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Effective customer communication is essential

Effective customer communication is essential

Communication is everything when it comes to your prospects and customers. Businesses should have a focus on improving customer communications. Properly training employees is essential. Employees are essentially ambassadors for the company they work for and how they communicate with customers and prospects affects how a company is viewed in the eyes of the customer and prospect.

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Unelected Bureaucrats wings clipped

Are You ESG Ready?

The Push for Self-Generation & Sale of Excess Power in Alberta

Paperitalo Point of View

Stating it Clearly: WV vs. EPA

Stating it Clearly: WV vs. EPA

So what's the real story about the EPA and power plant regulations?

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Technology

Failure Prevention Associates--A whole lot of shaking going on!

Failure Prevention Associates--A whole lot of shaking going on!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Karl Hoffower, Founder and Executive Director, Failure Prevention Associates, LLC (FPA) (www.failureprevention.com). Failure Prevention is located in Houston, Texas. FPA is comprised of experienced staff certified in Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasound Inspection, Electric Motor Testing, Field Balancing, Laser Alignment and Reliability Centered Maintenance practices. If it vibrates, FPA can analyze the situation. If it is not supposed to vibrate, FPA can facilitate the solution.

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Amcor announces strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor

In its continuing efforts to discover and develop innovative technologies for the packaging industry, Amcor (NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC) announced its strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor, a world leader in ultra, low-cost electronics.

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Spotlight

	 TOUR Championship to partner with WestRock to enhance sustainability efforts

TOUR Championship to partner with WestRock to enhance sustainability efforts

In an effort to enhance sustainability efforts at the 2022 TOUR Championship, tournament officials today announced a partnership with WestRock, an Atlanta-based, global paper and packaging company to serve as an "Official Sustainability Partner of the TOUR Championship."

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What Would Ben Franklin Do?

What Would Ben Franklin Do?

Making the Environmental Case for Paper

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WIELAND recognized by Engineering News Record magazine as one of ENR's Top 400 Contractors in America

NOREXECO Announces Its First North American Focused Webinar - "Understanding Financial Instruments For North American Buyers and Sellers of Pulp"

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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Jim Thompson, left, is shown with Andy Cochrane, middle, and Allen Hunter.
Jim Thompson, left, is shown with Andy Cochrane, middle, and Allen Hunter.

Visit to Industrial Air, Inc.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, I had the great pleasure visiting our client, Industrial Air, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina. This visit was a year in the making, given the travel restrictions of the lost year of Covid 19.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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WestRock Partners With Budějovický Budvar and Mattoni 1873 to Advance Circularity Efforts in Czech Republic Beverage Industry

BIRGO is a non-alcoholic beer with a unique flavor profile. It is a joint partnership between Mattoni 1873 and Budějovický Budvar, produced using Westrock's Cluster-Pak® EvoTech™ packaging solution, which advances the pa...

BillerudKorsnas and Viken Skog to establish pulp mill in Norway

Viken Skog and the Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs are collaborating to establish a wood pulp facility in Treklyngen Industripark, the area Viken Skog bought after Norske Skog Follum shut down paper production...

Imperial Dade Adds Scale in Florida, Acquires Palm Paper Supply

Transaction Represents 52nd Acquisition for Leading Distributor of Foodservice Packaging and Janitorial Sanitation Products

Hood Container Corporation Announces Acquisition of Walker, Michigan Based Kentwood Packaging

Hood Container Corporation announced that it has acquired the corrugated packaging business of Walker, MI based Kentwood Packaging Inc. The transaction includes all of Kentwood's design, manufacturing, assembly, and fulfillme...

Cascades: Cost of Bear Island Conversion Project Has Increased

Cascades Inc. said Thursday the cost of its Bear Island conversion project has increased amid higher labor costs and reduced availability of materials.

Report: Graphic Packaging improves its offer after nine-day strike

About 140 workers at a North Portland paper packaging facility struck on July 17--and stayed out until July 26. With the help of a federal mediator, Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 78 reached a ten...

