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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

Touring Kadant Black Clawson's new state-of-the-art facility in Lebanon, Ohio

Touring Kadant Black Clawson's new state-of-the-art facility in Lebanon, Ohio

Paperitalo Publications was honored to have received an exclusive tour of Kadant Black Clawson's new facility in Lebanon that opened less than a year ago.

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Södra wants to inspire teenage girls to become tomorrow's engineers

Södra wants to inspire teenage girls to become tomorrow's engineers

Södra is one of the main sponsors of Introduce a Girl to Engineering day (IGEday) -- an initiative by the organisation Womengineer that aims to increase interest in technology and engineering among teenage girls.

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Wieland chalks up productivity gains to paperless project

Domtar Kingsport Mill Tour Highlights Sustainable Forestry, Paper Production

Jim's upcoming travels

Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

Jim Thompson invited to give Career Talk at Pratt Industries

On January 16, 2019, Jim Thompson gave his career lessons talk to a class of new Pratt employees training for the upcoming startup up of the mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, planned for later this year. Covering subjects from "The 3 Freshman Years" to "Final Exit" Thompson shared career experiences from forty-nine years in industry.

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If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

We trialed this idea in the second half of last year--call on those in the pulp and paper industry (this includes manufacturers and suppliers--to join me for an informal lunch once a quarter or so. It seems to be taking off.

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Where is Jim this week?

LSC Communications expects to close Lynchburg, Virginia facility by June 30, will affect about 369 people

LCS Communications is closing its Lynchburg plant this summer, affecting 369 workers, Mayor Treney Tweedy told City Council members during a work session Tuesday afternoon.

Report: Whole Foods Supplier Fought to Redo Chemical-Laced Takeout Boxes

A waste paper sorting plant for the production of newsprint is being built alongside the Palm Paper plant in King's Lynn, UK.

Palm Paper builds waste paper sorting plant in the UK

A waste paper sorting plant for the production of newsprint is being built alongside the Palm Paper plant in King's Lynn, UK.

Smurfit Kappa launches new triple head filling machine

Smurfit Kappa has launched a new high speed, triple head, automatic filling machine. The new machine is capable of filling up to 45 3L Bag-in-Box® containers per minute on its three state-of-the-art filling valves.

Japanese company eyes Spicers acquisition

Spicers has reportedly entered into a scheme of arrangement with Japan's Kokusai Pulp and Paper to be taken over for around $148 million.

Police: Woman Crushes Leg In Accident Outside International Paper facility

A woman is injured following an accident outside a Lexington International Paper facility of Friday morning.

In wake of competitor's mass layoff, IP to host hiring event

International Paper will host a three day hiring event/job fair starting on January 31, 2019 in Baton Rouge, LA.

Small external fire extinguished quickly at Catalyst's Crofton pulp mill

An external fire was put out on site at the Catalyst Crofton pulp mill Monday afternoon before it got out of control.

Leading Stories

LSC Communications expects to close Lynchburg, Virginia facility by June 30, will affect about 369 people

LSC Communications expects to close Lynchburg, Virginia facility by June 30, will affect about 369 people

LCS Communications is closing its Lynchburg plant this summer, affecting 369 workers, Mayor Treney Tweedy told City Council members during a work session Tuesday afternoon.

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Report: Whole Foods Supplier Fought to Redo Chemical-Laced Takeout Boxes

Report: Whole Foods Supplier Fought to Redo Chemical-Laced Takeout Boxes

A waste paper sorting plant for the production of newsprint is being built alongside the Palm Paper plant in King's Lynn, UK.

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Palm Paper builds waste paper sorting plant in the UK

Palm Paper builds waste paper sorting plant in the UK

A waste paper sorting plant for the production of newsprint is being built alongside the Palm Paper plant in King's Lynn, UK.

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Smurfit Kappa launches new triple head filling machine

Smurfit Kappa launches new triple head filling machine

Smurfit Kappa has launched a new high speed, triple head, automatic filling machine. The new machine is capable of filling up to 45 3L Bag-in-Box® containers per minute on its three state-of-the-art filling valves.

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Japanese company eyes Spicers acquisition

Japanese company eyes Spicers acquisition

Spicers has reportedly entered into a scheme of arrangement with Japan's Kokusai Pulp and Paper to be taken over for around $148 million.

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Police: Woman Crushes Leg In Accident Outside International Paper facility

Police: Woman Crushes Leg In Accident Outside International Paper facility

A woman is injured following an accident outside a Lexington International Paper facility of Friday morning.

