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  October 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Orchids Paper Products Co., Pryor, Okla., USA, was recently awarded Dollar General's 2012 Pride Award - Private Label Vendor of the Year.
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The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, has recognized paper machine clothing supplier Albany International Corp., Rochester, N.H., as a "Business Partner of the Year."
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Kimberly-Clark has received an A+ rating from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report, "Full Circle," which highlights the company's progress towards its Sustainability 2015 goals.
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Clearwater Paper Corp. this week announced that Linda K. Massman will become the company’s next CEO, succeeding Gordon L. Jones, who will be retiring from his roles as CEO and chairman of the board of directors on December 31.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, one the world’s most prestigious sustainability indexes.
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TAPPI's Tissue Runnability Course in Neenah, Wis., USA, November 7-9 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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TAPPI’s 2012 Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates for two officer and three director positions on the TAPPI Board. Voting begins December 1.
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Voith Paper
Kadant Inc.
Market Roundup
China will continue to see rising wood pulp production along with rising imports of wood chips to make that pulp.However, large-scale paper grade market pulp production in China is not a sustainable business over time.
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Total U.S. paper industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.56 million tons in August, 6% higher than the previous month
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North American NBSK pulp prices averaged $850/ metric ton in August, which was down $30/metric ton compared with the prior month.
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Metsä Fibre, Finland, increased the price of Botnia Nordic Pine (northern bleached softwood kraft) in Europe, effective October 1.
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Fibria, Brazil, the world's biggest producer of bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp, has informed customers of a price increase for BEK (bleached eucalyptus kraft) in Europe to $780/metric ton.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Cascades Tissue Group has launched a new antibacterial paper towel that its says redefines the hand towel’s role in enhancing hygiene.
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C&S Paper, China, has ordered from Toscotec, Italy, two new tissue machines with a combined capacity of 58,000 metric tpy to be installed at its mills in China.
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Cia. Canoinhas de Papel, Canoinhas, Santa Catarina, Brazil has started up its rebuilt No. 1 tissue machine.
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The Hengan Group, China, and Andritz, Graz, Austria, have successfully completed a total of four tissue machine start-ups planned for this year.
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Booshoot, Mount Vernon, Wash., USA, and Kimberly-Clark have 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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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Roswell, Ga., USA, this past week announced that Liz Gottung, SVP and chief human resources officer, received the 2012 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award by Evanta HR.
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Metsä Tissue Corp., Espoo, Finland, a European tissue and cooking paper products supplier, said that it will update its organization, the first step being a restructuring of the Management Team.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, will begin personnel reductions at its Finnish units, involving white-collar personnel, excluding frontline sales teams.
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SCA, Sweden, reportedly has informed all 42 employees at its tissue mill in Jönköping, central Sweden, that the plant likely will shut down by year-end.
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Suominen Corp., Finland, reports that the transfer of the Home and Personal Brazilian operation from Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, originally scheduled for the third quarter of this year, has been delayed due to delays in different operating permits, although approvals from the competition authorities have been received.
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Sonia Bertetto has been appointed tissue sales manager at PMT Italia, Italy, with the task of consolidating PMT’s Tissue Business in its traditional geographic areas and expanding it worldwide.
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New Technologies
SCA, Boston, Mass., USA, has announced the North American launch of its new collection of hand towels, which includes Premium Extra Soft, Premium, and Advanced Soft.
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Cristini Diagnostic Systems, Italy, has introduced PermFlowDUO™ as the world’s first portable instrument to integrate (in the same unit) a sophisticated microwave meter, a water permeability meter, and a temperature sensor.
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Metso, Finland, and the Swedish seal manufacturer Huhnseal have signed an agreement regarding mechanical seals for the global pulp and paper industry, to be sold under the Metso brand with the product name SealMax.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
The fall committee meeting will allow members to share knowledge and best practices to increase safety and reduce delay that negatively impacts dryer operations and overall productivity. It will include the development of standard practices and presentations on doctor setup/profiling and metalizing yankee dryers.
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Ken Patrick
Editorial Director
30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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