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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - Member In This Issue
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COVID-19 Impact
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Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
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COVID-19 Impact
Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to develop its capacity in Turin to meet the demand for high performance filtration media for surgical face masks in Italy.
 
Industrial Shredders, which builds complete systems that solve waste challenges from start to finish, has been safely and diligently supporting its customers as they manufacture the essential tissue products that are in such high demand these days.
 
Weekly Spotlight
In its effort to support the needs of companies in the forest products industry during the global pandemic, the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) will provide a series of webinars once or twice a month on both short-term and long-term opportunities.
 
Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation systems to Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (Sun Paper) in China. The two systems will be installed on the company's paper machine PM 39 and PM 40, enabling the lines to increase availability, production efficiency and optimize operation.
 
Nippon Paper Industries and its wholly owned subsidiary, Paper Australia Pty Ltd, announced the completion of the purchase of Orora Limited's paperboard and fiber based packaging business in Australia/New Zealand.
 
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Under the extreme heat fluctuations of calendar rolls in paper making machines, the typical bearing will rapidly fail due to repeated hoop stresses. TL-Series Spherical Roller Bearings from NSK were created to dramatically increase service life and maintenance intervals, while dramatically reducing costs.
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Market Roundup
International Paper (NYSE: IP) reported first quarter 2020 financial results.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Valmet will supply automation technology to Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill in Finland. Valmet and Stora Enso share a long history of partnership and this delivery will strengthen the cooperation further. The automation orders are related to Stora Enso’s paper machine (PM 7) grade conversion project delivered by Valmet.
 
IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITP) ("IT Tech Packaging" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced the Company plans commercial launch of a new tissue paper production line (the "PM10").
 
Toscotec is pleased to announce that, following the obtainment of all required regulatory approvals, Voith has successfully completed its acquisition of Toscotec. Toscotec is now part of the Voith Group.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
Stora Enso introduces Box Inc, a digital B2B marketplace for corrugated packaging made of renewable materials. Box Inc is a new platform business designed to help companies source packaging easily online, while enabling suppliers to access new customers without having to create their own digital presence.
 
The principles are intended to help companies design reuse and recyclability into their packaging. DS Smith’s circular design principles are: protect brands and products; use no more materials than necessary; design for supply cycle efficiency; and keep packaging materials in use.
 
New Products
ABB’s next-generation system provides rigorous quality control information, up to 10 times faster than manual testing, to enable the rapid reduction of off-spec production.
 
Sustainability
FortisBC announced a project which will produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from wood waste. In a partnership with REN Energy, FortisBC will purchase Renewable Natural Gas from their facility in Fruitvale, British Columbia. This venture takes advantage of BC’s expansive forestry sector.

Even during this difficult time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing our efforts to be accountable to all British Columbians as we seek innovative new energy solutions that advance a more environmentally and economically sustainable future.
 
Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre continue the collaboration by focusing on responsible wood sourcing. As part of a resource-intensive industry Ahlstrom-Munksjö, as a significant wood pulp consumer, and Metsä Fibre, as the world’s leading producer of bleached softwood pulp, have a particular responsibility to advance environmental performance and sustainability throughout their operations and supply chains.
 
As the demand for a cleaner planet grows among consumers, so does the emphasis on innovation. The call for sustainable solutions has never been higher. That’s why Sappi is constantly evolving to help its customers with future-oriented circular solutions.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
For private reasons, Mr. Jürgen Schulz resigned from his position as Managing Director Marketing and Sales at Brigl & Bergmeister GmbH and left the company as of April 30, 2020.
 
Slovenian paper mill Vipap Videm Krško appointed Vesna Kemper new HR Director. She will be in charge of the personnel part of the restructuring in the enterprise with almost 400 employees. The company owned by the Czech group RIDG Holding wants to increase the flexibility and substitutability of current employees in order to effectively modernize production and stabilize.
 
Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems Inc.
TAPPI News
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Only a few days left until the Yankee Dryer Committee’s first virtual Spring Meeting. Registration is required to attend this free meeting.
 
KILNCON has been postponed to 2021 due to the current pandemic status. Gulf Coast TAPPI appreciates your continued support and looks forward to next year’s event.
 
While conferences may be rescheduled, keep in mind you can submit your research to TAPPI Journal to reach a global audience of colleagues, peers and employers.
 
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