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Week of 6 December 2021: Now more than ever

Week of 6 December 2021: Now more than ever

If you have read this column for any length of time, you know that old Jim has told you countless times to carefully mothball energy assets that are out of favor, for sooner or later, they will come back into fashion again. This statement is a corollary to my principle, all energy decisions are political. This calendar year has seen a sudden swing to an overwhelming global opinion that climate change is "settled science" and we can't decarbonize fast enough. Couple this with ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) principles and boards of directors worldwide are moving at warp speed towards these extremely popular ideas.

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Week of 29 November 2021: Innovation in the near future

Week of 22 November 2021: Innovation is possible for anyone

Week of 15 November 2021: Innovation speed

Week of 8 November 2021: Innovation as you go

Week of 1 November 2021: Innovation Month

Week of 25 October 2021: The fourth step in Quality

Week of 18 October 2021: The third step in Quality

Week of 11 October 2021: The second step in Quality

Week of 4 October 2021: The first step in Quality

Week of 27 September 2021: Get out of your office

Week of 20 September 2021: Human/Machine Interface today

Week of 13 September 2021: Video Games and Paper Machine Operation

Week of 6 September 2021: Management Today

Week of 30 August 2021: Fos wraps up for 2021

Perspectives

IIOT and Energy

IIOT and Energy

In a recent article from Yahoo Finance, Veritiv's CEO, Sal Abbate, stated that "businesses across industries are feeling the pinch from supply chain bottlenecks and labor shortages."

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Sustainable Packaging Trends

Quality is King

Dysfunction and Workplace Culture

Technology

Paperitalo Interviews Pemble Consulting concerning the SMS2000 Soap Management System

Some exciting news for recovery operators--the SMS2000 Interface Systems.

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University of British Columbia opens bioenergy research facility

University of British Columbia opens bioenergy research facility

Building on work conducted at UBC's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) will bring together top academic researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies that could significantly reduce reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

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Spotlight

Spinnova-Suzano facility construction makes headway as planned in Finland

Spinnova-Suzano facility construction makes headway as planned in Finland

Woodspin, the joint venture of the sustainable textile material company Spinnova and its strategic partner, pulp company Suzano, is proceeding with its factory project in Central Finland according to the original schedule. The production spaces are expected to be ready for technology installations at the end of next summer, and for the factory to be completed by end of 2022.

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USW Demands Federal Action to Stop New U.S. Softwood Lumber Tariffs

USW Demands Federal Action to Stop New U.S. Softwood Lumber Tariffs

As Members of Parliament prepare for another debate in the House of Commons to discuss growing softwood lumber tariffs, the United Steelworkers union (USW) is calling on the federal government to move from empty talk to tangible action to support the workers whose jobs and ability to support their families are at risk.

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DS Smith Packaging Data: Black Friday Is Now Brown in a Holiday Season Dominated by Online Shipping Over In-Store Shopping

Consumer Alert: New Debt Collection Rules Allow Unsolicited Emails, Texts and Social Media Messaging!

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

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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Powell River looking for new ways to use mill following curtailment

After 206 employees lost their jobs at tiskʷat mill, Powell River is looking into new ways to get it up and running.

ND Paper's Sister Company, ND Packaging, Officially Opens For Business

ND Packaging has officially opened its 350,000 Sq. Ft. corrugated packaging plant in southeastern Wisconsin. At full operation, this new facility will add more than 80 full-time job to the region.

Red Leaf Pulp awarded $3.8 million to commercialize non-wood pulping technology

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded Red Leaf Pulp Ltd. $3.8 million to commercialize an innovative and game-changing pulping technology using wheat straw and other sustainable agricultural resources a...

Canfor Pulp curtailing in face of supply chain trouble

Northwood and Taylor operations affected.

International Paper Receives SBTi Approval for its Science-based Carbon Reduction Target

The approval formally recognizes International Paper as a leader in the low-carbon transition, and makes the company one of the first North American organizations in the paper and packaging industry with approved targets, joi...

H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of Sustana

Sustana is a leading manufacturer of specialty recycled fiber and sustainable packaging and paper products.

R.R. Donnelley Board Says Chatham's Unsolicited Proposal Is 'Superior'

Chatham Asset Management on Monday raised its offer for RR Donnelley & Sons Co to $10.25 per share, hours after the printing company reaffirmed that it was sticking to a merger with investment firm Atlas Holdings.

