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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
Safety
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Upon the closing of this transaction, ND Paper will acquire Catalyst’s Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wis., USA, mills along with the associated staff at the company’s U.S. operations center in Dayton, Ohio.
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The target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. Niklas von Weymarn has been appointed CEO of the company. He transfers to Metsä Spring from the position of VP, Research in Metsä Fibre, also part of Metsä Group.
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The main objective of the collaboration is to jointly drive research projects to develop new knowledge within sustainable forestry and wooden biomaterials. Special focus areas include bio-based materials, forest and ecosystem management, forest technology and plant- and forest production.
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Hobbyist decided to make his own model engine using corrugated and cardboard paper materials.
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Market Roundup
Added to the widening demand for pulp, paper manufacturers such as Holmen, Stora Enso, UPM and Mondi all report in their latest financials continued increases in raw materials costs such as chemicals and fillers as well as logistics and energy, with some stating the cost increases had offset or partially offset their higher selling prices.
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APEJ region is expected to dominate the world coated paper packaging box market as the region has emerged as the production hub of the world. North America Being the second largest exporter is expected to follow APEJ region coated paper packaging box market. Western and Eastern Europe are expected to grow moderately in coated paper packaging box market due to the lifestyle of the consumers in the region.
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Pasaban
Pulp & Paper
The company expected the strike to be resolved in the next several days, Mastrocola said, as some trucks were seen moving in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after the government agreed on Sunday to comply with drivers’ demand for lower diesel prices. Supply chains would need more time to resume normal operations.
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Metsä Group establishes an innovation company and plans to build a demo plant in Äänekoski, Finland for the production of textile fibers.
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In parallel to this process, a review of the roles and composition of the senior management team of the company will also be carried out.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Conitex Sonoco is a vertically integrated, global leader in the manufacture of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry. The transaction is subject to normal international regulatory reviews and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
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German-based Progroup AG has announced it will build its next recycled-content paperboard mill near Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Progroup says it expects the construction of its PM3 paper machine line to start in the first quarter of 2019 and to be completed in the second half of 2020.
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New Products
This is another major step on the group’s journey to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. DuraSense is available to companies seeking high performance and a sustainable, bio-based alternative to plastics.
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The barrier layer in ISLA® Duo products is a water-based dispersion coating instead of PE plastic. Being plastic-free enables the products to be easily recyclable in normal paper and board recycling, and the wood fiber can be reused fully. ISLA® Duo cupstock doesn’t contain any waxes harmful for the health nor do they cumulate in the nature like plastic.
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Toscotec S.p.A
Published Pricing
The transaction price of Coated Groundwood Grades will increase $2.00/cwt, including all basis weights and finishes of Cote; Ultra; Valor; Star.
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"We are announcing a US$22/metric tonne (for 45.0 gsm) newsprint price increase effective with shipments on or after June 15, 2018. Other basis weights will be adjusted accordingly.
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Sustainability
Company said in their statement this week that they're "disappointed by the statement released by Greenpeace this week.
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Stora Enso’s strategy on Sustainable Finance is a natural part of its overall agenda on sustainability and an integral part of its focus on being the world’s leading renewable materials company. Stora Enso’s goal is to work with funding partners for whom sustainability is a key part of their lending agenda.
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Tesa Tape, Inc.
Safety
P2P heat exchangers are typically used by dairy, beverage and ice cream producers, and can also process products with particles. They offer up to 50% improved energy efficiency compared to Product to Water (P2W) alternatives through lower steam and cooling water consumption. Designed to achieve optimum hygiene.
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People
Lars Lundin has amassed thirty years of experience in the pulp and paper industry with previous employers such as Stora Enso. His most recent post was CEO of paperboard manufacturer Fiskeby Board.
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Buonfantino most recently served as President of Kimberly-Clark's baby and child care business in North America, where she led the innovation, manufacturing and marketing of trusted brands. She joined K-C in 2011 as VP of global adult and feminine care brands, and shaped the global growth strategy for the brands in this category.
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Merichem Company
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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Come and celebrate! Gulf Coast TAPPI Local Section marks 60 years of supporting the Paper & Pulp Industry with a workshop, technical program, and great fun for everyone!
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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about corrugated industry basics at TAPPI’s Introduction to Corrugated Course, to be held at TAPPI’s Headquarters in Georgia this August.
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Academics, researchers, and industry will be displaying their latest innovative products and ideas at the International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, taking place 11-14 June 2018. Find out who’s participating.
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Make plans to attend the Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference this October 28-31, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Providing real-world results in critical areas of the mill, this is a must-attend conference for the latest technical knowledge you need to improve efficiency and increase productivity.
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