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Chemical fire at Domtar Rothschild, Wisconsin paper mill

Black smoke billowed from Domtar Paper in Rothschild Monday morning, but the damage was minimal.

Anthony Pratt urges California to lift its agricultural output

Anthony Pratt has challenged America's most populous state to double the value of its food exports to more than $40 billion annually as his company prepares to build its first hi-tech box plant in California.

Maine pulp and paper trade group dissolves after half a century

In what appears to be a sign of the times, the Maine Pulp and Paper Association has announced that it is disbanding effective immediately.

Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry sells its wood element business to Lapwall Oy

Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry Metsä Wood sells its wood element business located in Pälkäne, Finland, to Lapwall Oy. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of January.

Verso Corporation Names B. Christopher DiSantis as CEO

Verso Corporation announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will become the chief executive officer and a director of Verso effective as of February 1, 2017.

New Coating and Lacquering Line at Leitza Mill

In accordance with Lecta's strategic plan, a new coating and lacquering line made by the Swiss manufacturer Polytype was recently put into operation at the Leitza mill​.

Stora Enso invests in the further commercialization of microfibrillated cellulose in paperboard packaging

Stora Enso is investing a total of EUR 9.1 million into its consumer board mills in Imatra and Ingerois, Finland, and Fors, Sweden, to continue the commercialization of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and to accelerate produ...

Dow-DuPont EU Merger Review 'Still Very Open'

Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. face a "still very open" outcome from a European Union antitrust review of their merger, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said as the companies met with regulators to defend the d...

Leading Stories

Chemical fire at Domtar Rothschild, Wisconsin paper mill

Chemical fire at Domtar Rothschild, Wisconsin paper mill

Black smoke billowed from Domtar Paper in Rothschild Monday morning, but the damage was minimal.

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Anthony Pratt urges California to lift its agricultural output

Anthony Pratt urges California to lift its agricultural output

Anthony Pratt has challenged America's most populous state to double the value of its food exports to more than $40 billion annually as his company prepares to build its first hi-tech box plant in California.

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Maine pulp and paper trade group dissolves after half a century

Maine pulp and paper trade group dissolves after half a century

In what appears to be a sign of the times, the Maine Pulp and Paper Association has announced that it is disbanding effective immediately.

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Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry sells its wood element business to Lapwall Oy

Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry sells its wood element business to Lapwall Oy

Metsä Group's Wood Products Industry Metsä Wood sells its wood element business located in Pälkäne, Finland, to Lapwall Oy. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of January.

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Verso Corporation Names B. Christopher DiSantis as CEO

Verso Corporation Names B. Christopher DiSantis as CEO

Verso Corporation announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will become the chief executive officer and a director of Verso effective as of February 1, 2017.

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New Coating and Lacquering Line at Leitza Mill

New Coating and Lacquering Line at Leitza Mill

In accordance with Lecta's strategic plan, a new coating and lacquering line made by the Swiss manufacturer Polytype was recently put into operation at the Leitza mill​.

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Stora Enso invests in the further commercialization of microfibrillated cellulose in paperboard packaging

Dow-DuPont EU Merger Review 'Still Very Open'

BillerudKorsnäs getting new board machine in Gruvön, Sweden

First Quality Tissue to expand its operations in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Oji to add another Aussie plant for food packaging

Paper Science and Engineering Foundation at Miami University names new assistant director

Report: Paper industry still vital part of Maine's economy

A random walk with Gene

Being a parent

Being a parent

Never assume your children are safe. Never assume school is going well because you are not getting any phone calls. Never assume your children are where you think they are. And never assume your children's friends are good kids.

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Football and Elections

Recounting a Trip to Poland: May 18-26, 2002

Energy costs

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

BillerudKorsnäs makes further investment in Internet of Packaging

BillerudKorsnäs makes further investment in Internet of Packaging

BillerudKorsnäs is taking a further step into the Internet of Packaging by investing in a minority holding in UK technology company Hanhaa.

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Fire at Kaukauna, Wisconsin Expera paper mill

Fire at Kaukauna, Wisconsin Expera paper mill

KAUKAUNA, Wisconsin (From WLUK) -- Fire in a ventilation system at a Kaukauna paper mill was quickly put out Friday afternoon, the 13th of January.

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WestRock jointly launches connected packaging solutions

WestRock jointly launches connected packaging solutions

WestRock Company unveiled connected packaging solutions for smart products. These packaging solutions have been developed through a partnership between WestRock, EVRYTHNG and Digimarc.

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Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket, Maine

Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket, Maine

A controversial New Hampshire-based private equity firm that scrapped Millinocket's shuttered former Great Northern Paper mill has sold the site for $1 to a volunteer economic development group that will partner with the town to revitalize Millinocket's economy, officials announced Thursday.

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Fire at Quad/Graphics in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Fire at Quad/Graphics in Martinsburg, West Virginia

A fire broke-out early in the early morning hours at Quad Graphics, a commercial printing company, in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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Glatfelter Announces Commercial Leadership Change in Its Specialty Papers Business Unit

Glatfelter Announces Commercial Leadership Change in Its Specialty Papers Business Unit

Glatfelter announced the promotion of David Dickerhoof to Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Specialty Papers, effective immediately.

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Procter & Gamble's Environmental New Year's Resolution - Send Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill From All Production Sites by 2020

Social Security Administration Suspends Mailing of Social Security Earnings Statements, Leaving Many without Access to Critical Savings Tool

Firm has applied to demolish former East Millinocket, Maine mill, state confirms

Munksjö Oyj: Ahlstrom's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders Approved the Combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö

Stora Enso invests in biocomposite granules in Hylte, Sweden

Kemira invests in expansion of ASA capacity in Nanjing, China

AF&PA Targets Regulations, Taxes, Transportation, Trade Among Top 2017 Advocacy Priorities

Spotlight

Miami U. paper foundation seeking executive director

Miami U. paper foundation seeking executive director

The Paper Science and Engineering Foundation at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, is seeking an executive director who will be responsible for all functional aspects of the organization.

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A familiar name in the industry

A familiar name in the industry

Markku Venalainen is President of the Company started by his father, Esko

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2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five member companies recognized for exemplary sustainability programs

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A celebration at the University of Washington

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

The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

Early in my career I was told by an Engineer that the only real problems we would face in our careers were people problems. He went on to explain that solutions could be found for all other problems, but not always for those originating from personnel. As time progressed, I began to appreciate his wisdom more and more...

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Important steps leading to a successful start-up

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

A start-up can be extremely challenging, but upon completion, the accomplishment can become a milestone in the careers of those involved. And, the experience obtained from participation in a start-up is invaluable to those involved.

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When the unexpected becomes the expected!

When the unexpected becomes the expected!

So the Polls got it wrong again - the American people have spoken decisively, if unexpectedly, just as the people in the United Kingdom did at the Brexit vote. Mr. Trump has pledged to make the USA great again. Will he also make the US paper industry great again?

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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

December 2016

Download Audio File of the December 2016 Nip Impressions columns.

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November 2016

Download Audio File of the November 2016 Nip Impressions columns.

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October 2016

September 2016

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