Paper Excellence Catalyst paper mill in Powell River shutting down indefinitely

Paper Excellence earlier announced a temporary curtailment of the Catalyst mill in Powell River, due in part to the additional supply chain interruptions caused by recent flooding, which followed a more long-term supply chain...

Leading Stories

Powell River looking for new ways to use mill following curtailment

Powell River looking for new ways to use mill following curtailment

After 206 employees lost their jobs at tiskʷat mill, Powell River is looking into new ways to get it up and running.

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ND Paper's Sister Company, ND Packaging, Officially Opens For Business

ND Paper's Sister Company, ND Packaging, Officially Opens For Business

ND Packaging has officially opened its 350,000 Sq. Ft. corrugated packaging plant in southeastern Wisconsin. At full operation, this new facility will add more than 80 full-time job to the region.

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Red Leaf Pulp awarded $3.8 million to commercialize non-wood pulping technology

Red Leaf Pulp awarded $3.8 million to commercialize non-wood pulping technology

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded Red Leaf Pulp Ltd. $3.8 million to commercialize an innovative and game-changing pulping technology using wheat straw and other sustainable agricultural resources along with wood-based pulp in traditional applications.

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Canfor Pulp curtailing in face of supply chain trouble

Canfor Pulp curtailing in face of supply chain trouble

Northwood and Taylor operations affected.

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International Paper Receives SBTi Approval for its Science-based Carbon Reduction Target

International Paper Receives SBTi Approval for its Science-based Carbon Reduction Target

The approval formally recognizes International Paper as a leader in the low-carbon transition, and makes the company one of the first North American organizations in the paper and packaging industry with approved targets, joining over 1,000 others across industries and around the world.

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H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of Sustana

H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of Sustana

Sustana is a leading manufacturer of specialty recycled fiber and sustainable packaging and paper products.

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R.R. Donnelley Board Says Chatham's Unsolicited Proposal Is 'Superior'

R.R. Donnelley Board Says Chatham's Unsolicited Proposal Is 'Superior'

Chatham Asset Management on Monday raised its offer for RR Donnelley & Sons Co to $10.25 per share, hours after the printing company reaffirmed that it was sticking to a merger with investment firm Atlas Holdings.

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Paper Excellence Catalyst paper mill in Powell River shutting down indefinitely

Paper Excellence Catalyst paper mill in Powell River shutting down indefinitely

Paper Excellence earlier announced a temporary curtailment of the Catalyst mill in Powell River, due in part to the additional supply chain interruptions caused by recent flooding, which followed a more long-term supply chain disruption caused by a global pandemic. But in a news release, Paper Excellence says it is shutting the paper mill down indefinitely, and will explore other uses for the land and facilities.

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West Fraser gets regulatory approval to acquire Angelina Forest Products in Texas

West Fraser gets regulatory approval to acquire Angelina Forest Products in Texas

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. announced that the U.S. regulatory review has been completed and the other closing conditions have been satisfied. The company is proceeding to close the acquisition of the Angelina Forest Products lumber mill located in Lufkin, Texas.

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Paper Excellence and One Sky sign co-location agreement for new OSB mill

Paper Excellence and One Sky sign co-location agreement for new OSB mill

Paper Excellence, the company behind the restart of the local pulp mill, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with One Sky Forest Products to operate its new oriented strand board (OSB) operations at the existing Prince Albert mill site.

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Fire at WestRock facility

Fire at WestRock facility

The WestRock Paper and Packaging Company in Columbus, experienced a small blaze on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 30. The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) responded at approximately 4:00 p.m. to the report of a machine on fire.

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No Injuries From Three-Alarm Fire At Harrisonburg, Virginia PCA Facility

No Injuries From Three-Alarm Fire At Harrisonburg, Virginia PCA Facility

No workers or emergency responders were injured in a machine fire that grew to a three-alarm blaze at the Packaging Corporation of America facility in Harrisonburg late Tuesday night, Nov. 30, according to Michael Parks, city spokesman.

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Oji Holdings to establish new corrugated container plant in Vietnam

Oji Holdings to establish new corrugated container plant in Vietnam

The corrugated container business in Vietnam Oji group set "expansion of overseas business" as one of the major pillars to strive towards the realization of an innovative value-creating company.