Greif expanding operations at Greenville Co., S.C. paper mill

Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is investing $13 million over the next five years to expand its Greenville County operations, according to Governor McMaster.

Pactiv Evergreen Completes Sale of its Carton Packaging and Filling Machinery Businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Evergreen Packaging International LLC, has completed the previously announced sale of its carton packaging and filling machinery businesses in China, Korea and...

Leading Stories

WestRock Partners With Budějovický Budvar and Mattoni 1873 to Advance Circularity Efforts in Czech Republic Beverage Industry

WestRock Partners With Budějovický Budvar and Mattoni 1873 to Advance Circularity Efforts in Czech Republic Beverage Industry

BIRGO is a non-alcoholic beer with a unique flavor profile. It is a joint partnership between Mattoni 1873 and Budějovický Budvar, produced using Westrock's Cluster-Pak® EvoTech™ packaging solution, which advances the partnership's goal of improving circularity within the Czech Republic's beverage industry.

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BillerudKorsnas and Viken Skog to establish pulp mill in Norway

BillerudKorsnas and Viken Skog to establish pulp mill in Norway

Viken Skog and the Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs are collaborating to establish a wood pulp facility in Treklyngen Industripark, the area Viken Skog bought after Norske Skog Follum shut down paper production in 2012.

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Imperial Dade Adds Scale in Florida, Acquires Palm Paper Supply

Imperial Dade Adds Scale in Florida, Acquires Palm Paper Supply

Transaction Represents 52nd Acquisition for Leading Distributor of Foodservice Packaging and Janitorial Sanitation Products

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Hood Container Corporation Announces Acquisition of Walker, Michigan Based Kentwood Packaging

Hood Container Corporation Announces Acquisition of Walker, Michigan Based Kentwood Packaging

Hood Container Corporation announced that it has acquired the corrugated packaging business of Walker, MI based Kentwood Packaging Inc. The transaction includes all of Kentwood's design, manufacturing, assembly, and fulfillment operations in Walker, including its membership in Great Lakes Wax Coatings, LLC.

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Cascades: Cost of Bear Island Conversion Project Has Increased

Cascades: Cost of Bear Island Conversion Project Has Increased

Cascades Inc. said Thursday the cost of its Bear Island conversion project has increased amid higher labor costs and reduced availability of materials.

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Report: Graphic Packaging improves its offer after nine-day strike

Report: Graphic Packaging improves its offer after nine-day strike

About 140 workers at a North Portland paper packaging facility struck on July 17--and stayed out until July 26. With the help of a federal mediator, Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 78 reached a tentative contract agreement July 28 with Graphic Packaging International. Members will vote on it any day. T

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Greif expanding operations at Greenville Co., S.C. paper mill

Greif expanding operations at Greenville Co., S.C. paper mill

Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is investing $13 million over the next five years to expand its Greenville County operations, according to Governor McMaster.

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Pactiv Evergreen Completes Sale of its Carton Packaging and Filling Machinery Businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan

Pactiv Evergreen Completes Sale of its Carton Packaging and Filling Machinery Businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Evergreen Packaging International LLC, has completed the previously announced sale of its carton packaging and filling machinery businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan to SIG Group Ltd.

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Canfor Taylor Mill curtailment to extend until transportation levels

Canfor Taylor Mill curtailment to extend until transportation levels "more normal"

According to the second-quarter results, the curtailment at Taylor Pulp Mill has resulted in reduced production by about 60,000 tonnes.

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George W. Mead II, last CEO of Consolidated Papers, dies at 94 years old

George W. Mead II, last CEO of Consolidated Papers, dies at 94 years old

George W. Mead II, the last local owner of the paper mill in Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday in Madison at the age of 94, according to an obituary from the Mead Witter Foundation.

