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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
From The Experts
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
Nanotechnology
New Products
Sustainability
Energy
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
Crossroads Paper has plans to construct a recycled-paper mill in Utah, expected to open in early 2022, the company announced Wednesday afternoon at the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Once completed, it will be the only operating paper mill in the state. Currently, the closest paper mills to Utah are in New Mexico, Oregon and California.
 
The first production has now been carried out on a paper machine. This has been done at the dedicated pilot machine FEX at RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden. It is an important step forward that confirms the possibility of industrial production of the electrode material. OTW has focused on news about paper battery development for the past several years.
 
To date, Two Sides has successfully engaged with 441 companies worldwide to remove or change such claims about print and paper. Sectors showing the highest occurrence of greenwashing include telecom providers, banks and financial institutions, utility providers and governmental organizations.
 
A new article published yesterday afternoon by the Portland (Maine) Press Herald provides an up to date look at the newly revitalized and regrowing forest / pulp and paper related industries in the Northeastern U.S. state. 
 
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“People hear that you have got foreign investment coming into the United States, but one thing to remember again, to see growth, and to see investment in these facilities that have been here literally since the late 1800s, it creates jobs. It’s really, really cool. It’s really powerful stuff. And regardless of who owns the thing, that investment is a good thing.”
 
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.
 
When it comes to markets for recovered paper, much of the attention in recent months has been on the fact that prices have plummeted because China has severely reduced the amount of material it is buying. That’s pushed up the global supply of material needing a home and sent material values down. 
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Archroma is a member of the SK Capital Partners group. In July 2015 the company acquired the global textile chemicals business of BASF, and, between 2014 and 2018, M. Dohmen, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors.
 
According to the court-appointed trustee of Flambeau River Papers, Rebecca DeMarb, CellMark Papers accounts for 80% of the mill’s total revenue. When CellMark ceased payments on June 5, the mill was no longer able to make payroll and the vast majority of its employees were laid off, leaving only 26 individuals employed by the mill.
 
Fresh article featuring the history of Monadnock's bicentennial history was published late this morning (Thursday).
 
Belcoat produces highly specialised extrusion coated products serving customers across protective clothing, imaging, automotive and other speciality products markets. Mondi’s remaining extrusion coatings plants in Europe are primarily focused on consumer and other selected applications.
 
The E-WIND® P100 Paper Rewinders, highly developed in terms of design, will have a paper width of 6660 mm and will guarantee a maximum production speed of 2500 mpm (operating speed). These two rewinders have been selected by the Chinese group to process medium board paper, with basis weight range from 80 up to 160 gsm.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
In Italy, the new Rotoloni Regina line, Rotoloni Regina Eco, will be arriving in supermarkets from July. This new line, with packs made of kraft paper – a plant-based material that is renewable, biodegradable and easy to recycle – instead of standard polyethylene film, joins the traditional range and is manufactured using electricity from 100% renewable sources, generated at the Sofidel production plants.
 
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Legislative
Following President Donald Trump’s remarks on America’s environmental leadership, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued a statement applauding the Administration’s efforts to reform and improve various regulations that eliminate unnecessary red tape while still protecting the environment.
 
India is largely dependent on publication paper imports and the new tariffs are expected to result in higher cost for printers and publishers. The Indian Newspaper Society immediately reacted asking the government to cancel the tariffs on newsprint and magazine paper imports.
 
The company was ordered to complete the focus report when then-environment minister Margaret Miller ruled in March that its application for a new treatment facility, which would include a pipeline running from the mill at Abercombie Point to the Northumberland Strait, lacked sufficient information.
 
Nanotechnology
Healing a wound as efficiently and comfortably as possible is vital for recovering patients. UPM, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital have united their expertise to create a new breakthrough in wound care, FibDex®, to do just that. In addition to its great performance and benefits for both patients and hospitals, this innovative wound dressing is made of sustainable and natural wood-based raw material.
 
New Products
Each size option of Huggies®Special Delivery™ diapers features adorable designs that are driven by contemporary market trends while helping parents know when a diaper change is needed with our Huggies wetness indicator.
 
The OMA Awards are included within the 2019 Shop! Awards Celebration , which recognizes the industry’s best new designs in retail environments and experiences. The competition is presented by Shop!, a global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences.
 
John Crane
Sustainability
“We are three years into our ambitious Sustainability 2022 program, and I’m inspired by the impact we’ve made. Through our brand-led programs like Toilets Change Lives and No Baby Unhugged, and our leadership in creating the Alliance for Period Supplies, we’re taking action on critical issues around the world,” said Mike Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark.
 
Passion, or more concretely, the understanding of small- and family forest owners that they all share the same passion for forests, for responsible forest management. That they all benefit from collaboration and cooperation, from sharing best practices and mutually supporting each other. And that they needed to start speaking with one voice to get themselves heard – and PEFC became part of this voice.
 
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Energy
When completed in 2021, the bioenergy produced as a result of this project will be approximately 20 GWh per year, representing a reduction of CO2 emissions of 1,200 tonnes. Longer term there is a potential to increase production to 34 GWh per year, and a corresponding reduction of 1,400 tonnes CO2 emissions.
 
People
Chris McKendrick, formerly CEO of luxury beauty and home fragrance brand, Arran Aromatics and Cath Kidston has joined as PG’s new Manager Director. Jim McKenzie, most recently Sales Development Director at Antalis, has also joined the ambitious paper company as its Sales Manager.
 
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Anheuser-Busch is a high profile company that depends on natural resources. With over 100 brands and 23 breweries nationwide, it takes sustainability very seriously. In 2018, Anheuser-Busch launched its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture, and circular packaging. Over the past year, the company has found new, innovative ways to reduce the environmental impact of their entire supply chain in pursuit of these ambitious goals and will share details of their sustainability journey at PEERS 2019.
 
Presenters at TissueCon 2019 approach the economics of tissue from two different perspectives
 
Register now for TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s three-day Extrusion Coating Course and save!
 
The August 13 webinar takes a closer look at the contents of TAPPI TIP 0404-66
 
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