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Week of 25 July 2016: Impact

Week of 25 July 2016: Impact

What is the impact of your mill on the world as a whole? The truth is we don't know--no one knows because there are simply bits of science yet to be discovered. It is likely, however, that the impact is not as great as environmental NGOs say it is and not as little as your CEO may concede...

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Week of 18 July 2016: Just one more

Week of 11 July 2016: The source of regulations

Week of 4 July 2016: Saving us from ourselves

Week of 27 June 2016: What's in a Contract? Part 3

Week of 20 June 2016: What's in a Contract? Part 2

Week of 13 June 2016: What's in a contract? Part 1

Week of 6 June 2016: Procurement Follies

Leading Stories

Packaging Corporation of America shutting down Commerce City, Colorado facility, laying off 70

Packaging Corporation of America  shutting down Commerce City, Colorado facility, laying off 70

Packaging Corporation of America notified the state's labor agency this week that it will close its Commerce City plant on Oct. 7 and lay off 70 workers.

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Kruger Products investing $55 million in a new paper machine at its Crabtree facility

Kruger Products investing $55 million in a new paper machine at its Crabtree facility

Tissue manufacturer Kruger Products L.P. has announced it's investing $55 million to add a paper machine at its Crabtree plant in the Lanaudiere region of central Quebec. The project will increase the facility's overall production by approximately 20,000 metric tonnes annually and will help to preserve approximately 600 jobs.

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Kotkamills starts up new machine at mill in Finland

Kotkamills starts up new machine at mill in Finland

Kotkamills' new 400,000 tonnes/year consumer board machine, BM2, has started production in Kotka, Finland. A range of folding boxboards will be produced under the brand name AEGLE and a range of food service boards under the brand name ISLA.

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Pratt Industries Named One of America's Largest Private Companies by Forbes

Pratt Industries Named One of America's Largest Private Companies by Forbes

Pratt Industries has been named one of America's largest private companies by Forbes magazine.

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Smoky fire leaves 3 injured at Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka, Fla.

Smoky fire leaves 3 injured at Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka, Fla.

One employee and two firefighters were injured during the battle to extinguish an intensely smoky fire at Palatka's Georgia-Pacific plant Wednesday evening,

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Dow Chemical and DuPont shareholders approve merger

Dow Chemical and DuPont shareholders approve merger

Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger. After it's complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts.

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Construction of $1.3 billion Sun Paper project delayed more than six months

KapStone supplier Carolina Chips establishing facility in South Carolina

Venezuela threatens to arrest Kimberly-Clark reps

WestRock closing Florida box and paper facility, 127 workers to be laid off

Firefighters put out blaze at Sappi mill

Orora invests $25 million in manufacturing operations in New Zealand

Verso emerges from bankruptcy

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

Ahlstrom terminates the divestment of the Building & Wind business

Ahlstrom terminates the divestment of the Building & Wind business

Ahlstrom and Owens Corning have terminated the agreement regarding the planned divestiture of Ahlstrom's Building & Wind business unit to Owens Corning following challenges associated with obtaining regulatory clearance in Germany for the transaction.

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Fire at Norampac mill

Fire at Norampac mill

Firefighters on Saturday were still trying to put out smouldering material at a Mississauga paper mill, but have scaled back their efforts after a large blaze first began outside the plant on Friday.

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Venezuela's president commits funds to seized Kimberly-Clark facility

Venezuela's president commits funds to seized Kimberly-Clark facility

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited the recently-seized installations of the Kimberly Clark corporation late last week, where he committed funds to ensure the operation of the facility in an effort to help make important personal hygiene goods available.

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Huhtamaki acquires majority stake in company in India

Huhtamaki acquires majority stake in company in India

Huhtamaki has acquired 51% of Val Pack Solutions Private Limited, a privately held paper cup manufacturer based in Mumbai, India.

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The majority of U.S. consumers value paper and disagree with digital-only communications

The majority of U.S. consumers value paper and disagree with digital-only communications

A new survey commissioned by Two Sides and conducted by Toluna Inc. reveals how U.S. consumers view corporate initiatives forcing people into digital-only communication by eliminating paper-based options. The survey also provides insight into consumer opinions on the environmental impacts of digital versus paper-based communications.

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Paper mill workers in India stage dharna

Paper mill workers in India stage dharna

Employees of Cachar Paper Mill, a unit of the public-sector Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, began an indefinite hunger-strike on Tuesday seeking revival of production at the mill.

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With its bankruptcy concluded, Verso stock begins trading again

Teamsters accuse International Paper of anti-family policies

Andritz to supply new FibreFlow drum pulping system to SAICA in Spain

UPM and BEE entered into agreement on renewable energy supply to UPM Hürth mill

Amcor adding new press, expanding capabilities at Milwaukee facility

Kadant Johnson launches new multi-passage rotary union product line

Authorities seek identities of arsonists who set fire to Holyoke Sonoco mill; potential $5,000 reward offered

Spotlight

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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Principles and Practice of Paper Coatings course offered

Principles and Practice of Paper Coatings course offered

Faculty from North Carolina State University and from Western Michigan University will provide the course instruction for a Principles and Practice of Paper Coatings course in August.

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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"

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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