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Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Dryer fabric contamination can affect sheet handling, threading, and drying rate -- as well as creating sheet defects and/or sheet breaks.

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Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

The limitations of tissue production at the doctor blade are determined by the weakest point of the sheet blade interface. This is the point where the sheet will break, corrugate, pick or tear causing the machine slow down to run. To optimize your tissue machine, periodic doctor blade alignment is usually made, however, very few machines have also performed a Deflection Analysis.

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Spotlight

Canadian premier willing to change forestry plan to end U.S. tariffs

Canadian premier willing to change forestry plan to end U.S. tariffs

Premier Blaine Higgs has signalled he's open to changing New Brunswick's forest policies ahead of a trip to Washington later this month, where he hopes to bend the ears of key U.S. policy-makers.

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Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels Voted Product Of The Year 2019

Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels Voted Product Of The Year 2019

Brawny® Tear-A-Square® Paper Towels, a premium paper towel with a unique quarter sheet size option, has been named Product of the Year for 2019.

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Indonesia Tycoon Who Built $9 Billion Empire Dies

Touring Kadant Black Clawson's new state-of-the-art facility in Lebanon, Ohio

Jim's upcoming travels

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

If you live in Atlanta, come join us for lunch!

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Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

On January 16, 2019, Jim Thompson gave his career lessons talk to a class of new Pratt employees training for the upcoming startup up of the mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, planned for later this year. Covering subjects from "The 3 Freshman Years" to "Final Exit" Thompson shared career experiences from forty-nine years in industry.

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If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

Where is Jim this week?

Company fires up boiler at Old Town, Maine mill

Steam emissions seen in the sky recently prove that the Old Town mill is no longer idle.

UPM paper mill death lands two companies with fines totaling £700,000

Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 after a contract worker was fatally crushed by a shovel loader at a Welsh paper mill.

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental ...

UPM is building a new ecosystem for wood-based biomedical solutions together with partners

UPM collaborates with leading research organizations and small to medium sized companies in order to create a new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for the biomedical sector.

Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Inc.

Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire in California

A three-alarm fire has been contained Thursday evening in a Georgia-Pacific warehouse in San Leandro, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Seven people were killed in a gas poisoning case at a paper mill in south China's Guangdong Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday.

Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

A paper mill worker died after "suffering burn injuries" at a paper mill in Kalurghat BSCIC industrial area of the port city early Feb. 16, police said.

Leading Stories

Company fires up boiler at Old Town, Maine mill

Company fires up boiler at Old Town, Maine mill

Steam emissions seen in the sky recently prove that the Old Town mill is no longer idle.

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UPM paper mill death lands two companies with fines totaling £700,000

UPM paper mill death lands two companies with fines totaling £700,000

Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 after a contract worker was fatally crushed by a shovel loader at a Welsh paper mill.

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Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll.

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UPM is building a new ecosystem for wood-based biomedical solutions together with partners

UPM is building a new ecosystem for wood-based biomedical solutions together with partners

UPM collaborates with leading research organizations and small to medium sized companies in order to create a new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for the biomedical sector.

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Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Inc.

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Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire in California

Alameda County Fire Department Contains 3-Alarm Georgia-Pacific Warehouse Fire in California

A three-alarm fire has been contained Thursday evening in a Georgia-Pacific warehouse in San Leandro, Alameda County Fire Department officials said.

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Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Gas poisoning kills 7 at south China paper mill

Seven people were killed in a gas poisoning case at a paper mill in south China's Guangdong Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday.

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Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

Worker 'burnt to death' at paper mill in Bangladesh

A paper mill worker died after "suffering burn injuries" at a paper mill in Kalurghat BSCIC industrial area of the port city early Feb. 16, police said.

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Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

Finch Paper looks to upgrade facilities, improve efficiency

Finch Paper has gotten more efficient in the last few years and plans to use its profits to make many capital upgrades in 2019.

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Cause of DS Smith blaze under investigation

Cause of DS Smith blaze under investigation

Fast action by staff at a Hinckley packaging company helped prevent a major blaze Thursday evening.

