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RockTenn to Acquire Simpson Tacoma Paper Mill

Over the Wire


Thursday, March 06, 2014 - members edition
RockTenn, Norcross, Ga., USA, will acquire the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill located in Tacoma, Wash., from Simpson Lumber Co. for approximately $343 million
IP No. 1 Again in Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Forest and Paper
International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has again been named the No. 1 company in the Forest and Paper Products sector in Fortune magazine's annual ranking of "The World's Most Admired Companies 2014."
UPM Investing EUR 160 Million to Increase Capacity at Kymi Pulp Mill
The investment is designed to strengthen UPM’s position in the growing end use segments of the global pulp market
Cascades Announces 50th Anniversary Activities Schedule
Brothers Bernard, Laurent, and Alain Lemaire, founders of Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Qué., Canada, and Mario Plourde, current president and CEO, have outlined the company's 50th anniversary festivities
Two Special Converting Sessions at the Heart of Tissue360° Forum in Music City
The "heart" of this year’s Tissue360° Forum at PaperCon, set for April 28-30 in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA, contains two special tissue converting sessions
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
TAPPI 2014 Business Meeting Set for March 11
"Any interested TAPPI member may join us for a brief report on association business," notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO
Market Roundup
U.S. P&W Paper Shipments Decline
Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 8% in January compared with January 2013
China Imports Record $9 Billion in Logs, Lumber in 2013
Importation of logs and lumber to China reached a new record in 2013, with lumber imports being up 19% and log imports increasing 23% from 2012
U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Edge up in January
Kraft paper shipments by U.S. producers in January totaled 128,200 tons, 2.2% higher than the prior month
Naylor, LLC
Pulp & Paper
Canfor to Sell Quebec Sawmill
Canfor Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has agreed to sell its Daaquam sawmill in Saint-Just-de-Bretenières, Que., Canada, to Groupe Lebel Inc.
Cascades Receives Walmart Vendor Sustainability Award
Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, has received a Walmart Canada's Vendor Sustainability Award that recognizes a company's sustainability program and efforts in helping Walmart achieve its sustainability goals
Fortress Specialty Cellulose Restarts Operation
Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, reports that its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Québec, has restarted operations after taking market downtime of 10 weeks
Gould Paper Announces Ocean Paper as New Division
Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, reports that a new division, Ocean Paper, commenced operations on Monday, March 3
Holmen, Swedish EPA Complete Major Land Deal
Holmen Skog, Stockholm, Sweden, has agreed in principle to sell just more than 10 000 hectares of forest with a wealth of natural assets to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to create a nature reserve
Kemira to Acquire BASF AKD Emulsion Business
Kemira, Finland, will acquire BASF's (Germany) global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business
Resolute Confirms Agreement with Quebec Government
Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, reports that it has confirmed a framework agreement with the Quebec government
Voith DuoShake Improves Formation on PM 6 at Stora Enso Oulu Mill
Stora Enso’s Oulu mill, Northern Finland, reports that the Ambertec value of paper produced on its PM 6, with a basis weight of 250 gsm at a production speed of 710 m/min, has improved significantly since the installation of a Voith (Germany) DuoShake unit on the machine last year
Naylor, LLC
U.S. Containerboard Output Climbs in January
Containerboard production in the U.S. increased 3.8% over December 2013 and was essentially flat compared with the same month last year
U.S. Boxboard Production Rises Slightly
Total U.S. boxboard production increased 1.3% compared with January 2013 and increased 1.0% from last month
IFC to Invest EUR 43 Million in Stora Enso's Board Mill in Guangxi, China
Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, is strengthening its partnership with International Finance Corp. (IFC) as part of developing its state-of-the-art plantation and board and pulp mill project in Guangxi, China
KapStone Starts up New PMT Press Section at North Charleston Linerboard Mill
