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Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

The United States Patent Office awarded Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. patent number 10,301,202 B2 on May 28, 2019. The title of the patent is "System and Method for Aeration by Air Infusion." The inventor is listed as Dean A. Caldwell, DeRidder, LA. Caldwell is the CEO of Airmaster Aerator.

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Latest IDC Survey: Customers Are on the Move to SAP S/4HANA

Business innovation goes hand in hand with business process innovation. Intelligent enterprises connect business processes end-to-end for better outcomes.

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Spotlight

Escanaba, Michigan mill marks 100 years of making paper

Escanaba, Michigan mill marks 100 years of making paper

The Verso Corp.'s Escanaba Mill celebrated a milestone Friday, Jan. 17 -- a full century of making paper.

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Wieland announces new leadership and management structure

Wieland announces new leadership and management structure

WIELAND, an ENR Top 400 Construction firm headquartered in Lansing, MI, has announced a new leadership and management structure for its company effective January 6, 2020.

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Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires

Wieland Stacks Up

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

Industree 4.0

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Stora Enso Increases the IFRS Fair Value of its Forest Assets

The IFRS fair valuations of Stora Enso's forest have increased significantly since the publication of the Group's third quarter results in October.

Ducks Unlimited Canada and Louisiana-Pacific Building Solutions Sign Landmark Conservation Agreement to Support 6.2 Million Acres in Manitoba

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Louisiana-Pacific Building Solutions (LP) announced the signing of a new, 10-year agreement that will positively impact more than 6.2 million acres of Manitoba's boreal forest, an area larger ...

McKinley Paper mill 'nearing startup' in Port Angeles

McKinley Paper Company is expected to be running at full capacity at the former Nippon Paper Industries USA plant in March, three years after operations ceased at the 100-year-old Ediz Hook mill.

Gould Paper Corporation acquires McGrann Paper

With revenues of more than $1 billion, OVOL USA is among North America's largest distributors of printing, publishing and business papers.

ISS Recommends Stockholders Vote For The Election Of Atlas And Blue Wolf Nominees To Verso's Board And Delaware Court Orders Verso To Produce Info

Delaware Chancery Court Finds Credible Basis to Infer Possible Mismanagement at Verso and Orders Verso to Produce Information Requested by Atlas.

Former Appvion employee charged

A former employee of Appvion faces charges he stole close to $200,000 in industrial and computer equipment from the Roaring Spring paper mill.

Louisiana Pacific N.C. facility losing first of 2 press lines in late March

Louisiana Pacific Corp. announced plans to cut jobs at the company's plant in Roaring River Thursday in connection with a shift in production there.

Verso Receives All Necessary Regulatory Approvals to Complete the Pixelle Transaction

Verso Corporation announced that, in connection with the pending sale of its Androscoggin and Stevens Point mills to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC (the "Pixelle Transaction"), it has received requisite approval under Sectio...

Leading Stories

Stora Enso Increases the IFRS Fair Value of its Forest Assets

Stora Enso Increases the IFRS Fair Value of its Forest Assets

The IFRS fair valuations of Stora Enso's forest have increased significantly since the publication of the Group's third quarter results in October.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada and Louisiana-Pacific Building Solutions Sign Landmark Conservation Agreement to Support 6.2 Million Acres in Manitoba

Ducks Unlimited Canada and Louisiana-Pacific Building Solutions Sign Landmark Conservation Agreement to Support 6.2 Million Acres in Manitoba

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Louisiana-Pacific Building Solutions (LP) announced the signing of a new, 10-year agreement that will positively impact more than 6.2 million acres of Manitoba's boreal forest, an area larger than the state of Vermont and about half the size of Nova Scotia.

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McKinley Paper mill 'nearing startup' in Port Angeles

McKinley Paper mill 'nearing startup' in Port Angeles

McKinley Paper Company is expected to be running at full capacity at the former Nippon Paper Industries USA plant in March, three years after operations ceased at the 100-year-old Ediz Hook mill.

