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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Wausau Paper is one of the largest Away-from-Home tissue companies in North America. With approximately 900 employees, the company produces and markets Away-from-Home towel and tissue products along with soap and dispensing systems.
Eight of the company’s 20 largest unsecured creditors are based in Maine, and are owed more than $1.2 million.
The company conducted a five-day open house, September 21-25, introducing to the North American market several of its major innovations.
This year, the survey found consumers are increasingly committed to purchasing products and services that have a less degrading impact on the environment and human health.
Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a St. Louis, Mo.-based capital equipment and engineering solutions firm that acquired tissue converting equipment company PCMC a decade ago, discusses his employee-focused approach used to transform troubled firms..
Course offers an introductory-level curriculum designed for anyone who wants to strengthen their knowledge of overall tissue operations.Register by October 27 to benefit from the early discounts.
Be part of the only peer-reviewed tissue technical program in North America to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on May 16-18, 2016.
Naylor Association Solutions
Market Roundup
The August 2015 U.S. sanitary paper price index dropped to its lowest level since February 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
The downward trend of the index has partly been the result of lower prices for hardwood chips, in U.S. dollar terms, imported to Japan from Australia, Chile, and South Africa.
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Company does not intend to stop expanding and will continue to invest in increasing its manufacturing capacity. For this purpose, this past week AB GRIGIŠKĖS and Nordea Bank AB signed a EUR 6 million loan agreement for the development of the tissue paper business.
Delivery includes a CompactCooking G2 pulp cooking system, a new plant for generating polysulfide, and a minor upgrade of the existing bleach plant.
Company announced the retirement of Danny G. Johansen as president of the company’s pulp and paperboard division. Patrick T. Burke, who currently serves as the company’s president of the consumer products division, will assume the newly created consolidated role of group president overseeing both the pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses.
Gonzalo Darraidou will join Empresas CMPC, Chile, December 1 to head its tissue operations. Tissue represents approximately 40% of Empresas CMPC’s annual sales, with revenues totaling $906 million in the first half of 2015.
Andromeda was demonstrated for the first time in its complete form in FuturaLab during the week-long iT's Tissue event his summer in Lucca, Italy.
As a "socially responsible and environmentally responsive organization," Kimberly-Clark has opted to install a new biomass boiler on the Barrow site.
Aaron Powell has been named VP for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Powell, who is currently VP and managing director for Kimberly-Clark's Central and Eastern Europe business, replaces Mike Flagg, who has been named to lead the finance operation for Kimberly-Clark's newly formed Global Supply Chain organization.
The Advantage DCT 200HS tissue lines are designed for production of high quality tissue products. They will fulfill the high requirements for effective technology and sustainability set by Lee & Man.
Company has started up the first of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.
Investment is estimated to be EUR 35 million, and its goal is to supply paper reels for the Trevipapel converter units and for export. The new paper mill will be also in line with a pulp mill, which will add increased value to the investment, providing eucalyptus based slush pulp.
Company has signed another contract with a customer from Saudi Arabia for a new paper machine with all of the accompanying technologies for production of tissue paper. The line will produce papers for production of napkins, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper.
The Amica Unica line is a further evolution of the Amica Matrix concept. The new machine design is based on the innovative rewinding concept, Dual Geometry, a variable system that allows the user to convert any kind of rolls from 90 to 350 mm on diameter.
New line will have a nominal capacity of 70,000 metric tpy, for an estimated cost of some EUR 120 million. Included in the costs is equivalent converting capacity. The project expands the Portrucel Group’s global tissue production capacity to 130,000 metric tpy.
Renova is the first tissue producer in Europe to invest in Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue technology for the production of textured and plain tissue products. In addition to the Advantage NTT machine, Valmet will also provide the automation system for the new tissue line.
In addition to the previously announced Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine, Resolute has committed to purchasing the new Futura Andromeda converting technology and Infinity packaging solution.
Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product Co., China, has brought its second edition of the tissue machine on line at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.
The new and innovative converting plant is now fully operational with two active production lines: the first line is focused on toilet tissues, while the second line can produce both kitchen towels and toilet tissues.
Flushable wipes production line is the first one on the Chinese market to utilize the wet-laid spunlacing (WLS) concept of the HydroFormer and AquaJet technology. Only three days after startup, the operating speed of 200 m/min was reached.
New Technologies
Screen basket is made of wear-resistant material and is suitable for various applications in pre-screening and fine screening, fractionation, broke, and thick stock screening, and also in the approach flow system.
Valmet IQ is a scalable, online quality management solution to optimize the production processes and the end product quality.
New TissueForm ITY forming fabric is designed for challenging applications in tissue production. It ensures excellent stability and highest dewatering at all machine speeds,
Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
During this meeting, the world’s leading yankee dryer owners and service providers will discuss opportunities to improve yankee dryer safety, productivity, and overall business results.
Festo Corp
Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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