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  December 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has been ranked No. 4 on the 2012 "World's 25 Best Multinational Workplaces" by the Great Place to Work Institute.
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All SCA Tork® brand of away-from-home tissue products in North America are now made from either 100% recycled fiber or from "fresh fiber" sourced from suppliers with Chain of Custody certification, and company is committing to achieve FSC or comparable certification on all Tork products made from fresh fiber in North America by 2014.
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The newly formed TAPPI Process & Project Engineering Committee would like your mill's participation in a survey it is conducting to better determine what capital project strategies today’s pulp and paper mills are implementing.
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This past Thanksgiving week, Georgia-Pacific’s Plattsburgh, N.Y., USA, mill employees filled a truckload of the company’s Quilted Northern Ultra Plush™ bath tissue, worth $25,000, for delivery to people in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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A team making a record-breaking attempt to cross Antarctica during the winter will be taking products from SCA’s hygiene brand Tork along with them.
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Voith Paper
Kadant Inc.
From The Experts
Tissue machine startups are coming thick and fast from Asia, with China accounting for more than half of the lines in 2010/11. The question is, according to Toscotec Far East GM Marco Dalle Piagge, "is this sustainable?"
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Market Roundup
The global pulp market started to recover this fall after having been in decline for more than a year, with world shipments increasing 11% from July to September.
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U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in October was 2.49 million tons, 6% higher than in September 2012.
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Declining prices for softwood pulp during much of 2012 have forced many pulp mills to cut wood fiber costs to remain profitable, driving the softwood fiber price index (SFPI) during the 3Q/12 to its lowest has level since 2010.
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Softwood pulp prices are rebounding in North America, up $20/metric ton in November for a second consecutive month.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
C&S Paper, China, has brought a new 28,000 metric tpy tissue machine on-stream at its mill in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.
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First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, N.Y., USA, reportedly will install a Voith ATMOS Technology tissue machine at its Anderson, S.C., USA, mill.
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The HengAn Group in China has awarded Metso, Finland, a repeat order for four complete tissue production lines - two to be located at Shandong HengAn Paper Co. in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and two at HengAn Wuhu Paper Co. in Wuhu City, Anhui Province.
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HengAn Group, China, following the recent startup of its ninth Andritz tissue machine, this past week announced that it has ordered four more Andritz tissue machines with steel yankees for its mills in Changde and Chongqing, China.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced that Michael Hsu will join the company as president, North America Consumer Products, succeeding Robert Abernathy, who announced his intent to retire after more than 30 years with the company.
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KP Tissue Inc., Mississauga, Ont., Canada, this week agreed to the initial public offering of 8,000,000 common shares at a price of $17.50 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $140 million.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, has named Nancy Loewe chief strategy officer and treasurer, reportring to Chairman and CEO Tom Falk.
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Palero invest, a private equity fund based in Luxembourg, is acquiring the Kimberly-Clark (Dallas, Texas, USA) Reisholz tissue manufacturing mill and its German rolled tissue brands, including Hakle Dry Toilet Tissue, Dick&Durstig, and Servus.
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Metsä Tissue, Finland, Metsä Group’s tissue and cooking paper business, reports that it has finished statutory negotiations in its Finnish units, which it announced and launched this past September.
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OMET, Italy, reports that its expansion over the past several years, and particularly its new facility in Lecco, have been designed to strengthen its leadership in the tissue machinery converting arena and to support the development of new technologies in the tissue industry.
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SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has signed a joint venture agreement with Sweden-based E.ON to develop a number of wind power projects together.
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SsangYong C&B Inc., Jochiwon-eup, Seong, South Korea, has purchased a new tissue machine with a production capacity of 91 tpd from Toscotec, Italy.
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New Technologies
Voith Paper, Wilson, N.C., USA, has formed a joint venture with Gulf Coast Manufacturing to produce and supply the Voith SkyLine doctor blade product line and doctoring accessories in its Gulf Shores, Ala., facility.
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BTG Instruments has officially opened a service center in Hyderabad, India, to fully support customers in the growing Indian paper industry.
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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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Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

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Vice President, Operations

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