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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Member In This Issue
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Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
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Weekly Spotlight
Is a future without paper really wise, or even possible? Perhaps there are some things the public currently overlooks and takes for granted when it comes to paper, including several issues that may not be noticed until sometime in the future, when the benefits of paper become a renewed interest or even a demand in society.
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Securing the OT environment
Voith Paper
The challenge of securing plant operations is a massive undertaking for modern paper mills. As much as the IIoT is enabling paper manufacturers to connect data, increase transparency and enhance productivity, it also creates considerable exposure to cyber and physical security threats. This technical paper examines new ways to think about comprehensive OT/IT/IIoT security for your operation.
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Market Roundup
North America remains the dominant global region for the emergence of honeycomb style corrugated paperboard designed to give a superior cushion effect in paper-based packaging. 25+ of the current top players according to multiple market research firms are listed together. CAGR of Honeycomb Paperboard Packaging for 2017-2020 is at slightly above 5%.
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The global market size for airlaid papers will reach approx. $1.46 billion by 2024, up from $1.23 billion in 2019. This growth is projected to continue the current trend for the most part. Airlaid paper production increased from 434.2 KMT in 2017 to 459.8 KMT in 2018.
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Market expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period; roughly consistent with expectations by market research firms for packaging papers such as paperboard (similar to Kraft sack paper except with considerably higher gsm thickness) where the forecast heading into the mid-2020s generally predicts a figure between 3% and 5% CAGR.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
The whole design of the plant, from stock preparation, to approach flow system and to tissue machine, was imprinted on the condition of 100% bamboo slush pulp use. The operating speed of the first Tissue Machine has been increased to 1500m/min in less than a month.
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The rebuild is a part of a capacity increase project and after the rebuild, these pulpers will be able to handle 580 mtpd. The delivery at Kostrzyn Mill in Poland will take place in the summer of 2019.
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With the patented CleanFlow technology, this means that the green liquor in the pulping process becomes particle free and the amount of contaminants in the process is significantly reduced. This improves operation in the factory and increases production capacity at the same time as both environmental and energy savings are achieved.
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"The acquisition supports Metso's growth strategy by strengthening our capabilities to provide pyro solutions to our customers. KFS technologies will complement our offering and we are pleased to welcome the KFS team to Metso", said Mikko Keto, president of Minerals Services business area at Metso.
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Upon this construction, Nippon Paper Industries will re-establish a CMC production system and work toward a shift to high-value-added and high-quality fields such as special brands for food and lithium ion batteries developed with its unique technologies.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals, with completion expected to take place in the second half of this calendar year. We expect net cash proceeds after taxation, transaction adjustments and expenses of approximately GBP 400 million.
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Allpak designs and manufactures high-end consumer and industrial packaging for more than 450 customers in agriculture, beauty, beverage, commerce, food, health, industrial, recreation, and wine & spirits markets. Allpak serves customers in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia from its two facilities near Seattle and Spokane, Wash.
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New plant will play an important part in the U.S. market. Premium bag-in-box wines are a rapidly growing segment in the North America beverage sector. Smurfit Kappa has also seen increased demand for liquid packaging solutions for olive oil, water, fruit juice and motor oil.
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Acquisition by VPK of Corenso's European and Chinese activities, consisting of two coreboard mills and 13 core converting plants. The activities of Corenso in North America will continue to be owned by NPAC International. The agreement remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in second quarter of 2019.
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Eliminate Stickies and Increase Production with Enessco.
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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New Products
Husky brand leads the pack because of its strong brand reputation for consistency and quality. Husky Recycled Opaque Offset is the right choice when both environmental responsibility and unstoppable press-performance are your top priority.
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Dow Silicones Corporation
Published Pricing
Company announced that its Away from Home (AFH) Division will increase the price of its products sold in Canada and the U.S.A effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The increase was reported as required to offset unprecedented and sustained cost increases on input materials.
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Sustainability
"We manufacture paperboard-based folding cartons, which is a sustainable alternative to plastics and now we are able to further our strategy to meet overall clean energy goals with wind energy credits. We firmly believe it’s important to make sustainable decisions with the future in mind – for our employees and their families, our customers and our community."
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The Broadway mill is one of GP’s largest facilities and the largest of five facilities in Green Bay, with more than 1,000 employees. Between 2013 and 2017, a team at the Broadway mill set out to reduce its overall SO2 emissions. The results were dramatic. The Broadway mill reduced its SO2 footprint by 94% compared to a decade ago.
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by Mary Anne Hansan

