Weekly Spotlight
Verso to Temporarily Idle 200,000 Tons of Production Capacity at Androscoggin

Over the Wire


Beginning n the first quarter of 2017, company will idle No. 3 paper machine at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, reducing annual coated paper production capacity by approximately 200,000 tons.
Paper and Packaging Board: Letters of Peace Spread Hope
How Life Unfolds campaign is partnering with five survivors of tragedy to share their messages of peace and to encourage the world to do the same this holiday season.
National Alliance of Forest Owners President Receives Tuebor Award
President Dave Tenny has received the annual Tuebor Award from the Michigan Forest Products Council board of directors.
NFL Coach Smashes Tablet and Goes Back to Paper
"We agree with Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots—Paper is an awesome product!".... Phil Riebel, president, Two Sides North America, Chicago, Ill., USA
Shedding Light on "Cardboard"
Stora Enso, Finland, provides the corrugated sheets used in making the Cardboard Light lamp shades. The board has a high quality and stamina and therefore it is ideal for lamp shades.
Tissue 2017 Conference to Be Held at Eden Roc, Miami Fla., USA
Conference is being co-produced by two leading organizations in the industry—TAPPI and RISI.
Market Roundup
World-20 Pulp Shipments Rise in September
Shipments were up 2.2% y/y from August, and were unchanged from a year ago.
U.S. Timber Harvests Increase 10% from 2011 to 2015
Global Waste Paper Management Market to Grow at 3.1% CAGR during Next Decade
Market is poised to reach approximately $50.42 billion by 2025.
U.K. Wood Pellet Imports Fall 24% after Record High Imports in H1/2016
Pellet producers in U.S. South continue to be the major suppliers to the U.K., accounting for about 50% of total import volume in 2Q/16.
Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services
Pulp & Paper
AkzoNobel Expands in China to Meet Growing Demand for Specialty Chemicals
Two new specialty chemicals plants at company's multi-site in Ningbo, China, together represent a combined investment of EUR 80 million. Company also announced that a further EUR 90 million is to be invested in building a new specialty chemicals plant in Tianjin.
Earthquake in Central Italy Damages Fedrigoni Paper Mill
Mill’s roof reportedly collapsed, damaging the machinery inside the building. Damage has been estimated to total at least EUR $10 million,
Tembec Closes Sale of Senneterre, Que., Sawmill
Company has completed the sale of sawmill and related forestry assets to Resolute Forest Products.
Voith Wins DEKRA Award in "Safety at Work" Category
Company received the 2016 award for its innovative occupational safety management. zits frequency rate since fiscal 2006/2007 has been reduced by 93%, to 1.5 accidents per 1 million working hours.
Weyerhaeuser Completes Sale of Norpac to One Rock Capital Partners
Weyerhaeuser expects to use a substantial portion of the after-tax proceeds for the repayment of debt.
Universal Electric Corp.
Green Forest (QingXin) Paper Contracts Valmet for Headbox Upgrade
"This upgrade turns our slice controlled headbox into a dilution-controlled headbox, and we expect this to improve our board quality," said Wu Guixing, production director, Green Forest paper mill.
LEIPA to Convert PM 11 from Newsprint to White Top Testliner
Company has contracted Voith to comprehensively reconstruct its PM 11 to become its future PM 5, as well as a new OCC stock preparation and an extension of the DIP facility at its LEIPA plant in Schwedt, Germany.
Publication of Study Supports Corrugated Industry’s Commitment to Science, Facts
Research conducted last year by Dr. Steven Ricke and his team at the University of Arkansas’s Department of Food Science demonstrated the challenges associated with cleaning multi-use returnable plastic containers.
Sonoco Acquires Plastic Packaging
Company expands key flexible packaging capabilities in southeast U.S., new markets.
Milliken Publishes 2nd Annual Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report
Report provides detailed insight and metrics addressing the company’s global operations, product offering, and their impact on the environment.
New INDA Report Benchmarks South American Nonwovens
Report builds on South American, Central American, and Caribbean economic and demographic trends to provide detailed supply and demand data, in addition to regional trade flows and forecasts.
Self-Powered Textile Could be Woven into Smart Clothes
Researchers have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements.
New Products
APCO CVS-6000 Swing Check Valves Deliver Premium Design, Durability
Specific features include a full waterway flow-through area and low head loss, a high-strength stainless steel shaft, a double-clevis self-aligning disc, and top entry design allowing all internal parts to be easily accessible in the field.
Appleton Coated Introduces Ethos Enhanced Inkjet
New inkjet-optimized product offers a smooth, silk, coated-like feel. High-brightness, blue-white paper is specifically designed to provide enhanced image quality and improved color vibrancy in comparison with standard uncoated inkjet papers.
Timken Expands Line of Small-Bore Metric Seals
Full line of Timken seals features small- and large-bore seals in both inch and metric sizes.
Green Energy Idea Fueled by Wood Pulp Receives Attention
In this new clean energy proposal, wood pulp is used as the centerpiece of a new approach to produce electricity. Pulp contains tiny cellulose nanofibers that, when chemically treated, will produce an electrical charge as they come into contact with untreated nanofibers.
Belfrage Appointed New CFO of Södra Group
Anna Belfrage will assume her position on Jan. 16, 2017, and will serve as a member of Group Senior Management, reporting to President and CEO Lars Idermark.
BillerudKorsnäs Changes Senior Management Team
Ulf Eliasson, currently head of BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden, Consumer Board business, has been appointed SVP production. Peter Jhaveri, recruited by BillerudKorsnäs to succeed Eliasson, has extensive experience from the global beverage carton industry, including from its growth areas in Asia.
Coveris Announces Two New Additions to Executive Team
Werner Domittner hasa been appointed VP of customer excellence and Steve Robeson has been named VP of customer care.
Stora Enso Appoints Bresky Head of Consumer Board Division
Annica Bresky is currently president and CEO of Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Swedish Holmen Group. Previously she has worked as mill director at BillerudKorsnäs AB.
Valmet Makes Changes to Executive Team
David King is currently employed at Valmet as SVP, pulp and energy, North America. During his career, he has gained vast leadership experience in several management positions covering services, sales, and business development in Valmet, Metso, and ABB.
Weyerhaeuser Announces Leadership Changes
Devin Stockfish has been appointed VP of Western Timberlands, and Kristy T. Harlan was named SVP, general counsel, and corporate secretary.
Open Letter from Larry
Travels with Larry: Fall of 2016
What a whirlwind in September and October 2016...
Find Top Candidates at Student Summit
Take your recruiting efforts to the next level at the industry’s leading Career Fair event.
Deadline to Submit Abstracts for Fiber-Polymer Composites Event Approaching
The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017 Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium is November 15.
Free Webinar Hosted By PackagePrinting
Join PackagePrinting for Part II of the It’s not a Question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging series, where they examine some of the issues corrugated converters are looking to address with digital solutions and where the solutions fit.
Get the "Must Have" Book for Pulp and Paper Technologists
The Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, lovingly referred to as the Smook Book by industry professionals, is the most comprehensive resource on technology and manufacturing.
In the Spotlight: Josh’ Reich’s Road Less Travelled
Josh Reich’s path to a career in the P&P industry was direct, but unexpected. Learn more in this month’s Member Spotlight.
Join Kraft Recovery Experts and Peers from Nearly 60 Companies
Register for the 2017 TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course soon to reserve your seat and begin tackling common kraft recovery problems.
TAPPI Career Center: International Paper seeks Coordinator Chemist.
International Paper is searching for a Roll and Pulp Finishing System Coordinator.