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Irving Pulp & Paper receives permission to begin construction of environmental treatment facility in New Brunswick

Irving Pulp & Paper receives permission to begin construction of environmental treatment facility in New Brunswick

Irving Pulp & Paper (IPP) has been given permission to begin construction immediately of an Environmental Treatment Facility and Water Use Reduction Project at Saint John's mill in New Brunswick, Canada, following a successful Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to invest Euro 15 million in boilers at two Wisconsin facilities

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to invest Euro 15 million in boilers at two Wisconsin facilities

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is investing in new technology and converting its existing boilers at its Mosinee and Rhinelander plants in Wisconsin, United States, to reduce its carbon emissions and landfill waste.

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CMPC, one of Latin America's largest pulp and paper companies, partners with CNI and SOSA to optimize its supply chain efficiency

CMPC, one of Latin America's largest pulp and paper companies, partners with CNI and SOSA to optimize its supply chain efficiency

The collaboration with CMPC in Brazil is facilitated through SOSA's partnership with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Through the partnership, CMPC and SOSA will work to identify advanced tech solutions during a four-month innovation project.

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Paper tissue and towel company hopes to expand its Eagle Bridge, N.Y. facility

Paper tissue and towel company hopes to expand its Eagle Bridge, N.Y. facility

If the $14.6 million project moves ahead, the paper facility would build a 55,000-square-foot addition to its 20,000-square-foot complex.

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Chile's CMPC buys Mexican tissue firm for $293 million

Chile's CMPC buys Mexican tissue firm for $293 million

CMPC said it expects to complete the transaction in the next six months.

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Paper Excellence and J&F remain at odds over Eldorado deal after court ruling

Canfor to Invest in New Facility in Alabama

CGC announces $210 million investment to build state-of-the-art wallboard manufacturing plant in Alberta

Canton, N.C. Evergreen paper mill files federal civil complaint in 2020 deadly fire

GP Cellulose investing about $80 million to add fluff capacity at its GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville, Alabama

Fire at Louisiana-Pacific facility

Industry News

Mondi and Essity launch packaging for feminine care range made from post-consumer recycled and biomass balanced materials

Mondi and Essity launch packaging for feminine care range made from post-consumer recycled and biomass balanced materials

Leading hygiene and health company Essity has collaborated with Mondi and Dow to improve the carbon footprint of its global feminine care packaging.

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Class-action lawsuit against New-Indy can continue, federal judge rules

Class-action lawsuit against New-Indy can continue, federal judge rules

A U.S. District judge has decided the complaint can move forward.

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U.S. cuts softwood tariffs by half for Canadian lumber as trade dispute lingers

U.S. cuts softwood tariffs by half for Canadian lumber as trade dispute lingers

The U.S. Department of Commerce is lowering tariffs against most Canadian softwood producers by half, but the long-running trade dispute lingers as Canada plans to appeal the decision to maintain punitive duty rates.

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Sonoco Releases 2021-22 Corporate Sustainability Report, Renews 2030 Commitments

Sonoco Releases 2021-22 Corporate Sustainability Report, Renews 2030 Commitments

The Science Based Targets align with the Paris Climate Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming temperatures well below -2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Smurfit Kappa's circular approach to benefit local community

Smurfit Kappa's circular approach to benefit local community

The Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Nettingsdorf, Austria, has launched a sustainable district heating project that will benefit 20,000 homes across three communities when completed. The scheme will capture excess heat generated from the Nettingsdorf paper mill to provide heating for local homes, businesses and schools.

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Sappi Europe to hike prices for woodfree coated and uncoated papers, paperboard by 8-10 percent

Sappi Europe to hike prices for woodfree coated and uncoated papers, paperboard by 8-10 percent

Yes, this is in addition to previously communicated increases.

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Pregis expands Inspyre™ product line with new mailer; increases support of environmental nonprofit organization

Pregis expands Inspyre™ product line with new mailer; increases support of environmental nonprofit organization

Inspyre Mailer offers customers a packaging solution that supports global charity, building brand loyalty through a meaningful consumer experience.

