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A.Celli Supplies New Tissue Rewinder to Sofidel America (2/21/2017)

A.Celli Paper, Italy, reports that it has concluded an order for a latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND® with the Italian group Sofidel, for its facility in Circleville, Ohio, USA.

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Monadnock Hires New Senior Product Manager in R&D (1/27/2017)

Monadnock Paper Mills (Bennington, N.H., USA), a family-owned company that delivers high-performance specialty papers for the technical, packaging, and printing markets, on Tuesday (January 24) announced that Dr. Fuushern Wuu has joined the company as senior product manager in its R&D, Technical Services Department.

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NPTA Announces 2017 Board of Directors (2/21/2017)

The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), Chicago, Ill., USA, this week announced the installation of its 2017 board of directors. Officers of the 2017 NPTA Board of Directors are:

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NPI Develops New Functional Materials, Composites of Minerals and Cellulose Fibers (2/01/2017)

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Japan, reports that it has developed functional materials that have the features and characteristics of minerals through its unique technologies of fixing and compounding particulate minerals and pulp (cellulose fibers) with each other. Through this technology, by using wood pulp as the basic material, NPI will be able to provide new materials with the variety of characteristics that minerals contain.

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Initiative in India to Recycle Tetra Pak Cartons into School Desks (2/17/2017)

In line with its efforts to raise awareness and encourage recycling of used cartons, Tetra Pak, Switzerland, this week announced the launch of Cartons Le Aao, Classroom Banao. This initiative is part of its ongoing flagship program Go Green with Tetra Pak. This is a multi-city campaign, the first leg commencing in Mumbai, India, undertaken in collaboration with retail chains Reliance Fresh and Sahakari Bhandar RUR Greenlife (and R U Recycling), a Mumbai-based environment organization at the forefront of promoting recycling.

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Berry Plastics Appoints Galvez President, Consumer Packaging (1/03/2017)

Berry Plastics Group, Evansville, Ind., USA, this week announced that it has appointed Jean-Marc Galvez president of its Consumer Packaging Division. Galvez currently serves as president for Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa for the Berry Plastics Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division.

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UPM Raflatac Appoints New EMEIA and APAC Region Leaders (2/23/2017)

UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, Finland, announced this week the company has made two key additions to its global management team, with Massimo Reynaudo becoming SVP of EMEIA and Sean Heng taking the post of VP, APAC. Both appointments are effective as of April 3, 2017.

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DS Smith to Acquire U.S.-Based Parish Manufacturing (12/15/2016)

DS Smith Plc, London, U.K., a provider of corrugated and plastics packaging, supported by paper and recycling operations worldwide, this week announced the proposed acquisition of Parish Manufacturing Inc. Parish is a U.S. manufacturer and supplier of bag-in-box systems, located in Indianapolis, Ind. Parish's focus is in bag-in-box and custom packaging for different liquids for the food, beverage, water, food service, and chemical industries.

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Zelfo Technology Engineers a Future for MFC in Containerboard Packaging (1/20/2017)

Zelfo Technology (ZT), Gemany, has reached an important milestone in its technical development program and will open an engineered fiber production and R&D unit in Schwedt, Northern Germany.

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Reebok Introduces Sublite Cushion Tactical Line of Lightweight, Responsive Duty Footwear (1/24/2017)

Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, has introduced the new Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical line of tactical footwear designed for law enforcement and first responder professionals. The Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical incorporates Sublite foam midsole technology to maximize cushioning while minimizing weight.

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Suzano Increases Pulp Prices in N.A., Europe, China (12/20/2016)

Suzano Papel e Celulose, São Paulo, Brazil, has announced an increase in the price list of short fiber cellulose for three markets—North America, Europe, and China. The new prices will become effective Jan. 1, 2017.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches New Evolon Website (1/11/2017)

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching a new website for Evolon®. With one click, visitors will obtain detailed information on the technology invented by Freudenberg and the particular benefits which the microfilament fabric can provide them.

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EU Awards EUR 7.7 Million to Nanotechnology-Based Antimicrobial Packaging Project (1/18/2017)

NanoPack aims to develop and demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods based on natural nanomaterials that will prevent food-borne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste caused by early spoilage.

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Catalyst Launches New Lightweight Flexible Packaging Product Line (2/17/2017)

Catalyst Paper, Richmond, B.C., Canada, has launched a complete line of new lightweight flexible food packaging papers, branded LEAP, from its FDA-compliant Biron mill in Wisconsin, USA.

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Caraustar Wins Big at 73rd Paperboard Packaging Council Awards Competition (12/06/2016)

Three members of Caraustar Consumer Packaging's (Austell, Ga., USA) Structural Design Team recently received awards at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2016 Awards competition. The highly regarded competition recognizes advancements in paperboard packaging design.

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A.Celli Nonwovens to Host TANDEM Open House (2/28/2017)

From March 13 until the end of April 2017, A.Celli Nonwovens will host an event dedicated to the presentation of TANDEM® technology at its facilities in Lucca, Italy.

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Antalis Acquires Dublin-Based Swan Paper (1/16/2017)

Antalis, France, a distributor of paper, packing, and visual communication materials, has acquired the assets of Swan Paper, Ireland's largest independent paper merchant. The deal will further strengthen Antalis' presence in Ireland where it already has an annual turnover in excess of EUR 40 million and employs 32 people from its Dublin head office.

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Containerboard Market in N.A. to Grow at 2.42% CAGR to 2020 (12/01/2016)

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has announced the addition of the Containerboard Market in North America 2016-2020 report to its offering. The report forecasts the containerboard market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 2.42% during the period 2016-2020.

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Xerium TransForm Provides Cost Reduction, Operating Improvements (12/16/2016)

Xerium Technologies Inc., Youngstown, N.C., USA, this week introduced TransForm, a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and packaging machines that lowers energy consumption and extends fabric life, among other considerable benefits.

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