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Gould Paper Corporation acquires McGrann Paper

Gould Paper Corporation acquires McGrann Paper

With revenues of more than $1 billion, OVOL USA is among North America's largest distributors of printing, publishing and business papers.

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ISS Recommends Stockholders Vote For The Election Of Atlas And Blue Wolf Nominees To Verso's Board And Delaware Court Orders Verso To Produce Info

ISS Recommends Stockholders Vote For The Election Of Atlas And Blue Wolf Nominees To Verso's Board And Delaware Court Orders Verso To Produce Info

Delaware Chancery Court Finds Credible Basis to Infer Possible Mismanagement at Verso and Orders Verso to Produce Information Requested by Atlas.

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Former Appvion employee charged

Former Appvion employee charged

A former employee of Appvion faces charges he stole close to $200,000 in industrial and computer equipment from the Roaring Spring paper mill.

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Louisiana Pacific N.C. facility losing first of 2 press lines in late March

Louisiana Pacific N.C. facility losing first of 2 press lines in late March

Louisiana Pacific Corp. announced plans to cut jobs at the company's plant in Roaring River Thursday in connection with a shift in production there.

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Verso Receives All Necessary Regulatory Approvals to Complete the Pixelle Transaction

Verso Receives All Necessary Regulatory Approvals to Complete the Pixelle Transaction

Verso Corporation announced that, in connection with the pending sale of its Androscoggin and Stevens Point mills to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC (the "Pixelle Transaction"), it has received requisite approval under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility

Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility

Georgia-Pacific announced Monday, Dec. 13, that it is permanently closing its Cuba facility.

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Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it will spend $27 million to add a plant to produce cellulose filaments at its Kenogami paper mill in Quebec.

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LSC Communications plans to close three facilities

LSC Communications plans to close three facilities

Citing a drop in publisher demand for print publication titles and significant structural changes impacting the industry, Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Form 8-K with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on Jan. 14 announcing it will close its manufacturing facilities in Strasburg, Va.; Glasgow, Ky.; and Mattoon, Ill.

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Fire at Sofidel America in Green Bay, Wisconsin causes $250,000 in damage

Fire at Sofidel America in Green Bay, Wisconsin causes $250,000 in damage

Officials said a large part of the warehouse was filled with smoke when crews arrived, and a paper converting machine was on fire. Officials said firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the warehouse.

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Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over pollution

Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over pollution

Michigan on Tuesday sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful "forever" chemicals that are turning up in drinking water across the industrial state.

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Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope Resources for consideration consisting of equity and cash.

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Fire at  Metsä Tissue facility

Fire at Metsä Tissue facility

Metsä Tissue announced that a fire broke out late Friday evening, Jan. 10, involving PM5 at the company's paper mill in Düren, Germany.

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Verso Issues Statement in Response to Atlas and Blue Wolf Litigation

Northern Pulp cuts down on operations to enable safe closure of mill

Fire at Twin Rivers Paper

Verso gears up for shareholder battle in 'proxy' contest

Northern Pulp says it's committed to staying in Nova Scotia

Mondi: Job losses as packaging firm plans facility closures

Industry News

EIA Welcomes China's New Law to Ban Illegal Timber

EIA Welcomes China's New Law to Ban Illegal Timber

In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include a nationwide ban on buying, transporting, and/or processing illegally sourced timber, as well as an added focus on traceability.

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Smurfit Kappa's leadership in sustainability and innovation recognised with 8 WorldStar Awards

Smurfit Kappa's leadership in sustainability and innovation recognised with 8 WorldStar Awards

Smurfit Kappa has continued to demonstrate its leadership in sustainable and innovative packaging solutions by winning eight 2020 WorldStar Awards.

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International Paper Named to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

International Paper Named to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

International Paper was once again named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "Worlds Most Admired Companies."

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Sonoco Named to FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies

Sonoco Named to FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies

For the third year in a row, the Company also was listed first in the Packaging/Container industry.

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Cascades Ranks Among the World's Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Cascades Ranks Among the World's Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Adding to this recognition is the fact that Cascades is the only Containers and Packaging company on the list and is one of 12 Canadian businesses.

