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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
Open Letter from Larry
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
U.S. forest products industry is vitally important to our nation's economy, employing about 900,000 people—many in small, rural communities. It ranks among the top 10 manufacturers in 45 states and represents 4% of U.S. manufacturing GDP.
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"Our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable, and responsible companies in the world," said Mark Sutton, chairman and CEO. "Our 55,000 employees are committed to doing the right things, in the right ways, for the right reasons, all of the time—this is The IP Way..."
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Donations will support WWP as it connects warriors with one another, their community, and with life-changing programs and services. WWP serves warriors with programs targeting mental and physical health, career and benefits counseling, and support for the most severely wounded.
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Survey measures nine attributes considered critical to a company’s global success, including quality of management, social responsibility, people management, and global competitiveness, among others. The list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors, and analysts.
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Market Roundup
Production in January 2017 was 1.5% higher than in January 2016, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) January 2017 U.S. Containerboard Report released this week.
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Sanitary paper producers’ price index was up in January 2017, for the third consecutive month.
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Kraft liner honeycomb is gradually replacing bubble wrap, EPE, thermocol, EP foam, mineral wool, particle boards, rock wool, PUF, MDF, and wood in various packaging solutions.
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Coated board in 2016 was up 24% y/y, uncoated free sheet exports were up +22%, and coated paper was +12% .
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Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
Latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND is being installed at Sofidel America's facility in Circleville, Ohio, USA.
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Wisconsin specialty paper mill receives SQF Certification Level 2.
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Company will acquire the Friesau, Germany, assets for approximately $55.1 million plus defined working capital of approximately $9.0 million.
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The Malmö based full-service distributor of personal protection equipment and cleaning and hygiene supplies has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Estonia, and had revenues of approximately EUR 120 million in 2015.
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The plan would result in annual cost savings of EUR 12 million. Stora Enso will book restructuring charges of approximately EUR 17 million as an item affecting comparability (IAC) in its Q1/2017 results, of which about EUR 14 million will be cash costs.
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This investment particularly strengthens Valmet's service capabilities close to its customers in Scandinavia, while also supporting Valmet's roll service offering to customers throughout Europe. The extended roll service center started operating at the end of 2016.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Tiger Group and New Mill Capital to sell all equipment from global flexible packaging company's former St. Louis-area plant on March 8-9 via online auction.
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The Greif Paper Packaging segment includes multiple locations in the U.S. Greif produces semi-chemical and recycled medium, recycled linerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers, and bulk packaging. In addition, Greif provides full design, graphics and testing services, and color printing.
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Company expands thermoforming packaging for fresh foods in fast growing store perimeter.
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With demand for well-designed closures on beverage cartons rising all the time, the new facility will provide much-needed local production and essential extra capacity.
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New Products
The new development boasts one of the highest speeds available for a solution with such a small footprint, and has a large carton size range. This allows manufacturers to save production space and increase product output without compromising quality.
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Grease-Gard FluoroFree papers not only meet a wide variety of grease resistant needs, but also offer a broad range of basis weights, an array of finishes, and great glueability and printability.
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Metalvac A HG is a high gloss metallized paper with a new improved surface and appearance for optimum metallic gloss look. Metalvac A HG is designed to bring value to self-adhesive labels for beverages and personal care.
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Recent modernization projects at Mondi Świecie mill reportedly reflect this effort.
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The cart is fitted with heavy-duty swivel casters, which allow movement in all directions, to easily maneuver it into proper position, and stand up to heavy loads. A hitch and pin arrangement for towing is included so that multiple units can be used together.
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Ensocoat will be upgraded to provide even better whiteness and shade. This will contribute to excellent print results and high performance with all finishing treatments.
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Available in 45 lb. and 60 lb. matte, the Sonoma Jet paper is ideal for books, brochures, direct mail, and high-run personalized documents. The Sonoma Jet grade offers excellent opacity, printability, ink mileage, and throughput and bindery efficiency, which results in enhanced quality and lower costs for the printer.
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People
"I am excited to work with the members of the 2017 board of directors," said NPTA Chairman Tom Wernoch, Glatfelter Director of Sales, Printing, and Imaging Papers. "I look forward to the creativity, knowledge, and vision the board will bring to NPTA and the industry this year."
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Thomas J. Plath has been elected SVP, Human Resources and Global Citizenship, effective March 1, 2017.
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Daniel Peltonen is currently mill manager at Hallsta Paper Mill, which is part of the Holmen Group. Over his long career at Holmen, he has also worked at the mill in Madrid and at Braviken Paper Mill. Peltonen has a M.S. degree in technology from Åbo Akademi University.
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Massimo Reynaudo joins UPM from Kimberly Clark where he has during the past 21 years held several sales, marketing, project, and general management positions in Italy, the U.K., and Germany. Sean Heng joins UPM from Henkel where he has held leadership roles in the APAC region.
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Arnauld Demoulin, former Ontex GM, brings experience and drive to growth plans.
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Open Letter from Larry
The Great Pacific Northwest!
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
A teleconference will be held February 28 at 1:00 p.m. EST providing a brief report on TAPPI association business.
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You already know the importance of understanding the industry's latest best practices in reliability and maintenance. You may not know about the courses offered from IDCON and TAPPI that deliver critical skills like how to prevent major issues through proven best practices.
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The Advancements in Fiber Polymer Composites Symposium’s keynote speakers will share how fiber composites are helping transform the auto industry.
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Learn new best practices and solutions that can add to your bottom line at TAPPI’s SRW Conference in April.
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TAPPI partners with IDCON to provide publications and educational opportunities focused on reliability and maintenance.
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Join industry leaders for four days of networking, special events, excellent programming.
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Surface treatment systems can be a sticky business because improving adhesion is crucial for better product performance. Learn more about what's on the surface at the Corona and Atmospheric Plasma 101 course.
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