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Rottneros Invests Additional SEK 117 Million within Agenda 500 Framework

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Member
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Project at Rottneros Mill in Sweden, CTMP Step 2, increases capacity by approximately 18,000 metric tpy, and is expected to be operational in the fall of 2018.
 
Sappi North America Invests $5.94 Million in Cloquet, Minn., Mill
Company replaces headbox on PM 12 with a state-of-the-art, dilution profiled headbox that produces excellent basis weight profiles.
 
Progress Continues in Replacing Waxed Corrugated Boxes
Since the introduction of the corrugated industry’s recyclability protocol in 2005, use of wax has steadily dropped off. In 2016, the corrugated industry shipped less than 10 billion sq. ft. of waxed boxes, just 2.5% of total shipments.
 
AF&PA Responds to Senate Tax Proposal to Set Solid Foundation for Growth
"American jobs, paychecks, and a higher standard of living for our workers are on the line, and there is no time to waste when it comes to enacting new tax policies focused on economic growth," said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
 
Canada’s Ministers Discuss Ongoing Softwood Lumber Dispute with U.S.
Ministers and Task Force discuss economic impacts of the dispute and the rollout of the Softwood Lumber Action Plan, which made available $867 million to diversify Canada's forest products and international markets and support affected workers and communities.
 
Valmet, Children and Youth Foundation Continue Employment Program for Young People
As a part of the program, Valmet enables paid practical training of three weeks for 100 young people.
 
Kimberly-Clark: Pause When You Flush This World Toilet Day
Globally, one in three people don't have access to a clean and safe toilet. Kimberly-Clark, makers of global toilet tissue brands including Cottonelle, Scott, Andrex, Neve, Hakle and Suave, is encouraging people to pause while they flush this Sunday and consider how the lack of basic sanitation facilities profoundly affects peoples' lives.
 
Market Roundup
U.S. BHK Pulp Imports Decline
BHK pulp imports were down 7.2% in September 2017, and down 4.8% y/y through the first nine months of the year.
 
China's New RCP Import Policy Disrupts U.S. and Global Markets
Changing recovered paper trade patterns, price volatility explored by new report.
 
China Pulp Imports a Mixed Bag through October
Country’s pulp imports fell 5.6% m/m in October 2017, but were up 8.4% y/y.
 
Active, Smart, Intelligent Packaging Market to Touch $43,361.3 Million by 2027
Market is estimated to be valued at $18,072.6 million in 2017 and this is expected to increase to $43,361.3 million by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.1% over the forecast period.
 
Folding Carton Market Players Resort to Partnerships to Tap Opportunities
Global demand for folding cartons will increment at a CAGR of 4.7% during 2017 to 2025. Opportunities in the folding cartons market will be worth $57,692.1 million in 2017.
 
BASF Corporation
Pulp & Paper
AkzoNobel Completes $10 Million Sulfur Derivatives Investment in U.S.
Invesment at LeMoyne plant in Alabama includes a 20,000 dry metric ton expansion for the production of sodium hydrosulfide.
 
Appvion to Consolidate Carbonless Paper Manufacturing Operations
Roaring Spring, Pa., USA, to become hub of carbonless and specialty paper production.
 
Cenveo Sells Office Products Envelope Business
Quality Park Products has been sold to LSC Communications, a global leader in traditional and digital print-related services and office products. Sale involves two facilities in the U.S.
 
Little Rapids Set Records with Startup of Voith XcelLine Tissue Machine
Voith XcelLine tissue machine includes auxiliary equipment, stock preparation, approach flow systems, a steam box, a gas hood, and a mist removal and dust reduction system.
 
Neenah Paper Changes Corporate Name to Neenah Inc.
Change becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018, with ticker symbol on New York Stock Exchange remaining "NP." Names of subsidiaries also will not be affected.
 
Papierfabrik August Koehler Orders New Specialty Papers Line from Voith
New Line 8 will provide efficient, large-scale production of thermal papers and flexible packaging papers.
 
Sappi Saiccor to Install Andritz Baling Line with Bale Tracking
Startup of new baling line at Sappi mill in Saiccor, South Africa, is scheduled for 2018.
 
Warehouse Specialist
Containerboard/Packaging
Barry-Wehmiller to Enhance Focus on Flexible Packaging, End-of-Line Integrated Systems
BW Flexible Systems and BW Integrated Systems to debut Jan. 1, 2018.
 
