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Man treated after Expera Kaukauna chemical spill

Man treated after Expera Kaukauna chemical spill

A man was treated for inhalation of chemical fumes following a sodium hypochlorite spill Monday morning at Expera Specialty Solutions.

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NIB and Finnvera to finance Fibria's eucalyptus pulp mill in Brazil

NIB and Finnvera to finance Fibria's eucalyptus pulp mill in Brazil

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Finnish state export credit agency Finnvera Oyj have signed a 9.5-year loan agreement on a $225 million (Euro 199 million) expansion of a eucalyptus pulp mill project in Brazil.

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Catalyst installing 20 pumps to maintain river level during drought

Catalyst installing 20 pumps to maintain river level during drought

Catalyst Paper is installing a $500,000 pump system in Lake Cowichan to maintain minimum water levels required in the Cowichan River.

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Tranlin's $2 billion paper mill misses early targets

Tranlin's $2 billion paper mill misses early targets

The biggest economic development deal in Chesterfield, Virginia's history appears to have fallen off schedule - so much so that the company, Tranlin Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of China-based Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., has deferred accepting millions in state grants tied to the project.

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Two men charged with timber theft

Two men charged with timber theft

Following a six-month investigation, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforcement agents arrested two men on multiple felony charges.

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Teenager killed in accident at mill in India

Teenager killed in accident at mill in India

A migrant laborer from Bihar was reportedly shredded in a machine used to make pulp in a paper mill located near Bhavani Sagar on Tuesday morning. Barring a small bone and a few pieces of the T-shirt that he wore, his entire body had turned into pulp.

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SCA plans to split the group into two listed companies in 2017, hygiene and forest products

Tolko closing mill in The Pas, more than 300 jobs to be eliminated

Blast at paper mill in Malerkotla, India leaves 3 dead, 19 injured

One person airlifted from International Paper facility

SCA integrates its business in the Middle East, India and Africa into Consumer Goods

Ontario pledges $4.5M for Thunder Bay bio-refinery pilot plant

Domtar Corporation Announces Acquisition in Personal Care

A random walk with Gene

Football and Elections

Football and Elections

England has voted to exit the EU. Our fearless Paperitalo Publications leader Jim Thompson wrote his thoughts on the impact we may feel in the presidential election this November. I hope his predictions come true...

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

Energy costs

CO2 containers

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

Indonesian court convicts a company of causing fires

Indonesian court convicts a company of causing fires

Pulp and paper supplier PT Bumi Mekar Hijau was ordered to pay the equivalent of $6 million by an appeals court in South Sumatra, in a reversal of an earlier decision that saw the firm cleared of wrongdoing.

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Roof fire at Wausau Paper

Roof fire at Wausau Paper

A fire in the roof at Wausau Paper, an SCA company, caused about $1,000 in damages Thursday night, according to Middletown firefighters.

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Tom Polaski Joins Coldwater as North American Wet End Applications Specialist

Tom Polaski Joins Coldwater as North American Wet End Applications Specialist

Coldwater has hired Tom Polaski as North American Wet End Applications Specialist.

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Origin of four-alarm blaze at WestRock facility identified

Origin of four-alarm blaze at WestRock facility identified

Investigators with the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Fire say they have identified the origin of a four-alarm blaze at a WestRock facility, but not the exact cause.

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Mohawk announces organizational changes and promotions

Mohawk announces organizational changes and promotions

Mohawk, North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, is pleased to announce the following organizational changes and promotions.

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Senate committee to scrutinize DuPont-Dow merger

Senate committee to scrutinize DuPont-Dow merger

The head of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has called for hearings next month on the proposed merger between the DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co., as well as on broader issues of consolidation within the seed and chemical industry.

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Brazil approves demerger of Florestal Vale do Corisco, controlled by Klabin and Arauco

Verso Introduces Liberty Coated Paper Promotion "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Great Paper"

Weyerhaeuser ends production at Columbia Falls mills

Intertek helps bring recyclable coffee cup to market

Louisiana Flood and Paperitalo Friends

Georgia-Pacific To Donate $50,000 For Louisiana Flood Relief And Match Employee Contributions Up To $50,000 More

Federal team assesses Maine's forest products industry

Spotlight

Three papermakers and 14 nice people help a Guatemalan family

Three papermakers and 14 nice people help a Guatemalan family

We all flew down to Guatemala City and then motored onward another 60 miles to the town of Panajachel, in Guatemala's southern highlands. Our group's mission was to help build a small house for a family of poor--very poor--people of Mayan Indian descent.

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UMaine's "Consider Engineering" Summer Camp

UMaine's

Each July, the University Of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation sponsors a camp for high school students who've completed their junior year and demonstrate interest and aptitude in the field of engineering. This year, there were almost 180 applicants for the 102 spots.

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Paperitalo Publications honored by Trade, Association and Business Publications International for editorial excellence

Paperitalo Publications honored by Trade, Association and Business Publications International for editorial excellence

Nip Impressions is a 2016 Tabbie Award winner in Regular Column category.

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

Light Green Machine Institute

The Light Green Machine Weekly

The Light Green Machine Weekly

Ideas you can use now.

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Sign up for the annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference!

Sign up for the annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference!

The 7th Annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference will be held the 16th - 18th of October, 2016 at the Doubletree-Brownstone Hotel on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC. This year's theme is Competing in the 21st Century.

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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

Avoiding Corruption in the Workplace

Avoiding Corruption in the Workplace

If one accepts a traditional definition of corruption as "abusing power or taking actions illegally for personal gain," it could be argued that the paper industry is no different from any other business in this regard. However, in spite of many shared organizational features, each business environment has its own unique circumstances, which may make it more appealing for personnel to consider a corrupt practice.

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More kraft capacity to compete with North American mills

More kraft capacity to compete with North American mills

Despite the continuing reduction in demand for communications grades of paper, world demand for bleached kraft pulp seems to keep growing, but we are still seeing contraction rather than expansion in North American mills.

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The Brexit Paradigm

The Brexit Paradigm

Much has been written about the probable impacts of Brexit, but for the paper industry the impacts are ostensibly minimal. However, the resulting uncertainty has affected global business confidence with implications for a slowdown in global paper demand.

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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

July 2016

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June 2016

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May 2016

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