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Cascades Officially Opens Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls

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TAPPI

September 24, 2015
Nalco, an Ecolab Company
This afternoon the companyis officially opening its new Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, N.Y./, USA. Dignitaries, partners, customers,will be on-hand for the ceremonies.
 
Agenda 2020 Paper Machine Drying Project Announced as Part of DOE/National Labs Clean Energy Initiative
Laboratories will develop a model of how water moves through the sheet in the press section. The project is one of several recent initiatives to implement research opportunities identified during the 2014 roadmap effort, with the objective of making breakthrough improvements in industry efficiency and sustainability.
 
Anti-Government Protest Closes Finland’s 16 Pulp, 31 Paper and Paperboard Mills for Day
Union leaders and opposition politicians urged the government to renounce plans to reduce Sunday allowances, and maximum holiday time through binding legislation.
 
Agenda 2020 Workshops Develop Technology Research Agenda
Events were part of a four-event series occurring pursuant to an Advanced Manufacturing Technology grant to Agenda 2020 from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
 
Sappi Specialty Papers Joins Save Food Initiative
Save Food is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Messe Düsseldorf, and interpack, a global trade fair for processes and packaging.
 
American Consumers Take Sustainability to the Next Level
SCA released results of its Seventh Tork Green Business Survey,which found consumers are increasingly committed to purchasing products and services that have a less degrading impact on the environment and human health.
 
TAPPI Yankee Dryer Group Helps Tissue Mills Improve Safety
Where can you go to meet the world’s leading yankee dryer owners and service providers and hear ideas to improve yankee dryer safety and productivity? The TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability (YDS&R) Committee meets twice a year for just that purpose!
 
Bulk up Your Tissue Knowledge
TAPPI Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course offers an introductory-level curriculum designed for anyone who wants to strengthen their knowledge of overall tissue operations.
 
Tissue360° Forum Invites Speakers
Be part of the only peer-reviewed tissue technical program in North America to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on May 16-18, 2016.
 
Market Roundup
U.S. P&W Paper Shipments Decrease
Shipments decreased 6% this past August compared with August 2014. Total P&W paper inventory levels increased less than one-half of one percent from July.
 
Brazil’s August BEK Exports Rise
Country's exports were up 3.2% y/y in August. Its BEK exports were +8.6%, or up 600,000 metric tons through the first eight months of 2015,
 
Containerboard Output by U.S. Producers Increases
Containerboard production was 3% higher than in August of last year. The month-over-month average daily production compared with July 2015 was 1.1% higher.
 
Global Food Container Market to Reach $5.77 Trillion by 2015-2019
The food industry is the largest of all industries in the world and plays an important role in the economy of any country. The global food and beverages market is expected to reach $5.77 trillion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.02%.
 
August Boxboard Production in U.S. a Mixed Bag
Boxboard output decreased 2.3% compared with August 2014, but increased 1.3% over July 2015,
 
Global and China Dissolving Pulp Industry Report, 2014-2017
In 2014, there were a great number of newly-added capacities for dissolving pulp, such as Sappi's 330 metric tpy capacity in North America, Double A (Thailand's) 175,000 metric tpy of capacity, and 110,000 metric tpy of capacity at OJI (Japan). However, due to a constantly-depressed downstream viscose fiber market, the price of dissolving pulp continued to drop.
 
U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Rise in August
August Shipments were 143,600 short tons, 7.8% higher than in August 2014. Bleached kraft paper shipments increased slightly from 8,600 tons in July 2015 to 8,700 tons in August, while unbleached kraft paper decreased from 138,600 to 134,900 short tons.
 
GapCon
Pulp & Paper
Cascades to Hold Investor Day September 25 in Niagara Falls
Cascades' management team will present an overview of the corporation's activities. The event will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 8:45 a.m.
 
Catalyst Announces Powell River Land Sale
Company will sell approximately 250 hectares of surplus land in Powell River, B.C., for $4.5 million. The forested land is adjacent to the Powell River mill site.
 
Fibria Orders Effluent Systems from Veolia for Horizonte 2 Project
Veolia (France) will design and build the three water treatment units using a patented process for each. The effluent treatment plant was designed to comply with the most stringent environmental standards enforced in Mato Grosso do Sul, ensuring that the discharged water meets the highest levels of quality.
 
Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Starts up Toscotec Tissue Machine in China
Company has started up the first of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi. In the next couple of weeks, the startup of the second tissue line and of the TT WIND-M high-speed slitter rewinder will follow suit.
 
Munksjö’s New Crepe Machine Extends Electrotechnical Paper Offering
Company inaugurates a new crepe machine at its production facility in Jönköping, Sweden, extending its electrotechnical paper product offering.
 
Verso Submits Listing Compliance Plan to NYSE
Business plan will demonstrate the company’s ability to achieve compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standard requiring that Verso's average market capitalization be at least $50 million over a period of 30 consecutive trading days.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Containerboard/Packaging
Crown Paper Group Acquires Southern California-Based Montebello Container
Montebello is an independent corrugated sheet producer based in Southern California that operates three facilities in metropolitan Los Angeles—a sheet feeder (in La Mirada), a sheet plant (in Santa Fe Springs), and a specialty sheet feeder (in Pico Rivera).
 
