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Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
Cash purchase price will be $265 million. PCA will convert its Wallula mill’s 200,000 tpy No. 3 PM to a 400,000 tpy 100% virgin kraft linerboard machine.
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PM closure, company says, is in response to dumped and subsidized paper imports from Canada.
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Sell of business for $315 million includes certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., mill.
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Acquisition reinforces Smurfit Kappa’s position in the region. The company already has three packaging plants in Saint Petersburg, Russia, producing paper-based and Bag-in-Box products.
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Scouts and their families will be planting 750 trees this weekend to help reforest Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.
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It is estimated that there are 2 billion smartphones, one billion computers, 5 to 7 billion other connected devices, and 45 billion servers worldwide, and that 8.4 billion connected devices would be sold in the world in 2017, 31% more than in 2016.
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Market Roundup
This is the 11th consecutive year-over-year decrease following a modest fractional increase in August 2016.
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Country’s BSK pulp exports, however, were down 7.5% in the first half.
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Packaging paper shipments totaled 230,000 tons in July 2017, up 4.7% from July 2016.
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BHK pulp imports dip 0.9% through first seven months of 2017, while BSK imports fall 12% during the period.
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Containerboard operating rate increased from 96.3% in June 2017 to 97.9% in July 2017, which was 2.8 percentage points higher than in July of last year.
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BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
New mill in Äänekoski, Finland, has an annual capacity of 1.3 million metric tons of pulp.
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Company plans to continue operations while strategic buyer sought.
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Arctic Paper, Poland, is upgrading its system with Greycon’s (U.K.) latest scheduling and trim optimization solutions, opt-Studio and X-Trim.
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Initiative will encourage working with startups, companies, universities, and research centers in pursuit of innovative solutions and new business opportunities.
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New grade, known as Biofloc XV20, is being produced at Tembec’s Tartas Specialty Cellulose Mill in France
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U.S. FTC grants early termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, with respect to West Fraser's proposed acquisition of six sawmills and a finger joint mill from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
BM 4 in Dafeng, Jiangsu Province, will be one of the largest board machines in the world.
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Inland's AriZona Green Tea shrink label and new Belgium Single Foeder Felix pressure sensitive label earn second place awards.
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Gelpac’s client base spans a wide range of industries, including the food, agriculture, construction, retail, and pharmaceutical sectors. The company employs 200 people in its three plants and manufactures and distributes paper-, plastic-, and polyethylene-based packaging solutions.
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With the addition of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando, ProAmpac has 23 manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and Asia, with 3,100 employees supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 countries.
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WS Packaging adds to its list of more than 25 awards over the past several years.
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New Products
Graphic Packaging International will reveal new packaging technologies at drinktec 2017, September 11-15, in Germany.
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New-to-market vertical form-fill-seal machine combines varied bag formats and sanitary design.
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New Program designed to meet ISO’s first specification of safety requirements for collaborative robot applications.
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New, Larger facility in Ohio will allow the production of MM1018 in-house for first time in the U.S.
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Ingredion Incorporated
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People
Andrea J. Funk is CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, a global manufacturer and distributer of copper tube for water supply, air conditioning, refrigeration, and a variety of commercial applications.
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Darren Irons named global product manager for the Webex Precision Rolls Division of Maxcess.
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As Chairman of Fortex International, Ohlander concentrated on containerboard and kraft paper sales to Africa, growing the business to more than $300 million in revenue.
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TAPPI News
Choose from introductory or advanced hands-on courses designed specifically for papermakers.
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While some tend to hoard or impress with their knowledge, Rex preferred to aid and assist, to teach, and train. It was his passion, and it was a passion that benefited so many.
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The TAPPI Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course is located at the ITW Pillar Technologies facility where you will have the opportunity to work with the on-site, fully-equipped pilot line.
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IBBC’s keynote, Mark DeAndrea, VP and business unit leader- BioMaterials at Domtar, shared his insights on bioenergy and biorefining during an exclusive interview with TAPPI. Read what he had to say about the future of the industry.
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TAPPI will be performing its fiscal year-end inventory audit starting August 28. As a result, TAPPI Press orders will not be shipped from August 28 through September 1.
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