit by CVC Capital Partners, of its stake in the company, Lecta confirmed this week that it has engaged advisers to explore a potential strategic corporate transaction.
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Rebuild by Toscotec will boost the machine speed from the current 1,300 m/min. to 1,600 m/min., for the production of high-quality tissue from virgin or recycled fibers.
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In connection with the transaction, the parties agreed on a multiyear contract concerning Kerto® LVL and spruce plywood deliveries.
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ClingZ is a Rio Rancho, New Mexico-based manufacturer of premium graphic media for temporary marketing and signage application.
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Voith informed KUKA AG, a world supplier of robotics as well as plant and systems engineering, that it no longer has any voting rights in the company.
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Universal Electric Corp.
Containerboard/Packaging
Valmet delivery will include two new evaporation trains for liquors from kraft pulp cooking and semi-chemical pulp cooking processes, systems for collection, handling, and combustion of gases, and a new automation system to control the processes.
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European Union has awarded the international NanoPack consortium EUR 7.7 million to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces.
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Company is taking a further step into the Internet of Packaging by investing in a minority holding in U.K. technology company Hanhaa, whose solution allows users to track not only the location but also the condition of their deliveries in real time and on a large scale, no matter the country or carrier.
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Pressade "La Fabrique à jus" won the award for its convenience and ability to keep the product fresher for longer.
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Company engineers cellulosic and ligno-cellulosic fibers from a wide range of sources including industrial, agricultural, and horticultural waste streams to impart user specific fiber properties, including a high degree of defibrillation, thus multiplying the binding capability of the material by a factor of several thousand.
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New Products
New MIL RA Model features a right angle, and the new MIL Compact Model features a straight housing. Both laser modules are suited for applications with limited space and tight positioning requirements.
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Connected packaging solution for smart products combines Digimarc's enabled barcode technology with EVRYTHNG's IoT Smart Products Platform to bring embedded, real time, connected digital intelligence to billions of WestRock packages, in-store signs, and displays produced annually.
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New catalog offers comprehensive overview of precision roll offering from Webex.
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Published Pricing
Company's prices on paper tube, core, and protective packaging product lines will increase by at least 8%, effective with shipments on or after Feb. 17, 2017.
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Company will raise pulp prices for European, North American, and Asian customers starting Feb. 1, 2017.
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Global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has announced a general price increase of $450 per metric ton for all of its HSBC polymers.
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Company is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the U.S. and Canada by a minimum of 8%.
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Company is implementing a $60 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the U.S. and Canada.
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Sustainability
The index has been published by the Canadian analysis firm Corporate Knights since 2005 and is based on an overall assessment of how a company handles issues concerning resource management, employees, and financial management.
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Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on its compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by March 18. It’s the first time the national system has been submitted for endorsement.
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Pick Heaters, Inc.
People
Steffen Wurdinger, mill director, Ehingen, has taken up the position of VP of manufacturing, R&D, and technology, Sappi Europe, from Jan. 1, 2017, and has become a member of the European Management Team.
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David Dickerhoof fills the position previously held by Timothy Hess who was promoted to SVP and business unit president, Glatfelter Specialty Papers.
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Papermaker James Cropper, U.K., has made a number of appointments across senior roles within the company.
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Carl J. Laurino served as SVP and CFO of The Manitowoc Co. from 2004 until June 2016. He joined Manitowoc in January 2000 as assistant treasurer. In 2001, and was appointed treasurer and served in that capacity until his promotion to SVP and CDO in May 2004.
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Greg Storat previously served as VP, operations manager, and director of statistics for PSSMA beginning in 2011.
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An entrepreneurial leader with extensive manufacturing experience, B. Christopher DiSantis brings to Verso a proven record of success in leading disciplined, high performance teams focused on driving shareholder value.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
Bergstedt served as president of Andritz Sprout Bauer in Muncy, Pa., from 1991-1993. In 1994, he became president of Kadant, AES in Queensbury, N.Y., and held that position until 2002. He served the P&P business on various boards with TAPPI.
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Learn the latest best practices in maintenance planning and scheduling to improve your plant’s bottom line.
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The fifth edition of The Bleaching of Pulp continues to be the premier industry text on bleaching technologies, featuring new and more comprehensive sections on elemental chlorine-free bleaching and more.
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TAPPI is excited to introduce a new training opportunity presented in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies - an innovative leader in surface treatment systems in the plastic film extrusion, coating, laminating, and printing industries.
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Learn how to prevent paper roll damage and add to your bottom line at TAPPI’s SRW Conference in April.
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