Weekly Spotlight
Arbor Day Foundation Celebrates Tree City USA 40th Anniversary

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Tree City USA was designed to encourage better care of the nation's community forests by awarding recognition to communities that meet four basic standards of a good tree care program: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
 
Agenda 2020 Holds All-Members’ Meeting at U Maine; Reviews Team Action Plans
Team leads from five action teams reviewed progress on defining their projects and implementing their research roadmaps to achieve significant reductions in energy, water, and natural resource consumption and to develop new products from renewable forest-based materials.
 
G-P April Fools Ad Shows How Tissue Has Evolved
Effective demonstration of the benefits of new tissue technology works in this ironic advertisement by comparing today's softest brands with fictional "old fashioned" rough paper.
 
Tissue360° Forum: Energy Saving Ideas
Learn simple, practical solutions for reducing energy consumption and minimizing downtime.
 
Pulsar Announces Open House in Green Bay
Company is inviting tissue professionals to its facility in Green Bay, Wis., USA, May 17 – 27, to take a closer look at the new technology the company presented at recent industry shows.
 
Snag One of the Last Seats for TAPPI Tissue 201
Tissue Operations & Runnability Training Begins April 19.
 
Market Roundup
U.S. Tissue Tracker: Leap Year Pushes up Shipments, but Production Remains Steady
Converted tissue product shipments increase, parent roll output remains unchanged, and operating rates edge up.
 
Paperboard Packaging Market to Reach $227 Billion by 2024
Report forecasts that the paperboard packaging market will expand at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2016 and 2024.
 
Brazil’s BEK Pulp Exports Decline in March, but Rise in First Quarter
Country's exports were down 10% y/y in March, but were up 13% through Q1, with an 18.6% y/y rise in exports to China.
 
Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
APP-Sinar Mas Forestry Launches Situation Room
Command center at company’s headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, will monitor and combat forest fires
 
Celupaper S.A.Contracts Toscotec for New Tissue Machine in Argentina.
New MODULO-PLUS PM 4 tissue line will be installed at Papelera Nicaragua, and is scheduled to start up by the end of 2017.
 
Environmental Trends, Diverging Product Performance Drive Tissue Making Processes
New Smithers Pira report provides in-depth, long-term assessments of the rapidly evolving tissue manufacturing processes. According to the report, operating environment trends and diverging product performance levels will push alternative manufacturing technologies.
 
Guizhou Chitianhua Paper to Install Nine A.Celli Rewinders
First three rewinders, whose startup is scheduled for January 2017, will be delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry, at the Chishui facilities, in the province of Guizhou (China). Additional six rewinders are scheduled for the second half of next year, while the remaining three units will be delivered at the end of 2017.
 
Kemira Starts up New Chlorate Plant in Ortigueira, Brazil
New plant is built adjacent to Klabin SA's new pulp mill, securing a long-term partnership between the two units.
 
Pamarco Announces New Podcast Channel
Podcast channel will feature an exchange of information from industry technical engineers and manufacturing experts. It will bring listeners exceptional information ranging from roll specifications and roll maintenance to technological advancements from Pamarco and beyond.
 
Södra Cell Mörrum Chooses Andritz to Supply Evaporation Plant in Sweden
New 7-effect, high dry solids evaporation plant will replace existing evaporation lines and significantly enhance energy efficiency at the Mörrum mill.
 
Tissue Italy Network Discusses iT’s Tissue Event at Sofidel Group Meeting
Success of the first two editions (2013 and 2015) of iT’s Tissue confirms that this road (a global tissue event headquartered in Lucca, Italy) is the right one, the Tissue Italy Network said.
 
UPM PM 3 Officially Inaugurated in Changshu, China
The PM 3 production line and process has been designed to be very flexible with a wide range of different products from uncoated woodfree papers to advanced specialty products. This swing concept of PM 3 also greatly improves the efficiency of paper production and also helps to reduce energy consumption.
 
Eastman Chemical Co.
Containerboard/Packaging
Iggesund Paperboard Workington Mill Restarts with New Press Section
Replacing the press section with cutting-edge technology will increase the machine’s capacity by 20,000 metric tpy, from 200,000 up to 220,000 metric tpy, and will also enable further quality improvements in the future.
 
Kiev CPM to Modernize Paperboard Machine Press Section
Kiev Cardboard and Paper Mill's goal of the upgrade is to improve the quality of the its products as well as to reduce its heat energy costs.
 
Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin to Install New Valmet Screening, Washing Plant
Order includes a new screening plant with a reject refiner and a washing stage consisting of a filter stage followed by two TwinRoll presses. The screening and brown stock washing plant will have a capacity of 1,250 air dried metric tpd.
 
Sonoco Honored With Awards for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement
Company's display and packaging division won four honors at the recent Point of Purchase Advertising International's (POPAI) 58th Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition.
 
