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Managing Diversity in the Workforce

Managing Diversity in the Workforce

Currently, there are four primary groups in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z. Millennials and Gen Z make up close to half the workforce, according to Deloitte. It is important to understand the generational difference of each in order to effectively manage.

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Effective customer communication is essential

Unelected Bureaucrats wings clipped

Are You ESG Ready?

Paperitalo Point of View

Management Best Practices

Management Best Practices

One of the best managers I ever had the privilege of working with was in charge of our pulp mill. We'll call him V.C. He was an unassuming fellow, but when V.C. stepped into the control room to address an issue - anything at all - things got done. Best management practices can fill volumes of books and occupy weeks of classes, but V.C. had three characteristics in particular, finely honed, which kept employees in the pulp mill working extremely well together.

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Stating it Clearly: WV vs. EPA

Technology

Failure Prevention Associates--Vibration Analysis Training Seminars in October and November

Failure Prevention Associates--Vibration Analysis Training Seminars in October and November

Failure Prevention Associates (FPA) will be conducting two Vibration Analysis Training Seminars in October and November, Level 1 Seminar Oct. 4-7, and Level 2 on Nov. 7-11.

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MoistTech: If You're Drying It or Moving it, We Can  Measure It!

MoistTech: If You're Drying It or Moving it, We Can Measure It!

MoistTech manufactures the diamond standard in moisture measurement and control sensors for both use directly on the production line and also for laboratory use.

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Spotlight

Procter & Gamble: Protecting Forests for Generations to Come

Procter & Gamble: Protecting Forests for Generations to Come

P&G Forestry Update 2022

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Analysts: US OCC recycling rate may be below 70%

Analysts: US OCC recycling rate may be below 70%

Two corrugated industry experts have crunched the numbers and concluded that the OCC recycling rate is likely much lower than estimates published by the paper manufacturing sector. Myles Cohen, an industry veteran and founder of consulting firm Circular Ventures LLC, and Ryan Fox, corrugated market analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, estimate the U.S. old corrugated container (OCC) recycling rate is around 69%, far lower than the 91.4% calculated and reported by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) in May of this year.

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Nestle, Mars, Eastman, Dell Technologies, Novolex, and More Industry leaders Presenting at Industry-Leading Specialty Papers US 2022

DS Smith surveys: Generational split found internationally with young consumers least confident about recycling

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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Blaze at Louisiana Pacific mill

Firefighters were on scene for around five hours before the blaze was under control. There was some damage to the field and a nearby fence. However, no one was hurt.

Hundreds of jobs go as Arjowiggins Aberdeen paper mill goes into administration

Administrators have now been appointed at the Arjowiggins Group mills at Stoneywood, as well as Chartham, Kent, with 368 of the group's 463 UK-based employees made redundant immediately.

Stora Enso Oyj: Jiashan site to terminate operations in China

Stora Enso's Jiashan site in China will be terminating operations due to an expiring land lease contract.

Sofidel Employee Flown to Critical Care Hosptial After Hand Stuck in Machine

Emergency squads took the man to a local hospital but then flew him to Columbus because of the injuries. His ID was not released.

Dunn Paper to close Port Huron mill after 98 years

Dunn Paper will close its Port Huron location Nov. 18.

Union members picket outside Weyerhaeuser headquarters in Seattle

Weyerhaeuser lists four locations in Washington and Oregon on its website as major production hubs. The strike is having an impact at all four of the locations.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation Issues 2021 Carbon and Climate Report

PotlatchDeltic Corporation issued its inaugural Carbon and Climate Report. The report quantifies the carbon removals, storage, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with our operations in 2021.

Leading Stories

16-day curtailment planned at West Fraser Cariboo Pulp and Paper due to forestry challenges

16-day curtailment planned at West Fraser Cariboo Pulp and Paper due to forestry challenges

Curtailment expected to affect 160 employees

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Blaze at Louisiana Pacific mill

Blaze at Louisiana Pacific mill

Firefighters were on scene for around five hours before the blaze was under control. There was some damage to the field and a nearby fence. However, no one was hurt.

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Hundreds of jobs go as Arjowiggins Aberdeen paper mill goes into administration

Hundreds of jobs go as Arjowiggins Aberdeen paper mill goes into administration

Administrators have now been appointed at the Arjowiggins Group mills at Stoneywood, as well as Chartham, Kent, with 368 of the group's 463 UK-based employees made redundant immediately.

