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Two Sides, Paperitalo Publications assisting AF&PA in raising awareness about misleading claims by Green America

Two Sides, Paperitalo Publications assisting AF&PA in raising awareness about misleading claims by Green America

We in the pulp and paper industry needs to have our voices heard, too.

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Pratt Industries Employees Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston

Pratt Industries Employees Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston

Part of the Pratt Industries mission statement focuses on enhancing the communities in which we live and work through diverse philanthropic investments of resources and funding. It's a tradition begun by Pratt's late worldwide chairman, Richard Pratt and continues today by his family and the entire organization.

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Essity and United Nations Foundation Convene Global Dialogue on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Essity and United Nations Foundation Convene Global Dialogue on UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Dialogue brought together businesses, government representatives and NGOs who discussed ways to collaborate to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Procter & Gamble Turns to Supercomputing for Paper Product Design

Mill for sale or lease

IA Corp., is now seeking to sell or lease the facilities and equipment to a single buyer or co-operators.

Metsä Group's bioproduct mill inaugurated in Äänekoski

Metsä Group celebrated the inauguration of its next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland.

RAPP Faces Massive Layoffs, Financial Losses After Ministry Voids Key Work Plan

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, or RAPP, the operations unit of global pulp and paper industry leader Asia Pacific Resources International, better known as April, said an investment of about a Rp 100 trillion ($7.4 billion) coul...

PaperWorks Industries invests $3 million in a sheet-fed lithographic press at its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility

PaperWorks Industries has invested $3 million in a sheet-fed lithographic press at its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility.

WestRock Hodge, Louisiana paper mill upgrade 'saves thousands of jobs'

More than 4,000 jobs could be saved by a $200 million expansion of the WestRock paper mill in Hodge in a deal aided by state incentives.

DS Smith to buy Romanian packaging and paper business in $245 million deal

Britain's DS Smith Plc said on Wednesday it would acquire a Romania-based paper and packaging business for an enterprise value of about 208 million euros ($244.6 million) to expand its Eastern European presence.

Creditors unite to save Norske Skog

Norske Skog was saved from a bankruptcy filing this week, after various groups of creditors finally agreed on a rescue plan.

Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill Update

At Port Hawkesbury Paper, it will be business as usual.

Leading Stories

Mill for sale or lease

Mill for sale or lease

IA Corp., is now seeking to sell or lease the facilities and equipment to a single buyer or co-operators.

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Metsä Group's bioproduct mill inaugurated in Äänekoski

Metsä Group's bioproduct mill inaugurated in Äänekoski

Metsä Group celebrated the inauguration of its next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland.

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RAPP Faces Massive Layoffs, Financial Losses After Ministry Voids Key Work Plan

RAPP Faces Massive Layoffs, Financial Losses After Ministry Voids Key Work Plan

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper, or RAPP, the operations unit of global pulp and paper industry leader Asia Pacific Resources International, better known as April, said an investment of about a Rp 100 trillion ($7.4 billion) could be under threat and tens of thousands of jobs at stake after the Ministry of Environment and Forestry invalidated a key workplan for ground operations in the company's concession areas.

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PaperWorks Industries invests $3 million in a sheet-fed lithographic press at its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility

PaperWorks Industries invests $3 million in a sheet-fed lithographic press at its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility

PaperWorks Industries has invested $3 million in a sheet-fed lithographic press at its Greensboro, North Carolina, facility.

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WestRock Hodge, Louisiana paper mill upgrade 'saves thousands of jobs'

WestRock Hodge, Louisiana paper mill upgrade 'saves thousands of jobs'

More than 4,000 jobs could be saved by a $200 million expansion of the WestRock paper mill in Hodge in a deal aided by state incentives.

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DS Smith to buy Romanian packaging and paper business in $245 million deal

DS Smith to buy Romanian packaging and paper business in $245 million deal

Britain's DS Smith Plc said on Wednesday it would acquire a Romania-based paper and packaging business for an enterprise value of about 208 million euros ($244.6 million) to expand its Eastern European presence.

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Creditors unite to save Norske Skog

Creditors unite to save Norske Skog

Norske Skog was saved from a bankruptcy filing this week, after various groups of creditors finally agreed on a rescue plan.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill Update

Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill Update

At Port Hawkesbury Paper, it will be business as usual.

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Greenpeace scores legal win over Resolute

Greenpeace scores legal win over Resolute

San Francisco judge accepts Greenpeace's free-speech defense...

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Arauco invests $151 million in Valdivia facility in Chile

Arauco invests $151 million in Valdivia facility in Chile

Arauco officially announced it presented an Environmental Impact Statement for the extension and modernization of the Valdivia sawmill, which involves a $151 million investment to modernize the current facility and increase annual production capacity from 487,000 cubic metres to about 1 million cubic metres.

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West Linn Paper Company Ceasing Operations and Winding up Business

West Linn Paper Company Ceasing Operations and Winding up Business

West Linn Paper Company today (16 Oct 2017) announced that it is ceasing operations and will commence a winding up of its business supervised by its second lien lender.

