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Week of 24 September 2018: Management, Sex and Mayhem, Part 4

Week of 24 September 2018: Management, Sex and Mayhem, Part 4

Last week we talked about harassment and one-sided fantasizing. We did not call it one-sided fantasizing, but that is what it was. Our last topic in this series is going to be relationships that start at work. In this case, both parties are willing participants. I think modern communications systems have made these easier to do. Email, texting and so forth are far easier than putting "personal and confidential" notes in internal mail systems. Modern communications are also far easier to trace, too--email and texting leaves a trail that others can find (such as your spouse's lawyer)...

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Week of 17 September 2018: Management, Sex and Mayhem, Part 3

Week of 10 September 2018: Management, Sex and Mayhem, Part 2

Week of 3 September 2018: Management, Sex and Mayhem, Part 1

Week of 27 August 2018: Corruption Month 2018, Fourth Week

Week of 20 August 2018: Corruption Month 2018, Third Week

Week of 13 August 2018: Corruption Month 2018, Second Week

Week of 6 August 2018: Corruption Month 2018, First Week

Week of 30 July 2018: The future of the Environmental Movement

Week of 23 July 2018: The What and Why of Regulations

Week of 16 July 2018: Regulations

Week of 9 July 2018: Dealing with the public

Technology

Multi Component Yankee Coating Optimization

Getting an optimum yankee coating has always been tricky. In the past, non-uniform CD variables such as spray boom alignment, yankee temperature and hood CD variation, hot yankee edges, moisture streaks, worn suction pressure rolls and creping doctor misalignment have always been obstacles to getting a good organic coating.

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Use Of Goniometer in Tissue Manufacturing

Use Of Goniometer in Tissue Manufacturing

The GONIOMETER is a neglected but very important tool for diagnosing doctor blade issues in tissue mills.

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Spotlight

Nippon Paper develops paper straws just as strong as plastic ones

Nippon Paper develops paper straws just as strong as plastic ones

Japanese papermakers seek to profit from growing boycott.

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Japan's paper industry pushes sector to replace plastic

Japan's paper industry pushes sector to replace plastic

Japan's biggest paper manufacturers have set up crack marketing and research units to leverage global movements against disposable plastic and convince the world that a "paperised" future is more than pulp fiction.

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Stora Enso the first in the forest industry to utilise augmented reality and 5G technology in mill maintenance

Kespry Announces Availability of Pulp and Paper Industry's First Drone-Based Aerial Intelligence Solution

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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Paper Excellence, Brazil's J&F joust over scuppered deal

Netherlands-based Paper Excellence will argue in arbitration over its attempted takeover of Brazil's Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA that surging pulp prices played a big part in Eldorado's owners canceling the deal, according to...

Smurfit 'surprised' at lack of Ireland government support in IP battle

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has said he was "surprised" that the Government did not give the box-maker any sign of support when it was fighting an unwanted bid from a US rival earlier this year.

Crews respond to fire at WestRock facility in Minnesota

A St. Cloud manufacturing company evacuated employees Thursday morning after noticing flames at the base of an exhaust fan, according to WestRock production manager Allen Mackedanz.

Amcor to invest $25 million to upgrade facilities in Madison, Wisconsin

Amcor plans to invest more than $25 million to upgrade its Madison, Wisconsin, facilities starting in 2018 and into 2019 to expand capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.

Wisconsin governor says Kimberly-Clark is firm on Sept. 30 deadline

Gov. Scott Walker continues to push state senators to vote on an incentives package in hopes of keeping Kimberly-Clark in the Fox Valley.

Louisiana-Pacific temporarily shuts operations in Wilmington, North Carolina

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) announced that due to Hurricane Florence, its Wilmington, North Carolina, engineered wood operations have been temporarily shut down.

Sonoco's paper mill in South Carolina down due to flooding from Hurricane Florence

Due to unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Florence, Sonoco's paper mill operations in Hartsville, South Carolina, have been shut down temporarily. Certain operations remain flooded and have experienced damage which could r...

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Sale of Resins Business

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced that it has sold its resins business to LRBG Chemicals, a company to be led by the current resins business management team, for a purchase price of approximately $16.5 million.

