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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Pratt Industries has decided to build a new mill in the U.S. State of Ohio, adding 360.000 metric tpy of corrugated case material capacity to the market.
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Company's $410 million investment in new kraft linerboard machine will create state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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Company will lay off up to 300 employees at the Camas paper mill in the second quarter of 2018.
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Ilim will use the funds to finance its strategic development projects focused on Europe and Asia, which are its priority markets.
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The PCR development process included the participation of a broad stakeholder group including manufacturers, trade associations, government agencies, non-government organizations, retail representatives, independent parties, academia, and other Environmental Product Declarations program operators.
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To encourage employees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by acquiring an electric vehicle, the company has installed twenty two 240 V charging stations and one 480 V fast charging station at its various plants in Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada.
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Market Roundup
U.S. purchases of P&W papers also decreased, down 9% in October 2017. Total P&W paper inventory levels decreased 9% from September 2017.
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Price index rebounded sharply in October 2017.
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Producers’ stocks were unchanged, with BSK (bleached softwood kraft) pulp at 29 days and BHK (bleached hardwood kraft) pulp at 43 days.
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The country’s profits were up 23% for all industrial products.
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Innovative biopolymers such as PLA (polylactic acid) and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are the main drivers of this growth in the field of bio-based, biodegradable plastics.
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Total production in October 2017 increased 3.5% compared with October 2016.
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Global cartoning machines market will likely expand at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2017 and 2025 to attain a value of $6.7 billion by 2025.
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Containerboard operating rate for October increased from 95.9% to 101.3 %, which was 6 percentage points higher than October of last year.
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Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H/17, with Vietnam and Australia being the major suppliers.
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Packaging papers shipment in October 2017 were 1.6% lower than October 2016, while bag and sack shipments rose 3.3% and food wrppng shipments fell 7.1%.
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BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
Five machines each has a production capacity of 25,000 metric tpy (74 metric tpd at 100% efficiency).
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Cascades has developed northbox, a recyclable thermal box that ensures e-shipment temperature-sensitive product to a customer’s door.
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New equipment provides custom-sized sheets of both paper and paperboard and has increased the plant’s sheeting capabilities to approximately 30,000 tpy.
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PM 3 is a complete turnkey plant with a production capacity of 120 metric tpd of tissue.
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Toscotec supplied two new MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines to the Chinese producer.
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Italy–based tissue producer Lucart plans growth in the Away from Home tissue markets in Spain and Portugal.
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Laboratory expansion will include advanced equipment for barrier testing and for improving the characterization of both the physical and chemical properties of coatings.
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The Norske Skogindustrier ASA board said that "as part thereof, the group's seven paper mills will continue as normal, and our customers, suppliers, and other business partners will continue to receive high quality products and the best service from Norske Skog without interruption through the remainder of the recapitalization process."
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Significant milestone was reached within seven months after the new mill was commissioned.
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Combined company, which will operate under the name Rayonier Advanced Materials, will be a stronger, more diversified global leader in its core businesses, with an expanded international footprint that further positions it to serve the larger customer base with the highest quality products and services.
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"We have purchased drone equipment for all of our forestry operations areas and, in the autumn, we trained 51 of our forestry professionals as drone pilots. This means we are now well equipped to further develop use of the technology," said Johan Malmqvist, project manager at Södra.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Project goals were focused on generating energy savings, improving PM 1’s runnability, and increasing paper properties as well as its annual capacity by 31%.
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Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) research and service institute in Germany endorsement means that Smurfit Kappa’s test prototcols is now published as an official Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) norm.
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This divestment supports Stora Enso’s growth strategy for its consumer board business, where the focus is to generate value to customers by being the global benchmark in high quality virgin fiber carton board
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After startup target operating speed of the machine at Smurfit Kappa’s mill in Barbosa was set at 1,000 m/min.
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Taipak, a flexible packaging solutions provider, represents TricorBraun’s first move into flexible packaging arena.
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New Products
Beumer bag-in-bag system quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film, like a second skin.
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Products are an environmentally friendly replacement for polycoated and waxed papers.
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Paper with a grammage up to 250 g/m2 can now be folded without prior creasing of the end product.
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Broad metric-size selection offers optimal reliability in electric motors.
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SKF's latest Rolling Bearings Catalog is packed with new features to help customers choose the optimum bearing arrangement for their project.
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Expansion includes natural kraft lightweight oil and grease resistant papers designed for foodservice and microwave popcorn bag packaging.
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With OceanCoat, Voith (Germany) is adding a highly durable option to its portfolio of coater roll covers that needs less regrinding and therefor reduces shutdown and maintenance costs.
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Published Pricing
Prices for U.K. (Cornwall), U.S. (MGK), and Brazilian (Capim) products will increase 3% - 8% per metric ton.
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Beginning Jan. 8, 2018, increases of 5% to 8% will be applied to Lecta’s entire product portfolio.
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Increases will range from 5% to 7% and will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.
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Price increases for all European markets become effective beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
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Sustainability
"Most marine plastic originates from countries where consumer economies developed faster than their ability to manage waste. And more than half comes just from countries in Asia," said Amcor’s David Clark.
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BillerudKorsnäs has been awarded a Gold rating from EcoVadis for the fourth year in a row. The annual evaluation of 30,000 suppliers shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the top 1% of all companies assessed.
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DurIng the past 10-year period, the Holmen Group has appeared on indexes of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies, drawn up by both the UN’s Global Compact and the Corporate Knights. The company also has been singled out several times as a leader in the work against climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Ron Hervi has 20 years of experience in multiple HR-based roles.
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Joe Gotshall’s sales experience in industrial automation, packaging, and printing will benefit customers.
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Appointment of Jill Lee as CFO and a member of the Sulzer Executive Committee is effective April 5, 2018.
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Bertrand Jolicoeur, CFO and corporate secretary, will be leaving the company on Dec. 15, 2017, to pursue another employment opportunity.
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International Finance Corporation
Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
Dart Container Corp. is seeking a senior paper converting engineer for its Chicago, Ill., USA, location.
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Early bird rates are offered until Dec. 15, 2017. Save even more with group discounts when you and two or more coworkers attend.
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All abstracts must be received by midnight Dec. 1, 2017, to be considered for TAPPI Nano 2018’s world-renowned Technical Program.
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More than 17 global experts will discuss trends in the tissue industry, changes in consumption patterns, developments, and how that translates into fiber demand, supply, and pricing.
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The 2018 TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit includes job interviews with hiring companies, but only for students that submit their resumes in advance.
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The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) begins its 2018 Short Courses with a hands-on course in packaging solutions.
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