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  July 2010
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Recent research conducted by Harris Interactive, New York, N.Y., USA, on behalf of SCA Tissue North America's (Philadelphia, Pa., USA) Tork brand showed that consumers have strong opinions about restaurant cleanliness, particularly when it comes to eating surfaces.
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A Scandinavian research team has been assembled to look into ways of enhancing the environmental and economic sustainability of tissue paper production.
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From The Experts
Beginning next issue (August 2010), Poyry Management Consulting will provide a new column for the "From the Experts" section of Over the Wire—Tissue Edition.
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Market Roundup
Ahlstrom, Helsinki, Finland, has increased the price of its wiping fabrics due to the "continuous rise of raw material costs."
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There could be a momentum shift building in the market pulp arena, according to Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank.
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According to the recently published "May 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report," total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.6 million tons, a 1.3% increase from last month, and an increase from May 2009 of 7.1%.
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The supply and demand for Eucalyptus logs in Brazil has been in balance the past year, resulting in stable log prices in the local currency.
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Eka Chemicals, Marietta, Ga., USA, the AkzoNobel Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, reports that it will increase prices across its entire North American Paper Chemicals product range by up to 20%, effective immediately.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The Belarusian company OAO Spartak will startup a new plant for the production of toilet paper and paper napkins in the first quarter of 2011.
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Cellu Tissue Holdings, Alpharetta, Ga., USA, has achieved environmental certification from the world's preeminent standards bodies.
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As part of new and upgraded paper machine projects at two of its mills in China, the ChenMing Paper Group is installing Siemens (Erlangen, Germany) sectional drive equipment at its Shouguang, Shandong province, tissue mill.
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First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, announced that it has finalized details for the purchase of its fourth state-of-the-art Thru-Air-Dried (TAD) tissue and toweling machine.
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Mike Jansen has been named VP, Finance, and CFO of SCA Tissue North America.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, has launched U by Kotex, a feminine care product with new packaging and design, and which, the company says, "empowers women to change the conversation surrounding women's health."
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this past week announced several executive changes.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, has announced a category extension of its premium tissue brand, Lambi.
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Metsä Tissue, part of Finland-based Metsäliitto Group, plans to initiate statutory negotiations in Finland to address options for strengthening, securing, and improving profitability of its Baking & Cooking business. It also will explore alternatives for generally upgrading the efficiency of its Mänttä mill in Finland, which has five paper machines, three of which produce tissue paper.
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SCA, Finland, has launched a new family of workplace wiper dispensers in Europe. The Tork Performance range includes floorstands, centerfeeds, and wall-mounted dispensers with two different color options.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, announced that Kersti Strandqvist has been appointed Senior VP of the new corporate staff function for Sustainability and will also be a member of SCA's Corporate Senior Management Team.
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Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co., Shanghai, China. has ordered two complete tissue production lines from Metso, Finland.
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Following regulatory approval and as announced earlier this year, the Tejani family-owned Sofidel S.p.A, Italy, has acquired Leicester, U.K.-based, LPC Group, a major producer of household paper and hygiene products, forming Europe's second largest tissue producer with a combined turnover of EUR 1.3 billion annually.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

Scott Springmier
Associate Editor
20 years' experience in the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

Larry N. Montague
President and CEO

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Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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