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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Based in Florida, Atlas Paper manufactures branded and private label tissue products for the at-home and away-from-home markets. It offers both virgin and recycled products, covering economy, value and premium grades.
Since the plant would produce fluff pulp for hygenic products, it needs young pine trees that are not available in western, northern, or eastern Arkansas.
Steam generator project consists of recovering and reusing energy in the exhaust gases of the hood used to dry out the paper, by means of a system fitted with a steam-generating heat exchanger. The aim was to reduce the consumption of natural gas without adversely affecting production.
2016 event will again feature the industry’s only peer-reviewed, non-commercial program exploring the latest advances in tissue making and converting technologies worldwide.
Those completing the TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey by December 21 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
TAPPI currently has five tissue webinars archived for access by TAPPI members.
Naylor Association Solutions
Market Roundup
Sanitary paper price index rose slightly in October from September’s 55-month low.
One major trend in this market is the increase in use of kitchen towel for aesthetic purpose. Increasing purchasing power has supported demand for high quality and premium brands. New designs, including hand-knitted or crocheted towels, are rising in popularity.
Tissue, paper, and packaging segment will be stable with operating earnings forecast to grow by 0%-4% on the back of increased (1) packaging demand, driven by modest economic uptick and stable food consumption; and (2) tissue demand, driven by population growth and improving hygiene standards.
Converted product shipments, parent roll production, operating rates, and parent roll prices all improve.
New report, prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts, covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. It also includes a discussion of key vendors operating in this market.
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
A.Celli Paper’s Customer Service department, in collaboration with the mill’s specialized staff, dismantled the slitting unit at the Lebanon mill in just four days of machine downtime and two days of product testing, allowing the customer to resume standard production with no complications or delays, concluding the first of three interventions on the rewinder with excellent results.
Company also was named the most responsible organization by Quebecers for a fifth consecutive year, according to the Baromètre de la consommation responsable.
Early termination is in connection with SCA’s agreement to acquire Wausau Paper for $10.25 per share, or a total consideration of $513 million (approximately SEK 4.2 billion) in cash.
Company received an order totaling approximately $3 million from a tissue producer in Latin America for a fiber processing line to produce pulp from virgin fiber and recycled "mill broke" fiber.
Company noted that a lack of basic sanitation affects people's dignity and escalates the spread of life-threatening diseases that can be fatal to children and their families. Additionally, countless children miss school because of the spread of disease and infection from a lack of basic sanitation.
Effective December 2, the company is no longer taking orders for products, and anticipates closing of its business operations on or before tomorrow, December 9.
Helena Marjaranta VP, global communications, is based in Helsinki. Her responsibility area covers external and internal communications, and she reports to Urs Pennanen, SVP, customer and marketing operations.
New 25,000 metric tpy tissue machine at the company’s mill in San Luis Potosí is 2,800 mm wide, operates at a speed of 1,500 m/min., has a 12-ft/ dia. steel yankee dryer, and can produce 80 metric tpd of high-quality tissue.
Kari Saarinen is currently working at Valmet as SVP, strategy and operational development. In his new CFO position, he continues as a member of Valmet's Executive Team and reports to the President and CEO Pasi Laine.
Project is part of SCA's investment to upgrade the production of bleached softwood kraft pulp at the Östrand mill from today's capacity of 430,000 metric tons to 900,000 metric TPY. The last startup of the renewed pulp mill is scheduled for May 2018.
Supply includes debarking drums and HHQ chippers, a pulp dryer with energy-saving technologies including a boiler exhaust energy recovery system, fine screening, a twin wire dewatering system, sheet dryer, cutter, and two balling lines, as well as an upgrade of the white liquor plant with new recausticizing machinery and a capacity increase of the existing lime kiln.
Mill recently partnered with the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation to host a group of local students and provide an introduction to engineering.
Two AHEAD-1.5M tissue machines came on-stream at Vinda Sichuan and Vinda Shandong Paper in China. The two tissue lines were started up according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan, and Laiwu, Shandong.
Rebuild of TM 7 tissue machine in Ching Shui Mill (Taiwan) includes a new steel Intelli-YD, Intelli-Cap, and Steam & Condensate equipment.
New Technologies
FITNIR Kappa uniquely measures kraft pulp properties without requiring extensive sample preparation or the use of chemicals.
With Tork Image Design dispensers, businesses can deliver continuity in an elegant experience that begins at the front door and carries through to the washroom.
Available as electric hydraulic with push-button hand pendant or manually operated with foot, units provide the flexibility of a scissor lift with the portability of an adjustable work platform to enhance ergonomics.
Festo Corp
Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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