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Preparing a raw yankee surface

Newly ground yankees or newly "cast" yankees have surfaces that are microscopically sharp, porous and overly chemically excitable. There is a strong potential for corrosion.

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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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Jim's 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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Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson
Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson

A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

I just love to visit our clients. Today (13 May 2019), I was visiting Devon Barnes, President of Advanced Coil Technology, LLC in Owatonna, Minnesota. Advanced Coil makes liquid-to-air coils for any application.

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Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Jim Thompson asked to speak at Georgia Tech

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Employee consultation processes at UPM Plattling concluded

The number of persons affected is 155 and paper machine 10 in Plattling will be permanently closed by mid July 2019. Paper production on the remaining machines will be continued at the Plattling site.

Life-cycle Study Shows: a Paper cup has the Lowest Carbon Footprint - and Recycling Makes it Even Smaller

According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% renewable, plant polyethylene coated FutureSmart paper cup.

Injured firefighters expected to be released today after fire at Port Hawkesbury Paper

Five fire departments responded to blaze that took several hours to extinguish.

Quad to Vigorously Defend Its Pending Acquisition of LSC Communications

Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it intends to vigorously defend its proposed acquisition of LSC Communications in response to the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit seeking to block the acquisition.

ND Paper Old Town, Maine mill takes another step toward reopening

Crews accepted the first batch of wood chips needed to restart operations at the mill last week.

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West Fraser announces the permanent closure of Chasm sawmill

The third shift for the 100 Mile House location will also be eliminated.

Hansol Paper and Iconex Announce Mutual Decision to Withdraw from Agreement Governing Sale of Schades and R+S to Iconex

Iconex and Hansol Paper announced that the companies are withdrawing from their definitive agreement signed November 2, 2018, under which Iconex would have acquired Schades and R+S from Hansol Paper.

Leading Stories

Employee consultation processes at UPM Plattling concluded

Employee consultation processes at UPM Plattling concluded

The number of persons affected is 155 and paper machine 10 in Plattling will be permanently closed by mid July 2019. Paper production on the remaining machines will be continued at the Plattling site.

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Life-cycle Study Shows: a Paper cup has the Lowest Carbon Footprint - and Recycling Makes it Even Smaller

Life-cycle Study Shows: a Paper cup has the Lowest Carbon Footprint - and Recycling Makes it Even Smaller

According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54%. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100% renewable, plant polyethylene coated FutureSmart paper cup.

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Injured firefighters expected to be released today after fire at Port Hawkesbury Paper

Injured firefighters expected to be released today after fire at Port Hawkesbury Paper

Five fire departments responded to blaze that took several hours to extinguish.

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Quad to Vigorously Defend Its Pending Acquisition of LSC Communications

Quad to Vigorously Defend Its Pending Acquisition of LSC Communications

Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it intends to vigorously defend its proposed acquisition of LSC Communications in response to the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit seeking to block the acquisition.

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ND Paper Old Town, Maine mill takes another step toward reopening

ND Paper Old Town, Maine mill takes another step toward reopening

Crews accepted the first batch of wood chips needed to restart operations at the mill last week.

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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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West Fraser announces the permanent closure of Chasm sawmill

West Fraser announces the permanent closure of Chasm sawmill

The third shift for the 100 Mile House location will also be eliminated.

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Hansol Paper and Iconex Announce Mutual Decision to Withdraw from Agreement Governing Sale of Schades and R+S to Iconex

Hansol Paper and Iconex Announce Mutual Decision to Withdraw from Agreement Governing Sale of Schades and R+S to Iconex

Iconex and Hansol Paper announced that the companies are withdrawing from their definitive agreement signed November 2, 2018, under which Iconex would have acquired Schades and R+S from Hansol Paper.

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Amsterdam packaging plant, Queensbury graphics plant to close

Amsterdam packaging plant, Queensbury graphics plant to close

An Amsterdam-based printing company is cutting 88 jobs in Queensbury and an Atlanta-based packaging company is cutting 57 jobs in Amsterdam, state regulatory notices indicate.

