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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Member In This Issue
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COVID-19 Impact
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
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Bay Cities, North America’s most innovative packaging and design company, today announces that over 1.5 million face masks will be kitted and packed out for Rags of Honor. Over 1 million of the Masks of Honor are available now in over 1,800 Walmart stores.
 
COVID-19 Impact
Company Box reports the opportunity to partner with the AICC and Hewlet Packard for a live webinar titled: E-Commerce & Corrugated Packaging Post Covid-19. Our founder and CEO, Louie DeJesus joined a knowledgeable panel of packaging experts.
 
Weekly Spotlight
Requirements regarding the protection and hygiene of the stored food. To support manufacturers in meeting all regulations and providing the necessary information for food contact compliance to the food producer, the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG), a collaboration between EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft, have launched an update of their food contact guideline.
 
The project engineering for Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill project in Kemi, Finland will start at the beginning of August 2020. This means the detailed engineering of the mill’s technology, civil construction, MEI installations and commissioning, as well as preparation for the project’s construction phase.
 
Paper and packaging products, so essential to daily life, are preferred by consumers and brands alike, according to research shown in a series of downloadable infographics offered by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB). Research data shows 64% of surveyed consumers agree that they think more highly of companies that package their products in paper-based packaging, and 79% agree that even as technology becomes more advanced, paper continues to play an important role in daily life.
 
Valmet will supply Valmet Recovery Boiler Optimizer advanced process control (APC) solution to Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd in China. The solution will be installed on the company’s pulp line (dubbed PL12) recovery boiler, helping the customer to reduce operating costs, eliminate process variations, optimize control, and improve production efficiency.
 
Extended Life for Calender Roll Bearings: The TL-Series.
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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
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its May 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
 
Valmet has agreed to acquire 22,374,869 shares in the future Neles Corporation from Solidium Oy, representing 14.88% of all Neles’ shares and votes. The transaction between Valmet and Solidium is expected to take place on July 1, 2020.
 
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Pulp & Paper
International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sun Paper to supply pulp dewatering and white liquor plant technologies and key process equipment for their new pulp mill in Beihai, China.
 
Japan Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. announces the adoption of a resolution at a Board of Directors meeting held formally approving the additional acquisition of the remaining outstanding issued shares in Radms Paper Ltd. (RADMS), making it a wholy-owned subsidiary of the company.
 
ABB’s next generation L&W Autoline will boost efficiency by rapidly reducing off-spec production at the state-of-the-art Sandersdorf-Brehna mill in Germany
 
As part of sustainable logistics concepts and to increase security of supply with the most important raw material, cellulose, Koehler is increasingly relying on the rails.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its May 2020 Containerboard Monthly report.
 
Norske Skog will take a major step in its continued transformation towards a growing and high margin business by converting two newsprint paper machines into renewable containerboard production.
 
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.
 
Ahlstrom-Munksjö takes further steps into the energy storage market and pre-launches Ahlstrom-Munksjö Forticell®, its new platform of fiber-based solutions for energy storage applications.
 
Cascades, a leader in eco-friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables.
 
JVIC
Sustainability
Fortum and Metsä Group join forces with Business Finland to create a world-class R&D program with pulp fibre from renewable and sustainable sources as its node. The 4-year joint R&D program, called ExpandFibre, aims to develop ground-breaking technologies and smart business concepts that are required to convert straw and wood pulp fibre into novel bioproducts, such as textile fibres. The R&D program has been granted EUR 20 million from Business Finland.
 
Ronpak has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print, paper and paper-based packaging.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
Following consultations with member companies, the Designation Committee of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Union) has opted for an arrangement in which two business leaders will take turns as Chairman during the four-year period 2020-2024.
 
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