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Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

The United States Patent Office awarded Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. patent number 10,301,202 B2 on May 28, 2019. The title of the patent is "System and Method for Aeration by Air Infusion." The inventor is listed as Dean A. Caldwell, DeRidder, LA. Caldwell is the CEO of Airmaster Aerator.

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Latest IDC Survey: Customers Are on the Move to SAP S/4HANA

Business innovation goes hand in hand with business process innovation. Intelligent enterprises connect business processes end-to-end for better outcomes.

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Spotlight

Exclusive Interview with Cascades-Sonoco's Jeff Stacy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security added to Specialty Papers US 2019 Program

Exclusive Interview with Cascades-Sonoco's Jeff Stacy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security added to Specialty Papers US 2019 Program

Scott Gearen, Chemical Security Inspector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is bringing presentation Protecting Pulp and Paper Production Facilities with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to the Specialty Papers US 2019 program!

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Bringing B2C Principles to B2B Services and Support

Bringing B2C Principles to B2B Services and Support

Although the on-demand economy was born out of business-to-consumer (B2C) offerings, such as ride-sharing apps and movie streaming services, its principles are now firmly rooted in the expectations of business-to-business (B2B) customers.

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Specialty Papers US 2019 Brings Innovation, Emerging Opportunities, and Sustainability to the Forefront of the Specialty Papers Industry

Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF partner to help 2 million babies and young children in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jim's 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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Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson
Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson

A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

I just love to visit our clients. Today (13 May 2019), I was visiting Devon Barnes, President of Advanced Coil Technology, LLC in Owatonna, Minnesota. Advanced Coil makes liquid-to-air coils for any application.

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Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Jim Thompson asked to speak at Georgia Tech

Industree 4.0

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Columbia Pulp closes in on launch date

Columbia Pulp is in the final stages of launching the first straw pulp mill of its kind in North America.

Tolko announces mill closure in B.C., putting 127 off the job in Kelowna

Tolko Industries is cutting back its operations at a lumber mill in Kelowna, affecting 127 jobs as the company becomes the latest in the industry to announce a shutdown in British Columbia.

Fort Frances, Ontario mill owner says it needs 'hundreds of millions' in repairs

Resolute Forest Products said it spent almost $35 million to maintain its Fort Frances mill in a "hot idle" state after it was shut down in 2014. Despite that, the new owner of the mill says the paper machine and other infras...

Metsä Group announces planned maintenance shutdowns at pulp mills

Metsä Group has scheduled several planned annual maintenance shutdowns at its pulp mills for the autumn of 2019.

Universal Forest Products acquires Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA

Universal Forest Products has acquired Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA, LLC, the company announced.

New Sheeting Line Starts up at Metsä Board's Aänekoski Mill in Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started a new paperboard sheeting line at its Äänekoski mill in Finland.

Petition Filed to Force Bankruptcy of Colortree Group; More Than $8M Owed to Creditors

The Times-Dispatch reports that on Sept. 13, a lawyer representing Lindenmeyr Munroe, Domtar Corp., and G.E. Richards "filed an automatic notice of stay with the bankruptcy court to stop any creditors from selling off assets ...

Fire at Louisiana-Pacific facility in Wisconsin

A structure fire was reported at the Louisiana-Pacific manufacturing facility south of Hayward at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The cause of ignition is under investigation.

Leading Stories

Columbia Pulp closes in on launch date

Columbia Pulp closes in on launch date

Columbia Pulp is in the final stages of launching the first straw pulp mill of its kind in North America.

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Tolko announces mill closure in B.C., putting 127 off the job in Kelowna

Tolko announces mill closure in B.C., putting 127 off the job in Kelowna

Tolko Industries is cutting back its operations at a lumber mill in Kelowna, affecting 127 jobs as the company becomes the latest in the industry to announce a shutdown in British Columbia.

