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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Weekly Spotlight
Over the past decade the packaging industry has undergone a massive change due to the rise of e-commerce, the growing importance of shelf-ready packaging and stringent requirements for logistics packaging. The packaging industry now has to accommodate individual product sales via smartphones and e-commerce platforms.
 
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Market Roundup
Biggest declines: Total European shipments of sc-magazine in June 2019 were down 22.2% vs. June 2018; Total European shipments of coated woodfree in June 2019 were down 21.8% vs. June 2018.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Special Committee was formed to review and evaluate the unsolicited and non-binding proposal by Great Pacific that suggested that it would be willing to acquire all of Canfor at a price of $16.00 per common share. Canfor received the Indicative Offer on August 10, 2019.
 
The Houston, Polar, Prince George and Fort St. John sawmills will be curtailed the week of September 3. In addition, Canfor’s Plateau and Houston mills will transition to a four-day work week in September, which will remain in effect until market and economic conditions support a return to the full operating schedule of five days per week.
 
Because of the 10-year low in dissolving pulp prices, the Board of Directors has formed a Strategic Committee to consider various strategic and financing alternatives potentially available to the company, including a recapitalization, restructuring and/or business combination transaction.
 
The competent authority in Sweden, Länsstyrelsen, has decided that the planned new recovery boiler will require an amendment in the environmental permit. Metsä Board has readiness to apply for an amended permit immediately. Similar permit processes in Sweden have typically taken between 6 and 12 months.
 
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of the Barry-Wehmiller Converting Solutions Platform, is joining with RDP Marathon Inc. and IPT Digital, and expanding its offerings for customers to include digital printing technology.
 
Berry Wiersum, Sappi Europe’s CEO comments on three reasons as to why Sappi is ready for a Digital Transformation. ‘’One is driven by the market we operate in, one is driven by its own workforce, and the third one is driven by the desire to not only be good, but great."
 
Company this week informed to its shareholders and the market, due to widely publicized news regarding the Amazon Rainforest fires, that the company’s forest asset base, which accounts for 1.3 million hectares of planted eucalyptus and over 900 thousand hectares of native preserved areas, has not been impacted by the fires.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
The BM1 has a design speed of 800 m/min and a working width of 4.2 m. It produces White Top Liner, White Lined Chipboard, and Testliner in a range of 125–420 gsm. Start-up of the rebuilt BM1 ran smoothly according to schedule and achieved the promised guarantee values for dryness, bulk, and smoothness right away.
 
NCC’s innovative StrapBand solution is also a tethered solution available for today’s flat caps which provides a hinge functionality with a wide opening angle and a click sound when tethered. The StrapBand solution can be applied to flat caps and sports caps, for both still and carbonated beverages.
 
Company expects the investment will be capacity neutral by eliminating higher cost production at other facilities and will deliver an incremental $100 million in annualized EBITDA upon full ramp up in 2022. Increase in EBITDA will be driven by cost savings from significantly increased scale production, reduced raw material consumption, and lower fixed costs. 
 
Kyro mill is to begin using artificial intelligence for quality management on its folding boxboard machine. Voith software uses measurement results related to the quality properties of and the mill’s process data. By combining various process parameters and using statistical models the system can automatically predict quality and adjust parameters in real time.
 
Company is expanding its Longview operations to transform waste paper into 100% recycled papers for a variety of other packaging products. Expansion will help solve a difficult environmental challenge resulting from changes in the state’s ability to export waste paper for recycling, which has sent tons of valuable material to landfills instead.
 
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New Products
The combination of the Versor Inspector module and the EyeC ProofRunner Carton Folder Gluer enables 100% print inspection for folding cartons on an existing folder gluer, allowing printers to meet the highest quality standards, such as the ones required for pharmaceutical print products, at maximum productivity.
 
One of the company's recent innovations, the e-shop SizeMeMailer was honored with a ScanStar 2019 award, with the jury highlighting the positive environmental credentials that this innovative product can offer e-retailers.
 
More than half of the FiberCup is renewable material, and it can be disposed in carton recycling in Sweden. The switch by the Swedish ice cream maker to FiberCup reduces CO2 emissions of SIA Glass 109 tons per year, 37% less than plastic packaging.
 
