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Lucart Commitment to Circular Economy Creates Fiberpack Project

Over the Wire


Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Member
Lucart supports recycling program in the field of tissue paper, in which waste becomes resources, with more than 2.8 billion Tetra Pak type beverage cartons recycled in just four years.
Valmet, Children and Youth Foundation Launch Social Responsibility Program
Unique new program will enhance employment possibilities for young people in Finland..
Madison Paper Industries to Sell N.A. Hydro Power Facilities to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Transaction is still subject to third party approvals. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Going Paperless May Not Be Greener
Two Sides North America releases new infographic to celebrate Earth Day.
Market Roundup
U.S. Sanitary Paper Price Index Dives to Seven-Year Low
Index plunged to a seven-year low in March 2017, according to data maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.
New Record High for Globally Traded Wood Chips in 2016
During the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China. By far the two largest importing countries are China and Japan, followed by Finland, Sweden, and Turkey.
China Pulp Imports Soar to New Record High
Imports soared to a new record high in March 2017, with a total of 2.21 million metric ton being imported.
BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
Appleton Coated Contracts with CES for MISO Generation Scheduling Services
Customized Energy Solutions will provide operations and dispatch support, as well as market scheduling and settlement services, for Appleton Coated Mill’s natural gas-fired co-generation facility in Wisconsin.
BPM Wins Community Partnership Award
BPM, Wisconsin-based specialty paper company, represents GPS Education Partner School to earn national recognition from Mutual of America.
Glatfelter Named Supplier of the Year by Keurig Green Mountain
Glatfelter received award based on a combination of high performance and demonstrated commitment to Keurig’s values.
Sappi's Neoterix ST Wins Interzum 2017 Intelligent Material & Design Award
Recently launched release paper, the first to impart natural bacterial resistance, is recognized as a game-changing material for the furniture industry.
Sun Paper to Install Four Cellwood Hot Dispersing Units in China
Project includes four Krima Hot Dispersing units, based on the success of Sun Paper’s PM 31 and PM 32 project.
UPM Expands Improved Newsprint Offering into Austria
Company extends UPM Brite family newsprint production to the Steyrermühl mill.
Woodland Pulp Offers Solution, Solicits Community Input on Forest City Dam
Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, Me., has offered to convey to any interested stakeholders, at no cost, ownership of the Forest City Dam and its associated land and water rights.
Warehouse Specialist
Cascades and Tricentris Announce Major Recycling Partnership
Tricentris will supply all of the paperboard recovered at its three sorting facilities to Cascades.
Crystalline Admixture Protects Concrete Foundation of IP Upgrade at Savannah
When confronted with a project exposed to groundwater and seawater, adding a crystalline admixture to the concrete makes the concrete waterproof and promotes active self-healing of cracks. It is also more economical and environmentally friendly than manipulating the water/cement ratio or traditional membrane solution.
Cartulinas CMPC Carton Board Mill to Install KPA Unicon Biomass Boiler
In addition to wood chips, bark, and sawdust, the Unicon Biograte 30 metric tons per hour steam boiler plant at the Cartulinas Valdivia mill in Valdivia, Chile., operates on bio sludge and produces steam for the mill’s carton board production process.
KapStone Wins Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Award
Award-winning entry was for the first-of-its-kind Point-of-Purchase temporary display for General Mills' Annie's Mac & Cheese.
Klingele, VPK Join Forces to Invest in Scandinavian Firm Peterson
Partnership between both manufacturers is a continuation of an existing and successful European collaboration.
Pro-Gest Awards Kemira Startup Contract for Board Machine in Italy
Kemira will supply the startup with all water treatment and wet end chemistries in line with its Total Chemistry Management (TCM) concept.
Sun Paper to Install PCMC XF800 Wrapper in S.C. Tissue Packaging Line
State-of-the-art wrapper, which provides a simpler operating system and increased flexibility for Sun Paper, meets the ever-changing needs of the tissue industry.
New Products
Dow Binders Offer Sustainable Solutions for Oil and Grease Barrier Coatings
New RHOBARR Binders offer fluorocarbon-free alternatives to existing food contact compliant coatings for paper and paperboard packaging.
Lecta’s Range of Publishing Papers Enhance a Collection of Striking Images
Book features 20 photographs, printed on different coated grades from Lecta’s range of publishing papers, making it easy to see the different print results that can be achieved and simplifying the choice of the most suitable paper for a given project.
Stora Enso Introduces Ensocard Resilience Board for Child-Resistant Packaging
Ensocard Resilience is a tailor-made packaging material developed by Stora Enso for pharmaceuticals, para-pharmaceuticals, e-cigarettes, and other products that must be kept secure from children.
Verso Showcases Brighter, Whiter Sterling Premium in New Printed Promotion
Sterling Premium. ELEVATED promotion features innovative U.S. manufacturer Oru Kayak.
Published Pricing
Lecta to Increase Thermal Paper Prices in Mid-May
Increase will range from 6% to 7%..
Sappi Europe Raises Packaging, Specialty Grade Prices
Increase will be in the range of 5% – 8% and will affect all coated and uncoated grades for flexible packaging, siliconizing base papers, label papers, and topliner.
Universal Electric Corp.
BW Container Systems Promotes Industry Vets to Lead Global Sales
Eric Collier and Scott Smith bring years of experience and leadership skills.
K-C Names Allgaier Group President of N.A. Consumer Business
Larry P. Allgaier will lead K-C's $8 billion North American consumer business, with brands such as Huggies, Cottonelle, and Depend.
Robinson Joins Global Tissue Group as VP, Business Development
Prior to joining Global Tissue Group, Robinson spent 14 years working for Clearwater Paper, most recently as director of sales.
Naylor Association Solutions
Put Focus into Your Paper Machine Operations
TAPPI is offering the highly rated and well attended 2017 Paper Machine Operations Course because it helps attendees better understand the connections between processes and how to influence the outcome of products.
Explore the Powerful Influence of Additives!
Broaden your understanding of important papermaking additives and how you can use them to greatest advantage in the products you make.
Sonoco Exec to Keynote 2017 PEERS Conference
PEERS to feature Keynote Robert C. Tiede, EVP and COO at Sonoco Products Co.
TAPPI Industry Career Center: Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems Seeks Field Service Technicians
Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems Inc. currently has two positions open for field service technicians based in the Philadelphia, Pa., USA, and Chicago, Ill., areas.
Mentors and Protégés: Start Your Engines!
Create connections not often available on job sites with the TAPPI Connect Mentor Match Program.
IBBC 2017 Gives Students Industry Exposure
Students have the unique opportunity to receive input from industry experts on their bioenergy and/or bioproducts research projects at IBBC. Featuring a Student Poster Session and Competition, IBBC 2017 offers students a chance to gain invaluable exposure to the industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain industry recognition and input on your research project. Submit your abstract by this Friday, April 28, to be considered.
Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee Spring Meeting
This year’s YDSRC spring meeting takes place in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, on April 27.