Weekly Spotlight
J&F Investimentos Reportedly to Sell Eldorado Brasil Celulose Shares to Paper Excellence

Over the Wire

TAPPI

Thursday, September 07, 2017 - Member
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According to sources, Paper Excellence has agreed to pay EUR 4 billion for Eldorado Brasil Celulose.
 
Södra Commences Biofuel Production
Construction will begin this fall on a plant to produce biomethanol from crude methanol made by the manufacturing process at Södra’s pulp mill at Mönsterås, Sweden.
 
Graphic Packaging to Close California Coated Recycled Paperboard Mill
Company will shutter its Santa Clara mill by year end, following a thorough assessment of the facility's manufacturing capabilities and associated costs.
 
Andritz to Open World’s Most Modern R&D Center for Tissue
Center in Austria has a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, including laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes in the tissue sector.
 
From The Experts
Report Shows Increased Demand for Wood Fiber Leads to Forest Growth
New report by global wood supply chain experts Forest2Market shows forest inventory has more than doubled since 1953, a result of best practices instituted by the forest products industry in response to increased demand for forest products.
 
Market Roundup
Japan BHK/BSK Pulp Imports Rise
BHK pulp imports were up 25.7% through July 2017, while BSK pulp imports rose by 4.3% for the same period.
 
Paperboard Packaging Market to Cross $240 Billion by 2024
New report by Delaware-based Global Market Insights explores factors and drivers impacting the paperboard packaging market during the next seven years.
 
Froth Flotation Chemicals Market to Grow at CAGR of 3.74%, to 2022
With rising demand from various global regions for flotation chemicals used in deinking, market is expected to surge form $1,775.38 million this year to $2,133.44 million by 2022.
 
China Manufacturing PMIs at Six Month Highs through August 2017
Country’s services PMI dropped to a 15-month low during same period.
 
Wood Resources Quarterly: The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2015
Excerpts from the second quarter 2017 issue of WRQ provides insight into global wood trends and developments in the global forest sector.
 
BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
ABB Focuses New Center on Pulp and Paper
The ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center in Westerville, Ohio—the first of three opening worldwide this year—will provide remote connectivity, advanced analytics, and more to the industry.
 
James Cropper to Show "Dark Side"
Papermaker will showcase its special range of black papers at Luxe Pack Monaco during the first week of October 2017.
 
Sappi Orders New Valmet Chipper for Ngodwana Pulp Mill in South Africa
Mills goals are to increase chipping capacity, maintain or improve chip quality, and minimize wood losses.
 
Valmet Reshapes Internal IT Services
Company signs business transfer agreement with CGI to improve operations efficiency and business focus.
 
West Fraser Completes Gilman Companies Acquisition
Acquisition includes six sawmills and a finger-joint mill.
 
Weyerhaeuser Sells Uruguay Timberlands, Manufacturing Business to BTG Pactual
BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group acquired more than 300,000 acres in Uruguay for $402 million in cash.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
BillerudKorsnäs Invests in Cold Chain Packaging Company Vericool
Vericool’s solutions enable high-quality, sustainable, and compostable packaging for unbroken cold chains in the grocery and pharmaceutical markets, such as for home delivery of food and transportation of biological medicines.
 
CDP First in U.S. to Install EFI Nozomi Single-Pass Inkjet Corrugated Press
Complete Design & Packaging (CDP) will use the six-color press for cost-effective, high-quality, direct-to-board digital printing that extends client brand presence in retail corrugated packaging.
 
NAPCO Acquires Vulcan Information Packaging
Acquisition enhances NAPCO’s manufacturing capabilities and national sales reach.
 
ProAmpac Acquires PolyFirst Packaging
PolyFirst is a flexible packaging manufacturer that provides new capabilities in cold seal and e-commerce products to complement ProAmpac's existing flexible packaging product offerings.
 
Tetra Pak Conducts "30 Years in India" Exclusive Leadership Seminar
More than 100 top food and beverage leaders attend special event conducted this summer in India.
 
Veritiv Completes Acquisition of All American Containers
"The acquisition of All American Containers aligns well with our strategy of investing in higher growth and higher margin segments of our business," said Mary Laschinger, chairman and CEO of Veritiv.
 
Nanotechnology
Greycon Optimizes Polímeros y Derivados Planning Capability
Greycon installs opt-Studio advanced scheduling planning system, increasing visability on materials constraints and demand, reducing trim waste and faster, and providing a more accurate response to sudden changes in demand.
 
New Products
BEA Lasers Announces Newly Designed GPL Series Lasers
New GPL series laser diode module system is best suited for general purpose, medium-duty applications.
 
K-C Launches IdeaStorm Brainstorming Tool to Help Teams Innovate
Kimberly-Clark’s IdeaStorm is a new, dynamic brainstorming tool that unlocks the power of different thinking styles.
 
Voith VForm Provides Maximum Flexibility for Fourdrinier Machines, Hybrid Formers
New unit increases dewatering capacity and paper quality, and is compatible with the ComCore platform for automatic setting. It has been successfully used at Schönfelder Papierfabrik. Npaper mill, Germany.
 
Ingredion Incorporated
Published Pricing
Ashland Increases Price of All Resins, Gelcoats in North America
Prices will rise $0.09/lb., effective Sept. 18, 2017, or as contracts allow.
 
Kemira Raises Price for Silicone Defoamer in the Americas
Company will increase the price for all silicone emulsion defoamer products by 5% and 25% for silicone concentrate defoamer products sold for use in the pulp and paper market in the Americas.
 
Södra Raises NBSK Pulp Price in Europe
Company has increased northern bleached softwood kraft pulp price to $920/metric ton.
 
Universal Electric Corp.
People
Advanced Biofuels USA Names Campbell to Expanded Board of Directors
Organization elects Todd Campbell, former senior advisor for energy and the biobased economy for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in the Obama Administration, to fill the first new seat.
 
Eagle Systems Europe Names Andersen Technical Director
Thomas S. Andersen will head up the sales and marketing efforts for Eagle in the U.K. via his company, AeTee Group Limited.
 
Valmet Names Composition of Nomination Board
Nomination Board consists of representatives of Valmet's four largest shareholders as of Sept. 1, 2017, and the chairman of the board of directors as an expert member.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
TAPPI News
Engage with Industry Experts at PEERS 2017
TAPPI PEERS brings together a global network of industry professionals—providing you the opportunity to connect with a broad range of experts on the topics most relevant to you and your mill.
 
Eliminate Problems, Avoid Shutdowns and Better Manage Inventory
Check these upcoming courses from IDCON focused on management techniques, skills for planning ahead, and reduction of downtime.
 
New from TAPPI Press
"Brownstock Washing Fundamentals and Practices" is a valuable technical resource for everyone in the pulp manufacturing industry.
 
Online Training for Your Corrugated Workforce
Teaser courses are available for individual use as well as Company Licenses.
 
NPIRI Fall Technical Conference: State of the Industry
Hear important updates on key graphic arts industry regulations and gain vital market and business perspective.