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A.Celli Open House Showcases New Generation of Rewinders (3/23/2017)

A.Celli Paper Italy, this week announced that from April 10 until April 14, 2017, it will host an event dedicated to the presentation of the company’s  new E-WIND® technology at its facilities.

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New Report: Dissolving Pulp Market Trends and Opportunities, 2017-2022 (9/14/2017)

The major dissolving pulp market (North America, China, Europe, Japan, RoW, etc.) is analyzed, with data including market size, import and export, and sale segment market by product type and applications.

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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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Domtar’s Cougar Paper Celebrates 45 Years (9/19/2017)

Company launched Cougar Paper in 1972 at its Rothschild Mill, located on the east bank of the Wisconsin River. After being introduced in 80 brightness, the Cougar paper today boasts a high 98 brightness. It is offered in two shades—white and natural, and also comes in three finishes—super smooth, smooth, and vellum.

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Rainbow Trout to Taste Fish Feed from Forest Industry in Swedish Project (3/09/2017)

SALMONAID is a new Swedish project initiated by RISE Bioscience and Materials, Processum, SLU, and Domsjö Fabriker, and financed by Vinnova. With microorganisms cultivated on side streams from the forest industry, the project aims to optimize the process for production of microbe-based protein with higher protein content, as well as try out oil production, to use as salmon feed. The raw material will then be evaluated as a substitute for primarily soy-based but also fish-based feedstock used in today’s fish feed.

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Forest Sector Launches Website Campaign to Share Facts on Caribou (9/12/2017)

Campaign aims to ensure than the Canadian government's plans don't unnecessarily put rural and northern forest related jobs at risk.

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Stora Enso Presents Latest Trends for Fresh Produce Packaging (3/10/2017)

Escalating food waste in the world is something that is among the top concerns when millennials are asked which social challenges are most important to solve. The report notes that as much as 45% of all fruit and vegetables produced in the world goes to waste. The fresh produce category has the highest level of waste in the grocery retail.

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Sonoco Alcore Starts up New A.Celli Rewinder at Turin Mill (3/17/2017)

Start-up of the A.Celli Paper rewinder model AC842, in a 2,700-mm format and a production speed of 1,200 m/min, sold last year to Sonoco Alcore for installation at its Ciriè Paper Mill in the Provincia of Turin (Italy), was concluded as scheduled on  Jan. 16. 2017, following the signing of the acceptance certificate. Sonoco Alcor is part of the international group Sonoco Products Co. of  Hartsville, S.C., USA, one of the largest diversified global providers of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and displays and packaging supply chain services.

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IP to Convert Riverdale Paper Machine from UFS to Liner and Containerboard (9/26/2017)

Conversion from UFS to whitetop liner and containerboard will support customer growth and enhance system flexibility. 

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Half of Wood Pellet Fiber in U.S. South Was Industry and Forest Residues in 1Q/17 (3/15/2017)

Wood pellet manufacturers in both the U.S. and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fiber costs and take advantage of less utilized fiber sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International, Seattle, Wash., USA. The key fiber furnish in both countries are sawmill byproducts and forest residues, together accounting for more than 80% of the total feedstock in British Columbia and almost 50% in the U.S. South.

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UPM Raflatac, Magic Add Launch RafMore Smart Label Solution (9/11/2017)

RafMore combines pressure-sensitive labels and unique machine-readable codes to open up completely new possibilities for product verification and tracking, marketing analytics, and consumer engagement.

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Evergreen Packaging Debuts RenewablePlus Cartons (9/20/2017)

Fully renewable cartons feature polyethylene made from sugarcane.

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Guizhou Chitianhua Starts up Andritz TM 5 Tissue Machine in China (9/11/2017)

New tissue machine has a 20-ft.-dia steel yankee, one of the world’s largest.

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BASF Employees Volunteer to Create Positive Community Change (8/08/2017)

Company volunteers work together with Life Remodled non-profit to create positive change in Detroit’s Durfee community.

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ABB Ability Smart Sensor Ready to Provide Health Checks for Motors (3/15/2017)

ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors uses compact sensors to pick up multiple data from low voltage motors and provides information about motor health and performance via a smartphone or a dedicated web portal. ABB's remote condition monitoring solution is the pioneering innovation for uptime optimization, predictive maintenance regimens, and efficiency improvements for LV motors.

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Landa Hosts Roll-Out of First Commercial Nanographic Printing Press (9/20/2017)

More than 100 customers and prospects see first Landa S10 Nanograohic Printing Press successfully installed at Graphica Bezalel folding carton, packaging, and label convertor plant in Israel.

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Södra Commences Biofuel Production (9/06/2017)

Construction will begin this fall on a plant to produce biomethanol from crude methanol made by the manufacturing process at Södra’s pulp mill at Mönsterås, Sweden.

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Continuing Upward Trend in EU Beverage Carton Recycling Rate (9/18/2017)

Some 47% of cartons were recycled in 2016, continuing the unbroken, upward trend since 2005. Total recovery rate (recycling and energy recovery) reached 76% for 2016. 

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Neenah Releases Refreshed, Expanded Digital Papers Product Line (3/06/2017)

Neenah Paper, Neenah, Wis., USA, this past week announced the largest refresh to date of its comprehensive line of Neenah Digital Papers. The expansion includes the addition of 70 new items including new colors, new textures, added sheet sizes, and basis weights. The Neenah Digital Papers portfolio now includes 22 brands, 19 unique textures, 60-plus colors, as well as multiple packaging and label options.  

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Castella Takes Leave of Absence as AkzoNobel CFO (9/15/2017)

Maëlys Castella’s will step down as CFO due to health reasons. Group Controller Hans De Vriese has been announced as interim CFO.  

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