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Trade Commission rules foreign paper imports unfair

Trade Commission rules foreign paper imports unfair

The agency ruled that China, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Portugal have violated U.S. trade laws and "materially injured" U.S. paper manufacturers by dumping uncoated paper into the United States "at less than fair market value."

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Madison Paper president: Production schedule could change weekly

Madison Paper president: Production schedule could change weekly

The president and CEO of Madison Paper Industries said Tuesday he can't confirm the details of a potential months-long curtailment at the paper mill, saying only that while production at the mill is down, the situation is changing on a weekly basis and layoffs have been avoided.

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U.S. trade officials speed up tariff review for Irving, Catalyst

U.S. trade officials speed up tariff review for Irving, Catalyst

U.S. trade officials have agreed to give an expedited review to duties imposed on Canadian paper imports at the request of UPM Madison and Verso Paper, which is going through a bankruptcy restructuring.

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Fire at Cascades facility

 Fire at Cascades facility

An early morning Monday fire at a Wisconsin Cascades Tissue Group facility was quickly controlled by firefighters.

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APP rebrands itself as environmental champion

Labor board: KapStone and union have reached impasse

Industry vet Jon Kerr retiring as executive director of Miami foundation

Clearwater Paper employee hospitalized for chemical burns

A random walk with Gene

Energy costs

Energy costs

This week, Jim Thompson wrote on a subject that consumed my working life for many years - energy costs. Our mill had tried many "way out" ideas in an effort to reduce the cost of energy. These included burning petroleum coke, reclaimed oil, railroad ties, and of course coal, bark, sawdust, and even farm wastes...

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CO2 containers

Communication

Random is as Random Does

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

Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way sold

Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way sold

Los Angeles-based Industrial Realty Group paid $70.5 million Tuesday for the Federal Way campus of Weyerhaeuser and says it plans to sell off large pieces for redevelopment.

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Smurfit Kappa CFO to step down

Smurfit Kappa CFO to step down

Smurfit Kappa has announced that Ken Bowles will succeed Ian Curley as the group's chief financial officer.

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Solenis invests approximately $5 million at its manufacturing facility in Perm, Russia

 Solenis invests approximately $5 million at its manufacturing facility in Perm, Russia

The investment will double the production capacity for its polyacrylamide powders used in a wide variety of water-based industries including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets.

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Lecta restructures with new business units

Lecta restructures with new business units

Lecta announced that it has implemented a new organizational structure with the creation of three business units.

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Going paperless does not save trees

Domtar develops 'PaperPal' project

McGraw Hill planning to shed family name

Resolute Forest Products faces threat of expulsion as FSC member

Spotlight

Keeping Energy Buried in the Coal, Coal Ground

Keeping Energy Buried in the Coal, Coal Ground

The cold, cold ground has figured largely in the titles of two popular songs, by Tom Waits and Hank Williams Jr., and a novel by Adrian McKinty. Now climatologists are saying that major shares of the world's energy sources--especially coal--must remain domiciled in the cold, cold ground for there to be any chance of not over-warming Planet Earth.

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Are Wood Pellets the Answer to Industrial Energy Needs?

Are Wood Pellets the Answer to Industrial Energy Needs?

Wood pellets have long been available to consumers in small packages and were typically burned in residential wood stoves to heat homes. Over the past decade, large industries, primarily in Europe, have latched onto wood pellets to reduce their need for coal and other fossil fuels. This move has given rise to debates.

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The University of Maine Process Development Center

The University of Maine Process Development Center

Where good things are coming from small packages

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Moving Forward with the Renewable Bioproducts Institute

Perspectives

Australasian Pulp & Paper in 2015: More pain but perhaps some gain

Australasian Pulp & Paper in 2015: More pain but perhaps some gain

As we do annually, this column reviews how the pulp and paper industry in Australia and New Zealand has fared for the Australasian business fiscal year to 30 June.

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Control of Wet End Chemistry -- The "Holy Grail" of Papermaking

Control of Wet End Chemistry -- The

The desire to operate with well-defined and controlled paper machine wet-end chemistry is not new, but the topic seemed to attract increased attention beginning with the large scale conversion to alkaline papers. The conversion brought changes in fiber furnishes, fillers, retention aids, drainage aids, dyes and manufacturing methods, which resulted in the need for a better understanding of the entire wet-end operation.

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Climate change agreement

Climate change agreement

The Paris Agreement of 12th December 2015 among 195 countries, on measures to control climate, was hailed by politicians, and most of the media, as the saviour of the physical world, or better. However, like any issue so complex, opinions vary. Overall, it is probably somewhat beneficial to the forest products industries.

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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

January 2016

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December 2015

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November 2015

October 2015

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Worldwide Alexa Average Rankings January 2016
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