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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Member In This Issue
Weekly Spotlight
From The Experts
Market Roundup
Pulp & Paper
Containerboard/Packaging
New Products
Sustainability
People
TAPPI News
Cristini
Weekly Spotlight
ABB announced that it has successfully devised a spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper, Vietnam's leading paper manufacturer, enabling the company to drive productivity in their mills.
 
Valmet will deliver a recovery boiler rebuild and technology upgrade to Mufindi Paper Mills Ltd. in Mgololo, Tanzania. The upgrade will have a significant effect on the performance and capacity of the recovery boiler originally commissioned in the 1980’s.
 
ANDRITZ has received an order from Dongfang Smart Energy Co., Ltd. of Shaanxi Power Generation Group to supply two paper machine approach flow systems and LC (low consistency) refiners to its mill in Wugong County, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
 
Paper Excellence has once again been voted one of Canada’s 2022 Best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights. This is the fifteenth time that the company has achieved the Best 50 Award with Corporate Knights.
 
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NSK Americas®
Under conditions of liquid or dust contamination, even sealed conventional bearings will fail prematurely. Molded-Oil Bearings with DDU seals from NSK deliver continual, clean, no-leak lubrication for dramatically increased service life and maintenance intervals.
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Aspen Technology, Inc.
From The Experts
Starting July 10, the Russian wood pellet exports to Europe will be completely stopped. From this date, EU sanctions will come into effect, limiting the supply of wood products from Russia and Belarus.
 
Merichem Company
Market Roundup
ANDRITZ has signed an agreement to acquire the Bonetti Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) has acquired Interstate Packaging Corp. located in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The acquisition is effective June 30, 2022.
 
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Pulp & Paper
Suzano has announced plans to build a tissue mill with converting operations in the municipality of Aracruz, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. The new plant would have the capacity to produce sixty thousand (60,000) tons per year of tissue, which would then be converted into tissue and towel products.
 
Andritz has received an order from Steinbeis Papier GmbH to supply a complete stock preparation line for conventional wastepaper and special grades, featuring a capacity from 78 to 200 t/d, for its mill in Glückstadt, Germany.
 
The two companies PCMC and Northern Engraving and Machine (NEMCO)  – one united by the consolidated experience in the production of machinery, and the other in the production of embossing rolls - have decided to tackle a new challenge: create an Embossing CoE & Tissue Product Development in Europe.
 
Optimize Your Starch Cooking Capabilities
Hydro-Thermal Corp®
Starch cooking is a vital component in successful paper production. Hydro-Thermal’s original Jetcooker™ ensures that producers have a reliable supply of consistently cooked starch for improving wet end sheet strength, size press surface properties, and overall coating quality.  Learn more about how Hydro-Thermal is the right pick in Starch Makedown, Starch Cooking, and Cooked Starch Handling.
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Containerboard/Packaging
Following the recent acquisition of the BB Pack Group in Germany, Antalis continues its expansion into the packaging sector by signing a binding offer to acquire the Cohal Group (Autoadhesivos Cohal, S.A. and Garalmi, S.A.), a leading supplier in the Spanish self-adhesive labels and packaging products distribution market.
 
Burger King® UK, in partnership with global re-use platform Loop, has announced it will be piloting a new range of sustainable, re-usable and returnable packaging across selected restaurants in a bid to tackle single-use packaging.
 
EquipNet, Inc.
New Products
Toscotec, the global market leader of Steel Yankee Dryers, introduces TT Induction SYD, a carbonreduction breakthrough that redefines Yankee dryer technology entirely. TT Induction SYD uses electrical induction instead of steam energy to dry the paper web, thereby cutting direct greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
 
Frugalpac has sold the “world’s first” paper bottle machine, which produces the Frugal bottle – the “first and only” commercially available wine, spirits and olive oil bottle made from recycled paper. 
 
BOBST has announced the launch of the first subscription plan of BOBST Connect, the user-centric platform which connects converters and brand owners to a digitalized and automated workflow, giving them clear visibility and control of the production process.
 
Lubrication Engineers
Sustainability
Smurfit Kappa has completed a large-scale sustainability project at its Zülpich paper mill in Germany, which significantly reduces the plant's CO2 emissions.
 
A Swedish project is the first in the world to 3D print a full-size kayak in one piece. The kayak is made of recycled plastic and is reinforced with wood fibre from Swedish forests.
 
Representatives of the European paper value chain have pledged to recycle 76% of all paper consumed by 2030. The new, ambitious recycling rate of 76%, calculated by dividing the recycling of used paper by the total paper and board consumption, should be reached by the year 2030. 
 
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Vaisala Oy®
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People
On June 28, Emi Stefani, Co-founder of the Sofidel Group in 1966 and Chairman until March 2021, passed away suddenly at his home in Porcari, Lucca.
 
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Don’t miss the chance to register for the webinar “Improving Fiber Quality and Reducing Chlorine Use in Paper Repulping. Oxone™ - The chlorine-free repulping aid” held Tuesday, July 12th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET).
 
Register today for the “The Future of Refining” webinar held Tuesday, July 19th 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (ET).
 
Attend this live online Ask the Expert Event on TAPPI Connect on August 5. No Cost! Just log in to participate.
 
Register today for the “Production and Application of Micro-Fibrillated Cellulose for Paper and Board” webinar held Monday, July 25th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET).
 
Mantrose Group is looking for applications to fill the position of a Research Scientist (Sustainable Coatings) in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Are you interested? If so, apply today.
 
 
 
 

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