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Resolute Announces Indefinite Idling of Thorold Newsprint Mill (3/13/2017)

Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this week announced the indefinite idling of its paper mill in Thorold, Ont., Canada. The facility, which employed more than 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tons of newsprint on one machine using 100% recycled furnish.

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Sonoco Develops Revolutionary Rain-Resistant Adhesive / Sealant Cartridgen (9/26/2017)

Sonoco (Hartsville, S.C., USA), has leveraged its RainGuard® technology, previously applied to its Sonotube® forms, to develop a new paper cartridge for adhesives, caulks, and sealants designed to withstand inclement weather on construction sites.

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SCA Invests in Mexico Tissue Operations, Diaper Operations in Europe (3/01/2017)

To further strengthen competitiveness and enable future growth in the tissue operations in Mexico, SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, has decided to invest about $105 million (approximately SEK 950 million) in one of the company’s facilities in the country. To strengthen its baby diaper product offering in Europe, SCA also has decided to invest about EUR 40 million (approximately. SEK 380 million ) in facilities in Europe.

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Cascades Sonoco Invests $16 Million in Birmingham, Ala., Facility (3/02/2017)

Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Co., Hartsville, S.C., USA, and Cascades Inc., Canada, this week announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using its new FlexShieldT, FluteSHIELD®, and SurfSHIELDT coating technology.

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Trimble Acquires Savcor Oy, Silvadata to Expand Forest Solutions (3/06/2017)

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, this week announced that it has acquired the forestry business of Savcor Oy, Finland, a global supplier of forestry solutions for performance optimization, and enterprise management. Trimble has also acquired Silvadata, Finland, a provider of cloud-based data, collaboration, and workflow automation services to small- and medium-sized forestry companies. The acquisitions expand Trimble's global reach and complement Trimble's Connected Forest solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Thimm Verpackung Opens Advanced Corrugated Board Plant in Bavaria (9/21/2017)

One of Europe’s more advanced corrugated packaging plants, new Hilledau plant in Bavaria features state-of-the-art production technologies, efficient and highly-automated processes, coupled with a flexible, customer-oriented organization with a comprehensive service element.

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AkzoNobel Reclaims Top Ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (9/12/2017)

Company returns to the top of the DJSI for the fifth time in the past six years. 

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Atlantic Announces Opening of Packaging Solution Center (8/02/2017)

Solution Center is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility representing a $10 million investment. It's the first and only facility in the industry to offer a Multi-Axis Transportation Simulator for unit load testing in the consumer products industry.

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Orchids Paper Relocating Headquarters to Nashville, Tenn. (3/15/2017)

Orchids Paper Products, a producer of private label tissue, announced that it is relocating its headquarters from Pryor, Okla., USA, to Brentwood, Tenn., near Nashville, creating up to 25 jobs in Williamson County.

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August Koehler to Install New Specialty Packaging Machine at Kehl Mill (8/01/2017)

New machine will produce flexible paper-based packaging solutions. Company’s total investments by 2020\ will amount to half a billion euro, with more than half of that dedicated to paper-based flexible packaging.

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Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Peninsula Packaging (3/13/2017)

Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, this week announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Co., a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.

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IP to Cease Newsprint Production at Madrid, Spain, Mill this Month (9/12/217)

Mill’s PM 62 will be converted to produce of 380,000 tpy of containerboard. 

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Sappi Ngodwana Mill to Install New Valmet Evaporation Line (3/06/2017)

Valmet, Finland, will supply an evaporation line to Sappi Southern Africa Ltd. to be built at the company's pulp mill in Ngodwana, South Africa. The new evaporation line 3 will replace the existing line 1, and will meet the future needs of the mill's ongoing pulp production capacity expansion, together with existing evaporation line 2 that was upgraded by Valmet in 2013. The overall steam economy of the mill will also improve with this investment.

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Kruger Starts up No. 8 Tissue Machine at Crabtree Mill (9/18/2017)

PM 8 will produce 30,000 metric tons of tissue annually for the away-from-home market.

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Mexico Industrial Bulk Packaging Market to Reach $357 Million by 2024 (3/17/2017)

According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research titled Industrial Bulk Packaging Market': Mexico Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024, globally the revenue generated from sales of industrial packaging has been estimated to be valued at more than $232.0 million by the end of 2016 and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2016-2024).

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VTT Explores New Use for Paper Industry Sludge and Fly Ash in Plastics (3/02/2017)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has examined, as part of the EU’s Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board industry. Laboratory tests showed that these side streams can replace up to 50% of oil-based polypropylene. They can be used as a raw material in plastic composites made using injection molding and extrusion.

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West Fraser Completes Gilman Companies Acquisition (9/07/2017)

Acquisition includes six sawmills and a finger-joint mill.

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Huhtamaki to Erect New Paper Cup Plant in Ukraine (3/09/2017)

Huhtamaki, Finland, will set up a greenfield paper cup manufacturing unit in Kiev, Ukraine. With local manufacturing, Huhtamaki will be able to better serve both its local and global customers, and help them grow.

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Burgo Contracts Andritz to Convert P&W PM at Avezzano to Brown Packaging (3/08/2017)

Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from the Italian Burgo Group to rebuild and convert its PM 2, a printing and white writing paper machine, and its approach system, into a modern brown packaging paper machine at the Avezzano mill, Italy.

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Canada’s First Biomass Torrefaction Plant Begins Commercialization of Products (3/01/2017)

This week, Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que., Canada. The industrial size demonstration plant, which required around C$10 million in public and private investments for its design, construction, and startup, showcases the latest biomass torrefaction technology, called CarbonFX™. This unique, revolutionary technology, designed by Airex Energy, significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions for many industries still using coal or coal by-products.

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