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Mono Ammonium Phosphate usage in the tissue industry

Mono Ammonium Phosphate usage in the tissue industry

MAP can be very beneficial in protecting the yankee surface and establishing a good yankee organic coating.

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Tissue Technology

A three point stickies control strategy...

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Spotlight

Norpac draws ire of publishing industry over paper tariffs

Norpac draws ire of publishing industry over paper tariffs

Norpac has come under fire from the U.S. publishing industry for its trade petition against Canadian papermakers.

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As the world turns against plastic, paper giant Smurfit Kappa sees 'huge opportunity'

As the world turns against plastic, paper giant Smurfit Kappa sees 'huge opportunity'

In an interview, Mayer said: "I remember a time when a plethora of our clients' products were packaged wholly in cardboard, before the top half became a plastic sheet and the bottom half remained cardboard. In light of consumer, political and environmental pressure, those days are coming back and we eye an opportunity when it comes to meeting this demand."

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Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland's tallest wooden high-rise building

Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland's tallest wooden high-rise building

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable, bio-based alternatives.

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Packaging Corporation of America: One year since catastrophic explosion in DeRidder killing three

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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KapStone Paper and Packaging invests $6 million in Cowpens, S.C. expansion

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its facility in Cherokee County.

Canfor announces major investment

The Board of Directors of Canfor Corporation approved the construction of a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Washington, Georgia.

Essity to strengthen the Professional Hygiene business in Europe

To further strengthen the competitiveness of the Professional Hygiene business in Europe, Essity has decided to invest in creating a center for napkin production in the existing production facility in Altopascio, Italy.

One injured after Glatfelter workplace accident in Chillicothe, Ohio

One person is injured following a workplace accident at the Chillicothe Glatfelter Tuesday.

Worker's quick thinking saves Sofidel warehouse after toilet paper catches fire

A forklift operator's quick thinking saved a Sofidel warehouse from going up in flames...

International Paper worker killed in accident

Officials with the NC Department of Labor say a worker at International Paper in Riegelwood was killed after his vehicle hit a logging truck early Wednesday morning.

Potlatch and Deltic Timber complete merger

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced the successful completion of the previously announced merger of Potlatch Corporation with Deltic Timber Corporation in an all-stock transaction, creating a leading domestic timberland owne...

Georgia-Pacific to build new $135 million sawmill east of Augusta, Ga.

Georgia‐Pacific is building a new $135 million lumber mill east of Augusta, Ga.

Leading Stories

KapStone Paper and Packaging invests $6 million in Cowpens, S.C. expansion

KapStone Paper and Packaging invests $6 million in Cowpens, S.C. expansion

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its facility in Cherokee County.

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Canfor announces major investment

Canfor announces major investment

The Board of Directors of Canfor Corporation approved the construction of a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Washington, Georgia.

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Essity to strengthen the Professional Hygiene business in Europe

Essity to strengthen the Professional Hygiene business in Europe

To further strengthen the competitiveness of the Professional Hygiene business in Europe, Essity has decided to invest in creating a center for napkin production in the existing production facility in Altopascio, Italy.

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One injured after Glatfelter workplace accident in Chillicothe, Ohio

One injured after Glatfelter workplace accident in Chillicothe, Ohio

One person is injured following a workplace accident at the Chillicothe Glatfelter Tuesday.

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Worker's quick thinking saves Sofidel warehouse after toilet paper catches fire

Worker's quick thinking saves Sofidel warehouse after toilet paper catches fire

A forklift operator's quick thinking saved a Sofidel warehouse from going up in flames...

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International Paper worker killed in accident

International Paper worker killed in accident

Officials with the NC Department of Labor say a worker at International Paper in Riegelwood was killed after his vehicle hit a logging truck early Wednesday morning.

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Potlatch and Deltic Timber complete merger

Potlatch and Deltic Timber complete merger

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced the successful completion of the previously announced merger of Potlatch Corporation with Deltic Timber Corporation in an all-stock transaction, creating a leading domestic timberland owner and top-tier wood products manufacturer.

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Georgia-Pacific to build new $135 million sawmill east of Augusta, Ga.

Georgia-Pacific to build new $135 million sawmill east of Augusta, Ga.

Georgia‐Pacific is building a new $135 million lumber mill east of Augusta, Ga.

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McKinley Paper puts rebuilding plans on hold at former Nippon Port Angeles mill

McKinley Paper puts rebuilding plans on hold at former Nippon Port Angeles mill

McKinley Paper Co. has put on hold plans to retool the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper plant it purchased almost a year ago for manufacturing cardboard linerboard, a company official said Monday.

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Kimberly-Clark taking Wisconsin tax credit proposal "into consideration"

Kimberly-Clark taking Wisconsin tax credit proposal

Kimberly-Clark says it is taking Wisconsin's job tax credit proposal into consideration after announcing plans to close two facilities in the Fox Valley.

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Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile

Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile

The area is the heart of Chile's important forestry and paper industry, and the trucks and machinery used by local businesses have often been the target of arson attacks and hijackings.

