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Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Member In This Issue
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Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Join PPSA members and others on Monday, March 30th, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET, for a FREE PPSA webinar titled “Coronavirus Update: Workplace Safety, Paid Leave, Layoffs, Shutdowns, and Other Novel Legal Issues.” Two speakers from Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation's leading law firms representing employers in labor and employment matters, will lead the webinar.
 
The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Norske Skog operates seven business units in five countries. Each country has imposed different measures in connection to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Norske Skog has and will adhere to the individual recommendations and measures taken by the different national authorities.
 
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its February 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased five percent in February compared to February 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased six percent in February compared to the same month last year.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Monomoy Capital Partners, a private investment firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in the debt and equity of middle market businesses, announced today that it has acquired Mac Papers, Inc., Mac Paper Converters, Inc. and All Square Digital Solutions, Inc. (collectively “Mac Papers”), the leading regional distributor of paper, packaging, wide format and envelope products in the Southeastern United States. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
NPR reports that representatives of Sun Paper Co., the $1.5 billion paper mill project slated for Clark County near Arkadelphia, have said the deal is officially terminated.
 
The Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi), Jori Ringman, has issued the following statement.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its February 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. Total Boxboard production in February decreased one percent compared to February 2019. It was down one percent when compared to the same two months of 2019.
 
Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Sri Andal Paper Mills for its new containerboard making line, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first half of 2021.
 
New Products
Voith has developed a new generation of sensors with regards to availability, reliability and maintenance handling. As the main components of the Quality Measurement System, the sensors measure the most important quality parameters of the paper being produced, such as basis weight, moisture, caliper and ash.
 
Sonoco (NYSE: SON), recently named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, in partnership with Tellus®, a packaging company based in Belle Glade, Fla. and jointly owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, announced the introduction of its first, 100% U.S. sourced, sugarcane-based fiber bowl for refrigerated, frozen and prepared foods.
 
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Sustainability
UPM is one of the first companies to link the pricing mechanism of a syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) to both biodiversity and climate targets. The margin of the RCF is tied to two key performance indicators (KPIs).
 
ANDRITZ has recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant using ANDRITZ’s self-developed A-Recovery+ concept at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in southeastern Sweden. The plant has an annual production capacity of 6.3 million liters of biomethanol from forest biomass.
 
Willamette Falls Paper Company is pleased to announce that it has added Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certification (SFI-01924) to its full line of paper products.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
A.Celli Group is pleased to announce that Massimo Ardito has been appointed as the new General Manager of the American branch A.Celli International with effect from March 9, 2020.
 
TAPPI News
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This is a difficult time. Now more than ever, it is important for us to share knowledge and help our industry thrive.
 
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MiniFIBERS Inc. is accepting applications for Technical Sales Representative for its Johnson City, Tennessee, USA location.
 
New resource from TAPPI Press can help you avoid unscheduled shutdowns of the boiler.
 
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