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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Member In This Issue
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Formerly the West Linn Paper Co., the plant will now be the Willamette Falls Paper Co. It will be a subsidiary of Peterson’s firm, Columbia Ventures, and Brian Konen, who had been chief operating officer of West Linn Paper, will be president of the new company.
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Ultimately, the impact will not be confined to items such as grocery bags and straws. Analysts expect the movement to extend to plastic bottles, disposable cups, food-service packaging and ready-meal containers. In fact, several major consumer brands, as well as a significant number of European retailers, have moved to reduce or eliminate their use of plastics in packaging. And more will certainly follow.
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"Paper-based packaging made from recycled fibers is a key part of the circular economy and exemplifies why paper has a great environmental story to tell. As a leading technical association in this sector, we welcome RPTA to the Two Sides network of companies," said Phil Riebel, Two Sides North America President.
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These new laboratory prototype sensors, developed at Imperial College London, cost two US cents each to make. Known as ‘paper-based electrical gas sensors’ (PEGS), they detect spoilage gases like ammonia and trimethylamine in meat and fish products.
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Paper does not pose a threat to wildlife and human health and is not among the top 10 materials found in beach litter. According to the Environmental Protect Agency, "one-third to two-thirds of the debris we catalogue on beaches comes from single-use, disposable plastic packaging..." In short, paper is not the cause of the litter and marine debris problem communities are trying to solve.
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Due to rapid expansion of global tissue production capacity, required production capacity to meet the global demand has reached to around 80% of present production capacity. Overcapacity of tissue production has restrained the growth of the converting machines market. Global sales of tissue paper converting machines was valued at $1.12 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach $1.91 billion by the end of 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period.
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Being a successful pulp producer means developing and maintaining long-term relationships with customers across the globe. We want to serve as partners invested in their success by understanding their needs and responding with products and services that help them succeed.
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The mill has been closed since 2015, when former owner Expera abruptly shuttered its doors. Last October 15, however, the property was bought by ND Paper LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper of Hong Kong. Nine Dragons Paper is China’s largest producer of containerboard, which most commonly is used in making cardboard boxes.
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Two Port Hawkesbury Paper employees and two volunteer firefighters were taken to hospital for treatment. Both PHP employees have been released along with one of the firefighters. Sources have been told the second firefighter is expected to be released later today.
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"Both controls, based on the Valmet IQ MD Optimizer, already have a proven track record. We know that by stabilizing the wet end we can offer improved quality, chemical and energy savings as well as better runnability for virtually all grades," says Timo Rantala, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet.
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Containerboard/Packaging
"Our goal with this rebuild is to upgrade the machine with latest technology, enhance the machine performance and ensure our competitiveness in the market," said Sanjay Singh, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC PSPD & Member, CMC, ITC Limited. According to Valmet, the value of a rebuild of this type and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.
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"Over the last several years, PCMC has continually expanded our services in the flexographic printing industry, while developing new, exciting innovations," said Stan Blakney, PCMC’s US President. "The dynamic combination of Hudson-Sharp bag converting and PCMC’s flexographic print capabilities will take our services and ability to meet customer needs to the next level."
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PMP's scope of supply includes a new Crescent Former Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 2100 machine with a maximum capacity of 41,000 tons per year, reel trim of 2850 mm and the maximum balance speed of 2100 mpm. The new machine (PM6) will produce high quality tissue with the basis weight range of 12.5-40 gsm at the reel.
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Taking cues from the new logo, the website design is both editorial and inviting. As a nod to the printing industry, the site includes graphic embellishments such as the center mark and color bar to divide sections. Scrolling through the home page, content blocks bridge into different discussion points and topics — all of which ultimately tell the story of PPC. Three green dots, like an ellipsis in each content block, signal that the conversation as just begun.
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The consolidation plan is part of Stora Enso’s profit protection programme of EUR 120 million targeting reductions in variable and fixed costs. The possible consolidation is subject to completion of the co-determination negotiations at Kitee sawmill which will start in August. The production at Kitee sawmill is planned to be stopped gradually until the end of 2019.
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The order is part of Stora Ensoʼs project to convert the mill’s existing fine paper production to containerboard production based on virgin fiber kraftliner as well as to increase the capacity of the pulp mill and pulp drying line. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging.
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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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Legislative
"Historically, some agency interpretations that are not consistent with the meaning of the Clean Air Act served to create an overly bureaucratic, slow and outdated system. The ‘Once In, Always In’ approach contradicted both the law and common sense by treating a source as major even if production process changes or controls permanently reduced emissions levels to the minor source level.
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New Products
Walki®Pack D is a solution developed especially for packaging washing powders. "D" stands for detergent. It consists of a strong grey cardboard as the base material, a barrier layer for protection from water vapour and a thin, coated paper for printing and finishing.
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"This expansion of Carnival + Via papers is the latest expression of our belief that digital printing on fine paper meets the demands designers have for faster timelines and the ever-climbing expectation of beauty supported by function," says Chris Harrold, SVP Marketing & Creative at Mohawk.
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New Natura™ by Stora Enso is a liquid packaging board enhanced with micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) for extra strength and lower weight. It was introduced in milk cartons in 2015, but now the material is available for any customers who want to reduce the weight and improve the sustainability of their packaging.
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John Crane
Sustainability
The project, which was kicked-off in May 2019, has received EUR 5.9 million funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The total budget of the project is EUR 9.6 million and it is one of several undertakings aimed at developing a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe.
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Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
People
"Johan Nellbeck has solid experience of the industry, particularly of developing the business through close collaboration between market and mill. I’m convinced that this, along with his excellent leadership skills, will prove extremely valuable in the continued development of our paperboard business," says Henrik Sjölund, President and CEO of Holmen.
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"Driving growth is a critical part of creating value for our stockholders," said Paul Boynton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials. "We are repositioning key members of our senior leadership team to focus on the initiatives essential for our future success. I'd like to congratulate all three executives as they assume their new roles and responsibilities."
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Currently, Jaaco Nikkilä is Senior Vice President for UPM Specialty Papers European and North American business unit. He has been in this role since 2018. Before that he was responsible for UPM Specialty Papers sales in APAC region, based in Shanghai for five years. He joined UPM in 1995.
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Get a solid understanding of printing ink fundamentals directly from experts at the NPIRI Summer Course.
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This year’s conference is expanded to include a two-day New Technology Showcase. Twenty companies will offer insights about innovative technologies, products and services.
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Back by popular demand, join us for the WMU Fiber Recycling Course, July 23-25, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan! This course covers a full view of the circular economy that is fiber recycling - from brand perspectives, sustainability drivers, recyclable certifications and legislation, to collection, MRF sorting, reprocessing, and papermaking.
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The 127th Damage Prevention and Freight Claim (DP&FC) Conference will have two keynote speakers. Lance Fritz – Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Union Pacific Railroad and Ian Jefferies- President, Association of American Railroads will both present as keynotes at TAPPI SRW’s and AAR’s 127th Damage Prevention and Freight Claim (DP&FC) Conference.
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