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., in North Charleston, S.C., USA, has successfully started up a PMT Italia (Italy) ÆGO™FLX SHOE press
Tetra Evero Aseptic Wins iF Award
Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, has won a 2014 International Forum Packaging Design Award (the iF award) for Tetra Evero® Aseptic, the world's first aseptic carton bottle for ambient white milk
UPM Begins Construction of Third Production Unit at Changshu Mill in China
With the investment, the company is strengthening its global position in labeling materials
New Products
MWV Introduces Evertain Barrier Packaging
MeadWestvaco Corp., Richmond, Va., USA, has launched Evertain®, a hermetically sealable, airtight paperboard package for foods that require protection from oxygen and moisture
Roadshow Provides Hands-on Demonstrations for U.S., Canadian Mills, Converting Plants
Force Control Industries Inc., Fairfield, Ohio, USA, manufacturer of Oil Shear Clutches and Brakes, will bring its traveling Roadshow to the western part of the U.S. and Canada from April through August of this year
Published Pricing
Södra Increases Price for Softwood Pulp in Europe
Södra, Växjö, Sweden, has increased the price of its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) market pulp in Europe to $940 per metric ton, effective March 1
Glatfelter Announces Executive Management Promotions
Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, has announced executive promotions for four of its corporate managers. The appointments became effective March 1
Weill Changes Responsibilities at Gould Paper
Harry E. Gould Jr., chairman and president of Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, announced this week that Bob Weill, previously EVP in charge of international operations for Gould Paper, will relinquish his management responsibilities but will continue to have account responsibility for significant sales volume
K-C Announces Executive Changes
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this week announced executive changes that further enhance its focus on executing a global business plan and driving global expansion
Sappi Appoints Nablo to Strengthen Growth in N.A. Specialty Business
Sappi Fine Paper Europe, Brussels, Belgium, has appointed Wayne Nablo as sales manager, Specialty Products, North America, to strengthen the company's specialties sales network
Free Webinar: Introduction to Tissue Creping and Creping Chemicals
This March 24 webinar will provide an overview of the creping process and the chemicals used to enhance its effectiveness. A question and answer session will be included.
Deadline Extended for PEERS Call for Papers
Advance your career by presenting at the 2014 PEERS Conference. The final deadline to submit abstracts is March 10.
TAPPI Annual Business Meeting/Teleconference Announcement
TAPPI will hold an annual business meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, March 11. Any interested TAPPI member may join.
Tissue Properties and Test Methods Workshop
PaperCon announces three-part workshop as part of Tissue360° Forum in April
In the Spotlight: Hiroki Nanko, P.h.D.
If at First You Succeed: Member records several career "firsts."
TAPPI Standards, TIPS, and Useful Methods Online
You’ll save $186 alone by purchasing a subscription to Standards, TIPS, and Useful Methods Online along with a TAPPI membership. This offer applies each year you renew your membership.
Pacific TAPPI/Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation Joint Meeting Announced
Pacific TAPPI and University of Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation will have a joint meeting at the university campus on March 13.
Shipping, Receiving and Warehousing Workshop in April
Time Inc. SVP to Keynote; Event relocated to New Orleans; Program Announced.
TAPPI Press: Pulp & Paper "Mills of the World"
Locate pulp and paper mills all over the world using this map containing all the information you need to plan your next trip.
Registration Opens for Paper Machine Operations Course
TAPPI "gears-up" for this May 13-15 course, back by popular demand.
PPSA Opens Registration for Upcoming Safety Conference
This two and half day conference on June 22-25 will feature topics on individual commitment and the importance of developing a caring culture, new control methods celebrating safety innovations, and the consequence of life changing injuries and the importance of a focus on a critical few risk areas.
New Speakers, Sessions Added to PaperCon Program
No other event offers more learning, more networking and more technical programming than PaperCon, April 27-30, in Nashville, Tenn., USA.
International Pulp Bleaching Conference Issues Call for Papers
A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of March 31.