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 Essity Leans on Digital Tools to Fortify Their Manufacturing Supply Chain While Improving Machine Health and Productivity

Essity Leans on Digital Tools to Fortify Their Manufacturing Supply Chain While Improving Machine Health and Productivity

Augury, a leading AI-based Machine Health solution provider, announced that Essity, an innovative global leader in professional hygiene, consumer tissue and personal care products, has chosen Augury's machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain.

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ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors

ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors

ABB has launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes.

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Spotlight

Paperitalo Announces 2021 Mill Directories

Paperitalo Announces 2021 Mill Directories

Paperitalo Publications, LLC announced today it is releasing "Paperitalo's Pretty Good Pulp and Paper Mill Directories 2021 Interactive." This revolutionary 6 volume set covers all the pulp and paper mills in the United States.

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Celebrating Ten Years as Twin Rivers Paper Company

Celebrating Ten Years as Twin Rivers Paper Company

Ten years later, the hard work, strategic vision, and the diligence of our dedicated workforce paid off. We are a bigger, stronger, and more financially stable company with 1400+ employees in two countries and seven communities and the capacity to produce 550,000 TPY of specialty paper and 175,000 MMFBM of lumber.

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(Adv.) Allnorth Americas knows remote

Businesses, including paper mill, provide toilet paper bonuses amid shortage

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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Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Gary Byrd of Pratt Industries and Jim Thompson of Talo Analytic International recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the two companies' relationship. The relationship started in November of 1993.

For the occasion, Talo Analytic International commissioned a "tombstone" reminiscent of those typically prepared to celebrate a deal closing and presented it to Mr. Byrd.

Talo Analytic International began working with Pratt Industries when Pratt's Conyers, Georgia Mill was first financed. Talo Analytic International has been the principal technical adviser on the financing of every Pratt mill in the United States. Talo Analytic International was also a key adviser on the Visy Tumut Mill in Australia in the late 1990's.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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Lotta Lyrå appointed new President and CEO of Södra

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO. She will take office this year and thereby replace CFO Peter Karlsson, who has been Interim President since 20 February this year.

Kalmar and Klabin collaborate to build a smooth, safe and eco-efficient paper logistics process based on zero-emission RTG technology

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Klabin, Brazil's largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, with three Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).

Stora Enso invests Euro 40 million to reduce environmental impact of Oulu mill in Finland

The conversion of Stora Enso's Oulu paper mill into a containerboard mill has received an environmental permit from the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland.

New boiler delivered to Georgia Pacific Green Bay, Wisconsin mill

The natural gas boiler was unloaded at the mill in Green Bay to replace the coal-fired one.

UPM Plywood is planning to scale down plywood production in Finland

UPM Jyväskylä plywood mill employs 167 people.

Mercer International Inc. announces 30 days downtime at its Celgar mill

Mercer International Inc. reports that its Celgar mill, in addition to regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, will be taking approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.

Verso claims no viable offers for shuttered Luke mill

The Verso Corp., owner of the Luke Paper Mill, said no offers have been tendered on the property and it is preparing the site for sale to third parties for alternative uses.

Leading Stories

UFP Industries Reports Fire Damage at Ashburn, Georgia Facility

UFP Industries Reports Fire Damage at Ashburn, Georgia Facility

The fire is being investigated as arson.

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Lotta Lyrå appointed new President and CEO of Södra

Lotta Lyrå appointed new President and CEO of Södra

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO. She will take office this year and thereby replace CFO Peter Karlsson, who has been Interim President since 20 February this year.

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Kalmar and Klabin collaborate to build a smooth, safe and eco-efficient paper logistics process based on zero-emission RTG technology

Kalmar and Klabin collaborate to build a smooth, safe and eco-efficient paper logistics process based on zero-emission RTG technology

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Klabin, Brazil's largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, with three Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).

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Stora Enso invests Euro 40 million to reduce environmental impact of Oulu mill in Finland

Stora Enso invests Euro 40 million to reduce environmental impact of Oulu mill in Finland

The conversion of Stora Enso's Oulu paper mill into a containerboard mill has received an environmental permit from the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland.

