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  September 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
SCA, a Sweden-based tissue, hygiene, and forest company with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., USA, has awarded 41 children of its employees in the U.S. and Canada a total of $61,000 in scholarships for their higher education in 2012-2013.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, has printed on Lambi toilet paper some 50 different short stories submitted by Lambi’s Facebook fans, as part of the company's "Rolling Stories" campaign in Finland and Scandinavia.
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Procter & Gamble’s (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) Charmin brand recently launched its 2012 Toilet Paper Election, asking fans across the country to vote for their favorite Charmin – Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong.
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Course being conducted November 7-9 in Neenah, Wis., USA, is being taught by technical experts in each area of the machine from wet end operations through creping and process control.
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Voith Paper
Kadant Inc.
From The Experts
The first European tissue investment in North America since SCA acquired G-P's AFH business in 2001, Sofidel's recent acquisition of Florida-based Cellynne comes at a time when North American producers have exited Europe.
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Market Roundup
Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in July was 2.43 million tons, less than 1% lower than June, according to the AF&PA July 2012 U.S. Recovered Fiber Monthly Report
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Prices for recovered paper are still pointing down in the U.K, no apparent end in sight for the negative price trends.
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North American pulp prices remain under pressure, with hardwood and softwood inventories rising four and three days, respectively.
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In China, resale market pulp prices have reportedly bounced off the bottom.
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Södra, Sweden, will raise the price of its softwood pulp in Europe to $790.00 per metric ton, effective October 1.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Booshoot, Mount Vernon, Wash., USA, a biotechnology company focused on bamboo forestry, agriculture, and nursery wholesale, and Kimberly-Clark (K-C), Dallas, Texas, this week announced a development agreement that will enable K-C to explore the manufacturing of tissue products containing fiber derived from Booshoot's proprietary bamboo propagation technology.
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Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, reports the permanent closure of its Cascades Tissue Group plant located in Scarborough (McNicoll Street),Toronto.
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Stefano Di Santo has been named managing director/CEO of Italian tissue machinery specialist company Fabio Perini S.p.A.
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Hebei Yihuocheng Commodity Co., China, has ordered from Andritz, Graz, Austria, a PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with a steel Yankee.
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Company has signed a credit agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EUR 35 million loan will finance further operational improvements in Poland and Russia.
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Nanning Phoenix Pulp & Paper, China, has rescheduled the startup of its new 30,000 metric tpy tissue line at the company’s Nanning city, Guangxi autonomous region, to next month (October).
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Södra Cell, Sweden, this week reported that it will divest the company’s Södra Cell Folla mill at Follafoss, Norway.
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To strengthen its corporate identity in the market through its products, PMT Italia, Italy, has reorganized its products into three new ranges.
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Sofidel, Italy, producer of Regina paper towels, has closed its acquisition of Cellynne Holdings Inc., Haines City, Fla., USA.
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Yuen Foong Yu (YFY), Yangzhou, China, has started up the first of two new Intelli-Tissue 1500 machines ordered from PMP (Poland) in July 2011.
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New Technologies
Metsä Tissue reports that it has "renewed" the product range of its Serla brand with new product quality and packaging, referring to improvements in both household towel and toilet paper qualities.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
Neenah, Wis., USA, will again be the location for the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee (YDSRC) meeting, scheduled for November 6. Miron Construction has agreed to host the gathering.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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Associate Editor
20 years' experience in the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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