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  February 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has for the seventh year in a row received the Product of the Year/Товар года award in Russia for Zewa toilet paper.
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Sustainability, carbon footprint, and green initiatives are among the hottest topics in the tissue business today. Customers and consumers, retailers and distributors, governments and NGOs, buyers, and sellers are all focusing more attention on this area.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, has been awarded a grant of more than EUR 400,000 by the European Commission as part of its Sustainable Industry Low Carbon (SILC) Scheme.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., USA, has received the 2011 Sustainability Award from Marriott International, and is the first product supplier to receive the award that recognizes organizations for helping Marriott reach its environmental sustainability goals worldwide.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, says that Brazil represents a new market for the company.
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Voith Paper
From The Experts
Following accusations of Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) deforestation in Indonesia, now eight large retailers have decided to stop carrying the Paseo tissue products manufactured with APP virgin fiber.
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Market Roundup
Prices for wood waste, have been sliding for most of the past three years, but were still higher in the fourth quarter of 2011 in most regions than they were five years ago, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA.
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North American softwood pulp markets remain weak, but hardwood appears to have bottomed.
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Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., Mexicali, Mexico, has ordered a complete tissue production line from Metso, Finland, to startup in the second quarter of 2013.
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Fushun Mining Group, China, has successfully started up a new Andritz (Graz, Austria) PrimeLine tissue machine.
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Gorham Paper and Tissue reportedly has purchased a new tissue machine for its mill in Gorham, N.H., USA, that will be installed and brought on-stream by the end of this September.
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Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has accepted SCA’s (Stockholm, Sweden) binding offer to acquire G-P’s European tissue operations, following consultations with appropriate works councils.
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Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, reports that it will close its production, converting, and supply chain operations at the Konstancin-Jeziorna mill near Warsaw, Poland.
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Ningxia Bauhinia Paper Co., Yinchuan, China, has started up on-schedule a new Toscotec (Italy) Ahead 1.5M tissue line.
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Toscotec, Italy, reports new orders from companies in Japan and South Korea.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has ordered a new tissue machine from Voith Paper, Germany, to be installed at SCA's Kostheim mill in Germany.
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The Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill (PPM), Syasstroy, St. Petersburg Region, Russia,, has started up a new Toscotec (Italy) Ahead 1.5M tissue line.
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Metsäliitto Group, Finland, has changed its name to Metsä Group and adopted a new corporate identity.
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Tissue machinery and equipment supplier Toscotec, Lucca, Italy, a member of the Mennucci Group, has acquired Milltech, a Lucca-based supplier of advanced solutions for drying to the paper industry.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, this week announced an agreement with Starboard Value LP and its affiliates regarding composition of the company’s board of directors
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New Technologies
Cascades Tissue Group, Waterford, N.Y., USA, has launched its Moka™ 100% recycled, unbleached bathroom tissue, a first-of-its-kind product available to the away-from-home (AFH) market.
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Graphic Packaging International (GPI), Marietta, Ga., USA, and Vacumet, Franklin, Va., have teamed up for a new product launch for Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas.
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New Embossing Pattern enhances look and feel of the towels, while improving absorption and strength.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The Tissue World and TAPPI 2012 Yankee Summit will take place March 20 at Tissue World Americas 2012 (March 20 -23) at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla., USA.
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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

Anthony Land
Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

Larry N. Montague
President and CEO

Eric Fletty
Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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