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Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems Inc.
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
Voith is driving tissue production to the next level by showcasing its latest products, services and technologies at Tissue World 2020 in booth C10 from March 11 to 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
 
Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Consumer Packaging Group ("CPG") business for $85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK). Greif expects to use the proceeds for debt repayment.
 
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Market Roundup
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its January 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased three percent compared to January 2019. 
 
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its January 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. Total Boxboard production in January decreased two percent compared to January 2019. The boxboard operating rate was 94.8 percent, up 2.3 points from January 2019. 
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Valmet will supply the final stage of its four-stage forming section rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden. The target of Valmet’s four-stage development project is to further improve production capabilities of the Stora Enso Skoghall Mill forming section.
 
Comart, a specialized distributor in the supply of paper cardboard and flexible films has the largest private warehouse in Spain with a permanent stock of more than 10.000 metric tons of rolls and sheets. It is one of the few distributors that can guarantee a 24-hour supply service in Spain, France and Portugal.
 
Effective February 28, 2020, Solenis signed an agreement to acquire the paper business of ChemSystems, a division of AECI Ltd. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its January 2020 U.S. Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in January increased four percent compared to January 2019.
 
Legislative
Keep Me Posted reports that a major win for consumers is the immediate result of a Federal Class Action recently filed. The defendant swiftly halted all paper billing and statement fees before the case was even heard. The good news, however, only applies to New York residents at this time.
 
New Products
International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched its new PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer – tissue machine for the production of dry crepe tissue. The PrimeLineVRT features a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fiber web.
 
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Sustainability
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that its affiliate in Tianjin, China, has been named ‘Green Factory’ by the Tianjin authorities.
 
Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, was named a winner in the 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for Environmental Leadership. The award honors companies for specific environmental and sustainability initiatives measured by key criteria including impact metrics, innovation, insights and investment efforts.
 
As an extension of sustainable forestry principles, Domtar has joined the American Forest Foundation (AFF) as a partner in its Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). This new initiative, designed to enhance carbon sequestration in family-owned forestland across the United States, includes other business partners and charitable foundations, as well as the Nature Conservancy.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
Two Sides North America is pleased to announce that Kathi Rowzie has joined the organization as vice president of operations. An accomplished communications, public affairs and sustainability professional, her career spans more than 30 years in corporate and consulting roles with Fortune 500 companies, including extensive experience in the paper and forest products industry.
 
TAPPI News
TAPPI welcomes three new Board members at its recent meeting. Andrew Jones (International Paper), Rory Wolf (ITW’s Pillar Technology) and Mark Keaten (GAF) are the new members of the TAPPI Board of Directors.
 
TAPPI’s Intro to Printing Course Delivers an Excellent Overview of UV, LED and Color. Equipment and Methods.
 
Taking place in Savannah on March 11, TAPPI Town Hall will seek input on how TAPPI serves members and the industry
 
TAPPI Journal Editorial Board Announces Changing of the Guard
 
Planning for Spring and Summer Vacations? Check out all the savings that Membership brings you!  Also, get 40% off Sam’s Club Membership!
 
Deadline to Submit Abstracts for TissueCon 2020 is April 30
 
The voice of the corrugated community has been heard: March courses offer a NEW travel-friendly agenda
 
E-Commerce and Subscription Packaging Category Debuts at SuperCorrExpo® 2020
 
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