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Stora Enso Oyj: Jiashan site to terminate operations in China

Stora Enso Oyj: Jiashan site to terminate operations in China

Stora Enso's Jiashan site in China will be terminating operations due to an expiring land lease contract.

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Sofidel Employee Flown to Critical Care Hosptial After Hand Stuck in Machine

Sofidel Employee Flown to Critical Care Hosptial After Hand Stuck in Machine

Emergency squads took the man to a local hospital but then flew him to Columbus because of the injuries. His ID was not released.

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Dunn Paper to close Port Huron mill after 98 years

Dunn Paper to close Port Huron mill after 98 years

Dunn Paper will close its Port Huron location Nov. 18.

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Union members picket outside Weyerhaeuser headquarters in Seattle

Union members picket outside Weyerhaeuser headquarters in Seattle

Weyerhaeuser lists four locations in Washington and Oregon on its website as major production hubs. The strike is having an impact at all four of the locations.

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation Issues 2021 Carbon and Climate Report

PotlatchDeltic Corporation Issues 2021 Carbon and Climate Report

PotlatchDeltic Corporation issued its inaugural Carbon and Climate Report. The report quantifies the carbon removals, storage, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with our operations in 2021.

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Cascades announces the temporary shutdown of one of its two paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon tissue facility

Cascades announces the temporary shutdown of one of its two paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon tissue facility

Cascades announces the temporary shutdown of one of its two tissue paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon facility. The machine has an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of tissue made from virgin fibre, and supplies the Company's converting plants, primarily the Scappoose, Oregon facility. Production of the second machine, located in a separate building, is not impacted.

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Pixelle Specialty Solutions to Close Mill in Jay, Maine

Pixelle Specialty Solutions to Close Mill in Jay, Maine

The mill employs approximately 230 people who will be affected by the closure. The mill produces specialty label and release papers, as well as industrial and packaging solutions for eCommerce and food service. Its two paper machines have a capacity of 230,000 tons annually.

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Canfor Taylor pulp mill restart not expected until 2023

Canfor Taylor pulp mill restart not expected until 2023

Michelle Ward, a spokesperson for Canfor, says, based on ongoing discussions with the company's transportation partners, the supply chain backlog is not expected to significantly improve before the end of the year. She adds that winter is generally a more challenging time for rail transportation.

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Graphic Packaging Michigan mill issued emission violations after 'unannounced' state inspection

Graphic Packaging Michigan mill issued emission violations after 'unannounced' state inspection

State of Michigan environmental investigators have issued Graphic Packaging International multiple violations after an unannounced inspection in July, including one violation for releasing a chemical at a rate that exceeds the permitted emission limit.

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Sappi invests in label paper production at Gratkorn mill in Austria

Sappi invests in label paper production at Gratkorn mill in Austria

As of the end of 2023, production capacities for label papers will be extended at the Gratkorn mill in Austria. The double-digit million-euro investment in technological innovations, such as a new embossing calendar, will enable the modern paper mill to produce high quality wet-strength wet-glue label paper.

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Canfor Reducing Production Capacity in British Columbia Through End of 2022

Canfor Reducing Production Capacity in British Columbia Through End of 2022

This is expected to result in a reduction of approximately 200 million board feet of production capacity.

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Mondi invests in new research and development centre at Mondi Steinfeld

Mondi invests in new research and development centre at Mondi Steinfeld

New €5 million R&D centre at Mondi Steinfeld, Germany, to meet customers' growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions

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Metsä Board starts pre-engineering for new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen, Finland

Man whose mom died in Mill Fire in Northern California, other families sue Roseburg plant

PotlatchDeltic and CatchMark Complete Merger

Sylvamo Agrees to Acquire Stora Enso Mill in Nymolla, Sweden

80 Fire Survivors Receive Initial Funds During First Day of Relief Distribution

Essity presents new organization and changes to the Executive Management Team

Industry News

Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Sign Global Master Lease Agreement

Sonoco ThermoSafe and United Cargo Sign Global Master Lease Agreement

Sonoco ThermoSafe's Pegasus ULD® is the world's first FAA and EASA-approved passive bulk temperature-controlled ULD container for pharmaceutical use, which enables it to speed through international air freight handling and customs processes at the lowest possible cost.

