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  May 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, has announced its Water for Life focus area as part of the company's Sustainability 2015 strategy.
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As National Allergy Awareness Month continues through the month of May, Puffs Facial Tissues (Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) has announced a partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
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Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Naturals brand reports that its dry bath tissue, paper towels, and napkins have earned the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, recognizing the brand's demonstration of environmental responsibility across a wide range of criteria.
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Voith Paper
Naylor, LLC
From The Experts
The wave of capacity investments announced in the past two years in North America created a concern for downward pressure on operating rates, but with the closure of Kimberly-Clark’s Everett, Wash., mill last year and the recently announced closure of Kruger’s two machines in British Columbia, the North American market appears to be more in balance.
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Market Roundup
U.S. manufacturing grew in April at the strongest rate in 10 months, easing concerns the economy had lost momentum at the start of the second quarter.
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Trade reports out of China suggest an easing in pulp prices. With inventories up markedly in recent months, traders and resellers have reportedly begun to unload pulp at discounted prices.
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Inventories on a "days-of-supply" basis dipped two days for softwood (29 days) and one day for hardwood (34 days).
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Södra, Sweden, has raised the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp to $870 per metric ton.
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Suzano Pulp and Paper, Brazil, has increased the price for its bleached eucalyptus pulp (BEK) sold in Asia by $30 per metric ton, to $670 per metric ton.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Atlas Holdings, Greenwich, Conn., USA, has acquired Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Marcal Paper Mills, a tissue and paper products manufacturer and distributor, and renamed it Soundview Paper Co.
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Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Que., Canada, has presented achievement awards to 17 U.S. distributors and 10 Canadian distributors in honor of their strong partnerships and dedications to furthering environmentally preferable products.
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Tests have found dioxin levels in the waterway next to the plant at 15 times the level the state considers safe.
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Andritz, Graz, Austria, reports that it has successfully started up the steel yankee and headbox supplied to a customer in Indonesia. With a shell length of 7.4 m, the steel yankee is currently the longest of the world.
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This year, Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, Texas, USA, celebrates the 20th year of its Bright Futures program and is awarding college scholarships totaling $1.3 million to 65 children of K-C employees across 15 states and Canada.
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Metsä Group, Espoo, Finland, already a major producer and consumer of bioenergy, reports that it will further reduce fossil fuel based carbon dioxide emissions in production by 30% per product ton by the year 2020, compared with 2009 levels.
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Nalco, an Ecolab company, St. Paul, Minn., USA, has increased prices for all of its water and process services industry segments
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Saigon Paper Corp. one of the leading Vietnamese producers of tissue and board, has started up a new Andritz (Graz, Austria) tissue machine.
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Samtai a Taiwanese-based investor group, reportedly is building a 35,000 metric tpy tissue mill in the city of Paulínia São Paulo state, Brazil.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, reports that it is acquiring the remaining 50% of the Chilean hygiene company PISA (Papeles Industriales S.A.), and after the transaction will own 100% of the company.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, reports that it has decided to acquire an additional 5% of the shares in Chinese tissue company Vinda.
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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, has appointed Sherri L. Lemmer SVP and CFO of the company.
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New Technologies
Metsä Tissue, Espoo, Finland, reports that its Lambi group has launched the first soft multi-purpose moist wipe, "which is also gentle on the skin."
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SCA has expanded its Tork® Xpressnap® napkin dispensing system with a new dispenser that guarantees a 25% reduction in napkin usage and features rounded edges and an enhanced color palette.
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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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