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Week of 12 Dec 2016: Easy Energy Money

Week of 12 Dec 2016: Easy Energy Money

These two ideas have been around for a very long time, but I am amazed at how many people don't use them, not just in replacement scenarios, but in new installations. The first one I want to mention is regenerative drives. The other application is VFD (variable frequency drives) on pumps...

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Week of 5 Dec 2016: Power & Energy

Week of 28 Nov 2016: Innovation--when you are stuck

Week of 21 Nov 2016: Innovations--winners and losers

Week of 14 Nov 2016: I can teach you innovation

Week of 7 Nov 2016: How to add innovation to our industry

Week of 31 Oct 2016: Quality--the final act

Week of 24 Oct 2016: Other Quality, Part 2

Company: Florida lignin investment approved

The board of directors of Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials have decided to go ahead with the investment project in Florida after securing necessary permits as well as incentives from local authorities.

Regulator: Chilean toilet paper collusion scheme reaped up to $460 million

A collusion scheme between Chilean paper manufacturer CMPC and a division of Sweden's SCA in Chile's tissue and toilet paper market generated benefits for the companies of up to $460 million, a study by the nation's competiti...

Stora Enso - Change in the reporting of costs related to growth of biological assets

Stora Enso is changing its reporting regarding the costs related to the growth of biological assets (i.e. growing trees) starting from the fourth quarter of 2016.

Industry and Union Call Five Year Extension of Existing Duties on Coated Freesheet Paper Imports from China and Indonesia "Important Step to Ensuring

Verso Corporation, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated LLC, together with the United Steelworkers (USW), welcomed the extension of duties on imports of certain coated paper from China and Indonesia as an important step to...

​Georgia-Pacific to invest $18 million in West Chester, Ohio facility

An Atlanta-based manufacturer is adding to its West Chester plant, kicking in an $18 million capital investment and adding 29 jobs under a tax credit agreement with the state of Ohio approved on Monday.

Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco says it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell's new North America battery packaging operation.

Universal Forest Products acquires second Australian packaging company

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI ) announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired all outstanding shares of The UBEECO Group Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of wood packaging based in Erskine Park, Australia, a suburb of ...

Quad/Graphics to close facility in Pennsylvania

Quad/Graphics will close its plant in Manchester Township by Feb. 1, a company spokeswoman said late Thursday.

Leading Stories

Company: Florida lignin investment approved

Company: Florida lignin investment approved

The board of directors of Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials have decided to go ahead with the investment project in Florida after securing necessary permits as well as incentives from local authorities.

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Regulator: Chilean toilet paper collusion scheme reaped up to $460 million

Regulator: Chilean toilet paper collusion scheme reaped up to $460 million

A collusion scheme between Chilean paper manufacturer CMPC and a division of Sweden's SCA in Chile's tissue and toilet paper market generated benefits for the companies of up to $460 million, a study by the nation's competition regulator said.

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Stora Enso - Change in the reporting of costs related to growth of biological assets

Stora Enso - Change in the reporting of costs related to growth of biological assets

Stora Enso is changing its reporting regarding the costs related to the growth of biological assets (i.e. growing trees) starting from the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Industry and Union Call Five Year Extension of Existing Duties on Coated Freesheet Paper Imports from China and Indonesia "Important Step to Ensuring

Industry and Union Call Five Year Extension of Existing Duties on Coated Freesheet Paper Imports from China and Indonesia

Verso Corporation, Sappi North America and Appleton Coated LLC, together with the United Steelworkers (USW), welcomed the extension of duties on imports of certain coated paper from China and Indonesia as an important step to ensure continuing fair market conditions for the domestic market.

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​Georgia-Pacific to invest $18 million in West Chester, Ohio facility

​Georgia-Pacific to invest $18 million in West Chester, Ohio facility

An Atlanta-based manufacturer is adding to its West Chester plant, kicking in an $18 million capital investment and adding 29 jobs under a tax credit agreement with the state of Ohio approved on Monday.

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Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco says it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell's new North America battery packaging operation.