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New boiler delivered to Georgia Pacific Green Bay, Wisconsin mill

New boiler delivered to Georgia Pacific Green Bay, Wisconsin mill

The natural gas boiler was unloaded at the mill in Green Bay to replace the coal-fired one.

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UPM Plywood is planning to scale down plywood production in Finland

UPM Plywood is planning to scale down plywood production in Finland

UPM Jyväskylä plywood mill employs 167 people.

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Mercer International Inc. announces 30 days downtime at its Celgar mill

Mercer International Inc. announces 30 days downtime at its Celgar mill

Mercer International Inc. reports that its Celgar mill, in addition to regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, will be taking approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.

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Verso claims no viable offers for shuttered Luke mill

Verso claims no viable offers for shuttered Luke mill

The Verso Corp., owner of the Luke Paper Mill, said no offers have been tendered on the property and it is preparing the site for sale to third parties for alternative uses.

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Faced with less demand, Sappi Cloquet, Minn. mill temporarily laying off employees

Faced with less demand, Sappi Cloquet, Minn. mill temporarily laying off employees

Employees at Sappi's Cloquet paper mill are being temporarily laid off in rotations as demand for the mill's products wane amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Green Box fraud convict Van Den Heuvel loses bid for early release over COVID-19 worries

Green Box fraud convict Van Den Heuvel loses bid for early release over COVID-19 worries

Van Den Heuvel was convicted in U.S. District Court in Green Bay of fraudulently soliciting loans and investments to pursue his business, Green Box, which he represented as an operation that would convert solid waste into consumer products and energy.

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Maryland lawsuit against paper mill owner Verso raises to the federal level

Maryland lawsuit against paper mill owner Verso raises to the federal level

Verso Corporation closed the Luke paper mill a little over one year ago due to profitability, the company said. Over 600 people lost their jobs from the closure. Then in December 2019, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Allegany County regarding the alleged pulping liquor pollution.

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IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Intelligent Healthcare IT Solution Provider

IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Intelligent Healthcare IT Solution Provider

IT Tech Packaging, Inc. announced that its operating entity in China, Hebei Baoding Dongfang Paper Milling Company Limited, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 60% equity interest in Baoding Huizhi Ruixing Information Technology Co., Ltd., a new high technology company with registered capital of RMB10 million focused on providing intelligent healthcare IT solutions to hospitals, medical institutions, government agencies, enterprises and public institutions in China.

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Cascades Announces Closure of the Brown Sheet Plant Facility as Part of the Corporation's Planned Optimization of its Ontario Containerboard Platform

Cascades Announces Closure of the Brown Sheet Plant Facility as Part of the Corporation's Planned Optimization of its Ontario Containerboard Platform

Cascades Inc. announces the closure of the Brown Containerboard Packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario, as part of the Corporation's continuing optimization initiatives for its Containerboard Packaging business.

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West Fraser substantially resumes lumber and plywood production in May

West Fraser substantially resumes lumber and plywood production in May

During May West Fraser have substantially resumed lumber and plywood production with only a few facilities operating at less than full schedules, the company announced.

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Province expects Northern Pulp to follow latest order, despite company's concerns

Province expects Northern Pulp to follow latest order, despite company's concerns

Company says order is 'impractical' and shows 'a lack of understanding of the pulp and paper industry'.

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Interfor laying off 130 workers at Gilchrist sawmill

No injuries following fire at Twin Rivers facility

Mondi to produce melt blown nonwoven fabric and one million surgical face masks a day with new production lines in Germany

DS Smith launches Circular Design Principles to drive sustainability in packaging

Convicted Green Box fraudster thinks COVID-19 scare should get him out of prison early

Verso Corp. laying off 59 workers at headquarters

Industry News

Metsä Fibre starts excavation work at its Rauma sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre starts excavation work at its Rauma sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is constructing a new pine sawmill in Rauma, Finland. It will be the most modern and most extensively automated sawmill in the world. The project's domestic content will be 70%.

