Over the Wire


Thursday, November 21, 2013 - members edition
Weekly Spotlight
IP Donates 7,000 Acre Lake Erling Property in Arkansas
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has donated its Lake Erling property in southwest Arkansas to the American Gamebird Research Education and Development (AGRED) Foundation, Shreveport, La.
Scotties Facial Tissues Curriculum Teaches Kids Importance of Trees
Scotties Facial Tissue, owned by Irving Tissue Inc., a Canadian-based, family-owned company that uses trees to make its product, has introduced a curriculum to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students across the U.S. about the importance of trees
Fabrica De Papel San Francisco Starts up World’s First Advantage NTT Tissue Line in Mexico
Fabrica de Papel San Francisco has successfully started up the world’s first Metso Advantage NTT tissue line at its mill in Mexicali, Mexico
Mechanical/Electrical Project Engineers, Paper Operations Manager, Process Engineers Needed
Below is the latest listing of job openings in the TAPPI Career Center.
Market Roundup
Global Tissue Market to Continue Growing Over Next Three Years
Analysts are forecasting the global tissue paper market to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the period 2012-2016
U.S. Box Demand Declines
In October, U.S. box shipments fell 2.4% y/y
Drop in U.S. Box Plant Containerboard Inventory Normal
The U.S. box plant containerboard inventory decline in October was in-line with historical averages
Pulp & Paper
Domtar to Expand Personal Care Business in Europe with Acquisition of Indas
Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Laboratorios Indas, SAU (Indas), a leading branded incontinence products manufacturer and marketer in Spain
HydroChem Acquires Inland Industrial Services
HydroChem, a provider of industrial cleaning solutions for the North American pulp and paper and other industries, will acquire Inland Industrial Services Group LLC, an industrial cleaning company with a 30-plus-year history that serves the Gulf Coast and Central U.S.
Ilim Group Begins Production of Russia's First Coated Free Sheet
Following an announcement last week that it was launching its first cut-size paper production in Russia, Ilim Group, St. Petersburg, Russia, this week reports that it has launched production of the country's first coated free sheet
NewPage to Idle No. 12 Paper Machine at Rumford
NewPage Holdings Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio, USA, reports that, based on current product demand, it has decided to indefinitely idle the No. 12 paper machine at its Rumford, Maine, mill by mid-February 2014
Shreyans Industries to Install Intelli-Jet Headbox as Part of P&W Paper Machine Rebuild
Shreyans Industries, a producer of printing and writing papers located in the Ahmedgarh, in the Sangrur district of India, has ordered from PMP Group, Poland, an Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox as part of an upgrade to the mill’s paper machine
Tamil Nadu Starts up New Andritz Deinking Line in India
Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL), Tamil Nadu, India, has started up its new Andritz (Graz, Austria) deinking system
UPM Chapelle PM 6 Improves Newsprint Production with New Ceramic Press Roll Cover
UPM Chapelle Darblay, France, last year decided to replace the existing ceramic cover on the center press roll of its PM 6 with a TerraSpeed ceramic cover from Voith, Germany, to increase machine speed by reducing the draw after the press roll
Wepa Cassino Tissue Mill Starts up New Yankee Hood, Air System
Wepa, Germany, has started up a new Milltech (owned by Toscotec, Italy) SMART-eMT yankee hood complete with air system and heat recovery at its Cassino tissue mill in Italy
Chesapeake Services, Multi Packaging Solutions to Merge
The merger of equals will create a leading global provider of print-based specialty packaging
Eco-Aware Moms Transforming Beverage Industry Packaging
Evergreen Packaging, Memphis, Tenn., USA, a producer of fiber-based packaging, this week released a new white paper that provides key insights for beverage manufacturers and retailers on a growing consumer segment whose eco-conscious values and lifestyle are transforming the beverage industry
Chesapeake Bristrol Moves to Ultra-Low Migration-Only Ink Food Labels
Chesapeake in Bristol, U.K., reports that it is the first self-adhesive label manufacturer in the U.K. to introduce an ultra-low migration (ULM) ink system as standard for all of its customers
