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Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Dryer fabric contamination can affect sheet handling, threading, and drying rate -- as well as creating sheet defects and/or sheet breaks.

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Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

The limitations of tissue production at the doctor blade are determined by the weakest point of the sheet blade interface. This is the point where the sheet will break, corrugate, pick or tear causing the machine slow down to run. To optimize your tissue machine, periodic doctor blade alignment is usually made, however, very few machines have also performed a Deflection Analysis.

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Spotlight

MIT expert: Carbon-neutral biomass 'accounting fraud'

MIT expert: Carbon-neutral biomass 'accounting fraud'

It takes more than 30 tractor-trailer loads of wood a day to feed Nova Scotia Power's Port Hawkesbury biomass plant when it's running.

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Resolute's Calhoun Mill Employees Recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority for their Carbon Reduction Efforts

Resolute's Calhoun Mill Employees Recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority for their Carbon Reduction Efforts

Employees of Resolute's Calhoun (Tennessee) pulp, paper and tissue mill have been recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with a Carbon Reduction Award for their significant reductions in emission rates for 2016.

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Pratt celebrates 3 years of paper at Valparaiso, Indiana mill

1,000 Copies and counting! You should be 1001. Here's why...

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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Georgia-Pacific Completes $100-Million Facility in Talladega, Alabama

Georgia‐Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama.

Canfor to Acquire Majority Interest in VIDA Group of Sweden

Canfor Corporation announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 70% of the VIDA Group of Sweden.

Natural gas shortage in B.C. could last all winter

Catalyst Paper, which operates pulp and paper mills in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, is preparing for the worst. The company already uses biomass to supply over 90 per cent of the mills' steam needs, but uses natura...

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes

Republican lawmakers acknowledged Wednesday they remain short of votes for a $70 million incentive package for Kimberly-Clark Corp. as incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said legislators should have resolved the issue long a...

DS Smith wins conditional EU approval for $2.2 billion Europac buy

DS Smith gained EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its 1.9-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) purchase of Spanish rival Europac after agreeing to sell production plants in Portugal and France.

Huhtamaki invests Euro 7 million in operations in Russia

Huhtamaki is investing approximately EUR 7 million in its fiber packaging operations in Russia to facilitate further growth.

Södra to acquire Bergvik Skog's forest holding in Latvia

Södra is acquiring Bergvik Skog AB's forest holding in Latvia. The total area is 111,100 hectares, of which 80,300 comprise forest land.

Canfor to Acquire Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc.

Canfor Corporation announces it has entered into an agreement to purchase Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc. located in Estill, South Carolina.

Leading Stories

Georgia-Pacific Completes $100-Million Facility in Talladega, Alabama

Georgia-Pacific Completes $100-Million Facility in Talladega, Alabama

Georgia‐Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama.

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Canfor to Acquire Majority Interest in VIDA Group of Sweden

Canfor to Acquire Majority Interest in VIDA Group of Sweden

Canfor Corporation announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 70% of the VIDA Group of Sweden.

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Natural gas shortage in B.C. could last all winter

Natural gas shortage in B.C. could last all winter

Catalyst Paper, which operates pulp and paper mills in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, is preparing for the worst. The company already uses biomass to supply over 90 per cent of the mills' steam needs, but uses natural gas in its kilns and as a backup in its boilers.

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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes

Republican lawmakers acknowledged Wednesday they remain short of votes for a $70 million incentive package for Kimberly-Clark Corp. as incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said legislators should have resolved the issue long ago.

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DS Smith wins conditional EU approval for $2.2 billion Europac buy

DS Smith wins conditional EU approval for $2.2 billion Europac buy

DS Smith gained EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its 1.9-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) purchase of Spanish rival Europac after agreeing to sell production plants in Portugal and France.

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Huhtamaki invests Euro 7 million in operations in Russia

Huhtamaki invests Euro 7 million in operations in Russia

Huhtamaki is investing approximately EUR 7 million in its fiber packaging operations in Russia to facilitate further growth.

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Södra to acquire Bergvik Skog's forest holding in Latvia

Södra to acquire Bergvik Skog's forest holding in Latvia

Södra is acquiring Bergvik Skog AB's forest holding in Latvia. The total area is 111,100 hectares, of which 80,300 comprise forest land.

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Canfor to Acquire Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc.

Canfor to Acquire Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc.

Canfor Corporation announces it has entered into an agreement to purchase Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc. located in Estill, South Carolina.

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Kimberly-Clark tax break bill to get hearing, vote uncertain

Kimberly-Clark tax break bill to get hearing, vote uncertain

A $100 million tax break bill designed to keep paper products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. from closing an Appleton-area plant will get a public hearing in the Legislature, but approval remains uncertain.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö inaugurates new parchment paper production line in Saint-Séverin, France

Ahlstrom-Munksjö inaugurates new parchment paper production line in Saint-Séverin, France

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is increasing parchment paper production capacity and is inaugurating a new production line in Saint-Séverin in France.

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DS Smith named UK Packaging Company of the Year

DS Smith named UK Packaging Company of the Year

DS Smith has been awarded the title of UK Packaging Company of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards.

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Major damage avoided after two fires at Orchids Paper mill

Major damage avoided after two fires at Orchids Paper mill

The Orchids Paper Mill suffered two fires in less than 30 hours, in what fire officials are calling "preventable" fires.

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Solaris Paper takes possession of new facility; plans eight production lines

Solaris Paper takes possession of new facility; plans eight production lines

Solaris Paper announced a major capital project this week that will see the company add eight production lines and employ 180 workers in Southern California.