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	 In wake of competitor's mass layoff, IP to host hiring event

In wake of competitor's mass layoff, IP to host hiring event

International Paper will host a three day hiring event/job fair starting on January 31, 2019 in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Small external fire extinguished quickly at Catalyst's Crofton pulp mill

Small external fire extinguished quickly at Catalyst's Crofton pulp mill

An external fire was put out on site at the Catalyst Crofton pulp mill Monday afternoon before it got out of control.

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Newspapers Are Stockpiling Ink and Newsprint Against Brexit

Newspapers Are Stockpiling Ink and Newsprint Against Brexit

With the political chaos of Brexit filling their column inches, British newspapers are now having to ensure the country's drive to leave the European Union doesn't leave them without enough paper and ink.

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Some of Arjowiggins' companies in the UK plan to enter into administration

Some of Arjowiggins' companies in the UK plan to enter into administration

Following the Receivership proceedings opened in France at the request of Arjowiggins and some of its subsidiaries, the Boards of Directors of some of Arjowiggins' companies in the UK have decided to file notices of appointment of an Administrator for the following companies AW UK Holdings Ltd, ArjoWiggins Fine Papers Ltd, Arjo Wiggins Chartham Ltd, AW UK Holdings Ltd, Arjowiggins Sourcing Ltd, Arjobex Ltd and Performance Papers Ltd.

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Contractors already unemployed at Georgia-Pacific facility in Louisiana

Contractors already unemployed at Georgia-Pacific facility in Louisiana

When Georgia-Pacific announced layoffs last week, officials said employees would be released in March, but contractors say they have already been let go.

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Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria combination complete

Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria combination complete

The merger, which was announced in March 2018, was submitted for approval to all Brazilian and international regulatory agencies. The last phase of the transaction was concluded Monday, when Suzano Pulp & Paper paid R$ 27.8 billion to Fibria's shareholders, who in turn became shareholders in Suzano, the company's new trade name.

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Lenzing opens Center of Excellence in Indonesia

Lenzing opens Center of Excellence in Indonesia

The Lenzing Group has opened its Center of Excellence (LCOE) at its location in Purwakarta, Indonesia.

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Man accused of 1-ton copper theft from Graphic Packaging site in Louisiana

Man accused of 1-ton copper theft from Graphic Packaging site in Louisiana

A West Monroe man is facing a felony theft charge after an investigation into the disappearance of copper wire at the Graphic Packaging construction site.

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CorrChoice Expands Manufacturing in Derry Township, Pennsylvania

CorrChoice Expands Manufacturing in Derry Township, Pennsylvania

CorrChoice, a producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products, will expand in central Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create 79 jobs in the Dauphin and Lebanon County area.

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13 First Nations come together to create new forestry agreement

Kimberly-Clark notifies state it will close Neenah, Wisconsin facility by May 31

Georgia-Pacific will lay off nearly 700 people at mill

Verso paper machine employees evacuate Jay, Maine mill after chemical released

APRIL Group Honored for Commitment to UN SDGs at Sustainable Business Awards Indonesia

UPM tendering for a pulp terminal in Montevideo deep sea port in Uruguay

Industry News

USG Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer F. Scanlon to Leave USG Following Closing of Knauf Merger

USG Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer F. Scanlon to Leave USG Following Closing of Knauf Merger

USG Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer F. Scanlon announced that she intends to leave USG upon, and subject to, the completion of the pending merger with Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf").

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WestRock Named to Fortune's List of World's Most Admired Companies

WestRock Named to Fortune's List of World's Most Admired Companies

WestRock Company announced that it has been named to FORTUNE magazine's annual list of World's Most Admired Companies for the fourth consecutive year.

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International Paper Again Selected to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

International Paper Again Selected to FORTUNE's List of World's Most Admired Companies

International Paper announced that it has been named again by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "Worlds Most Admired Companies."

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Domtar names new mill managers for Kingsport, TN and Nekoosa, WI

Domtar names new mill managers for Kingsport, TN and Nekoosa, WI

Domtar Corporation has announced two well-qualified leaders to manage its Kingsport, Tennessee and Nekoosa, Wisconsin, mills.

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Mayr-Melnhof Packaging completes acquisition of TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging completes acquisition of TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging says it has closed the acquisition of TANN Group.

