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Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Dryer fabric contamination can affect sheet handling, threading, and drying rate -- as well as creating sheet defects and/or sheet breaks.

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Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

The limitations of tissue production at the doctor blade are determined by the weakest point of the sheet blade interface. This is the point where the sheet will break, corrugate, pick or tear causing the machine slow down to run. To optimize your tissue machine, periodic doctor blade alignment is usually made, however, very few machines have also performed a Deflection Analysis.

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Spotlight

Canadian premier willing to change forestry plan to end U.S. tariffs

Canadian premier willing to change forestry plan to end U.S. tariffs

Premier Blaine Higgs has signalled he's open to changing New Brunswick's forest policies ahead of a trip to Washington later this month, where he hopes to bend the ears of key U.S. policy-makers.

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Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels Voted Product Of The Year 2019

Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels Voted Product Of The Year 2019

Brawny® Tear-A-Square® Paper Towels, a premium paper towel with a unique quarter sheet size option, has been named Product of the Year for 2019.

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Indonesia Tycoon Who Built $9 Billion Empire Dies

Touring Kadant Black Clawson's new state-of-the-art facility in Lebanon, Ohio

Jim's upcoming travels

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

If you live in Atlanta, come join us for lunch!

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Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

On January 16, 2019, Jim Thompson gave his career lessons talk to a class of new Pratt employees training for the upcoming startup up of the mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, planned for later this year. Covering subjects from "The 3 Freshman Years" to "Final Exit" Thompson shared career experiences from forty-nine years in industry.

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If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

Where is Jim this week?

Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire

A three-alarm fire has been contained Thursday evening in a Georgia-Pacific warehouse in San Leandro, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Seven people were killed in a gas poisoning case at a paper mill in south China's Guangdong Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday.

Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

A paper mill worker died after "suffering burn injuries" at a paper mill in Kalurghat BSCIC industrial area of the port city early Feb. 16, police said.

Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

Finch Paper has gotten more efficient in the last few years and plans to use its profits to make many capital upgrades in 2019.

Cause of DS Smith blaze under investigation

Fast action by staff at a Hinckley packaging company helped prevent a major blaze Thursday evening.

A Royal Touch at the Grand Opening of the World's Largest Pulp Mill

Thursday February 14, His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA's pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is one of Sweden's largest industrial investments ever.

Smurfit Kappa Europe seeks anti-trust nod to buy Bulgaria's Vitavel

Smurfit Kappa Europe, part of London-listed Smurfit Kappa Group, said on Friday that it is seeking approval from Bulgaria's anti-trust authority to acquire Lovech-based peer Vitavel.

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Leading Stories

Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire

Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire

A three-alarm fire has been contained Thursday evening in a Georgia-Pacific warehouse in San Leandro, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

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Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Seven people were killed in a gas poisoning case at a paper mill in south China's Guangdong Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday.

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Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

A paper mill worker died after "suffering burn injuries" at a paper mill in Kalurghat BSCIC industrial area of the port city early Feb. 16, police said.

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Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

Finch Paper has gotten more efficient in the last few years and plans to use its profits to make many capital upgrades in 2019.

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Cause of DS Smith blaze under investigation

Cause of DS Smith blaze under investigation

Fast action by staff at a Hinckley packaging company helped prevent a major blaze Thursday evening.

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A Royal Touch at the Grand Opening of the World's Largest Pulp Mill

A Royal Touch at the Grand Opening of the World's Largest Pulp Mill

Thursday February 14, His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA's pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is one of Sweden's largest industrial investments ever.

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Smurfit Kappa Europe seeks anti-trust nod to buy Bulgaria's Vitavel

Smurfit Kappa Europe seeks anti-trust nod to buy Bulgaria's Vitavel

Smurfit Kappa Europe, part of London-listed Smurfit Kappa Group, said on Friday that it is seeking approval from Bulgaria's anti-trust authority to acquire Lovech-based peer Vitavel.

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Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

If you are looking for goods and services in the pulp and paper industry, you need to check out the Paperitalo Directory!

