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Using Pulp from Plants Could Make Packaging More Earth-Friendly (8/31/2016)

According to a report this week by Voice of America (Washington, D.C., USA), the average American throws away approximately 84 kilos of plastic every year, and much of it ends up in the ocean, according to the marine research group, Algalita. Almost half is tossed away after just one use.

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SCA Global Survey Reveals Americans Hygiene Concerns (10/21/2016)

Even in the U.S., hygiene challenges can persist due to lack of understanding and resources. SCA reminds people about importance of personal and hand hygiene during global handwashing day.

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Pöyry Gets Permitting, Pre-Engineering for Sun Paper Bio-Refining in Arkansas (8/30/2016)

Shandong Sun Paper (China) Industry Joint Stock Co., (Arkadelphia, Ark., USA) has recently awarded Pöyry with the environmental permitting and pre-engineering services assignment for a new bio-refining mill project in Arkansas.

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Sofidel Startup of Two Valmet NTT Tissue Machines in Ohio Set for 2018 (10/11/2015)

Sofidel, Italy, announced this past week that it will startup two new Valmet (Finland) Advantage NTT 200 machines at its new mill under construction in Circleville, Ohio, USA, in the third quarter of 2018. The announcement was made by Sofidel CEO Luigi during a presentation at the Tissue Seminar during the RISI North American Conference in San Diego, Calif., USA.

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USDA Now Allows Organic Certification for Industrial Hemp (8/30/2016)

Hemp Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., USA, executives see more opportunity for its industrial hemp processing facility and milling operation, in Spring Hope, N.C., now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will reverse its position and will allow organic certification of industrial hemp crops grown in compliance with Sec. 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill.

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Evergreen to Introduce Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-Based Polyethylene (8/22/2016)

Evergreen Packaging (Memphis, Tenn., USA) has recently announced the introduction of a fully renewable polyethylene cup stock. This product, which was developed for both hot and cold applications, is designed to reflect continued commitment to the use of renewable resources and reinforces the company's expertise in custom co-extrusion barrier technology.

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Von Drehle Starts up First Valmet NTT Tissue Machine in U.S. (10/10/2016)

Von Drehle Corp., headquartered in Hickory, N.C., USA, has started up the first Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine in the U.S. at its new tissue mill in Natchez, Miss. A full feature report on this machine and von Drehle’s Natchez operations is published in the current issue of TAPPI’s Tissue360o magazine.

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U.S. Energy Department Funds Agenda 2020-Sponsored Project to Increase Fiber Yield (8/31/2016)

An Agenda 2020 (Washington, D.C., USA)-sponsored effort to improve pulping is among 13 projects designated for $3.8 million total funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through a program designed to spur the use of high-performance supercomputers to increase U.S. industrial energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.

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PCMC to Inaugurate New Facilities in Italy Next Week (10/05/2016)

PCMC (Paper Converting Machine Company Italia S.p.A.), Diecimo (Lucca), Italy, part of the U.S. multinational Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, Mo., USA), next Wednesday, (October 12, 2016) will inaugurate its new facilities in Fornaci di Barg, Italy. The new facilities culminate PCMC’s business activities that began in 1919. The company’s turnover today exceeds EUR 50 million.

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Northern Manitoba's First Nations Want Soon-to-be-Shuttered Tolko P&P Mill (8/31/2016)

According to a report this week by the CBC (Ottawa, Canada) Northern Manitoba's First Nations want to take ownership of the soon-to-be-shuttered Tolko pulp and paper mill in The Pas.

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Boise Paper Launches New Digital Papers Program (2/28/2018)

Boise Paper creates new program to deliver rolls and sheets, tested and guaranteed to run on digital equipment.

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China Papermaking Industry Maintains Rapid Growth (10/19/2016)

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has added the Research Report on China Papermaking Industry, 2017-2021 report to its offering.

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Wingate Partners Sells Dunn Paper (8/29/2016)

Wingate Partners, Dallas, Texas, USA, a private equity firm, has completed the sale of its portfolio company, Dunn Paper Inc. to Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Dunn is a producer of made-to-order specialty papers and tissues for food packaging and consumer product markets.

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Carthage Specialty Paperboard Investing $2 Million in Renovations (8/29/2016)

According to a report this past week by WYNC (Watertown, N.Y., USA) there's good news to report from local Carthage Specialty Paperboard. The company plans to invest more than $2 million in renovations to upgrade its manufacturing facility and increase product quality and gain production efficiencies.

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Recovering and Recycling Paper has Saved Energy (10/20/2016)

The recovery, or recycling, of paper and paperboard in the U.S. has increased from 34% of supply in 1990 to 67% of supply in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administation (EIA), Washington, D.C., USA. Most of this recovered paper is consumed in the U.S., but some is exported. Based on data from the American Forest and Paper AssociationAmerican Forest and Paper Association, domestic consumption of recovered paper at U.S. mills increased to 31 million tons in 2015, while net recovered paper exports increased to 21 million tons.

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Catalyst Commissions Valmet Advanced Boiler Control Application at Rumford (10/14/2016)

Valmet's advanced boiler control application for optimized combustion has been successfully commissioned at Catalyst Paper's Rumford Mill in Maine, USA. The new combustion management application optimizes the performance of the paper mill's fluidized bed boiler units 6 and 7.

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Global Pulpwood Prices Rise (10/11/2016)

Wood fiber costs currently account for almost 60% of the cash costs when manufacturing wood pulp. Prices for both wood chips and pulp logs have trended downward for a long time, but this came to an abrupt halt in the 2Q/16 when the softwood price index rose 2.3% and the hardwood price index increased 3.7% from the 1Q/16, according to the latest Wood Resource Quarterly, Seattle, Wash., USA.

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MPS Appoints Fox New President, North America (2/21/2018)

Tim Fox brings a lot of experience in general management, sales, and service, and will be responsible to further grow MPS' North American organization.

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Toscotec Opens New Facility for Large-Diameter Steel Yankee Dryers (10/06/2016)

Toscotec , Lucca, Italy, has opened a new facility in  Massa, Italy (50 km from Lucca) dedicated to the complete production cycle of TT SYD steel yankee dryers. The Massa location was chosen because of its easy seaport access for quick overseas shipments.

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Ampac Improves Anti-Fog Technology for Fresh Produce Packaging (10/18/2016)

Ampac, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, a division of ProAmpac, has engineered an improved anti-fog technology for film used in fresh produce packaging.

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