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Solenis Launches Biofilm Detection & Control for Industrial Cooling Water Systems (3/09/2017)

Solenis’ ClearPoint Biofilm Detection & Control solution safeguards against biofilm threat to help reduce water usage and energy consumption while prolonging asset life and improving facility production.

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Fairmont Supply Appoints Fichiera New CEO (9/13/2017)

Paul Fichiera will be based out of Fairmont's corporate headquarters (Pittsburgh Area) and will be responsible for the overall management and growth of the company and its subsidiaries.

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Kotkamills Appoints Kettunen Director, Barrier Board (9/11/2017)

Saila Kettunen will be responsible for the company’s global barrier board business.

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Elopak Launches Pure-Pak Cartons with Natura LifeT by Stora Enso (9/01/2017)

New paperboard retains natural brown color of the wood fibers and has a visible fiber structure.

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Global Coated Paper Market to Grow at 3.2 to 3.4% CAGR 2016-2020 (3/16/2017)

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has announced the addition of the Global Coated Paper Market: Trends Analysis and Forecasts up to 2022 report to its offering, The global coated paper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% to 3.4% during the forecast period of 2016 to 2022.

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Archroma Color Finder Helps Papermakers Find Exact Shade Needed (9/22/2017)

For each colorant, Archroma shows the CIELAB values, product performance (such as water-fastness, light-fastness, backwater, etc.), food-contact approvals, application recommendations, eco-label status, and offers shade card downloads.

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Andritz to Open World’s Most Modern R&D Center for Tissue (9/06/2017)

Center in Austria has a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, including laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes in the tissue sector.

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Nexgen Packaging Appoints Welch President (9/21/2017)

In his new role, Jim Welch’s responsibilities will include overseeing global operations, strategy, and corporate development.

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Coveris Appoints Panayotopoulos Chairman and Interim CEO (9/22/2017)

Dimitri Panayotopoulos has had a very distinguished career, including 37 years at Procter & Gamble where he led multiple businesses and served as vice chairman.

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Port Townsend Paper to Invest $25 Million for Mill Upgrades (3/01/2017)

Following a series of investments in 2015 that involved $30 million for improvement projects and another $30 million for maintenance projects, Port Townsend Paper Corp., Port Townsend, Wash., USA, reported this week that it will invest an additional $25 million in capital and maintenance upgrades and improvements. The company also is evaluating several other major upgrade projects for the next few years.

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VTT Develops Stand-up Pouches from Renewable Raw Materials, Nanocellulose (3/16/2017)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches with high technical performance. High performance in both oxygen, grease, and mineral oil barrier properties has been reached by using different biobased coatings on paper substrate. The pouches exploit VTT’s patent pending high consistency enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology. 

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Veritiv Completes Acquisition of All American Containers (9/05/2017)

"The acquisition of All American Containers aligns well with our strategy of investing in higher growth and higher margin segments of our business," said Mary Laschinger, chairman and CEO of Veritiv.

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Stora Enso Carton Board Mill Using Savcor Wedge (9/13/2017)

Savcor’s Wedge Process Diagnostics System helps find possible process problems and malfunctions.

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Kraton Increases Price for Global Tall Oil Fatty Acids (3/01/2017)

Kraton Corp., Houston, Texas, USA, a global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, this week announced a general price increase of $120 per metric ton for the SYLFAT™ by Arizona Chemical Tall Oil Fatty Acids (TOFA) product line.

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Global Cellulose Fiber Market to Grow at 10% CAGR by 2021 (9/20/2017)

Global cellulose fiber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 10% through 2021 in new market report released this week.

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Star Paper Crescent Former to be Equipped with NipcoFlex T Shoe Press (3/13/2017)

Recard, Italy, and Voith, Germany, have agreed to collaborate on the equipping of a crescent former commissioned by Star Paper Mill Ltd., Abu Dhabi, with the latest-generation Voith NipcoFlex T shoe press.

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Voith's Servolution Concept Boosts Performance for Papel Aralar (8/01/2017)

Concept also reduces production downtimes, provides greater data transparency for more efficient operations on site, reduces use of resources, and improves paper quality.

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Sealed Air Acquires Brazilian Food Packaging Business (8/09/2017)

Company has acquired Deltaplam Embalagens Indústria e Comércio Ltda (Deltaplam), a family owned and operated Brazilian flexible packaging manufacturer.

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Hayat Kimya Starts up New Valmet Tissue Machine in Egypt (3/02/2017)

Hayat Kimya's Tissue Machine (TM 6) started up at the company's new mill in Egypt in mid-January. It marked the sixth successful startup based on the same team from Valmet and Hayat Kimya working together in cooperation. Valmet has previously installed five new machines and provided an extensive rebuild of Hayat's TM 1 in Izmit, in Turkey. The new line in Egypt will add 70,000 metric tons of high quality tissue to the company's current production of facial, toilet, and towel tissue.

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P&P Enzymes Market Worth $225 Million-plus by 2024 (8/10/2017)

Necessity for deinking, fibrillation, and fiber strength improvements in paper production has enhanced pulp and paper enzymes market growth.

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