Over the Wire - Tissue Edition


Goldenrod Corp.
Issue Spotlight
Company has put together a plan for the future that emphasizes a team approach, running the towel and tissue machines consistently, and developing new higher-end products.

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Company has been active in the Indian market since late 2013.

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Recent entry of EcoPlanet Bamboo Group, a U.S. based bamboo plantation and technology solution team, into the pulping arena, suggests that theoretical alternative fiber solutions might be becoming a reality for the pulp, paper, and forestry based industries.

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Gorham Paper and Tissue CEO/President Dick Arnold will explore his company’s struggle to implement a new-approach production strategy and create a profitable partnership with distributor Central National-Gottesman.

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Review the course schedule to see the vast amount of content that will be covered in only three days following PaperCon 2015 in Atlanta.

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Webinar is designed to provide an overview of proper set up, profiling, and operation of yankee doctor systems and to discuss factors that can lead to problems such as vibration and chatter.

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Expert panel at Tissue360° Forum will discuss the challenges of yankee doctor vibration, including the most common tools and techniques to diagnose and control this challenging area.

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Naylor Association Solutions
Market Roundup
Price index inched upward in January, but remains near a four-year low.

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Report covers converted product shipments, parent roll output, operating rates, and planned capacity.

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Increase of $20/metric ton for company's bleached softwood kraft pulp grades became effective March 1,

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Tissue/Toweling Industry News
Thomas A. Colgrove is retiring as president of the company’s consumer products division at the beginning of the second quarter. Patrick T. Burke, currently VP of supply chain, will assume the role of SVP and president of the company’s consumer products division.

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One of two tissue machines at the site resumed production in late January, and the second tissue line is scheduled to restart near the end of this year.

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Company will convert a paper machine from uncoated freesheet to fluff pulp at its mill in Ashdown, Ark., USA. The conversion is part of Domtar's $160 million project to re-purpose the mill's A64 paper machine.

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TM 5 rebuild project was part of a new development plan designed to increase the company’s production capacity and improve product quality, all with the aim to supply current parent reel markets, both in virgin and in deinked pulp reels.

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G-P plans to upgrade its bath tissue and paper towel manufacturing operations in Muskogee. Company officials identified $135 million worth of projects — approved and proposed investments — they expect to undertake beginning this year.

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PrimeLineST W8 tissue machine is the eleventh tissue machine supplied by Andritz (Graz, Austria) to the Hengan Group.

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Magnus Groth has extensive experience among other things as CEO of the listed company Studsvik. He has taken an active part in developing SCA into a leading global hygiene and forest products company.

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CFO Mark Buthman intends to retire at the end of this year, and Kimberly-Clark has named Maria Henry as Buthman's successor.

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China-based company has placed an order with Toscotec, Italy, for two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines to be installed at its production site in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.

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Sandra MacQuillan joins K-C from Mars Inc., where she most recently served as Global VP, Supply Chain for Global Petcare. She will join K-C in the second quarter of this year.

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Scrap wood to create 100% of steam needed to run one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing facilities.

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Company will acquire AMS BR Star Paper S.A. (AMS), the most efficient and profitable tissue paper producer in the Iberian Peninsula, located in Vila Velha de Rodão, Portugal.

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Volker Zöller this week was appointed the new president of SCA’s Consumer Goods Europe Business Unit and a member of the Corporate Senior Management Team, replacing Magnus Groth in his previous role (see article above). SCA also announced this week that Ulrika Kolsrud and Donato Giorgio will join the company’s Corporate Senior Management Team.

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Berencreutz left SCA at the first of this month.

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Technology used makes it possible to recover up to 75% of wastewater, saving 350,000 cubic meters of fresh water annually.

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Vinda has placed orders for three new tissue lines at its two mills in Sichuan and Shandong provinces, scheduled to come online in the fourth quarter of this year.

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WEPA took over the plant in Troyes and the consumer business related to products it manufactures at the beginning of this month. The company's name has been changed to WEPA Troyes SAS.

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New Technologies
New type of device will be used for the objective and reliable measurement of tissue "handfeel" properties such as real softness, smoothness/roughness, and stiffness. The availability of these three parameters opens a huge amount of chances for the optimization of tissue production and converting processes.

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Kleenex brand worked closely with Johnson to marry her vibrant designs with the soft and practical tissue to deliver a unique product meant to inspire personal expression—from customizing boxes "with your own chic touch, to giving you new ways to share Kleenex brand products in your life, whether it's at home or on the go."

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With the new shoe press, up to 5% higher dryness can be achieved compared with a configuration of suction roll pressed against the yankee or earlier shoe press generations.

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New split-body valves are available with 30°, 60°, or 90° V shaped ports for superior flow control characteristics.

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Rotor has been operating successfully for months with industrial customers and has proven that its energy consumption is as much as 20% below the usual values.

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Many views of the system and its sleek blue look are on Eaglewood’s redesigned website, including videos of the systems in action. It is driven by a simple touch screen and is available in many languages.

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Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee
Spring 2015 YDS&R Committee meeting will be held April 22-23 at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga., USA.

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Festo Corp
Xerium Technologies, Inc.