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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

Wieland announces new leadership and management structure

Wieland announces new leadership and management structure

WIELAND, an ENR Top 400 Construction firm headquartered in Lansing, MI, has announced a new leadership and management structure for its company effective January 6, 2020.

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Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires

Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires

Some of the world's best known brands are fuelling climate change by sourcing palm oil and wood pulp linked to Indonesian forest fires, reveals new Greenpeace International analysis.

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Wieland Stacks Up

'Bible business has really gone soft': Philly printer to lay off 174, shut plant by Christmas

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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Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility

Georgia-Pacific announced Monday, Dec. 13, that it is permanently closing its Cuba facility.

Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it will spend $27 million to add a plant to produce cellulose filaments at its Kenogami paper mill in Quebec.

LSC Communications plans to close three facilities

Citing a drop in publisher demand for print publication titles and significant structural changes impacting the industry, Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Form 8-K with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) o...

Fire at Sofidel America in Green Bay, Wisconsin causes $250,000 in damage

Officials said a large part of the warehouse was filled with smoke when crews arrived, and a paper converting machine was on fire. Officials said firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the warehouse.

Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over pollution

Michigan on Tuesday sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful "forever" chemicals that are turning up in drinking water across the industrial state.

Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope R...

Fire at Metsä Tissue facility

Metsä Tissue announced that a fire broke out late Friday evening, Jan. 10, involving PM5 at the company's paper mill in Düren, Germany.

Verso Issues Statement in Response to Atlas and Blue Wolf Litigation

"We urge Verso Stockholders to not be fooled by the deceptive practices employed by Lapetus, Atlas and Blue Wolf to confuse you and to deflect attention from their ultimate objective - to control the Company without paying fo...

Leading Stories

Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility

Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility

Georgia-Pacific announced Monday, Dec. 13, that it is permanently closing its Cuba facility.

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Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

Resolute Forest Products to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill

Resolute Forest Products Inc. says it will spend $27 million to add a plant to produce cellulose filaments at its Kenogami paper mill in Quebec.

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LSC Communications plans to close three facilities

LSC Communications plans to close three facilities

Citing a drop in publisher demand for print publication titles and significant structural changes impacting the industry, Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Form 8-K with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on Jan. 14 announcing it will close its manufacturing facilities in Strasburg, Va.; Glasgow, Ky.; and Mattoon, Ill.

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Fire at Sofidel America in Green Bay, Wisconsin causes $250,000 in damage

Fire at Sofidel America in Green Bay, Wisconsin causes $250,000 in damage

Officials said a large part of the warehouse was filled with smoke when crews arrived, and a paper converting machine was on fire. Officials said firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the warehouse.

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Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over pollution

Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over pollution

Michigan on Tuesday sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful "forever" chemicals that are turning up in drinking water across the industrial state.

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Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the outstanding limited partnership units of Pope Resources for consideration consisting of equity and cash.

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Fire at  Metsä Tissue facility

Fire at Metsä Tissue facility

Metsä Tissue announced that a fire broke out late Friday evening, Jan. 10, involving PM5 at the company's paper mill in Düren, Germany.

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Verso Issues Statement in Response to Atlas and Blue Wolf Litigation

Verso Issues Statement in Response to Atlas and Blue Wolf Litigation

"We urge Verso Stockholders to not be fooled by the deceptive practices employed by Lapetus, Atlas and Blue Wolf to confuse you and to deflect attention from their ultimate objective - to control the Company without paying for it."

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Northern Pulp cuts down on operations to enable safe closure of mill

Northern Pulp cuts down on operations to enable safe closure of mill

In a written statement, Northen Pulp stated that "the company continues discussions with government with respect to the site's hibernation plan. The length of time the facility will be in hibernation is currently unknown."

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Fire at Twin Rivers Paper

Fire at Twin Rivers Paper

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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Verso gears up for shareholder battle in 'proxy' contest

Verso gears up for shareholder battle in 'proxy' contest

Verso Corp. Monday announced that its board had written shareholders in preparation for the company's Jan. 31 annual meeting. Verso wants shareholders to vote for seven nominees, holding fast against a large shareholder pushing for changes.

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Northern Pulp says it's committed to staying in Nova Scotia

Northern Pulp says it's committed to staying in Nova Scotia

Northern Pulp says it's committed to the province and wants to operate in Nova Scotia for the long term.

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Mondi: Job losses as packaging firm plans facility closures

Mondi: Job losses as packaging firm plans facility closures

Mondi said it would close operations at the Deeside Industrial Park, Flintshire, where 167 jobs are at risk, and in Nelson, Lancashire, with 41 jobs affected.

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Kelowna's Tolko sawmill shuts its doors for good

Kelowna's Tolko sawmill shuts its doors for good

Last year on Nov. 8, workers at the mill were told the operation would permanently shut down due to logging costs, market conditions and policies as of Jan. 8, 2020.

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Mondi's top boss to leave

Mondi's top boss to leave

Mondi Plc's chief executive officer Peter Oswald is stepping down after nearly three years in the role overseeing the company's shift to producing more cardboard packaging whilst battling rising industry costs.

