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Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems Inc.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
Legislative
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
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Weekly Spotlight
TAPPI would like to inform our community of the decision to postpone three upcoming events.
 
On Friday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC that the White House is considering federal support to help industries and workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, American Society Association Executives sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump Administration to include associations in financial support to the travel and tourism industry as a result of COVID-19).
 
Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Vectorply Corporation ("Vectorply"), a portfolio company of MSouth Equity Partners, for $155 million in cash. Closing is expected to occur on April 1 and is subject to customary conditions.
 
From July 2019 to February 2020, Toscotec successfully completed two customized rebuilds at Lucart Diecimo tissue mill. The two rebuilding solutions included the replacement of PM5 and PM6’s existing Yankees with Toscotec’s second-generation Steel Yankee Dryers, complete steam and condensate systems, as well as the installation of a TT SuctionPressRoll.
 
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Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from MOPAK Kağıt Karton, Turkey, to rebuild paper machine PM3 at its mill in Dalaman, Turkey. With this rebuild, which is the first part of a multi-stage project, the capacity of the mill will be increased to 500,000 t/a. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
 
With its Digital Enterprise, Siemens is taking the next step of the digital transformation – on the way to highly flexible modular production. Siemens presents numerous innovations for the discrete and process industries as well as for energy and building infrastructure. 
 
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Containerboard/Packaging
Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is one of the founding members of the recently established European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA). EPPA is a food and food service packaging association whose aim is to promote food safety, circular solutions, and lower carbon emissions as well as call for evidence-based policy making.
 
ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and The Environment) fully supports the European Commission proposal on the EU Climate Law aimed at reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
 
Resource Recycling reports that the Chinese government will consider exempting tariffs on OCC and other recovered fiber on a company-by-company basis. Meanwhile, a tariff on U.S. recycled paper pulp shipments into China has been lifted for one year.
 
Legislative
ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and The Environment) fully supports the European Commission proposal on the EU Climate Law aimed at reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
 
Resource Recycling reports that the Chinese government will consider exempting tariffs on OCC and other recovered fiber on a company-by-company basis. Meanwhile, a tariff on U.S. recycled paper pulp shipments into China has been lifted for one year.
 
New Products
The latest update to a product line that has been Industry-proven for over fifteen years, the Appleton RollMover HD features a new, Smart Lithium Battery and a rugged, high visibility, steel ergonomic design. Powerful, versatile and highly maneuverable, it moves heavy roll-able loads safely and easily. The Appleton RollMover HD is designed to easily and quickly move paper rolls, wire reels, vehicle chassis and many other types of products in a variety of industries.
 
Dynatrol® Density Systems measure sizing and clay coatings while providing continuous measurement either in-line or in vessels at process conditions.
 
Honeywell l Process Solutions
Sustainability
The forest bioeconomy plays a major role in mitigating climate change, and there is still a huge potential to do more. To accelerate this development and find the next big impact ideas, Paper Province are launching an international innovation competition, called "What Wood You Do."
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
MAJIQ Inc. (“MAJIQ”), a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), is pleased to announce the promotion of David Pawelke to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Mike McIntosh to Vice President of Sales.
 
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of International Paper Chairman & CEO Mark Sutton as the new AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2020 slate of AF&PA Board Officers. Paper and wood product industry leaders participated in the association's Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.
 
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors will nominate and appoint two new independent directors to the Board. The Board will nominate David C. Mariano as a Class III Director, along with Paul Boynton and De Lyle W. Bloomquist, at the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”).
 
TAPPI News
Attend TAPPI’s Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course for industry best practices.
 
TAPPI Journal Goes Open Access
 
Engineers Working on Yankee Dryers Have a New, Practical Reference
 
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Selected speakers will be featured at TAPPI’s Advanced Coating Symposium, October 13 – 15, Zurich, Switzerland
 
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