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Tuesday November 13, 2018 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
Nanotechnology
New Products
Sustainability
Energy
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
The sector-by-sector wage database geared towards careers in various jobs in varying regions (PayScale Group earlier this year released their average data for Canadian P&P) in mainly industry careers geared here in coverage towards those in pulp and paper-based operations that update wage recordings occasionally during each year (though not regularly) to indicate what their research has found to be the "average" of key positions in the industry. Learn more to see if you can find out your approx. worth as a contributor!
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OTW coverage commentary is geared towards an ever growing, wider audience as the P&P and related industries have proven to endure, adapt, and grow in a new digital century. Understanding today's recycling tech is important to top academics and business leaders as well as site maintenance and site engineering of advanced mills being hosted by some of the most advanced systems restoring to fresh condition as well as fully rectifying the strength of recycled materials as cost-effective and responsible goods.
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Successful business pioneer for a company selling paper-based products shares his advice to those who strive to be like him: Finding Growth, Innovation, Team Management, and Commercial Management. Do you have what it takes?
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Given the increased appetite for book stores and actual, physical books, it’s pretty clear that the Kindle didn’t have the same impact on the written word as the iPod had on music. Clearly, not all analog favorites can be as easily replaced by new digital formats.
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Market Roundup
OTW presents a collection of data to inform our readers via recent quotations and publicly available info. organized into graphs relevant to coated (graphic) paper sales. Dual graphic sets contain useful information for industry market tracking as well as containing visual data trends that paper professionals can find helpful in understanding coated paper so as to gain a better understanding of its present day market heading into the coming decade.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Royal Paper offers a complete selection of high-quality tissue products including bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, and facial tissue comprised of both premium virgin pulp-based products, which rival national brands, and environmentally friendly recycled tissue products.
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EBB currently sells coated papers from Sappi, Burgo and Lecta, but from January 2019 the firm will focus exclusively on Sappi’s GalerieArt range. The merchant specifically noted that it was of importance that by securing this deal they now have worked out a long-term supply.
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"Catalyst is very pleased with the ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission," said Ned Dwyer, President and CEO of Catalyst Paper. "We are a global exporter of pulp and paper products and we play by the rules. The facts show that the petitioner’s allegation that Catalyst Paper has harmed the U.S. newsprint industry is false."
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A significant number of new hiring opportunities (approx. 50 jobs) appeared listed beginning during early October for IP in the U.S. state of North Carolina and have appeared on job websites for more information.
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As a part of its Industry 4.0 transformation, Fibria’s selection of FITNIR’s technology was based on the importance of accurate and relevant data in moving towards a new era in process control where online data availability is essential.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Objective is to develop a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable flexible paper‐based packaging material, by replacing current materials by more sustainable ones, leading to a reduced amount of plastic films. There is a significant market potential, as the size of the flexible plastic packaging market for dry food applications is evaluated at around EUR 3.7 billion a year in Europe.
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Legislative
A special commentary on the success of the paper industry when it comes to a rapidly changed image over the past 4-5 decades. The industry has become successful politically, not by buying politicians, but by buying real solutions to their problems. Many school children today won't ever be assigned to write a persuasive essay against/defending issues caused by smell from emissions at a local paper mill. Most kids today probably don't know that paper mills ever even had a smell!
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Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina are the only states relying solely on voting machines that produce no paper record of an individual voter's ballot. All but Georgia are on the cusp of swapping those out for new machines that print out a paper record of each completed ballot -- and Georgia is under pressure to do the same. None, though, would yet be ready for next week's midterm elections.
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Nation witnessed out-of-nowhere defeat of the state's Gov. Scott Walker (R) who had worked on a message of more civil politics as well as important business benefits related to tax cuts, labor control, and cutting regulations. The outcome of the race proves that the state is still a battleground but likely one where both parties will now embrace a more business friendly policy based on the legacy of Walker, who whether you agree or disagree with his politics, was effective at silencing what was once the nation's loudest protests focused against him.
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"Applying decades-old ambient air policy under the NAAQS implementation program, represents an unrealistic ‘once-size-fits-all’ modeling approach. Paper and wood products manufacturers welcome EPA’s recognition that times and technology have changed by taking action to modernize ambient air policy."
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Nanotechnology
Proposed nano-structured material is a very promising approach to cost-effectively produce high quality biodiesel. This new class of nanostructured materials should have significant impacts on biomass catalyst technology to overcome the conversion efficiency barrier of biomass to biofuel.
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New Products
By tracking the traced, tamper-proof technology that is integrated through the RFID tag with a paper label, the manufacturing process becomes more scalable and, as result, also more cost-effective – all without compromising on performance and reliability. ECO™ sustainable, and smart label seeks to revolutionize many sectors of traceable that go through layers of shipment to customer.
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LineoTM has applications in a range of areas where fossil-based materials are currently used. A renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, it can be used in resins for adhesives e.g. in plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination, and insulation material.
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OSI Software Inc./OSIsoft Canada
Sustainability
When selecting the winner, one of the UK Packaging Awards’ judges said: "DS Smith demonstrated a strong financial performance and a very impressive strategy. We were particularly impressed with the company’s commitment to investing in the latest technology as well as its strong track record in the e-commerce sector".
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Energy
New raw source for energy could eliminate what some experts in the industry fear is a conflict between additional new industries for trees already used for construction, furniture, paper, and more.
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Dow Silicones Corporation
TAPPI News
Production team for TAPPI's Over the Wire has updated hardware and software used to manage the newsletter at today's highest standard for industry specific technical reports, news updates, and commentary. An abbreviated edition has been delivered with recent news and a sample of some of our new exclusive items. Thursday's regularly scheduled edition will deliver on time and in full.
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The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA) is currently looking for a new Associate Executive Director of Technical Services. RPTA is an established nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of the recycled paperboard industry.
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You’ll gain access to an enthusiastic instructor and an outstanding curriculum.
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Network and learn from a huge panel of world-class industry experts in kraft operations.
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Poor processes in your corrugator’s performance can really affect your organization’s bottom line. Learn how to achieve higher productivity, produce better product quality, and reduce waste and downtime at the led by corrugated industry experts.
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