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  April 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Company will sell its specialty paper business to a new company (NewCo) to be formed and controlled by investment funds sponsored by KPS Capital Partners L.P., New York, N.Y., USA.
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The new cluster, part of Innventia's Cluster Research Program, will focus more on the different aspects of tissue product properties, continuing from the previous tissue cluster that focused more on energy.
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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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Company has invested more than EUR 25 million to date to achieve a target it set together with the World Wildlife Fund of reducing the Group’s carbon dioxide emissions 26% by 2020.
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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.
Naylor, LLC
Naylor, LLC
Market Roundup
Some 65.1% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered in 2012. The annual paper recovery rate has nearly doubled since 1990.
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Price declines in local currencies were mainly the result of an increased supply of softwood fiber in regions with extensive lumber production.
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Naylor, LLC
Tissue/Toweling Industry News
The steel yankee (6.7 meter dia., weight 150 metric tons) was manufactured in two parts for transport to the Zellstoff Pöls AG mill in Austria.
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The company has brought two new, identical 28,000 metric tpy tissue machines online at its mill in Jiangmen city, Guangdong province.
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New line will be the world’s second tissue line based on Metso’s Advantage NTT concept and the first with a 5.5-meter paper width. It will have a capacity of 70,000 metric tpy of bathroom tissue, napkin, and towel grades, and will start up at the end of 2014
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Both machines have a width of 5.6 meters, a design speed of 2,200 m/min, and a production capacity of 70,000 metric tpy of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades.
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Kimberly-Clark has named Clive Sirkin VP and chief marketing officer, reporting to Tony Palmer, president of global brands and innovation.
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KPLP reports that its majority owner, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kruger Inc., will reinvest $4,666,689, representing 50% of the majority owner's quarterly distribution, and also intends to reinvest a significant portion of future distributions it receives.
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Katrinefors Kraftvärme AB, a 50/50 joint venture between Metsä Tissue and the local municipal energy company VänerEnergi AB, will build a new biomass combined heat and power plant in Mariestad, Sweden, in conjunction with the Metsä Tissue mill.
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The new award promote university students’ or scientists’ work to develop environmentally sound products applicable to the tissue making processes.
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Italian-based company has finalized the acquisition from SCA of the former Georgia-Pacific businesses that are connected with consumer brands in the U.K., Republic of Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
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New line will have a width of 2.7 meters and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min, adding another 30,000 metric tpy of bathroom tissue, napkin, and towel grades to the company's existing production.
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The mill, where 290 employees currently work, started up in 1968. Its pulp is shipped to North American and Asian customers, primarily for tissue applications.
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Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels, and cleaning cloths, are among the many items that can be manufactured from the biodegradable nonwovens.
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Wausau will nominate two new directors recommended by Starboard, John S. Kvocka and George P. Murphy, neither being employed by or affiliated with Wausau or Starboard.
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New Technologies
SMART 5.0 technology 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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