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Resolute says J.D. Irving used access to influence softwood duties

Resolute says J.D. Irving used access to influence softwood duties

Resolute Forest Products says Irving got favourable treatment after phone call with Trump cabinet secretary.

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Chatham sweetens offer for RR Donnelley amid takeover battle

Chatham sweetens offer for RR Donnelley amid takeover battle

Chatham Asset Management on Monday raised its offer for RR Donnelley & Sons Co to $10.25 per share, hours after the printing company reaffirmed that it was sticking to a merger with investment firm Atlas Holdings.

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West Fraser Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Georgia-Pacific Chemicals Enters Acquisition Deal with Bakelite Synthetics

R.R. Donnelley Agrees to Takeover Offer From Atlas Holdings

U.S. hikes duty on Canadian softwood lumber to 17.9% -- twice the old rate

Employees help extinguish fire at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Kaukauna mill

Fire at West Fraser facility

Industry News

Mondi Opens ISTA Performance Lab for Safer Packaging in Transit

Mondi Opens ISTA Performance Lab for Safer Packaging in Transit

Mondi has opened a new ISTA-certified laboratory at Mondi Bupak in České Budějovice.

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Metsä Fibre and Gasum cooperate on Äänekoski biogas plant in Finland

Metsä Fibre and Gasum cooperate on Äänekoski biogas plant in Finland

Metsä Fibre will be in charge of the plant's overall operations, while Gasum will see to the daily remote operation and maintenance of biogas processing. Gasum will purchase the biogas produced at the plant for use as transport fuel.

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DS Smith Achieves Maximum Scores Across Several Categories in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)

DS Smith Achieves Maximum Scores Across Several Categories in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)

Packaging leader climbs 16 points the global ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) assessment.

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Sonoco-Alcore to Hike Tube & Core Prices in the EMEA Region

Sonoco-Alcore to Hike Tube & Core Prices in the EMEA Region

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. announced that due to continued inflationary pressure on the business, it will raise prices by 10 percent on all tube and core grades sold in the Company's EMEA regions.

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ILWU launches union campaign at NORPAC paper mill in Longview

ILWU launches union campaign at NORPAC paper mill in Longview

International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 filed a petition asking the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election for about 160 papermakers at the mill.

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Wolastoqey chiefs in New Brunswick seek compensation in new land title claim

Wolastoqey chiefs in New Brunswick seek compensation in new land title claim

The new defendants include J.D. Irving Ltd. and 18 of its subsidiaries or related entities, NB Power, Acadian Timber, Twin Rivers Paper, H.J. Crabbe & Sons and A.V. Group. The companies are named in addition to the governments of New Brunswick and Canada.

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Weyerhaeuser Appoints David Graham as President of its Canadian Subsidiary; Fred Dzida to Retire

Weyerhaeuser Appoints David Graham as President of its Canadian Subsidiary; Fred Dzida to Retire

Graham joined Weyerhaeuser in 1991 as an engineer.

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Stora Enso introduces portfolio of bio-based packaging foams from wood

Stora Enso introduces portfolio of bio-based packaging foams from wood

Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.

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National Gypsum expands charitable giving with $1 million in donations to support community service, education efforts

National Gypsum expands charitable giving with $1 million in donations to support community service, education efforts

Gifts will support organizations in 35 locations where National Gypsum Company affiliates have facilities.

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Paper Excellence Welcomes Domtar Into Its Group of Companies

Paper Excellence Welcomes Domtar Into Its Group of Companies

Domtar will operate as a stand-alone business entity within the Paper Excellence Group, with Domtar's current CEO and management team remaining in place. There are no further changes to operating locations, business plans, or Domtar's employee base at this time.

