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Monday, May 14, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Following a four-month competitive auction process, in which more than 100 prospective bidders were approached, Oceanwood emerged as the winning bidder by offering the highest value in cash for the shares and the intercompany loans.
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With mills still closing down, a question lingers... will Wisconsin remain the top paper-producing U.S. state? Five basic recommendations are offered for how to best protect and revitalize the state's P&P industry.
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Smurfit Kappa design teams from the UK and the Netherlands were given the brief of making the corrugated boxes, which would previously have been recycled after use, dual purpose. The teams looked at how the boxes could be designed to facilitate easy conversion into stackable stools, storage chests, and desks.
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Market Roundup
Writing and printing application chemicals are leading the segment with 23% market share followed by labeling with 20% market share. Packaging chemicals continue to emerge as a major segment within the total P&P related chemicals market with a share of 8% and growing.
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In this projection, Coated Paper market size will grow from USD 6.7 Billion in 2017 to USD 8.3 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 3.6%.
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This report gives in-depth analysis and insights of the global printing paper sales and its market. The report includes graphs, pie charts, distribution maps and various other analytical and presentation tools.
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Research analysts forecast the global Containerboard market to grow at a CAGR of 3.41% during the period 2018-2022.
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Pulp & Paper
The curtailment started on April 16 and ended May 8 in response to a shortage of fiber and United States Department of Commerce tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper. There were no layoffs as a result of the curtailment
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Opening this June in an initial 15,000-square-foot space at Atlanta's TechSquare Labs, Georgia-Pacific's Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation will serve as a collaborative space for businesses ranging from multi-national corporations to emerging startups and academic institutions.
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Between May 14 and 24, Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba will perform its annual Maintenance Shutdown. More than 4,000 services will be executed over 11 days on the equipment at the unit to ensure the safety and continuity of the operation.
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The current hiring initiative will include operators, maintenance, engineer and logistics positions. PM1 will be operated on a limited basis to meet the growing demand for American P&W papers as market conditions have improved slightly for the domestic uncoated groundwood papers industry in the face of unfair trade from Canada.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
The new recycled containerboard machine at Cartiere Villa Lagarina's mill in Mantua is scheduled to start production in July. According to the corporate parent Pro-Gest, individual production areas are currently being tested and trial runs with pulp on wire are to be carried out from mid-June.
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"We were looking for papers that would cover a very broad spectrum of print and provide us with peace of mind across all printing technologies," said Karl Pucher, a managing director at Rondo-Ganahl AG St. Ruprecht/Raab. The firm helped Sappi attain its goal.
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Legislative
Early this Friday (May 11) LA Times reported effects of preliminary findings by the U.S. Commerce Department resulting in anti-dumping duties of 22% for many Canadian paper comapnies. Together, the two sets of duties have raised the price of newsprint 30%. Two decades ago, there were about 15 newsprint mills in the U.S. Now there's only a small handful left.
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New Products
For Ian Robson and Cipriano Hinojosa at American Paper Bag (APB), the bigger question is: Why didn’t anyone figure it out ages ago? Well... "It just never clicked," APB CEO Robson said. "We’re a very traditional business. Paper bags have been made the same way since the 1860s."
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Cotton and Wood-Fiber options for Printing, Packaging and Protection.
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Sonoco has announced its position as a joint development partner and investor in the Plant City, Fla.-based robotics company Harvest CROO Robotics.
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Published Pricing
The $0.02/pound price increase will apply to all customers whose price has not been previously adjusted for freight during 2018 and is independent of any future price adjustments based on raw material and manufacturing cost changes.
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Sustainability
The technique has many advantages. It’s simple, and the power source—the sun—is available just about everywhere. But unfortunately, even the latest solar still models are somewhat inefficient at vaporizing water. Enter: Paper.
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Though built in the infrastructure making POS speciality papers, primarily customer handled receipts, as new groups including Point of Sale Publications now note the dangers in addition to already concerned environmental groups that have been sounding off for a few years, the POS paper industry now motivates ever harder for an effective safe alternative, one for the good of the paper industry, and the customer's safety.
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Sometimes a bit of dark humour can truly drive home the reality of how much we need to be concentrating on recycling paper.
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People
Burrows Packagingn (Franklin, Ohio, USA) produces a wide range of unique paper-based products which include clamshells and cartons, wraps and basket liners, napkins, and paper bags although new regulations the company now has in place makes it much less noticeable.
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TAPPI News
The TAPPI Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course will feature new and updated topics such as wet end enzymes, biological control, injection systems and more!
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Looking for ways to improve communication across the generations within your industry? Join TAPPI for this free webinar June 26 from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. EDT for best practices, tools and tips to help you embrace the generational gaps in the workforce.
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Discover the latest best practices in maintenance planning and scheduling to improve your plant’s efficiency.
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EDT is currently accepting applications for a Research & Development Scientist at its Atlanta, GA, USA location.
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