Weekly Spotlight
Voith to Bring Immersion Simulator Experience to Tissue World 2020 Featuring Papermaking 4.0 Technology for Tissue Producers

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Member
Voith is driving tissue production to the next level by showcasing its latest products, services and technologies at Tissue World 2020 in booth C10 from March 11 to 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Greif, Inc. Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Sell Consumer Packaging Group for $85 Million
Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Consumer Packaging Group ("CPG") business for $85 million in cash to Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK). Greif expects to use the proceeds for debt repayment.
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Market Roundup
American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2020 Packaging Papers Monthly Report
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its January 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased three percent compared to January 2019. 
American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2020 Boxboard Monthly Report
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its January 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. Total Boxboard production in January decreased two percent compared to January 2019. The boxboard operating rate was 94.8 percent, up 2.3 points from January 2019. 
Merichem Company
Pulp & Paper
Valmet to Supply The Final Stage of Forming Section Rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden
Valmet will supply the final stage of its four-stage forming section rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden. The target of Valmet’s four-stage development project is to further improve production capabilities of the Stora Enso Skoghall Mill forming section.
COMART Installs a New Pasaban Paper Sheeting Machine to Increase Its Cutting Capacity
Comart, a specialized distributor in the supply of paper cardboard and flexible films has the largest private warehouse in Spain with a permanent stock of more than 10.000 metric tons of rolls and sheets. It is one of the few distributors that can guarantee a 24-hour supply service in Spain, France and Portugal.
Solenis to Acquire Paper Business of South Africa Based ChemSystems
Effective February 28, 2020, Solenis signed an agreement to acquire the paper business of ChemSystems, a division of AECI Ltd. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020.
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2020 Containerboard Monthly Report
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its January 2020 U.S. Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in January increased four percent compared to January 2019.
Paper Statement Fees Fizzle in New York Under Pressure of Lawsuit and Public Scrutiny
Keep Me Posted reports that a major win for consumers is the immediate result of a Federal Class Action recently filed. The defendant swiftly halted all paper billing and statement fees before the case was even heard. The good news, however, only applies to New York residents at this time.
New Products
ANDRITZ Launches the New Tissue Machine PrimeLineVRT Vertical CrescentFormer for Dry Crepe Tissue
International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched its new PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer – tissue machine for the production of dry crepe tissue. The PrimeLineVRT features a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fiber web.
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Archroma Tianjin Named ‘Green Factory’ by Tianjin Authorities
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that its affiliate in Tianjin, China, has been named ‘Green Factory’ by the Tianjin authorities.
Sappi North America Receives 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Award
Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, was named a winner in the 2019 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for Environmental Leadership. The award honors companies for specific environmental and sustainability initiatives measured by key criteria including impact metrics, innovation, insights and investment efforts.
Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation’s Family Forest Carbon Program
As an extension of sustainable forestry principles, Domtar has joined the American Forest Foundation (AFF) as a partner in its Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). This new initiative, designed to enhance carbon sequestration in family-owned forestland across the United States, includes other business partners and charitable foundations, as well as the Nature Conservancy.
Kuraray America, Inc.
Kathi Rowzie Joins Two Sides North America as VP of Operations
Two Sides North America is pleased to announce that Kathi Rowzie has joined the organization as vice president of operations. An accomplished communications, public affairs and sustainability professional, her career spans more than 30 years in corporate and consulting roles with Fortune 500 companies, including extensive experience in the paper and forest products industry.
Successful TAPPI Board Meeting
TAPPI welcomes three new Board members at its recent meeting. Andrew Jones (International Paper), Rory Wolf (ITW’s Pillar Technology) and Mark Keaten (GAF) are the new members of the TAPPI Board of Directors.
Explore the Wide Spectrum of Emerging Technologies in Printing
TAPPI’s Intro to Printing Course Delivers an Excellent Overview of UV, LED and Color. Equipment and Methods.
You’re invited: TAPPI Town Hall in March
Taking place in Savannah on March 11, TAPPI Town Hall will seek input on how TAPPI serves members and the industry
TAPPI Journal Editorial Board Announces Changing of the Guard
TAPPI Journal Editorial Board Announces Changing of the Guard
TAPPI Member Deals for March
Planning for Spring and Summer Vacations? Check out all the savings that Membership brings you!  Also, get 40% off Sam’s Club Membership!
Share your insights at TissueCon 2020
Deadline to Submit Abstracts for TissueCon 2020 is April 30
Schedule Change Rolled Out for Corrugated Courses – Will It Help You?
The voice of the corrugated community has been heard: March courses offer a NEW travel-friendly agenda
CorrPak® Competition Welcomes New Experimental Category for 2020
E-Commerce and Subscription Packaging Category Debuts at SuperCorrExpo® 2020
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