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Norske Skog joins UN Global Compact

Norske Skog joins UN Global Compact

Norske Skog has joined UN Global Compact to support its mission of mobilizing a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create a better world.

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Mondi and Fiorini International team up to develop new fully recyclable paper packaging for premium pasta

Mondi and Fiorini International team up to develop new fully recyclable paper packaging for premium pasta

Mondi and converter Fiorini International have collaborated to create a new paper packaging solution for Antico Pastificio Umbro, an Italian manufacturer of premium pasta products.

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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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Kimberly-Clark Recognized as One of the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

Ahlstrom-Munksjö offers CelluStraw™ for a plastic-free drinking experience

Legal pause between Northern Pulp, N.S. government extended

Western Forest Products: Appointment of President and CEO

Graphic Packaging: Unilever launches next generation laundry capsule designed to help decarbonize laundry, save energy and cut plastic packaging

DS Smith Removes Over 313 Million Pieces of Problem Plastic in Two Years

Sappi becomes 5th South African company to receive approval of Science Based Targets in pursuit of its decarbonisation goals

Novolex Releases Fourth Annual Sustainability Report

Resolute Announces Ratification of Collective Agreement at Eight Sawmills in Quebec

Dynos acquires Cheney Pulp and Paper

Resolute gets green energy award

Academic Spotlight

Updated: Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passes away

Updated: Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passes away

Gary R. Rudemiller, PhD, Executive Director of the Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation, announced on Friday night, May 27: "Friends of Miami's Paper Program, I am saddened to share with you that today, Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passed away in Oxford. I have no details to convey at this point. Please keep his wife Ginny in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I will share more information along with the scheduled funeral services in the coming days."

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Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Aitana Blevins

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Aitana Blevins

Aitana Blevins shares her experiences at N.C. State.

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Student Spotlight: Rebecca Wolf of Miami University

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Wolf of Miami University

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Rebecca Wolf, who will graduate in May 2022. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at Miami.

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Interview with University of Maine senior Olivia Gervais

Interview with University of Maine senior Olivia Gervais

The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation was incorporated in 1952 by 12 UMaine graduates financially supporting and preparing well-educated engineering students for careers in the pulp and paper and allied industries.

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Student Spotlight: Sophia Louden of Western Michigan

Metsä Group donates nearly one million euros in total to six universities

62nd Annual Miami Paper Science & Engineering Foundation Banquet & Annual Meeting is April 12

A random walk with Gene

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Fleas and ticks seem particularly bad this year. If your cat or small dog seems lethargic, they may be overrun with fleas. They can literally drain the life out of a small animal. Our vet recommends a vet supplied topical treatment rather than OTC medicines from retail stores.

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Teaching and Dash Cams

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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SAP Selects

About SAP Selects

This section contains a collection of Paperitalo articles highlighted by SAP for their relevance to how the paper and packaging industry is evolving and how technology can help support that progress.

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Just around the corner now

Just around the corner now

A bit of technology five years in the making. It is about time.

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Could Industry 4.0 provide transparency for the recycled fiber markets?

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

Interfor appoints new Director

Temple, who is 65, is the former VP, Wood Products and Southern Resources of PotlatchDeltic, a diversified forest products company.

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Kemira appoints Antti Salminen as President of Pulp & Paper segment

He's had several prior leadership positions in Kemira, latest as President, Industry & Water segment and has been a member of Kemira's management board since 2011.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Zack Hicks as Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Hicks joins the company after 26 years of leadership at Toyota Motors North America and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility.

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Supremex Appoints Simon Provencher as Packaging President

He most recently held the title of General Manager of Cascades GPS Groupe Carton with P&L responsibility for four business units, spanning seven plants in North America.

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WestRock Announces Dmitri L. Stockton Elected to Board of Directors

Stockton spent 30 years with GE Company.

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Katri Hokkanen appointed CFO at Valmet

Ms. Katri Hokkanen (M.Sc. Econ) has been appointed CFO at Valmet as of August 1, 2022. She will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine. Katri Hokkanen has worked as Valmet's interim CFO since May 1, 2022.

