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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

Paper Industry International Hall of Fame dinner set for 3 Oct in Appleton, Wisc.

Paper Industry International Hall of Fame dinner set for 3 Oct in Appleton, Wisc.

The 25th annual dinner event is hosted by the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, which is located inside the Paper Discover Center on the Fox River in Appleton.

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Exclusive Interview with Cascades-Sonoco's Jeff Stacy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security added to Specialty Papers US 2019 Program

Exclusive Interview with Cascades-Sonoco's Jeff Stacy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security added to Specialty Papers US 2019 Program

Scott Gearen, Chemical Security Inspector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is bringing presentation Protecting Pulp and Paper Production Facilities with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to the Specialty Papers US 2019 program!

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Bringing B2C Principles to B2B Services and Support

Specialty Papers US 2019 Brings Innovation, Emerging Opportunities, and Sustainability to the Forefront of the Specialty Papers Industry

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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BillerudKorsnäs joint venture Paboco, introduce the Paper bottle community to advance packaging innovation

Building on years of experience, the development journey towards a sustainable paper bottle first began in 2015 by innovation expert EcoXpac in collaboration with Carlsberg Group and BillerudKorsnäs, with support from projec...

Enviva to build a new wood pellet plant in Alabama

The company is expected to invest around $175 million (Euro 159.2 million) to build the plant.

Cause of Va. WestRock fire under investigation

The cause of a conveyor belt fire at the WestRock Paper Mill in West Point is under investigation.

J.D. Irving announces closure of Baker Brook, N.B. sawmill, loss of 65 jobs

Company blames decline in cedar supply and weak markets for byproducts.

LSC Communications Recognized for Quality Craftsmanship and Technical Innovation

LSC Communications announced that the company was honored with six awards in the 2019 'Golden Cylinder' Awards, an annual competition designed to identify the "Best of Gravure" in each segment of the printing industry and to ...

Pipe break at Finch Paper spills 2 million gallons of wastewater into Hudson River

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a broken pipe at Finch Paper that leaked about 2 million gallons of paper waste into the Hudson River late last month.

Nippon Paper brings fight to Visy with $1.7 billion Orora acquisition

Orora has sold its its Australian packaging business to Nippon Paper for $1.72 billion, triggering a surge in its share price of as much as 19 per cent at one point on Thursday.

Lenzing invests Euro 40 million to improve the ecological footprint of its Lenzing site in Austria

By 2030, the Lenzing Group aims to reduce its specific CO2 emissions per ton of manufactured pulp and fibers by 50%. By the year 2050, the Lenzing Group will no longer generate any net CO2 emissions.

Leading Stories

BillerudKorsnäs joint venture Paboco, introduce the Paper bottle community to advance packaging innovation

BillerudKorsnäs joint venture Paboco, introduce the Paper bottle community to advance packaging innovation

Building on years of experience, the development journey towards a sustainable paper bottle first began in 2015 by innovation expert EcoXpac in collaboration with Carlsberg Group and BillerudKorsnäs, with support from project partners.

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Enviva to build a new wood pellet plant in Alabama

Enviva to build a new wood pellet plant in Alabama

The company is expected to invest around $175 million (Euro 159.2 million) to build the plant.

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Cause of Va. WestRock fire under investigation

Cause of Va. WestRock fire under investigation

The cause of a conveyor belt fire at the WestRock Paper Mill in West Point is under investigation.

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J.D. Irving announces closure of Baker Brook, N.B. sawmill, loss of 65 jobs

J.D. Irving announces closure of Baker Brook, N.B. sawmill, loss of 65 jobs

Company blames decline in cedar supply and weak markets for byproducts.

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LSC Communications Recognized for Quality Craftsmanship and Technical Innovation

LSC Communications Recognized for Quality Craftsmanship and Technical Innovation

LSC Communications announced that the company was honored with six awards in the 2019 'Golden Cylinder' Awards, an annual competition designed to identify the "Best of Gravure" in each segment of the printing industry and to distinguish technical innovations.

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Pipe break at Finch Paper spills 2 million gallons of wastewater into Hudson River

Pipe break at Finch Paper spills 2 million gallons of wastewater into Hudson River

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a broken pipe at Finch Paper that leaked about 2 million gallons of paper waste into the Hudson River late last month.

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Nippon Paper brings fight to Visy with $1.7 billion Orora acquisition

Nippon Paper brings fight to Visy with $1.7 billion Orora acquisition

Orora has sold its its Australian packaging business to Nippon Paper for $1.72 billion, triggering a surge in its share price of as much as 19 per cent at one point on Thursday.

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Lenzing invests Euro 40 million to improve the ecological footprint of its Lenzing site in Austria

Lenzing invests Euro 40 million to improve the ecological footprint of its Lenzing site in Austria

By 2030, the Lenzing Group aims to reduce its specific CO2 emissions per ton of manufactured pulp and fibers by 50%. By the year 2050, the Lenzing Group will no longer generate any net CO2 emissions.

