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  March 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
The 2011 Tissue Runnability Course, April 11 - 13 at TAPPI headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA. is designed to help attendees gain a thorough understanding of the tissue making process at many levels and acquire effective methods to advance their own mill operations.
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Tissue performance properties and manufacturing practices will be explored from several production-oriented perspectives at the 2011 TAPPI Tissue Properties and Manufacture Course April 13 - 17 in Appleton, Wis., USA.
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Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in February for the nineteenth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the twenty-first consecutive month.
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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. In addition to in-depth analyses of market trends in the tissue sector, papers will provide updates on the latest technical innovations, as well as safety and reliability best practices for operating yankee dryers
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The Eighth Biennial Johan Gullichsen Colloquium, set for Nov. 22, 2011, in Espoo Finland, has issued a call for papers in three areas -- Resources and Infrastructure, Product Diversity, and Totally New Products.
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Market Roundup
Softwood prices are set to rise $30/metric ton in key regions in March, Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank, reports.
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U.S. Demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is forecast to increase 4.5% annually to $2.3 billion in 2014.
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Global pulp production in the second half of 2010 was higher than many people anticipated, and pulp markets were better than they had been the first six months of the year.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Bel Papyrus Ltd, a member of the Lebanese Boulos group of companies, Lagos,Nigeria, this past week reported that it concluded the purchase of a state-of-the-art tissue production line with an average production of 65 tpd from Toscotec, Italy.
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Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, reports that it has started up PM 2 at Candiac, Que., becoming the first North American tissue manufacturer to adopt the Voith (Germany) ATMOS (Advanced Tissue Molding System) technology.
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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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Hayat Kimya reports that its TM 1 machine at the Kocaeli plant in Turkey achieved a new annual production record in 2010, with more than 70.000 metric tons of tissue paper at the pope reel.
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Tissue Machine No. 3 (TM 3) at Hadera-Israel, belonging to Hogla Kimberly-Clark, will be modernized by PMT Italia (Italy) with a new frame design and a new cast iron yankee dryer.
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Jeesr Industries, Morocco, has ordered a complete new tissue production line from Metso, Finland, for its mill in Berrechid, close to Casablanca.
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SCA, Sweden, recently celebrated the inauguration of its new tissue mill in Sahagún, north of Mexico City.
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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, has appointed Meg Whitman to its board of directors. A candidate for governor of California in the 2010 Whitman first served on the P&G board from 2003 to 2008.
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SCA Hygiene Products, Sweden, producer of tissue products and packaging materials, has commissioned the building of an anaerobic wastewater treatment plant at its Ortmann, Austria, site.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, appointed Henry C. Newell to the position of EVP and COO, effective the first of this month.
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New Technologies
Eka Chemicals this past week announced that it has been granted permission by the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency to use its Purate® technology to produce chlorine dioxide for applications to control microorganism contamination in pulp and paper mill process water.
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Dyadic International Inc., Jupiter, Fla., USA, has launched FibreZyme G200, a next generation, high performance enzyme designed to improve paper quality and improve the economics of various pulp and paper manufacturing processes.
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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 (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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