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Fort Frances, Ontario mill owner says it needs 'hundreds of millions' in repairs

Fort Frances, Ontario mill owner says it needs 'hundreds of millions' in repairs

Resolute Forest Products said it spent almost $35 million to maintain its Fort Frances mill in a "hot idle" state after it was shut down in 2014. Despite that, the new owner of the mill says the paper machine and other infrastructure is in a state of serious deterioration.

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Metsä Group announces planned maintenance shutdowns at pulp mills

Metsä Group announces planned maintenance shutdowns at pulp mills

Metsä Group has scheduled several planned annual maintenance shutdowns at its pulp mills for the autumn of 2019.

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Universal Forest Products acquires Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA

Universal Forest Products acquires Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA

Universal Forest Products has acquired Hartford, Wisconsin-based Pallet USA, LLC, the company announced.

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New Sheeting Line Starts up at Metsä Board's Aänekoski Mill in Finland

New Sheeting Line Starts up at Metsä Board's Aänekoski Mill in Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started a new paperboard sheeting line at its Äänekoski mill in Finland.

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Petition Filed to Force Bankruptcy of Colortree Group; More Than $8M Owed to Creditors

Petition Filed to Force Bankruptcy of Colortree Group; More Than $8M Owed to Creditors

The Times-Dispatch reports that on Sept. 13, a lawyer representing Lindenmeyr Munroe, Domtar Corp., and G.E. Richards "filed an automatic notice of stay with the bankruptcy court to stop any creditors from selling off assets or collecting claims."

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Fire at Louisiana-Pacific facility in Wisconsin

Fire at Louisiana-Pacific facility in Wisconsin

A structure fire was reported at the Louisiana-Pacific manufacturing facility south of Hayward at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The cause of ignition is under investigation.

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U.S. President Trump to visit Pratt Industries' Wapakoneta, Ohio mill

U.S. President Trump to visit Pratt Industries' Wapakoneta, Ohio mill

According to a press release from the White House, he will begin the day in Houston, Texas, with an event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. Then he will travel to Wapakoneta to tour Pratt Industries with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia.

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Cascades completes acquisition of Orchids Paper Products assets

Cascades completes acquisition of Orchids Paper Products assets

Cascades has completed the previously announced acquisition of Orchids Paper Products assets.

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Weyerhaeuser to sell Michigan timberlands

Weyerhaeuser to sell Michigan timberlands

Weyerhaeuser Company announced Monday an agreement to sell its 555,000 acres of Michigan timberlands to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC, an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company LP, for $300 million in cash.

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Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes

Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes

The Town of Fort Frances is trying to seize some heavy equipment belonging to the new owners of the former Resolute Forest Products sawmill in an effort to recover unpaid taxes.

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Committed to Gurdon: Georgia-Pacific Investing up to $70 million at Arkansas Plywood and Lumber Complex

Committed to Gurdon: Georgia-Pacific Investing up to $70 million at Arkansas Plywood and Lumber Complex

Georgia-Pacific will invest up to $70 million to upgrade its plywood and lumber operations here adding advanced, innovative technology and systems, and helping sustain the more than 700 jobs at the facilities.

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Man dies after being hospitalized while doing contract work at Clearwater Paper mill

Man dies after being hospitalized while doing contract work at Clearwater Paper mill

A man is dead after he was doing contract work at Lewiston's Clearwater Paper mill on Monday and had to be taken to the hospital.

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Sofidel cutting out disposable plastic items at its workplaces

Sofidel cutting out disposable plastic items at its workplaces

Sofidel has decided to abandon use of disposable plastic items in its workplaces.

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In Riau, forest restoration initiative continues with planting of 10,000 trees

West Fraser to reduce B.C. lumber production up to 25 percent

UPM plans to reduce its uncoated paper capacity

Sonoco employee continues treatment for burns suffered Sunday

Report details moments before plane carrying Graphic Packaging CEO, employees crashed

WestRock to Reconfigure North Charleston, SC, Paper Mill

Industry News

Sun Chemical and Epple Collaborate to Make Direct Food Contact Inks Available Globally

Sun Chemical and Epple Collaborate to Make Direct Food Contact Inks Available Globally

Sun Chemical announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with the innovative German printing inks manufacturer Epple Druckfarben to combine their resources to make Epple's class-leading series of sheetfed offset inks for direct food contact, BoFood® Organic, available to a global audience.

