Weekly Spotlight
USDA to Invest $50 Million to Increase Recreational Public Access on Private Lands

Over the Wire

TAPPI

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Member
Cristini
NRCS will make up to $50 million available to help create or expand state government and tribal programs that encourage landowners and land managers to allow public access to their land for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-dependent recreation. NRCS is accepting proposals through November 27 from state governments and tribes for the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program.
 
Read the new issue of Paper360°
The September/October 2019 issue of Paper 360° is now available! Readers can access the entire issue online. This issue features the latest Paper360° TOP 75, an exclusive and detailed listing of our global industry’s largest manufacturers.
 
Nordic Paper and SKF sign agreement aimed at increasing productivity
SKF and Nordic Paper have signed a five-year fee- and performance-based contract. The agreement aims to improve Nordic Paper's productivity, health and safety and sustainability performance.
 
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Pulp & Paper
Mosaico Group restarts rebuilt PM5
A.Celli Paper s.p.a, Italy, supplied a new pope reel section for Mosaico Group’s multi-cylinder PM5. Since the start up, the mill has been able to improve efficiency and quality of wrapping.
 
Voith Group to acquire BTG
Voith has signed an agreement with Spectris plc to acquire BTG for a total gross cash consideration of €319 million. With BTG, a multinational provider of integrated, highly specialized process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry, Voith strengthens its position as a full-line supplier. The transaction is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of 2019.
 
Columbia Pulp launching first straw mill of its kind in North America
The Union Bulletin (https://www.union-bulletin.com/) reports that Columbia Pulp is in the final stages of launching the first straw pulp mill of its kind in North America. The operation reached a major milestone last week with the mechanical completion signoff for general contractor Pacific Civil & Infrastructure. Federal Way, Wash.,-based PCI was expected to be off the clock over the weekend and exited the site in the next week.
 
Two Sides offering free webinar on changing consumer attitudes towards paper and print
Join Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides NA, and Bob Neubauer, Editor-in-Chief of In-plant Impressions, on October 10th for a webinar presenting new research that will demonstrate how the attitudes and preferences of consumers relating to print, paper, and sustainability are changing – and how the paper and printing industries are benefiting from these changes.
 
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Containerboard/Packaging
U.S. Containerboard production decreased 2.4 percent in August 2019
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the August 2019 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, containerboard production in August 2019 decreased 2.4 percent compared to August 2018 and was down 4.9 percent year-to-date. The average daily production compared to July 2019 was 3.2 percent higher
 
GPHC announces Kalamazoo, Michigan mill for new coated recycled board machine investment
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies, today announced that its Kalamazoo, Michigan mill will be the location for the new coated recycled board (CRB) machine. The Company will invest $600 million in the project, and the machine is expected to have an annual capacity of approximately 500,000 tons.
 
Most Canadian packaging board now 100% recycled content
Most of the paper packaging material made by Canadian mills today is 100% recycled content. Old corrugated boxes and cartons are collected from the back of factories and supermarkets; used paper from offices; and a wide range of paper material gathered and sorted from residential (Blue Box) programs across the country.
 
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Dynatrol Introduces Level Switch for sawdust and wood chips
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Voith launches new infrared emitter HelioX on the market
With its new gas-fired HelioX infrared emitter, Voith is offering a solution for contactless drying along with impressively low emissions. Not only can the new emitter be used to increase productivity, the reduced fire risk also improves safety in paper production.
 
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Sustainability
Valmet builds a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall
Valmet invests in a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall to strengthen the company’s research and development capabilities related to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals. The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.
 
Saica group inaugurates first biomass plant at Venizel, France mill
With a 41 million euros investment, and supported by Ademe and the Région Hauts-de-France, Saica’s new biomass plant uses recycled wood and rejections from the production process to meet the demand of the steam process. The biomass plant, an example of circular economy,
 
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People
In Memoriam: TAPPI Fellow Professor Hannu Paulapuro
We honor Professor Hannu and send our sympathy and condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Professor Hannu passed away in Vantaa, Finland on 8 June 2019.  
 
Cenveo's Jim Pearce receives 2019 Peyton Shaner Award
The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) announced that Jim Pearce of Cenveo, a 38-year veteran sales and sales management representative in the envelope industry, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Peyton Shaner Award. The presentation wasat the 2019 AIPPM Fall Conference at the Hilton Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
 
International Forest Products LLC hires Nick Milovanov
International Forest Products LLC (IFP) is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Milovanov to the position of Director of Pulp Sales. Nick will be focused on continuing to grow IFP’s Pulp Division both domestically and internationally.
 
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Open Letter from Larry
TAPPI 2019 Updates from CEO Larry Montague
Thank you for being part of the TAPPI family. September was the start of a new fiscal year for us. Please read TAPPI CEO Larry Montague's updates to see what happened last fiscal year.
 
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TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit: Not Just Another Career Fair
Get to Know Potential New Recruits at January’s TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit
 
Georgia Tech's Renewable Bioproducts Institute Celebrates 90 Years
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute will be gathering October 17-18, 2019 for their 90th anniversary.
 
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