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BillerudKorsnäs inaugurates the world's most modern board machine

BillerudKorsnäs inaugurates the world's most modern board machine

The investment made by BillerudKorsnäs in the new KM7 machine at the Gruvön mill is the company's biggest investment to date and one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden in recent years.

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WIELAND Awarded New Coated Recycled Mill Project in Michigan

WIELAND Awarded New Coated Recycled Mill Project in Michigan

WIELAND, a general contracting and construction management firm, has been awarded the contract for the new Graphic Packaging mill project in Kalamazoo, MI.

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LP Announces New Investments in Prefinishing Capabilities

LP Announces New Investments in Prefinishing Capabilities

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced that it has acquired the prefinishing assets at a Granite City, Ill., prefinish facility near St. Louis owned by BlueLinx.

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ND Paper Announces Strategic Capital Equipment Upgrades

ND Paper Announces Strategic Capital Equipment Upgrades

ND Paper announced it will strategically inject investment capital to improve the asset quality of its mills in Maine and Wisconsin in the coming year.

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Park Falls mill sale falls through, heading to liquidation market

Park Falls mill sale falls through, heading to liquidation market

The sale of the Park Falls Flambeau River Papers mill to newly formed company Element Ventures could not be finalized and the assets of the mill will now be marketed as a liquidation sale.

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Fortress Global Enterprises Announces Market Downtime

Fortress Global Enterprises Announces Market Downtime

Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. announced that it will be taking market downtime at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill (the "FSC Mill") in Thurso , Québec.

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Paper mill celebrating its 200th anniversary

Paper mill celebrating its 200th anniversary

Monadnock Paper Mills, founded in 1819 in Bennington, says it is the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the country.

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Oji Announcement Regarding Integrating Products Manufactured at Nayoro Mill along with Restructuring of Containerboard Paper Manufacturing System

Fire at WestRock facility

Nine Dragons plans India unit near Paradip

Domtar to Reduce Papermaking Capacity at Two Mills

Norkse Skog sells Australia mill to Visy

Quad/Graphics to pay nearly $10M to resolve overseas bribery charges

Industry News

Holmen introduces digital wood scanning

Holmen introduces digital wood scanning

Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company's wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood.

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Environmentalists have a new target: Charmin toilet paper

Environmentalists have a new target: Charmin toilet paper

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble faces pressure from environmentalists to clean up its act.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Price Increases on Cellulose Specialties Products

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Price Increases on Cellulose Specialties Products

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. will increase prices of its high-alpha and high-viscosity Cellulose Specialties products (including acetate, ethers, micro-crystalline cellulose, nitrocellulose and other grades) by 6%, effective immediately, or as contracts allow.

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DS Smith to expand coffee cup recycling in Europe

DS Smith to expand coffee cup recycling in Europe

DS Smith announced that it is expanding its coffee cup recycling programme to Europe through its De Hoop Mill in the Netherlands.

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AF&PA Commends Administration Regulatory Reform Executive Orders

AF&PA Commends Administration Regulatory Reform Executive Orders

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock commended the Administration for signing two executive orders aimed at increasing transparency and due process in the U.S. regulatory system.

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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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Liqui-Box sells bag-in-box business to get green light for DS Smith deal

Liqui-Box sells bag-in-box business to get green light for DS Smith deal

Liqui-Box Corp on Monday agreed to sell its bag-in-box business to Peak Packaging to comply with requirements from Britain's competition watchdog over the U.S.-based company's takeover of DS Smith's plastics business.

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Smurfit Kappa and Vanhonsebrouck Work to Replace Single-use Plastic Packaging

Smurfit Kappa and Vanhonsebrouck Work to Replace Single-use Plastic Packaging

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with Belgian speciality brewer Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck to offer alternatives to its shrink film packaging.

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Universal Forest Products introduces the ultimate in shed floor panels

Universal Forest Products introduces the ultimate in shed floor panels

Universal Forest Products has introduced the industry's toughest and most durable shed floor: SuperStratum™ panels made with Rhino Linings®.

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Rengo acquires Nishihara-Shigyo in Japan

Rengo acquires Nishihara-Shigyo in Japan

Rengo Co., Ltd. has acquired 80% of shares with voting rights of Nishihara-Shigyo Co., Ltd. in Japan, making Nishihara-Shigyo a Rengo subsidiary.

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DuPont to Acquire Membrane Business from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

Brazil's exports of wood-based products fell 22 percent in August

APP rebuts article linking it to haze-causing fires

Quad Makes Application to Cease to be a Reporting Issuer in Canada

Management buyout saves Aberdeen paper mill

Stora Enso introduces a renewable paperboard tube for cosmetics packaging to replace plastic

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Credit Agreement Amendment Providing Financial Covenant Relief Through 2021

UK CMA Accepts Liqui-Box Undertakings To Buy Of DS Smith Arm

Metsä Board signs Euro 150 million financing facility with sustainability targets

Huhtamaki to expand to flexible packaging manufacturing in South Africa

Sappi teams up with major global brands to explore the potential of innovative blockchain technology in enhancing the sustainability of global supply

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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Perspectives

Paper Ballots Key to Election Security

Paper Ballots Key to Election Security

Important information belongs on paper and should be shielded from broken hard drives, data breaches and foreign hackers. Paper is personal, permanent, safe and confidential.

