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Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nanotechnology
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
Energy
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
New lines, designed for production of high quality tissue products with low energy consumption, were all producing sellable paper from the start.
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Nippon Paper Industries reports that it has developed functional materials that have the features and characteristics of minerals through its unique technologies of fixing and compounding particulate minerals and pulp (cellulose fibers) with each other.
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Company said that it is not engaged in negotiations on a pulp mill investment with the Uruguayan government. As earlier announced, it is considering prospects and prerequisites for long-term development in Uruguay.
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Company agreed to pay approximately $149.9 million as restitution to consumers by amounts unduly or in excess paid, as a result of facts denounced by the National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) in the Chilean tissue market.
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Voith, a family-owned company, is celebrating its 150th anniversary guided by the motto "Welcome to the Next 150 Years."
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Market Roundup
Boxboard production in December 2016 increased 0.8% compared with December 2015, but decreased 0.3% from last month.
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Low wood fiber costs in Brazil have continued to attract investments in pulp production capacity, leading to substantial increases in market pulp exports in 2016.
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In what was a mixed bag that saw the growth of SC-magazine paper shipments by shipments of graphic papers overall were down 1.4% vs. November 2015. While most sectors were down for traditional wood based papers, SC-magazine grade paper was up significantly in the period of November 2015 - 2016.
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Global personal care packaging market was valued at $27,895 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period to reach $39,585 million by 2022.
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
Catalyst announced that recapitalization and privatization of the company have been implemented and are now effective.
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RPM has been a leading supplier of drainage equipment and drainage process solutions for more than 14 years, with a product line that includes the patented Acu-Pulse and Acu-Step products.
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"The company’s decision to maintain its operations in Pennsylvania and upgrade its facilities in preparation for future growth is welcome news and I am thrilled that hundreds of jobs will be preserved for years to come," said Governor Tom Wolf.
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Scope of supply included a stock preparation system, electrical and drive system, DCS & QCS, accessory equipment, and the tissue machine itself, in a 2,850-mm format and operation speed up to 1,600 m/min.
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Company is investing in a TAD machine at its tissue plant in Skelmersdale, U.K. It also decided to close an older tissue machine in Stubbins and signed an agreement to divest its tissue plant in Chesterfield to Sidcot Group Ltd.
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The site, which has not been used for the past 25 years for such purposes, will reportedly improve the efficiency of the importation of pulp for the Brazilian company.
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New tissue rewinders each have a 5,600 mm format and a working speed of 1,000 m/min. They are equipped with four unwind stands, calendar, slitter system, winding system, dust removal system, etc.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Order is for a complete refiner and deflaker system and a combined save-all/broke thickener, together with Duflo Pump technology for its new board machine, next-generation project.
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API provides corrugated packaging and digital production needs serving a diverse customer base, including an emphasis on fulfillment and kitting for the Automotive and Consumer Products Industries.
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Project consists of the installation of a new recovery boiler, rebuild of the mill’s fiber lines, debottlenecking of the paper machines, and an investment in a new 90,000 metric tpy machine glazed kraft paper machine.
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American Paper Bag LLC, a manufacturer of retail paper bags, will establish corporate headquarters and a manufacturing plant in Sugar Notch Borough, Luzerne County, Pa., a move that will create 38 new jobs.
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Nanotechnology
Dr. Tomas Rosén’s studies into the dynamics of cellulose nanofibrils secured him this year’s Alf de Ruvo scholarship, established in memory of SCA (Sweden) employee Alf de Ruvo.
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New Products
A board and film hybrid, Grab Box provides a unique packaging experience through its visual appeal and functional composition.
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Cullen Packaging reported this past week that it is now manufacturing trays for fruit and vegetables which are moulded from a pulp made from recycled paper. Cullen Packaging also manufactures this type of packaging in other sectors to further reduce waste.
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Company launches high-speed, inline leak detection for modified atmosphere packaging.
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The newly redesigned website is one of the many steps Sappi is taking to unite its global divisions as part of its 2020Vision strategy, which seeks to pursue growth opportunities in the wood fiber industry.
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,488,217 for company's EnerVent technology.
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Published Pricing
SCA in Europe is raising prices of brown and white-top liner by EUR 60 per metric ton. Smurfit Kappa, Ireland, also announced a EUR 60 per metric ton increase for kraftliner, and Mondi Europe announced a EUR 50 per metric ton price hike for brown kraftliner.
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Price increase will be approximately 5%-10%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies.
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Sustainability
From January onwards, all SIG Combibloc sites in Europe, South America, China, and the Asia-Pacific region will be supplied 100% with so-called "green electricity."
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Pick Heaters, Inc.
Energy
"We joined this campaign because we are proud of our Finnish origins and the fact that our star product, low emission UPM BioVerno diesel, is a Finnish innovation... The process was developed in the UPM Lappeenranta Research Center... the fuel is produced in UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery," said UPM's VP.
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People
Clearwater Paper Corp.’s Linda Massman named AF&PA Board chair.
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The company has promoted Gregg Aukeman to package qualification manager and expanded the packaging quality team by hiring Ryan Fichuk as packaging quality engineer. Aukeman has been with TricorBraun since 2014.
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Mike Fox will support reps and distributors, OEM, and industrial customers in the western region of the U.S. and Canada.
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Lajos Forster has been appointed UPM Pulp’s (Finland) marketing director, effective April 1, 2017.
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Maurice Janssen brings worldwide sales and marketing experience including analytical instruments and process control solutions for food and beverage products. He will be reporting to Robert Demorest, CEO of MOCON and will be leading the company's global sales and marketing teams across all of its operating segments.
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During Gary Masse’s tenure, Coveris demonstrated strong productivity growth, integrated eight acquisitions, and invested aggressively to position the company for growth.
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PSSMA elects Mark Ushpol, president, Mondi Industrial Bags North America, to lead association’s membership.
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All of the nominees proposed as directors in the management information circular dated Dec. 16, 2016, have been duly elected as directors of the corporation by a majority of the votes cast.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
A long-time TAPPI member,and retired professor at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Paszner was 83 years of age when he recently died after a long and difficult illness.
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This new workshop from TAPPI is designed to instruct those in tissue converting operations how to use the Tissue Plant Layout Simulator (PLS) that uses your calculations to pinpoint issues and minimize bottlenecks. TAPPI is offering this new tool.
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IDCON analysis shows that 80% - 90% of all equipment problems can be eliminated by training and implementing basic problem-solving methods for the front-line. The 10% - 20 % remaining require more structured problem solving and a larger group.
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TAPPI is excited to introduce a new training opportunity being 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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Want to be part of the most important gathering of nonwovens professionals in the industry? Register for NETInc 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and further your career. Registration is now open.
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Executives from CelluForce, FPInnovations, andCanadian Forest Service will offer insights into the future of cellulosic nanomaterials.
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NC State University in Raleigh, N.C., USA, is searching for an assistant professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials.
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"The Corrugator Bonding Anthology is an unsurpassed resource for anyone who wants an introduction as well as insight into the corrugated world. It will never be outdated." – Jon Porter, senior instructor/process specialist, JPorter Consulting.
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