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  July 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has announced plans to significantly reduce its forest fiber footprint, including a goal to transition at least 50% of wood fiber sourced from natural forests to alternate fiber sources by 2025.
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The 2012 TAPPI Tissue Properties and Manufacturing Course at TAPPI headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA, on August 15-16, being taught taught by leading industry experts, will examine the entire tissue manufacturing process.
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Georgia-Pacific, the maker of Brawny® paper towels, has launched a national campaign and partnership with Wounded Warrior Project to help support and raise awareness of the needs of injured service members and their families across the nation.
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On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 7-9, 2012, technical experts in each area of the tissue machine, from wet end operations through creping and process control, will conduct the TAPPI Tissue Runnability Course at Neenah, Wis., USA.
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Susan Brennan has been named winner of the Eighth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.
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Voith Paper
Kadant Inc.
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
The global pulp market is currently mired in uncertainty. The market is uncertain, for example, when China will move into the buying mode, where the European economy is heading, and whether low spot prices for softwood market pulp will push pulp mills in Europe and North America to take market-related downtime
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During the next five years, recovered paper demand, particularly in fiber-poor regions such as China and India, will continue to grow.
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Pulp consumption in Europe increased in May to 1,023,367 metric tons from 966,047 metric tons in April. The May figure was down 2.7% compared with May 2011.
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Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in May was 2.54 million tons, 3% higher than April 2012.
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Naylor, LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The European Commission this past week approved SCA's (Sweden) acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's (USA) European tissue business.
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Hayat Kimya A.S., Turkey, has broken the world speed record for tissue machines with a record of 2,210 m/min.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, has appointed John D. Hertz SVP of finance, and CFO. He will assume the CFO responsibilities on August 6.
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This past week, tissue producer Sofidel, Italy, agreed to acquire Cellynne Corp., Haines City, Fla.
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Metsä Group, Finland, will launch a feasibility study to increase the use and production of renewable energy sources at its Kemi mill in Finland.
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Toscotec reports that it has successfully started-up the first TT SYD (Steel Yankee Dryer) installed in Japan.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, this week named Joséphine Edwall-Björklund its new SVP, corporate communications.
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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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Toscotec, Italy, has successfully started up a new tissue slitter rewinder for LuoHe Yinge Tissue Paper Industry located in Luohe City in the Henan province in China.
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White Mountain Tissue, Gorham, N.H., USA, has appointed Cental National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) as its exclusive sales and marketing representative.
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PMT Italia, Italy, reports that, to date, it has installed head insulation on six Yankee dyers as part of a contract it previously announced, involving the design, manufacture, and installation of head insulation on 12 Yankee dryers in various countries of South America.
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New Technologies
Kemira, Finland, has introduced KemFlite™, a new concept to reduce paper, tissue, and board machine problems caused by deposits due to the agglomeration of hydrophobic particles.
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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

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Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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