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A Royal Touch at the Grand Opening of the World's Largest Pulp Mill

A Royal Touch at the Grand Opening of the World's Largest Pulp Mill

Thursday February 14, His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA's pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is one of Sweden's largest industrial investments ever.

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Smurfit Kappa Europe seeks anti-trust nod to buy Bulgaria's Vitavel

Smurfit Kappa Europe seeks anti-trust nod to buy Bulgaria's Vitavel

Smurfit Kappa Europe, part of London-listed Smurfit Kappa Group, said on Friday that it is seeking approval from Bulgaria's anti-trust authority to acquire Lovech-based peer Vitavel.

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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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Quad/Graphics changing its name

Quad/Graphics changing its name

Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it is evolving its brand from Quad/Graphics to Quad to reflect the role it now plays with clients as a marketing solutions partner.

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Roseburg and PotlatchDeltic complete purchase and sale of MDF facility in El Dorado, Arkansas

Roseburg and PotlatchDeltic complete purchase and sale of MDF facility in El Dorado, Arkansas

Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced that they have completed the purchase and sale of the assets of the PotlatchDeltic subsidiary Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including its medium density fiberboard (MDF) plant located in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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Smurfit likely to attract renewed bid from International Paper

Sofidel Improves its Environmental Performance in Global Carbon Disclosure Report

Paper Excellence clears competition hurdle in Catalyst mills buy

Greif Completes Acquisition of Caraustar Industries

Eldorado suspends $500 million bond sale

Multiple departments respond to fire at International Paper facility

Industry News

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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"Issue With Tissue" Sustainability Scorecard Flunks Charmin and Other Toilet Paper Brands

A new report takes the largest tissue companies to task for destroying North American forests and exacerbating the world's climate crisis.

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LP Announces $400 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

LP Announces $400 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC to repurchase $400 million of LP's common stock.

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Domtar & CelluForce: Innovating with Cellulose Nanocrystals

Domtar & CelluForce: Innovating with Cellulose Nanocrystals

WestRock Company announced Robert (Bob) Feeser, president of Consumer Packaging, will retire from the company, effective April 30, 2019 and that Patrick (Pat) Lindner has been appointed the new president of Consumer Packaging.

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WestRock Announces Consumer Packaging President, Bob Feeser, to Retire; Pat Lindner Appointed New Consumer Packaging President

WestRock Announces Consumer Packaging President, Bob Feeser, to Retire; Pat Lindner Appointed New Consumer Packaging President

WestRock Company announced Robert (Bob) Feeser, president of Consumer Packaging, will retire from the company, effective April 30, 2019 and that Patrick (Pat) Lindner has been appointed the new president of Consumer Packaging.

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New greenfield containerboard mill will be built in China

New greenfield containerboard mill will be built in China

Valmet will supply a grade conversion rebuild with automation solutions for Shangrao City Lulin Paper Co., Ltd. in Shangrao, China.

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Bidding process for Fort Frances mill gets nasty

Bidding process for Fort Frances mill gets nasty

Town rallying support to save shuttered paper mill from demolition.

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Metsä Group establishes new demonstration site to showcase sustainable forest management in Lohja, Finland

Metsä Group establishes new demonstration site to showcase sustainable forest management in Lohja, Finland

Metsä Group is establishing a new demonstration site, called Nemus Futurum, to showcase sustainable forest and nature management in Finland in a way that provides visitors with a unique experience.

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Södra to grant $10.7 million to research

Södra to grant $10.7 million to research

The Board of Södra has decided to allocate SEK 100 million ($10.7 million) to research, of which half will be earmarked for the development of forest management methods and technologies,.

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Kadant announces CEO succession plan

Kadant announces CEO succession plan

Kadant Inc. announced that Jeffrey L. Powell will be named president effective April 1, 2019 and CEO and a director effective July 1, 2019, as part of a succession plan adopted by the Board of Directors.

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Metsä Tissue is developing a new concept for future tissue paper mill

Interfor says it's shipping more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on U.S.