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Quad/Graphics changing its name

Quad/Graphics changing its name

Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it is evolving its brand from Quad/Graphics to Quad to reflect the role it now plays with clients as a marketing solutions partner.

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Roseburg and PotlatchDeltic complete purchase and sale of MDF facility in El Dorado, Arkansas

Roseburg and PotlatchDeltic complete purchase and sale of MDF facility in El Dorado, Arkansas

Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced that they have completed the purchase and sale of the assets of the PotlatchDeltic subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including its medium density fiberboard (MDF) plant located in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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Smurfit likely to attract renewed bid from International Paper

Smurfit likely to attract renewed bid from International Paper

Smurfit Kappa will likely in time attract a renewed offer from International Paper after the Irish firm resisted its takeover offer last year, broker Cantor Fitzgerald has predicted.

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Sofidel Improves its Environmental Performance in Global Carbon Disclosure Report

Sofidel Improves its Environmental Performance in Global Carbon Disclosure Report

Sofidel boosts its scores on the CDP 2018 report in the Climate Change and Forests Timber categories.

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Paper Excellence clears competition hurdle in Catalyst mills buy

Paper Excellence clears competition hurdle in Catalyst mills buy

Richmond-based Paper Excellence is a step closer to acquiring Catalyst Paper.

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Greif Completes Acquisition of Caraustar Industries

Greif Completes Acquisition of Caraustar Industries

Greif, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Caraustar Industries, Inc.

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Eldorado suspends $500 million bond sale

Eldorado suspends $500 million bond sale

Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA has decided to suspend a proposed $500 million bond sale, as a dispute between key shareholders created unease among investors, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

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Multiple departments respond to fire at International Paper facility

Glatfelter Completes Debt Refinancing in Conjunction with Business Transformation

Weyerhaeuser To Buy Back Up To $500 Million Of Shares

Amcor wins conditional EU approval for $5.25 billion Bemis buy

UPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa

Catalyst Powell River mill shutdown for repairs

Industry News

New greenfield containerboard mill will be built in China

New greenfield containerboard mill will be built in China

Valmet will supply a grade conversion rebuild with automation solutions for Shangrao City Lulin Paper Co., Ltd. in Shangrao, China.

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Bidding process for Fort Frances mill gets nasty

Bidding process for Fort Frances mill gets nasty

Town rallying support to save shuttered paper mill from demolition.

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Metsä Group establishes new demonstration site to showcase sustainable forest management in Lohja, Finland

Metsä Group establishes new demonstration site to showcase sustainable forest management in Lohja, Finland

Metsä Group is establishing a new demonstration site, called Nemus Futurum, to showcase sustainable forest and nature management in Finland in a way that provides visitors with a unique experience.

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Södra to grant $10.7 million to research

Södra to grant $10.7 million to research

The Board of Södra has decided to allocate SEK 100 million ($10.7 million) to research, of which half will be earmarked for the development of forest management methods and technologies,.

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Kadant announces CEO succession plan

Kadant announces CEO succession plan

Kadant Inc. announced that Jeffrey L. Powell will be named president effective April 1, 2019 and CEO and a director effective July 1, 2019, as part of a succession plan adopted by the Board of Directors.

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Metsä Tissue is developing a new concept for future tissue paper mill

Metsä Tissue is developing a new concept for future tissue paper mill

As part of the operational review, Metsä Tissue will be developing a concept for the future tissue paper mill in cooperation with equipment and automation system suppliers.

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Interfor says it's shipping more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on U.S.

Interfor says it's shipping more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on U.S.

Interfor Corp. says the company has increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed on its U.S. production.

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Arctic Paper introduces G-snow

Arctic Paper introduces G-snow

Arctic Paper introduces G-snow - the new, ultra-white, high-quality coated paper developed for print experts.

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Australian Paper set to burn Melbourne's rubbish to power its mill

Australian Paper set to burn Melbourne's rubbish to power its mill

A waste-to-energy plant planned for the Latrobe Valley could burn the equivalent of more than half of Victoria's domestic rubbish.

