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Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Member In This Issue
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COVID-19 Impact
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
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COVID-19 Impact
Paper Excellence Canada announced the curtailment of operations at its pulp mill in Mackenzie, British Columbia targeting the final week of June 2020.
 
Verso Corporation 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
SGS-IPS Testing of Appleton, Wisconsin, has announced the expansion of its packaging testing lab and services. The company now offers the full suite of International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) packaging tests including ISTA 6-Amazon.com test methods.
 
Optima has invested 3.5 million euros in renovations at its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, thereby reinforcing its commitment to operations at this location. A new 1,600 square meter assembly area has been created along with the corresponding infrastructure. This means that machines can now be assembled even more efficiently. Employees benefit from an ultra-modern infrastructure and optimized air-conditioning.
 
Sonoco recently announced its Tube & Core North America division will implement a tube and core scrap return subscription service, effective July 1, 2020.
 
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
The global paper products market is expected to decline from $896.6 billion in 2019 to $868.8 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -3.1%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it.
 
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its May 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
The Times Standard reports that officials will make progress in cleaning up toxic waste at the site of the former pulp mill on the Samoa Peninsula with a new $300,000 investment from the Environmental Protection Agency.
 
Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label andflexible packaging papers, produces vegan paper.
 
Tasowheel received a major order from Iggesunds Bruk for refurbishing a twoheadbox slice control system. Tasowheel Systems will supply slice control automation technology to machine KM1, headboxes 2 and 3 at Iggesunds Bruk in Sweden.
 
Honeywell l Process Solutions
Containerboard/Packaging
The conversion of Stora Enso's Oulu paper mill into a containerboard mill has received an environmental permit from the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland. Out of a total of EUR 350 million invested in the conversion of the mill, approximately EUR 40 million will be used for environmental improvements of the mill.
 
As market demand for fluorochemical-free, oil and grease resistant (OGR) food packaging substrates increases, Twin Rivers Paper Company has advanced the category with the reformulation of its EcoBarrier product line. This high-barrier, next-generation paper delivers performance and choice to converters and brand owners for demanding fast food, quick-serve, and fast-casual food applications.
 
New Products
Mica Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water-based primers and coatings for the global flexible converting industry, is excited to introduce its first compostable adhesion promoter, MICA MC-634.
 
Fantastapack, an online web-to-print custom packaging manufacturer, has released a new collection of corrugated box styles for wine.
 
SurfMAX is an innovative development, combining novel inline instrumentation, surface metering technology, supported by application expertise. Stable starch properties together with an optimized size press operation reduce strength variation leading to significant starch and energy savings.
 
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Sustainability
Last June’s cover of National Geographic magazine is getting a lot of attention. With a gripping image and a chilling question, “Planet or Plastic?” The tip of the iceberg is a plastic bag that represents the 18 billion pounds of plastic that ends up in the ocean each year. The issue was mailed in a new paper shipper instead of the usual plastic wrap. Inside, the cover story says more than 40 percent of plastic is used once and the largest market for plastics today is packaging materials.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
Juha Tilli has been appointed CEO of Pankaboard Oyj as of September 1, 2020. Current CEO Lauri Junnila will continue as Chairman of the Board.
 
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) a premier supplier of quality tissue and bleached paperboard products,today announced a key divisional executive appointment. Joanne P. Shufelt is named senior vice president and general manager of the consumer products division, effective immediately. Ms. Shufelt succeeds Arsen Kitch, who was named president and chief executive officer of the company in April 2020.
 
International Finance Corporation
Voith Paper
TAPPI News
Register today and join presenter, Jason M. Hinely, P.E., for The Benefits of a Risk-based Pressure Vessel and Storage Tank Inspection Program webinar on Tuesday, June 23rd at 2:00 PM EST.
 
TAPPI is pleased to announce the recipients of its Board-level honors for 2020 will be celebrated during virtual awards ceremonies later this month.
 
Women’s Virtual Summit on June 30 to feature presentation of the annual “Woman of the Year” Award.
 
Join Dr. Mary Lou Frank of International Women’s Think Tank at the Virtual Women’s Summit on June 30th, as she discusses how women can empower themselves to rise above and make a difference during these unprecedented times. Register now or learn more here.
 
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Get ready for history in the making with the 2021 Box Manufacturing Olympics
 
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