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  February 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, plans to restructure its pulping and tissue making businesses, which will involve exiting its integrated pulp manufacturing operations.
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The new Tissue Forum at TAPPI’s 2011 PaperCon will run all day Tuesday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with two sessions in the morning and two sessions in the afternoon.
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A communication barrier between baby boomer women and their physicians is causing potentially millions of women to suffer from common health conditions in silence.
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SCA, Sweden and North America, over the past end-of-year holidays, carried out two major donation projects—one in New York, USA, and the other in Queensland, Australia.
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Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month.
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WWF, Switzerland, has launched a global benchmarking database tool for pulp and paper help paper buyers find products with the lowest environmental impact,
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Market Roundup
December global pulp data were encouraging; inventories fell three days m/m (mostly in hardwood) and shipments rose 15% y/y and m/m.
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Eka Chemicals, Marietta, Ga., USA, a business unit within AkzoNobel, reported this past week that it is increasing prices across its entire North American paper chemicals product range by up to 20%.
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Kemira, Finland, will raise paper chemicals prices in all major markets, effective February 1 or as contracts allow.
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The U.S. paper industry consumed 31.3 million tons of recovered paper in 2010, a 7% increase over 2009 consumption levels.
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Some 87% of the U.S. population has access to curbside and/or drop-off paper and paperboard recycling programs, according to results of the AF&PA 2010 Community Recycling Survey released this past week.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The Metso-supplied tissue making line of SCA in Mexico has come successfully on-stream at the company’s greenfield mill site in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State, near Mexico City.
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Hayat Kimya A.S., Turkey, has started up its new Metso Advantage DCT 200 TS tissue line at its mill in Yeniköy, located near the city of Izmit in Turkey.
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Kimberly-Clark's Cottonelle brand has launched what it is calling the "Make the Ultra Switch" Sweepstakes and giving away 90 prizes in 90 days to encourage consumers "to try something new in the bathroom."
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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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SCA, Sweden, reported this past week that it is implementing three internal changes to its Corporate Senior Management Team, effective March 31.
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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
Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has launched Aqua Tube in Europe, which the company says is the first ever fully flushable, biodegradable bathroom tissue center tube, replacing the traditional cardboard core.
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Xerium Technologies, Raleigh, N.C., USA, this past week announced full global availability of EnerStar, a paper machine clothing (PMC) technology designed to both reduce energy consumption and extend the economic life of paper machine forming fabrics.
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Voith Paper, Germany, recently introduced its latest sensor innovation for tissue production—the LSC TecoSens, which provides simultaneous online measurement of fiber weight and moisture based on an infrared spectroscopic measurement.
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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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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee will meet at PaperCon on May 4, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., USA (Cincinnati, Ohio, area).
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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