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Northern Pulp to proceed with environmental process

Industrial Opportunity Partners acquiring Midwest Paper

Rayonier AM fined $250,000 for workplace fatality

Stora Enso Divests its Pfarrkirchen Mill

WestRock facility to close doors; 68 jobs terminated

Feldmuehle ended insolvency proceedings in self-administration

Industry News

Greif Earns Two Recognitions for Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

Greif Earns Two Recognitions for Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

Greif, Inc. announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper power hearing to start Feb. 11

Port Hawkesbury Paper power hearing to start Feb. 11

The provincial regulator will hold a hearing next month into a proposed new power rate for Port Hawkesbury Paper, the largest employer in the Strait of Canso area.

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New bio-boiler plant improves energy efficiency at UPM Joensuu plywood mill

New bio-boiler plant improves energy efficiency at UPM Joensuu plywood mill

The modern bio-boiler plant not only improves the mill's energy efficiency but also environmental performance, occupational safety and fire safety.

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Lenzing launches sustainable reforestation project in Albania

Lenzing launches sustainable reforestation project in Albania

The Lenzing Group initiated a project in Albania designed to promote sustainable forestry and improve local living conditions.

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Sponsors line up against Visy in $1 billion Owens-Illinois auction

Sponsors line up against Visy in $1 billion Owens-Illinois auction

It was reported that two sponsors are lining up against Anthony Pratt's Visy Industries in the third, and final, stage of the Goldman Sachs-run $1 billion auction.

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Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of Mohan Mutha Polytech

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of Mohan Mutha Polytech

MMPPL has approximately 160 employees and its net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 9 million. The debt-free purchase price was approximately EUR 10 million.

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Domtar Board Members Recognized As WomenInc.'s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors

Domtar Board Members Recognized As WomenInc.'s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors

Domtar Corporation congratulates three of its board members, Giannella Alvarez, Mary A. Winston and Pamela B. Strobel, on being named to WomenInc. Magazine's list of 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors.

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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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Metsä Board mills to serve as innovation platforms in VTT's joint project for new digital solutions

Metsä Board mills to serve as innovation platforms in VTT's joint project for new digital solutions

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is participating in a joint project called SEED, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in which forest companies are developing new digital solutions together with companies in the ICT industry.

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Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced executive leadership changes to accelerate the company's progress toward achieving its K-C Strategy 2022 goals.

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Union ratifies Clearwater Paper contract

Molpus Woodlands Group Purchases 14,306 Acres in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Sonoco Named One of America's Most Responsible Companies

Sappi North America's Somerset Mill Certified to ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System Standard

Verso Corporation Files Investor Presentation in Connection with 2019 Annual Meeting

Klabin installed gas incinerator at its Monte Alegre mill in Brazil

Atlas Holdings And Blue Wolf Capital File Definitive Proxy Materials In Connection With Verso's 2019 Annual Meeting And Send Letter To Stockholders

Oji Holdings and ISHIZUKA GLASS conclude basic joint venture agreement

Ahlstrom-Munksjö completes the sale of glass fiber reinforcement business

Voith to acquire ELIN Motoren

Verso Highlights a Highly Qualified, Diverse, Newly Refreshed Board

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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Directed Search

Directed Search

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

Custom Search
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People in the News

Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team​

Leena Lie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki to pursue other career opportunities.​

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Metsäliitto Cooperative elects Jussi Linnaranta as Chairman of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Jussi Linnaranta as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Benjamin McLean appointed to UFPI Board of Directors

UFP Industries, formerly known as Universal Forest Products, announced that Benjamin McLean, CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2020.

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Stora Enso's EVP, Human Resources Malin Bendz leaves company

Malin Bendz, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will leave her position at Stora Enso as of 15 January 2020. After 20 years in the company, she will now pursue new career opportunities outside Stora Enso.

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Mayr-Melnhof Karton names Peter Oswald as new CEO

Wilhelm Hörmanseder, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG for the past 18 years will hand over to Peter Oswald on May 1, 2020 after 30 years with the MM Group and 25 years thereof on the Management Board.

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Drax Biomass names Matt White as new head of US operations

Drax Biomass, Inc. announced that Matt White will become its new Senior Vice President and run Drax's US biomass operations from its headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team

As of January 1, 2020, Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team.

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Supplier News

Valmet launches new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement - Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers.

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Commission approves Synthomer's acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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BASF completes the divestiture of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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Valmet and Fabio Perini start Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry.

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Valmet will supply a new Advantage DCT tissue production line to Alas Doradas in El Salvador

The start-up is planned for the first half of 2021.

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Andritz to supply key process equipment for Bracell's new mill in Brazil

Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

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Valmet receives a repeat order for an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line from Irving Consumer Products

Valmet has received an order for an Advantage ThruAir machine from Irving Consumer Products.

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Kemira invests $20 million in its bleaching chemical capacity in South Carolina

Kemira is investing $20 million at its Eastover, South Carolina site to increase available sodium chlorate capacity.

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Voith to be carbon neutral worldwide from 2022 onwards

The company will gradually increase the share of renewable energies, both in its own generation and in its purchasing.

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