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Oregon Forest Sector Day Highlights Value of Forest Sector to State Economy
AF&PA President & CEO Donna Harman said, "Oregon’s forest products sector has long applied sustainable manufacturing practices to preserve and protect the environment as it produces products that make everyday life easier. That commitment has earned the state a slot as one of the top ten forest industry employers. We hope state legislators recognize the value of that compelling story – one that in 2017 provided jobs to over 61,000 workers with an average wage of $54,200 per year and a total payroll of $3.3 billion...."
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Showcase Your Expertise at PEERS 2019
Our annual conference for Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability attracts global leaders who want to learn about the latest developments and technologies for the pulp and paper industry. Showcase your expertise in front of this influential audience. Submit your abstract by March 15, 2019.
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Andritz to Supply Custom Refurbished ATMP Line to Kabel Premium P&P in Germany
Andritz Advanced Thermo Mechanical Pulp technology is a highly optimized process design with modular process steps that ensure enhanced fiber properties at reduced energy consumption. Andritz will refurbish second-hand machines that Kabel Premium bought from a former magazine paper production line.
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ND Paper Announces Capital Upgrades at Wisconsin and Maine P&P Mills
Company will invest $300 million at Rumford, Maine, and Biron, Wis., mills. Combined, the projects will create 77 additional jobs in both states
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Weyerhaeuser to Sell Uruguay Timberlands, Manufacturing Business (6/07/2017)
Timberlands will be sold to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for $402.5 million in cash.
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Fortress Changes Company Name to Fortress Global Enterprises (1/31/2018)
With the recent sale of our Swiss security paper products business, we will now adopt a name that better reflects our company's global perspective while we continue to seek new opportunities to create shareholder value," explained Chadwick Wasilenkoff, CEO of the company.
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Ence to Raise BEKP Prices by $20/Metric Ton (1/16/2018)
Price increase becomes effective beginning Feb. 1, 2018.
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Alternatives to Toxic Phenol Compounds in Glues Developed from Softwood Tannins (1/17/2018)
Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) and the Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) are developing an industrial production method for a polyphenol extraction process as part of the SusBinders project.
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Valmet Introduces Recovery Boiler Leak Detector with Advanced Analytics (1/11/2018)
Tool enables boiler owners to detect even the smallest tube leaks in an unprecedented way, resulting in significantly improved boiler safety and reduced damage risks.
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Kraton Launches New Website (1/11/2018)
New site delivers improved user experience through a simple, clean design with enhanced features, functionality, and navigation, enabling visitors to experience Kraton's comprehensive product portfolio and innovative solutions.
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Navigator Installs Valmet Large Volume Chip Storing System at Mill in Portugal (1/11/2018)
The first GentleStore type chip storing that Valmet has delivered to Portugal, the new system replaced an existing, high energy consumption, pneumatic conveying system.
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BillerudKorsnäs Impacted by Pulpwood Shortage Due to Wet, Mild Winter (1/10/2018)
Wet and mild weather in the fall and early winter has led to a shortage of pulpwood in late 2017 and early 2018.
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Spain To Develop Blockchain Solution For Forestry Transparency (10/03/18)
According to the Block Tribune (Fernandina Beach, Fla. USA) in a Sept. 25, 2018 report, Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAMA) recently created an operating group focused on improving the traceability and efficiency of the wood supply using blockchain technology.
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Metsä Group and Itochu to Build Demo Plant for New Wood Pulp Textile Fibers (10/01/18)
Metsä Group (Helsinki, Finland) innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corp. announced on Oct. 1, 2018 they will establish a joint venture to invest approximately EUR 40 million in building and operating a test plant, with the aim to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fiber.
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Global Lyocell Fiber Market Analysis 2018-2023 (10/01/18)
A new research report (Sept. 2018) by IMARC Group (India), titled "Lyocell Fiber Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023", estimates that the global lyocell fiber market was worth around $891 Million in 2017.
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China Reports Regretting Canada's WTO Complaint on Pulp Anti-Dumping Duties (09/12/18)
China’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2018) it regretted Canada’s complaint to the World Trade Organization on its anti-dumping duties slapped on pulp imports from the North American nation.
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Fluff Pulp & Airlaid Papers, Diapers (including Adult Segment) Collective Market Expectations (09/10/18)
Airlaid Paper, according to a Sept. 7, 2018 summary of a report by 360Market Research (Pune, India) constructed with fluff pulp, is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 2.8% over the next five years, will reach 1460 million US$ in 2023, from 1230 million US$ in 2017, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research), India, study.
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Stora Enso Invests in Competence Center, Diversifying Fossil-Free Base for Biocomposites (8/17/18)
So as to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso (Helsinki, Finland) announced on Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2018) the company will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibers.
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Metsä Group’s Pulp & Bioproduct Mill Reaches Full Production Capacity (8/14/18)
Metsä Group’s (Helsinki, Finland) next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan, the company announced on Monday (Aug., 13, 2018).
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Columbia Pulp Opens Pilot Plant Producing Paper Pulp from Waste Straw in Washington (8/16/18)
Columbia Pulp (Dayton, Wash., USA) announced Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2018) that the company has completed construction on its 18,000 sq ft pilot plant in Pomeroy, Wash.
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