DS Smith’s Plymouth Corrugated Site Helps U.K’s Eden Project Recycle Food
Packaging site in Plymouth, England, has contributed to the 20 metric tons of corrugated board dust collected and sent to the Eden Project (U.K.) to help turn its food waste into compost.
 
IP and Premier Paper Enter Distribution Cooperation for Arktika in U.K.
IP will partner with Premier for distribution of its flagship GC1 coated paperboard product, Arktika, in the U.K. market. Arktika is a high quality, fully coated GC1 folding boxboard with a coated reverse side, manufactured at IP’s Kwidzyn mill in Poland.
 
Nanotechnology
Silver Nano-Coating Works on Paper with Biological, Organic Process
Once the coating process is activated, research shows that a biological and completely organic process can allow nanoparticles of silver to be microscopically attached to paper.
 
New Products
New Tetra Pak TR/G7 Provides Low-Cost, High Performing Filling
Tetra Pak® TR/G7, a low cost, easy-to-operate high performance filling machine for chilled distribution has a capacity of 6,500 gable top packages per hour, and delivers significant environmental benefits compared with equivalent machines in the market, with for example electricity consumption cut by a third.
 
Red Sun Farms Launches New Paperboard Packaging
The new packaging introduced by the company is made from sustainably sourced virgin and recycled pulp as part of marketing organically grown vegetables. In 2012 the U.S. recycled 76.1% of the paperboard packaging generated. In that same year, the U.S. recycled 13.8% of all plastic packaging generated.
 
Sonoco Introduces FlkatStack UltralightT Paperboard Tier Sheets
Ultralight option supplements Sonoco's original FlatStack paperboard tier sheet. Made from 100% recycled fibers and completely recyclable, the original FlatStack paperboard sheets are a cost-effective solution that protects products on pallets during shipping, storage, and retail display.
 
Valmet Launches Valmet IQ Product Family
New unit is a scalable, online quality management solution to optimize the production processes and the end product quality.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
People
Clearwater Paper Announces Executive Changes
Danny G. Johansen will retire as president of the pulp and paperboard division. Patrick T. Burke, who currently serves as president of the consumer products division, will assume the newly created consolidated role of group president overseeing both the pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses.
 
Holmen Makes Group Management Changes
Ola Schultz-Eklund will succeed Staffan Jonsson, who recently passed away, as technology director and Fredrik Nordqvist will become CEO of the Holmen Energi business area.
 
Munksjö Appoints Selberg SVP of Communications
Company appointed Anna Selberg SVP of communications and a member of Munksjö's management team. She has in recent years worked as a communications consultant in her own business and has previously held senior communications positions at both SCA and SEB.
 
Zakutney Joins Glatfelter as VP, CIO
Joseph Zakutney has joined the company as VP and CIO reporting to John Jacunski, EVP and CFO. In this role, Zakutney will have overall responsibility for global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives.
 
TAPPI News
Slate Announced for Election of 2016 TAPPI Board of Directors
TAPPI’s 2015 Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for three directors on the TAPPI Board. Per the TAPPI bylaws, members of the organization have until Nov. 1, 2015, to review the slate.
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Sponsored Memberships Exceed Expectations
TAPPI annually enlists the support of members, volunteers, and organizations to sponsor Student and Young Professionals memberships. This year, TAPPI exceeded the sponsorship goal by 172%.
 
Add Bulk to Your Tissue Knowledge
Register now before October 27 to save on TAPPI’s Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course.
 
30% off TAPPI PRESS Book of the Month
Kraft Recovery Boilers is a comprehensive textbook that covers recovery boilers in great depth and pulls together information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. Sale ends September 30.
 
Experts Needed for Review of Sulfuric Acid Standard
The 10-year review of T 602 cm-06, "Analysis of Sulfuric Acid," has been delayed due to lack of SSIG members. This method describes analytical procedures for the testing of sulfuric acid used in pulp and paper manufacture to determine total acidity, Baumé gravity, nonvolatile matter, iron, sulfur dioxide, and arsenic.
 
Final Agenda Announced for Paper Recycling Conference Europe
The conference program will include many top-level representatives from the paper industry addressing topics and issues confronting the sector today. The event attracts business leaders from both the supply and consuming sides of the industry, creating an active dialogue while generating trading opportunities.
 
2015 PEERS Conference Offers Workshop on Emission Testing Programs
This special four-hour workshop, to be held Wednesday, October 28, from 1:30-5:30 p.m., will explore the challenges of emission testing in regard to environmental measurement disciplines.
 
TAPPI Becomes PACK EXPO Las Vegas Partner
Supporting the event as a Gold Member of the Partner Program, TAPPI joins nearly 50 other top associations who are leading forces in the exchange of ideas and collaboration with an invested interest in the future of processing and packaging.
 
Register and Resolve to Solve with TAPPI–IDCON Courses
TAPPI is working together with IDCON on a combined set of courses to help you improve manufacturing reliability and lower costs. Special hotel rates are offered for the dates on these courses.
 
Webinar: Drying and Profiling of Steam Profilers
Complimentary webinar on Tuesday, September 29, at noon EST, will be presented by Dr. Seyhan Nuyan, VP, Valmet Pulp & Paper Applications, North America.