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Spotlight: Danny Haynes

October 1, 2016

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.

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Josh Reich spotlight

November 1, 2016

“This was not the career path I originally thought I’d be on,” says TAPPI member Josh Reich. “But I’m glad I am now.”


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Member Spotlight

Dr. James Chantler is a Business Manager in the Fiber Glass Division for Nippon Electric Glass (NEG). In this capacity, he has P&L responsibility for glass fibers sold to the construction industry, as well as sales and technical duties.

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Valmet Technology Plays Key role at Metsä’s New Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill (8/29/2017)

Equipment delivered by Valmet represents the latest technology and is highly energy-efficient. The gasification technology and recovery boiler will maximize the use of bioenergy and make the pulp mill totally fossil fuel-free. The recovery boiler, pulp drying line, and lime kiln are the largest in Europe. 

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Kotkamills Sign Extensive Automation Service Agreement with Valmet (11/09/2016)

Valmet and Kotkamills Oy, Finland, have signed an extensive automation service agreement. In addition to supporting production processes, the agreement will secure high availability of automation at the entire Kotkamills mill and especially on the new consumer packaging board machine BM 2. This is one of Valmet's most extensive service agreements for automation in Finland to date.


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Finnpulp Granted Enviro Permit for World’s First Intelligent Bioproduct Plant (4/07/2017)

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Finland has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation in the production phase, as well as for pipeline installation work and changes made to the shore line during the construction phase.

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Supreme Court Won’t Halt Class Action Suit against Containerboard Producers (4/25/2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to halt a class action lawsuit against several containerboard manufacturers, which could now face trial on claims of price fixing by tens of thousands of buyers and nearly $12 billion in potential damages, according to a recent Reuters news report.

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Fortress Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at Dissolving Pulp Mill (11/30/1016)

Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch. 

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APP Orders Eight New Tissue Machines from Toscotec (4/06/2017)

Toscotec, Italy, this week reports that it has received a total of eight issue machine orders from Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP). Two of the Tissue Machines are scheduled to come on stream in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, respectively. In the meantime, Toscotec is manufacturing the other six tissue machines, which are planned for delivery between the Q3 2017 and the first half of 2018. Each tissue machine is capable of producing, among other tissue grades, 300 metric tpd, or about 100,000 metric tpy, of high gsm tissue.

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Cascades Recovery+—the Sum of Added Value (11/08/2016)

Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, this week announced  that, effective Jan. 1, 2017,  the name of the new business unit within Cascades Specialty Products Group resulting from the merger of Cascades Recovery and the fiber sector of Corporate Buying Group (GAC) will be Cascades Recovery+. In December 2015, Cascades announced the purchase of all Cascades Recovery shares, making it the sole owner of the company that was founded by the Metauro brothers under the name Metro Waste and that has been a partner in Cascades’ success for more than 20 years.


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Milliken Publishes 2nd Annual Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report (11/03/2016)

The Milliken Floor Covering division released its second annual sustainability report with detailed insight and metrics addressing the company’s global operations, product offering, and their impact on the environment. 


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Americk Packaging Unveils New Innovation Center (4/04/2017)

Specialist packaging supplier Americk Packaging, U.K., has invested heavily into a brand new dedicated facility offering an impressive group resource located at its Wigan, England, plant. The Innovation Center covers all divisions of Americk Packaging, which has recently been acquired by Saica Group.

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Sofidel UK Lancaster Starts up New A.Celli Tissue Rewinder (3/07/2017)

Startup of the latest-generation A.Celli (Italy) tissue rewinder in the U.K. by Sofidel, international Italian player and tissue market leader, was completed on Jan. 25, 2017, with excellent results, .A.Celli reports. In just eight months, the machine, a rewinder Model 865 shafted in a 3400-mm format, was built, installed at the Sofidel U.K. facilities in Lancaster, and started up to the full satisfaction of the customers who signed the acceptance certificate.

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EuroVast Selects Toscotec for New Tissue Machine at Italian Mill (3/27/2017)

EuroVast, Italy, has chosen Toscotec, Italy, again to expand the capacity of its Cartiera della Basilica at Botticino’s plant. The new machine, a MODULO-PLUS crescent former with single press configuration, TT SYD-3200MM and TT MilltechHood, will meet Eurovast’s need for high quality tissue products, energy savings, and eco-sustainability, which were determining factors in choosing advanced Toscotec’s technology for this project.

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Eaglewood Tech Opens Anilox Cleaning Demo Center (3/13/2017)

Eaglewood Technologies, Minneapolis, Minn., USA, has expanded its headquarters to include a demonstration center for Laserlox™ and Sanilox™ Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems. These systems provide the most sustainable solution for automated anilox cleaning in all segments of flexographic printing and provide proven, tested results.

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