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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nonwovens
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Company has expanded its evaluation of potential transaction alternatives to include other alternatives, including but not limited to, a potential sale or merger of the entire company.
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Government of Canada complaint challenges Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, claiming they broke the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Anti-Dumping Agreement, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes.
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Nippon’s Consolidated Subsidiary will withdraw from all of its businesses on July 31, 2018.
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Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) and the Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) are developing an industrial production method for a polyphenol extraction process as part of the SusBinders project.
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Market Roundup
Containerboard production in December 2017 was up 3.6% compared with December 2016 and up 3.1% year-to-date.
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December 2017 prices dipped to eight year low, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.
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Shipments in December 2017 were 240,000 tons, 2.5% higher than in December 2016.
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Pulp imports of 1.936 metric tons were down 17% from China’s November 2017 record high.
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Beverage cups hold the largest share of this demand by far.
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BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
Investment program for inkjet, label, and packaging papers mill in the Netherlands totals EUR 20 million.
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New Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer has come on line at Encore’s Laverton North mill, Melbourne, Australia. Toscotec now has steel yankee dryer installations across five continents.
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Combined company – known as SIMFLO – will draw on nearly a century of experience to push boundaries in pump technology.
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Complete double-width XcelLine VTM 4 machines were installed in the Brazilian paper manufacturer's plants in Imperatriz (state of Maranhão) and Mucuri (state of Bahia).
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
The Chilean folding boxboard maker Cartulinas CMPC S.A has bought two PulpEye online analyzer systems for its mill in Maule, one of the world’s biggest folding boxboard mills. This is the first PulpEye order in Chile. One system will be installed in the BTMP pulp mill and the other in the board mill’s stock preparation.
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Mustang front push dispensing tap has the lowest oxygen transmission rate (OTR) in the industry, making it the ideal solution for extending the shelf life of Bag-in Box wine and other oxygen sensitive products.
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New labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago has officially opened, with a grand opening event at the facility complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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VPK Packaging Group plans to invest in a new paper machine for lightweight recycled containerboard to strengthen its sustainable resource management.
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Nonwovens
The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range.
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New Products
Resin-Gard offers dimensional stability, engineered strength, and surface properties that meet specific processing needs.
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ValuPrime is a compact and powerful pump ideally suited for dewatering needs of the construction, industrial, and agricultural markets.
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Brand owners benefit from vibrant inks that offer longer shelf appeal.
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Compact moisturizer corrects all kinds of curl and cross-direction moisture profiles.
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Published Pricing
Price increase becomes effective beginning Feb. 1, 2018.
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Company will raise prices by 12%-15%, beginning April 1.
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Prices will vary depending on the product line, but in general most prices will go up by a percentage in the high single digits.
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Sustainability
Boise Paper’s line of ASPEN multi-use recycled copy papers are now certified under Green Seal’s GS-7 standard.
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"RSB certification acknowledges our strong commitment to sustainability in all operations, now also in biofuel feedstock production with local farmers. This is also the first RSB certificate in Uruguay and creates new sustainable practices for agriculture," said Liisa Ranta, manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development.
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Universal Electric Corp.
People
Having broad general management experience in redefining organizational structure, developing sales, managing supply chains, and financing business plans, Kalin Yonov will be responsible for implementing the board’s vision and strategy.
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Mike Farrell will have responsibility for procurement, logistics, operations planning, quality processes, and Lean/Six Sigma.
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Spencer Maurer will serve as SVP of the business unit created from the combination with International Paper's Consumer Packaging business.
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Stan Hooker, the company’s long-time chairman and CEO, has retired and sold his majority interest to his three partners, Ralph DeLetto, Mike Graves, and Jim O’Toole.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
Three information packed days offer you the unparalleled opportunity to learn how to increase the operational performance of paper machines and why this will improve the quality of the finished product.
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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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On Jan. 31, 2018, the Women in Industry Division will present the second free webinar in its series, "Work Life Balance: Elusive Dream or Achievable Goal?"
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Hear a brand owner’s perspective on material selection and consumer messaging, and learn how supplier innovation is delivering sustainability solutions across the supply chain at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference, April 22-25.
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The City of Largo, in the Tampa Bay, Fla., USA, area is seeking a Program Engineer.
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Specialty papers professionals from across the paper supply chain will gather on April 23-25, 2018, in Cologne, Germany, to learn the latest advancements and trends affecting the industry as well as to network with their peers. They will be attending Specialty Papers Europe 2018. Will you be there?
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