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Graphic Packaging, IP to Create $6 Billion Integrated Paper-Based Packaging Company

Over the Wire


Friday, October 27, 2017 - Member
By combining with IP's N.A. Consumer Packaging Business, Graphic Packaging will create a leading integrated paper-based packaging company with approximately $6 billion of revenue and $1 billion of EBITDA post-synergies. Graphic Packaging will own 79.5% of the partnership and will be the sole operator. IP will own 20.5% of the partnership.
AF&PA: Paper Bag Provision Short Sighted
Massachusetts bill seeks to place a 10-cent tax on recycled paper bags beginning Aug. 1, 2018.
Voith and Theirworld Join Forces, Launch Code Clubs for Girls in Tanzania
Code Clubs provide safe environment for girls and young woman to learn coding and being prepared for labor market.
Technoparc Montréal, FPInnovations Sign Land Purchase for Technoparc de Montréal
Lands, totaling more than 360,000 sq. ft. (33,400 sq. meters), are in the southern part of the Technoparc de Montréal, the Eco-campus Hubert Reeves section.
Arborjet Offers Plant/Tree Recovery for States Devastated by Hurricanes
Arborjet's mission is to provide the most effective and environmentally responsible formulations and equipment to promote overall plant health care and to preserve our natural and urban forests.
Market Roundup
U.S. P&W Paper Shipments Decline 5% in September
All four of the major P&W paper grades posted year-over-year shipment declines in September 2017.
China’s Paper, Paperboard Production up 5.3% y/y in September 2017
Country produced 95.59 million metric tons in September.
Bag-in-Box Container Market Worth $4.80 Billion by 2025
CAGR of 6.3% expected for the next eight years, according to new report by Grand View Research.
South Korea Pulp Imports Soar in September 2017
However, BSK pulp was still down—4% y/y ytd, and BHK pulp was flat.
BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
AkzoNobel Expands Chemical Island to Support Growth of Fibria
Chemical Island concept provides pulp mill customers with a sustainable and cost-effective solution for the production and supply of bleaching chemicals as well as services for other chemical processes.
Monadnock Announces Kona Label, Tag, and Folding Box
Products represent another renewable-fiber innovation--diverting waste from landfill.
UPM Paper ENA to Reduce Graphic Paper Capacity, Optimize Operations
In total, 223 positions are estimated to be affected by plans in Dörpen at UPM Nordland Papier and UPM NorService. At UPM Blandin, in Minnesota, USA, it is estimated that 150 positions will be affected by the plans.
Warehouse Specialist
BOBST Receives FEFCO 2017 Gold Award for Innovation
Premium Gap Control is an independent unit positioned after the counter ejector on the Flexo Folder Gluer. It ensures that 100% of delivered boxes are folded with total quality and to exact specifications, bringing total control of the folding process and major resource savings.
Kruger Dedicates PM 10 Linerboard Machine at Trois-Rivières Mill
PM 10 was completely rebuilt to manufacture 100% lightweight and high-strength linerboard at its Trois-Rivières, Que., mill.
WestRock Receives 13 Awards at Paperboard Packaging Competition
Company awards include prestigious Eco Award.
New Products
Bonomi N.A. Introduces API 608 Flanged Ball Valves for Severe Service
The new two-piece bolted-body valves conform to the design requirements of API 608 with temperature and pressure range meeting ASME B16.34 specifications.
Neenah Expands TOUCHÉ Papers, Increasing Soft Touch Offering
Neenah has refreshed the TOUCHÉ palette with the addition of three new colors and a 91 bright white.
Valmet Expands Applications with New Optical Consistency Transmitters
Valmet has now introduced three new models of optical consistency transmitters for applications that have been particularly challenging for inline optical consistency transmitters in the past.
Valmet Introduces New Scanner for Corrugated Board Manufacturers
Scanner provides a more economical way to measure liner moisture levels.
Ingredion Incorporated
Stora Enso to Invest in Renewable Materials
Company is investing to boost competitiveness in consumer board and biomaterials.
UPM Moves Forward in Sustainable Biochemicals Business
Company is evaluating the potential of building a biorefinery in the Chemical Park Frankfurt-Höchst in Germany.
Universal Electric Corp.
Brown Named Chief Talent Officer at LogicSource
Jelena Brown will be responsible for all aspects of talent management for the firm’s existing and future highly skilled team, including staffing, recruiting, compensation, benefits, training, and onboarding.
Drytac Appoints Holdom Global Product Manager
Shaun Holdom will be tasked with streamlining Drytac’s existing product portfolio and successfully introducing new products to the global marketplace.
Feeser to Retire as President of Superior Technical Ceramics
John Goodrich is named as successor to Richard Feeser, who is retiring after 32 years with STC.
IP Names Taylor Mill Manager at Pensacola, Fla., Mill
In his new position, Scott Taylor will have overall leadership responsibility for the mill’s safety and environmental performance, people engagement, sustainable operations, and community stewardship.
Fisher International Names Sauer Global Head of Marketing
Deborah Sauer joins Fisher’s leadership team with responsibility for strategic marketing, branding, and communications.
Slate Announced for 2018 Board of Directors
TAPPI’s 2017 Nominating Committee presents the following candidates for the 2018 TAPPI Board Slate.
Have Questions About Kiln and Recaust Problems?
Get them personally answered on November 8!
2017 TAPPI Pacific Section Golf Tournament Results
The annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf Tournament was held on September 15 at Three Rivers Golf Course in Kelso, Wash. The tournament is the Local Section’s primary fundraiser for scholarships to university students with a demonstrated interest in the Pulp and Paper Industry.
Free Webinars
Hosted by the TAPPI Nanotechnology and TAPPI Women in Industry Divisions, register for these two upcoming webinars.
Course Instructors Offer Impressive Experience
TAPPI Tissue 101 course features a comprehensive schedule with instruction from 5 industry leading subject matter experts.
The Fifth Edition of the Extrusion Coating Manual
TAPPI News Section Delivers to More than 40,000
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Two Weeks and Counting Until IBBC 2017
The Countdown has started. IBBC 2017 kicks off in just over two weeks and you don’t want to miss it. Gain the industry knowledge you need to be successful in this growing bioeconomy. Register today!
TAPPI Industry Career Center: IP Seeks Electrical Reliability Engineer
International Paper is seeking an Electrical Area Reliability Engineer for its Newport, Indiana location.