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Worker injured on Weyerhaeuser land in Oregon

Worker injured on Weyerhaeuser land in Oregon

A logger was injured in a logging accident Tuesday on private timberland east of Eugene.

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Former Bemis facility braces for 70 to 110 layoffs

Former Bemis facility braces for 70 to 110 layoffs

Employees at a former Bemis North America facility, now called Amcor, are bracing for layoffs.

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Conifex reducing shift at its Glenwood facility in Arkansas

Conifex reducing shift at its Glenwood facility in Arkansas

The reduction is expected to reduce Conifex's planned US South lumber production by approximately 4 million board feet in the second quarter of 2019.

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Norbord reports fire near High Level, Alberta OSB mill

Norbord reports fire near High Level, Alberta OSB mill

All non-essential mill employees have been safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

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DS Smith Continues Expansion in North America

DS Smith Continues Expansion in North America

New headquarters in Atlanta will extend the company's global commitment to provide innovative sustainable packaging and solutions.

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Verso Corporation Explores Strategic Alternatives And Approves Adoption Of Stockholder Rights Plan

Verso Corporation Explores Strategic Alternatives And Approves Adoption Of Stockholder Rights Plan

Verso Corporation announced that its Board of Directors, had in late March of 2019, reengaged Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. as the company's financial advisor to assist Verso in identifying and evaluating a range of potential strategic alternatives, including a possible merger, joint venture, partnership, business combination, stock repurchase, recapitalization, sale, distribution, transfer or other disposition or acquisition of assets or equity interests, while the Company conducts its search to identify and retain a permanent chief executive officer.

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Canfor Pulp Temporarily Curtailing Taylor BCTMP Mill

Louisiana Pacific to shut down Peace Valley OSB

APP announces three new partnerships across Mexico

Reports: Flambeau River Papers mill in Park Falls, Wisconsin abruptly stops production, tells employees to stay home

Norbord curtails production at its OSB mill in 100 Mile House, Canada

Norske Skog AS considers an IPO and listing on Oslo Børs

Industry News

Clearwater Paper wins Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

Clearwater Paper wins Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

The power savings Clearwater Paper achieved would be enough to power 740 homes in the United States for a year.

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District court denies reconsideration for individual to sue International Paper Co. over alleged 'black liquor' eruption

District court denies reconsideration for individual to sue International Paper Co. over alleged 'black liquor' eruption

In a continuing case of lawsuits levied against the International Paper Co. (IPC) regarding an alleged eruption of "black liquor" at the Bogalusa Paper Mill that plaintiffs claim caused multiple injuries and property damages, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana judge has denied consideration of a civil court trial for one of the plaintiffs.

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 Law firms circling as Sealed Air stock drops on CFO firing

Law firms circling as Sealed Air stock drops on CFO firing

At least a half-dozen firms say they are investigating whether Sealed Air misled investors or failed to disclose pertinent information.

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LSC Communications Comments on DOJ Action Regarding Proposed Transaction with Quad

LSC Communications Comments on DOJ Action Regarding Proposed Transaction with Quad

At this time, the companies are unable to predict the timeframe for completion of the litigation or closing of the transaction.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Offering Wide Range of High Quality and Durable Building and Construction Papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Offering Wide Range of High Quality and Durable Building and Construction Papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö's wide range of specialty papers for the building and construction industry, known as Insu-Gard®, are high quality and durable for any end use.

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Shakeup at Rayonier Advanced Materials

Shakeup at Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials announced that it is repositioning key members of its senior management team to drive the company's Go-to-Market strategy and accelerate new product commercialization.

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Dr. Bob Kennedy, University of British Columbia alumnus and former Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, passes away

Dr. Bob Kennedy, University of British Columbia alumnus and former Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, passes away

In 1979, Dr. Kennedy returned to teaching wood anatomy and properties, wood chemistry, timber mechanics and microtechnique at UBC Forestry, and served as Dean of the Faculty from 1983-1991 until his retirement in 1991.

