Weekly Spotlight
Paper Check-off Final Rule Published

Over the Wire


Thursday, January 30, 2014 - members edition
The final Paper Check-off rule was published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this past week, formally establishing the program and stating that the assessment of $0.35 per short ton on printing and writing, containerboard, paperboard, and kraft paper will begin on March 1
Rayonier to Separate into Two Public Companies
Rayonier Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., USA, this week reported that it will separate its Performance Fibers business from its Forest Resources and Real Estate businesses
Agenda 2020 Webinar Reviews Technologies for Process Water Reuse
The Agenda 2020 (Washington, D.C., USA) Reuse of Process Effluents team hosted a webinar this past Tuesday, January 28, on technologies to enable reductions in fresh water consumption in pulping and papermaking
More Than 20 Leading U.S. Companies Remove Anti-Paper Green Claims
Two Sides U.S. Inc., Chicago, Ill., USA, this past week announced that more than 20 leading U.S. companies have removed their "anti-paper" green claims being used to promote electronic billing and other e-services as a more environmentally-friendly solution than paper
CPO Applauds Congressional Efforts to Restore Paper Social Security Statements
Consumers for Paper Options (CPO), Washington, D.C., USA, a coalition of individuals and organizations advocating for access to paper-based services and information, this week applauded congressional action to restore the paper delivery of annual Social Security Statements
Dahlström Awarded 2014 Alf de Ruvo Scholarship
The 2014 Alf de Ruvo scholarship, worth SEK 500,000, has been awarded to Dr. Christina Dahlström for her fundamental study of coating uniformity in coated paper
PulPaper 2014 Set for Helsinki, June 3-5
PulPaper 2014, the 8th international exhibition for suppliers to the pulp, paper, board, and converting industries, will be held in the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland, on June 3-5, 2014
Tissue360° Forum in Music City
Tissue makers should mark their calendar for Tissue360° Forum http://www.papercon.org/tissue.asp, TAPPI’s second annual program scheduled for April 28-30 in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA.
Tissue 101 – Process and Properties Course
This introductory course, covering the basic manufacturing methods and chemistry, is being offered April 30-May 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., USA.
Tissue 201 - Tissue Operations & Runnability Course
Formerly known as TAPPI’s Tissue Runnabiility Course, this new offering is being redesigned and will be offered in August 2014.
Market Roundup
Global Log, Lumber Trade to Reach Highest Levels Since 2008 Financial Crisis
Global trade of both logs and softwood lumber was higher in 2013 than it was in 2012, with both products reaching their highest levels traded since before the global financial crises in 2008
U. S. Producers Increase Containerboard Output
December 2013 containerboard production in the U.S. increased 4% over November 2013 and was 2.7% lower than the same month last year
Pulp & Paper
AIRTHERM Awarded Wet Scrubber Dust Collection Project at USG Mill
AIRTHERM Corp., Longview, Wash., and Southport, N.C., USA, reports that it has been awarded a wet scrubber dust collection project at a United States Gypsum Co. (USG), Chicago, Ill., facility
BASF Restructuring Paper Chemicals Business
BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, is implementing a series of measures in its paper chemicals business to further strengthen the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment
Burrows Paper Announces Conversion, Expansion Plans
Burrows Paper Corp., Little Falls, N.Y., USA, has announced another step in its "Innovate and Invest" global strategy
DS Smith Uses CereGuide B at Aschaffenburg Mill
U.K.-based DS Smith has equipped most of the wire, breast, and drive rolls in the forming section of PM 1 at its Aschaffenburg, Germany, mill with the CeraGuide B full plasma ceramic coating from Voith (Germany)
Fibria Provides More Details on Expansion of Três Lagoas Mill
Fibria, Brazil, reports that plans for a new fiberline at its Três Lagoas mill in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, will be submitted to the company’s board of directors for approval before the end of June
Great Northern Paper to Shut Down for up to 16 Weeks
Great Northern Paper (GNP), East Millinocket, Maine, USA, has temporarily halted manufacturing due to the current high costs of production combined with lower market prices for its products
