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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
The opening Keynote Session on Monday afternoon had 119 attendees, followed by 100 attendees in Session 5 on Tuesday afternoon, 95 in Session 3 on Tuesday morning, and 68 in Session 2 on Monday afternoon. The most popular sessions included Alternative Fibers, Structured Sheet Innovations, and Understanding and Measuring Tissue Softness.
 
The inquiry, which targeted Familia and four other companies in the market, pertains to activities that took place up until 2013. Familia will be fined approximately SEK 170 million.
 
At the recent Energy Summit 2016 held by the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, Cascades received a Leadership Award under the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) in the "Corporate Stewardship" category.
 
Complaint includes federal racketeering claims and racketeering, trademark, defamation, and tortious interference claims under Georgia law.
 
The state of Maine's Industrial Rail Access Program awarded about $843,000 to six projects in its latest round, including the paper and tissue mill awards, each with a matching amount from the recipient.
 
Bonetti Company, Inc.
Hardwood fiber prices continued to fall in most of the major pulp-producing countries in the world in the 4Q/15. The biggest declines were seen in Brazil, Chile, Russia, France, Germany, and Indonesia.
 
The pilot program kicked off with market consultation in Q4 2015 and actual contributions starting in January, 2016.
 
Cristini
Market Roundup
April statistics highlight a pickup in both production and capacity, while converted product shipments growth slowed.
 
Upcoming capacity expansion projects, along with the recent sale of Weyerhaeuser's fluff pulp assets to International Paper, suggest a shifting competitive landscape.
 
Through April 2016, pulp stocks at European ports had fallen to a four month low, according to data recently released by Europulp.
 
Insight Technology International LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Rebuilding of the Caycuma tissue machine, aimed at improving formation and energy consumption, entails the supply of a 12-foot steel yankee dryer and a new headbox.
 
After employees shut down the machine, the work began with a three-month window to convert and startup the new A1 fluff pulp machine, with the ultimate goal of having the A1 machine begin producing pulp by July 3.
 
Dr. Hahn left the university in 1974 and became EVP at Georgia-Pacific. He later became president and CEO of G-P, positions he served until retirement in 1993.
 
New 45,000 metric tpy Toscotec AHEAD-1.5M tissue line at the Syasstroy mill in in the Leningrad region of Russia came on stream well in advance of schedule.
 
Suja Chandrasekaran, named chief information officer reporting to Maria Henry, SVP and CFO, brings more than 25 years of experience in technology and leadership roles in both the consumer packaged goods and retail industries.
 
Lucart has acquired the total capital of Bokk Paper, the main independent Hungarian player in the Away from Home (AfH) converting tissue products market. The name of the company has already been changed to Lucart kft.
 
New tissue line will fulfill Papel San Francisco's need of new capacity for standard tissue products. Valmet has previously delivered three tissue machines to the company. Two Advantage DCT machines started up in 2006 and 2009 and one Advantage NTT started up in 2013, which fulfills the company's demand for textured tissue.
 
New system will perform steam generation of 1.2 metric tons per hour and will guarantee a high level of availability and permanently adhere to the guaranteed performance values. Erection and startup are scheduled for June 2016.
 
Siemens Industry International
After the rebuild, PM 1 will progress from a maximum speed of 800 m/min to 1,300 m/min and from a production capacity of 40 metric tpd to 70 metric tpd. Delivery is scheduled for September 2016 and startup is set for the end of November.
 
EUR 27 million investment at the Skutskär pulp mill in Sweden targets growing demand from the hygiene, non-wovens and personal care products markets.
 
David S. Taylor has been appointed chairman of the board, effective July 1, 2016. He assumes the position in addition to his role as president and CEO following the retirement of current executive chairman A.G. Lafley, who was named chairman, president, and CEO in 2013.
 
Investment is being done to improve the product technology and production capacity of seamed press felts for the paper, board, tissue, and pulp drying machines.
 
Company has introduced a planned generational change in the function of the Group CFO. Dr. Hermann Jung, who will turn 61 in July of this year, will cease to play an active role at Voith on September 9, after serving the company "extremely successfully" for 31 years.
 
Deal may result in asset spin-offs to satisfy regulators. Along with other capacity expansion projects, this hints at further potential rationalization in the fluff pulp space.
 
Acquisition of the J.J. Plank Corp.business, including its Spencer Johnston brand spreader roll line and related family of product lines, was for $18 million, comprised of $16.25 million in cash at closing, and the rest in future obligations. Spencer Johnston and the other J.J. Plank divisions supply equipment used in the production of tissue, tissue converting, paper, nonwoven fabrics, flexible packaging, and food packaging.
 
Vooner Flogard Corporation
New offering is designed to save customers time and money by reliably dispensing towels—reducing disruptions and user complaints.
 
Fully meeting the ISO fiber length measurement standard requirements, the analyzer is simple to use with no lengthy training needed.
 
OMET Americas, Inc.
Edson Packaging Machinery Limited
New Technologies
Swing Check Valve is AWWA C508 compliant and designed to provide long-term, dependable service up to 250 psi working pressure.
 
New napkin is specifically designed to improve the food service patron experience through superior product quality, while minimizing waste.
 
 
Kadant Inc.
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
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