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The Brazilian Forest Service partners with Brazilian Coalition

The Brazilian Forest Service partners with Brazilian Coalition

The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Brazilian Coalition), which brings together some 200 private companies and entities reaffirmed the partnership with the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB), according to ITTO reports.

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Fortress Receives Multi-Year Moratorium on Investissment Québec Loan

Fortress Receives Multi-Year Moratorium on Investissment Québec Loan

Fortress has received, without penalty, a postponement of approximately $45 million in principal and interest payments under the IQ Loan from June 30, 2019 to December 31, 2021 .

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DS Smith says stocking up on spare parts ahead of Brexit

DS Smith says stocking up on spare parts ahead of Brexit

Packaging products maker DS Smith Plc said on Thursday that it had made plans for contingency stocking of spare parts as it readies for Britain's planned exit from the European Union, but expected disruption to its operations to be "relatively contained".

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McKinley seeks permits for addition

Mondi introduces the first all-in-one customer platform for paper sacks worldwide

Neenah Announces End of Alignment with Veritiv Corp.

Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste

An accord is reached: McKinley Paper Co., local union agree to labor contract

Metsä Wood inaugurates new Kerto LVL line in Punkaharju, Finland

Port Townsend Paper Corporation settles with EPA for violation of Clean Air Act

Sun Chemical receives 'UK Excellence Award Jury Commendation' from the British Quality Foundation

International Paper Ticonderoga facility gets $2.8 million to reduce carbon emissions

DuPont loses appeal bid to keep Chemours lawsuit secret

Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sustainability work awarded with third consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

Academic Spotlight

Paper Science Students Explore Personal Care Career Opportunities

Paper Science Students Explore Personal Care Career Opportunities

Paper science and engineering students from North Carolina State University saw more than just pulp and paper mills on this year's Paper International Experience (PIE) trip to Domtar's Personal Care operations in Toledo, Spain.

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Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Brandon Long

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Brandon Long

Close to 200 students are enrolled in the N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering program, and Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Brandon Long, a senior in the program and we asked him a few questions about his experiences at N.C. State.

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UMaine, U.S. Department of Energy launch $20M wood-fiber research initiative

UMaine, U.S. Department of Energy launch $20M wood-fiber research initiative

The University of Maine and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced a new research collaboration to advance efforts to use wood fiber in 3D printer manufacturing.

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Western Michigan University unveils paper manufacturing machine unique to North America

PCA CEO Kowlzan pledges $1 million, WestRock CEO Voorhees delivers keynote address at Miami University PS&E Foundation's 59th Annual Meeting

Thompson appointed Honorary Board Member, Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation

Catching up with Miami University Senior Riley Docherty

Paper Science Engineers Are Always in Demand

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

A random walk with Gene

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

And how will all this affect the pulp, paper, and package industry?

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A passion for cars

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

The Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State:  Requiring More Good Than Harm

The Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State: Requiring More Good Than Harm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an historic step to advance the "cost-benefit state," the paradigm in which "government regulation is increasingly assessed by asking whether the benefits of regulation justify the costs of regulation."

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Sound Infrastructure, Efficient Transportation Essential to Forest Products Industry

Sound Infrastructure, Efficient Transportation Essential to Forest Products Industry

From the forestproducts industry perspective, sound infrastructure and efficient transportation are essential to our manufacturers.

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Paper Keeps Forests as Forests

Paper Keeps Forests as Forests

April 26 is Arbor Day, a holiday that celebrates trees and encourages people to plant them.

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Global Recycling Day 2019 - Let's Focus on the Youth

Global Recycling Day 2019 - Let's Focus on the Youth

Today marks Global Recycling Day, the second anniversary of the global effort headed up by the Global Recycling Foundation to promote the importance of recycling and underscore its benefits.

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May 2019

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April 2019

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March 2019

February 2019

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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People in the News

Hanna Maula appointed Vice President, Communications and Brand for UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Hanna Maula, DSc (Econ), has been appointed Vice President, Communications and Brand for UPM-Kymmene Corporation as of 1 August 2019.