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WestRock Named to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

WestRock Named to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

It is the fifth-consecutive year WestRock has been named to the prestigious list.

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Pixelle Specialty Solutions Launches New Corporate Website

Pixelle Specialty Solutions Launches New Corporate Website

Interactive site features broadest portfolio and new mill tour shot in 4K resolution.

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Metsä Board named on CDP 'A List' for leading effort against climate change for the fourth consecutive year

Metsä Board named on CDP 'A List' for leading effort against climate change for the fourth consecutive year

Metsä Board has been included on the CDP Climate 'A List' since 2016.

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Valmet to start co-determination negotiations in the Fabrics Business Unit in Finland

Valmet to start co-determination negotiations in the Fabrics Business Unit in Finland

The co-determination negotiations can result in the reduction of 90 persons at maximum mainly during year 2021 by estimate, and in possible temporary lay-offs and part-time work during 2020. Fabrics Business Unit employs altogether approximately 500 persons in its Tampere operations.

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CSS Industries Announces Acquisition by IG Design Group plc

CSS Industries Announces Acquisition by IG Design Group plc

CSS Industries, Inc., a leading consumer products company serving the craft, gift and seasonal markets, today announces that it has entered into a merger agreement under which IG Design Group plc, through a subsidiary, will acquire CSS for $9.40 per share in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $88 million.

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Greif Earns Two Recognitions for Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

Port Hawkesbury Paper power hearing to start Feb. 11

New bio-boiler plant improves energy efficiency at UPM Joensuu plywood mill

Lenzing launches sustainable reforestation project in Albania

Sponsors line up against Visy in $1 billion Owens-Illinois auction

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of Mohan Mutha Polytech

Domtar Board Members Recognized As WomenInc.'s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Metsä Board mills to serve as innovation platforms in VTT's joint project for new digital solutions

Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Union ratifies Clearwater Paper contract

A random walk with Gene

Testing...

Testing...

I’ve been working with kids preparing for the ACT/SAT for over 10 years. Through this time, I’ve come to some conclusions. I hope you find them of interest.

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Environmental Science

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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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

Changes in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Arup Basu, (52), PhD (Technology), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of Global Executive Team as of February 1, 2020.​

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Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team​

Leena Lie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki to pursue other career opportunities.​

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Metsäliitto Cooperative elects Jussi Linnaranta as Chairman of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Jussi Linnaranta as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Benjamin McLean appointed to UFPI Board of Directors

UFP Industries, formerly known as Universal Forest Products, announced that Benjamin McLean, CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2020.

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Stora Enso's EVP, Human Resources Malin Bendz leaves company

Malin Bendz, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will leave her position at Stora Enso as of 15 January 2020. After 20 years in the company, she will now pursue new career opportunities outside Stora Enso.

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Mayr-Melnhof Karton names Peter Oswald as new CEO

Wilhelm Hörmanseder, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG for the past 18 years will hand over to Peter Oswald on May 1, 2020 after 30 years with the MM Group and 25 years thereof on the Management Board.

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Drax Biomass names Matt White as new head of US operations

Drax Biomass, Inc. announced that Matt White will become its new Senior Vice President and run Drax's US biomass operations from its headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team

As of January 1, 2020, Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team.

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Supplier News

Valmet launches new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement - Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers.

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Commission approves Synthomer's acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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BASF completes the divestiture of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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Valmet and Fabio Perini start Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry.

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Valmet will supply a new Advantage DCT tissue production line to Alas Doradas in El Salvador

The start-up is planned for the first half of 2021.

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Andritz to supply key process equipment for Bracell's new mill in Brazil

Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

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Valmet receives a repeat order for an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line from Irving Consumer Products

Valmet has received an order for an Advantage ThruAir machine from Irving Consumer Products.

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Kemira invests $20 million in its bleaching chemical capacity in South Carolina

Kemira is investing $20 million at its Eastover, South Carolina site to increase available sodium chlorate capacity.

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Voith to be carbon neutral worldwide from 2022 onwards

The company will gradually increase the share of renewable energies, both in its own generation and in its purchasing.

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