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Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nanotechnology
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
From 2022 onwards, none of the Voith locations around the world will leave a carbon footprint going forward. In this way, the Voith Group is making a significant contribution to climate protection.
 
The European paper industry welcomes the EU Green Deal Communication and the set of proposed actions planned for March 2020, in particular the European Climate Law, the New Industrial Strategy, the Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0 coupled with the Sustainable Products initiative and a new Forest strategy.
 
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Market Roundup
The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry in the coming year remains negative, Moody's Investors Service says in its 2020 outlook for the sector. Earnings from paper, paper packaging and market pulp will all decline primarily as excess supply causes prices to fall.
 
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the November 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 11 percent in November compared to November 2018.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Iggesund Paperboard AB decided to opt for an online Fibber Kappa analyzer from BTG to measure fiber kappa at the outlet of the continuous digester of the hardwood fiberline of its integrated pulp mill in Iggesund, Sweden. Online Kappa analysis at the digester blowline is performed under extreme process conditions and the measurement is critical for the control of the cooking process.
 
On December 16, 2019 BCI launched its new 260,000 s/f Sheet Plant in Houston, TX. Located in The Pinto Industrial Park near Highway 45 and Beltway 8, the new facility is about 20 miles North of downtown Houston and serves as the base of operations for our 98 associates.
 
Kemira is investing USD 20 million at its Eastover, South Carolina site to increase available sodium chlorate capacity. Sodium chlorate is the main component used in the production of chlorine dioxide (ClO2), which is produced on-site at pulp mills and is the primary bleaching agent for Kraft pulp in the pulp and paper industry.
 
Valmet has received an order for an Advantage ThruAir machine from Irving Consumer Products. This is a repeat order of the Advantage ThruAir machine that was started up recently in 2019. The new machine is planned to start-up in 2022 and will continue to support Irving’s commitment to provide ultra-premium products to the North American market.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
New-Indy Containerboard announced plans to invest $240 million to convert production at its recently acquired pulp and paper mill in Catawba, South Carolina from lightweight coated paper to containerboard grades. New-Indy acquired the Catawba mill from Resolute Forest Products in October of this year for the total purchase price of about US$300 million — $260 million in cash and the assumption of approximately $40 million of balance sheet liabilities, largely net pension benefit obligations.
 
Nanotechnology
There are now a range of products on the market incorporating nanocellulose from beauty products to footwear and sporting goods. Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.’s TEMPO oxidized CNF “Cellenpia®” has been used in a high performance tire “ENASAVE NEXTⅢ” newly released by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. The tire allows for greater environmental performance across the entire product lifecycle including raw materials and product usage.
 
New Products
BTG announces today the launch of “bCONNECT”, its solution, which permits to virtually connect and analyze BTG sensors, giving users early and real-time performance information on all assets.
 
John Crane
Sustainability
Sulapac and Stora Enso launch a renewable and microplastic-free straw to combat the global problem of plastic waste. The straw has strong usability and works just like a traditional straw. The new straws are available to brands and consumers looking for more eco-friendly solutions.
 
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People
Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced that Julie A. Schertell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to John O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1. Ms. Schertell joined Neenah in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President and President of Technical Products. Previous positions Ms. Schertell has held in Neenah have included President – Fine Paper & Packaging, and Vice-President- Fine Paper Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain.
 
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New release from TAPPI Press explores the science, technology, and practice of successfully concentrating black liquor.               
 
Learn the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Principals in Kraft Recovery
 
Dr. Brian George of Thomas Jefferson University is offering a beginner webinar focused on a variety of topics in the nonwovens field on January 10th. Register now or learn more here.
 
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