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UPM Maintains Its Industry Leader Position in the Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index

UPM Maintains Its Industry Leader Position in the Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index

UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Explores Strategic Opportunities for Its Decor Paper Business

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Explores Strategic Opportunities for Its Decor Paper Business

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is currently exploring potential acquisitions, mergers, and joint-ventures with decor paper suppliers in China to speed up the execution of its strategy and capture the attractive value-creation opportunity in the decor business. In addition, the company is investigating the possibility to attract outside capital investment into the Decor business to further fund such objectives.

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Setting trends with sustainable and innovative solutions

Setting trends with sustainable and innovative solutions

At PRINTING United in Dallas (Texas), Sappi presents its high-quality speciality papers to meet the highest demands

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation Lifts Campfire Burn Ban on Idaho Property

PotlatchDeltic Corporation Lifts Campfire Burn Ban on Idaho Property

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced that the campfire or open burning ban issued on Thursday, July 25, 2019 has been lifted on its property in the State of Idaho.

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Sonoco Announces How2Recycle®'s

Sonoco Announces How2Recycle®'s "Check Locally" Status for Paper-Bottom Cans

This marks an exciting milestone as the Company continues to make strides in creating more sustainable packaging.

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Pregis receives FSC Chain of Custody Mix certification for Easypack paper

Pregis receives FSC Chain of Custody Mix certification for Easypack paper

The certification is for 100% recycled-content, single and multiply-paper produced at its Plymouth, Indiana facility.

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Former Smurfit chief Gary McGann loses tax appeal

Former Smurfit chief Gary McGann loses tax appeal

Businessman Gary McGann has lost an appeal against tax treatment on two payments totalling €2.3 million which he claimed were a gift from SmurfitKappa's shareholders during his time as chief executive.

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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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Verso Announces New Anthem Plus Coated Paper Promotion

Verso Announces New Anthem Plus Coated Paper Promotion

Verso Corporation introduced a new promotion for its economy coated paper, Anthem Plus®, titled Anthem Plus®. Solid Performer.The promotion features the product's satin finish and matching digital companion, Blazer Digital®.

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Lecta Launches New Range of Adestor Hot-Melt Adhesives

Union chief: No firm offers for Verso paper mill

Sonoco Introduces EnviroSense™ Sustainable Packaging Development Initiative

Union and Twin Rivers Madawaska mill come to agreement, avoiding strike

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Suspension of Dividend on Its Common Stock

AstenJohnson announces end of proposed transaction to merge Heimbach and AstenJohnson PMC businesses

Proof of Södra's social responsibility

Smurfit Kappa's bright idea for packaging leads to ScanStar award

Mondi 'SizeMeMailer' wins ScanStar 2019 award for reducing environmental footprint for online shopping

Metsä Board to apply for an environmental permit for the planned new recovery boiler at its Husum mill in Sweden

RRD Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan

Academic Spotlight

Q&A with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Junior Michael McKenzie

Q&A with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Junior Michael McKenzie

A total of 208 students are enrolled in the N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering program, and Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Michael McKenzie, a junior in the program and we asked him a few questions about his experiences at N.C. State.

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Paper Science Students Explore Personal Care Career Opportunities

Paper Science Students Explore Personal Care Career Opportunities

Paper science and engineering students from North Carolina State University saw more than just pulp and paper mills on this year's Paper International Experience (PIE) trip to Domtar's Personal Care operations in Toledo, Spain.

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UMaine, U.S. Department of Energy launch $20M wood-fiber research initiative

UMaine, U.S. Department of Energy launch $20M wood-fiber research initiative

The University of Maine and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced a new research collaboration to advance efforts to use wood fiber in 3D printer manufacturing.

