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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Sustainability
Safety
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
"That mill is not just good for Old Town -- it's very good for Old Town, as far as its tax base, but the jobs, the very good paying jobs with benefits," former Old Town City Councilor Jack Cashman said. "It's good for the whole area, not just Old Town." 130 jobs return.
 
The commercial investment announced this past Friday will include a paper recycling facility, Gov. Bevin said. He added there will be 150 employees at the new facility, which will open in 18 months. Phoenix Paper is owned by Chinese manufacturer Shanying International, and the new facility will process recycled paper and send it to China to be used for packaging.
 
The Myths & Facts booklet has always been a popular resource for Two Sides members helping to dispel the common misconceptions surrounding the industry making it a great tool for promoting the great environmental story print and paper has to tell.
 
Company suggests some promising findings in paper print as it relates to consumers who continue to rely on it well into the 21st century. Catalogs are performing strong, and data even suggets print means more to millenials than it has before!
 
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Market Roundup
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
ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line, including stock preparation, delivered to Africaine Paper Mills (APM) in Algeria. The ANDRITZ energy-efficient tissue machine has a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a working width of 2.85 m and produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel paper grades.
 
The Forest2Market team and the balance of the Fisher International team will remain in place. "I look forward to working with the Fisher International and Forest2Market teams. We believe this will create powerful new products and services and provide unprecedented global data-driven insight to our customers," said CEO Stewart.
 
Canfor cautions its shareholders and potential investors that the Indicative Offer is non-binding on Great Pacific and there can be no certainty that the Indicative Offer or any other strategic transaction with Great Pacific or any other person will be pursued by Canfor, supported by Canfor’s board of directors or ultimately completed.
 
This new loan will help finance, among others, investments aimed at promoting the circular economy and improving the environmental performance of the Ence biofactory in Navia (Asturias). One of the highlights of the operation is that the loan conditions will be set based on its sustainability performance, so that if the company improves its sustainability parameters, the interest rate will also improve.
 
“Part of JPP’s strategy has been to become more of a global force in paper distribution. We’re probably one of the better paper merchants in Europe in terms of performance because the company is very focused on costs but also on service.”
 
Lecta has become aware that recently a particular initiative being explored requiring the European Commission approval, with respect to energy contribution subsidies over a 3 year period representing an aggregate potential value to the business of up to EUR 35 million over such period, has been objected to on a preliminary basis during the pre-notification phase by the European Commission.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
“We are proud to partner with RRD,” said Curtis Southard, Director of Purchasing, Hormel Foods. “Through our more than 20 years of working together, RRD has played a key role in helping us deliver inspired food to people around the world. We look forward to continuing our work together and are thrilled to be able to recognize their work with a Spirit of Excellence Award.”
 
CHA is a leading manufacturer of uncoated recycled paperboard and high-performance cores used in the paper, packaging films, tape, and specialty industries. CHA produced net sales of approximately $75 million in 2018 and operates a 108,000 tpy uncoated recycled paperboard mill in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., as well as two core converting facilities in Wisconsin Rapids and Richmond, Va., which employ 175 associates.
 
Legislative
“Today the administration announced the list of products to be subject to the additional 10% tariffs. We are pleased that the administration did not include Bibles and other religious books on the first list of products to be subject to the tariffs, and delayed tariffs on children’s books until December 15th..."
 
"The petitions represent an effort to ensure that foreign producers do not circumvent the payment of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on uncoated free sheet paper in sheet form that have been in place since early 2016 by importing sheeter rolls into the U.S. that are then converted into sheet form. We encourage the Commerce Dept. and the ITC to review carefully the evidence provided in the petitions and to make a determination as quickly as possible..."
 
New Products
Jetscript METAL VPG 1018 (110 g) is purely fibre-based with a silver metallic glossy finish and a transparent, microporous inkjet coating for excellent printing performance. With the new barricote BAG WGOM (89 g), Mitsubishi launches a particularly sustainable barrier paper for flexible food packaging, which impresses with a universal multi-barrier. 
 
The Carte d’Or packages are produced by Seda Italy in Naples, and the material is Cupforma Natura™ by Stora Enso. The board has a biodegradable barrier on its both sides to preserve ice cream safely in freezing and moist conditions.
 
John Crane
Sustainability
DS Smith continues to report success in expanding uses for paper-based (either thicker grade usually grease-resistant board or corrugated medium with fluting so as to carry larger payloads) boxes as part of the same basic bag-in-box preperation for liquids which has become somewhat popular already for packaging chilled wines and spirits. 
 
This unique structure allows for ethical and responsible decision-making that incorporates the combined experiences and knowledge of all stakeholders at national and international levels, including individuals on the ground as they are represented through our national members.
 
Evergreen Packaging Partners with The Rainforest Alliance, Forest Stewardship Council, and a Consortium of Forward-minded Forestry Corporations to Launch the Smallholder Access Program. Project is designed to protect forests and increase forest certification for smaller woodlands.
 
"This is a very gratifying message, and I would like to pay tribute to the Government, which has used the legal scope here to provide one of the world’s most climate-friendly paper mills with CO2 compensation in line with other qualified industries...”
 
The challenges presented by climate change are a source of deep concern and fierce debate across the globe. The need for decisive action is glaringly visible especially in transport, which is currently a main source of carbon dioxide emissions.
 
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Safety
“It makes sense,” says Larry Warren, senior director for health and safety at Domtar. “Our experience shows that colleagues who suffer from fatigue are more accident-prone, increasing the risk of injury for themselves and their coworkers.”
 
People
Digital Inkjet Paper Production Company EFI or Electronics for Imaging has recently selected top Xerox Executive (since 2012) Jeff Jacobson to become the new CEO. He will succeed Bill Muir who is stepping down for personal reasons. 
 
Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, is appointed First Vice Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). The Klingele Group is one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and packaging made of corrugated board.
 
Katarina Nilsson presently holds a position at Norsk Hydro ASA as Senior Vice President Health Safety Environment. She has held leading positions in Sapa AS and at Advokatfirman Vinge, some of them in Asia. She will take on her new position as of January 1, 2020.
 
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Join us for TissueCon 2019, October 1-4, at the Gaylord in Orlando. Sustainability is impacting the future of tissue, and TissueCon features a comprehensive program with unique highlights on sustainability.
 
Grab your seat.  This popular and essential paper training fills quickly.
 
Nonwood fibers have been used in papermaking for thousands of years yet many people think paper is only made from trees. With growing concerns about the environment and sustainability, the pulp and paper industry has refocused its attention on nonwood fibers.
 
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