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Mercer Celgar's 60th Anniversary - Celebrating Our Operations and Impact

Mondi launches IQ EXTRALIGHT, a new opaque paper for inserts of medications, leaflets, manuals and legal text applications

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box launches new thermo-laminated film

APRIL2030 Sees Significant Progress in First Year

Interfor transfers forest tenure to Simpcw First Nation

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

International Paper Donates $288,000 to Feeding America

Better recycling properties for Stora Enso's low-carbon Trayforma range for ready meals

Mondi honoured with Hungaropack award for sustainable paper-based FlexiBag

UPM continues to aim for business-specific collective bargaining with the Paperworkers' Union

Fire at Kimberly-Clark facility

Academic Spotlight

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science and engineering, chemical engineering programs accredited

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science and engineering, chemical engineering programs accredited

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point bachelor's degree programs in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering have both been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

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Jon Kerr, longtime papermaker and Miami foundation director, passes away

Jon Kerr, longtime papermaker and Miami foundation director, passes away

Mr. Kerr was Miami foundation director for many years and was part of the industry for decades.

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Graphic Packaging International Leadership Supports UMPPF

Graphic Packaging International Leadership Supports UMPPF

Mike Doss, President and CEO of Graphic Packaging International (GPI), recently made a generous donation to the UMPPF, followed by a visit to campus with his leadership team to meet with UMPPF students, faculty, and to learn about the research in pulp and paper being done at UMaine.

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Systems Automation Springboard to Internships (SASI) program at Miami University

Annual UWSP meeting, ceremony coming up

Student Spotlight: Dylan Shumway, May 2021 graduate of Miami University

Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

A random walk with Gene

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

I hope this article helps you make your home safer and gets you better performance from your WIFI system.

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Families, education and COVID-19

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:

Custom Search
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People in the News

PotlatchDeltic President and CEO to Lead AWC Board of Directors

The American Wood Council (AWC) announced the election of PotlatchDeltic President and CEO Eric Cremers as the Chairman of the AWC Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2022.

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Jose A. Bayardo Appointed to LP Building Solutions Board of Directors

Bayardo is Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV), a leading global provider of technology and equipment to the energy industry.

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Huhtamaki appoints Fredrik Davidsson as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance

Fredrik Davidsson (52) has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of June 1, 2022 at the latest.

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Greif, Inc. Mourns Loss of Board Member Judith D. Hook

Mrs. Hook joined Greif's Board of Directors in 2003 and provided valuable knowledge and insights of Greif from her life-long affiliation with the company.

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Ilkka Hämälä will be the new Chairman of Cepi, the Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry

Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, has been appointed the new Chairman of Cepi, the European Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry as of January 1, 2022. Hämälä's mandate will last for two years.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Hires Joshua C. Hicks To Lead High Purity Cellulose Business

Hicks brings nearly 20 years of business leadership experience in the chemical and advanced materials industries, most recently as Vice President, Global Industrial Solutions for Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services.

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Two Sides North America Announces the Election of New Board Members

The Two Sides North America (TSNA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of four new Board members to serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2022.

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Former WestRock CEO Steven Voorhees Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at PPC's Fall Meeting

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently presented its most prestigious accolade, the Robert T. Gair Award for lifetime achievement, to former President and CEO of WestRock, Steven C. Voorhees, during the association's Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

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Jean-Michel Ribiéras Nominated to AF&PA Board of Directors

Sylvamo, the world's paper company, is proud to announce Jean-Michel Ribiéras, chairman and chief executive officer, will serve on the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) board of directors.

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Metsä Fibre appoints Tomi Saine as Mill Manager of Vilppula sawmill

Tomi Saine has been appointed Mill Manager of Metsä Fibre's Vilppula sawmill and will start in his new position on 1 January 2022. Saine currently works as District Manager of Metsä Forest's Seinäjoki sourcing district.

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Stora Enso appoints Rene Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications

Stora Enso has appointed Rene Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start in February 2022 and be based in Stockholm.

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Jari Tikkanen appointed SVP of Metsä Fibre's Sawmill Business

Jari Tikkanen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Metsä Fibre's Sawmill Business and Member of the Metsä Fibre´s Management Team as of 1 December 2021.

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Sonoco Announces Thompson Retirement; Haynes, Grissett Elected Corporate Officers

Thompson has headed Sonoco's marketing efforts since 2013.

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LP Building Solutions' SVP of Manufacturing Services Elected to the American Wood Council's Board of Directors

As a board member, Blosser will carry out AWC's mission to develop public policy and education for the advancement of wood products.

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Jussi Vanhanen to join Metsäliitto Cooperative's Board of Directors

The Supervisory Board of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Jussi Vanhanen as a new member of the cooperative's Board of Directors during the three year period of 2022-2024.

