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  March 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
The plant is the first paper manufacturing facility to obtain LEED-NC (New Construction) certification in the Canadian paper industry.
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Sarah Shreve suffers from a severe anxiety disorder called "selective mutism," but when she entered the Scotties Facial Contest, things began to change.
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Covering all aspects of tissue making, the Tissue Forum includes eight information- and data-packed sessions beginning Monday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday morning of PaperCon.
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Session T1 at PaperCon’s Tissue360 Forum, April 29 - May 1, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga., USA, will define, dissect, and analyze the global tissue and hygienic products market, setting the stage for seven intensive technology sessions that follow over the next three days.
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Canada-based Cascades, a producer of green packaging and tissue products, has been named recipient of a "Phare" Award presented by Korn/Ferry - Les Affaires, organizers of the prestigious contest that recognizes corporate governance and social responsibility.
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The TAPPI Tissue Properties & Manufacturing Course will be held on April 27-28, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga., USA, and co-located with 2013 PaperCon and the Tissue360 Tissue Forum.
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Kadant Inc.
Market Roundup
Södra, Sweden, has raised the price of its softwood pulp to $860 and hardwood pulp to $820 per metric ton in Europe.
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Metsä Fibre, Finland, has increased the price for its Botnia Nordic Pine (Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft) in Europe, effective March 1.
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Forest2Market, Charlotte, N.C., USA, reports that it has begun providing its Lake States subscribers with its Forest2Mill Delivered Price Benchmark, the first transaction-based market price report available in the region.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Que., Canada, this past week announced that its Antibacterial paper towel has secured a "4-Star" Environmental Leader Technology Review Score and has been named a 2013 Edison Awards Finalist in the Consumer Packaged Goods
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Clearwater Paper successfully started up its new Metso supplied Advantage THRU-AIR (TAD) tissue machine at Shelby, N.C., in mid-December, and the startup curve has proceeded as scheduled.
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Shutdown of converting equipment will occur on a schedule throughout the year, with some operations running into the first quarter of 2014, affecting a total of 150 employees.
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Sweden-based subsidiary, which produces and sells material focused on the hygiene products sector, is not profitable and the assessment has been made that acceptable profitability also cannot be achieved in the foreseeable future.
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Company is negotiating with European machine suppliers on the delivery of a new 25,000 metric tpy machine, but reportedly has not made a final choice yet.
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Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 100+ line is designed to produce around 30,000 metric tpy of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades mainly for the Moroccon market.
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K-C again ranks among the "World's Most Ethical Companies," Ethisphere Institute annouinced, receiving multiple honors and awards for its governance, citizenship, and sustainability practices over the past year.
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When fully optimized, the new machine is expected to increase Kruger's production capacity by approximately 20%, or 60,000 metric tpy.
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Companies have joined forces in the field of wood sourcing in Germany, both holding a 50% share in the joint venture that will be rebranded proNARO.
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Ethisphere Institute recognizes SCA as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies, based on leadership in promoting ethical business standards.
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Yankee dryer, installed as part of the conversion of PM 6 to a 70,000 tpy recycled tissue machine, has more than 8.3 meters (327 in.) of shell face.
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Company is considering two 60,000 metric tpy tissue machines at its Yanzhou city, Shandong province, mill, using virgin pulp as the fiber source.
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Company completes tight-schedule tissue machine startups on three different continents—Africa, Europe, and Asia, from mid-October though January..
Closure of the  technical specialty paper mill in Brainerd, Minn., USA, will occur early in the second quarter of this year, affecting some 130 employees.
New Technologies
Company has announced the addition of a doctor blade manufacturing area to its Atlanta facility, and the introduction of Kirwin doctor blades to the North American market.
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New valves are available with single or double ferrule-style tube fittings and are tested for quality prior to leaving the factory.
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Pump specialists Michael Smith Engineers, U.K., has recently added a new range of magnetically coupled vane pumps to the pumps and pumping systems it offers.
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SMART 5.0 provides real-time nip analysis, including three-dimensional measurement and display of machine direction nip width, advanced capability for shoe press nips, and enhanced connectivity software to connect directly to mill DCS and PI machine control systems.
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Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Naylor, LLC

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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

Anthony Land
Account Executive, Naylor, LLC

Larry N. Montague
President and CEO

Eric Fletty
Vice President, Operations

Glenn Ostle
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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