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J.D. Irving to Invest $450 million for Modernization of Irving Pulp & Paper

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - members edition
J.D. Irving Ltd., Saint John, N.B, Canada, reports that it will invest $450 million in a two-phased modernization program of its Irving Pulp & Paper "west side pulp mill" in Saint John
Woodland Pulp to Install Two New Tissue Machines
Woodland Pulp, Baileyville, Maine., USA, will expand its pulp mill in Baileyville into tissue production with the addition of two tissue machines, adding 80 new jobs to the operation
Tissue Leader Sam Archer Passes Away
Sam L Archer, a TAPPI member and a very well-known professional in the tissue industry, including leadership in TAPPI’s Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee, passed away this week following a battle with cancer
IPST Executive Conference Looks Beyond the Boundaries
The Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga., USA, held its annual executive conference at the Paper Tricentennial Building this week
Maintenance Icon Idhammar to Give OpEx Keynote in Nashville
The 2014 OpEx Reliability Workshop at PaperCon is set for April 29 in Nashville, Tenn., USA
Two Special Converting Sessions at the Heart of Tissue360° Forum in Music City
The "heart" of this year’s Tissue360° Forum http://www.papercon.org/tissue.asp 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
Yankee Dryer Safety And Reliability Committee Spring Meeting Set for April 30 - May 1
The spring meeting of the YDS&RC will be held April 30–May 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn., USA, immediately following the TAPPITissue360° Forum
Market Roundup
Global Fiber Prices Rise as Pulp Prices, Mill Operating Rates Increase
Sawlog prices trended upward throughout the world in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose to $88.78/cubic meter
China’s Paper Industry Slumps after 11-Year Growth Surge to 100 Million Metric TPY
The paper industry in China developed rapidly after China joined the WTO, according to a new report by China Research and Intelligence (CRI), Shanghai, China, titled Research Report on China Paper Industry, 2014-2018
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Pulp & Paper
CatchMark to Acquire Timberlands in Georgia, East Texas for $74 Million
CatchMark Timber Trust, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has agreed to purchase 36,340 acres of timberland (known as the Waycross-Panola properties) located in southeastern Georgia and eastern Texas from Hancock Timber Resource Group for approximately $74 million
FiberMark to Merge conVerd into North American Operations
FiberMark, West Springfield, Mass., USA, an integrated producer of fiber based specialty materials in the U.S. and the U.K., reports that it will merge conVerd, Elk Grove Village, Ill., into its operations
Delion France Acquires, to Restart Vertaris DIP Mill
Delion France, a Springwater Capital subsidiary that acquired the Vertaris pulp mill in Voreppe, France, is preparing to restart the facility as a deinked market pulp producer this October
Gould Paper Changes Name of Southern Paper Subsidiary
Harry E. Gould Jr., chairman and president of Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, this week announced the name change of the company’s Southern Paper subsidiary in Miami, Fla., to Gould Paper South LLC
Kemira Opens EMEA Business Service Center in Poland
Kemira, Finland, has officially opened its Kemira Business Service Center in the Alchemia office complex in Gdansk, Poland
Kemira Reorganizes America’s Paper Segment
Kemira, Finland, reports that, beginning April 1, its operations in South America and North America will be combined to form a single region—The Americas
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Europac Duen͂as Papel to Install Voith Speedsizer on Testliner Machine at Mill in Spain
Europac Papeles y Cartones de Europa S.A., Spain, has ordered a Voith SpeedSizer applicator unit for PM 2 at its Duen͂as mill in Spain
Hiang Seng Selects PMT Italia for Key Sections of New PM 5
Hiang Seng Fibre Container Co., Thailand, has selected PMT Italia, Italy, to supply key sections for its new PM 5, to be installed at the company’s mill in Samut Sakorn, Thailand
UPM to add Third Production Unit to Changshu Mill in China
UPM, Finland, has begun construction of a third production unit at its Changshu mill in China, which it first announced in August 2012
New Products
MWV Launches EnShield Kit 5 for Oil and Grease Resistant Packaging
MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV), Richmond, Va., USA, this week announced the launch of EnShield™ kit 5, a new lightweight paperboard for packaging foods that require resistance to oil and grease
Tetra Pak Launches First Bio-Based Cap for Gable Top Packages
Manufactured using high density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugar cane, the bio-based version of TwistCap OSO 34 marks another step forward in Tetra Pak's (Switzerland) efforts to make fully renewable packages
Published Pricing
Portucel Soporcel Raises UWF Paper Prices across Europe
The Portucel Soporcel group, Portugal's second leading exporter, will increase the prices for its UWF (uncoated woodfree) paper products 3% to 5% across all European markets, beginning April 1
Valmet-Supplied Gasification Plant Starts up at GoBiGas in Sweden
The Valmet-supplied gasification plant at GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) was inaugurated this week in Gothenburg, Sweden
Gould Paper Appoints Sero VP of Marketing, Larsen Executive Sales Representative
Gould Paper Corp., New York, N.Y., USA, has announced the appointment of Mike Sero as VP of marketing
Ringborg New CEO of Holmen Paper
Holmen Paper, Stockholm, Sweden, has named Nils Ringborg to succeed Henrik Sjölund as president and CEO of the company, effective April 9
Record-Breaking PaperCon Begins April 27
Advance Registrations Indicate Largest PaperCon Ever; Discounted Registration Still Available; See Who is Attending.
PPSA Presents March 26 Safety Webinar
Innovations in Safety: Software and Technology Tools for Safety Professionals is a short but highly informative 30-minute presentation by Dr. Isabel Perry.
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.
Digital Courses Offer Effective Training for Your Workforce
Get employees updated and better qualified with the most up-to-date, in-depth industry e-Learning Courses available.
Leave a Review in TAPPI Buyers Guide - Be Entered to Win an IPad
Search for your favorite company in the TAPPI Buyers Guide and contribute a review. The sweepstakes for winning an iPad Mini ends March 31.
International Pulp Bleaching Conference Issues Call for Papers
A call for papers has been issued for IPBC, with a deadline of March 31.
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.
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.
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