Leading Stories

Paper Excellence, Brazil's J&F joust over scuppered deal

Paper Excellence, Brazil's J&F joust over scuppered deal

Netherlands-based Paper Excellence will argue in arbitration over its attempted takeover of Brazil's Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA that surging pulp prices played a big part in Eldorado's owners canceling the deal, according to documents and two people with knowledge of the matter.

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Smurfit 'surprised' at lack of Ireland government support in IP battle

Smurfit 'surprised' at lack of Ireland government support in IP battle

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has said he was "surprised" that the Government did not give the box-maker any sign of support when it was fighting an unwanted bid from a US rival earlier this year.

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Crews respond to fire at WestRock facility in Minnesota

Crews respond to fire at WestRock facility in Minnesota

A St. Cloud manufacturing company evacuated employees Thursday morning after noticing flames at the base of an exhaust fan, according to WestRock production manager Allen Mackedanz.

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Amcor to invest $25 million to upgrade facilities in Madison, Wisconsin

Amcor to invest $25 million to upgrade facilities in Madison, Wisconsin

Amcor plans to invest more than $25 million to upgrade its Madison, Wisconsin, facilities starting in 2018 and into 2019 to expand capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.

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Wisconsin governor says Kimberly-Clark is firm on Sept. 30 deadline

Wisconsin governor says Kimberly-Clark is firm on Sept. 30 deadline

Gov. Scott Walker continues to push state senators to vote on an incentives package in hopes of keeping Kimberly-Clark in the Fox Valley.

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Louisiana-Pacific temporarily shuts operations in Wilmington, North Carolina

Louisiana-Pacific temporarily shuts operations in Wilmington, North Carolina

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) announced that due to Hurricane Florence, its Wilmington, North Carolina, engineered wood operations have been temporarily shut down.

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Sonoco's paper mill in South Carolina down due to flooding from Hurricane Florence

Sonoco's paper mill in South Carolina down due to flooding from Hurricane Florence

Due to unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Florence, Sonoco's paper mill operations in Hartsville, South Carolina, have been shut down temporarily. Certain operations remain flooded and have experienced damage which could require those operations to be down for several weeks.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Sale of Resins Business

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Sale of Resins Business

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced that it has sold its resins business to LRBG Chemicals, a company to be led by the current resins business management team, for a purchase price of approximately $16.5 million.

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WestRock Provides Update Following Hurricane Florence

WestRock Provides Update Following Hurricane Florence

WestRock Company has provided an update following the landfall of Hurricane Florence.

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Holmen acquires Långvind forest holding

Holmen acquires Långvind forest holding

Holmen has entered into an agreement to purchase a large contiguous forest holding in Hälsingland, central Sweden, comprising 5 700 hectares of productive forest land for SEK 285 million.

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Huhtamaki expanding paperboard foodservice packaging facility in Hämeenlinna, Finland

Huhtamaki expanding paperboard foodservice packaging facility in Hämeenlinna, Finland

Huhtamaki says it will expand and renovate its paperboard foodservice packaging facility in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

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Kimberly-Clark wants Wisconsin to act on tax breaks by month's end to keep facility open

Södra is increasing production at the Mönsterås sawmill

UPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Shareholder approval likely in Fibria-Suzano deal, BNDES exec says

Sappi: Cham Paper's site to be converted to an urban district

UPM Raflatac acquires assets of Seattle-based Converters Express, Inc.

Arjowiggins sells industrial site in Wizernes, France, to Wizpaper

Police investigating after 'possible human remains' discovered at Resolute Forest Products facility

Shareholders to vote Suzano-Fibria deal this week

DowDuPont files SEC statement for new Dow

Industry News

Smurfit Kappa showcases new Shelf Facer technology

Smurfit Kappa showcases new Shelf Facer technology

Smurfit Kappa demonstrated the impressive capabilities of its ShelfSmart service, including its new packaging solution, Shelf Facer, at its Shopper Marketing event last week.

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Expera Coated Products Launches PeelBak Liners

Expera Coated Products Launches PeelBak Liners

Expera Coated Products has announced the branding of their products used in the manufacture of Specialty Label applications.

