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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nonwovens
New Products
Published Pricing
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
The new solar thermal power plant will be the largest in France. Completion initially anticipated for September.
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Recommendations are a result of research conducted by RRS for the Fibre Box Association (FBA), The research asked more than 1,000 Americans about their residential OCC recycling practices.
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UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.
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Market Roundup
Month-over-month average daily production compared with April 2018 was 1.5 percent higher.
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Bag & Sack shipments were essentially flat year-to-date, Multiwall shipments were down 3.3%, Converting shipments were down 0.4%, and Food Wrapping shipments were up 3.5%.
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Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments in May 2018 edged down slightly year-over-year. Imports of UFS decreased less than one-half of one percent year-over-year in April. Exports of UFS papers increased 13 percent in April compared with April 2017.
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May 2018 boxboard production increased 6.3 percent compared with May 2017 and increased 2.3 percent from last month,
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Pasaban
Pulp & Paper
In March, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 22% anti-dumping duty on products produced by Catalyst Paper, threatening its B.C. mills. Unifor has been active in the campaign to support the Canadian pulp and paper industry, calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stop unfair duties and tariffs.
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Following reports last month that the business, which filed for insolvency in January, had been acquired by a holding company, the buyer’s identity has now been unveiled as a subsidiary of Berlin-based private equity company Beteiligungsgesellschaft Kairos Industries. 400 of 420 jobs reported safe.
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The team members associated with the QUESTEC technology will find a new home as part of BW Papersystems’ operations in Germany, contributing and sharing their valuable knowledge with the global team.
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The aim of the project is to improve actual gross production by overcoming several constraints by applying Toscotec’s Steel Dryer technology and its features.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
The investment on PM2 rebuild will allow JSC Mayak to produce high performance products (fluting, testliner made of 100% OCC) that will be converted into packaging boxes for various industrial use. At the same time the investment will rise the company's competitiveness in the Russian P&P Market to a higher level.
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MailerBAG is a solution that can take the shape of the packed goods reducing the volume that is being transported and as a result the high logistic costs e-retailers face. Moreover, the paper is a more stable material on the conveyor belts at the logistic centers and needs no time to be prepared and filled.
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PFP is an independent converter focused on the production of paperboard-based air filter frames, and operates two U.S. manufacturing facilities in Lebanon, Tennessee and Lancaster, Texas.
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KECAI is a newly established trade shop, who provides high-level processed flexo plates for advanced packaging printing, not limited to printing applications of labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and paper cups.
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Nonwovens
The proposed transaction includes Georgia-Pacific’s operations located in Steinfurt, Germany, along with sales offices located in France and Italy. The Steinfurt facility produces high-quality airlaid products for the table-top, wipes, hygiene, food pad, and other nonwoven materials markets.
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New Products
"Our Wax Alternative papers are manufactured without the addition of paraffin or other petroleum-based materials, creating a more sustainable alternative to the traditionally used quick service restaurant packaging," explained Robyn Buss, VP Sales & Marketing for Expera Specialty Solutions.
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Smurfit Kappa Bag-in Box developed the Thermo Bag to meet the specifications of hot filling which is a commonly used processing method in the drinks industry.
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Toscotec S.p.A
Published Pricing
This increase applies to all basis weights, finishes and brightness.
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Company reported this week that it will will increase prices on greaseproof papers by 6% on all dispatches from July, 1 2018.
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"The price increase is necessary due to ongoing increases in uncoated recycled paperboard (URB), the largest input cost for tubes and cores. URB demand remains strong and the marketplace is extremely tight, with operating rates pushing 100%," said Doug Schwartz, division VP of Sales and Marketing.
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Sustainability
The outputs of this work will be used to help create the world’s first regional and global science-based targets for forests, as well as the first comprehensive set of guidance on actions that can be taken to sustain the world’s forests.
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"Between the growing chorus from consumers to address single-use packaging waste to reports from ocean researchers on declining ocean health, the problem of ocean litter has reached critical awareness," said Peter Malmqvist, BillerudKorsnäs marketing director, Americas. "What we need now is collaboration for sustainable development."
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Tesa Tape, Inc.
People
In addition to his national account selling experience, Grounds has a strong understanding of distribution operations and national program implementations.
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Nominating analysts applaud Voorhees for leadership in M&A deals.
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Merichem Company
Naylor Association Solutions
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Build your confidence and learn troubleshooting in kraft mill operations.
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The only course available that covers formulation, testing and application of printing inks linked to raw material characteristics in detail.
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Further your commercial papermaking knowledge with hands-on courses led by Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
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Tissue 2018 makes its return with a combined program of education and technical content, interactive site tours, and more.
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