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Easy and free access to paper-based communications is key for millions of consumers

Easy and free access to paper-based communications is key for millions of consumers

A new International survey commissioned by Two Sides shows that most Americans and Canadians want to retain a choice to receive paper statements at no charge, and many prefer paper over digital.

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Paper Products Takes Center Stage in Graduate School

Paper Products Takes Center Stage in Graduate School

As I prepare to enter my last year of graduate school, I look back and appreciate paper and paper products' role in my success throughout the past couple years.

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Contributing to the Circular Economy:  The Paper and Wood Products Industry

Contributing to the Circular Economy: The Paper and Wood Products Industry

The paper and wood products industry's efforts to promote sustainable forest management, do more with less in the manufacturing process and recover products for recycling form the foundation of our contributions to the circular economy.

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Nip Impressions to Go

August 2019

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June 2019

May 2019

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Directed Search

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People in the News

Fortress Global names Giovanni Iadeluca as a director

Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. announced that Mr. Iadeluca, the Company's President and CEO, appointed as a director to replace Terrence Kavanagh who has tendered his resignation from the Company's board of directors.

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Andritz appoints Norbert Nettesheim as new CFO

Mark von Laer, who has been CFO of Andritz AG since March 1, 2017, will leave Andritz AG at the end of 2019. The Supervisory Board has appointed Norbert Nettesheim as his successor, effective as of December 1, 2019.

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LP Names Nicole C. Daniel as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) announced that Nicole C. Daniel has been named to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

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Cockerham joins Paperitalo Publications, LLC as Sales Executive

Steve Cockerham brings with him over thirty years of experience in the pulp and paper industry.

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Riegsecker joins Paperitalo Publications, LLC as Sales Executive

Steve Riegsecker has joined Paperitalo Publications as Sales Executive.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Mark Smucker to Board of Directors

Mr. Smucker serves as President and CEO of The J.M. Smucker Company (Smucker), and is the fifth generation of the Smucker family to lead the iconic 122-year old company.

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Smurfit Kappa Group appoints CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America

Smurfit Kappa Group appointed Eduardo Rubio CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America (SKNA) beginning October 1.

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BillerudKorsnäs appoints EVP Sustainability

BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Director Malin Ljung Eiborn will on the 1st of October take place in the Executive Leadership Team of BillerudKorsnäs.

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Kenneth Råman appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Treasury and Risk Management

Kenneth Råman has been appointed Senior Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management as of 1 September 2019.

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Sappi North America Appoints Mike Schultz as Vice President of Manufacturing

Cloquet, Minn. Mill Director with extensive safety record, commitment to sustainability tasked to lead North American operations.

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SCA appoints new General Counsel

Katarina Nilsson will take on her new position as of January 1, 2020.

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Sappi appoints Mike Haws as President and Chief Executive Officer of its North American operations

Mike Haws succeeds Mark Gardner (63), a 38 year veteran of Sappi in North America, who will retire at the end of September 2019.

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Supplier News

Andritz presents MasterDry dryer fabric portfolio

Andritz presents its new "MasterDry™" dryer fabric portfolio based on premium-performance dryer fabric technology.

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Voith builds world's largest and fastest kraftliner machine for Ilim Group

Ilim Group, Russia's largest pulp and paper producer with an annual production volume of more than three million tons, will significantly expand its production capacity in a project now underway.

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Andritz to supply P-RC APMP fiberline to Dezhou Taiding in China

The new system will process poplar as raw material, and the fiber produced will be used on the company's own paper machines for P&W (printing and writing paper) and board grades.

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Valmet builds a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall

The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.

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Kadant Johnson Expands Services Division

Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), has expanded its Services division to enhance its offerings to the paper and corrugated packaging industries.

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Valmet to supply a board machine to JK Paper Limited in India

Valmet will supply a board machine with an extensive automation and Industrial Internet package for JK Paper Limited's Fort Songadh Mill in India.

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Valmet to deliver TwinRoll dewatering press to Metsä Board in Finland

The total value of the order is around Euro 50 million.

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Valmet to supply a biomass boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy in Germany

The total value of the order is around Euro 50 million.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up rebuilt paper machine at PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, Ukraine

ANDRITZ has successfully started up the rebuilt BM1 for PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill at their site in Obukhiv, Ukraine.

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Kadant Black Clawson Achieve Sales Milestone with 10,000 FibreWall Screen Cylinders Sold

Kadant Black Clawson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced the fabrication and sale of the 10,000th FibreWall screen cylinder.

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Voith Launches New Premium Polyurethane Roll Cover For Film Presses

With SupremeFilm, Voith is enhancing its product range for film presses with a new high-performance roll cover made from polyurethane (PU).

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ANDRITZ Launches New StrataPress SX Single-seam Press Felt Technology

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched its new-generation "StrataPress™ SX" felt with patented, integrated single-seam technology.

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Paperitalo Publications
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