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August 21, 2014
Weekly Spotlight
Total estimated cost of the project is $55 million, and startup is planned for the end of 2014.
A total of 12 projects have been selected to receive grants through the Forestland Stewards Initiative, a partnership of NFWF and IP.
Growth is set to accelerate as demand in Asia and emerging nations increases.
Professional hygiene products in North America has announced an extension of its ongoing partnership with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
In conjunction with the video, the MEI also published an Economic Note showing among other things that the forest cover has actually increased slightly since 1979.
A blog currently on the TAPPI Community social networking site explores the impending "baby boomer" or "silver tsunami" retirement wave and its expected impact on the pulp and paper industry in the very near future.
Market Roundup
U.S. Boxboard, Kraft Paper, Containerboard Production Edge up
Boxboard, Kraft paper, and container board production are all slightly up compared to one year ago.
China’s Paper Industry Dealing with Sluggish Economy
The expected Chinese recovery in the first six months of 2014 did not happen and the situation will remain stagnant in the second half of the year, according to CPA.
German Folding Carton Industry Sees Good Overall Performance
Sales generated per kg of folding cartons produced stabilized at the upper end of the multiyear average and slightly higher than in the previous year.
Recycled Material, Recovery Drive Paper Packaging Market
Paper packaging accounts for around 65% of all recycled packaging.
Pulp & Paper
Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama to Install Second Valmet Tissue Line in Turkey
Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue line to be installed at the company's mill in Pamukova, Sakarya Province.
Cascades to Hold 50th Anniversary Open House this Weekend
During this special event, the public is invited to come and discover what goes into manufacturing Cascades products.
G-P Investing $65 Million in Madison Operations
The investment includes a planned $26 million upgrade to the mill's veneer dryers that will increase drying capacity by approximately 35%. Plans are also underway to modernize other equipment at the facility.
IP Donates to Local School System after Closing Courtland Mill
The local school system has been given thousands of dollars worth of furniture and supplies IP no longer needs.
Old Town Fuel and Fiber Shuts Down Indefinitely
The company cited foreign competition and high wood and energy costs as key factors behind the closure.
Sappi to Upgrade Gratkorn QC Systems with Honeywell Technologies
New platform will improve quality while reducing production costs at its Gratkorn, Austria, facility.
Thai Paper to Rebuild PM 5 from P&W to Glassine at Thailand Mill
PM 5, currently producing printing and writing papers with 100,000 metric tpy of capacity, will be modified by Valmet for high quality glassine paper production.
Xerium Announces New Plant in Turkey
The new facility will be state-of-the art and is expected to be in production in the first quarter of next year.
CPI Poll Shows Consumer Preference for Paper Packaging
In a U.K. poll conducted by YouGov, 57% of respondents preferred their grocery and food packaging in paper-based material.
G-P Completes Acquisition of SPG
Operated by approximately 500 employees, SPG and its facilities now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific in the acquisition.
Pratt Industries to Install First Valmet OptiConcept M in North America
The new paper machine will have a wire width of 6.25 meters and a design speed of 1,200 m/min. Valmet's scope of delivery will include a complete OptiConcept M board production line from headbox to winder.
New Products
New Appvion Phenol-Free Receipt Paper Made with Vitamin C
The first receipt paper of its kind, Alpha Free includes a vitamin C formulation in place of BPA, BPS, or urea-based compounds.
New Machine Extends Menges Roller’s Size Capacity, Capabilities
Menges now has the ability to handle rollers up to 10 meters (approximately 33 ft.).
USDA: New Switchgrass Variety Promises More Biofuel at Lower Cost
Scientists have spent decades working on different projects that contributed to the development of the cultivar "Liberty," which can yield eight tons of biomass per acre.
Michelman Hires Rodgers as New CFO
With a strong international M&A background, Rodgers will also be responsible for managing financial aspects of Michelman’s future acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.
Pöyry Makes Changes to Group Executive Committee
The company continues to streamline its business operations and adjust management structure with a view to improve efficiency.
IBBC: Know Your Biomass
Learn about trends in biomass availability, quality, and pretreatments at IBBC 2014, as demand for biomass grows.
Register by Friday to Save for PEERS Conference
Discounted Rates Extended. Register NOW and SAVE.
TAPPI Journal Editor’s Spotlight Article Available for Download
For a limited time, a sample of the high caliper content published in TJ is being made available free to members.
Calls for Papers Issued for PaperCon 2015
Present at the largest program for the pulp and paper industry.
PEERS Features Three Tutorial Sessions
Tutorial sessions free with registration. Make the most of your time out of the office. Discounted rates end Friday.
TAPPI and NCSU Sponsor Progress in Paper Physics Seminar
The 2014 seminar program is designed to attract a broad group of researchers and industrialists to connect fundamental science with real world applications. This four-day seminar will run from September 8-11, in Raleigh, N.C., USA.
TAPPI Performing Fiscal Year-end Inventory Counting August 26
TAPPI Press orders will not be filled during August 26-29.
Paper 360° Readership Survey
We need your opinion. Help us improve and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering the most relevant information.
In the Spotlight: Dr. Do Ik Lee - Passionately Curious
This TAPPI member models Einstein.
Predictive Maintenance Training Program to be Presented at BSC Fall Meeting
TAPPI’s Building Sciences Committee will feature a Predictive Maintenance Training Program September 17-19 in Charleston, S.C., USA. Registration cut off date is August 22.
Registration Opens for Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium
Product developers, researchers, and academics who have a scientific interest in the field of coating paper and paperboard substrates should attend this October 7-9 event in Minneapolis, Minn., USA.