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Week of 30 May 2016: A flight of fantasy--wild and crazy energy ideas

Week of 30 May 2016: A flight of fantasy--wild and crazy energy ideas

As we wrap up energy month, let's look at some completely kooky ideas for saving energy. The naysayers will have their negative comments, but keep in mind what looks kooky now may be the greatest thing in just a few years. After all, if a mere two hundred years ago had you tried to speculate on humankind's harnessing and use of electricity coming in just a couple of centuries, you would have been labeled a complete nut-job. So, here we go...

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Week of 23 May 2016: The easiest energy savings

Week of 16 May 2016: Energy ROI Calculations are suspect

Week of 9 May 2016: Energy Leakage

Week of 2 May 2016: Energy is always political

Week of 25 April 2016: The safest mill

Week of 18 April 2016: When safety is used by top management to set an example

Week of 11 April 2016: Does Senior Management cause Safety Issues?

Leading Stories

Ronald Van Den Heuvel, founder of Green Box, pleads not guilty to fraud

Ronald Van Den Heuvel, founder of Green Box, pleads not guilty to fraud

De Pere businessman Ron Van Den Heuvel, the founder of Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, his wife Kelly Van Den Heuvel, and banker Paul Piikkila all pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud in federal court. Ron Van Den Heuvel is charged with seven counts of executing a bank fraud scheme and five counts of making false statements to influence a bank loan. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines on each count.

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Nippon Paper Industries to build a large-scale cellulose nanofiber production facility

Nippon Paper Industries to build a large-scale cellulose nanofiber production facility

Nippon Paper Industries says it plans to build a large-scale cellulose nanofiber (CNF) production facility at the Ishinomaki mill in Miyagi, Japan.

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WestRock terminates remaining workers at mill

WestRock terminates remaining workers at mill

The final eight hourly employees at the WestRock paper mill in Newberg, Oregon were terminated this month, meaning there are no more union-represented workers onsite.

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Verso receives bankruptcy court authorization to reject specialty paper supply contract with Expera

Verso receives bankruptcy court authorization to reject specialty paper supply contract with Expera

Verso Corporation announced Thursday that the bankruptcy court presiding over Verso's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding yesterday authorized Verso to reject a specialty paper supply contract with Expera Specialty Solutions.

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Catalyst Paper stock soars 700% on proposed acquisition

Catalyst Paper stock soars 700% on proposed acquisition

Shares in Catalyst Paper jumped more than 700% Tuesday after the company announced that Indian papermaker Kejriwal Group International is interested in acquiring it.

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Madison Paper production ends after 38 years

Madison Paper production ends after 38 years

Production at the mill ended Saturday and there has been no change in the search for buyers, according to the mill president and CEO.

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Man dies at Greif facility in Virginia

Norbord's High Level, Alberta mill resumes production following fire

Fire at Graphic Packaging facility in Michigan

Former Senior Executive From Universal Forest Products Found Guilty of Kickback Scheme

Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France

International Paper worker sprayed by sulfuric acid, taken to hospital

Smurfit Kappa's UK Recycling operation invests in depot network

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

The purpose of the TALOtech groups on LinkedIn is to provide a convenient forum for people working within the manufacturing part of this industry to share technical and operating related dialog to promote safe and competitive operations.

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Industry News

Twin Rivers Paper Company names John Reichert Chief Operating Officer

Twin Rivers Paper Company names John Reichert Chief Operating Officer

Lightweight specialty paper and dimensional lumber manufacturer, Twin Rivers Paper Company, has announced the appointment of John Reichert to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

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Two KapStone employees injured after being exposed to chemical

Two KapStone employees injured after being exposed to chemical

Two employees of a North Charleston KapStone facility are recovering after being exposed to a chemical on Tuesday.

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UPM is changing its corporate structure in Finland

UPM is changing its corporate structure in Finland

UPM-Kymmene Corporation says it is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure.

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Kadant Solutions Receives Stock Approach System Order for Japan Board Mill

Kadant Solutions Receives Stock Approach System Order for Japan Board Mill

Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., announced it received an order for two Octopus™ stock approach systems for a coated duplex board machine in Japan.

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Bucksport mill demolition moves ahead

Bucksport mill demolition moves ahead

Phase 1 of the former Verso Paper mill demolition project is under way and on schedule to be completed by the end of the year.

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Mutares acquires Sonoco Paper France

Mutares acquires Sonoco Paper France

Germany's mutares AG announced this week that it has acquired the French core board manufacturer Sonoco Paper France from Sonoco Products Company.

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Södra: 500,000 tonnes of dissolving pulp produced

Verso posts $110 million operating loss

DuPont, Dow Chemical Select Executives for Key Roles After Planned Merger

AF&PA releases production and import-export statistics for April

Pulpmills in Eastern Canada have become more competitive

New era at mill to begin this summer

On softwood trade deal, getting agreement in Canada is the tough first step

Spotlight

Pratt's Mac Switkowski wins prestigious award

Pratt's Mac Switkowski wins prestigious award

Paperitalo Publications' Capital Arguments Engineering Manager of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has done an extraordinary project

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Miami University Paper Science and Engineering Foundation holds annual banquet

Miami University Paper Science and Engineering Foundation holds annual banquet

John Panichella, President and CEO of Solenis, gave the keynote address at the annual Miami Paper Science and Engineering Foundation Student Recognition Banquet held this month on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio.

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Behind the scenes lies the reality...

Behind the scenes lies the reality...

Ever wonder what is going on when you are not looking? Ever try to find out? Pulp and paper mills, no surprise to anyone reading this article, can be extremely hazardous places. I write this not to make you even more concerned than you probably already are, but to suggest an approach that is more effective, is supported by evidence and is much more personally rewarding.

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Global Trade in Lumber Amounts to Big Bucks

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view. A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner. We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.


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Perspectives

Current Energy Trends Have Heavy Impact on the Paper Industry

Current Energy Trends Have Heavy Impact on the Paper Industry

Since both the demand and cost of energy are projected to increase, the importance of energy conservation measures will become even more important in the future.

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The trend is definitely not your friend

The trend is definitely not your friend

The specifics may differ but the trend is consistent and inevitable. It seems that for print media it is no longer a matter of if, but rather when...

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Some good news in Canadian mills

Some good news in Canadian mills

This month, we detail two projects that highlight some signs of renaissance in the Canadian pulp industry.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

Let us review your new text!

Steve Roush and Jim Thompson share their literary and arts experiences...

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Jim's upcoming travels

Where is Jim this week?

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Directory

Amateur Radio Directory

If you are an amateur radio operator (ham radio), please let us know your name, call sign and license class.  We will publish them here.

Send your call sign to KK4WET@qsl.net to be included.

 

 

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Nip Impressions to Go

April 2016

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March 2016

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February 2016

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