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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark announced that it was suspending production in Venezuela because of a lack of primary materials, currency trouble, and soaring inflation. The company made a number of hard-to-find staples in Venezuela such as diapers and facial tissues.
 
The $64 million investment at Scappoose, Ore., includes new state-of-the-art converting lines that are scheduled for commissioning at the end of the first quarter of 2017.
 
New summer party secrets surveynreveals that while you may like having everyone over to your place for a summer party, your friends and family may be a lot messier, and sometimes grosser, than you think.
 
Bonetti Company, Inc.
Shipments were up 4.5% y/y in May, while shipments rose 3.4% ytd. BSK pulp stocks were down 1 to 27 days. BHK (bleached hardwood kraft) pulp shipments were +1 to 45 days in May.
 
New information released in an expanded sample of a for-purchase report said North America and Europe have many established waste management service providers, because of willingness of companies in the region to take up capital-intensive projects, along with availability of technical expertise.
 
Cristini
Market Roundup
With European and Western Europe markets at the ceiling, facial tissue manufacturers are now looking to the fast-moving Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, and Latin American regions to drive sales growth.
 
Wood costs for the pulp industry have been falling steadily worldwide for almost five years with hardwood fiber prices declining the most.
 
Insight Technology International LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
New LC-refiner is part of a major upgrade project of the stock preparation equipment and tissue machine at Sofidel’s mill in Lancaster.
 
Order from Italy entails the supply of four tissue rewinders, Model AC882, in a paper width of 5,620 mm and a speed of 1,000 m/min., two being equipped with a calender.
 
Building on the experience gained in producing the two previous plans, the company is confident that it will continue to improve its business practices and act as a leader while generating positive impacts for the planet, prosperity, and its partners.
 
Company will close its deinked pulp mill in Auburn on July 15, laying off 45 employees at the facility that uses recycled paper to make tissue and packaging products.
 
Domtar said it will leverage its global footprint to expand commercialization to additional healthcare markets, with a focus on Europe.
 
Based in Thailand, Terinex Siam specializes within the professional segment in Southeast Asia. The acquisition is planned to be completed by mid-August.
 
The aim of the rebuild, which is to be completed in December 2016, is to increase the plant capacity and enhance operating reliability.
 
Siemens Industry International
Bill Easley has accepted the position of regional sales manager, and Bob Schuh will be sales director for tissue packaging.
 
Decision to close tissue production plant in Sant Joan de Mediona, Spain, is aligned with the company’s strategy to optimize its geographic production footprint to drive cost and capital efficiency and further increase value creation in tissue.
 
Vooner Flogard Corporation
SAGA is Metsä Tissue's premium brand for baking and cooking papers noted by the company for its sustainability and safety, as well as purity from any of the chemicals of possible concern.
 
EUR 27 million investment at the Skutskär pulp mill in Sweden targets growing demand from the hygiene, non-wovens, and personal care products markets.
 
Center is Valmet's fifth logistics center globally and serves the tissue, pulp, paper, fiber board, and other industries across South America with spare parts and components produced by Valmet and its local suppliers.
 
Collaboration enables both companies to leverage and capitalize respective strengths and create greater value for the whole industry.
 
OMET Americas, Inc.
"Our vision is to lead the world in essentials for a better life. From the products we make to help moms care for their families to having the proper regard for the environment, this vision inspires us to care for the communities where we live and work," said Tom Falk, K-C chairman of the board and CEO
 
Scott Usitalo joined Kimberly-Clark in 2008 and has held several global and regional leadership roles across the company. Most recently, he served as president for Kimberly-Clark's family care business in North America.
 
Project driving force is a modern technology that ensures energy savings solutions following global trends. Additionally, excellent tissue quality is expected.
 
Edson Packaging Machinery Limited
New Technologies
Company will offer its customers a new innovative product, tissue bags, in the important hygiene tissue segment, following the signing of a cooperation agreement with Gaviplas SL (Valencia, Spain). The new product is designed to form a fast response to market trends that show a rapidly growing demand for more convenient tissue packaging.
 
New selection features full-synthetic lubricants, formulated to provide superior lubrication solutions at an economical price.
 
Specially trained technicians help customers reduce downtime and improve productivity.
 
Guide, designed to help users navigate the valve selection process, provides usage guidance based on valve type, general specifications, and common industry applications.
 
Elastomer component, available for all Voith press felt designs, improves the efficiency of machines for all paper grades. The new material reduces startup time and has shown to reduce energy consumption.
 
 
Kadant Inc.
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
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