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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Member In This Issue
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Company will permanently close its digital printing operations in Kimball in May and consolidate such production at a similar plant in Chattanooga. This will eliminate the last 61 jobs at the 24-year-old facility.
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"There’s often a disconnect between the senior management of a business and the sustainability organization," he says. "That’s deeply unhealthy. In my view, the whole thing should be integrated. The whole enterprise should be concerned about sustainability, and that has to be driven from the senior management." - Domtar CEO John Williams.
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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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March explosion spread to adjacent facilities, causing nearly 80 deaths, injuring hundreds of people and forcing thousands of evacuations of nearby areas. The Chinese government has forced shut-downs at the industrial park, as well as others nearby, to allow for investigations and safety inspections.
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A recently completed (Jan. 2019) market research study was promoted with greater detail in a March 14 press release. Additional notes about the nature of the findings in the full report include: Kraft liner with a GSM grade between 80 to 160 accounted for 58.6% of the revenue share in 2017; Higher GSM grades are expected to register significant growth because of its protective, cushioning ability; The largest international players are striving to penetrate into specific regions and are buying smaller, local operations to achieve this.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Following successful modernization of the bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp drying line by international technology group Andritz, Portuguese pulp producer Celbi set an outstanding production world record of 2,456 admt/d at its Leirosa mill, Portugal, on March 23, 2019.
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This funding from SDTC is in addition to the $10 million grant from Natural Resources Canada previously announced and the anticipated provincial investment and loan of up to $7 million previously announced by Fortress on July 11, 2018 that remains subject to completion of definitive documentation.
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Assets comprise 7,600 hectares of productive forest land, 2,000 hectares of farmland and 800 hectares of other land. The standing timber volume amounts to one million cubic metres. Some of the other land assets are also suitable for conversion to forestry.
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"Overall, the integration of the (new) mills and our new teammates has gone well with the bulk of the commercial and operational work now behind us. Additionally, we completed systems conversions in the NY and MS operations last fall. As we continue to work toward a full conversion of all systems we are approaching another significant milestone."
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Containerboard/Packaging
In line with the EU movement toward sustainability, ePac offers recyclable film as an option. Digital printing is far more eco-friendly than conventional printing processes since waste and process steps are eliminated and energy consumption is reduced. Additionally, brands have the ability to order to demand so less flexible packaging is kept in inventory and ultimately discarded.
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Total investment in the new moulded fiber tray factory amounts to approximately SEK 45 million and mainly consists of a tailor-made system for preparing pulp and four machines for the manufacture of trays. The latest machine was purchased at the end of March and is to be put into operation by the end 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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Legislative
"States with scientifically-based records of environmental stewardship should serve as an example for others and not be subject to federal decisions that ignore the facts on the ground and the primary role for states in implementing the Clean Water Act." - AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
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Parliament backed the ban 560-35. EU member states have given their support but need to vote on the measure for it to go into effect. The ban would be implemented from 2021 and would affect a range of plastic products that have reasonable alternatives, such as plastic cutlery, foam takeout food containers, straws, and drink stirrers.
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Nanotechnology
Product has large thixotropic property, while its viscosity is extremely high. It also has a non-sticky and moist feel. In addition, due to its excellent dispersing ability, it is expected to be applied to a wider range of cosmetic products. Another feature is that the raw material, wood fiber, is sustainable and renewable resource derived from forest.
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Printing speed is significantly enhanced due to compound tailored thermal and flow properties. Fine cellulose fibres in turn brings self-supporting melt flow, enabling objects with round or other complex shapes to be printed without warpage problems. Another benefit of cellulose biocomposite is its wood like post processing.
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New Products
Andritz, preparing to showcase nonwoven solutions from the group next month in Frankfurt, Germany, said it supports its customers in every aspect of nonwovens and textile processes and services with its most advanced expertise and complete technology solutions.
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Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging helps close the loop by bringing recyclable packaging materials to the market. The new blueloop solutions are mono-material structures made from PP, PE and paper, building on the standard materials that are widely recycled and will have an economically viable use after collection.
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"The current takeaway packages used by restaurants either have functional challenges or consumers regard them as non-ecological. We also got feedback that current packaging does not fulfill the criteria of premium packaging," said Leena Yliniemi, Technical Marketing Director at Metsä Board.
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The Make with Mohawk campaign is a multi-faceted on + offline activation made up of three parts: Make with Mohawk Print Sets, Make with Mohawk Printshop, and The Mohawk Show. This is an opportunity for designers to be recognized for their best work on Mohawk and be rewarded with Mohawk Maker Grants.
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Labels attach to various packaging solutions as a 3D pop-up label on the top or side of products, enabling them to stand out from other competition on the shelves. These exceptional labeling solutions are applicable across multiple end-uses in the food, beverage, home care and personal care segments.
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Dow Silicones Corporation
Sustainability
Discussion about recovery, recycling, circular economy and environment in the presence of Mario Plourde, President and CEO at Cascades, and Dr. David Suzuki a renown environmentalist, and a group of students involved in the Ontario EcoSchools network. This discussion will be moderated by columnist and animator Frédéric Choinière, well versed in environmental issues.
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ALPLA and BillerudKorsnäs share the ambition to drive packaging innovation in a sustainable direction. The two companies intend to leverage the development by combining their resources, competencies and strengths to support scaling ecoXpac in the commercialization of a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle.
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Company has released this past year's sustainability report in both digital and print form.
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Once an area is mapped, Georgia‐Pacific doesn’t buy wood fiber from these areas except in unique situations when active forest management is required to improve the habitat for endangered, rare and/or vulnerable species. These species can include the northern spotted owl, the Louisiana black bear, and eastern indigo snakes.
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Success of the venture can be seen in the expansions undertaken during the 20 years. The plant was expanded three times since inception, in 2003, 2008 and in 2017. Throughout the plant’s existence small and medium suppliers have benefited as contractors and sub-contractors. Thousands of temporary jobs were created through the expansion projects.
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Honeywell
People
Greaseproof Papers is managed as a separate business unit in Metsä Tissue, which is part of the Metsä Group. To improve internal efficiency and simplicity, Greaseproof Papers will be separated from Tissue Papers organization. Michael Barth has been appointed VP of Operations, Greaseproof Papers.
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After 21 years on the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board, David Dostal announced his intention of freeing the CEO position in the company in the favor of Petr Domin, MBA and remain in the company PAPCEL, a.s. solely as Chairman of the Board.
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Per Bjurbom has been appointed as CEO for European Division of Shanying International. Nordic paper is a subsidiary to Shanying International since October 2017. During his almost five years as CEO of Nordic Paper he has developed and built Nordic Paper to what it is today, a modern and successful company owned by Shanying.
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"We were impressed with Rick’s proven track record aligning and integrating people, processes and technology," CEO Rob Tiede said. "As we continue to modernize our systems and improve efficiencies within our Business Technology group, we know Rick (Johnson) will provide the vision that will take our Company’s technology and information systems to the next level."
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Through TAPPI Academy training, you can learn how to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve papermachine efficiency and product quality with this three-day course!

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Be at the cutting edge of renewable nanomaterials research at TAPPI Nano 2019. Four new sessions have been added this year, expanding the technical program to include new production methods, new applications including food and pharmaceuticals, and more.

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Zenith Cutter is accepting applications for Product Manager – Corrugated Product Line for its Rockford, Illinois, USA location.
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Ever wonder how a product goes from lab to market? Curious about the future of advanced textiles with nonwovens? Attend NETInc 2019 and gain new insight into this growth area.
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Be the subject matter expert at the only non-commercial, peer-reviewed tissue event this year
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