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New Lignin Operation in Florida in Final Phase of Approval

New Lignin Operation in Florida in Final Phase of Approval

Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials have concluded a market, technical and engineering analysis regarding a new lignin operation at RYAM's Fernandina Beach site in Florida to serve the growing demand for natural lignin-based products.

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Death at New Zealand OJI facility not a workplace accident

Death at New Zealand OJI facility not a workplace accident

The discovery of the man's body was made by staff at OJI Fibre Solutions cardboard processing plant.

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Update: Worker injured at Weyerhaeuser log dock dies

Update: Worker injured at Weyerhaeuser log dock dies

The longshoreman injured while working on a ship at Weyerhaeuser Co. log dock last week died in a Portland hospital Saturday, according to several sources.

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Domtar acquires Butterfly Health

Domtar acquires Butterfly Health

Domtar Corporation has acquired the assets of Butterfly Health Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The strategic acquisition will extend the Personal Care segment of Domtar with complementary products.

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European Commission OKs Euro 33 million German investment aid to Hamburger Rieger

European Commission OKs Euro 33 million German investment aid to Hamburger Rieger

The European Commission has found the Euro 33 million investment aid to Hamburger Rieger GmbH, to be in line with EU state aid rules, in particular the Guidelines on Regional State Aid for 2014-2020, because it furthers regional development without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.

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Huhtamaki says it will consolidate its foodservice packaging operations in South China into one unit

Huhtamaki says it will consolidate its foodservice packaging operations in South China into one unit

Huhtamaki announced that it is taking actions to improve the competitiveness of its Foodservice business in Asia and Oceania.

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Kronospan to invest $362 million in Oxford, Alabama, mill, adding 160 jobs

Verso could exit bankruptcy by July

Worker critically injured at Weyerhaeuser dock

SCA to close tissue production plant in Spain

Weyerhaeuser to close Columbia Falls, Montana facilities

Cascades mill to close, lay off 45 in Auburn, Maine

OX Industries purchases Paco Winders

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

ABB launches the first laboratory fiber analyzer

ABB launches the first laboratory fiber analyzer

ABB says it has launched the first laboratory fiber analyzer that has the capability to accurately detect the amount of crill in any pulp mixture. L&W Crill is an optional module to the portfolio of ABB's fiber analyzers.

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Worker killed in accident at J.D. Irving facility

Worker killed in accident at J.D. Irving facility

A J.D. Irving employee has been killed on the job at a lumber mill just east of Truro.

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Verso reboots name of new paper product after Expera sues

Verso reboots name of new paper product after Expera sues

A month after its unveiling, Jay mill owner Verso Corp. has chosen to change the name of the line of food packaging paper made on its No. 5 paper machine, which it reclaimed from competitor Expera Specialty Solutions.

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Temporary layoffs at Port Hawkesbury Paper over, but could happen again

Temporary layoffs at Port Hawkesbury Paper over, but could happen again

The Port Hawkesbury Paper mill has ended its temporarily layoffs as planned after one week.

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Cascades renews its sustainable development commitment

Cascades renews its sustainable development commitment

Building on the experience gained in producing the two previous plans, the company is confident that it will continue to improve its business practices and act as a leader while generating positive impacts for the planet, prosperity and its partners.

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Arjowiggins investing in new automation system at Papeterie du Bourray mill in France

Arjowiggins investing in new automation system at Papeterie du Bourray mill in France

Arjowiggins' Papeteries du Bourray graphic papers mill in France says it has ordered a Valmet DNA distributed control system for PM1 to replace an earlier control system that is reaching end-of-life.

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Fibria buys forest machines

Twin Rivers hires new CEO

BillerudKorsnäs reports serious fraud to Swedish police

Seattle law firm solicits odor complaints against Port Townsend Paper

AF&PA publishes production statistics for May

Longtime Mead Corp. CEO dies at age 100

Nippon Paper buys Kyouei Seitai K.K.

Spotlight

The technical workforce is aging out. Are student replacements coming in?

The technical workforce is aging out. Are student replacements coming in?

There is an answer to the technical talent shortage that paper producers and paper industry suppliers alike are facing...

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"Packaging Maine for the Future"

University of Maine Paper Days 2016

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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

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 Evolution of Procurement in the Paper Industry

The Evolution of Procurement in the Paper Industry

Procurement has evolved through a system of integrating people systems, structures and practices into one process based on the insights of all the linked departments. The goal has been to optimize project results, reduce waste, increase value, and maximize efficiency...

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Environmental war

Environmental war

Even if Resolute wins in court, many members of the public will see the issue as a sign that big companies can bully environmental activists, so both Resolute and the industry as whole will suffer. The litigation will probably benefit Greenpeace, since it will be used as a fund raiser.

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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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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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May 2016

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