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Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nanotechnology
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
Two Sides reports that a four-year project examining the results of 54 research studies with 170,000 people has concluded that print is vital for effective education. The argument that reading on paper results in deeper comprehension and retention, concentration, vocabulary building and memory has been given immense weight by a groundbreaking study by Intergraf, the European federation for print and digital communication.
 
At the 24th General Assembly at the heart of this year’s PEFC Forest Certification Week, PEFC welcomed our 52nd and 53rd national members. The General Assembly, their highest decision making body, voted Ukraine and Guyana into the alliance.
 
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Market Roundup
Sappi Limited (JSE: SAP, OTC: SPPJY) released its Q4 FY19 and full-year financial results for the period ended September 2019.
 
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the October 2019 U.S. Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 10 percent in October compared to October 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 13 percent in October compared to the same month last year.
 
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Pulp & Paper
Valmet will supply Defibrator™ system to Tianjin Shengsong Wood Co. Ltd in Tianjin, China. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
 
RISE has purchased 60 percent of the shares in MoRe Research. The agreement, which was signed October 23rd, further strengthens RISE’s position as Sweden’s industrial research hub and as one of the largest bioeconomy market actors in Europe.
 
Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that its three dissolving wood pulp (DWP) production facilities namely Cloquet, Ngodwana and Saiccor Mills have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) self-assessment via the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s (SAC) online portal. The Higg FEM is a sustainability assessment tool that standardises how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the October 2019 Boxboard Monthly report on November 18. Total Boxboard production in October increased three percent compared to October 2018. It was essentially flat (-0.5%) when compared to the same 10 months of 2018.  The boxboard operating rate was 91.7 percent, down 1.7 points from October 2018 and down 1.4 points year-to-date. 
 
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Nanotechnology
The Global Market for Nanomaterials and Nanomaterials-Based Products is an in-depth assessment of the current and future market for commercially produced nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots) and nanomaterials-based products (e.g. quantum dot TVs, self-cleaning coatings, cosmetics, carbon nanocomposites).
 
New Products
Valmet announces the launch of Valmet Pressure-fed Bow Screen, a versatile new addition to its stock preparation offering. The solution reinvents the traditional bow screen with a new, user-friendly design and improved nozzle arrangement enabling higher capacity and greater runnability than before.
 
Short for “Digital Readiness, Ideation, Velocity and Engagement,” DRIVE is designed to future-proof manufacturing companies and to support them in harnessing the potential of digitalization to its fullest. DRIVE includes a wide range of web-based courses whose industry-specific and customizable content provide a valuable tool set for upskilling employees at every stage of a company’s digital transformation.
 
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Sustainability
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2019 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 8 in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Five AF&PA member companies received six awards.

 
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for bringing together recycling stakeholders, decision makers and government officials to celebrate recycling and identify solutions for a stronger domestic recycling system. Brock attended the second annual America Recycles Summit, hosted by the EPA at its DC-based headquarters.
 
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People
At the Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) 2019 Annual Meeting, held October 24-27 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Robert E. Langston of Langston Companies as the second recipient of the Richard E. Storat PSSMA Industry Excellence Award.
 
Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) announced that Michael A. Weinhold has been named President of the company, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Adam St. John, effective immediately. Mr. Weinhold has been with Verso since 2006 and has held multiple senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and product development.
 
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TAPPI News
Make sure you are considered for inclusion in TAPPI’s 2020 Nano Conference program
 
New Jersey’s amendment S.2776 could ban paper bags, leaving state residents to rely entirely on costly reusable bags when transporting groceries from the store.
 
The 2019 TAPPI Nominating Committee announces the 2020 TAPPI Board Slate.
 
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Fibre Box Association celebrated America Recycles Day with a video showing the life cycle of corrugated boxes from the customer’s doorstep to the box plant.
 
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