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UPM doubles the amount of deadwood in its forests to increase biodiversity

UPM doubles the amount of deadwood in its forests to increase biodiversity

UPM has set a target to increase the amount of deadwood in its commercial forests from the current level of about five cubic metres per hectare to ten cubic metres per hectare. In UPM's protected areas and commercial forests where a specific nature management target has been set, the deadwood target is 20 cubic metres per hectare. The new targets are part of UPM Forest Action, the UPM Forest Responsibility programme.

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DS Smith: Lowering the C02 footprint at our Paper Mills

DS Smith: Lowering the C02 footprint at our Paper Mills

As part of our larger sustainability strategy, DS Smith paper mills in Dueñas, Spain, Kemsley, UK, and Belišće, Croatia, recently signed orders for new RunEco vacuum systems on their paper machines from our supplier Runtech Systems

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Georgia-Pacific Named 2022 SmartWay® High Performer

Georgia-Pacific Named 2022 SmartWay® High Performer

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP has been named one of the EPA's SmartWay® High Performers of 2022. This recognition was based on the company's initiative to undertake the task of shipping consumer goods while keeping environmental stewardship in mind.

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Resolute to Hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders on October 31, 2022

Resolute to Hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders on October 31, 2022

Will consider and vote on merger.

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HP PageWide Digital Press to Expand WestRock Printing Capabilities

HP PageWide Digital Press to Expand WestRock Printing Capabilities

WestRock Company, a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has acquired an HP PageWide T1190 Press to complement and expand its portfolio of unmatched corrugated printing capabilities, increase value and enable customers to win in the marketplace.

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Glatfelter Suspends Dividend as Part of Capital Allocation Reprioritization

Glatfelter Suspends Dividend as Part of Capital Allocation Reprioritization

Glatfelter Corporation, a leading global supplier of engineered materials, today announced that the Board of Directors has suspended the Company's quarterly cash dividend as part of its focused efforts to optimize the operational and financial results of the business.

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Ingevity awarded gold rating for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis, places in the top 3% in its industry

Ingevity awarded gold rating for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis, places in the top 3% in its industry

Ingevity's advancement from its 2021 silver rating to gold status in 2022 moved the company to the 97th percentile.

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Suzano reinforces commitment to China at Shanghai Pulp Week 2022

Suzano reinforces commitment to China at Shanghai Pulp Week 2022

Suzano unveils plans for a new 'Innovability Hub' in Shanghai and initiates the establishment of the Sustainability Development Committee with the China Pulp and Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce.

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Lenzing suspends 2022 guidance due to limited market visibility and high volatility of energy and raw material markets

Lenzing suspends 2022 guidance due to limited market visibility and high volatility of energy and raw material markets

Global market environment deteriorates significantly in current quarter: high inflation negatively impacts consumer climate.

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Mercer International Inc. announces completion of a new EUR300 million sustainability-linked term revolving credit facility

Stora Enso Oyj studies the possibility to reduce fossil CO2 emissions at Imatra site significantly

Smurfit Kappa: Consumer appetite for sustainable packaging grows despite turbulent year

Smurfit Kappa acquires packaging plant in Saquarema, Brazil

NRDC: Major Toilet Paper Makers Are Wiping Out the Climate-Critical Boreal Forest, While the Marketplace Embraces Eco-Friendly Options

European Parliament Continues to Recognize Primary Woody Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source

UPM Raflatac completes the acquisition of AMC AG

Meet the Neenah Environment® Mailer, the Consumer-Friendly Package for Sustainable-Minded Brands

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Huhtamaki invests in Emerald Technology Ventures' sustainable packaging fund

International Paper to Pay $260 Million in Federal Income Taxes Under IRS Settlement

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

Clearwater Paper Adds New Board Member

Jeanne Hillman Joins the Board

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Sappi Leaders Recognized for Excellence

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has bestowed Rebecca Barnard, Sappi Forestry Certification Manager, with the Young Forester Leadership Award for her dedication to sustainability and responsible forestry.

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Ennis Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer

Ennis, Inc., announced that Mr. Wade Brewer has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Terry Pennington has been appointed as Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Brewer and Mr. Pennington will continue reporting to Keith Walters, Chairman, President and CEO of Ennis.

