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Environmental improvements in the North American pulp and paper industry

Environmental improvements in the North American pulp and paper industry

The North American pulp and paper industry has made great progress in reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade and at the same time have increased their use of certified fiber and support for sustainable forest management.

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Smurfit Kappa opens its first Experience Centre in The Americas

Smurfit Kappa opens its first Experience Centre in The Americas

Smurfit Kappa has expanded its global network of Experience Centres by opening a new facility in Dallas, Texas.

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More from Greenpeace: Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

More from Greenpeace: Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

Greenpeace: "More than 100 authors have pledged to defend free speech and those who peacefully protect the world's forests. This pledge follows two multimillion dollar lawsuits filed by Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company, to silence Greenpeace and Stand.earth's exposure of its controversial logging in the boreal forest."

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CBG solves the problems of frozen or broken fasteners

Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd.

Avery Dennison Corporation announced it has completed the acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd., a manufacturer of specialty tapes and related products in a variety of industrial markets, from its management and private equ...

Sonoco to Acquire Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sonoco announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films for approximatel...

Appvion finds temporary warehouse space following June 14 storms

Appvion says it has secured temporary warehouse space in Grand Chute after its Appleton facility was damaged by a tornado on June 14.

April Group Announces Fire Danger Period in Its Concession Areas From July 1 to Sept. 30

Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, one of the biggest producers of pulp and paper in Indonesia, announced that a fire danger period will apply at all its concession areas in Riau province from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka, Florida mill, add 80 jobs

Georgia-Pacific announced that its Palatka, Florida, mill has been selected as the location for the company's previously announced investment of more than $400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business.

Paper mills in India seek dumping duty

Paper mills in India have urged the government to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of paper and newsprint to protect the local industry.

Stora Enso shuts down paper machine in Sweden

In February of this year, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe.

Start-up of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill to begin in August 2017

Metsä Group made the decision concerning the largest investment in the history of Finnish forest industry in April 2015, and the large-scale project at Äänekoski has progressed as planned - on schedule and according to the...

Leading Stories

Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd.

Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd.

Avery Dennison Corporation announced it has completed the acquisition of Yongle Tape Company Ltd., a manufacturer of specialty tapes and related products in a variety of industrial markets, from its management and private equity firm ShawKwei & Partners.

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Sonoco to Acquire Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sonoco to Acquire Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sonoco announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films for approximately $170 million in cash.

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Appvion finds temporary warehouse space following June 14 storms

Appvion finds temporary warehouse space following June 14 storms

Appvion says it has secured temporary warehouse space in Grand Chute after its Appleton facility was damaged by a tornado on June 14.

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April Group Announces Fire Danger Period in Its Concession Areas From July 1 to Sept. 30

April Group Announces Fire Danger Period in Its Concession Areas From July 1 to Sept. 30

Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings, one of the biggest producers of pulp and paper in Indonesia, announced that a fire danger period will apply at all its concession areas in Riau province from July 1 to Sept. 30.

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Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka, Florida mill, add 80 jobs

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka, Florida mill, add 80 jobs

Georgia-Pacific announced that its Palatka, Florida, mill has been selected as the location for the company's previously announced investment of more than $400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business.

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Paper mills in India seek dumping duty

Paper mills in India seek dumping duty

Paper mills in India have urged the government to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of paper and newsprint to protect the local industry.

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Stora Enso shuts down paper machine in Sweden

Stora Enso shuts down paper machine in Sweden

In February of this year, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe.

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Start-up of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill to begin in August 2017

Start-up of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill to begin in August 2017

Metsä Group made the decision concerning the largest investment in the history of Finnish forest industry in April 2015, and the large-scale project at Äänekoski has progressed as planned - on schedule and according to the budget - towards the mill's start-up

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WestRock to Acquire Assets from Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC

WestRock to Acquire Assets from Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC

WestRock Company announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.

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'Considerable damage' caused after fire at Kimberly-Clark Barrow paper mill

'Considerable damage' caused after fire at Kimberly-Clark Barrow paper mill

At least 12 firefighters spent four hours tackling a blaze at Kimberly-Clark in Barrow Monday night.

