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  September 2011
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
SCA Tissue North America, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, reports that, as part of its commitment to food safety training and hygiene education, it is partnering with the National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C., for the National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM) campaign running throughout this month.
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As many as 36 mills across the U.S. and more than 20,000 primary pulp and paper industry jobs would be at risk of elimination due to the costs of implementing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending Boiler MACT and other air regulations, according to a new study by Fisher International, South Norwalk, Conn., USA.
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Pöyry, Finland, this past week released its Green Mill Index for analyzing the environmental sustainability of pulp and paper mills. The index represents the relations of different indicators and overall environmental performance of a mill.
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SCA Tissue North America, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, this past week announced its Tork "Better Business" podcast series
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Buckman
Voith Paper
From The Experts
The cost of fiber is a key value driver for both recycled and virgin producers of tissue. At current price levels for both virgin and recycled fiber, tissue profitability margins are being squeezed. As virgin pulp prices begin to fall from peak levels, the cost differential between virgin and recycled tissue producers may narrow.
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Market Roundup
Pulp prices could come under further pressure in September, according to Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank.
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Kemira, Finland, reports that it will increase prices for hydrogen peroxide products in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) by 15% - 25%.
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The Global Conifer Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached a new all-time high of $92.27 per cubic meter in the second quarter (see graph), according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA.
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Voith Paper
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Ahlstrom Corp., Helsinki, Finland, has agreed to divest its wipes fabrics business area, Home and Personal, to Suominen Corp., a Finnish publicly listed company.
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Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, has completed its acquisition of Attends Healthcare Inc. from KPS Capital Partners, L.P. for $315 million, pursuant to a definitive agreement entered into on August 12.
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Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti Group (ICT), Lucca, Italy, has started up the new tissue line at its greenfield Montargis mill in the Loiret region of France.
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Kruger, Montreal, Que., Canada, reports that its Kruger Products L.P. subsidiary will continue to expand in the North American tissue market by installing a new tissue machine and supporting facilities at its Memphis, Tenn., USA, mill.
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LLC Pulp Invest, Kazan, Russia, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, a PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine.
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This past week, Metsä Tissue, Finland, reported that it has initiated construction of the converting and warehousing hall at its Krapkowice mill site in Poland.
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SCA, Sweden, is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart for SEK 450 million on a debt-free basis. Pro Descart has annual sales of SEK 360 million.
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SCA Hygiene Products GmbH, Sweden, has ordered from Andritz, Austria, equipment for the expansion of its deinking plant serving PM 4 at its Ortmann mill in Austria.
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SCA North America, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, reports that it is the first away-from-home tissue producer to attain certification on its line of napkins from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), one of the largest independent compost certification groups in North America.
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SCA, Sweden, reports that it will invest SEK 460 million in a tissue machine upgrade in the U.S.
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Saber Swiss Quality Paper, New Delhi, India, plans to shutdown TM 5, one of the two machines at its mill in Balsthal, Switzerland, and eliminate 57 of 113 jobs at the mill, as well as reduce staff salaries by up to 10% in the first half of 2012.
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Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, Ga., USA, announced that Bill Sleeper, president – Georgia-Pacific Professional Washroom and Wiper Solutions, will retire from the company in January after more than 40 years of service.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee (YDSRC) will meet Wednesday, November 2, in Appleton, Wis., USA.
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Buckman
Panther Systems, Inc

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