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Amcor plc announces resignation of non-executive director

Amcor has announced that Mr Paul Brasher will retire from the Board of Amcor Plc on 30th September 2019.

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Louisiana-Pacific elects F. Nicholas Grasberger III to its Board of Directors

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) appoints F. Nicholas Grasberger III to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

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Domtar Corporation Names Marie Cyr New Dryden Mill Manager

Domtar Corporation has announced Marie Cyr as manager of the company's mill in Dryden, Ontario, effective August 1, 2019. Cyr succeeds Jim Blight, who will retire in August.

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Deufol Group appointed Jürgen Hillen as new CFO

Calle Loikkanen has been appointed Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications at Huhtamaki as of August 26, 2019.

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Huhtamaki appoints Calle Loikkanen as Head of IR and Financial Communications

Calle Loikkanen has been appointed Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications at Huhtamaki as of August 26, 2019.

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Metsä Group names Pekka Kittilä as Technical Director of Kemi bioproduct mill pre-engineering project

Pekka Kittilä has been appointed as Technical Director of Metsä Group's Kemi bioproduct mill pre-engineering project.

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Södra re-elected Lena Ek as Chairperson of the BoD

Södra's Annual General Meeting (AGM) adopted a dividend of SEK 1,795 million to members and Lena Ek was re-elected Chairperson of the Board.

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Category Veteran to Lead Menasha Packaging Company's Center of Retail Excellence at Walmart

Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced that Regina Bailey has joined as Senior Director Retail and Category Strategy for Walmart.

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Clearwater Paper Adds New Board Members

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that John J. Corkrean and Joe W. Laymon have been elected to the company's board of directors, effective May 1, 2019.

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Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Leader Kathy Walters To Retire

Georgia‐Pacific announced that Kathleen A. "Kathy" Walters will retire as executive vice president - consumer products group, effective June 1, 2019.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company Appoints Stacey Panayiotou as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Graphic Packaging announced that Stacey Panayiotou will join the company as executive vice president, human resources.

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Metsä Tissue names Michael Barth Vice President Operations, Greaseproof Papers

Greaseproof Papers is managed as a separate business unit in Metsä Tissue.

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Metsä Wood names Matti Pajula as Managing Director, Metsä Wood UK

Matti Pajula has been appointed as Managing Director, Metsä Wood UK, as of 1 May 2019.

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Sonoco Announces New Chief Information Officer

Sonoco announced that Richard (Rick) Johnson has joined the Company as Chief Information Officer, reporting to President and CEO Rob Tiede.

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Clearwater Paper Appoints Robert Hrivnak as Chief Financial Officer

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced the appointment of Robert Hrivnak as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, effective April 8, 2019.

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PotlatchDeltic Names Anna Torma Vice President, Public Affairs

PotlatchDeltic announced the appointment of Anna Torma as Vice President, Public Affairs. Anna will succeed Mark Benson, who is retiring.

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Fred Phaswana, joint chair of boards of Mondi Ltd. and Mondi plc, to retire

Mondi Group announces that Fred Phaswana, Joint Chair of the boards of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc, will retire.

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Mohawk hires new CFO

Mohawk Industries has appointed a new chief financial officer and executive vice president.

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Gunilla Saltin leaving Södra

Gunilla Saltin, President of Södra Cell, is leaving Södra for a new role as Technical Director at the packaging and paper company Mondi, based in Vienna.

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WestRock Announces Jeff Chalovich as Chief Commercial Officer; Pete Durette to Lead Container Business in Corrugated Packaging

WestRock Company announced that Jeff Chalovich, president, Corrugated Packaging, has assumed the role of chief commercial officer in addition to his leadership role of the Company's Corrugated Packaging segment.

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Arctic Paper appoints Fabian Langenskiöld as new Executive Vice President Sales

Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as new Executive Vice President Sales at Arctic Paper S.A.