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Universal Forest Products acquires second Australian packaging company

Quad/Graphics to close facility in Pennsylvania

Irving Pulp and Paper charged with dumping into St. John River

Weyerhaeuser completes sale of Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper

Clearwater Paper to lay off 85 in Neenah, Wisconsin

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at its Dissolving Pulp Mill

Veritiv opens Fairfield, Ohio operations center

A random walk with Gene

Being a parent

Being a parent

Never assume your children are safe. Never assume school is going well because you are not getting any phone calls. Never assume your children are where you think they are. And never assume your children's friends are good kids.

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Football and Elections

Recounting a Trip to Poland: May 18-26, 2002

Energy costs

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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Industry News

Xerium announces new product

Xerium announces new product

Xerium Technologies, Inc. has introduced TransForm, which the company describes as a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and packaging machines that lowers energy consumption and extends fabric life, among other considerable benefits.

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Louisiana-Pacific names new heads of three divisions

Louisiana-Pacific names new heads of three divisions

Louisiana-Pacific named new heads of its oriented strand board, siding and engineered wood products businesses Thursday.

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Austrian, Chinese victims of Pakistan crash worked for Andritz group

Austrian, Chinese victims of Pakistan crash worked for Andritz group

The two Austrians and a Chinese man who died in a plane crash in Pakistan worked for Austrian engineering group Andritz on a hydropower project in the north of the country, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday.

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Longview, Washington millworkers to vote on new KapStone offer

Longview, Washington millworkers to vote on new KapStone offer

Millworkers will vote on a new contract offer from KapStone next week, more than two years after their original contract expired.

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UPM Biofuels joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

UPM Biofuels joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

UPM has become member of RSB, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. RSB is a global standard and certification scheme for sustainable production of biomaterials and biofuels. It is also an independent multi-stakeholder coalition, which works to support the sustainability of biomaterials.

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BillerudKorsnäs explores new technologies - launches full scale tests adding MFC to its paperboard

BillerudKorsnäs explores new technologies - launches full scale tests adding MFC to its paperboard

After promising initial tests, BillerudKorsnäs is now moving ahead with full scale trials adding microfibrillated cellulose, MFC, to its paperboard products. The initiative is made possible through a new cooperation with Norwegian biorefinery pioneer Borregaard.

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Nippon Paper Industries reviews the production structure of glassine paper

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

UPM receives recognition for its efforts of deforestation-free supply chains

Interfor completes sale of Tacoma sawmill property

Expera Launches Resin-Gard Saturating Papers

Packaging Corporation of America Completes Acquisition of Columbus Container, Inc.

Valmet to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes

Spotlight

A familiar name in the industry

A familiar name in the industry

Markku Venalainen is President of the Company started by his father, Esko

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2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five member companies recognized for exemplary sustainability programs

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A celebration at the University of Washington

A celebration at the University of Washington

The University of Washington's (UW) Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) department and the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (https://depts.washington.edu/wppf) celebrated their 48th year of association with a day of student poster presentations, demonstrations of papermaking and an annual banquet with student reflections as well as presentations of the "Outstanding Alumni" and "Wall of Fame" awards.

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Capturing formation with an iPhone

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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Perspectives

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

A start-up can be extremely challenging, but upon completion, the accomplishment can become a milestone in the careers of those involved. And, the experience obtained from participation in a start-up is invaluable to those involved.

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When the unexpected becomes the expected!

When the unexpected becomes the expected!

So the Polls got it wrong again - the American people have spoken decisively, if unexpectedly, just as the people in the United Kingdom did at the Brexit vote. Mr. Trump has pledged to make the USA great again. Will he also make the US paper industry great again?

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Can Improved Quality be Achieved at a Reasonable Cost?

Can Improved Quality be Achieved at a Reasonable Cost?

We must recognize that there are costs associated with achieving good quality, as well as operating with poor quality...

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

Let us review your new text!

Steve Roush and Jim Thompson share their literary and arts experiences...

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Jim's upcoming 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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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Directory

Amateur Radio Directory

If you are an amateur radio operator (ham radio), please let us know your name, call sign and license class.  We will publish them here.

Send your call sign to KK4WET@qsl.net to be included.

 

 

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October 2016

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August 2016

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