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Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Member In This Issue
COVID-19 Impact
Weekly Spotlight
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
New Products
COVID-19 Impact
Canada's forests provide a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits for our country, including as an important source of employment for communities from coast to coast. A thriving forest sector is key to Canada's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will create benefits for future generations.
Weekly Spotlight
WBRZ reports that the state of Louisiana has announced that Hood Container of Louisiana LLC will invest more than $50 million into its paper mill in West Feliciana Parish.
Sappi North America is laying off dozens of employees at its Westbrook mill, the company announced. Sappi said it is permanently shutting down Paper Machine 9 and the majority of the energy complex at its mill.
For the planned expansion of the wood chips transport between the storage area and the digester house at their cellulose processing plant, LENZING AG, a leading company in the field of the production of fibers made from the raw material wood, contracted a second RopeCon® conveying system.
Effective July 14, 2020, Solenis LLC (“Solenis”) completed the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of Poliquímicos, S.A. de C.V. (“Poliquímicos”).
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
At this time of year, it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be stocked-up on inventory needs for ongoing building projects, and sawmills would be slowing down as normal seasonal closures and curtailments come into effect. However, this year — having largely stopped production during spring as industry responded to Covid19 infections — softwood lumber producers across North America are still operating at relatively high capacity levels.
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
AkzoNobel and Alucha are collaborating on technology that turns paper sludge into resources for making paint. Alucha won the partnership in AlzoNobel's 2019 "Paint the Future" global startup challenge.
Valmet will supply pulp production upgrade technology to PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT TEL) in Indonesia. The delivery includes an upgrade of continuous cooking system, with a design capacity of 1,800 air dried metric tons per day, and two sets of new automatic baling equipment. With the new investments, PT TEL targets to increase its pulp production capability and improve its pulp quality.
ANDRITZ has received an order from Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. to supply a stock preparation system to feed its four tissue machines at the mill in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China.
Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, has commissioned a crude tall oil plant (CTO-plant) at its Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill. The new equipment allows processing of all sulphate soap generated as a by-product of the pulp production process in the mill. As a result of this investment, the mill will be able to produce up to around 40,000 metric tons of crude tall oil annually. 
Honeywell l Process Solutions
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released new industry guidance that aims to clear up consumer confusion regarding the recyclability of pizza boxes. The guidance resulted from a study conducted by WestRock — an AF&PA member company — that found the presence of grease and cheese at levels typically found on pizza boxes does not impact manufacturing in a negative way.
eCorrugated Ltd, established in 2011 has grown significantly to become a leading independent manufacturer of high-volume corrugated packaging. Operating state-of-the-art conversion lines, supplying clients across the UK and Ireland.
New Products
Gomà-Camps’s commitment to sustainable materials and optimal use of resources continues with the launch of the first recycled tissue paper with compostable packaging. The company is strengthening its position in the global market – in particular, in retail – with the launch of my tissue ecologic+.
Boasting more than 68 years of experience in the design, manufacture, distribution and support of adhesive dispensing systems for the tissue, pulp, and paper industries, Valco Melton has first-hand knowledge of the most common concerns of core-winders when investing in their glue supply system.
Sofidel has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
To coincide with World Environment Day and South Africa’s Environment Month, on 04 June 2020, Sappi Limited committed to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Kuraray America, Inc.
Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced that Bilal Mehmood has been named president. Mr. Mehmood is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Kadant Inc. and will join Kadant Solutions Division in his new capacity on July 1, 2020.
In response to acceleration in the global growth of its Printing & Packaging business segment, Michelman has added two new associates to help guide its continued success in the digital printing, flexible packaging, paper converting, and corrugated markets.
Register before Aug 31 to save on TAPPI’s Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course in Virtual format!
Convention includes sessions and presentations on nanotechnology.
Register today for TAPPI’s Energy Savings & Runtime Extension Strategies for Recovery Boilers. Held on Tuesday, July 28th at 02:00 PM EST.
Register today for TAPPI’s PTOC Committee’s free webinar, Papermaking with Nonwood Fibers. Held on Wednesday, July 22nd at 12:30 PM EST.
TAPPI is seeking nominations for its association-level awards. Nominate your colleagues by August 1. 
The TAPPI Nano Division has announced the schedule for their first TAPPI Nano 2020 Virtual Conference, occurring July 22-23 from 11:30AM – 3:00PM EST. Check out what will be covered in the 16 presentations.
Order TAPPI Company Classroom before Dec. 15 for savings on expert training – delivered onsite or online.
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