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Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Member In This Issue
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"The acquisition has an excellent strategic fit - it strengthens Valmet's global services business, complements our technology offering and builds further our local presence and capabilities especially in North America.The combination of Valmet's global reach and GL&V's product and services offerings for chemical pulping and paper production form a good basis to create new business opportunities and serve our customers even better. GL&V has a team of experts globally and I want to warmly welcome them to become part of Valmet," said Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.
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Market Roundup
Containerboard production decreased 1% compared to Jan. 2018. The mtm avg. daily production compared to Dec. 2018 was 3.5% lower. Containerboard operating rate was 93.1%, 1.8% lower than the same month last year. Production for export was 16.6% lower than Jan. 2018, dropping below 400 thousand short tons for the first time since June 2017.
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Total European shipments of graphic papers in December 2018 were down 8.1% vs. December 2017 and year-to-date shipments were down 5.4%.
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Total Packaging Papers shipments were up 4.5% from Jan. 2018. Bag & Sack shipments were down 2.5% mtm; Multiwall shipments were up 12%; Converting shipments were up 12.2%; and Food Wrapping shipments were up 2.4%. The operating rate for Jan. increased to 92.5% compared to 87.0% in Dec. 2018. Inventories decreased 2.4% since Dec.
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Production stability observed in Europe contrasts with the reduced global paper and board production. Growth of 0.6% in 2018 compared to 2017, to 417 million metric tons according to very first estimates. This reduction was mainly driven by China, whose production decreased by close to 4%.
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Total boxboard monthly production increased 4.1% when compared to Jan. 2018. The total boxboard operating rate was 96.8% for Jan. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner production was up 10% ytd; Recycled Boxboard production rose 2.1% ytd; and Unbleached Kraft and Gypsum declined 1.3% ytd.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
"We are excited to welcome the VIDA team to Canfor and we are looking forward to working with VIDA to develop our business on a global scale," said the CEO of Canfor. "We respect VIDA's team, the quality of the wood products they produce, their strong customer relationships, and most importantly the value of the VIDA brand worldwide."
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"Today, we are announcing the closure of two paper machines in Ontario. Their unprofitability and the current market conditions have convinced us that it is better to source externally to supply our needs. It is important to note that this decision will have no impact on our ability to serve our customers, " said Jean Jobin, President and COO of Cascades Tissue Group.
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AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine has a paper width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 2,000 m/min, with a production of 125 t/d. It features a shoe press TT NextPress, a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH hoods, and a new pope reel, which preserves the sheet bulk through the accurate control of the jumbo roll winding pressure.
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Valmet's delivery includes a log infeed conveyor with de-icing, hydrostatically supported debarking drum and state-of-the-art horizontal feed chipper. The capacity of the new wood handling line will be 470 m3/hour. The value of the order is around EUR 10-15 million. It will be completed in spring 2020.
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Company will be developing a concept for the future tissue paper mill in cooperation with equipment and automation system suppliers. The concept’s development will include a review of all the operational processes of a tissue paper mill: raw materials, production, converting as well as dispatch and warehouse operations.
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According to the poll, more people support Northern Pulp’s plan for a new wastewater (effluent) treatment facility than oppose it. 36% support, 21% neither support or oppose, 27% oppose, 16% don't know. 76% said the economic impact of Northern Pulp’s closure would be very negative. The new facility will ensure that no wastewater ever leaves the property.
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The Chinese papermaker ordered E-WIND® P100 Paper Rewinders, highly developed in terms of design, that will have a paper width of 7960 mm and will guarantee a maximum production speed of 2500 mpm (design speed). They will be able to accommodate large reels on the unwinder, with diameters up to 3800 mm and weighing about 65 metric tons.
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Nine Dragons / ND Paper provided a brief update on the project to re-start the mill. While this is a relatively small step, it still represents an important stage as package boiler #5 was fired up and began releasing steam to mark the first major machine activity at the mill since it was idled in 2015.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Most of the participants stated that they would prefer paperboard because of its recyclability but commented that they wanted to see the product better. Based upon the overall findings, the participants were willing to pay more for the paperboard carton than the plastic box, which demonstrates that consumers are now actively looking for alternatives to plastic.
