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Procter & Gamble Turns to Supercomputing for Paper Product Design

Procter & Gamble Turns to Supercomputing for Paper Product Design

A team of supercomputer programmers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working with Procter & Gamble to help the company design better paper products.

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China ban on waste imports leads to piles of paper abroad, surging prices in China

China ban on waste imports leads to piles of paper abroad, surging prices in China

Huge mountains of old newspapers, cardboard and office scrap paper are piling up on Hong Kong's docks and its waste-paper collection sites are at bursting point. A flotilla of cargo ships laden with paper meant for recycling has been stuck for weeks in local waters.

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Fight over labeling of 'flushable' wipes headed to federal court

Fight over labeling of 'flushable' wipes headed to federal court

The question of whether flushable wipes -- used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper -- are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District over a new city law regulating when such wipes can be labeled "flushable."

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Avery Dennison Gains Momentum in Progress Toward 2025 Sustainability Goals

Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill Update

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

Greenpeace scores legal win over Resolute

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

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 a...

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.

EPA Orders Cleanup at Texas Toxic Site Flooded by Harvey

Trump administration orders two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Smurfit Kappa invests $62 million in mill in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa Mexico says it has invested $62 million in a new machine which began operating recently in the Los Reyes Paper Mill, north of Mexico City.

Grupo Gondi to build new containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico

Grupo Gondi has announced plans to construct a new 400,000 ton containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico.

Fire at Sappi mill in Maine

Firefighters say a fire at the wood yard of the Sappi paper mill in Skowhegan has been brought under control.

Leading Stories

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

EPA Orders Cleanup at Texas Toxic Site Flooded by Harvey

Trump administration orders two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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Smurfit Kappa invests $62 million in mill in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa invests $62 million in mill in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa Mexico says it has invested $62 million in a new machine which began operating recently in the Los Reyes Paper Mill, north of Mexico City.

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Grupo Gondi to build new containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico

Grupo Gondi to build new containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico

Grupo Gondi has announced plans to construct a new 400,000 ton containerboard mill near Monterrey, Mexico.

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Fire at Sappi mill in Maine

Fire at Sappi mill in Maine

Firefighters say a fire at the wood yard of the Sappi paper mill in Skowhegan has been brought under control.

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

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

Weyerhaeuser Company announced the redemption of its 21 percent ownership interest in the Twin Creeks Timber, LLC joint venture for $107.5 million in cash.

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Irving Pulp and Paper to challenge constitutionality of pollution charges

Irving Pulp and Paper to challenge constitutionality of pollution charges

Irving Pulp and Paper has served notice it will launch a Charter challenge against a water pollution test used nationwide for decades.

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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

Industrial Assets completes purchase of Appleton Coated

Ron Van Den Heuvel pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in Green Box case

Rengo acquires Sugii Kogyosho

Delfortgroup invests more than Euro 150 million in paper mill in Czech Republic

Finland's 10-Year Wait for a Nuclear Reactor Just Got Longer

Ontex invests Euro 40 million in new production facility in Radomsko, Poland

Industry News

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

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

UPM welcomed European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefcovic, responsible for the Energy Union, to the UPM Kaukas Mill site in Lappeenranta Finland on Friday.

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Fort Smith Glatfelter facility to begin production in November

Fort Smith Glatfelter facility to begin production in November

Glatfelter, the York, Pa.-based global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, soon will begin making its sought-after "airlaid" products in Fort Smith for the "wipes and hygiene markets."

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Catalyst Paper implements new recruitment and onboarding system

Catalyst Paper implements new recruitment and onboarding system

Catalyst Paper says it's implemented a new Recruitment and Onboarding system that will make it faster and easier for prospective employees to access current and future career opportunities.

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

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

International Paper Company announced the election of Jacqueline C. Hinman and Clinton A. Lewis, Jr. to its Board of Directors effective November 4, 2017.

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

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

Maria Baldin has been appointed the new Director of Communications and Sustainability at Södra. She will assume her position on 1 January 2018 and will be a member of Group Senior Management, reporting to President and CEO Lars Idermark.

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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

Mondi gives profit warning

14 organizations sign nationwide agreement with ACE UK to boost paper cup recycling

WestRock workers in Virginia upset over safety concerns

Greif says nothing was amiss in board members' stock sale

AF&PA Issues Statement on EPA's Clean Power Plan Announcement

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

An Overview of Waste Water Treatment Systems

An Overview of Waste Water Treatment Systems

In spite of being both capital and energy intensive, the use of advanced waste water treatment systems is projected to grow about 9% per year. This is related to the requirement to more fully protect water resources. Let's briefly review a few of the methods in use today.

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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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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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