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Huhtamaki launches high-quality, sustainable paper straws

Huhtamaki launches high-quality, sustainable paper straws

Straws are used by millions of people every day when enjoying drinks on-the-go. Huhtamaki now offers customers the opportunity to switch to paper straws for consuming cold drinks.

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GP Harmon Recycling Changes Name to Georgia-Pacific Recycling

AF&PA elects Pete Watson as new Board Chair

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper strikes new deals with its labor unions

Paper Excellence: State of the Forestry Sector Grim without Northern Pulp obtaining a Short Extension

WestRock Answers Consumer Premiumization Trend with 18pt. Digital Coated Cover

Södra invests in pellet facility

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Solenis Signs Lease for New Corporate Headquarters

SCA eyeing acquisition of 10,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

Solenis and BASF complete merger of paper and water chemicals businesses

UPM Energy increases production capacity of its Kuusankoski hydro power plant in Finland

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Elaina Gilman, a senior in the program. Miss Gilman is from Enfield, Maine and graduated from Penobscot Valley High School in 2015 as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

The Board of Trustees of the Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Julie A. Bischoff has been named as our new Assistant Director.

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Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Daaniya Iyaz, a senior in the program. Miss Iyaz is from Sammamish, Washington, and we asked her a few questions about her experiences at UW.

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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

AF&PA Thanks Congress for Advancing Regulatory Policy on Carbon Neutrality of Forest-Based Biomass

AF&PA Thanks Congress for Advancing Regulatory Policy on Carbon Neutrality of Forest-Based Biomass

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass.

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Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it's the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today's extra-governmental, voluntary programs -- shadow regulations -- fall short of this process.

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Proud to Share Forest Product Industry Story on Capitol Hill

Proud to Share Forest Product Industry Story on Capitol Hill

In the words of the JCPenney department store founder James Cash Penney, "Growth is never by mere chance: it is the result of forces working together."

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Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Does anyone else feel the excitement of getting holiday cards in the mail?

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Nip Impressions to Go

December 2018

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November 2018

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October 2018

September 2018

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Directed Search

Directed Search

Frustrated when you search for "pulp" and come up with "John Travolta"? This should help:

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People in the News

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO, effective February 11, 2019.

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Bernd Eikens appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining

Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019.

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DeLoach to retire as executive chairman of Sonoco

Sonoco announced Wednesday that Harris E. DeLoach Jr. will retire as a director and as executive chairman of the company in April.

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Lindsay Murphy Joins American Forest & Paper Association as Executive Director, Strategic Communications

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has selected Lindsay Murphy as its Executive Director, Strategic Communications.

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Changes in Valmet's executive team

Juha Lappalainen, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operational Development (SOD) has successfully lead Valmet's Strategy and Operational Development corporate function since 2015.

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Graphic Packaging Announces New Board Member

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Laurie Brlas has joined its board of directors, effective January 10.

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LP Names Alan Haughie as Chief Financial Officer

Haughie brings more than 25 years of financial expertise and significant leadership experience to LP.

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Supplier News

Valmet strengthens its business in Asia Pacific by opening new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan

Valmet has recently opened new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Sapporo, Japan to further strengthen its operation and local presence in Asia Pacific.

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Voith Announces New Spreader Roll Capabilities in North America

Voith's West Monroe, Louisiana facility now offers rebuild and repair services.

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Andritz starts up modernized board machine successfully at R.D.M. Arnsberg

Andritz started up the modernized BM3 board machine successfully in Arnsberg, Germany, for R.D.M. Arnsberg GmbH at the beginning of January 2019 after a delivery time of just eight months.

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Toscotec's steel Yankee dryer starts up at CMPC in Argentina

Papelera del Plata, part of CMPC Tissue Latam group, fired up a TT SYD-12FT supplied by Toscotec.

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Valmet to supply automation for Gasum's liquefied natural gas delivery to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland.

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Voith to supply complete stock preparation unit for Hamburger Rieger's PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany

Hamburger Rieger has engaged Voith to supply the complete stock preparation unit for its new PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany.

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Kemira forms a joint venture in South Korea

Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture - Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co. Ltd ("NewCo") in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea.

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Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin's PM 5 in France

Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin in France to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.

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