Arctic Paper introduces G-snow

Australian Paper set to burn Melbourne's rubbish to power its mill

Huhtamaki launches high-quality, sustainable paper straws

GP Harmon Recycling Changes Name to Georgia-Pacific Recycling

AF&PA elects Pete Watson as new Board Chair

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper strikes new deals with its labor unions

Paper Excellence: State of the Forestry Sector Grim without Northern Pulp obtaining a Short Extension

WestRock Answers Consumer Premiumization Trend with 18pt. Digital Coated Cover

Södra invests in pellet facility

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Elaina Gilman, a senior in the program. Miss Gilman is from Enfield, Maine and graduated from Penobscot Valley High School in 2015 as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

The Board of Trustees of the Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Julie A. Bischoff has been named as our new Assistant Director.

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Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Daaniya Iyaz, a senior in the program. Miss Iyaz is from Sammamish, Washington, and we asked her a few questions about her experiences at UW.

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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

AF&PA Thanks Congress for Advancing Regulatory Policy on Carbon Neutrality of Forest-Based Biomass

AF&PA Thanks Congress for Advancing Regulatory Policy on Carbon Neutrality of Forest-Based Biomass

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass.

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Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

Domtar CEO: Shadow Regulations Pose Challenges to Sustainability

Government regulation can be a blessing or a burden. In every case, it's the result of a public process. In contrast, says Domtar CEO John D. Williams, too many of today's extra-governmental, voluntary programs -- shadow regulations -- fall short of this process.

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Proud to Share Forest Product Industry Story on Capitol Hill

Proud to Share Forest Product Industry Story on Capitol Hill

In the words of the JCPenney department store founder James Cash Penney, "Growth is never by mere chance: it is the result of forces working together."

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Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Does anyone else feel the excitement of getting holiday cards in the mail?

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Nip Impressions to Go

January 2019

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December 2018

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November 2018

October 2018

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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People in the News

Arctic Paper appoints Fabian Langenskiöld as new Executive Vice President Sales

Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as new Executive Vice President Sales at Arctic Paper S.A.

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Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO, effective February 11, 2019.

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Bernd Eikens appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining

Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019.

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DeLoach to retire as executive chairman of Sonoco

Sonoco announced Wednesday that Harris E. DeLoach Jr. will retire as a director and as executive chairman of the company in April.

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Lindsay Murphy Joins American Forest & Paper Association as Executive Director, Strategic Communications

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has selected Lindsay Murphy as its Executive Director, Strategic Communications.

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Changes in Valmet's executive team

Juha Lappalainen, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operational Development (SOD) has successfully lead Valmet's Strategy and Operational Development corporate function since 2015.

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Graphic Packaging Announces New Board Member

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Laurie Brlas has joined its board of directors, effective January 10.

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LP Names Alan Haughie as Chief Financial Officer

Haughie brings more than 25 years of financial expertise and significant leadership experience to LP.

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Supplier News

Valmet to supply a new wood handling line to Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland

Valmet has received an order for a new wood handling line from Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill.

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Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology plant, and new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India.

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Valmet strengthens its business in Asia Pacific by opening new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan

Valmet has recently opened new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Sapporo, Japan to further strengthen its operation and local presence in Asia Pacific.

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Voith Announces New Spreader Roll Capabilities in North America

Voith's West Monroe, Louisiana facility now offers rebuild and repair services.

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Andritz starts up modernized board machine successfully at R.D.M. Arnsberg

Andritz started up the modernized BM3 board machine successfully in Arnsberg, Germany, for R.D.M. Arnsberg GmbH at the beginning of January 2019 after a delivery time of just eight months.

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Toscotec's steel Yankee dryer starts up at CMPC in Argentina

Papelera del Plata, part of CMPC Tissue Latam group, fired up a TT SYD-12FT supplied by Toscotec.

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Valmet to supply automation for Gasum's liquefied natural gas delivery to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland.

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Voith to supply complete stock preparation unit for Hamburger Rieger's PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany

Hamburger Rieger has engaged Voith to supply the complete stock preparation unit for its new PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany.

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Kemira forms a joint venture in South Korea

Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture - Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co. Ltd ("NewCo") in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea.

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Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin's PM 5 in France

Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin in France to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.

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