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ST Tissue looks to grow at revitalized Isle of Wight, Virginia paper mill

Valmet to supply an Advantage NTT tissue production line to Sofidel S.p.A in Spain

Chile's Copec bids for Eldorado Brasil, source says

Dow, DuPont Merger Wins U.S. Antitrust Approval With Conditions

Kruger Products Enters the Home Stretch of its No. 8 Paper Machine Project at its Crabtree Plant Français

Appvion taps adviser to tackle debt burden

SCA names new CEO

Dow-DuPont Deal Clears India, Leaving U.S., Canada to Sign Off

OSHA won't cite International Paper for Cantonment paper mill explosion

Graphic Packaging Agrees to Acquire Carton Craft Corporation

Industry News

Accident reported at Rayonier AM Fernandina Beach, Florida mill

Accident reported at Rayonier AM Fernandina Beach, Florida mill

For the second time this month, an accident at Rayonier Advanced Materials in Fernandina Beach has sent a worker to the hospital.

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Canadian softwood producers brace for second round of U.S. duties

Canadian softwood producers brace for second round of U.S. duties

Canada's softwood lumber industry is bracing for a second wave of U.S. duties expected to come Monday that could put further pressure on producers, particularly smaller ones, to cut jobs.

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Metsä Tissue to rebuild greaseproof paper machine at Düren mill

Metsä Tissue to rebuild greaseproof paper machine at Düren mill

Metsä Tissue will rebuild paper machine 5 at its Düren mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 15 million and the rebuild starts immediately.

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Fibria eyes bid for Eldorado Brasil

Fibria eyes bid for Eldorado Brasil

Brazil's Fibria SA, the world's No. 1 eucalyptus pulpmaker, is considering a bid for rival Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA, it said in a securities filing.

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Sappi North America Announces Somerset 9pt Gloss

Sappi North America Announces Somerset 9pt Gloss

Sappi North America has announced the addition of Somerset 9 point (9pt) Gloss to its Somerset product line.

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Tolko to restart OSB mill

Tolko to restart OSB mill

Tolko Industries Ltd. says it is restarting its oriented strand board mill, located near High Prairie, Alberta.

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Canadian workers rally for softwood lumber deal

Canadian workers rally for softwood lumber deal

Hundreds of workers and union members rallied at Resolute Forest Products calling on the government to reach a deal with the United States in the softwood lumber dispute.

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Golden West Packaging Group LLC Acquires Four Independent Northern California Packaging Companies and Their Co-Owned Sheet Feeder Plant

Golden West Packaging Group LLC Acquires Four Independent Northern California Packaging Companies and Their Co-Owned Sheet Feeder Plant

Golden West Packaging Group LLC has acquired four independent packaging companies: Heritage Solutions, Inc., Capital Corrugated, Inc., PackageOne, Inc., Packaging Innovators Corporation; and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets, LLC.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation Names Jeffrey Melucci General Counsel

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Names Jeffrey Melucci General Counsel

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Jeffrey Melucci has been elected by the company's Board of Directors as senior vice president and general counsel, effective September 1, 2017.

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Essity listed for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm

Essity listed for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm

The leading global hygiene and health company Essity Aktiebolag (publ) was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and the company's Class A and Class B shares have commenced trading.

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International Paper launches new preprint press

Lawsuit settlement clears path for sale of shuttered Great Northern Paper mill property

Södra divests UAB SIWood ​to Soernsen Group

Domtar Receives Innovative Technology Designation

Fibria, Chile's Copec unit eye bid for Eldorado, paper says

Asia Pulp and Paper eyes to strengthen exports for Quran paper

Cascades added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

Kemira opens new sizing production line in Nanjing, China

Oji Holdings begins sample distribution of its cellulose nanofiber powder

Smurfit Kappa Wins Swiss Packaging Award

A random walk with Gene

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Every year we talk to new teen drivers about safety behind the wheel. Every year it gets more and more difficult to impress upon the kids the importance of not driving distracted. But to beat a dead horse, here are some thoughts that may help you with your own teen drivers.

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Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

Football and Elections

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

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

This article is intended primarily to focus company management on some of the essential considerations involved when entering into negotiations. Since the end result will not only involve an allocation of resources and have a significant effect on other areas of the company, the achievement of contract goals becomes of highest importance. Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful.

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Understanding Matrix Management

Understanding Matrix Management

Many older managers and some who are now in retirement operated within a traditional business management structure. This included organization charts, which outlined the company functions and lines of reporting...

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The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

For many years Australia has had substantially a duopoly of corrugated box suppliers, with Visy Industries (Pratt Group) and Amcor (now Orora) between them supplying more than 85% of the market. A bruising "box war" many years ago saw the demise of the Smorgon Group as Australia's third integrated corrugated box supplier. Visy consolidated its market leading position and now holds well over 50% market share and Orora more than 30%. This orderly state of affairs may be about to change.

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view. A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner. We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.


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