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G-P’s Hannan Named Koch Industries CEO, Fischer to Succeed Him (3/07/2017)

Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kan., USA, this week named Jim Hannan, president and CEO of Koch subsidiary Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, Ga.) since 2007, EVP and CEO – Enterprises, and Brad Razook, president and CEO of Flint Hills Resources since 2005, EVP and CEO – Resources. Both are newly created leadership positions.

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BillerudKorsnäs Karlsborg Mill Shutdown by Fire to Restart Next Week (9/11/2017)

Production at the mill in Sweden has been shut down since September 6, while property damage was being investigated. Fire in one building was caused by a malfunctioning security valve leaking oxygen.  

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Catalyst Paper USA Price Announcement – Coated Groundwood & SC (8/18/2017)

Dependoweb®; Capri®; and Consoweb®. Catalyst Paper will also be implementing a price increase of $2.00/cwt for the following paper products: SC Grades: Electracal®; Electraprime®. Price changes will be effective October 1.

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Georgia-Pacific Corrugated Acquires PAX Corrugated Products (8/03/2017)

Ohio-based PAX operates a corrugated sheet plant with more than 100 employees in Lebanon, Ohio.

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DS Smith Officially Opens First PackRight Center in Switzerland (3/21/2017)

DS Smith has formally opened the first PackRight Center in Switzerland, located at the Oftringen site. Overall, this is already the 27th PackRight Center in the company’s European network.

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Global Zipper Pouch Market to Reach $3.9 Billion by 2027 (9/11/2017)

Paper segment is estimated to be valued at $334.7 million in the year 2017 and is expected to reach a value of $608.4 million in the year 2027, with a CAGR of 6.2% during the assessment period.

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West Fraser Announces Management Transition (3/17/2017)

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.

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Ranpak Acquires Packaging Automation Company e3neo (3/07/2017)

Ranpak, Concord Township, Ohio, USA, one of the world's largest producers of protective paper packaging materials and systems, has acquired e3neo, a France-based packaging automation company.

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Mondi and WWF Extend Strategic Partnership Three More Years (9/22/2017)

Phase II of the partnership will embed and extend Mondi's stewardship of forests, climate and energy, and freshwater.

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U.S. P&W Paper Shipments Decline 8% in February (3/27/2017)

Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 8% in February compared with February 2016, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) February 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report released this week.

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Well Managed Forests Key to Low Carbon Future (3/28/2017)

In countries such as Canada and the U.S., continually improving sustainable forest management practices will play a key role in mitigating climate change and ensuring a long-term wood supply.

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PCA to Acquire Sacramento Container, Convert Wallula PM to Virgin Linerboard (8/23/2017)

Cash purchase price will be $265 million. PCA will convert its Wallula mill’s 200,000 tpy No. 3 PM to a 400,000 tpy 100% virgin kraft linerboard machine. 

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Paper and Packaging Board Releases Third Annual Back-to-School Report (8/08/2017)

A clear majority of students — 93% of college students and 87% of students grades 7-12 — think that paper is essential to their education. 

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Brazil Sawlog Prices Rise in Past 12 Months, after Five Years of Decline (8/09/2017)

Stronger wood product exports from Brazil have resulted in higher demand for logs and increasing sawlog prices during 2016 and early 2017. Despite the recent price increases, current prices are below the long-term trend lines in the local currency. 

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Sinkhole Halts Domsjö Fabriker Dissoving Pulp Mill in Sweden (8/07/2017)

Huge hole did not damage the mill, but operations temporarily had to be halted to carry out repair work.

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Yazoo Mills Enlarges Core Cutting Department (8/11/2017)

Producer of recycled paper tubes and cores has purchased a new recutting line, bringing its total to 29.

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Rayonier Receives Final Court Approval for Acquisition of Tembec (8/08/2017)

Company this week announced approval from the Superior Court of Québec in Connection with the transaction. 

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Mondi: Time is Key in Logistics – the Hidden Champion in Papermaking (3/28/2017)

“The expectations are clear, but a lot of processes entailing logistics and collaboration with partners and corrugated customers play a part in satisfying them,” explained Florian Stockert, sales director, Containerboard, Mondi Europe & International.

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Nippon Paper to Shut Down Two Coated Paper Machines in Japan (8/11/2017)

Domestic demand for printing paper is in structural decline, with the decrease in the number of children and the increasing availability of electronic media. In particular, coated paper has been recording negative 4% annual growth.

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Andritz Starts Key Production Technologies at Metsä Bioproduct Pulp Mill (8/21/2017)

New mill in Äänekoski, Finland, has an annual capacity of 1.3 million metric tons of pulp. 

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