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Verso to Launch New Specialty Label Papers

Verso to Launch New Specialty Label Papers

Verso Corporation announced the launch of three new label papers, OptiLabel™ HB, OptiLitho™ C1S and OptiPrime™ Inkjet WS, further expanding its specialty label paper portfolio, the largest in North America.

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DowDuPont turning Midland, Michigan site into industrial park

DowDuPont turning Midland, Michigan site into industrial park

DowDuPont officials plan to turn the company's Michigan site into a multi-company industrial park.

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Veritiv Joins Amazon Packaging Network

Veritiv Joins Amazon Packaging Network

Veritiv Corporation has officially joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS).

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Essity closing facility in Bellemont, Arizona

Essity closing facility in Bellemont, Arizona

Essity is closing its converting facility in Bellemont, Arizona, United States. The closure will be completed in the second half of 2019 without any disruption to customers.

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Nippon Paper and Shikoku Kakoki develop aseptic filling system for paper packaging

Nippon Paper and Shikoku Kakoki develop aseptic filling system for paper packaging

Nippon Paper Industries and Shikoku Kakoki have developed "NSATOM", an aseptic filling system for paper packaging based on new concepts that supports filling involving particles, long fibers and high viscosity, and allows for ambient distribution.

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DowDuPont names CEO Ed Breen executive chairman of its specialty products spinoff

DowDuPont names CEO Ed Breen executive chairman of its specialty products spinoff

DowDuPont said on Monday Chief Executive Officer Edward Breen will take over as the executive chairman of its specialty-products unit, after the chemicals major separates into three different units.

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Beyond Fossils crystallises UPM's position as the leading supplier of renewable and responsible solutions

Beyond Fossils crystallises UPM's position as the leading supplier of renewable and responsible solutions

UPM's new brand promise, UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils, captures the company's strong commitment to a future which is not dependent of fossil raw materials. The new direction is a natural continuation to UPM*s purpose of creating value from the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy.

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Ilim Group plans to increase its exports to China by 60 percent

Ilim Group plans to increase its exports to China by 60 percent

An international conference attended by the largest pulp and paper industry players from Russia and China took place in Baoding, China.

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Orchids Paper Products Company Announces Extension Of Milestone Dates

Verso Corporation Comments on ISS Report

Essity industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Valmet launches a new data visualization system

Cenveo emerges from Chapter 11

Pratt Industries' Mill in Ohio to Feature Voith Stock Prep System

Expera Coated Products announces certification of new state-of-the art coating facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Xerium Technologies Announces Stockholder Approval of Merger with Andritz

Oregon slaps International Paper with a fine of $21,000 for oil spill into McKenzie River

Södra: Damage to 1.5 million cubic meters of forest in Götaland

Hamburger Containerboard announces a one week downtime

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with UWSP Paper Science and Engineering Senior Katie Ebelt

Catching up with UWSP Paper Science and Engineering Senior Katie Ebelt

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Katie Ebelt, a senior in the program. Miss Elbelt is from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and we asked her a few questions about her experiences at UWSP.

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Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Kat Santoro

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Kat Santoro

Close to 200 students are enrolled in the N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering program, and Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Kat Santoro, a senior in the program who is also pursuing the Process Control certificate.

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Catching up with Georgia Tech Paper Science and Engineering grad student Thomas Kwok

Catching up with Georgia Tech Paper Science and Engineering grad student Thomas Kwok

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Thomas Kwok, a graduate student in the program. Mr. Kwok is from San Francisco, California, and we asked him a few questions about his experiences at Georgia Tech.

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A random walk with Gene

A passion for cars

A passion for cars

I'm convinced kids should learn to drive as early as possible in order to develop the muscle memory for routine tasks behind the wheel. Also, we should put our kids in the safest vehicles we can afford. These may or may not be the coolest ones on the road. Probably not.

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Today's communication

I tell our 15 year old student: If you are only focused on athletics, your life is half over!

