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  October 2010
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Metsä Tissue, Finland, reports that its Lambi tissue brand will serve as a sponsor with MŠK Žilina, a Slovak football club, in the Champions League Cup.
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Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, Texas, USA, reports that its Huggies Brand has awarded the first-ever MomInspired grants to 12 entrepreneurial moms to help fund and resource their innovative, real-world product ideas.
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The SCA Adventure Play Area was recently dedicated at Fritse Park in Menasha, Wis., USA, as part of a ceremony in which civic and business leaders celebrated completion of the $1.2 million redevelopment of the popular waterside recreational area.
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The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, Orono, Maine, USA, has established a new annual award that recognizes a UMaine employee who supports the pulp and paper industry through research, innovative student recruitment, or teaching that inspires current engineering students.
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From The Experts
Clearwater Paper has not only initiated plans for a new mill in Shelby, N.C., USA, but has also recently announced the acquisition of Cellu Tissue.
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Market Roundup
Market pulp prices appear set to decline this month, according to Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank.
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Total U.S. paper industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.71 million tons in August, down 1% from July.
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Effective immediately, Eka Chemicals, Marietta, Ga., USA, will implement a $100 per ton price increase for all non-contracted sodium chlorate shipments in the NAFTA region.
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Tissue producer Bestway Industrial (Shenzhen) Co, China, reports on its website that out of the world's estimated production of 21 million metric tpy of tissue, Europe produces approximately 6 million metric tpy.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Qué., Canada – a producer, converter, and marketer of tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers – has received confirmation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its American mills have been accepted as Energy Star partners.
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As analyzed in the From the Experts section of this issue, Tissue and paperboard maker Clearwater Paper Corp. is acquiring Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga., USA, producer of tissue products.
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Citing an inability to raise needed funds, Freshwater Tissue Co. reports that it will not restart its Samoa, Calif., USA, pulp mill.
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The Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti Group, Lucca, Italy, is installing a new tissue line at its Montargis mill in France.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, has made a multimillion-dollar investment to boost the recycled fiber capabilities of its Loudon, Tenn., facility. The investment enables the mill to increase the amount of recycled fiber in a range of Kleenex and Scott brand towel products.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, part of the Metsäliitto Group, announced that it will significantly increase its Away-from-Home tissue production capacity during "the coming years."
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Ningxia Bauhinia Paper Co., China, has signed a contract with Toscotec, Italy, to install a new Ahead 1.5M crescent former tissue machine, with a daily output of 80 metric tpd, at its mill in Yinchuan (Ningxia province).
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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, has announced a "commitment to sustainability" by unveiling a long-term environmental sustainability vision.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has completed its acquisition of the Copamex diaper business in Mexico and Central America.
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SCA and BioGaia, both of Stockholm, Sweden, have formed a long-term cooperation agreement to develop new health-oriented products.
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Henan Luohe YinGe Paper, China, will install two new Voith Paper, Germany, tissue lines.
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Buckman, Memphis, Tenn., USA, has named Robert P. Quarles as director, strategic marketing, for its new Strategic Marketing Department in the U.S.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The fall 2010 meeting of the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee will be held in Appleton, Wis., USA, on November 4.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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

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Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

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President and CEO

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