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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
New Products
Weekly Spotlight
Italian converting line manufacturer Futura has received the first two orders for its Together converting and packaging lines, a solution born out of Futura’s technical partnership with Plusline (announced in October 2019). The clients remain confidential; start-up is due at the end of 2020. Futura introduced the Together lines recently at the MIAC event in Italy.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today entered into an asset purchase agreement with Appvion Operations, Inc. to acquire Appvion's Point of Sale (POS) paper business. The agreement includes the coater and related equipment located only at the West Carrollton, Ohio, facility as well as a license for all corresponding intellectual property. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020.
Radio Pacific Inc. reports that the McKinley Mill in Port Angeles is not quite ready to go full steam ahead, but new recruits are busy learning from seasoned veterans how to make their first giant rolls of paper from 100% recycled materials.
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Pulp & Paper
Specialty paper manufacturer Delfort plans to boost capacity at its Feurstein facility in Traun. A new paper machine is anticipated to start-up in 2022.
Valmet will supply an evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper’s (CPP) pulp mill in Lalkuan, India. The new evaporation line will meet the future needs of the mill's ongoing pulp production capacity expansion, together with the existing evaporation line. This investment will also improve the overall steam economy of the mill.
The Pulp & Paper Safety Association (PPSA) has announced that its annual Safety Performance Awards are now open for nominations. This year’s honors will be presented at PPSA’s 77th Annual Safety and Health Conference, June 14-17, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
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Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has partnered with Cartro, a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Mexico, to enter the fresh produce segment with a new avocado box that is sustainable by design. 
BTG is launching today SMART Monitoring, it’s first Industry 4.0 solution which permits to get real-time performance information on all BTG assets in a pulp and paper mill.
New Products
The Alloyd Division of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the most sustainable diversified global packaging companies, today announced the introduction of its first, all-paper retail blister package. The new EnviroSense PaperBlister™ provides an alternative to the more traditional thermoformed plastic blister package that is found prominently in retail outlets around the world.
Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet have initiated a joint project for the development of a novel wood-based 3D product to replace similar products made out of fossil resources, especially in consumer products like packaging.
Two Sides North America has released three new fact sheets addressing key environmental topics related to paper and print.
Kuraray America, Inc.
Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Stephan Lynen will be appointed CFO as of April 1, 2020. The proven financial expert, currently Head of the Business Unit Additives, has been with the company for more than 20 years in various international general management and business roles. He will succeed Patrick Jany who decided to pursue a career opportunity outside of Clariant as CFO of A.P. Moller - Maersk, a global leader in shipping services.
Södra announced that Peter Karlsson will combine his position as CFO with the role of Interim President, effective February 20. The move follows President and CEO Lars Idermark's notice to the Board in January that he will be leaving the company.
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