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Suzano appoints Cristina Gil as Executive Director of Sustainability

Prior to her role at Suzano, Cristina was Vice President of Sustainability at Orbia, a community of companies bound by a shared purpose

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Simo Sääskilahti appointed Business Line President, Flow Control

Simo Sääskilahti, currently working as Neles' CFO, has been chosen as the head of the Business Line as of the completion of the merger process.

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Metsä Forest names Juha Jumppanen as EVP

Juha Jumppanen has been appointed EVP, Metsä Forest as of November 1, 2021. Metsä Forest is responsible for Metsä Group's wood sourcing and forest services.

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AF&PA names Eric Steiner as Vice President of Government Affairs

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced Eric Steiner as its Vice President of Government Affairs. In his new role, Steiner will help lead the paper and wood products industry's legislative agenda and drive advocacy efforts before Congress, the Administration, and key state governments.

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Jan Svedjebrant appointed acting General Counsel of SCA

A process for recruiting a new General Counsel has been initiated.

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Truvant Announces Addition to Board of Directors

Atkinson is a former Procter & Gamble executive, where he served for 36 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Chief Purchasing Officer.

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Quad to Promote Dave Honan to Chief Operating Officer and Tony Staniak to Chief Financial Officer

This announcement, part of a planned executive transition process, precedes the retirement of current Chief Operating Officer Tom Frankowski, who will depart Quad on December 31, 2021, after a 42-year career with the Company.

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Changes to Amcor plc Board of Directors

Agarwal most recently held several Global Executive Leadership roles at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) from 2008-2021, including Global Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and President of KCC's Asia Pacific region.

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Metsä Board appoints Markku Leskelä as SVP, Development

Metsä Board announces changes in its corporate management team.

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Metsä Group appoints Jari Voutilainen as SVP, Sourcing and Logistics

Jari Voutilainen has been appointed Metsä Group's Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Logistics as of October 1, 2021.

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Supplier News

ANDRITZ receives repeat order to supply key process equipment for Klabin's Ortigueira pulp mill in Brazil

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

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Valmet to supply quality control system to Ahlström-Munksjö Ställdalen in Sweden

Valmet will supply IQ quality control system to Ahlström-Munksjö Ställdalen AB in Sweden. The new system will replace the old third-party system and will be installed on nonwoven machine FM2 to improve productivity and final quality.

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The 100th latest generation Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer will be delivered to Domtar's Hawesville pulp and paper mill in the United States

Valmet will deliver the 100th latest generation Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer to Domtar's Hawesville integrated pulp and paper mill in the United States. Throughout the years, Valmet has supplied over 300 liquor analyzers to pulp mills.

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Andritz starts up pressurized refining system at Biyang Huifeng's plant in China

International technology group Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of a pressurized refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board at its MDF production plant in Biyang, Henan province, China.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up P-RC APMP line delivered to Guangxi Sun Paper, China

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a chemi-thermomechanical pulping system delivered to Sun Paper for its mill in the city of Beihai, Guangxi, China.

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Bruks to supply mobile chipper to J.D. Irving's plant in New Brunswick, Canada

Irving Woodlands will benefit from the ability to turn existing slash piles, tops, branches, and forest residuals into mini chips for wood pellet production or into boiler fuel chips, generating energy from forest materials that would typically have been left in the forest to decompose.

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Valmet included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index among the world's sustainability leaders

Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year. The company was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices. The total number of companies included this year in the DJSI World for 2021-2022 is 322.

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ANDRITZ to Supply A Complete Pulp Mill to Suzano In Brazil

Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2024.

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Valmet and CMPC have finalized the agreement for major technology and automation delivery for Guaíba pulp mill's modernization project in Brazil

The upgraded mill is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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AFT stock prep and approach flow equipment for JK Paper new multi-layer board machine

JK Paper Limited, one of the largest pulp and paper producers in India, selected AFT to supply a POM® approach flow and stock preparation system for their latest packaging board expansion project. PM5 is a 170,000 tpa multi-layer board machine at CPM, Fort Songadh in Gujarat, India. The new machine successfully ran its first paper reel in early September to begin commercial production this quarter.

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Voith to rebuild Schumacher Packaging PM 2 in Myszków, Poland

The line is scheduled to start up again in mid-2023 after a short rebuild period.