Coveris Completes Realignment into Four Strategic Business Units
Action was taken to continue to enhance how the company delivers service in response to changing market demands.
 
Eagle Installs New Cold Foil System at McLean Packaging
New System to enhance Moorestown, N.J. Division’s new KBA Rapida 106 printing press.
 
Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Seydaco Packaging and its Affiliates
Seydaco is a folding carton producer with a leading position in Canada focused on the foodservice, food, personal care, and household goods markets.
 
Huhtamaki Investing in New Packaging Manufacturing Facility
Company is investing EUR 11 million in a new packaging plant in Finland, with operationsset to begin in Spring 2019.
 
Iggesund Paperboard to Install New Andritz Evaporation Plant
New seven-effect, high dry solids evaporation plant will have a capacity of 350 metric tons per hour of evaporated water. It will replace an old Andritz evaporation line from the 1970’s and significantly enhance energy efficiency at the Iggesund mill.
 
Model Makes Recycling of Drink Cartons Happen
Company’s Fibre Evolution material processing center in Switzerland is allowing drink cartons and other not-readily-soluble paper and boards to be recycled in large volumes.
 
Smurfit Kappa Opens Experience Center for Bag-In-Box
Company’s new center is in Epernay, France, the second one for the division.
 
Stora Enso Delivers Cloud-Based Intelligent Packaging Enabled by Microsoft
Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso utilizes Microsoft Azure, the leading cloud platform for business digitalization.
 
New Products
BillerudKorsnäs Launches SteriKraft Protect AR
To answer the need for higher performance medical packaging systems, following the standardization regarding Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices, BillerudKorsnäs has developed and now launches a new polymer reinforced paper, SteriKraft Protect AR.
 
BOBST Launches SPEEDPACK Packer for Corrugated Packaging
SPEEDPACK is a revolutionary corrugated-box packer that gently picks up boxes as they exit the folder-gluer and batches them up in exactly the right way--quickly and reliably, while preserving the quality of the boxes.
 
New Fiber Cup for Dairy Packaging Made with Stora Enso Cupforma Natura
Due to its barrier properties, the material can replace non-renewable food packaging materials and thereby reduce environmental impacts of packaging.
 
New Scan Heads Deliver Increased Stability of Laser Beam Focus
Cambridge Technology has launched its newest 3-axis scan heads—the Lightning™ II FX and ProSeries 2 FX for fiber laser applications.
 
UPM Raflatac Introduces Next-Generation Solution for Sustainable Labeling
Unique lifecycle approach, called Forest Positive, along with RAFNXT+, is being released to the European market.
 
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Sustainability
Birla Cellulose Number One Globally for Commitment to Sustainable Forestry
Canadian environmental NGO, Canopy, ranked Birla Cellulose No. 1 in its updated Hot Button Report.
 
Domtar’s Research in Biomaterials Science Leads to New Opportunities
By developing new and innovative ways to use trees, Domtar’s experts in biomaterials science are writing the next chapter of the company’s growth and creating renewed demand for healthy, viable forests.
 
Lucart Sustainability Report Illustrates Results Achieved, Prospects for Development
Reuse of raw materials, water conservation, energy efficiency and emission reduction: the Sustainability Report provides an overview of everything Lucart implemented in 2016.
 
Meridian Waste Solutions Attains Facility, Licensing for Advanced Bio-Refining Technology
Partnership with and investment into American Science and Technology invigorates the bio-economy through exclusive biomass separation and conversion technology.
 
Smurfit Kappa Leads Way in Sustainability with New Water Milestone
Sustainable packaging leader Smurfit Kappa announced that it has slashed the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in its water discharge three years early.
 
Universal Electric Corp.
People
James Cropper Names Bracewell New Marketing Director
Richard Bracewell brings a wealth of senior experience to the speciality paper manufacturer, having held a variety of marketing leadership positions at Shell International during a 20-year career.
 
Weyerhaeuser Appoints Stockfish SVP, Timberlands
Devin Stockfish, who will replace retiring Rhonda Hunter, is VP of the company’s Western Timberlands business. Prior to that role, he was SVP, general counsel for the company.
 
International Finance Corporation
Naylor Association Solutions
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