Weekly Spotlight
Softwood P&P Industry Revival Underway in Nordic Countries

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TAPPI

September 11, 2014
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
The pulp and paper industry in the Nordic countries has started to see a new dawn with a growing demand for pulp and paper products made from long wood fiber from the vast conifer forests in Northern Europe.
 
IP Announces Faraci Retirement, Sutton as New CEO, Other Moves
International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, this week announced that its board of directors has elected Mark S. Sutton CEO, effective November 1, and chairman of the board effective January 1, 2015.
 
Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech Announces Lignocellulosics Symposium
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has announced "Renewable Bioproducts: Advances in Lignocellulosic Bioprocesses and Products," an inter-disciplinary, industry-faculty symposium October 1-2 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center in Atlanta.
 
Consortium Seeks Wood-To-Energy Solutions for Enhanced Forest Health
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment), the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wis., USA, and the Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, Savannah, Ga. (Herty), has launched the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions (CAWES).
 
IPBC to Focus on Pulp Bleaching Fundamentals, Latest Developments
The 2014 International Pulp Bleaching Conference (IPBC) will take place in Grenoble, France, on October 29-31.
 
BDC Fall Symposium Set for October 21-22 in Fort Myers, Fla.
The 2014 BDC (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium) Fall Symposium will be held in Fort Myers, Fla., USA, October 21-22, at the Hilton Garden Hotel.
 
Invitation to Present at 2015 TAPPI Tissue360 Forum
TAPPI has issued an invitation to present at the third annual Tissue360° Forum to be held at PaperCon and TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration in Atlanta, Ga., USA, on April 19-22, 2015.
 
Arauco/Stora Enso Montes de Plata Pulp Complex Inaugurated in Uruguay
Montes del Plata, Stora Enso's 50/50 joint operation with Chilean pulp producer Arauco, this week officially inaugurated its industrial complex in Punta Pereira, Uruguay.
 
MIAC
Market Roundup
German Hygiene Paper Producers Fail to Raise Prices
Hygiene paper producers supplying the German market are very satisfied with their capacity utilization, according to a EUWID, Germany, report.
 
Global Softwood Fiber Costs Begin Slight Rise after Two Years of Stability
Wood fiber costs, the major cost component when manufacturing wood pulp, have developed quite differently the past few years for pulp mills manufacturing softwood pulp compared with companies producing hardwood-based pulp.
 
Food Packaging Market to Reach Value of $305,955.1 million by 2019
The global food packaging market is projected to reach a value of $305,955.1 million by 2019, according to a report titled Food Packaging Market - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 being carried by MarketsandMarkets.com, Dallas, Texas, USA. Asia-Pacific, the report notes, is projected to be the largest market and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period. In this region, the Indian market is estimated to be the second-fastest.
 
Södra Raises Pulp Prices in Europe
Södra, Sweden, has increased the market price for its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp in Europe to $950 per metric ton, effective September 1.
 
Naylor, LLC
Pulp & Paper
Kimberly Clark de México Starts up New Tissue Line at Bajío Mill
Kimberly Clark de México S.A.B. de C.V.'s seventh tissue machine, supplied by Valmet (Finland), was recently started up at the Bajío mill in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.
 
Parteks Starts up New Toscotec Tissue Line in Turkey
Parteks Paper Co., Turkey, has successfully started up its new Toscotec (Italy) tissue line at Kayseri, capital of the same district in the Central Anatolian region.
 
Resolute Breaks Ground on Calhoun Mill Expansion
The Roberts Co. reports that last week it participated in the groundbreaking for a $105 million upgrade to Resolute Forest Products pulp and paper mill in Calhoun, Tenn. Roberts is the EPC contractor for this project and will be working closely with Andritz Group, the technology provider
 
SCA Brings New Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on Stream at South Glens Falls
SCA has started up its new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on PM 11 at its South Glens Falls, N. Y., USA, mill.
 
Vajda Papir Installs New Tissue Converting Capacity in Norway
Vajda Papír Kft, Hungary, has installed a new high-capacity tissue converting line at its facility in Drammen, Norway, which it acquired last year.
 
Woodland Pulp Addition of Tissue Capacity Delayed, but Still on Schedule
Construction to add tissue production capacity—two new tissue machines (suppliers not yet named)—at the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville, Maine, USA, has been delayed, but the company reports that the project still is expected to be completed on schedule.
 
Containerboard/Packaging
Bemis to Sell MACtac to Platinum Equity
Bemis Co., Neenah, Wis., USA, has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million.
 
KapStone Announces Executive Sale of Stock
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, Ill., USA, this week announced that Matthew Kaplan, president and COO, sold 350,000 common shares of the company.
 
Lee & Man to Install New ONP Line for White Top Testliner at Mill in China
Lee & Man Group, one of the leading pulp and paper producers in Asia, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, a two-loop ONP (old newsprint) processing line for the company’s paper machine PM 13 in Chongqing, China.
 
ZAOR Brings Rebuilt Testliner/Kraftliner On-Stream at Mill in Russia
ZAOR "Narodnoye Predpriyatie Naberezhnye Chelny Paper Mill" named after S.P. Titov," Russia, has started up its PM K-28 paper machine following a major rebuild by Andritz, Graz, Austria.
 
New Products
NewPage Expands Blazer Digital Product Lineup
NewPage Corp., this week announced the expansion of its Blazer Digital economy digital coated paper line to include 70 lb. gloss and satin text in various digital press sizes..
 
V.I.T. Papertec Hard Coatings Producing Good Results
V.I.T. Papertec, Gerlingen, Germany, reports that its hard coatings for precision metering rods are "yielding enormous results." The specific carbide–based hard coating, the PLATIN-coating for example, is one of the hardest known wear-resistant surfaces and provides the highest degrees of tensile strength and hardness, the company notes.
 
People
IP Elects Young to its Board of Directors
International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has elected Ray G. Young to its board of directors, effective October 1. Young, 52, has been SVP and CFO of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) since 2010.
 
Kriesel to Retire from Rayonier Advanced Materials
Rayonier Advanced Materials, Jacksonville, Fla., USA, reports that after more than 36 years with the company, Jack Kriesel, SVP, Advanced Materials, plans to retire, effective December 31. Kriesel, who has held his position since 2009, served in various leadership roles within the company over a course of more than three decades.
 
TAPPI News
Connect with Specialty Papers Mills in China
Jointly organized by TAPPI and China Technical Association of the Paper Industry (CTAPI), this conference provides access to the most important Chinese specialty papers producers and business intelligence for the Chinese market.
 
Workforce Development: Addressing the ROI Challenge
TAPPI’s PIMA Division is offering a free webinar that will describe ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.
 
TAPPI Press: Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Revised Edition
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Present at PaperCon 2015
Honoring our Past, Inspiring Our Future: Speak at the largest program for the pulp and paper industry.
 
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.
 
In the Spotlight: Prakash Malla, Ph.D.--On Top of the Mountain
His career climbed to news heights with TAPPI.
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TAPPI Press: Kraft Recovery Boilers
This comprehensive textbook covers recovery boilers in great depth with information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. Available to TAPPI members for $47 off list price.
 
Can Nanocellulose Coatings be Designed with Tailored Properties?
For a limited time, a sample of the high caliper content published in TAPPI Journal is being made available free to download for members.
 
PEERS Features Three Tutorial Sessions
Tutorial sessions free with registration. Make the most of your time out of the office.
 
TAPPI Press: Bleaching of Pulp 5th Edition
Members now save $77 off list price on the latest edition of this text.