Sonoco Pays Off $121 Million in Maturing Bonds
Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, this week announced that it paid approximately $121 million in principal and interest of its 6.5% bonds, which matured November 15
New Products
DeZurik Introduces KSV Severe Service Knife Gate Valve
DeZurik, Sartell, Minn., USA, this week announced the availability of its KSV Severe Service Knife Gate Valve that is specially designed to withstand high pressures and abrasive slurries
Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions Unveils Five New Construction Products
Newark is an integrated producer of 100% recycled paperboard and the production of paperboard products in the U.S. and Canada
Published Pricing
Ahlstrom Raises Price of Masking Tape Base Papers in Europe
Ahlstrom, Finland, has announced price increases on its masking tape materials produced by its Food and Medical business area
Ashland Water Technologies Names Fulgham VP, Marketing
He is based in Wilmington and reports to John Panichella, Ashland SVP and president of Ashland Water Technologies
Atlas Paper Mills Appoints Brown CEO
Atlas Paper Mills, Miami, Fla., USA, a producer of recycled fiber tissue products and a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital LLC, has appointed Jim Brown CEO, effective immediately
Open Letter from Larry
International Research Management at Its Best
On Nov. 4-7, 2013, 36 of our industry’s’ top research leaders, representing more than 30 institutions, companies, and associations from 10 countries, converged on the city of Montreal, Que., Canada, at Le Place D’Armes Hotel.
TAPPI Forms New Division to Serve Growing Tissue Market
For the past two years, TAPPI has covered news and technology advances through the print and online magazine Tissue360° and the Over the Wire Tissue e-newsletter. With this new division, TAPPI expands these efforts with peer-reviewed, non-commercial educational content and networking opportunities.
Centennial Newsletter Debuts
With only 14 months left before TAPPI enters its 100th year of service, the Centennial Committee has launched the debut issue of its Centennial Newsletter. Want to get involved right away? You can, simply by visiting the Centennial website and sharing stories of your individual contributions as well as the research breakthroughs of your fellow professionals.
Dryer Safety Valves – Help Needed
If you have safety valve expertise on conventional steam heated dryers, including yankees, please contact Scott Springmier at sspringmier@tappi.org.
2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive
Highlights of conference content, contained on this flash drive, include sessions in the area of Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling, and Sustainability.
New Member Rings Bell: Carlos Uraga
Carlos is planning to get involved with the Tissue Education Committee and Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee.
Microbial Control: Free Webinar from TAPPI
This TAPPI webinar, hosted by Linda Robertson of International Microbial Associates, will discuss freshwater treatment and the impact water system closure has on paper and board.
Introduction to Pulp & Paper Course Opens for Registration
The Introduction to Pulp & Paper Technology Course, returning January 2014, has delivered a comprehensive overview of the entire pulping and papermaking process for 40 years.
In the Spotlight: Ted Wegner, Ph.D - Don’t Guard the Past, Inspire the Future
TAPPI member reinvents himself using TAPPI resources.
Kraft Recovery Course Returns January 2014
This intermediate-level course combines the skills and knowledge from 14 internationally recognized kraft experts who will help you improve efficiency, minimize operating costs, and reduce environmental impact. Save more than $900 if you register by December 7.
TAPPI NET Presents Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Webinar
The TAPPI NET division has announced the Introduction to Nonwovens Processes webinar, to be held December 12 at 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar, the first in a series on nonwovens processes, will be presented by two of the NET division's highly accomplished volunteers - Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Hollingsworth & Vose.
TAPPI Press: 'How Boxes Are Made - More Than A Box' Video Coming Fall 2013
TAPPI PRESS in conjunction with Green Bay Packaging, is pleased to announce a new and improved training application on How Boxes Are Made.