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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Weekly Spotlight
New $360 million mill (two tissue machines and a converting plant) in Inola will have an output of 120,000 metric tpy of toilet tissue and towels. Startup is scheduled for 2020.
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Combined company will have 37,000 employees and contractors. Its 11 industrial units will produce annually 11 million metric tons of market pulp and 1.4 million metric tons of paper, with annual exports of around BRL 18 billion and investments planned for 2018 of about BRL 6.4 billion.
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After the acquisition, Fortress Global intends to construct a demonstration plant to produce xylitol at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mil, using proprietary process technologies, know-how, and expertise developed by S2G and Mondelez International, one of the world's largest snacks companies.
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"Unfair tariffs aren't just political theatre, they're reckless policies that will close down mills and throw hundreds of Canadians out of work," said Jerry Dias, National President.
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Market Roundup
U.S. containerboard output in February 2018 declined 3% compared with February 2017. The month-over-month average daily production compared with January 2018 was 3.2% lower.
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Stronger economies, tariffs, fiber costs, currency fluctuations drive price recovery.
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February 2018 shipments were 3.1% lower than February 2017. Bag & Sack shipments were down 8.6% year-to-date and Multiwall shipments were down 14.5%.
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Production in February 2018 increased 2.4% compared with February 2017, but decreased 4.8% from last month (January 2018).
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BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
Rebuild of Alas Doradas' PM 4 tissue machine in El Salvador, delivered top results right from the start.
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New Tissue Innovation and Application Center in Graz, Austria, includes a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, with laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes in the tissue sector.
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Collaboration puts a selection of James Cropper’s luxury papers available from stock in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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New 30,000 metric tpy machine will startup in the summer of 2019, in a 3,200-mm format and a speed of 1,700 m/min.
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Company’s manufacturing facilities in China have been idle since late January due to a government-mandated restriction on the supply of natural gas.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Using its state-of-the- art paper mill in Kent, the company believes it could recycle up to the 2.5 billion cups discarded by British coffee lovers each year.
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Two new containerboard lines will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100% recycled raw materials, as are the four production lines ordered last year.
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British Columbia, Canada, mill will shut down for about one month due to a shortage of wood. Mill produces OSB, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and related value-added products.
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SpeedSizer AT extends operating window for packaging paper production at Smurfit Kappa’s Zülpich, Germany, mill.
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Delivery will include a state-of-the-art kraft linerboard machine to replace three older, narrow-width paper machines.
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New Products
Voith’s new rubber cover for smoothing presses minimizes deposits on the cover and improves paper quality.
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M1 Global design fits through 36 in. doorways, narrow aisles, and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22 ft. tip height.
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Ultrahide is a high-performance, Forest Stewardship Council Certified, 100% opaque blockout poster stock ideal for indoor retail, hospitality, and event signage.
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Scholle IPN and Wright Foods announce commercialization of the CleanPouch Aseptic pre-made spouted pouch system.
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New coating developed by Valmet is the environmentally safest yankee metallizing coating available.
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Toscotec S.p.A
Sustainability
Four companies consume a substantial amount of power in the Netherlands, and by working together they are making a significant contribution to delivering on the Netherlands' renewable energy target of 14% by 2020.
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Follow-up study reconstructs the national model developed in a previous investigation to convert tons of sequestered CO2e into board feet. In addition to making the results more user-friendly to urban wood industries, architects, and other interested parties, two products were selected, and sequestered CO2e was estimated.
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Solaronics SA
People
Paula A. Sneed is the chairperson and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group LLC (PPG), a strategy and management consultancy she co-founded in 2007.
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Boyd Nation will be responsible for leading Verve’s compliance services in support of the Verve suite of solutions.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
If you’re interested in building on what you know in tissue making, take Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course to advance your skills and best practices in tissue operations.
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Gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process with hands-on training at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Led by Dr. Gerry Ring, this two-day course will be held April 5-6, 2018.
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Want some insight on where the Specialty Papers industry is heading for the future? Interested in one mill’s success story? Johannes Bogren of Södra shares his insight on the industry and key industry topics that will be addressed at 2018 Specialty Papers Europe which will be held on April 23-25, 2018 in Cologne, Germany.
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What would a conference do without attendees? Nothing. It would not survive let alone flourish. PaperCon has created a Loyalty Club to recognize its dedicated and supportive attendees. Find out how you can win prizes and get special onsite benefits as a past attendee at PaperCon 2018. You could be our next winner.
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The Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists, also known as the Smook Book, is a best-selling resource guide for new and experienced pulp & paper professionals.
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GL&V is accepting applications for a Product Manager at its Nashua, New Hampshire, USA location.
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