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Kimberly-Clark ordered to disclose documents to cities suing over 'flushable' wipes

Kimberly-Clark ordered to disclose documents to cities suing over 'flushable' wipes

Cities suing Kimberly-Clark Corp over damage to their sewer systems from toilet wipes they say were falsely advertised as "flushable" will gain access to previously withheld internal company documents, a judge decided on Thursday.

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DS Smith Completes Final Condition For Europac Acquisition

DS Smith Completes Final Condition For Europac Acquisition

DS Smith PLC on Thursday said it had received acceptances for 98.8% of the total share capital of Papeles y Cartones de Europa, SA, known as Europac, satisfying the final condition of the acquisition.

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Repap Resources

Repap Resources "cautiously optimistic" about bid for Fort Frances mill

Repap Resources Group, an unincorporated private six-member investment group, has had preliminary discussions with Resolute Forest Products about its proposed purchase of the idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances.

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Södra announces first robot employee

Södra announces first robot employee

Södra welcomes Clerk, the company's first digital robot employee. Clerk is a software robot that works in six departments and uses its expertise in everyday, repetitive and time-consuming tasks.

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AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman Announces Retirement

AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman Announces Retirement

Donna Harman, the longest-serving President and CEO in the 25-year history of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), announced her retirement today.

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Valmet to supply automation for Gasum's liquefied natural gas delivery to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland

West Fraser announces temporary production curtailments in British Columbia, Canada

Voith to supply complete stock preparation unit for Hamburger Rieger's PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany

Smurfit Kappa debuts packaging design challenge

Kemira forms a joint venture in South Korea

Appvion's response to "Skip the Slip" legislation proposed in California

Södra Cell Väro begins construction of additional pulp storage tower

Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin's PM 5 in France

RR Donnelley Secures $114M Contract for Production of 2020 Census Materials

Columbia Pulp facility expected to operate by end of March

Northern Pulp environmental assessment to be filed end of month

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with University of University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Catching up with University of University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Elaina Gilman, a senior in the program. Miss Gilman is from Enfield, Maine and graduated from Penobscot Valley High School in 2015 as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

The Board of Trustees of the Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Julie A. Bischoff has been named as our new Assistant Director.

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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 N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Senior Kat Santoro

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

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

Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Keeping Far Flung Family and Friends Close - One Holiday Card at a Time

Does anyone else feel the excitement of getting holiday cards in the mail?

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Think Before You Throw - Common Household Items that can be Recycled

Think Before You Throw - Common Household Items that can be Recycled

Let's do a quick survey - how many trash bins do you have in your home? Now, how many recycling bins do you have? Odds are, one of these numbers is greater than the other. Why is that?

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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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Nip Impressions to Go

November 2018

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October 2018

Download Audio File of the October 2018 Nip Impressions columns.

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September 2018

August 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

Graphic Packaging Announces New Board Member

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Laurie Brlas has joined its board of directors, effective January 10.

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LP Names Alan Haughie as Chief Financial Officer

Haughie brings more than 25 years of financial expertise and significant leadership experience to LP.

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Huhtamaki appoints Charles Héaulmé as President and CEO

The planned CEO succession takes place as Jukka Moisio steps down after a long and successful tenure and Charles Héaulmé (52) takes the lead as the new President and CEO of Huhtamaki. The transition will take place on April 26, 2019, following the Annual General Meeting.

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Metsä Tissue appoints Jari Tiura as SVP, Operations

Metsä Tissue will unify its mill and technology operations, and a new position of Senior Vice President, Operations has been established in the management team.

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Huhtamaki appoints Michael Orye as Executive Vice President, Fiber Packaging

Michael Orye has been appointed Executive Vice President, Fiber Packaging and member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki latest as of June 12, 2019.

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Metsä Tissue names Jani Sillanpää an interim SVP, business unit AFH

Metsä Tissue names Jani Sillanpää an interim Senior Vice President, Business Unit Away From Home. He will be part of the Metsä Tissue's management team and will report to Metsä Tissue's CEO Esa Kaikkonen.

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Sonoco's CFO Saunders to Retire After Nearly 30 Years of Service

Sonoco announced Barry Saunders, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plans to retire after nearly 30 years with the Company, effective March 1, 2019.

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Norske Skog appoints Niels Petter Wright as new President and CEO

Norske Skog AS has appointed Niels Petter Wright as new President and CEO, effective 1 December 2018.

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Stora Enso names Pasi Kyckling as SVP, Group Treasury

Stora Enso has appointed Pasi Kyckling as SVP, Group Treasury. He will start in his new position on 1 January 2019.

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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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