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Thursday, June 13, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
Energy
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
What is the future of print? System magazine surveyed over 40 of its friends in the industry to hear about their professional two cents on this subject involving tradition, relevance, and sustainability.
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DS Smith Tecnicarton's June feature highlights 5 reasons paperboard is an environmentally friendly product.
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Market Roundup
Market for pulp & paper chemicals is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 2% during the forecast period 2019-2024. Environmental hazards from the pulp & paper industry and stringent water treatment regulations are likely to hinder the market’s growth. Top 18 corporate players for forecast period are listed.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
The evaporation plant in Indonesia has a design capacity of 2,900 tons of evaporated water per hour and has in high load tests performed above 3,200 t/h. This is by far a world record for pulp mill single line evaporation.
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The curtailments are due to very poor lumber markets and the high cost of fiber, which are making the operating conditions in BC uneconomic. Curtailments will reduce Canfor’s production output by approximately 200 million board feet.
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With capacity to treat 100 metric tons of biomass annually, the bio-refinery pilot plant produces lignin and sugars for use in the development of innovative bio-products, such as wood adhesives, animal feed and composites. Organizations joined forces in early 2018 to build the plant at Resolute's Thunder Bay P&P mill.
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PMP will supply a new Crescent Former Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 2100 machine with a maximum capacity of 41,000 tpa, reel trim of 2850 mm and the maximum balance speed of 2100 mpm. Machine will produce high quality tissue with the basis weight range of 12.5-40 gsm at the reel. Will improve Mexican market.
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Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Huhtamaki plans to expand the range of products manufactured at the site to other paper-based product categories. The first wave of manufacturing equipment is taken into use during 2019 and further investments in additional manufacturing equipment are planned for 2020-2022.
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"The new Excellence Center will enable a wide variety of collaboration, especially in the area of holistic packaging design, throughout the value chain. We will be able to organize packaging design workshops and innovation days together with our customers and partners in order to demonstrate the full potential of our lightweight, fresh fiber paperboards," said Sari Pajari, SVP Sales and Marketing, Metsä Board.
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McKinley Paper reached agreement with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 155 on a new labor deal that will be in effect once McKinley opens its Ediz Hook paper mill, company and union officials said Monday. The question remains when the plant will begin production of containerboard out of 100% recycled cardboard.
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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
Acadia 2000 is a premium one-side coated paper claimed to have superior bulk and excellent smoothness. The wet strength label resists disintegration and rupture when exposed to water or other moisture build-up, making it suited to replacing the plastic-type label. The material is aimed at soft drinks, juice, coffee, beer, wine and other cold liquid food packaging, where it can withstand varied temperatures and humidity.
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Hopes are high when a high-end retailer, a premium food manufacturer, an innovative fiber material producer and a food packaging specialist join forces in an accelerated development project. The aim was nothing less than to find a plastic-replacing, sustainable solution for ready meal trays used in significant quantities every day.
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The innovation from Procter & Gamble’s venerable brand holds so much toilet paper it could last a "typical" person two or three months, according to the company.
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New FSC certified products include paper wine label materials, semi-gloss, thermal transfer, direct thermal, and more. With more and more brands unveiling ambitious sustainability targets for their packaging materials, UPM Raflatac’s portfolio of FSC certified products can support them in achieving targets for sourcing paper products from certified sustainably managed forests.
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Sustainability
The EcoVadis method is based on internationally adopted principles for sustainability reporting, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is audited by independent sustainability experts.
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Cascades, a leader in eco-responsible recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, has garnered a number of awards in recent weeks for its leadership and its innovative practices in sustainable development.
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The Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list represents the standard for corporate sustainability leadership in Canada. These are organizations that increase profits by improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with emphasis on transparency and continuity – in other words, companies that are leading the way to a more sustainable world.
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Essity has set additional packaging targets aimed at reducing its environmental footprint. One of the new targets states that 85% of the company’s packaging is to be manufactured from renewable or recycled material by 2025.
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Both improvements are tied to the planned replacement of the company’s OCC pulper, which is 22 years old, scheduled for this fall, but not before the public comment period expires June 28.
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Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Energy
The new program will rely on a wind farm based in Knox County, Texas to generate over 400,000 MWhs of electricity. The renewable power will offset 100% of the energy usage within Crown’s U.S. and Canadian beverage plants, which account for over 20% of the Company’s global Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions.
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People
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) on June 11 announced that Heidi Brock, President and CEO of the Aluminum Association, will join AF&PA as its new President and CEO. Brock is succeeding Donna Harman, who announced her intention to retire earlier this year after 12 years serving as AF&PA’s President and CEO.
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Sylvain Lhôte was the Director General of CEPI since 2016. He brought a strong leadership to the organizsation, reforming the way of working, focusing on building efficient working tools and processes, encouraging synergies and increased communication among colleagues and value chain partners.
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Since December 2013, Marie Cyr has served as the Windsor Mill’s pulp mill manager and superintendent, responsible for developing the pulp mill’s strategy and leading its manufacturing operations. She is an inspirational leader with experience working with large teams in operations, maintenance and engineering.
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The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) Board of Directors elected officers for the 2019 – 2020 term at their Board of Directors Meeting held May 23, 2019 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Ken Winterhalter advised the Board that he would be stepping down from his position of CEO, effective immediately, and pursuing new career opportunities.
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TAPPI News
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TAPPI’s Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing Committee (SRW) is working with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to bring a Roll Paper Loading Breakout Session at the 127th Damage Prevention and Freight Claim (DP&FC) Conference.
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Don’t miss the details on this year’s annual conference
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We honor Art Rankin who was a member of TAPPI for 40 years and extend our sympathy and condolences to his families, colleagues and friends.

Art was active during his working career and after retirement in both TAPPI and PIMA. Art was an amazing TAPPI volunteer who invested his time and expertise with Northeast TAPPI, Lake States TAPPI and Empire State Local Sections.

Education was his life’s passion and he worked tirelessly on the Boards of Directors of the University of Minnesota Paper Science and Engineering Council and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Paper Science and Engineering Foundation. He was co-founder of the first PIMA student chapters at both schools. Throughout his career, he was honored with many service and leadership awards, which he cherished.
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The American Chemical Society celebrated Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) with a focus on paper chemistry.
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APPTI collaborates with the USDA Forest Service for their Workshop "Improving Test Methods and Performance Models for Containerboard and Converted Packaging".
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TAPPI's industry partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a partnership built on shared effort -- bringing together the best minds in industry, academia, and emerging technologies to support the evolving tissue industry.
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Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) is accepting applications for a Technical Sales Representative for its Muscatine, Iowa, USA location.
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