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Thursday, June 01, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Acquisition creates a diversified global leader in high purity cellulose, packaging, paper, high-yield pulp, and forest products.
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Acquisition includes significant synergy opportunities through containerboard integration, increased production, and improved performance. Transaction will expand reach in attractive regional markets.
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XTR linerboard is a next-generation product offering the highest strength-to-basis-weight ratio in North America.
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Mark Kowlzan praised for PCA's increase in converter presence, while operating firm at highest EBITDA margin among North American containerboard producers.
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Canada's wood products manufacturers will see pre-tax profits shrink from $1.8 billion in 2016 to $1.4 billion this year and $1.1 billion in 2018, as the United States issues duties averaging 30% on Canada's softwood lumber.
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Minister Jim Carr reiterated the federal government's commitment to vigorously fight for Canada's softwood lumber industry and those whose livelihoods depend on it, including through litigation at the World Trade Organization and under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Market Roundup
Shipments in April 2017 were down 7% y/y, with all four grades showing continuing y/y declines.
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Shipments of BSK and BHK pulp were unchanged y/y, while stocks, respectively, were up one day and down one day.
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Packaging industry continues to demand new solutions from functional and barrier coating suppliers.
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April 2017 bleached hardwood kraft pulp imports were up 48%. April bleached softwood kraft pulp imports were down 5% y/y.
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BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
Online auction begins June 13, which includes thousands of mill parts, but not the fine paper machine, which is being handled separately.
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BOD renews annual share repurchase program for up to $25 million during next 12 months.
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New plant will manufacture precipitated calcium carbonate for use by Ittihad Paper in the production of printing and writing papers for domestic and export markets.
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Czech PAPCEL continues to purchase its western competitors with its latest acquisition—PMT Italia S.p.A.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Imperial Packaging produces folding cartons, packers, tags and inserts, and headers utilizing conventional offset and UV-curable inks and coatings.
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Mill will have the capacity to produce 350,000 MTPY of lightweight, recycled medium and linerboard.
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With acquisition, Italy-based flexible packaging producer GualapackGroup establishes capacity on the American continent.
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Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) Kilo has undertaken an environment project for recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons, in association with Tetra Pak India.
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With Charlie Eitel at the helm since 2015, sustainable practices are so deeply entrenched in WS Packaging they are part of its DNA.
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Valmet IQ Moisturizer with two beams will enable the mill in Poland to improve corrugated board quality and reduce production losses caused by warped board.
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New plant in Waipa District involves a $100 million investment and will create up to 75 new jobs.
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New Products
New line of ball valves with ISO 5211 actuator mounting pad are available in sizes ΒΌ in. to 4 in.
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WonderGrill Box is a sealed rectangular box, without grooves in the base, so that coal dust will not leak out. Box is made impregnable by incorporating a latch in the flap of the closure, which hooks into a groove in the box once it is closed.
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ArmorLube coatings, created from a proprietary carbon-based formula, are well suited for applications that require a clean, dry, permanent lubrication—without needing oils or greases, which can accumulate dirt and cause fouling.
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Major benefits of being made from 100% paperboard include reduced environmental impact, and less consumer rage and self-injury.
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Additions to company’s MasterWorks Ultra 100 line include Kraftback, Kraftback Beverage, and Kraftback Freeze.
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New Bag-in-Box product, which protects and conserves the oil, has been specially designed for the automotive industry.
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Spraying Systems Co.
Sustainability
Canada’s federal government launches Superclusters Initiative that will help certain Canadian economic strengths to advance technical platforms.
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UPM Biofuels uses crude tall oil, a residue from pulp production, to produce both biofuels and biomaterials in its Biorefinery in Finland.
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), will serve in this capacity for the next two years.
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Lapointe led projects such as building the world’s first nanocrystalline cellulose demonstration plant in partnership with Domtar, implementing the first cellulose filaments demonstration plant in the world in partnership with Kruger, as well as creating a lignin extraction plant in Thunder Bay in partnership with Resolute Forest Products.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
Offering the most comprehensive content in the industry, the TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching course provides exceptional instructor interaction and the opportunity to learn from others’ challenges.
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The upcoming Introduction to Corrugated and Advanced Bonding courses offer attendees the opportunity to gain comprehensive corrugated training.
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Top leaders in the specialty paper industry understand the importance of keeping abreast of the latest technologies and processes available in the marketplace. They also know the key role that networking with peers to discuss emerging trends and key issues can play towards their success within the industry. On Sept. 19-21, 2017, these leaders will gather in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, to attend Specialty Papers USA, the only event in North America dedicated to the specialty papers industry.
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Cellulose Nanocrystals, by Wadood Y. Hamad, is a clear and comprehensive presentation on the extraction, properties, and applications of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) by a work-renowned expert in the field.
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