Sappi's Kirkniemi to Install New Multi-Fuel Boiler
Sappi Ltd's Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland, has ordered a complete multi-fuel boiler from Valmet Corp., Finland
Stora Enso Plans to Shut Down Coated Paper Machine at Veitsiluoto Mill
Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, this week reported that it is starting co-determination negotiations with employees at its Veitsiluoto Mill in Finland regarding a plan to permanently shut down No. 1 paper machine by the end of the first quarter due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe
YFY, PMP Group Reach New Capacity Level with Tissue Machines in China
Yuen Foong Yu Corp. (YFY), China, and PMP Group, Poland, have been working together for the past six years in the tissue business
xpedx, Unisource Worldwide to Merge
Distribution solutions businesses Unisource Worldwide Inc., Norcross, Ga., USA, and xpedx, Loveland, Ohio, will merge under an agreement that creates a new publicly traded company
Mondi Świecie to Install New High Energy Recovery Boiler
Mondi Świecie, Poland, has ordered from Andritz, Austria, a new High Energy Recovery Boiler (HERB) to replace the existing recovery boiler (supplied by Andritz in the 1980s) at the Świecie mill
Ninety Five Percent of Canadians Can Now Recycle Paperboard Boxes, Cartons
Canadians can no longer say they’d love to recycle their old paperboard boxes but can’t do it where they live
MWV Rigesa Implements HyPerform in Brazil
MWV Rigesa, Brazil, reports that it has launched HyPerform, a new generation of lighter and stronger materials for corrugated packaging
New Products
Sensonics Unit Provides Cost-Effective Protection for Smaller Machinery
Protecting smaller, yet critical items of a rotating plant is becoming increasingly important as the focus for industry is to continually improve efficiencies, reduce energy consumption, and eliminate downtime
Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy CRT of Pre-Qualified Shippers
Sonoco ThermoSafe®, Mallow, Ireland, a unit of Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, and a global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched controlled room temperature (CRT) versions of its Envoy® Series of pre-qualified shippers
Finch Paper Announces Oelkers as Business Development Manager
Finch Paper LLC, Glens Falls, N.Y., USA, a producer of uncoated papers, this week announced the addition of Richard Oelkers as business development manager
Pine Chemicals Association (PCA) Offers New Short Course on Byproduct Recovery
This March 10-12 course is designed for operators, engineers, supervisors, and pulp mill managers engaged in pulp mill recovery operations.
Arne Asplund Award Foundation (AAAF) Seeks Nominations for the Arne Asplund Award
Candidates should have made an outstanding contribution to the research into and/or the industrial development of high yield pulping, i.e. mechanical or chemi-mechanical pulping, utilizing mechanical defibration techniques and/or new applications using high yield pulps.
IBBC 2014 Announces Call for Presentations
Be a part of the future as IBBC explores the technology and economics of commercializing biorefineries.
PaperCon 2014 Program Announced
Keeping you "In Tune for Sustainability, Agility, and Profitability," the PaperCon program should not be missed.
Call for Papers: 2014 PEERS Conference
Advance your career by presenting at the 2014 TAPPI PEERS Conference in Tacoma, Wash., USA. Deadline for abstracts is March 3, 2014.
Earn Confidence and Clarity in Job Safety with February COSS Course
The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course is coming February 17-21 to the TAPPI Training Facility in Metro Atlanta, Ga., USA.
International Pulp Bleaching Conference Issues Call for Papers
A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of March 31, 2014.
TAPPI Press: The Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process
This comprehensive textbook describes the entire process of manufacturing corrugated containers. TAPPI members save more than $145 on this purchase.
In the Spotlight: Brian Brogdon - First Paper Published Becomes First Career Step
Member benefits from TAPPI Networking, Library.
TAPPI Press: Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (The Smook Book) Third Edition
This best-selling text provides an introduction to the entire technology of pulp and paper manufacture and features 27 chapters covering all aspects of pulping and papermaking.