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Safeture Signs Deal with International Paper for Enterprise Solution

Safeture Signs Deal with International Paper for Enterprise Solution

Safeture AB said it signed an agreement with U.S.-based International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, for its full Enterprise platform. This is a key step for Safeture's expansion in the U.S market.

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Indonesian court jails indigenous farmer in conflict with APP

Indonesian court jails indigenous farmer in conflict with APP

A member of an indigenous community mired in a long-standing land conflict with a subsidiary of paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been sentenced to a year in prison.

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BRC certification for two Sofidel America sites

BRC certification for two Sofidel America sites

The Sofidel America facilities in Circleville, Ohio, and Haines City, Florida, obtained the BRC (British Retail Consortium) "Consumer Product Standard for Household & Personal Care Products" certification, a standard that certifies that business processes take into account product safety, legality and quality requirements and the company's ability to deliver safe and quality products to final consumers.

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Canfor Completes Purchase of Elliott Sawmilling Company Inc.

Canfor Completes Purchase of Elliott Sawmilling Company Inc.

Elliott adds over 210 million board feet of production capacity.

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Evergreen Packaging Releases TruSpec Coated Inkjet Papers Featuring HP ColorPRO Technology

Evergreen Packaging Releases TruSpec Coated Inkjet Papers Featuring HP ColorPRO Technology

Evergreen Packaging® announced the release of TruSpec® Inkjet Book with ColorPRO Technology, a new digital coated matte paper developed in conjunction with HP.

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BillerudKorsnäs has extended cooperation with UPM in Pietarsaari

BillerudKorsnäs has extended cooperation with UPM in Pietarsaari

Elliott adds over 210 million board feet of production capacity.

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Pixelle Expands Its Portfolio of Natural Kraft Papers With Introduction of GlazeStar NK for Insulation Facing and Industrial Converting Applications

Pixelle Expands Its Portfolio of Natural Kraft Papers With Introduction of GlazeStar NK for Insulation Facing and Industrial Converting Applications

Pixelle Specialty Solutions announced the introduction of GlazeStar ® NK, a Natural Kraft facing paper designed for Foil/Scrim/Kraft or FSK building and construction insulation - one of the most widely used insulations in the industry today.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö further increases face mask supply in Finland

Ahlstrom-Munksjö further increases face mask supply in Finland

Ahlstrom-Munksjö supplies face mask material from its plant in Tampere to Teho Filter for the assembly of the masks.

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Verso Corporation Introduces Velocity

Verso Corporation Introduces Velocity

Verso Corporation introduced Velocity®, a No. 3 coated value web paper ideal for a variety of commercial web offset printing applications, including magazines, catalogs, high-end retail inserts, direct mail and lightweight mailings.

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Södra ends furlough scheme at Hamina sawmill in Finland

BillerudKorsnäs introduces a new life cycle assessment tool for packaging

Roseburg publishes environmental product declaration for Medford, Oregon, MDF products

UPM Raflatac expands Forest Film product range with the industry's first wood-based polyethylene label film

Huhtamaki and WasteAid announce global partnership

International Paper Commits 2 Million Boxes for COVID-19 Relief

Sodra's pine seedling sales increased in four years

The 2019 integrated report of Sofidel

Mercer International Inc. announces that 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is changed to a virtual only format

Huhtamaki celebrates its 100 year anniversary by donating EUR 3 million to circular economy initiatives to address global sustainability challenges

Lecta Now Operating Under the ISO 45001 Standard

Academic Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Geordin Craun of Western Michigan

Student Spotlight: Geordin Craun of Western Michigan

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Geordin Craun, a senior in the program. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at Western Michigan.

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NC State Names New Dean of College of Natural Resources

NC State Names New Dean of College of Natural Resources

Myron Floyd has been named dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University after a nationwide search. His appointment becomes effective April 1.

