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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Nanotechnology
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Weekly Spotlight
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, dedicated its new world headquarters today in Wilmington, Delaware. The 90,000-square-foot office replaces the company’s previous headquarters on Beaver Valley Road.
 
Leading global packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi has launched an innovative new mobile app for the sack kraft paper market. The ‘Go2Sack’ app provides information and real time calculations and is a market first for the paper and sack kraft industry. The app helps users to select the best paper grade for a specific product and therefore reduces the decision-making time to place orders. 
 
Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) announced that it has completed the sale of its Androscoggin Mill, located in Jay, Maine, and its Stevens Point Mill, located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC (“Pixelle”).
 
Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system and a Steam Separator PV system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for spring 2020. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
 
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Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) reported a net loss of $34 million ($0.59 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to net earnings of $20 million ($0.32 per share) for the third quarter of 2019 and net earnings of $87 million ($1.38 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2018. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $1.2 billion.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Surprising new figures from packaging giant, DS Smith, have shown increased sales of paper for shopping bags as retailers adapt to new attitudes towards single-use plastic. Last year alone, the Kemsley Paper Mill – the largest paper recycling mill in the UK – supplied enough paper to make around 400 million bags used by major retailers and food takeaway chains.
 
Since the Voith Paper Webshop was launched in 2017 the number of users has risen continuously. Worldwide, more than 96 companies are already using the newly developed online tool from Voith’s digital portfolio. The Mondi Group, which has more than 100 production facilities in 30 countries worldwide, is now also relying on Voith’s simple, time-saving and cost-saving ordering processes.
 
International technology group ANDRITZ was selected by UPM, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, to supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery for their new pulp mill to be built near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay.
 
Graphic Packaging International has selected Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for its new Coated Recycled Board (CRB) machine being built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The system will feature Voith’s BlueLine products and a water, sludge and reject handling system.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
In a featured article in a January 2020 edition of The Australian, Anthony Pratt – the Executive Chairman of Pratt Industries – outlined a bold new growth plan for the Pratt Industries’ future, charting the box-making and recycling’s ambitious course.
 
Nanotechnology
Performance BioFilaments has confirmed that nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) will be commercially produced at Resolute Forest Products’ Kénogami, Quebec mill starting in 2021.
 
New Products
In the highly competitive world of premium produce, Handsome Brook Farm, distributors of organic, pasture-raised eggs, relies on a hybrid carton, made of paperboard and molded pulp, to protect its fragile product and get attention on the store shelf.
 
Sustainability
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is in Vancouver this week to participate in the Globe 2020 conference on sustainability and the clean economy. The conference and forum take place Feb. 10 to 13 at Vancouver Convention Centre West.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
Toscotec named Stefano Pecchia its new Energy Technology Director as its tissue and paper and board business looks ahead to continued growth in 2020. 
 
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Highly rated corrugated course happens March 24 – 27 in North Metro Atlanta
 
TAPPI’s Intro to Printing Course Delivers an Excellent Overview of UV, LED and Color. Equipment and Methods.
 
Lean Six Sigma methodology has been proven to drive quality improvement and reduce waste. Learn how it can help your mill at PEERS 2020.
 
Engineers working on Yankee dryers have a new, practical reference
 
Rand-Whitney Containerboard is accepting applications for an Assistant Mill Superintendent for its Montville, Connecticut, USA location.
 
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