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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Weekly Spotlight
American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of their final ambient air policy under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final policy on Dec. 3rd.
 
Valmet will proceed with plans for a phased closure of foundry, machine shop and assembly operations at its production center in Hudson Falls, New York, USA. The first phased closure will begin in March 2020 and continue until final customer orders are fulfilled in summer 2020.
 
CMPC’s subsidiary agreed to acquire SEPAC, a Company established 45 years ago in the Paraná state with leading brands in the tissue paper segment such as Duetto and Paloma. Softys, CMPC subsidiary that manufactures and commercializes tissue paper and personal care products, completed an important step in the consolidation of its operations in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of SEPAC.
 
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Market Roundup
The Voith Group performed well in the 2018/19 fiscal year (ending on September 30, 2019) despite a challenging market and competitive environment and saw profitable growth. As forecast, there was a rise in all key performance indicators of the Group: orders received increased perceptibly as anticipated, buoyed primarily by strong growth at Voith Hydro. Despite the noticeable economic slowdown in many markets and regions, the Group succeeded in growing sales.
 
Janmorgan Media details the new research report titled ‘Global Inkjet Paper Market Growth and Opportunities 2020-2029‘ helps the readers to boost their profits and business making deals by obtaining complete insights of Inkjet Paper Industry. The inkjet paper market report also provides an exclusive survey of rising players in the market, which is based on the various ambitions of an organization like profiling, the product blueprint, the quantity and quality of production, appropriate raw material, and the financial status of the organization.
 
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Pulp & Paper
Kamine Development Corporation Sustainable Infrastructure ("KDC"), a family-run business that is dedicated to building scalable critical infrastructure to solve the challenge of climate change and sustainability, is partnering with Celadon to tackle one of society's fastest growing problems, cardboard.
 
PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) announced that it recently signed a contract for a delivery of four new Intelli-Tissue® 1800 EcoEc Premium machines for Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) Oki mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The value of the order was not disclosed.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
A property expansion of over 50% in floor space is set to further improve British Glossop Cartons’ operational efficiency, and paves the way for capital investment comprising new manufacturing equipment designed to boost our production capacity, turnaround time and flexibility.
 
Cascades (TSX: CAS), a leader in eco-friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, is launching an innovative container for fresh food packaging on the North American market: a cardboard tray certified  according to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards, made from 100% recycled fibers, mainly from post-consumer sources, and which is fully recyclable.
 
Legislative
The Coalition for Paper Options — an alliance of consumer organizations, labor unions, rural advocates, and print communications industry organizations which recognize the need to preserve access to important paper-based information and services for Americans who prefer them or depend on them — applauded the introduction of the Know Your Social Security (KYSS) Act, new bipartisan legislation that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reinstate the mailing of annual Statement of Earnings, which are currently only available online for workers under age 60. 
 
New Products
Appvion has announced a new line of converting papers, DuraWorx™. The DuraWorx brand was designed to deliver exceptional runnability and print quality. DuraWorx papers are available in white wove, forms bond, tablet and tag and ledger products. These products are ideal for envelopes, continuous forms, billing statements and more.
 
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Sustainability
Cepi reports that the use of paper for packaging purposes is growing every year, due to its excellent environmental performance but also to the increasing demand related to e-commerce and delivery services. There is a strong expectation from consumers, brands and retailers to have recyclable packaging material. A packaging recycling rate of 85% is already achieved today and the paper value chain continues to improve.
 
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People
The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) is pleased to announce that Mike Graves of Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award. Mr. Graves’s impact on the industry is marked by his steadfast leadership, dedication to the Industry, innovative ideas, strong sense of ethics, generosity and willingness to lend a hand, which make him more than deserving of NPTA’s highest honor.
 
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