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As Paper Days approaches, we catch up with University of Maine Senior Eliza Hosford

As Paper Days approaches, we catch up with University of Maine Senior Eliza Hosford

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Eliza Hosford, a senior in the program. Miss Hosford is from Bucksport, Maine and graduated in 2016 from Bucksport High School as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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With N.C. State foundation's annual meeting and banquet nearing, we interview junior Claire Hammontree

Interview with UWSP Paper Science and Engineering Senior Austin Jackson

Packaging Corporation of America donates $1 million to Miami University

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

A random walk with Gene

Saving energy

Saving energy

Saving energy was a topic Jim Thompson discussed a few weeks back. With fuel prices at record lows, it seems a weird time to discuss saving energy. But back in the day, when Union Camp was an entity in the 70s and 80s, the company leadership were geniuses at forecasting the paper industry fortunes six months to a year in advance. It seemed when everyone else was doing one thing we were doing another. And some time later, our approach was usually proven the best.

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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:

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People in the News

Verso Corporation Appoints Terrence M. Dyer as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications

Verso Corporation announced that Terrence M. Dyer has been appointed Verso's Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, effective June 1, 2020.

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Mondi taps Mike Powell as new finance chief

Plumbing parts distributor Ferguson Plc said on Tuesday Mike Powell has stepped down as its finance chief after three years in the role to take up the position of chief financial officer in packing firm Mondi Plc .

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LP Building Solutions names W. Bradley Southern as Chairman

LP Building Solutions (LP) announced that its Board of Directors has elected W. Bradley Southern as chairman, effective immediately.

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Stora Enso appoints Katariina Kravi as Head of Human Resources

Stora Enso has appointed Katariina Kravi as EVP, Head of Human Resources and a member of the Group Leadership Team.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Board of Directors Elects De Lyle Bloomquist to Serve as its Chair

The Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Board of Directors has elected De Lyle Bloomquist to serve as Chair of the Board. The Company previously announced the separation of the roles of Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Clearwater Paper Adds New Board Member

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that Ann C. Nelson has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective May 13, 2020.

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Stora Enso appoints Lars Völkel as Head of Wood Products division

Stora Enso has appointed Lars Völkel as EVP, Head of Wood Products division and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start on July 1, 2020 and be based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Verso Corporation Appoints Matthew M. Archambeau as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Energy

Verso Corporation announced that Matthew M. Archambeau has been appointed Verso's Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Energy, effective immediately.

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Supplier News

Solenis Completes the Acquisition of the Paper Business of Chemsystems

Effective June 1, 2020, Solenis LLC closed on its previously announced acquisition of the paper business of ChemSystems, a division of AECI Ltd.

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Cellwood receives order from Södra Cell Mörrum

Södra Cell Mörrum decided to place an order with Cellwood for an additional grubbens horizontal pulper 2W25-64/51S to the press section of TM2.

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ABB and Metsä Fibre Sign Agreement to Supply Electrification and Drive Technology for New Finnish Bioproduct Mill

ABB and Metsä Fibre (metsafibre.com), part of Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary, binding agreement according to which ABB Finland will deliver electrification and drive technology solutions for Metsä Fibre's planned bioproduct mill in Kemi, northern Finland.

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Kemira signs extension of bleaching chemicals supply contract with UPM for pulp mills in Uruguay

Kemira has signed a long-term agreement with UPM-Kymmene Corporation extending and expanding its current bleaching chemicals supply contract in Uruguay, pending required environmental permitting.

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PMP to deliver two new Intelli-Jet V Hydraulic Headboxes to Smurfit Kappa Uberaba mill in Brazil

Recently (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract for the delivery of 2 new Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headboxes for Smurfit Kappa's paper machine (PM5) located in the Uberaba mill in Brazil.

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Valmet to supply ash treatment system to L.D. Celulose in Brazil

The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.

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Valmet receives the seventh tissue line order from Hayat Kimya in Turkey

The new line will add 70,000 tonnes of tissue to their current production of facial, toilet and towel tissue.

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Valmet to supply automation technology to Stora Enso in Oulu, Finland

The automation technology will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 which is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement for key technology and automation delivery to the planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary agreement according to which Valmet will deliver key technology covering all main process islands and automation systems to Metsä Fibre's planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.

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