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Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Company is adding a 50,000-tpy dry crepe machine, alongside its existing 70,000-tpy wet crepe machine. ST also is adding some downstream equipment that will allow it to provide its customers with outsourced toweling finished goods.
 
New machine was part of $100 million the company invested to buy the idled Mississippi River Pulp mill and property in Natchez in January 2013, upgrade its recycling/deinking processes, and install four tissue converting lines (fifth line currently being installed) in addition to the new tissue machine.
 
With a 5.5 meter width, a speed of 2,000 m/min, and a production capacity of 70,000 metric tpy each, the two machines will become operational at two different points in time—the first by Q1 2018, and the second within Q3 of the same year.
 
Virginia, USA, operations will produce paper tissue products and biostimulant and soil amendment fertilizers made from straw sourced from local farmers.
 
Product is being made from residual paper mixed with a lot of water and spread over agricultural land to adjust the pH level in the soil.
 
Trainees complete course specifically designed to familiarize them with the German job market. Course is part of trainee sponsorship with which Voith participates in the initiative "Wir zusammen" of German industries. Initiative pools projects of German companies with the goal of helping refugees to integrate themselves into their new surroundings.
 
Eden Roc Resort Location Chosen for October 2017 Event.
 
Bonetti Company, Inc.
Cristini
Market Roundup
Parent roll production and converted product shipments increased y/y (and m/m), while imports remain elevated and the effect of new capacity from spring startups is starting to show up in operating rates. Parent roll prices for both virgin and recycled grades inched up 0.5% m/m (+2.5 - 3.0% y/y).
 
Sanitary paper producers’ price index rose to a 26-month high in August 2016.
 
Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 3.1% during the next decade.
 
Company will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6% to 10%, effective with shipments in the U.S. and Canada, beginning Oct. 24, 2016.
 
Price adjustments will be 2% - 4%, dependent on products, services, and geographic region.
 
Insight Technology International LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
For the A.Celli Group, Turkey—a natural bridge between east and west—represents a market with great potential and that already counts many active customers
 
Company will construct one of the largest tissue production facilities in Africa as an addition to their existing manufacturing facility and headquarters in Ruaraka, to meet increasing demand for its market leading brands.
 
A complete Voith VTM 4 double-width tissue machine will be installed at CMPC’s new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.
 
Restructuring, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions.
 
Chief human resources officer Liz Gottung plans to retire at the end of 2016. The company has named Scott Boston as Gottung's successor.
 
Naylor Association Solutions
Intervention, which entailed updating the machine’s motorization with a sectional drive transmission and the addition of a new axial unwinder, allowed the customer to immediately increment production at the same technical-operating conditions, substantially reducing energy consumption at the same time.
 
Steel yankee dryer for tissue production, a Toscotec TT SYD-18FT (5,600 mm wide), has been successfully started up at WEPA Cassino mill in Italy.
 
Valmet is supplier for upgrades of tissue machine TM 3 at Metsä Tissue's Raubach, Germany, mill, and the tissue machine at its Pauliström, Sweden, mill.
 
New premises will allow check-outs of four converting lines simultaneously, for a production capacity of 36 lines per year, together with space for the administration, production, and sales departments.
 
Stefano Spinelli has joined the company’s North American-based operations from PCMC Italia, its operations in Lucca, Italy.
 
Vooner Flogard Corporation
New Focus Reelite 20 ENS rewinder is planned to be in operation during the first quarter of 2017.
 
The $23.9 million expansion of TENA incontinence care protection facility will increase production capacity of products primarily used in the healthcare sector and increase total full-time employment with 20 new jobs, for a total of 180 employees.
 
Addressing weak market positions that have inadequate profitability,SCA has decided to close its baby diaper business in Mexico.
 
Effective Oct. 1, 2016, SCA will provide Tork paper towels, tissues, napkins, and dispensers to Premier's network of approximately 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 alternate site locations, including urgent care, assisted living, and medical facilities.
 
OMET Americas, Inc.
New tissue rewinder model E-WIND®T200 commissioned to A.Celli Paper of Lucca will have a 5,600-mm format and a working speed of 1,600 m/min.
 
F-5 machine will be converted to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen towel. Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.
 
Company opened a new facility in Massa, Italy (50 km from Lucca), dedicated to the complete production cycle of TT SYD steel yankee dryers. The Massa location was chosen because of its easy seaport access for quick overseas shipments.
 

Södra, Sweden, this past week officially inaugurated its new pulp mill at Värö, Sweden. The company is investing a total of SEK 6 billion ($700 million) to expand for the future, with some SEK 4 billion ($466 million) invested in the Värö pulp mill. The now completed expansion at Värö boosts production from 425,000 metric tpy to 700,000 metric tpy, making it one of the world’s largest, most modern, and energy-efficient mills for the production of softwood kraft pulp. A large percentage of the Värö mill’s capacity is destined for the tissue market.
 
Edson Packaging Machinery Limited
New Technologies
EZ eco smart cleaner is a quantum improvement in wire and press felt cleaning compared with oscillating showers.
 
Program includes products such as the Blade View measurement device that digitally analyzes blade wear and profiles to the yankee crown, and services such as yankee doctor profiling, alignment, and preventive maintenance.
 
Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
Committee will be holding its fall meeting at Miron Construction in Neenah, Wis., USA, on Nov. 1-2, 2016. This is where the world’s leading yankee dryer owners and service providers meet to share ideas to improve yankee dryer safety and productivity.
 
 
Kadant Inc.
Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Safety Hats - Direct Digital Manufacturing Services

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