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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Private equity company Triton and Voith have signed a contract for the sale of the Group Division Voith Industrial Services. Triton will acquire a majority interest in the entire Group Division and continue it under a new name with new branding. Voith will retain 20% in the form of a financial investment and will accompany the transition.
 
To be held in the Fall of 2017, the new event will provide a unique experience for attendees by covering market developments, manufacturing innovations, and strategic market insights all at one event.
 
A recent paper in the "Journal of Applied Microbiology" concluded that Airblades spread 60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels.
 
Advertisement, though a rather obvious parody, conveys an important message G-P and other tissue manufactures would like to point out: although no such brand as this actually existed, since at least the 1970s, tissue brands have employed new technologies and processing methods to make them softer than ever before.
 
Technologies being demonstrated include Quantis, quality inspection machines for rolls and packs, the REDS System Platinum, and the PLS Dynamic.
 
Learn practical, applicable solutions for your Tissue Mill at this May 16-18 event.
 
Bonetti Company, Inc.
Changes are well underway as the standardization of crescent former configurations and sizes have allowed machines to be built in auto assembly line fashion in workshops at much lower costs than traditional engineered custom machines. Steel yankee assembly is rapidly joining this disruptive approach to machinery sourcing.
 
Annual paper recovery rate has nearly doubled since 1990 and the industry has set a goal to exceed 70% paper recovery for recycling by 2020 as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.
 
Cristini
Market Roundup
Sanitary paper producer price index rose to a three-month high in March 2016, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
Battle for the Chinese shopper has created a price war among companies that sell consumer staples from paper towels to diapers, making it even harder for businesses to wring a profit out of this critical market.
 
Pricing for mixed paper and OCC was flat in all domestic regions, except in the Pacific Northwest, which increased $5 per ton from the prior month. Old newspapers (ONP) pricing also remained stable in all U.S. regions month over month, with the exception of the Southeast and Los Angeles/San Francisco regions, which saw a $5 per ton increase,
 
Insight Technology International LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The move gives the company the opportunity to explore the U.S. market more deeply and attentively and seize trends, demands, and needs directly based on the daily experience of customers and partners.
 
New PM 4 line will be installed at Papelera Nicaragua, and is scheduled to start up by the end of 2017.
 
Cause of the fire and the full extent of the damage have not yet been determined, but the fire was contained to the paper production area, without causing any damage to the new TM 2, the company reports.
 
New drum pulper processes various recycled fiber materials and is designed for a feed capacity of 120 metric tpd. It has replaced an existing conventional pulper to raise the pulp quality for production of premium tissue products.
 
Guide is designed to help organizations develop workplace composting programs that support sustainability, waste reduction and zero waste initiatives.
 
Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $38 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students.
 
Since last year, Norske Skog has had the green light from the Department of Environment and Land Planning in the Austrian state of Styria to build a production plant for tissue paper at the Bruck mill with a capacity of 69,000 metric tpy. The company puts the total cost for the tissue conversion project at EUR 80 million.
 
Georg Schmundt-Thomas has been appointed new president of the Global Hygiene Category. He will have global responsibility for SCA’s customer and consumer brands and innovation in the hygiene area.
 
Siemens Industry International
"Lostris’ and Wester Blend’s capabilities complement the current Solenis offerings in the global tissue, towel and pulp markets." said John Panichella, president and CEO, Soleni
 
Nuplex Pulp & Paper is currently the exclusive distributor and technology licensee of Solenis pulp and paper products within Australia and New Zealand. The parties expect to complete the acquisition during the second quarter of 2016.
 
First of two tissue machines has a design speed of 2,000 m/min. and a width of 5.6 meters. The yankee is manufactured entirely of steel and has a diameter of 18 ft. It enables efficient drying at minimized energy costs, and a safe operation.
 
One of the leading players in China’s fast-expanding tissue market, Vinda is investing in new capacity to meet demand while improving its competitive position through quality products made on cutting-edge equipment.
 
Company will invest $40 million to install state-of-the-art tissue making technology at its Shawano Paper Mill. The new crescent former tissue machine will replace the existing tissue machine and significantly increase capacity.
 
Vooner Flogard Corporation
OMET Americas, Inc.
Edson Packaging Machinery Limited
New Technologies
Comprehensive lifetime warranty will cover both new and existing Kimberly-Clark Professional MOD towel, tissue, and skin care dispensers. It also will cover the new Scott Essential towel dispenser (and retrofit kit), which will be introduced in June 2016.
 
New injectors provide improved functionality in cold temperatures and enable the use of heavier greases.
 
New rolls enable surface designs that increase dewatering capacity in the press section. The material characteristics are key for the high wear resistance of the covers. Constant high grinding intervals can thus be achieved for the operator.
 
Guide’s selection chart uses color-coded ratings to categorize each valve style’s general usage in a particular application: not used, limited application, may be used, typical application, and maximum performance. It considers both cost and performance factors for a specific application when determining its rating.
 
Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Meeting, scheduled for May 19, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
 
 
Kadant Inc.
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services

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