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  May 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Employees at SCA’s Neenah, Wis., USA, converting facility recently collected nearly 265 lb of personal care items, such as toothpaste, deodorant, and laundry detergent, for the 19th annual Help for the Homeless campaign.
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Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a partner of Special Olympics for 31 years, announced this past week a program that honors Special Olympics moms by supporting their sons and daughters with a gift to Special Olympics of $250,000 to support local programs and services.
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Kimberly-Clark Foundation, the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this past week announced recipients of its 2011 Bright Futures college scholarship program.
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Voith Paper
Market Roundup
Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April for the twenty first consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the twenty third consecutive month, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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This week Södra, Sweden, (No. 1 market pulp producer in Europe) announced a $30/metric ton price hike in Europe (see item below), taking northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) to a record level of $1,040/metric ton, effective June 1.
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EkO Peroxide, Columbus, Miss., USA, reports that it will raise prices on hydrogen peroxide in North America by $0.035/lb on bulk shipments and by $0.045/lb on semi-bulk shipments, effective immediately or as contracts permit.
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Södra, Sweden, this week announced that it is increasing the price for its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $30 per metric ton.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Que., Canada, reports hat it has acknowledged 23 clients and distributors who, by purchasing almost a million cases of tissue paper made of 100% recycled fiber, have contributed to saving 580,684,397 liters of water, the equivalent of 232 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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CMPC Tissue S.A., Chile, has contracted PMT Italia S.p.A., Italy, to improve the energy efficiency and performance of nearly all of its Latin American tissue machines.
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First Quality Nonwovens, Great Neck, N,.Y., USA, reports that it has concluded its search for a location in China to build a new nonwoven manufacturing facility, selecting Wuxi, China.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, reports that it has further strengthened its Cleaning & Hygiene organization to support the janitorial supply channel.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, reports that its Lambi Kids online campaign has won the first prize for Internet Advertising Competition in the (IAC) Best Consumer Goods Online Campaign category.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, part of the Metsäliitto Group, this week announced a three-year investment program to be launched in Poland.
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Mediterranean Paper Mills (MPM), Syria, has started up the new Toscotec, Italy, tissue line installed at the Jableh, Lattakia mill in Syria.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has set a goal to reduce 20% of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. The company’s tissue mill in Kawerau, New Zealand, just recently managed to reduce its emissions and match that in a single stroke.
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Saudi Paper Manufacturing (SPM) Co., Saudi Arabia, is expected to take a majority stake in Cellulose du Maroc, Morocco, by the end of July, according to several news reports this week.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, reports that it is investing in expanded tissue capacity in Russia and Germany. The investments, including some EUR 30 million fo sawmill upgrades in Sweden, will total approximately SEK 2.6 billion (EUR 290 million).
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has appointed Mats Berencreutz COO of its global hygiene business, i.e. tissue and personal care products. At the same time, Magnus Groth has been appointed new president of SCA’s tissue operations in Europe.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, has approved plans to expand its towel and tissue production capabilities in response to a growing demand for "green" products.
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New Technologies
Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, Tenn., USA, this week launched AIRspun® Flushable, a new airlaid nonwoven substrate for use in moist toilet tissue applications.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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