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Kadant Starts up Approach Flow Cleaner Systems at Bracell's Lençóis Paulista Mill

Kadant Noss AB, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI), announced it successfully started up two approach flow cleaner systems for production of bleached hardwood kraft.

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Valmet chosen as the second most attractive employer by the engineering professionals in Finland

Valmet has been chosen as the second most attractive employer by the Finnish engineering professionals. The ranking was published in Universum's annual survey, which is the biggest employer attractiveness survey in Finland.

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Schumacher Packaging Commissions Voith to Rebuild PM 2 In Myszków to Double its Production Capacity

The scope of supply includes leading technologies from the BlueLine stock preparation and XcelLine paper machine portfolio.

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Andritz pulp drying line at Bracell's "STAR" project achieves new production world record

On October 16, 2021, just 38 days after start-up, Bracell achieved a total of 4,385 air dry tons per day on a single line, which is a production world record.

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Voith Group Acquires Siemens' Complete Stake in Voith Hydro

In the future, Voith Group will be the sole owner of the Voith Hydro Group Division, which previously was operated as a joint venture with Siemens Energy.

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Pratt Industries orders the third OptiConcept M board production line from Valmet to the USA: machine designed for more sustainable board making

The start-up of PM 18 is scheduled for 2023.

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Valmet signs Euro 300 million sustainability-linked syndicated revolving credit facility

Valmet has signed a new Euro 300 million sustainability-linked syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) agreement. The new RCF refinances an existing Euro 200 million credit facility and will be used for general corporate purposes.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam, a subsidiary company of Bac Giang Import Export JSC.

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Valmet's Fiber Technology Center starts up new pilot facility in Sundsvall, Sweden

The purpose of the pilot facility investment is to strengthen Valmet's research and development capabilities within the field of biomass pretreatment and to respond to new market demands for bioenergy, biofuels, and biochemicals.

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Solenis to Increase Prices Across All Product Lines in the Americas

Yes, by 15 to 20 percent.

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AFT starts up new POM approach flow system at Stora Enso Oulu

AFT is pleased to announce the successful start-up of a new POM® approach flow system at Stora Enso Oulu on the recently converted and commissioned board machine 7.

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Andritz receives order for disc filter rebuild from SCA Pulp in Sweden

Andritz has received an order from SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) to rebuild a disc filter at their pulp mill in Ortviken, Sundsvall, Sweden.

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BID Group to partner with Georgia-Pacific to modernize Pineland, Texas lumber complex

BID Group has received an order from Georgia-Pacific to deliver a new sawmill at its Pineland, Texas operation which will replace the existing stud mill.

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Valmet to supply key board machine technology to Zhejiang Forest United Paper in China

The start-up is scheduled for 2023.

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Valmet to supply complete tissue production line to Arkhbum Tissue's mill in Russia

Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line including stock preparation, automation system and a Focus rewinder to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC.

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Kemira opens new R&D center in Shanghai, China

Kemira has opened its new APAC R&D center in Pujiang Town, Shanghai, China, to meet rapidly growing market demand and accelerate efforts to develop renewable, biodegradable and recycleable products in the Asian region.

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Nine Dragons Orders Five New BlueLine OCC Lines from Voith

The new systems will have a total production capacity of 2.5 million tons per year and are scheduled to start up in 2022 and 2023.

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Andritz to supply MDF fiber preparation system to Starwood in Turkey

Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2022.

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Toscotec starts up TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d'Oro in Italy

Toscotec successfully started up a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d'Oro Ansalcarta in Villa Basilica, Italy. The new Yankee replaced an existing cast iron dryer installed on PM1 in 1993 by Officine Meccaniche Toschi, which was renamed Toscotec in 2003.

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Valmet Oyj to supply coated board making and BCTMP production lines to one of its customer in Asia

The board making line with high productivity will produce very high-quality folding coated board grades.

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Valmet to supply high-capacity winder to Norske Skog's Golbey mill in France

Valmet will supply a high-capacity OptiWin Pro winder to Norske Skog's Golbey mill in France. The main target of Norske Skog Golbey is to have one winder to handle the 550,000-tonne capacity of the converted high-speed and high-capacity paper machine PM 1, following the paper machine conversion from production of newsprint to production of recycled containerboard.

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Steve Roush
Vice President, Publisher and Editor
Paperitalo Publications
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