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Breaking News: Sources say International Paper shutting down several mill capital projects

Lawsuit alleges 3M and Georgia-Pacific caused Parchment PFAS emergency

Kimberly-Clark's Sustainability Programs Recognized for Leadership in Energy and Climate

Introducing Pixelle Specialty Solutions

WestRock Completes Acquisition of KapStone

Waco's Domtar diaper facility to close next year

ND Paper LLC Completes Acquisition of Resolute Forest Products Recycled Pulp Mill in Fairmont, West Virginia

DS Smith plans $106 million facility in Lebanon, Indiana

Employment Perspectives

Are you struggling to fill Maintenance Technician roles?

Are you struggling to fill Maintenance Technician roles?

According to the BLS, "Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026." If you're like most U.S. manufacturers today, these resources are extremely challenging to find, hire, and retain. What is your strategy?

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Change is Easy. You go first.

Are You Attractive?

Industry News

Northern Pulp admits it is likely to miss 2020 effluent deadline

Northern Pulp admits it is likely to miss 2020 effluent deadline

'We are at risk of missing the timelines by a few months,' Paper Excellence executive says.

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Smurfit Kappa Listed on Ethibel Sustainability Index for 5th Consecutive Year

Smurfit Kappa Listed on Ethibel Sustainability Index for 5th Consecutive Year

Smurfit Kappa has been reconfirmed as a member of the Ethibel Sustainability Index for the 5th year in a row, demonstrating its continued best-in-class approach to sustainability.

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USG Corporation Recognized as Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press and the San Diego Union-Tribune

USG Corporation Recognized as Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press and the San Diego Union-Tribune

USG received these awards as a result of its employees' responses to a survey about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.

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West Fraser announces production reduction at Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills in British Columbia

West Fraser announces production reduction at Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills in British Columbia

West Fraser says it will permanently curtail approximately 300 million board feet of combined lumber production at its Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills in British Columbia, Canada.

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P&G Thinks Inside the Box with New Tide Eco-Box

P&G Thinks Inside the Box with New Tide Eco-Box

New bag-in-box designed for eCommerce ships Liquid Tide more efficiently.

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Smurfit Kappa receives top listing for global CSR activity for fifth consecutive year

Smurfit Kappa receives top listing for global CSR activity for fifth consecutive year

Smurfit Kappa has been named European Supplier of the Year by 3M, the global science and innovation company behind leading brands including Scotch, Command and Post-it.

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2018 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

2018 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five member companies recognized for outstanding sustainability projects.

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Stora Enso introduces new sustainable RFID tag technology ECO for intelligent packaging

Stora Enso introduces new sustainable RFID tag technology ECO for intelligent packaging

Stora Enso launches a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO™ by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications.

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WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

Company Receives 12 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Including Inaugural Digital Application of the Year Award.

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FITNIR Scores Breakthrough Project with Fibria

FITNIR Scores Breakthrough Project with Fibria

As a part of its Industry 4.0 transformation, Fibria's selection of FITNIR's technology was based on the importance of accurate and relevant data in moving towards a new era in process control where online data availability is essential.

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Smurfit Kappa receives top listing for global CSR activity for fifth consecutive year

Irving Pulp and Paper in N.B. fined $3.5M for dumping effluent

Domtar's Johnsonburg Mill Hosts Local High School Students to Showcase Career Opportunities in Modern Manufacturing

Tolko announces joint venture in Mississippi lumber mill

A Majority of Americans Believe Paper Towel Dispensers in Public Restrooms Waste More Product than Necessary

The Swedish Energy Agency grants Södra´s feasibility study on sustainable aviation fuel production

Valmet to supply process and quality vision system for BillerudKorsnäs' PM 7 at Skärblacka mill in Sweden

Graphic Packaging International Wins Folding Carton of the Year Award at Paperboard Packaging Council's Carton Competition

Södra to offer renewable electricity through Guarantees of Origin to Europe

Ahlstrom-Munksjö says it may сlose PМ 1 at Stenay mill in France

Essity commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Daaniya Iyaz, a senior in the program. Miss Iyaz is from Sammamish, Washington, and we asked her a few questions about her experiences at UW.

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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

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

Energy costs

CO2 containers

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

Five Reasons Why Your Estate Plan Needs Paper

Five Reasons Why Your Estate Plan Needs Paper

No one likes to think about death, but everyone should. We're all going to die someday. So why not greet the end of life with peace of mind, knowing that your estate plan is well organized and easy to find by those you leave behind?

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Paper and Wood Products Make Modern Life Possible

Paper and Wood Products Make Modern Life Possible

Our modern society is one that increasingly relies on technology for everyday life, work and study, yet the desire and benefits of paper and wood-based products remains consistent.

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Hard-Working Employees Drive Forest Product Industry Success

Hard-Working Employees Drive Forest Product Industry Success

The forest product industry directly employs approximately 950,000 men and women and supports more than twice that many derivative jobs in supplier industries and local communities. While the industry lost jobs during the Great Recession, our manufacturers have been adding jobs in recent years as the economy expands.

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Free and Fair Trade Critical to U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry

Free and Fair Trade Critical to U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry

During National Forest Products Week, we underscore the importance of free and fair trade to our industry.

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Nip Impressions to Go

September 2018

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July 2018

June 2018

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Directed Search

Directed Search

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

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People in the News

Ahlstrom-Munksjö names Sakari Ahdekivi as new Deputy CEO and CFO

Greif, Inc. announced the appointment of Bala V. Sathyanarayanan as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Greif Names Bala V. Sathyanarayanan as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Greif, Inc. announced the appointment of Bala V. Sathyanarayanan as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Sappi North America appoints Alexander 'Sandy' Taft as director of sustainability

Taft will work cross-functionally within Sappi's North American operations to drive sustainability strategy and execution.

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Change to Essity's Executive Management Team

Margareta Lehmann, President of Health and Medical Solutions and a member of Essity's Executive Management Team, is stepping down from her position due to retirement.

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