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Monadnock Paper Mills, Bennington, N.H., USA, has named Will Fuller VP of Business Development. In this new position, he will pursue client-focused partnerships and identify new product opportunities as the company continues to expand its global presence and adapt to meet market needs.
Rottneros, Sweden, has started up a new high consistency bleaching system according to plan at one of its two pulp mills in Sweden. The startup was smooth and the 48 hr. test run was approved.
West Fraser, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced that Larry Hughes will retire as VP, finance and CFO at the end of March 2017.
David Withers, president, announced that Coldwater has acquired the EZ eco smart cleaner technology for wires and press felts. The EZ eco smart cleaner is a quantum improvement in wire and press felt cleaning compared with oscillating showers.
New scientific work now explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic containers (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination. The work, conducted by Professor Rosalba Lanciotti and her research team at the University of Bologna’s Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Italy) and published in Frontiers in Microbiology, follows a research study published in late June that showed corrugated containers keep fruit and vegetables fresh up to three days longer than RPCs.
Effective April 1, 2017, Södra, Sweden, is raising the price of its NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp in Europe to $860 per metric ton. The announcement is a response to a tight global market, t7he company noted.
Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, Texas, USA, this week announced that chief human resources officer Liz Gottung plans to retire at the end of 2016. The company has named Scott Boston as Gottung's successor.
KapStone, Northbrook, Ill., USA, this past week announced it is making an investment in building a new state-of-the-art sheet plant in Ontario, Calif., as well as investing as a minority partner in a sheet feeder in Ontario. The new sheet plant is expected to be manufacturing boxes by January 2017 and is intended to primarily supply the company's Victory Packaging operations in Southern California as well as other KapStone customers.
According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., USA, titled Folding Cartons Market': ASEAN Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024, the revenue generated from sales of folding cartons has been estimated at $2.8 billion in 2016. Researchers estimate the market to expand at a CAGR of 7.10% during the period of 2016 to 2024, and reach a value of $4.9 billion by the end of the forecast period.
Graphic Packaging International Inc., Atlanta, Ga., USA, this week announced the appointment of Spencer Maurer as SVP, supply chain. In this expanded role, he is accountable for the global supply network, overall quality processes, and Lean and Six Sigma activity.
British papermaker James Cropper is set to take a bite of the food packaging industry by unveiling its first ever food contact-approved range of papers at this year’s Luxe Pack exhibition in Monaco.
Scott Harman and Adam Missell have joined Appvion Inc., Appleton, Wis., USA, to help the company expand its digital products segment, which includes Appvion’s Triumph® High-Speed Inkjet papers.
Nonwoven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation—and the breakthrough in a theory that is more than a hundred years old.
This week TD Bank, Cherry Hill, N.J., USA, and the Arbor Day Foundation, announced the 2017 recipients of TD Green Streets, a grant program entering its fifth year of supporting innovation in urban forestry within the designated Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA® communities. Each grant of up to $20,000 will fund urban greening projects in underserved communities, including tree planting, maintenance costs, and educational activities.
To further improve efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness of its tissue operations, SCA (Stockholm, Sweden) has decided to implement restructuring measures at its production plants in Hondouville and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, the company announced.
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Tokyo, Japan, this week announced the sale of its Port Angeles, Wash., USA, paper mill and cogeneration assets, which are owned and operated by Nippon Paper Industries USA Co., to McKinley Paper Co. McKinley is the U.S. subsidiary of Bio-Pappel, a Mexico-based paper and paper products business.
Mike D'Angelo is joining AICC, Alexandria, Va., USA, as VP, effective Oct. 3, 2016. D'Angelo has a long history of experience and service in the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries in sales and executive roles at Bobst, an active AICC member, and Goss International.
According to a report today (Sept. 14, 2016) by the Port Townsend Leader (Port Townsend, Wash., USA), Port Townsend Paper, owned by Crown Group (Atlanta, Ga.) has become the first large manufacturer in the state to switch from oil to compressed natural gas (CNG). Mill officials say this conversion should reduce its current greenhouse gas emission levels by 25%.
A Valmet-supplied fine paper production line for Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., China, has successfully started up one month ahead of schedule. The new production line PM 12 produces top quality fine papers and it increases the company's capability to produce value-added products. All of the produced paper has been saleable from the very start.
Expera Specialty Solutions, Kaukauna, Wis., USA, is launching a new product brand around its natural paper products known as Expera trulyNatural™. Natural papers offer a higher log-to-paper yield than bleached papers, and require much less energy and fewer chemicals to process while still maintaining a high level of performance integrity.