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Metsä Board names Tero Ojala as Project Director at Kaskinen mill in Finland

Metsä Board appoints Tero Ojala as Project Director in the pre-engineering project of the Metsä Board Kaskinen folding boxboard mill in Finland, effective 1 October 2022. He moves to Metsä Board from the position of UPM's Project Director.

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Glatfelter reaches $300K consulting agreement with fired CEO Dante Parrini

Charlotte-based Glatfelter Corp. has reached a separation agreement with former CEO Dante Parrini. It includes a three-month consulting agreement, for which Parrini will receive $100,000 a month.

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DS Smith's Finance Director Adrian Marsh to retire

DS Smith Plc announces that Adrian Marsh has informed the Company of his intention to retire from the Board and from his role as Group Finance Director once a successor is in place.

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Sonoco Announces New Vice President of Global Mergers and Acquisitions

Munday has over 20 years of experience in financial consulting, investment banking, and transaction advisory.

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Kimberly-Clark Appoints Tamera Fenske to Chief Supply Chain Officer

Fenske will have global responsibilities for procurement, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, safety, and sustainability, as well as the company's Global Nonwovens division.

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Change to Essity's Executive Management Team

Don Lewis, President Professional Hygiene and member of Essity's Executive Management Team has decided to leave Essity.

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LP Building Solutions Elevates Yelle and Sweet to Vice President Roles

Jeff Yelle named Chief Information Officer; Jeff Sweet to oversee Engineering.

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DS Smith appoints new managing director

DS Smith, a sustainable packaging leader, announced that it has named Keith Tornes as managing director, paper, forestry and recycling for North America.

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UFP Announces Personnel Changes to Focus on Innovation

UFP Industries announced the appointment of Allen Peters to executive vice president of innovation, effective January 1, 2023. Allen's new duties will include leading UFP's Innovation Accelerator and Innov8 Fund teams.

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Karin Dernegård new Mill Manager for Södra Cell Mönsterås

Karin Dernegård is the new Mill Manager for Södra Cell Mönsterås. She will take up the role on 1 September 2022.

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Arctic Paper appoints Daniel Bergkvist as business developer for energy area segment

Arctic Paper has recruited Daniel Bergkvist to a new position as Group Business developer with responsibility for the group's activities in the energy area. Daniel Bergkvist is a Swedish citizen with experience in, among other things, energy issues and international business. He will report to the group CEO.

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Södra appoints Andreas Berge as new head of Building Systems segment

Andreas Berge has now been recruited as the new head of segment for Södra Building Systems. He joins Södra from Kährs, where he was responsible for one of the company's business segments and mainly held positions in sales and marketing, but also in business development./p>

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Novolex Appoints New Chief Human Resources Officer

Rottneros AB announces that Pia Ohlson has decided to leave her position as CFO as of 5 September 2022. As CFO, Pia Ohlson has been a member of group management in Rottneros.

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Rottneros appoints Monica Pasanen as new CFO

Rottneros AB announces that Pia Ohlson has decided to leave her position as CFO as of 5 September 2022. As CFO, Pia Ohlson has been a member of group management in Rottneros.

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Steve Rice Joins Mill Rock Packaging as Chief Information Officer

Mill Rock Packaging Partners, a specialty packaging platform that invests in growth-oriented companies with advanced service and product capabilities in the consumer packaging industry, announced that Steve Rice has been named Chief Information Officer, a new position for the company.

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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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Supplier News

BID Group to deliver new turnkey composite pallet block plant for ArbaBlox in Winona, Mississippi

BID Group announces a new partnership with ArbaBlox Inc. to build its first state-of-the-art turnkey composite pallet block plant in Winona, Mississippi.

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Valutec to deliver continuous kilns to Moelven's sawmills in Norway and Sweden

Moelven is investing in five continuous kilns and the Valmatics 4.0 control system to its three sawmills in Scandinavia. It's the most extensive single order the Moelven Group has ever placed with Valutec.

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Kemira announces 4% energy surcharge for all product lines in North America

Kemira is implementing a 4% energy surcharge for all Pulp and Paper process and functional chemistries across North America for all non-contract customers, effective October 1, 2022. The surcharge announced in April for inorganic coagulants sold through Kemira's Industry & Water segment remains in effect.

