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  November 2011
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SCA, Sweden, this week reported that it has decided to form a joint venture partnership for its existing operations in Australasia with the Australian company Pacific Equity Partners (PEP). SCA and PEP Fund IV will each hold 50% of the company.

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From medical breakthroughs and multi-million dollar soccer deals to economic innovations and Hollywood pre nuptials, new study shows that some of the world’s most amazing ideas and contracts were first jotted down on the back of a napkin.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, reports that, in honor of xpedx, one of its primary distributors, it is making a $10,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va., to support sustainable forest management efforts in Canada's Boreal Forest.
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From The Experts
Special Over the Wire--Tissue Edition analysis examines market conditions that may have driven SCA to partner with Pacific Equity.

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Market Roundup
Wastepaper prices are under intense pressure, according to Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank.
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Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in September was 2.46 million tons, 7% lower than September of last year, and 4% lower than August 2011.
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September North American pulp shipments were better-than-expected, Mark Wilde, senior analyst with Deutsche Bank, reports. But pulp prices remain under pressure, he adds.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş, Turkey, has successfully started up its new Metso (Finland)-supplied tissue line at the company’s new mill in Pamukova, located in the Sakarya province.
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Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, has finalized the acquisition of 50% of the shares that it does not hold in its affiliated company Papersource Converting Mill Corp. (Papersource), located in Granby, Que.
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Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, recently received two corporate responsibility awards—Excellence in Corporate Responsibility, awarded by Green Living Enterprises, and Greening the Supply Chain, awarded by the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, has named Linda K. Massman president and COO, effective November 1.
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CMPC Tissue S.A., Santiago, Chile, has ordered a new tissue line from Metso, Finland, to be installed at its Talagante mill in Chile. The line will be started up during 2013.
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Most of the 750 employees at Kimberly-Clark’s plants in Everett, Wash., USA, in late October were told that they could be laid off in the next 60 days, but the notice doesn't affect attempts to sell the business.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, has announced a major step forward in the company's sustainability efforts through the expanded independent, third-party certification of Kimberly-Clark Professional products by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and EcoLogo.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, this past week announced that Thomas J. Howatt, president and CEO of the company, will retire at the end of 2011 and that Henry C. Newell, currently EVP and COO of the company will succeed him, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
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Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill, Russia, reportedly is forging ahead with the rebuild of tissue PM 2 at its mill in Syasstroy in the Leningrad region of Russia.
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New Technologies
FutureMark Paper Co. has introduced two new products made with its "Green Clean" process that reportedly provides "world-class" brightness ratings for high-recycled paper while significantly reducing the use of several harsh chemicals traditionally used in paper production.
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Kleenex brand, Dallas, Texas, USA, has introduced Kleenex Cool Touch tissue, which actively releases a cool sensation to soothe dry, sore noses on contact.
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Xerium Technologies Inc., Raleigh, N.C., USA, a global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, this week announced full global availability of Impact TS, advanced tissue felt technology, as part of its clothing (PMC) technology designed to improve operating performance and reduce energy consumption.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
More than 100 people visited Miron Construction in Neenah, Wis., USA, on November 2, as they generously served as host for two TAPPI meetings—the Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee (YDS&RC) and the Lakes States TAPPI/North Central PIMA Energy Forum.
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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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