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  April 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
A Tissue Technology Award has been established by Metso, Finland, to promote university students’ and scientists’ work on energy efficient innovations applicable to the tissue making industry.
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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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Tissue performance properties and manufacturing practices will be explored from several production-oriented perspectives at the 2011 TAPPI Tissue Properties and Manufacture Course being held this week, April 13 – 17, in Appleton, Wis., USA.
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Voith Paper
From The Experts
Kimberly-Clark’s tissue business has been under pressure as a result of intense competition from private label products and cost inflation. For consecutive quarters, the operating margin for the consumer tissue business has been stagnant.
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Market Roundup
Botnia, Finland, will increase its pulp prices in Europe beginning today, April 1
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Clariant’s Paper Business Unit, Switzerland, a supplier of optical brighteners, colorants, and chemicals to the paper industry, announced price increases across its product portfolio.
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Södra Cell, Växjö, Sweden, has announced a $30/metric ton increase for its softwood pulp. The new price, which became effective April 1, is $1,010/metric ton.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this past week announced that its baby and child care and consumer tissue businesses are notifying customers of plans to raise prices in North America during the second and third quarters of this year.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Australian-based tissue producer Solaris Paper says that it welcomes a recent ruling by the Australian Federal Court to uphold the Attorney General’s move to revoke the anti-dumping duties on toilet paper imported from China and Indonesia.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, this past week selected Metso, Helsinki, Finland, to supply its new through-air-dried (TAD) tissue machine to be located at the company’s previously announced Shelby, N.C., tissue converting and distribution facility.
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Papierfabrik Albert Fripa, Miltenberg, Germany, reports that its PM 6 tissue machine has achieved record production by maintaining a constant speed of 2,025 m/min for more than 60 days. The highest level of nip dewatering under the shortest dwell time in the press zone was provided by Voith's TissueFlex V3 press felt, in use for more than 100 days throughout the entire record production run.
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For the third consecutive year, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility magazine.
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Marcal Manufacturing, Elmwood Park, N.J., USA, this past week kicked off Earth Month by announcing the five "green heroes" selected as recipients of its inaugural Small Steps for Big Change Awards.
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During a recent scheduled downtime, Metsä Tissue discovered problems with the sealing of the yankee dryer on PM 2 at its Stotzheim, Germany, mill.
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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, reports that its Family Care business has officially opened its new Box Elder, Utah, Family Care plant, the first new plant P&G has built in the U.S. in 40 years.
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PMT Italia, Italy, has appointed Tomas Anderson to the position of Manager for Global Tissue Sales.
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SCA, Sweden, reports that its Hygiene Products group and Toscotec, Italy, have started up rebuilt tissue machine PM 3 at Mannheim, Germany, on schedule.
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Solaris Paper, an Australian operated and managed distributor of toilet and tissue paper products and an affiliate of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), reportedly is accusing Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) of locking it out of the bidding for KCA’s Tantanoola Pulp Mill in Australia.
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Syktyvkar Tissue Group has ordered a rebuild of PM 2 tissue line at its mill in the Republic of Komi in Russia.
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Syassky Pulp and Paper, St. Petersburg, Russia, reports that it has ordered a new tissue line from Italian manufacturer Toscotec to be installed at the company’s mill in Syasstroy, Russia.
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New Technologies
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

Scott Springmier
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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Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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