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Twin Rivers Paper Announces Additions to Executive Team

Twin Rivers Paper Company, a leading producer of specialty paper products, is pleased to announce recent additions to its executive leadership team.

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AkzoNobel names Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company's new CEO as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

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Charlotte Kaiser, Former Head of NatureVest, Joins the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, LLC to Lead New Impact Initiatives

Caitlin Clarke joins as Director of Policy and External Affairs

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Koskisen appoints Sanna Väisänen as Director of Sustainability and Communications

Sanna Väisänen has been appointed as Koskisen's Director of Sustainability and Communications and a member of the Executive Board effective 1 September 2022. She will report to CEO Jukka Pahta.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö appoints Emmanuelle Picard as EVP of Building Materials division

Starting September 26, Emmanuelle Picard is appointed EVP of the Building Materials division at Ahlstrom-Munksjö and a member of the Executive Management Team.

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Molpus Woodlands Group Announces New President and Enhancements in its Senior Leadership Team

Winstead currently serves as Molpus's Executive Vice President. He previously served Molpus as its longtime Chief Financial Officer.

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Change in Stora Enso's Group Leadership Team

Kati ter Horst, Executive Vice President, Paper Division and a member of the Group Leadership Team, has decided to leave Stora Enso as of 1 July 2022. After more than 25 years with the Company, she will now pursue career opportunities outside of Stora Enso.

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Jeld-Wen names Julie Albrecht as new CFO

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. announced Julie C. Albrecht will join JELD-WEN as executive vice president and CFO, effective July 18, 2022. Albrecht joins JELD-WEN from Sonoco.

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Hill Elected Lead Independent Director of Sonoco's Board of Directors

Sonoco announced that Robert R. Hill, Jr., has been elected Lead Independent Director of its Board of Directors. Hill succeeds James M. Micali who is retiring after 19 years of service to the Company's Board.

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Kim Poulsen appointed CEO of Spinnova, Janne Poranen appointed Chair and Harri Sundvik appointed Deputy Chair of Spinnova Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Spinnova Plc has appointed Kim Poulsen, M.Sc. (Econ.), as the Company's new CEO (b. 1966). He will assume his duties on 1 August, 2022.

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West Fraser UK appoints Dom West as new Sales Director

West Fraser, UK appoints Dom West as new Sales Director for UK and Ireland.

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Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Announces New Sales Executive

Carol Hoffman Schoedinger has joined Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. as Senior Sales Manager. Ms. Schoedinger will have responsibility for selling Monadnock's full suite of sustainable printing, packaging and technical/specialty papers in the U.S. Midwest.

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International Paper announces senior leadership transition

International Paper announced that Sharon R. Ryan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will retire effective June 30, 2022.

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Autumn Bayles Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

Ms. Bayles is Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Aramark Corporation, a global food and facilities company.

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Supplier News

BID received an order from Canfor

BID Group will be partnering with Canfor Corporation to deliver a new state-of-the-art sawmill complex in southern Alabama.

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Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper issues final acceptance certificate for two P-RC APMP lines upgraded by Andritz

International technology group Andritz recently received the final acceptance certificate for the upgrade of two Andritz P-RC APMP (pre-conditioning refiner chemical alkaline peroxide mechanical pulp) fiberlines delivered to APP's Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper in Guangxi Province, China.

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Kadant Johnson Appoints Danielle Rohrer Vice President, Commercial Operations

Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the appointment of Danielle Rohrer to Vice President, Commercial Operations and a member of Kadant Johnson's Senior Leadership Team.

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ABB wins order for electrification of Klabin Puma II to drive increased production

ABB responsible for quality energy distribution to two new machines at Ortigueira mill, Brazil, to achieve higher production targets.

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Siempelkamp to supply new particleboard plant for Kastamonu Entegre AS in Turkey

Kastamonu Entegre placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant for its location in Kastamonu City, Turkey.