Legislative
China Announces Anti-Dumping Duties on Imported Paper Products
Anti-dumping duty rates for U.S. imports is set at 14.9%, those for E.U. imports range from 23.5% to 29%, and Japanese companies are subject to a 20.5% rate, said the Chinese commerce ministry. The duties will last for five years, starting from Sunday, the ministry said.
 
Governor Asks Massachusetts to Reconsider Rule Hurting Maine's Forest Industry
Governor LePage of Maine has asked Massachusetts’ governor to reconsider a rule change between the U.S. states related to biomass production that forced closure of two Washington County plants and the loss of 44 jobs.
 
Resolute CEO Speaks in Support of Free Trade before Canadian House of Commons
Testifying in support of free, unencumbered access for softwood lumber exports from Central Canada (Quebec and Ontario) to the U.S. market, Garneau formally presented his perspective, drawing on more than 40 years of experience and leadership in the forest products industry across Canada.
 
New Products
Finch Paper Debuts Mailstream One Inkjet Papers
Finch’s market-segment approach aligns with inkjet business’ needs — and contrasts with the "one size fits all" phenomenon in legacy paper markets. The company seeks to set itself apart by providing domestic product and service solutions to help printers capitalize on their inkjet investments.
 
K-C Professional Offers Industry's First Lifetime Warranty for Product Dispensers
Comprehensive lifetime warranty will cover both new and existing Kimberly-Clark Professional MOD towel, tissue, and skin care dispensers. It also will cover the new Scott Essential towel dispenser (and retrofit kit), which will be introduced in June 2016.
 
Neenah Announces Expansion to Comprehensive Digital Paper Portfolio
With digital presses accepting heavier stocks today, Neenah has added heavier weights across the line ranging from 24 Writing up to 130 Double Thick Cover. The company also added expanded sizes 13 x 19 and 19 x 13 sheets throughout the line, and 20.75 x 29.5 and 29.5 x 20.75 for the growing HP Indigo 10000 user base.
 
Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange Now Available Directly from Siemens PLM Software
Software development toolkit can now be licensed directly through Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business.
 
Verso Announces Sterling Ultra TrueJet
Sterling Ultra TrueJet, a specialized line of digital coated papers for production inkjet presses, is designed to meet the growing need for a high-quality inkjet coated paper for high-speed, personalized print runs.
 
Toscotec S.p.A
Universal Electric Corp.
Energy
Maine Forest Industry Debates Continuing Biomass Economy
With many of the state's paper mills having closed, the forest industry in Me., USA, is now suffering from yet another devastating blow. The low price for fossil fuel has also affected prices for biomass. From a neutral standpoint, this article points out common misconceptions from both sides on the state of the biomass economy.
 
Nordic Paper and RenFuel Collaborate to Produce Biofuel Based on Lignin
The oil, called Lignol, can replace fossil oil and be used as raw material in the production of renewable gasoline and diesel. Using the black liquor also leads to an increase in production capacity and profit in the paper pulp industry.
 
People
Eteläinen Takes Reins of New Kotkamills Consumer Board Unit
As director of the new unit, Pirjo Eteläinen takes responsibility for its operating results and will continue to develop the sales and support network ready for the launch of a new board machine at the end of June this year.
 
Glatfelter Appoints Jacunski Business Unit President, Specialty Papers
John P. Jacunski will have overall P&L responsibility and will lead the development of strategic as well as tactical plans for the business unit. He will retain his role as CFO.
 
Weyerhaeuser Names Kilberg SVP, Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources
Jim Kilberg will become part of the company's senior management team and report to Doyle Simons, president and CEO. He succeeds Tom Lindquist, who has decided to leave the company mid-year to pursue new business ventures.
 
TAPPI News
Still Time to Register Online for SRW Conference
Onsite registration is still available for the 2016 Shipping, Receiving and Warehousing Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., USA from April 18-20.
 
PPSA Early Bird Deadline Ends Monday
Register by April 18 for the 73rd Annual PPSA Safety and Health Conference and save.
 
PEERS 2016 Participants Benefit from Four Conferences in One Location
PEERS 2016 will be co-located with IBBC and IMPC as well as held in conjunction with the 11th Research Forum on Recycling this September 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla., USA. Participants can take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend all FOUR events under one roof in one week.
 
PaperCon: Discounted Registration Ends April 15
Make yourself invaluable by attendingPaperCon while saving on registration. Register by April 15 to save 15%.
 
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Troubleshooting Flexos and Die Cutters Sustain Board Caliper and Improve Printing Course
Are you looking to identify and address downtime issues or develop a better understanding of machine calibration? This May 3-5 troubleshooting course is for you.
 
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Save on TAPPI's Advanced Coating Course.
Don’t miss your chance to save on registration for the TAPPI Advanced Coating Course on May 14-15.
 
TAPPI Industry Career Center: Rayonier Advanced Materials Seeks Scientist
Rayonier Advanced Materials is currently seeking a Scientist for its Jesup, Ga., USA, location.