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The 8,650-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine will produce fluting grades with a design basis weight range of 60-100 g/m2. The design speed for the new parts will be 1,300 m/min. Total value of this order is around EUR 20-30 million.
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Enessco International
Enessco, this exclusive patented chemical technology, when added to recycled furnish pulpers increases the removal of ink, wax, stickies and all hydrophobic contaminants in the stock prep system. With this higher contaminant removal efficiency, cleaner and more “virgin like” fiber is sent forward to the paper machines. Cleaner furnish improves quality, production and machine runnability. Enessco has years of proven experience, visit our website at www.enessco.com to see our results.
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Legislative
$6.4 million investment will allow CelluForce to increase production efficiency by 50% and help create more than 100 jobs in the next commercial plant. CelluForce received the funding as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to advancing innovative technology in Canada’s forest industry.
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Keep Me Posted, overseen by Two Sides, has grown a diverse set of partners. Millions of North American consumers are disenfranchised by increased digitization and need to receive bills and statements on paper due to lack of internet access, digital abilities, and growing security concerns with online fraud. Others prefer paper for convenience and practical reasons.
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Companies including UPM and the administration of the Novgorod region have signed a 4-parties letter of intent aiming at securing wood sourcing for UPM, IKEA Industry and HASSLACHERLES sites located in the Novgorod region in Russia.
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New Products
Products available on display will include the new Paperline Signature premium grade digital copy paper, as well as newly expanded fluorescent and cyber colors within Paperline Color. Both products are acid free and designed for single or duplex high-speed ink jet, laser or offset output, ideal for brochures, inserts, flyers and other marketing materials.
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SIG worked closely with a manufacturing partner to develop an innovative and exclusive solution that makes the paper straw robust enough to pierce the closed straw hole of SIG’s aseptic cartons. Straw wrapper has also been redesigned to help prevent litter by remaining attached to the pack to be recycled along with the rest of the carton.
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Red Luminescent solution with RP62 EU works with an innovative new presence verification system to reliably verify that labels are present with 100% accuracy, regardless of packaging color or design. Material is clear under normal lighting conditions but glows red when illuminated by sensor’s UV light.
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Sustainability
"We are honored to be recognized by Barron's for the second year," said Georges Gravanis, president, Label and Graphic Materials. "Sustainability is at the center of everything we do, and our employees are addressing the challenge from every angle. This honor is a testament to their passion and commitment."
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International Paper has been recognized for thirteen consecutive years, and is one of only two honorees in the forestry, paper and packaging industry, underscoring their commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
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Disposable paper cups made from Kotkamills’ ISLA® Duo cupstock with dispersion coating are plastic free and fully recyclable, with no need for a separate collection system or complicated sorting of paper waste. Packaging manufacturers can also run ISLA® barrier board on existing cup forming machines, thereby eliminating the need to invest in new equipment.
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With its membership in the SAC, Sappi joins more than 240 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.
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At a seminar in Stockholm, SCA reported the positive effect on the climate from forest growth and substitution, as well as the climate impact of its operations. The net effect is positive and is equivalent to the total of emissions from road freight and domestic air travel in Sweden.
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Honeywell
People
Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as its new EVP, Sales, effective Mar. 1. He will replace Michal Sawka, who will be leaving the company. Langenskiöld has more than 25 years of experience within sales and management, most recently from a position as GM within the Umur Group.
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Marty Barfield has been named manager of the company’s mill in Kingsport, Tennessee. Since September 2015, Marty has been the Plymouth Mill’s pulp production manager.Marty Burkhardt has been named manager of the Nekoosa, Wisconsin mill. Marty previously was Nekoosa’s operations manager.
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Jeff Chalovich, president, Corrugated Packaging, has assumed the role of chief commercial officer in addition to his leadership role of the company’s Corrugated Packaging segment. Pete Durette, EVP, has assumed the role of leading the company’s corrugated container business within the Corrugated Packaging segment, reporting to Chalovich.
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