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ABB to provide remote supervision at Arauco's five pulp mills in Chile

ABB has been appointed by Arauco, a manufacturer of forest products, to provide remote supervision in five of its pulp mills in Chile to ensure greater reliability and monitoring across all processes.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to install online systems at Aspa Bruk pulp mill in Sweden

Swedish specialty pulp mill Aspa Bruk has placed an order for SPM's most advanced online system Intellinova Parallel EN to monitor the mechanical and lubrication condition of the mill's pulp dryer and wood chipper.

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ANDRITZ to supply four stock preparation systems for tissue production to Guangxi Sun Paper, China

Start-up is scheduled for the third or fourth quarter of 2022.

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Andritz to supply combi-pulping system to Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper in China

Start-up is scheduled for the 3Q 2023.

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Valmet to supply new baling line and flash drying rebuild to MM FollaCell mill in Norway

Valmet's delivery includes replacing an existing baling line with a new one.

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ABB and SKF increase collaboration on industrial automation

SKF and ABB have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibilities for a collaboration in the automation of manufacturing processes. The MoU was signed at ABB's Robotics Experience Center in Västerås, Sweden, by SKF CEO Rickard Gustafson and ABB CEO Björn Rosengren.

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AFT supplying POM approach system to Papeles y Conversiones de Mexico containerboard mill

AFT will be supplying a new POM thin stock approach system to the Papeles y Conversiones de Mexico containerboard mill in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. PCM is a leading Mexican company in the manufacture, conversion and marketing of high quality printing and packaging products.

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ANDRITZ to supply complete OCC line to Shanying Paper (Jilin), China

Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

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Valmet delivers LignoBoost XS plant for Mercer Rosenthal in Thuringia, Germany

Valmet will deliver a LignoBoost plant for Mercer Rosenthal Lignin Center in Thuringia, Germany. The plant will extract kraft lignin from pulp mill black liquor. The extracted lignin will be used for developing various bio-based materials, which can replace fossil raw materials.

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Andritz to supply third pressurized refining system to Shandong Canfield Wood Industry in China

International technology group Andritz has received the third order from Shandong Canfield Wood Industry Co., Ltd. to supply a pressurized refining system to its mill in Chiping County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, China.

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Andritz to supply two PMA systems and LC refining to Dongfang Smart Energy in China

The highly efficient PMA systems will have an aggregate design capacity of 1,850 t/d and will be part of lines PM1 and PM2 producing kraft board and testliner.

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Valmet to deliver world's first electrical folding machine for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås in Sweden

The machines' start-up is planned for the last quarter of 2022.

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Valmet to deliver two chip washing and defibrator systems to Siempelkamp

The start-ups of the systems are planned for 2023 and the beginning of 2024.

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Valmet adjusts its strategy to include Flow Control and aligns its financial targets with its financial reporting structure

Valmet's Board of Directors has decided to adjust Valmet's strategy to include Flow Control and align Valmet's financial targets with Valmet's financial reporting structure.

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Asia Symbol Group in China expands use of ABB's MES to increase productivity

Upgrade to extend productivity and profitability at the company's mill in Guangdong, China.

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Dieffenbacher to supply world's largest drum dryer to Berneck mill in Brazil

Berneck S.A., the largest wood-based panel exporting company in Brazil, has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply an 84 MW energy system and the world's largest drum dryer for its medium-density particleboard (MDP) plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina.

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Middle East Paper Company taps SAP for digital transformation

The Middle East Paper Company, the largest paper manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa, is deploying solutions from global software company SAP SE in an effort to streamline its business processes and increase efficiencies as part of a regional and global expansion strategy.

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Toscotec to supply new tissue line to Saudi Paper Group in Saudi Arabia

The tissue machine will produce 60,000 tonnes/yr of premium quality tissue, bringing SPG's total capacity to 190,000 tonnes/yr.