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Voith appoints Scott Knapp as Vice President of Operations for Voith Paper North America

Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as new Executive Vice President Sales at Arctic Paper S.A.

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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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Supplier News

Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Stora Enso in Finland

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Stora Enso at its Oulu Mill in Finland.

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Tieto and Valmet co-operate to support energy producers

Tieto and Valmet have begun a cooperation to support energy producers in utilizing new digitalisation technologies to enhance fuel supply chain management and transparency.

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ÅF Pöyry awarded pre-engineering assignments for the Metsä Fibre investments in Kemi and Rauma, Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has awarded ÅF Pöyry with the pre-engineering assignment for new bioproduct mill, Kemi.

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Valmet to deliver green liquor clarifier to Stora Enso Skoghall mill in Sweden

The start-up of the clarifier is planned for the spring 2020.

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Valmet delivers a new recovery boiler to ITC in India

Valmet will deliver a new recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC`s Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India.

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Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement with Century Pulp & Paper to Install and Operate a 45,000 Metric Ton Per Year Satellite PCC Plant in India

The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Tokushima.

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Andritz to supply boiler for Tokushima Tsuda biomass power plant in Japan

The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Tokushima.

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Valmet to supply a quality management solution to Cartones Ponderosa in Mexico

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution to Cartones Ponderosa's cartonboard machine BM1 in Mexico.

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Valmet to supply key board machine technologies to Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging in Vietnam

Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging for its new containerboard making line, which will be located in Phu My, Vietnam.

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Valmet to supply automation and quality management systems to Suzhou Taison Paper in China

The systems will be installed on two tissue machines, enabling the mill to increase production efficiency and improve product quality.

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Valmet to supply a containerboard making line with an extensive scope for Papierfabrik Palm in Germany

The start-up is scheduled for 2021.

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Andritz to supply biomass handling system to Eldorado Brazil

Andritz has received an order from Eldorado Brasil to supply a biomass handling system for their new Onça Pintada plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

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AkzoNobel invests in wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina

A milestone multi-million-dollar investment by AkzoNobel is set to transform its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, into a best-in-class manufacturing site - and further strengthen the company's market position in the US.

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Andritz to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group's Koryazhma mill in Russia

Andritz has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia.

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Valmet to deliver fifth tissue production line to Papel San Francisco in Mexico

Valmet will supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line with automation solutions and a winder for GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Andritz presents a new pressure screen

Andritz launches the next generation of its highly successful ModuScreen family of pressure screens - the new PrimeScreen X.

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Voith Installs MasterJet Pro Headbox at Unionpel Mill in San Justo, Argentina

Unionpel, one of Argentina's leading packaging paper manufacturers, chose Voith to supply its new MasterJet Pro headbox fitted with EdgeMaster format limiters for its paper machine (PM1) that operates at its San Justo mill, located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

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Koehler receives largest Yankee cylinder for new paper machine at its Kehl site in Germany

Koehler receives Voith's Yankee cylinder in Kehl, Germany.

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Valmet to supply a containerboard line for GS Paperboard & Packaging in Malaysia

Valmet will supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line with automation solutions and a winder for GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Klabin Becomes South America's First Papermaker to Place An Order via OCI At The Voith Paper Webshop

Following a worldwide trend, Klabin has become South America's first papermaker to integrate its ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to the Voith Paper Webshop digital platform and place an order via OCI (Open Catalog Interface).

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Andritz to convert former groundwood reject system to TMP line at JSC Volga in Russia

Andritz has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP (thermo-mechanical pulping) line.

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Cellwood to rebuild PM1 couch and press pulper at Arctic Paper's mill in Poland

Cellwood Machinery AB to supply rebuild of PM1 couch- and press pulper at Arctic Paper Kostrzyn mill in Poland. The delivery will take place in the summer of 2019.

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Valmet and Uni Viridas sign ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Croatia

Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia.

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Valmet to supply a new wood handling line to Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland

Valmet has received an order for a new wood handling line from Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill.

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Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology plant, and new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India.

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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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