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Report speculates Sofidel will build facility in Oklahoma

Fire at WestRock facility in Virginia

Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies'

Wisconsin governor: 'Hard to tell' whether Kimberly-Clark will take tax deal to keep facilities open

Verso to restart Jay, Maine paper machine, hire 120 people

Appvion workers learn their employee stock is likely worthless

Wisconsin lawmakers announce bill aimed at saving Kimberly-Clark jobs

Federal judge rules in favor of state of Wisconsin in Fox River cleanup case

American Greetings announces new majority owner

Klabin acquires interest in Israeli startup

Industry News

WestRock Chairman John Luke Named 2018 Outstanding Director

WestRock Chairman John Luke Named 2018 Outstanding Director

WestRock Company Chairman John A. Luke, Jr. has been named Outstanding Director of the Year by the Financial Times Outstanding Directors Exchange.

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Quad/Graphics to give $22 million in stock to employees

Quad/Graphics to give $22 million in stock to employees

Quad/Graphics Inc. plans to use the benefits of federal tax reform to give eligible employees $22 million in company stock, Joel Quadracci announced.

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Japan's Toray plans new Indian factory for diaper fibers

Japan's Toray plans new Indian factory for diaper fibers

Toray Industries aims to build new plants in India for making fibers and plastics used in products like diapers and cars, looking to supply companies selling everyday goods there amid rising standards of living, the company said Tuesday.

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Quad/Graphics makes acquisition

Quad/Graphics makes acquisition

Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced it has acquired Ivie & Associates, a premier marketing services provider and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the country.

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Boise Paper launches new digital papers program

Boise Paper launches new digital papers program

Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), announced a new program to deliver rolls and sheets specifically intended for use in commercial grade digital printers.

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RAPP Steps Up Measures to Prevent Forest Fires

RAPP Steps Up Measures to Prevent Forest Fires

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, the company that produces PaperOne office paper, sold in more than 70 countries, at its 1,750-hectare manufacturing complex in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, is stepping up measures to prevent and control forest fires in its concession area.

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Håkan Larsson to leave Södra

Håkan Larsson to leave Södra

Håkan Larsson, Director of Strategy, has decided to start his own consulting business and will therefore be leaving Södra on 1 March.

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Businessman who tried to buy Old Town mill continues lawsuit

Businessman who tried to buy Old Town mill continues lawsuit

A Cape Elizabeth businessman who tried unsuccessfully to purchase the Old Town mill wants compensation for his efforts to line up the failed deal.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Plan to Add Two New Independent Directors to Board

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Plan to Add Two New Independent Directors to Board

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced that the Company plans to add two new independent directors to its Board of Directors at the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be held on May 21, 2018.

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Domtar pulp mill back up and running

Domtar pulp mill back up and running

Unifor says it's working with paper producer Domtar Corp. to find solutions to staffing levels that have forced a temporary shutdown of its pulp mill in northern Ontario.

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Suzano Pulp and Paper to acquire wood and land in São Paulo, Brazil, from Duratex

Suzano Pulp and Paper to acquire wood and land in São Paulo, Brazil, from Duratex

Suzano Pulp and Paper announced an agreement to acquire wood and land owned by Duratex in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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U.S. demand for Canadian softwood lumber expected to remain high

Unifor: Staffing levels, safety concerns lead to Domtar pulp mill shutdown

Furious Kimberly-Clark workers vent about planned mill closures in Fox Cities

Enviva Completes Acquisition of South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

Noteholder seeks bankruptcy examiner to investigate Cenveo

APP eyes India for possible mill

Fair Work Commission to rule on strike at Australian Paper

Cenveo Announces Management Appointments

School lunch contract boosts production at plate making Huhtamaki facilities

Wet end rebuild for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria

DowDuPont to transfer up to 150 employees to Delaware

AF&PA "Encouraged" by EPA's Announcement Regarding Work on Carbon-Neutral Biomass Policy

A random walk with Gene

I tell our 15 year old student: If you are only focused on athletics, your life is half over!

I tell our 15 year old student:  If you are only focused on athletics, your life is half over!

My biggest concern today is kids and parents who focus too sharply on athletics, as if their children's talents are going to carry them through the rest of their lives. The kids then assume this attitude at the expense of academics.

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Tricks of the trade

Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

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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Perspectives

PPRC Brings Concerns to Capitol Hill, Washington Decision Makers During Annual Fly-In

PPRC Brings Concerns to Capitol Hill, Washington Decision Makers During Annual Fly-In

As the saying goes, "If you're not at the table, you're probably on the menu." That's why we are here.

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Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now

Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now

The conventional wisdom seems to say that a traditional college education and an apartment in the city are the key ingredients for professional success in the modern economy. But that's not necessarily the case. Opportunity abounds in American manufacturing, especially outside the nation's biggest cities. America's young people should consider seizing it.

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Greenpeace: Your right to stand for forests is under attack -- again

Greenpeace: Your right to stand for forests is under attack -- again

"If it seems like we've been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it's because we have."

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Renewal concerns every one of us

Renewal concerns every one of us

Over the past five years, Metsä Group's wood supply has developed from a purchaser of wood into Finland's best provider of forest services.

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Nip Impressions to Go

January 2018

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December 2017

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November 2017

October 2017

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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