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Valmet to supply two tissue machines to Liaoning Yusen Sanitary Products in China

The two tissue lines are scheduled to be in production in the middle of 2023.

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Sun Paper installed ABB distributed control systems at its Beihai pulp mill in China

Sun Paper, in close collaboration with ABB, has successfully launched another pulp mill, at the new Beihai location in Guangxi, China.

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Valmet to lay off 50% of its employees in Russia

Valmet to lay off 50% of its employees in Russia as part of its plan to leave the country. Company has a total of approximately 140 employees in Russia, working primarily in sales, engineering, maintenance and financial administration. Valmet does not have production in Russia.

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ABB to install automated paper testing solution at Cheng Loong's mill in Vietnam

ABB has built on its established relationship with Cheng Loong Corporation by securing a contract to bring its L&W Autoline automated paper testing solution to a mill in Vietnam.

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Andritz to renovate white liquor production plant at Suzano Aracruz in Espírito Santo, Brazil

Andritz Brasil Ltda., a member of the Andritz Group, will carry out partial modernization of lime kiln B for Suzano Aracruz, Brazil, as part of a customized project for the white liquor production plant. Lime kiln B has the capacity to process 580 tons of lime per day.

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Valmet launches mobile maintenance application

Valmet launches Valmet Mobile Maintenance (VMM) application to make maintenance data available at any time and to create smoother workflows in mill maintenance operations. VMM is a mobile application for both iOS and Android devices.

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Solenis Acquires Neu Kimya Anonim Sirketi, Providing Regional Expansion in High-Growth Southeastern Europe

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, closed on the acquisition of Neu Kimya Anonim Şirketi ("Neu Kimya") on May 26, 2022.

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Andritz starts up pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Sun Paper's new mill in Beihai, China

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up key pulping process equipment for Sun Paper's new pulp mill (Guangxi Sun Paper) in Beihai, China.

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Andritz successfully starts up dissolving pulp production plant for Bracell in Brazil

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up an environmentally friendly production plant for dissolving pulp at Bracell's "STAR" project in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Metsä Group's and Valmet's 3D fibre product demo plant is now operating

The operations at Metsä Group's and Valmet's 3D fibre product demo plant in Äänekoski has begun. At the end of 2020, Metsä Group's innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet announced they would be investing a total of approximately 20 million euros in the demo plant.

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Andritz to supply LimeFlash-H lime kiln to Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga in Spain

Start-up of the new lime kiln is scheduled for the second half of 2023.

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Valmet to start personnel negotiations on temporary layoffs at its valve factory in Finland

The negotiations involve around 340 employees.

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Andritz to supply pressurized refining system to Kim Tin MDF Chon Thanh in Vietnam

The new pressurized refining system will feature a design capacity of 48 bdmt/h and process rubberwood chips for producing various types of MDF products.

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Valmet launches roll cover for tissue production

To broaden its offering for tissue machines, Valmet launches a new polyurethane roll cover, Valmet Press Roll Cover PL. The roll cover's wear-resistant material and adaptive structure are developed to cope with the harsh operating conditions in tissue production, thus leading to longer lifetime of roll cover and energy savings.

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Change in Kemira Oyj's Management Board: President, Segment Pulp & Paper, Kim Poulsen is leaving Kemira

President, Segment Pulp & Paper Kim Poulsen is leaving Kemira on Wednesday May 18, 2022. He has worked for Kemira and has been a member of Kemira's Management Board since 2015.

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Valmet delivers press technology upgrade to Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has ordered a press technology upgrade from Valmet. The delivery includes two refurbished Twin Roll Presses and additional equipment and services to secure the trouble-free operation of the presses.

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Valmet to complete biomass boiler and flue gas system works at Vilnius Heat and Power Plant in Lithuania

Valmet has been selected in a new public procurement process as the tenderer for completing the biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensing system works for Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) in Lithuania, the company announced.

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The fine print...

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Steve Roush
Vice President, Publisher and Editor
Paperitalo Publications
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