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Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Brandon Long

Western Michigan University unveils paper manufacturing machine unique to North America

PCA CEO Kowlzan pledges $1 million, WestRock CEO Voorhees delivers keynote address at Miami University PS&E Foundation's 59th Annual Meeting

Thompson appointed Honorary Board Member, Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation

Catching up with Miami University Senior Riley Docherty

Paper Science Engineers Are Always in Demand

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

A random walk with Gene

Testing...

Testing...

I’ve been working with kids preparing for the ACT/SAT for over 10 years. Through this time, I’ve come to some conclusions. I hope you find them of interest.

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Environmental Science

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

Paper Products Takes Center Stage in Graduate School

Paper Products Takes Center Stage in Graduate School

As I prepare to enter my last year of graduate school, I look back and appreciate paper and paper products' role in my success throughout the past couple years.

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Contributing to the Circular Economy:  The Paper and Wood Products Industry

Contributing to the Circular Economy: The Paper and Wood Products Industry

The paper and wood products industry's efforts to promote sustainable forest management, do more with less in the manufacturing process and recover products for recycling form the foundation of our contributions to the circular economy.

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Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production

Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production

This is a story of carbon choices: As societies around the world continue to move toward increased renewable energy portfolios, which energy sources do we choose?

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Putting America's forests to work on climate change

Putting America's forests to work on climate change

America's nearly 1.3 million square miles of forests absorb about 15 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions annually, storing carbon in growing trees, ecosystems and wood products.

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Directed Search

Directed Search

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People in the News

Smurfit Kappa Group appoints CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America

Smurfit Kappa Group appointed Eduardo Rubio CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America (SKNA) beginning October 1.

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BillerudKorsnäs appoints EVP Sustainability

BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Director Malin Ljung Eiborn will on the 1st of October take place in the Executive Leadership Team of BillerudKorsnäs.

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Kenneth Råman appointed Senior Vice President, UPM Treasury and Risk Management

Kenneth Råman has been appointed Senior Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management as of 1 September 2019.

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Sappi North America Appoints Mike Schultz as Vice President of Manufacturing

Cloquet, Minn. Mill Director with extensive safety record, commitment to sustainability tasked to lead North American operations.

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SCA appoints new General Counsel

Katarina Nilsson will take on her new position as of January 1, 2020.

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Sappi appoints Mike Haws as President and Chief Executive Officer of its North American operations

Mike Haws succeeds Mark Gardner (63), a 38 year veteran of Sappi in North America, who will retire at the end of September 2019.

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Supplier News

Valmet builds a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall

The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.

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Kadant Johnson Expands Services Division

Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), has expanded its Services division to enhance its offerings to the paper and corrugated packaging industries.

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Valmet to supply a board machine to JK Paper Limited in India

Valmet will supply a board machine with an extensive automation and Industrial Internet package for JK Paper Limited's Fort Songadh Mill in India.

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Valmet to deliver TwinRoll dewatering press to Metsä Board in Finland

The total value of the order is around Euro 50 million.

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Valmet to supply a biomass boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy in Germany

The total value of the order is around Euro 50 million.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up rebuilt paper machine at PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, Ukraine

ANDRITZ has successfully started up the rebuilt BM1 for PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill at their site in Obukhiv, Ukraine.

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Kadant Black Clawson Achieve Sales Milestone with 10,000 FibreWall Screen Cylinders Sold

Kadant Black Clawson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced the fabrication and sale of the 10,000th FibreWall screen cylinder.

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Voith Launches New Premium Polyurethane Roll Cover For Film Presses

With SupremeFilm, Voith is enhancing its product range for film presses with a new high-performance roll cover made from polyurethane (PU).

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ANDRITZ Launches New StrataPress SX Single-seam Press Felt Technology

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched its new-generation "StrataPress™ SX" felt with patented, integrated single-seam technology.

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