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Andritz acquires environmental company J. Parpala Oy in Finland

Andritz has acquired J. Parpala Oy, a major player in the maintenance and repair of environmental equipment for industrial production and power generation plants in Finland. The company was founded in 2011 and operates sites in Kokkola and Kaskinen.

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Valmet to supply pulp technology equipment to Zellstoff Pöls in Austria

Valmet will supply pulp technology equipment for a new pulp stream of unbleached kraft pulp to Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria. The company is a part of the Heinzel group. The delivery is planned for June 2023.

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Imerys enters into exclusive negotiations for the sale of its assets serving the paper markets

Imerys has entered into exclusive negotiations with Syntagma Capital for the potential sale of most of its assets producing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate ("GCC"), precipitated calcium carbonate ("PCC") and talc, which primarily serve the paper markets for an enterprise value of €390 million including an earn out depending on the future performance of the business.

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Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland successfully lifts up the world's first autonomous logyard cranes supplied by ANDRITZ

The world's first autonomously operated logyard cranes have been successfully lifted up at Metsä Fibre's bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland.

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USNR sells maintenance management software to DrekiTek

The DynaStar Maintenance Management System is a leading enterprise level asset and maintenance management software system, designed for today's cost competitive operational environments and includes comprehensive and integrated Maintenance, Inventory, Purchasing, Administration and Reporting modules.

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Valmet names Sami Riekkola as Business Line President, Pulp and Energy

Sami Riekkola has been appointed Business Line President, Pulp and Energy, at Valmet as of October 1, 2022. Sami Riekkola currently holds the position of Business Line President, Automation Systems, at Valmet. In his new position, he will continue as a member of Valmet's Executive Team reporting to President and CEO Pasi Laine.

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Toscotec to rebuild PM1 at KMK Paper in Turkey

The rebuild encompasses the entire paper machine from the forming section to the reel and it incorporates both Toscotec and Voith's leading technology.

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Kemira hikes prices for all product lines in EMEA

Costs for electricity and natural gas have rapidly increased and add to the general inflationary trends of the recent months.

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Andritz to supply tissue production line to Yuen Foong Yu Consumer Products in Taiwan

The new tissue machine will feature a design capacity of 112 admt/d, a width of 3.65 m and a maximum operating speed of 1,650 m/min.

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Solenis to Implement Energy Surcharge for all Product Lines in EMEA

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will implement an energy surcharge on all products and product lines of up to 20% on all orders shipped on or after September 1, 2022, for all customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

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Valmet invests Euro 18 million in press felt production in Tampere, Finland

Valmet further develops its press felt production facilities in Tampere, Finland, by investing in new press felt machinery and equipment. The investment includes a new pre-needling line and a new needling line. The amount of the investment is around Euro 18 million.

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AFT selected for KMK Paper PM1 approach flow rebuild

Kahramanmaraş Kağıt Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (KMK Paper) has selected AFT for their PM1 approach flow rebuild project at the Kahramanmaraş mill. PM1 is a 2-ply board machine using 100% OCC to produce corrugating medium and linerboard grades. The new system is scheduled to start up in the first quarter of 2023.

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Andritz to supply an electrostatic precipitator to Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga in Spain

International technology group Andritz has received an order from the Spanish pulp and paper producer Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga to deliver a new LimeFlash-H lime kiln for its pulp mill in Hernani, Spain.

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ANDRITZ to supply complete pulp mill to Paracel

International technology group ANDRITZ and Paracel S.A., Paraguay, have signed a contract under which ANDRITZ is to supply all process equipment and energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production equipment for Paracel's 1.8 million ton/year pulp mill to be built in Concepción, Paraguay.

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Solenis to acquire West Virginia water treatment chemical company

Clearon produces trichloroisocyanuric acid (trichlor) and dichloroisocyanuric acid at its South Charleston, WV. plant and converts the products finished goods at its tableting and packaging facility.

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Andritz receives final acceptance from Eldorado for biomass handling plant in Brazil

This plant is part of the first thermoelectric power plant in Brazil to consume eucalyptus stumps and roots.

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A.Celli Paper to supply paper rewinder to RDM Group mill in Blendecques, France

Following the fire that hit RDM Blendecques mill in France, A.Celli will contribute to the restart of production with a brand new E-WIND P100 paper rewinder.

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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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