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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Member In This Issue
COVID-19 Impact
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Pulp & Paper
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COVID-19 Impact
Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) today announced that it is taking immediate actions to offset unprecedented market decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to reposition the company for future success.
Weekly Spotlight
Here are five trends to watch in the world of paper packaging from How Life Unfolds.
Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog’s paper mill in Bruck an der Mur, Austria.
Excel Display and Packaging, a supplier of retail packaging, displays, and food packaging along with digital print capabilities, has been acquired by Indiana-based company Welch Packaging. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
Extended Life for Calender Roll Bearings: The TL-Series.
NSK Americas
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
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW), a premier supplier of quality tissue and bleached paperboard products, today announced a preliminary update to the company’s previous outlook for second quarter 2020 Adjusted EBITDA of $45 to $55 million.
The Voith Group continued to show solid results in the first six months (October 2019 through end of March 2020) of the current fiscal year 2019/20, despite a very challenging market environment.
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Palm Aalen will equip the new PM 5 stock preparation and paper machine with sensors and instrumentation from BTG.
Jingxing Paper, a listed Chinese papermaking company, selected Voith Paper to provide two complete stock preparation systems for its greenfield mill in Malaysia. Voith will provide the full scope of BlueLine OCC systems as a full-line supplier, including automation and Papermaking 4.0 products. The two Voith BlueLine OCC systems will be AOCC furnished and are scheduled for startup at the end of 2021, with a combined capacity of 2,400 tons/day.
Solenis is expanding production at its Ankleshwar facility in India to manufacture its next-generation Pergafast™ 425 color developer for the thermal paper market. Part of Solenis’ imaging product line, the patented Pergafast™ 425 provides additional performance capabilities as compared to the company’s well-known Pergafast™ 201 color developer.
Valmet will supply cooking and fiberline to Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd’s new Beihai mill in China. The pulp mill will have a capacity of 800,000 air dried tonnes per year of bleached hardwood kraft pulp. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Honeywell l Process Solutions
By the end of May, Italy's paper and packaging group Pro-Gest received all permits necessary to fire up production at the company's 405,000 tpy recycled corrugated case material (RCCM) mill in Mantua.
Progroup, a manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated board, and packaging manufacturer Krystals are investing a total of £20m (€22m) at the Progroup’s PW12 corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Ellesmere Port, England, to create a packaging park.
New Products
Voith is expanding its product portfolio in the BlueLine stock preparation line with the launch of a new disperger with hydraulic gap adjustment. InfibraDisp is characterized by precise, infinitely variable gap adjustment, automated zero-point adjustment and user-friendly handling.
Stora Enso has developed an innovative low carbon paperboard for chocolate packaging.
Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. and UPM Raflatac have started a strategic partnership to offer sustainable roll-fed pressure sensitive labeling solutions made with Mohawk Renewal Hemp and Straw paper face stocks in the Americas.
Georgia-Pacific’s containerboard mill in Monticello has again been awarded a Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, an international organization that works with industrial sites to promote wildlife habitats.
Kuraray America, Inc.
Seaman Paper has announced announce Ken Winterhalter as new CEO, effective immediately.
The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO. She will take office this year and thereby replace CFO Peter Karlsson, who has been Interim President since 20 February this year.
Sandra Sundbäck has been appointed CEO of Paper Province. Sandra Sundbäck takes up her new position in August, when she takes over as cluster leader after Maria Hollander. Sandra Sundbäck currently works as Sustainability and Communications Manager at Volvo Construction Equipment in Arvika, Sweden.
Seaman Paper Company today announced that Ken Winterhalter has been named CEO and appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
International Finance Corporation
Voith Paper
Join us as we continue to shine the spotlight on our colleagues who will receive Division Awards during virtual ceremonies.
Specialty Papers US, the premier event in North America dedicated to the specialty papers industry, is returning to Milwaukee, WI, October 5-7, 2020. The 2020 edition focuses on Specialty Papers in the Modern Era: Uncovering Emerging Opportunities and New Applications. The Conference is organized by TAPPI and Smithers Pira.
Virtual conference slated for 22-23 July 2020 and in-person event is scheduled for 14-18 June 2021 in Helsinki, Finland. 
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