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  February 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Issue Spotlight
Cascades Tissue Group, referencing a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, is emphasizing the major role that inadequate hand drying plays in the spread of germs and bacteria.
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TAPPI's newest publication, Tissue360° magazine, and TAPPI tissue experts have organized a comprehensive technical forum for PaperCon 2013 in Atlanta, Ga., USA, April 28 – May 1.
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In the height of what is considered the worst flu season in recent years, Kimberly-Clark’s Kleenex brand is hand-delivering Kleenex Care Packs to unsuspecting "fans" across North America. One lucky fan just got the surprise of his lifetime.
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Course is designed for those who desire an introductory-to-intermediate level, comprehensive, and structured course on tissue properties, and their effect of manufacturing.
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Company names Jean Jobin COO; Stéphane Rousseau EVP, Away-from-Home Products in North America; and Eric Ellyson EVP, Consumer Products Canada.
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IT’S TISSUE—The Italian Technology Experience," to be held in Lucca, Italy, June 22-30, will be the first for this nine-day event, being hosted by 12 key technology suppliers.
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Cascades named Xerium Technologies winner of the fourth edition of its Sustainable Supplier Award, a contest that recognizes best business practices in sustainable development among its suppliers
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Orchids Paper Products Co., Pryor, Okla., USA, reports that its full-year 2012 net sales increased $3.0 million, or 3%, to $100.8 million, marking the first time the company has achieved more than $100 million in net sales.
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Kadant Inc.
Market Roundup
Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in December 2012 was 2.38 million tons, less than 1% higher than in November.
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Global NBSK market pulp prices last month rose ~$20-$25 per metric ton m/m, to $893 per metric ton.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The offering makes Office Depot the first national retailer to sell the product since its launch in the U.S. away-from-home market last October.
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Hugo D'Amours was director of media relations for Quebec Premier Jean Chares before his appoiontment to the new position at Cascades in Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada.
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Clearwater notes that the CSR will serve as a benchmark against which to measure its progress on several key metrics.
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The Metso-supplied Advantage AirCap hood and Advantage WetDust system has successfully come online at Disley's tissue mill near Manchester.
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Company is preparing to start up its third Metso tissue production line, which will be the world’s first tissue line based on the Advantage NTT concept.
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The new PMP machine, with a double-press configuration, a design speed of 1,200 m/min, and a reel trim of 2.85 meters, will produce virgin fiber-based tissue.
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Jennifer Sepull, named CIO and VP of IT Services, reporting to Mark A. Buthman, SVP and CFO, joins K-C from American Honda Motor Co.
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Orchids received the award in recognition of its entrepreneurial spirit in creating profitable employment for its fellow Oklahomans and for fostering a positive business atmosphere.
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Productos Familia SCA, the largest Colombian tissue paper manufacturer, has started up the new Voith Paper TM 7 at its Cajica mill in Columbia, where another Voith Paper machine has been successfully running since 2006.
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SCA, producer of the Tork brand of away-from-home tissue products, has launched the Stand and Counter Xpressnap Signature napkin dispensers.
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ST Tissue, Oconto Falls, Wis., USA, has started up its converted recycled tissue machine at the former International Paper uncoated freesheet paper mill in Franklin, Va.
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Wausau reported this past week that it commenced a process last year to identify strategic alternatives for its Paper Segment that will position the company to focus its management efforts on continuing the growth of its highly successful tissue business.
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New Technologies
New product line is designed to keep energy, water, and fiber consumption in stock preparation as low as possible.
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In contrast with other methods of creating hydrophobic properties, Kelheim has been able to maintain typical properties of the viscose fiber, named Olea, by incorporating the hydrophobicity in the fiber matrix itself.
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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

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Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

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President and CEO

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Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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