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Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Member In This Issue
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It’s more than just a box. That’s why International Paper is donating 2 million for hunger relief.
 
Weekly Spotlight
Mondi Syktyvkar has successfully completed a major step in the modernization of its state of the art power plant, with a capital investment of around €135 million. The investment in the power plant, including a new bark boiler, new steam turbine and upgrade of power distribution network, further improves the environmental performance of the mill.
 
Paper manufacturer Heinzel Group demonstrated its future focus and adaptability last year by rebuilding its PM 10 from recovered magazine paper to corrugated medium. The company is now entering the age of digitalization with a large-scale project. The partner for the project, which is expected to transform the Laakirchen plant into a model digital site, is the Voith Group, which has been actively driving digital transformation in the paper industry for years.
 
Mondi Paper Bags, part of Mondi Group, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs, two major cement producers in Egypt. The acquired production lines will increase Mondi’s capacity by approximately 60-80 million bags annually and strengthen Mondi's position in the Middle Eastern bag market, particularly in supporting suppliers to the construction industry.
 
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Market Roundup
Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported second quarter 2020 results.
 
Unabated purchasing of North American construction framing softwood lumber moved prices higher last week, as customers turned to the eastern market. Buyer dismay at record-high Western S-P-F prices brought significant demand for Eastern S-P-F, with those prices responding upward accordingly.
 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill JSC (Arkhangelsk PPM) announced that its subsidiary, Arkhbum-Pack, and the Government of the Kaluga Region (western Russia) on July 22 signed an Agreement of Intent for the construction of a plant for the production of consumer packaging such as paper bags.
 
The positive decision by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland (AVI) opens for the planned 600 000 t/a capacity mill in northeastern Finland.
 
Ilim Group announced the start-up of a new wood processing plant at its Bratsk pulp and paper mill in Russia. The new woodroom includes three lines with an aggregate capacity of 5 million cubic meters of chips per year.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
Larsen Packaging Products, a 30+ year distributor of packaging & shipping supplies, have decided to start manufacturing corrugating corrugated boxes in house.
 
Cascades Inc. announced that it will close its Etobicoke, Ontario (Canada) containerboard packaging facility as part of the strategic repositioning of its Containerboard platform in Ontario and the corporation's continuing global optimization initiatives.
 
New Products
Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, today unveiled the Fife DSE-45 Digital Wideband Sensor. Ideal for applications with variable web widths, the DSE-45 is able to sense multiple webs and web width changes without requiring manual or automated repositioning, increasing uptime, line speed and profits.
 
A new scarfing line designed by Austrian-Slovenian Company Ledinek Engineering has become operational at Sokol Wood Plant of Segezha Group (part of PJSC Sistema) in the Vologda region, Russia.
 
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Sustainability
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability efforts, including members’ progress toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals.
 
After 70 years, Fedrigoni Group leaves its historic office building in Viale Piave to move to a bigger, modern, four-story building that can accommodate 150 employees and all company departments, except production.
 
International Paper (NYSE: IP) has released its 2019 Global Citizenship Report. The company, one of the leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, shares the progress it made in 2019 against its 2020 goals and outlines its approach to sustainability across its value chain.
 
Kuraray America, Inc.
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