Swedish lighting specialist IFö Electric approached Smurfit Kappa to create a packaging solution that would enable its lamps to get from A to B in perfect condition. The lamps were sometimes broken in transit. Sustainably sourced corrugated solution also reduced number of packs required from 10 to 3.
 
John Crane
Sustainability
The new report highlights progress and challenges toward 2020 goals in three focus areas: Responsibility across the supply chain, including sustainable forestry principles to ensure the health of forestlands; Efficiency in manufacturing, to minimize the negative environmental effects of operations; and Engagement with a variety of stakeholders.
 
FSC believes that part of the solution after putting out the fires themselves is sustainable forest management. Another important piece in the puzzle is the implementation of an integrated holistic action plan that involves the Brazilian Ministries of Environment or Agriculture and includes all sectors and levels of government and civil society in the debate.
 
KAMIWAZA is a solution that uses paper materials as temporary construction materials used in civil engineering. By using paper materials that are easy to handle as a substitute for the steel and wood materials conventionally used as temporary construction materials, the burden on workers can be reduced and the productivity of temporary construction will improve.
 
The PEFC General Assembly is PEFC’s highest decision-making body. How much fame can it claim for our most widely known output, our internationally recognized forest certification standards? The short answer is: close to none. The General Assembly has important decisions to make, but the actual content of our technical documentation is not part of it.
 
Last year, an improvement project was initiated with the aim of improving the purification in the biological treatment plant. The factory had experienced interruptions in the plant and risked not being able to meet the emission conditions for the next years, if no measures were taken.
 
SFI’s 2019 report, entitled “Forests of Opportunity”, recounts the organization’s accomplishments encouraging and certifying the latest best practices in sustainable forest management with all its partners in Canada and the U.S.
 
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
People
“It is an honor to be chosen by colleagues from around the world to assume this role at such an exciting time for forestry and the forest products sector. The men and women in our industry are innovative and hard-working. They are providing solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing people around the world,” said Derek Nighbor.
 
Long-time President & CEO Duncan Davies will step down on Dec. 31, 2019 while Ian Fillinger, currently the company’s SVP & COO, has been appointed President & CEO effective Jan. 1, 2020. Fillinger will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors following this date.
 
Karl-Henrik Sundström joined Stora Enso in 2012 as CFO and took on the role as divisional head of the Paper and Wood Products businesses in 2013. He assumed the role of CEO of Stora Enso in August 2014.
 
Ronni Nielsen has a long experience working for TRESU, beginning with an apprenticeship in 1997. With an academic and career background in mechanical engineering (B.Sc.), he has applied his expertise to designing flexo printing presses and has experience in selling advanced machines to both original equipment manufacturers and end users.
 
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Explore the science, technology, and practice of successfully concentrating black liquor from weak liquor to firing concentrations
 
TissueCon 2019’s New Technology Showcase provides attendees with innovative technologies that can be deployed today to reduce energy, improve trouble-shooting, and reduce the cost of production in your mill immediately
 
Miller Mechanical Services, Inc. is accepting applications for an Assistant Project Coordinator for its Glens Falls, New York, USA location.
 

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We honor Sergio F. Galeano, Ph. D. who was a member of TAPPI from 1967-2017 and extend our sympathy and condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Sergio Francisco Galeano passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019.

Sergio was a prestigious figure throughout his astounding 50 year career in the pulp and paper industry. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1966 with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, spent 24 years working for the pulp and paper division of Owens-Illinois, another 23 years at Georgia Pacific in Atlanta, Georgia and then continued to consult past his 80th birthday.

Galeano has numerous commendable global achievements outside of his working career. He is the credited inventor of seven (7) U.S. patents for pollution reduction processes. He published over 50 industry articles and contributed to numerous academic and industry reference books.

Sergio was a champion for the industry. He represented the United States (and led multinational teams) for the Kyoto Protocol to establish international pollution control standards in the pulp and paper industry. Due to his venerable achievements, Sergio F. Galeano, Ph. D. was awarded TAPPI’s Technical Award and Roy F. Weston Prize. 

Sergio F. Galeano, Ph. D. was an international leader for the pulp and paper industry and he will be greatly missed.
 
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