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  May 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Kimberly-Clark ranked No. 18 among the "100 Best Corporate Citizens," the company's fifth straight year in the top 20 on the list published in the current issue of "Corporate Responsibility Magazine."
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Event will be the first venue of this international event for industry operators and all of those who have an interest in the world of tissue.
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Antibacterial paper towel has received gold honors—the highest available—in the Edison Awards Consumer Packaged Goods: Cleaning Solutions category.
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Event will include a report on world’s largest steel yankee at Zellstoff Pöls AG in Austria, and a sp[ecial workshop tour of and Andritz manufacturing site.
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Kadant Inc.
Naylor, LLC
From The Experts
Achieving strength targets required for finished product specifications have traditionally required the use of expensive long fiber, increased refining that significantly drives up energy costs, or the use of standard dry strength chemicals.
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Naylor, LLC
Market Roundup
New price for Botnia Nordic Pine NBSK is $870 per metric ton
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Company bumps softwood pulp price in Europe to $890 per metric ton.
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Demand for wood pellets in Europe has gone up dramatically the past few years as power companies on the continent have switched from using fossil fuels to renewable energy alternatives.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Having previously concentrated on energy issues, the new cluster will focus more on the different aspects of product properties.
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This year, Kimberly-Clark celebrates the 21st year of the Bright Futures program and is awarding college scholarships totaling $1.26 million to 63 children of K-C employees across 17 states and Canada.
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Japanese Tissue Producer has ordered a new Toscotec, Italy, steel yankee dryer to replace the existing 12 ft. cast iron yankee at its Fujine mill, located in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Katrinefors Kraftvärme, a 50/50 joint venture owned by Metsä Tissue and the local municipal energy company VänerEnergi AB, will build a new biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Mariestad, Sweden, in conjunction with the Metsä Tissue mill.
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Susanna Ottila has been elected a member of Metsä Tissue's (Finland) board of directors at the company's annual general meeting of 2013
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The EU Commission has now approved divestments it imposed in conjunction with SCA's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s European tissue operations during the summer of 2012.
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The machines will be installed at the company's Yanzhou mill, Shandong province. The first is scheduled to start up in May 2014 and the second at the beginning of 2015.
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Wepa Lucca, Italy, a member of the Germany-based Wepa Group, has sold its Piano della Rocca tissue mill in Italy to Italian tissue company Roto-cart.
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During the next several years, the company will invest more than $260 million in Taiwan and China, with plans to increase its paper machine fleet to double its current production capacity, reaching a total of 420,000 metric tpy.
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New Technologies
Company has announced an extension of its Cascades Moka line with the launch of the first-ever, unbleached, 100% recycled, environmentally preferable facial tissue.
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Connecticut-based company has introduced a new, innovative way to safely and easily handle 6-in. winding shafts—removable lifting handles.
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Finland-based company's new generation of conveyors include new bumpers and, as a special highlight, zero-energy receivers.
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Philadelphia, Pa., USA,-based SCA's new product portfolio makes it easy for women to identify the best product for their needs based on their everyday activities.
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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

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President and CEO

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Vice President, Operations

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Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

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