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  June 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
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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Cascades Tissue reports that its Ultra Soft bathroom tissue has been voted Product of the Year 2012 by Canadian consumers. The award is based on votes of more than 5,300 Canadians.
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Revamped Restroom Finder mobile application gives on-the-go consumers the ability to search for and rate restrooms across the country, and helps take guesswork out of finding a clean public restroom.
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Not only are the employees at Georgia-Pacific’s Green Bay, Wis., USA—Broadway facility working hard, they are also working safely and earning awards for their efforts.
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Voith Paper
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From The Experts
TAD and new competing technologies have set new standards for product quality in the tissue industry. Some 2.7 million tons of TAD capacity are currently operating in North America, with new machines ramping up in the near term.
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Market Roundup
RISI has announced a risk of capacity closure in the global tissue market that might be necessary despite a pattern of continued growth in demand.
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Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in April was 2.48 million tons, 4% lower than March 2012.
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Recovered paper prices declined by $5 - $10 at U.S. mills for old corrugated containers (OCC), mixed paper, and coated groundwood materials, while holding flat on high grades and pulp substitutes.
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Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in April were 3.442 million metric tons, a decrease of 11.4% from March, but up by 1.3% from April 2011, at the delivery rate of 90%.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Doh-Ei Paper, Japan, has started up an Andritz (Graz, Austria) PrimeDry Steel Yankee (3.7 m dia. and 4.3 m shell length) at its Hokkaido mill in Japan.
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Florelle Tissue Corp., Brownville, N.Y., USA, has begun production following a four month conversion of a specialty paper mill formerly known as Brownville Specialty Paper Products Inc.
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Hengan Group Chongqing, China, has successfully started up its new Andritz-supplied PM 12 tissue machine.
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Kimberly-Clark (Dallas, Texas, USA) has permanently closed its Everett, Wash., pulp mill after negotiations to sell it to Atlas Holdings broke down over environmental issues related to Everett’s East Waterwa.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, has appointed Juha Tilli SVP, Baking & Cooking Business. Tilli reports to Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Tissue, and is a member of Metsä Tissue’s Management Team
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Orient Paper, Hebei Province, China, reports that Toscotec, Italy, has optimized the performance of its Modulo Plus Tissue Machine at the company’s mill in Amlai, India.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has completed the acquisition of the Asian hygiene products company Everbeauty.
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Shandong Chenming Paper, Shanghai, China, reportedly has shutdown a 30,000 metric tpy tissue and paper mill in Hulunbeir City, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
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Shanghai Orient Champion Paper started up its new Metso (Finland)-supplied tissue production line, TM 7, at the company’s facility in Jinshan outside Shanghai, China, last September. Less than eight months after startup of the first Advantage DCT machine, a second Advantage machine, TM 8, was even more successfully started up at the same site.
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Shandong Dongshun Group, Shanghai, China, has ordered two 15,000 metric tpy tissue machines from Kawanoe Zoki, Japan.
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ST Paper is reportedly close to starting up a converted 70,000 tpy tissue paper machine at the former International Paper uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper mill in Franklin, Va.
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Voith Paper, Heidenheim, Germany, reports that it is "gearing up" for structural changes in its markets, necessitated by the accelerated decline of graphic paper machines due to increasing digitalization and the rise of a new market segment for medium-size board and packaging machines (especially in Asia).
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Coldwater Group Inc., Atlanta, Ga., USA, has acquired R&E Kirwin Ltd. of Chesterfield, England
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New Technologies
Voith, Germany, reports that its new, free-of-charge ScreenFitNavigator online benchmark test offers all paper manufacturers the chance to check the energy efficiency of their fine screening (slot screening) in the stock preparation area.
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AstenJohnson, Charleston, S.C., USA, has announced the newly formed Paperchine Quantum Solutions (PQS).
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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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