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

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

Forests in Focus: helping family forest owners meet marketplace sustainability demands

Forests in Focus: helping family forest owners meet marketplace sustainability demands

Two Sides interviews Tom Pollock of GreenBlue about an innovative new tool allowing major corporations and family forest owners to work together on shared conservation goals.

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Football Tailgating and Paper a Natural Partnership

Football Tailgating and Paper a Natural Partnership

So on game day, remember to print out your tickets and that BBQ recipe, and whether you are a super fan of the game, the grill, or both; think about using paper.

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Opinion: To 'Save' Jobs, Wisconsin Republicans Set a Dangerous Precedent

Opinion: To 'Save' Jobs, Wisconsin Republicans Set a Dangerous Precedent

A plan to offer Kimberly-Clark $100 million in tax incentives to keep its operations in the state is crony capitalism at its worst.

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'The Irish Times' Business Person of the Month: Tony Smurfit

'The Irish Times' Business Person of the Month: Tony Smurfit

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for July, an award run in association with KPMG.

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Nip Impressions to Go

August 2018

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July 2018

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June 2018

May 2018

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Directed Search

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Frustrated when you search for "pulp" and come up with "John Travolta"? This should help:

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People in the News

BillerudKorsnäs appoints Kristina Schauman as acting CFO

BillerudKorsnäs has appointed Kristina Schauman as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kristina will take office on November 1, 2018.

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Monadnock Paper Mills appoints Bob McDonald as Vice President of Manufacturing

Monadnock Paper Mills appoints Robert (Bob) McDonald as Vice President of Manufacturing.

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Bo Risberg leaves the Board of Directors of Valmet Oyj after the Annual General Meeting 2019

Mr Bob DeKoch will retire as independent non-executive director of the Board of directors of Sappi with immediate effect due to health reasons.

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Sappi appoints Zola Malinga as independent non-executive director

Mr Bob DeKoch will retire as independent non-executive director of the Board of directors of Sappi with immediate effect due to health reasons.

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Graphic Packaging International's EVP, Mills Division Al Nichols to Retire; Mike Farrell Appointed New EVP, Mills Division

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Alan ("Al") R. Nichols, Executive Vice President of Graphic Packaging International's Mills Division, has elected to retire on September 15, 2018 after 29 years of dedicated service with the Company.

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Columbia Pulp Announces New Vice President, Production Manager at New Tree-free Pulp Mill in Washington

Columbia Pulp, LLC, North America's first tree-free pulp mill, announced the appointment of Mike Schock as Vice President of the company and Tony Waldo as Production Manager for the Lyons Ferry, Wash. Facility and the Pomeroy, Wash. Pilot Plant.

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Valmet appoints Sami Riekkola as Business Line President, Automation

Valmet appoints Mr. Sami Riekkola as Business Line President, Automation, effective September 1, 2018.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Tristram Wilkinson as President, EMEA Consumer Business

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Tristram Wilkinson has been named President, Kimberly-Clark Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective immediately.

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WestRock Appoints Colleen F. Arnold as Director

The Board of Directors of WestRock Company announced the appointment of Colleen F. Arnold to the Board.

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Menasha Packaging Company Names New President

Menasha Packaging Company, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced it has named Michael D. Riegsecker as its new president, effective September 1, 2018.

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Innventia's RISE appoints Marco Lucisano as new head of bioeconomy division

Innventia's RISE appointed Marco Lucisano as new head of the division Bioeconomy. Marco Lucisano will take office on August 1, 2018,

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Amcor names Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca as Vice President, Flexibles, South America

Amcor has named Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca Vice President and General Manager of its South America Flexibles business unit, effective July 2.

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Nine Dragons Paper appoints Ken Liu as an executive director and Deputy Chairman

Mr. Ken Liu has been appointed as an executive director and Deputy Chairman of Nine Dragons Paper.

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Magnus Kangas new Mill Manager of Ortviken paper mill

SCA has employed Magnus Kangas as new Mill Manager of Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall. He will take on his new postion as of January 1, 2019.

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Crown Holdings names Robert H. Bourque, Jr. as new President of its Transit Packaging Division

Crown Holdings, Inc. announced that Robert H. Bourque, Jr., has been selected to become President of its Transit Packaging Division effective August 1, 2018.

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