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Stora Enso/Arauco Montes del Plata Pulp Mill Starts up in Uruguay

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TAPPI

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - members edition
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Stora Enso, Finland, reports that the Montes del Plata mill in Uruguay, its joint venture operation with Arauco, Santiago, Chile, has started up.
 
Georgia Tech's Renewable Bioproducts Institute Receives $43.6 Million in Legacy Funding 
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF).
 
Six New Inductees Named to Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Appleton, Wis., USA, reports that its membership roster will expand to 123 on October 9 with the induction of six more paper industry notables who have been chosen as the 20th anniversary induction class.
 
Wanke to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Paper Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Appleton, Wis., USA, this week announced that Russ Wanke, president and CEO of Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, will be keynote speaker at the 20th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 9, 2014.
 
White Cloud Names Children's Tissue Box Design Contest Winners 
Kruger Products LP, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, reports that its White Cloud® products named 14-year-old Ryan Reyes from Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, the grand prize winner of its national tissue box design contest with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®.
 
Scott Brand Awards $25,000 to Indiana School 
Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, Texas, USA, reports that its Scott® Brand tissue products selected Southwestern Middle School in Tippecanoe County, Ind., as the recipient of a $25,000 donation to be used for educational needs.
 
Carlson Celebrates 50 Years in Corrugated Industry
This Saturday, June 14, Dave Carlson, Fibre Box Association (FBA) technical manager (Elk Grove Village, Ill., USA), will celebrate 50 years in the corrugated industry.
 
Market Roundup
Latin America Folding Carton Market to Grow at CAGR of 5.21%, 2014-2018
The international research firm TechNavio, Elmhurst, Ill., USA, reports that the folding carton market in Latin America is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.21% during the period 2014-2018.
 
U.S. Increases Lead in 2014 FDI Confidence Index
A.T. Kearney, Chicago, Ill., USA, this week released its 2014 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (FDICI), which examines current, forward-looking investment sentiment.
 
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
Pulp & Paper
BillerudKorsnäs Makes Substantial Sustainability Investments in Gävle Mill
BillerudKorsnäs, Solna, Sweden, has authorized an investment of more than SEK 450 million for environmental improvements at its production unit in Gävle, Sweden.
 
Clearwater’s Las Vegas Tissue Facility Achieves OSHA VPP Star Status
Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, reports that it has received the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) highest level of recognition offered by the agency's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) as Star status.
 
Luohe Yinge Reports Success with Nipcoflex T Shoe Presses in Two Tissue Lines
Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper Co., China, reports that it is "completely satisfied" with the performance of Voith NipcoFlex T shoe presses recently installed in two of its tissue lines.
 
G-P Completes Asset Acquisition of Bernice, La., Chip Mill
Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., USA, this week announced it has completed the acquisition of a chip mill in Bernice, La., from Hunt Forest Products Inc., Ruston, La., for an undisclosed price.
 
Sun Paper Orders PMP Group Intelli-Jet V Hydraulic Headbox
PMP Group, Poland, a global supplier of paper and tissue technology, has signed a contract with Sun Paper Co., China, for the delivery of an Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox.
 
Verso to Locate Ohio Operations Center in Miamisburg
Verso Paper Corp., Memphis, Tenn., USA, a producer of coated papers, this week announced plans to consolidate its existing West Chester, Ohio, office and the NewPage Miamisburg, Ohio, office into a single Ohio Operations Center.
 
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
Containerboard/Packaging
Graphic Packaging Teams Participates in TICCIT Programs
Graphic Packaging International (GPI), Atlanta, Ga. USA, reports that during May some 950 of its team members, nationwide, took part in the Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees).
 
Iggesund’s Fossil-Free Mill Now Within Reach
Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden, reports that its vision of a fossil-free paperboard mill (Iggesund Mill in Sweden) now is within reach.
 
Imperial Bag & Paper Acquires Goldman Paper
Imperial Bag & Paper Co., Bayonne, N.J., USA, the largest single-location food service and janitorial supplies distributor in the U.S., has acquired Goldman Paper Co., Randolph, Mass.
 
MPS/Chesapeake Unify as Multi Packaging Solutions
Chesapeake, Nottingham, U.K., and Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), New York, N.Y., USA, merged earlier this year to form a leading global packaging business.
 
Palm Paper Group Acquires Corrugated Board Producer Seyfert
Palm Paper Group, Germany, has acquired the operations of corrugated board producer Seyfert, Germany.
 
UNI Packaging Acquires U.K.-Based Flexible Packaging Business
In a move to complement its existing U.K. based business, UNI UK, the UNI Packaging Group, has announced the acquisition of flexible packaging specialists Arteb Printing Ltd.
 
New Products
IP Launches New Lightweight Board
International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, has launched its new lightweight board called Alaska Plus.
 
Luvata to Provide Valmet 900 Industrial Heat Exchangers
Luvata, London, U.K., reports that it has received an order from Valmet (Finland) for 900 industrial heat exchangers valued at EUR 5.7 million.
 
People
Appvion Appoints Gilligan President of Paper Division
Appvion Inc., Appleton, Wis., USA, has appointed Kevin Gilligan president of its paper division, which consists of the company's thermal, carbonless, security, and specialty products businesses.
 
Dzida Named President of Weyerhaeuser Canadian Subsidiary
Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Wash., USA, has named Fred Dzida president of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, the company's wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, effective June 16. Dzida will retain his role as VP, Canadian Timberlands.
 
Rayonier Names Woo Post-Separation CFO, Rayonier Advanced Materials
Rayonier, Jacksonville, Fla., USA, has appointed Benson K. Woo chief accounting officer, effective this past Monday, June 9.
 
TAPPI News
TAPPI 2015 Major Awards Nominations Deadline
See the four major awards TAPPI is accepting nominations for in the upcoming year.
 
Pulp Mill Managers: Is Your Mill The Most Efficient It Can Be?
The Pine Chemicals Association is collecting soap, CTO, and CST yields and will publish the statistics, allowing you to benchmark your pulp mill co-product recovery operations.
 
TAPPI Press: Corrugated Adhesives Preparation
Revised and updated manual provides the box plant with a practical and useful tool to make better starch adhesives as well as see better bond quality. Now available to members for a $49 dollar discount.
 
Register Now for PEERS Conference
2014 TAPPI PEERS Conference focuses on pioneering strategies for reliability and innovation.
 
PPSA: Can You Afford to Miss the Safety Conference of the Year?
PPSA, partially sponsored by TAPPI, will hold this three day conference June 22-25 in St. Petersburg, Fla., USA.
 
In the Spotlight: Celso Foelkel - Membership is a Career Value-Add
See why TAPPI member Celso Foelkel says so.
 
TAPPI Press: Critical Thinking in Converting
This text is available to TAPPI members for a discount of $40 off list price. While this is a technical book, no special background is required. The reader only needs a working knowledge of terminology and concepts that are common in web manufacturing and converting.
 
Intro to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course Perfect for Those New to Kraft
Registration is now open for the return of this popular course that will take place August 11-12 in metro Atlanta, Ga., USA.
 
2014 NCSU Financial Analysis Course Announced
Focus on training for improved financial foresight at this July 30 workshop.
 
TAPPI Press: Extrusion Coating Manual - 4th Edition
This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating and is available to TAPPI members for a $47 dollar discount off the list price.