Is there something about paper that inspires the human imagination? I think so. While paper has been around for centuries, the "first technology" has continued to innovate right up to the present day. Take sustainability for example. A research group at the University of California, Riverside and Shandong University in China are on the verging of inventing re-printable paper. The group has developed a coating that allows paper to be printed on, erased, and printed on again up to 80 times. View the entire newsletter
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As part of the mill’s ongoing project to reduce carbon emissions, it integrated the steam systems from all three paper machines by incorporating a sophisticated control system. The machines operate at different speeds using a variety of paper weights which added to the complexity of the task.
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Aim of the project is to accelerate the reintroduction of species inhabiting deadwood to forests by planting these fungi to deadwood concentrations in the company forests. The project advances UPM’s target to improve the biodiversity of the company forests in Finland. Increasing deadwood is a key method for achieving this target.
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Honeywell
Energy
Catamount Forest Products in central Vermont assisted Vermeer in supplying wood chips suitable for pulp as well as meeting the requirements to be burned clean for biomass energy. Important to this development is the fact that this new method is economical to produce for both uses and is much cleaner to burn without screens.
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With artificial intelligence specifically designed for industrial boilers, the digital efficiency assistant MEC Optimize really stands out from the crowd. Predictive maintenance features monitor and present operating data. Additionally, the smart algorithms interpret the data and inform users in advance about potential downtime risks.
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People
David Goldschmidt is the new President of the Midland National division. Prior to this, Goldschmidt was a SVP of Midland National. Goldschmidt will report to Jim O’Toole, who previously held the position of President, Midland National, and now has been promoted to corporate Executive Vice President, Publishing and Consulting.
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As announced by ÅF, the new Group Management for the combined company consists of people from both companies and includes Martin à Porta, Nicholas Oksanen and Richard Pinnock from Pöyry's current Group Executive Committee. Click Learn More... to see a list of people comprising management in the organization.
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Gunilla Saltin, President of Södra Cell, is leaving for a new role as Technical Director at Mondi, based in Vienna. Magnus Björkman, President of Södra Cell International, has been appointed Interim Business Area President and will also, therefore, be a member of Group Senior Management.
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During his 32-year career, Robert Feeser has held various management and leadership positions within the company’s paper, containerboard and consumer packaging businesses. He is now retiring. Pat Lindner will join WestRock in March and will succeed Feeser in the role of president of Consumer Packaging.
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Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
A teleconference will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. EST providing a brief report on TAPPI association business.
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World-class experts will help you discover what the papermachine is capable of doing and what new products can be achieved
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Valmet is accepting applications for a Project Manager for its Duluth, GA, USA location.
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Explore innovations in enzymes, biological control, injection systems and more at TAPPI’s Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course!

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Explore each major roll converting sub process through final product and more!

Bring comfortable shoes because this is a training event where you’ll be moving around learning about tissue converting lines and working with a hands-on pilot converting line in workshops.

TAPPI is presenting a comprehensive, three-day training to help you learn about the latest technologies and resources available in converting operations.

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Gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process with hands-on training at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Led by Dr. Gerry Ring, this two-day course will be held on April 4-5, 2019.
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Consumer demand affects the entire paper and packaging supply chain. It also stimulates innovation. Learn how sustainability demands have led to new technologies and process advancements in coating and graphics arts. Register for PaperCon 2019.
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