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  November 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Metso Paper
Issue Spotlight
Award was given to Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group, as recognition of her outstanding contribution to her company and industry.
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In Spain, SCA's production capacity will be focused at its Allo (Navarre) and Valls (Tarragona) mills.
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SPEC sheets include bathroom tissue, copy paper, facial tissue, kitchen towel, facial tissue cube, and luncheon napkins, with disinfectant wipes expected in the near term.
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Donation of 1,000 cases of Tork® boxed facial tissue, valued at $16,000, is being distributed to the district’s 275 schools.
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Workers cannot see, smell, or feel heavy metal residue on laundered shop towels, so the risk is not apparent to the many workers who use the towels to wipe parts, spills, and their hands.
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2014 program will focus on technical advances in tissue making, converting, and on tissue education.
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Market Roundup
Price rises $20 to $30 per ton in October, compared with the prior month.
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Company increases prices for Botnia Nordic Pine and Botnia Nordic Strong NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulps by $40 per metric ton.
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Effective November 1, company raises price to $920 per metric ton.
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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Specialty paper machine previously operated by Boise Inc. will be reconfigured to produce 55,000 tons of tissue paper annually.
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New line will produce some 30,000 metric tpy of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades from virgin fiber, with startup set for second quarter of 2015.
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Kimberly-Clark de México reportedly will start up a Metso Advantage DCT, 65,000 metric tpy tissue machine in mid-2014.
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New PM 1 tissue machine, supplied by ABK Group Italia, is designed to operate at 1,600 m/min, with a trim width at the reel of 2,850 mm, and a production capacity of 82 metric tpd.
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New line will increase Mariestad mill’s converting capacity up to 80,000 metric tpy and at the same time improve Metsä Tissue’s delivery reliability.
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No injuries reported and mill's three tissue machines were back up by the following Monday, but two paper machines may be partly curtailed.
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Company marked the tenth anniversary of its operation in Barton, Ala., with a community event titled "Ten Years of Growth in Alabama: SCA Barton Plant 10th Anniversary Celebration."
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SCA currently has 59.95% of shares in Vinda, the third largest tissue producer in China.
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Robert A. Snyder, president, CEO, and director of Orchids, will be retiring from the company upon expiration of the current term of his employment agreement on December 31.
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New machine, which allows the mill to increases premium tissue production by 70,000 tpy, is designed to operate in conventional crescent former mode and in ATMOS mode.
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Naylor, LLC
New Technologies
NDuraPlate B and NDuraPlate D, achieve a higher pulping and screening efficiency of up to 30%.
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Larson Electronics' new weatherproof, explosion proof LED light is designed for use in demanding wet industrial environments.
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PressHusky and VacuHusky roll covers are designed especially for yankee press applications widely used in dry crepe tissue production.
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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
One of TAPPI’s largest active committees met on November 5-6 in Neenah, Wis., USA, to share best practices and tips for operating yankee dryers
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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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