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EPA Orders Cleanup at Texas Toxic Site Flooded by Harvey

Smurfit Kappa invests $62 million in mill in Mexico

Grupo Gondi to build new containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico

Fire at Sappi mill in Maine

Weyerhaeuser redeems ownership interest in Twin Creeks, LLC joint venture and announces sale of 100,000 acres of timberlands

Irving Pulp and Paper to challenge constitutionality of pollution charges

Explosion prompts unscheduled break for Peace River pulp mill

Neenah Paper to acquire Coldenhove

Catalyst: Ned Dwyer appointed president and CEO

Trump manufacturing push has Anthony Pratt doubling down on US investment

Industry News

CatchMark agrees to $43.3 million acquisition of 14,923 acres of prime timberlands near southeast Georgia coast

CatchMark agrees to $43.3 million acquisition of 14,923 acres of prime timberlands near southeast Georgia coast

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire 14,923 acres of prime timberlands near the southeast coast of Georgia for $43.3 million, excluding closing costs.

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Essity receives recognition in European Parliament for unique recycling service

Essity receives recognition in European Parliament for unique recycling service

Tork PaperCircle, from Essity and its global brand in professional hygiene, Tork, is the world's first recycling service for paper hand towels.

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Smurfit Kappa takes another step forward in driving down emissions at Piteå Paper Mill, Sweden

Smurfit Kappa takes another step forward in driving down emissions at Piteå Paper Mill, Sweden

Smurfit Kappa has introduced innovative new trucks which have increased capacity and slashed CO₂ emissions by 20%.

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UPM publishes details of performance-based bonuses amid labor dispute

UPM publishes details of performance-based bonuses amid labor dispute

UPM has published details of its performance-based incentive system amid a labor dispute between the Finnish Paper Workers' Union and Finnish Forest Industries.

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BPM Paper Achieves Wisconsin Green Professional for Third Consecutive Year

BPM Paper Achieves Wisconsin Green Professional for Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, BPM Inc., northeast Wisconsin paper mill, has received recognition as a Green Professional in the Wisconsin Green Masters Program.

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It's National Forest Products Week

It's National Forest Products Week

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & CEO Donna Harman issued a statement regarding President Trump's official proclamation recognizing the 57th anniversary of National Forest Products Week...

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Andritz starts up new tissue machine at Guizhou Chitianhua Paper in China

Andritz starts up new tissue machine at Guizhou Chitianhua Paper in China

International technology Group Andritz has successfully started up the TM6 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (Taison Group), Guizhou Province, China.

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Louisiana-Pacific completes acquisition

Louisiana-Pacific completes acquisition

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has finalized the acquisition of International Barrier Technology Inc.

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Brazil pension fund Petros to exit pulpmaker Eldorado

Brazil pension fund Petros to exit pulpmaker Eldorado

Petros Fundacao, the pension fund for employees of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA , has agreed to sell an 8.53 percent stake it holds in pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil SA, after Paper Excellence BV exercised an option to buy the stake.

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MoistTech Corp announces move in Sarasota, Florida

MoistTech Corp announces move in Sarasota, Florida

"MoistTech Corp. has grown over the past years with the need to expand our corporate headquarters to a larger facility to continue to exceed our customer's needs."

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EU Commission VP Maros Šefcovic visits UPM Kaukas: focus on renewable energy and climate change mitigation

Fort Smith Glatfelter facility to begin production in November

Catalyst Paper implements new recruitment and onboarding system

International Paper's Board of Directors Elects Two New Board Members

Södra Group: Maria Baldin named new Director of Communications and Sustainability

Kyiv CPM inks contract with United Converting

Finnish Forest Industries Federation proposes extension of current collective labor agreement

Northern Pulp ordered to address emissions, fined $697.50

Norske Skog: The boards' final recapitalization proposal

American Eagle Paper Mills getting award

A random walk with Gene

Tricks of the trade

Tricks of the trade

There are a lot of tricks in the auto trade, things dealers do to inexpensively improve the salability of a car. We can learn from these and apply them to our own vehicles either to improve longevity if you're keeping the vehicle or the attractiveness of the vehicle when you sell it. All it takes is a little effort.

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Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

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

We Are American Manufacturing Jobs: My Story

We Are American Manufacturing Jobs: My Story

Every day, people around the U.S. and the world depend on our industry's products to help them communicate and inform; provide shelter and hygiene; package and deliver necessities; and capture life's memorable moments.

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Sustainable Manufacturing Produces Products People Depend On

Sustainable Manufacturing Produces Products People Depend On

Every day, people around the U.S. and the world depend on our industry's products to help them communicate and inform; provide shelter and hygiene; package and deliver necessities; and capture life's memorable moments.

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Celebrate the Sustainability of Paper from Well Managed U.S. Forests

Celebrate the Sustainability of Paper from Well Managed U.S. Forests

From houses to paper to packaging to fuel to furniture to railways, wood products are an irreplaceable part of our daily lives. But those are just the traditional uses of forest products!

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Nip Impressions to Go

September 2017

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July 2017

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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