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  January 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, reports that it has become a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.
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Iris Hill of Tuscaloosa, Ala., USA, was crowned Charmin Go-Nation Queen of the Throne in the Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) contest that ran Nov, 11 – Dec. 31, 2010.
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As the material required to make toilet paper and napkins grows increasingly scarce, SCA, Sweden, is expanding its ties with suppliers.
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From The Experts
In 2009, tissue consumption in China totaled nearly 4.7 million metric tpy and is one of the largest and fastest growing tissue markets in the world, ranking second in size only to the U.S.
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Market Roundup
The wood chip cost discrepancy between pulp mills in Western and Eastern Canada was the lowest it has been in 10 years in the fourth quarter of 2010.
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Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.49 million tons in November, 3% lower than November of last year and 6% lower than last month.
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Domestic market pulp prices fell $5 - $10/metric ton in December and the bias remains downward.
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According to data released by the Pulp & Paper Products Council, November global pulp shipments increased on a m/m and y/y basis, up 2.7% and 1.4%, respectively.
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Södra Cell, Sweden, has confirmed that it is maintaining its price for softwood pulp in Europe at $950 per metric ton, from January 1.
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BASF’s Paper Chemicals Division, Charlotte, N.C., USA, will increase prices of sizing chemicals, colorants, and polymers for strength, fixation, and water management sold into the North American paper market, effective January 15 or as contract terms allow.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The Kruger tissue mill in New Westminster, B.C., Canada, recently installed a new Nexterra biomass gasification system.
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Cascades Tissue Group, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, North America's fourth largest producer of tissue paper, reports that its Lachute, Que., mill has attained the highest level of RECYC-QUEBEC "ICI ON RECYCLE!" certification for its waste management.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, has completed its acquisition of Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga., USA-based manufacturer of tissue products.
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PT Graha Cemerlang Paper Utama (Grace Paper), a member of Kompas Gramedia, Indonesia, will install a new Intelli-Tissue 2100 machine at its mill in Cikampek, Indonesia, some 80 km from Jakarta.
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Kruger Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, is reportedly planning a major expansion project, possibly at its Crabtree mill just northeast of Montreal
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LuoHe YinGe Tissue Paper Industry Co., based in Luohe City China, has signed a contract with Toscotec, Italy, for the supply of a TT WIND-L Tissue rewinder.
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Nanning Phoenix Pulp & Paper Co., based in Nanning City, Guangxi province, China, reports that it has ordered a new TT WIND-M tissue rewinder from the Italian company Toscotec.
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Svenska Pappersbruket AB’s Klippan mill in Klippan, Sweden, has reportedly ordered a major rebuild of its No. 9 tissue machine from Metso of Finland.
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New Technologies
Voith Paper, Germany, recently introduced its latest sensor innovation for tissue production—the LSC TecoSens.
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National Tissue, Cudahy, Wis., USA, a producer of tissue, towels, wipers, and napkins used in the away-from-home market, has announced the release of its Regal Royale Center Pull Toilet Tissue Dispenser.
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