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  June 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
SCA Tissue North America, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, this week announced the release of survey results showing an uptick in consumer spending on green products and services.
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The TAPPI Tissue Properties & Manufacturing Course, scheduled for August 10 - 11, 2011, at TAPPI’s headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA, will deliver a comprehensive and structured overview of tissue manufacturing processes, and their effects on product performance.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, and the Norwegian company Fred.Olsen Renewables are forming a jointly owned company to focus on constructing a wind farm on SCA’s land in Västernorrland in northern Sweden.
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Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a partner of Special Olympics for 31 years, has announced 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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Voith Paper
From The Experts
The "From the Experts" report by Poyry International will resume with the next issue of OTW Tissue Edition and then continue on an every-other-month basis.
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Market Roundup
More North American producers announced a $20/metric ton price hike on NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulps for June,
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Log prices in the Pacific Northwest have reached a tipping point, according to Forest2Market, Charlotte, N.C., USA. Prices have begun a correction cycle in response to the faltering building products market. China—flush with logs—is likely to re-evaluate its aggressive buying strategy.
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The cost of manufacturing pulp has trended upward in most regions of the world the past two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA.
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Evonik, Parsippany, N.J., USA, increased prices for hydrogen peroxide (100% basis) by 4.5 cents per pound in the U.S. and Mexico and C$100/metric ton (100% basis) in Canada, effective June 1.
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Södra, Sweden, has increased 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
Fisher International, South Norwalk, Conn., USA, reports to have expanded its presence in Asian countries with the appointment of Amy "Yuanyuan" Chu and Neo "Ziniu" Wu to the region.
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Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, reports that it is expanding its proprietary festooning capacity, in response to rapidly growing demand in the Americas.
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Patriarch Partners, New York, N.Y., USA, last Friday held the grand opening of Gorham Paper and Tissue in Gorham, N.H.
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International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, plans to repurpose a portion of its closed Franklin, Va., facility as a fluff pulp mill capable of producing up to 270,000 metric tpy of high quality fluff pulp for the global market.
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Kimberly-Clark’s Aranguren Mill in Spain has ordered from PMPoland S.A., Jelenia Gora, Poland, a member of the PMP Group, a reel rebuild for its PM 5 tissue machine.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, reports that it is finalizing the full rebuild of PM 5 and related facilities in Düren, Germany.
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MP Hygiene, located in the Annonay Ardeche Department of Rhone-Alps Region, France, has purchased a new tissue line with an average production of 100 metric tpd from Toscotec, Italy.
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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.
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SCA’s baby diapers and incontinence products plant in Linselles, France, has been acquired by French furniture manufacturer Meubles Demeyère.
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SCA is re-launching Purex, New Zealand’s leading toilet tissue brand, which is now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and ECNZ.
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One of the largest tissue enterprises in Russia, Syktyvkar Tissue Group (STG) plans to conduct its first initial public offering on the MICEX at the end of this month.
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Tak Investments Inc., Thatcher, Ariz., USA, has announced a proposal to operate a recycled tissue plant in Franklin, Va., and has entered into a Letter of Intent to complete the evaluation, including due diligence and feasibility analysis of this project.
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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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Yuen Foong Yu, China, has ordered from PMPoland S.A., Jelenia Gora, Poland, a member of the PMP Group, two new complete Intelli-Tissue 500 lines to be delivered in the first quarter of 2012.
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New Technologies
Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, Tenn., USA, has launched AIRspun® Flushable, a new airlaid nonwoven substrate for use in moist toilet tissue applications.
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Oasis Brands, Winchester, Va., USA, has introduced its fully-enclosed, touchless Nvi Electronic Tissue Dispenser. The standard-sized dispenser is designed to reduce waste and labor cost while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination, and serving as an aid to users with a limited range of mobility.
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Metsä Tissue Corp., Finland, has introduced Green Spa, a new plastic-free sauna seat cover in its Katrin brand tissue group.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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