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PPC Trends Report Predicts Steady Growth for N.A. Folding Cartons

Over the Wire


October 2, 2014
Weekly Spotlight
Verso said that it is committed to helping the Bucksport mill employees who will be affected by the closure. It will work closely with union officials and salaried employees concerning severance benefits and other assistance.
Last year, the Canadian forest sector exported more than $1 billion of wood, pulp, and paper products to the EU member states.
The process will begin with open-forum sessions in Atlanta, Ga., and Chicago, Ill., soliciting inputs from all stakeholders, followed in 2015 by collaborative preparation of six detailed roadmaps that define paths for research and implementation.
The ideal candidate will build on the legacy and work towards recruiting and retaining faculty and students, and motivating staff to ensure the school's future.
The 2014 International Pulp Bleaching Conference (IPBC) will take place in Grenoble, France, on October 29-31.
This is an invitation to present at the third annual Tissue360° Forum to be held at PaperCon and TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration in Atlanta, Ga., USA, on April 19-22, 2015.
Newspapers print on pink to show support for breast cancer awareness, which will last throughout the month of October.
The TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee (YDSRC) will hold its fall meeting Nov. 4-5, 2014, at Miron Construction in Neenah, Wis., USA.
TAPPI’s newly redesigned introductory course is being offered, November 6-7, in Neenah Wis., USA.
Naylor, LLC
This year, eight categories were classified as growth markets (the highest number in recent history), five as mature (relatively little or no growth), and four as declining.
P&P Industry Fifth Highest Energy Consumer in U.S.
This report examines the energy cost advantages that U.S. pulp and paper producers experience in comparison with other industries.
U.S. Boxboard Production Edges up
Recently released report details U.S. boxboard production including kraft boxboard, bleached boxboard, as well as linerboard production.
Rising Dairy Demand to Overtake Supply in Next Decade
Tetra Pak's Dairy Index reveals global demand for milk is set to surge in the next decade, largely due to population growth, rising prosperity, as well as urbanization in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Pulp & Paper
Kruger Closes PM 1 at Brompton Newsprint Mill
The shutdown will reduce the mill’s annual newsprint production by 100,000 metric tons.
Fraser Timber’s Masardis Mill to be Acquired by Quebec Firm
Maibec announced the deal with the mill that employs about 135 people in a statement this week.
Glatfelter Completes Acquisition of Electrical Papers Producer
The acquisition provides electrical products and applications including highly technical papers for a wide range of capacitors used in consumer and industrial products, insulation papers for cables and transformers, and materials for industrial power inverters, electromagnetic current filters, and electric rail traction.
Hebei Yihoucheng Orders Second Andritz Tissue Machine for Mill in China
Hebei Yihoucheng Commodity, a leading producer of sanitary papers in China, has placed a follow-up order with Andritz, for another PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with a steel yankee.
Local Businesses Benefit from Northern Pulp Upgrade Work
The increased workforce this year has been good news for Preston Parson, one of the owners of the Lionstone Inn in Pictou. "It’s been awesome," Parson said. "The mill is bringing in quite a bit of business, as these workers come to stay in the county."
STG Brings New Tissue Plant Online in Russia
New facility represents the largest investment project envisaged in STG's development strategy for the period spanning 2011-2015.
Three Abu Dhabi Mills Provide UAE Self-sufficiency in Tissue Production
Information was released during the recent Paper Arabia 2014 event, the first-of-its-kind industry expo.
Louisiana Corrugated Box Plant Catches Fire
After being successfully contained, firefighters continued to watch for flare-ups through the afternoon, but no further fire danger occurred.
Pratt Opens New Corrugated Box Plant in Ohio
The 350,000 sq. ft. facility is built adjacent to the company’s existing box plant in Lewisburg, and is intended to be an environmental showpiece for the industry.
Smurfit Kappa to Buy Bates Container
The acquisition is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to customary regulatory approval.
New Products
Appvion Launches New Treated High-Speed Inkjet Paper
Treated High-Speed Inkjet is designed especially for transactional documents such as bills and statements, direct mail, promotional materials, and catalogs and books.
Konecranes Launches Quick Ship Program for Industrial Overhead Cranes
The full-featured cranes will also include Konecranes hand-held mini-joystick radio control with pendant backup and the low-headroom CXT hoist that improves hook coverage of facility floor space. A plug and play festoon system and numerous safety features are all part of the package.
New Spray Gun Catalog Now Available from Spraying Systems
This up-to-date catalog provides specific information on hundreds of low-, medium-, and high-pressure GunJet spray guns that are widely used for cleaning and rinsing applications.
Wausau Paper Unveils Alliance High-Capacity Roll Towel System
Alliance™ accommodates two full rolls – up to 1,000 ft. each. With its patent-pending design, Alliance offers seamless transfer by automatically switching to the second roll when the first is completely depleted.
Published Pricing
Metsä Tissue Raises Baking, Cooking Paper Prices
The price increases will affect all of the company’s baking and cooking papers on all markets.
Valmet Biomass Boiler Handed Over to U.K. Heat and Power Plant
New biomass boiler provides the Tullis Russell paper mill with a more sustainable, efficient, and reliable supply of steam and electricity.
Arctic Paper Group Appoints New Regional Managing Director
Karlsen has been a successful managing director of the combined Danish/Norwegian operation. Prior to that, he had also held the position of sales director for Arctic Paper Sweden.
Korhonen Resigns as Chairman of Ahlstrom
Ahlstrom is advancing the implementation of a new strategy, a part of which was the appointment of a new CEO who started this past June.
Wurtz Retires as Soundview President, CEO
Wurtz will be succeeded as president by Karl Meyers, who has served as COO of Soundview’s Away-From-Home Division for the past year, and brings decades of experience in the pulp and paper industry to the position. Meyers and Wurtz were two of the original industry leaders who started Soundview.
Still Time to Register for Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium
Product developers, researchers, and academics who have a scientific interest in the field of coating paper and paperboard substrates should attend this October 7-9 event in Minneapolis, Minn., USA. Did you just now find out you could make it? You'll still have time to sign up if you register now.
Join Hundreds of Chinese Specialty Papermakers for a Unique Learning Opportunity
This program, designed by TAPPI and China Technical Association of the Paper Industry (CTAPI), offers you the opportunity to learn about the latest innovative specialty paper products being developed in China
Gulf Coast TAPPI Local Section Fall Technical Meeting in Mobile, Alabama
Gulf Coast TAPPI Local Section will be hosting its Fall Technical Meeting in Mobile, Ala., USA, October 15-17, titled "Process Instrumentation & Field Sensors Advanced Process Control".
TAPPI Press: How Boxes Are Made - New Digital Video in Series
This new downloadable video, "Box Plant 101", produced by TAPPI in conjunction with Green Bay Packaging is available to members for a $50 discount off list price. This is the third installment in the "More than a Box" series and the second CD/DVD or downloadable digital video made available.
TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration Well Underway
More than 35 companies are sponsoring TAPPI’s multi-year series of outreach events and educational offerings
Workforce Development: Addressing the ROI Challenge
TAPPI’s PIMA Division is offering a free webinar that will describe ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.
Present at PaperCon 2015
Honoring our Past, Inspiring Our Future: Speak at the largest program for the pulp and paper industry.
TAPPI Tissue 101 - Properties and Processes
Understand the basics in tissue making.
TAPPI Press: Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills
Members save nearly $20 off list price on this new, spiral bound text.