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  January 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
SCA, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, has announced the publication of its third annual Tork Report, a comprehensive look at sustainability issues and hygiene practices among North American businesses and consumers.
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At the Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI) Spring 2013 Meeting, February 27 - March 1, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla., USA, two of the paper industry’s most respected CEOs - Bob Snyder, president and CEO of Orchids Paper Products and Alexander Toeldte, president and CEO of Boise Inc. - will share insights and perspectives on their companies and how suppliers can contribute to their success.
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Kadant Inc.
From The Experts
In October of last year, Kruger Products announced an IPO to carve-out the tissue business. The IPO entity (KP Tissue Inc.) now has an equity interest in a newly-formed limited partnership, Kruger Products Limited Partnership (the tissue business), with the parent company, Kruger Inc., retaining majority ownership in the partnership.
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Market Roundup
U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper this past November was 2.36 million tons, which is 5% lower than in October 2012.
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Ashland Water Technologies has increased prices by up to 15% on select products within its portfolio of process and water treatment additives sold in North America.
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The NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp business has become much stronger in recent weeks, spurred by large sales of spot volumes around the globe and by pulp mills in Europe and Canada going offline for maintenance.
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Ence Energy and Pulp, Spain, has increased the price of its paper grade pulp to $800 per metric ton, prompted by the growth in demand for short-fiber paper pulp worldwide, especially for the types used in tissue grades.
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Metsä Fibre, Finland, increased the price of its Botnia Nordic Pine in Europe to $840/metric ton.
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Södra, Sweden, also has raised the price of its softwood pulp in Europe to $840.00 per metric ton.
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Stora Enso, Finland, also informed its clients of a $20 per metric ton increase in NBSK pulp prices that became effective January 1.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Cascades Tissue Group USA, Waterford, N.Y., this week reported that it has achieved Green Seal Standard, GS-1 re-certification of Sanitary Paper Products for its entire line of Cascades and North River AFH towel and tissue products.
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Clearwater Paper has completed the next phase of its newest tissue facility at Shelby, N.C., with the startup of a new through-air-dried (TAD) tissue machine. Upgrades to a second TAD machine, located at the company's North Las Vegas, Nev., mill, have also been completed.
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Clearwater Paper reports that Thomas A. Colgrove, president of the pulp and paperboard division, has been named president of the consumer products division. Danny G. Johansen was promoted from VP of sales and marketing to president of the pulp and paperboard division.
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Effective March 1, SCA, Sweden, has appointed Boo Ehlin VP of media relations, responsible for group media contacts.
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Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, Wash., USA, this week appointed Beth E. Ford and Kevin J. Hunt to its board of directors, effective immediately.
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KP Tissue Inc., Mississauga, Ont., Canada, has announced the closing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 common shares of the corporation at a price of $17.50 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of $140 million.
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Orient Paper, Baoding, China, this week announced that it has secured the land lease for its new household/tissue paper production facilities as well as signed the construction and installation contract for the first production line in these facilities.
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Sipat (Societé Industrielle Des Papiers Tissues) S.A., Morocco, has successfully started up its TM 2 tissue machine in Meknes after a major rebuild by Italian company Toscotec.
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Soundview Paper Co., Elmwood Park, N.J., has acquired Putney, Vt.-based Putney Paper Co., a subsidiary of APC Paper Holdings, a towel and paper products manufacturer.
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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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Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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Ken Patrick
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30 years' experience writing for the pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries

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