Weekly Spotlight
Sixty Five N.A. Companies Remove "Go Paperless–Go Green" Claims

Over the Wire


Two Sides Campaign Continues to Gain Traction as Major Brand Name Companies Change Marketing Campaigns Used to Promote Electronic Services
FPInnovations and Auburn University Sign Technology MOU
Starting with Alabama, collaboration will bring Near Neutral Brightening technology and technical services to Southeastern mills.
ST Tissue Announces Major Expansion of Virginia Tissue Mill
Addition of 50,000-tpy crepe tissue machine and 50 new employees to serve Away from Home customers.
Sappi N.A. Receives Award from Maine Development Foundation
The Champion of Economic Development Award from the Maine Development Foundation is given to individuals or organizations that are key to driving Maine's economy forward.
Tissue 2017 to be Held October 4-7 at Eden Roc, Miami, Fla., USA
Location is ideal for international attendees and marks the first event co-produced by both TAPPI and RISI.
Market Roundup
North American P&W Paper Demand up in August
Demand y/y in August was up for only the second time this year.
Domestic U.S. Demand for OCC Continues Strong Streak
RISI’s August 5 Yellow Sheet reports pricing increases for OCC of up to $10 per ton domestically and up to $25 per ton for exports from the month prior in light of lower generation, as well as from a combination of "intense export demand from China and steady-to-strong domestic mill buying."
U.S. Sanitary Price Index Hits 26-Month High in August
Sanitary paper producers’ price index rose to a 26-month high in August 2016.
Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
CMPC Signs Contract with Voith to Supply New Tissue Machine in Peru
New double-width tissue machine will be installed at CMPC’s new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.
Domtar Optimizing Fluff Pulp Production, Streamlining Plymouth Mill
Restructuring, expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions.
Fila Acquires St. Cuthberts Paper Mill in U.K.
Economic value of the operation, in line with the price paid, was equal to GBP 5.4 million ($7.2 million).
PAPCEL to Supply New Rewinder, Refurbish Existing Unit for Partner in India
Delivery of the rewinders follows an existing project for the partner, where PAPCEL is carrying out a complete refurbishment of two paper machines.
Resolute to Acquire Tembec Sawmill in Senneterre, Que.
Resolute expects to improve the productivity of its facilities and optimize the related woodlands operations in the Abitibi and Nord-du-Québec regions.
SCA Joins Supply Network of Premier Healthcare Group Purchasing Organization
Effective Oct. 1, 2016, SCA will provide Tork paper towels, tissues, napkins, and dispensers to Premier's network of approximately 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 alternate site locations, including urgent care, assisted living, and medical facilities.
Sofidel Orders New A.Celli Rewinder
New tissue rewinder model E-WIND®T200 commissioned to A.Celli Paper of Lucca will have a 5,600-mm format and a working speed of 1,600 m/min.
Coldwater Starts up PCA Dryer Passivation System at U.S. Recycled Mill
System has been installed on a 4.5 meter (176 in.) wide recycled paperboard machine that was experiencing significant build-up in the first section of dryers, especially on the dryer fabric and felt return rolls, which resulted in unscheduled downtime for cleaning.
Universal Electric Corp.
Parenco Starts up Voith Converted PM 2 from Newsprint to Packaging Grades
Rebuild/conversion from newsprint to packaging paper increases the mill's capacity by approximately 385,000 metric tpy.
TricorBraun Studying Packaging Preferences for Neutraceutical, Pain Medications
Focus groups will participate in a discussion surrounding functionality, engagement, and visual appeal of dispensing closures (standard market size) for a variety of different types of nutraceuticals.
Twin Rivers Paper Achieves PEFC Chain of Custody Certification
Company adds PEFC chain of custody certification, a third-party standard focused on sustainable fiber sourcing.
New Products
Eaglewood Technologies to Unveil Laserlox
Laserlox and Laserlox Flexi Systems have been designed uniquely for packaging and label printers to compliment the Sanilox Systems, which are ideal for corrugated and specialty converters.
Epson Adds Standard Proofing Paper Premium to Product Portfolio
Standard Proofing Paper Premium is designed to meet the demanding needs of proofing houses, design shops, ad agencies, and businesses that produce color match proofs, prototypes, and mock-ups.
Pankaboard Launches New Cartonboard for Luxury Packaging
PANKALUX, is a new GC1 folding boxboard that has been engineered with the demands of the luxury packaging market in mind, and the luxury beverage sector in particular.
Spraying Systems Co.
Published Pricing
Solenis Increases Global Price of Process and Water Products
Price adjustments will be 2% - 4%, dependent on products, services, and geographic region.
Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
Company will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6% to 10%, effective with shipments in the U.S. and Canada, beginning Oct. 24, 2016.
Renmatix Secures $14 Million Investment from Bill Gates and Total
Industry demand for competitive alternatives to petro-derived molecules is gaining traction, despite recent market pressures.
Allnorth Hires Director of Pulp & Paper USA
With more than 22 years of experience in kraft pulping, Craig Kerschner brings a wealth of knowledge to Allnorth.
D’Angelo Joins AICC as Vice President
Mike D'Angelo has a long history of experience and service in the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries in sales and executive roles at Bobst, an active AICC member, and Goss International.
James Cropper Appoints Adams Managing Director of Paper Business
Steve Adams will take up his role in January 2017 and will be appointed to the Board of James Cropper PLC. He will report to Phil Wild, CEO of the company.
PCMC Welcomes Spinelli to N.A.-Based Operations
Stefano Spinelli has joined the company’s North American-based operations from PCMC Italia, its operations in Lucca, Italy.
Stora Enso Names Bendz EVP Human Resources
Stora Enso Appoints Malin Bendz EVP, Human Resources, and a member of the Group leadership team.
Naylor Association Solutions
"Emerging Technologies in the Tissue Industry" – One Day Workshop from NCSU
NC State University’s recently created "Tissue Pack Innovation Lab" looks to support the growing tissue industry in its technical needs and by preparing the future leaders of the industry. As part of this effort, they’re hosting a special one-day workshop.
Free Webinar from TAPPI
TAPPI and PackagePRINTING Magazine will present the free webinar "It’s not a Question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging" on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)/11:00 a.m. (PT).
Learn about advanced wood-based materials and attend useful, practical workshops at the PTF BPI Conference
Register now to learn about the latest in processing wood and bio-based materials and to attend two special workshops at the 4th International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Bio-based Products Industries (PTF BPI).
APPI Press Book of the Month
The Bleaching of Pulp, 5th Edition, is the Book of the Month for October from TAPPI Press.
Boost Your Career at PaperCon 2017
Submit your abstract for PaperCon 2017 and be a part of the largest pulp and paper technical program in the world.
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