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Thursday, July 9, 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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In order to meet COVID-related demand, Smurfit Kappa has extended its Bag-in-Box range to include a hand sanitizer solution.
 
COVID-19 Impact
As people get ready to reopen many businesses, SAGE (the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies that provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies) has reviewed the evidence on the spread of COVID-19 and the efficiency of mitigation measures.  
 
IT Tech Packaging, a manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced that it recognized revenue of RMB6.73 million through June 30, 2020 from the sale of 6.28 million pieces non-medical single-use face masks since launching the production line at the end of April 2020.
 
Weekly Spotlight
A new survey by paper-based packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has revealed sustainability is transforming the innovation agenda as businesses rethink their products and packaging solutions in an effort to tackle environmental waste.
 
Valmet will supply a new-generation machine vision system to ITC in India. The new Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (WIS) will be installed on ITC’s packaging board machine - BM7, replacing the existing WIS system. The new Valmet IQ WIS will enable the mill to inspect and improve paper quality in greater detail.
 
The Empire Recycled Fiber mill is in development in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, on the site of a decommissioned steel mill complex.  The mill is anticipated to bring in 505,000 tons per year of recovered fiber from nearby regions, said Bill Moore of Moore & Associates according to Resource Recycling.
 
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
Australia's combined annual exports of hardwood and softwood woodchips for the twelve-months-ended April 2020 were recorded at 5.728 million bone dried metric tons (bdmt). Monthly export volumes began dropping around the middle of 2019 and have not been above the 500,000 bdmt mark since October 2019.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Having announced a new facility investment will start date activity at last October, Lila Group is adding a new one to its investments due to its increasing export volume and the growth potential of the domestic market. Now, with an investment that has an investment value of 450 million TL, Lila Group opens a new production facility on an area of 30,000 square meters in the same campus with the existing production facility in Çorlu and increases its production area to 170,000 square meters.
 
Valmet has received an order to supply wash press technology to Phoenix Pulp & Paper Public Company Limited’s (PPPC) hardwood bleached pulp plant at the Nam Pong mill, located in Khon Kaen province in Thailand.
 
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the recent milestone sale of a full tissue solution to Select Products Holdings LLC.
 
German containerboard manufacturer Aviretta selected Toscotec to rebuild the post dryer section of its PM4 at Ettringen mill, Bavaria. PM4 produces test liner and fluting from 60 to 130 g/m².
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
As part of its forward-thinking innovation strategy, Coveris has opened the doors of its new Pack Innovation Center in Halle, Germany. Supporting our customers to "innovate," "educate," and "validate" the flexible packaging of the future, Coveris' Pack Innovation Centre is positioned as a European hub for technical product development, sustainable innovation, and education.
 
Menasha Packaging Company, the industry's largest retail-focused packaging and merchandising supply chain solutions provider, was awarded one gold, four silver, seven bronze, and two budget OMA Awards on June 22-25 from Shop!, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experience.
 
New Products
In collaboration with the research and service institute Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) Heidenau in Germany, Voith is introducing a new measuring method to detect the unwanted tacky contaminants known as stickies. The measuring method, which uses a near-infrared (NIR) camera, allows the reliable detection of contaminants along the papermaking process and offers higher measuring accuracy and a wider range of applications compared to conventional methods. The associated technical rule was recently published as DIN SPEC 6745.
 
Users can browse hundreds of packaging designs, and to virtually personalize products.
 
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Sustainability
Two Sides reports that as U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their packaging choices, a majority believe paper-based packaging is better for the environment, according to the results of Two Sides North America’s 2020 U.S. Packaging Preferences Survey. 
 
Many things were put on hold when the Corona pandemic struck the world, but not inventiveness. This became clear in the global innovation competition “What wood you do?”, where a jury has now selected six finalists that will compete for €25,000 to realize their idea about how to use the forest in the green recovery.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
People
Pratt Industries has confirmed that its Global Executive Chairman, Anthony Pratt, has been named Fastmarkets RISI 2020 North American CEO of the Year. He’s the first private company executive to win the honor since 2013 and will be presented with this award in October.
 
TAPPI News
Submit your posters to be considered for the Student Poster Presentation in the TAPPI Nano 2020 Virtual Conference. Poster Submissions must be entered by July 17th 2020 at 23:59 EST.
 
Registration just opened for TAPPI’s Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course in Virtual format, offering online modules, live group discussions and more.
 
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Consumers have been paying attention to the broad sustainability issues facing our society today and many expect companies to take the lead on identifying solutions. They are hopeful that businesses will drive social and environmental change, even in the absence of government regulation.
 
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