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coated paper production base in the Donghai Island District. Laibin ZhengFa Paper, Ltd. began construction of a 100,000 tpy tissue paper production line that will use mainly bagasse and some wood pulp. Orient Paper Inc., Baoding, Hebei, China, has launched its new 360,000 metric tpy corrugating medium paper production line. Qingshan Paper recently started a US $74 million, 96,000 tpy dissolving pulp line; the first, largest and most advanced pulping project in its kind in China. Yong Tai Group started up a 4.3 meter, 200,000 ton/year paper machine. Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co. has successfully started up the PM1 fine paper production line at its greenfield pulp and paper mill in Zhanjiang City, China. Metso: • Will supply the world’s first commercial installation of LignoBoost technology to Domtar’s Plymouth N.C. pulp mill. • Will supply Mälarenergi’s CHP plant in Västerås, Sweden, with the world’s largest recovered fuel fired boiler. • Successfully started up PM 11 for Saica Containerboard at Partington, near Manchester in the U.K. • Will supply a complete Advantage tissue machine for Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico. • Will rebuild the hardwood Kraft fiber line at Daio Paper’s Mishima mill, Japan. • Has sold its Valkeakoski, Finland-based workshop and related equipment and screen basket manufacturing to MSP Engineering Oy and Hanlog Oy. Pöyry’s Green Mill Index has helped evaluate the environmental sustainability of Propapier’s PM 2 mill site in Germany. Toscotec purchased Milltech, the Luccabased supplier of advanced solutions for drying to the paper industry. Voith will supply a tissue machine to SCA Hygiene Products GmbH Paper at the company’s Kostheim site near Mainz, Germany.
Fortress Paper completed conversion of the former kraft mill at Thurso, Que., to dissolving pulp production. Fortress will also acquire the non operating pulp mill at Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Que.—which it will convert to dissolving pulp— and restart a 30 megawatt non-operating cogeneration facility at the site.
Catalyst Paper has obtained creditor protection after failing to reach a deal with a union at its Crofton mill. Kimberly-Clark will permanently close its pulp mill at Everett, Wash. Knauf Danogips will permanently close the Inlands gypsum wallboard facing mill in Lilla Edet, Sweden. M-real has closed the coated fine paper machine at the Äänekoski, Finland, mill. Nippon Paper will shut down production facilities at its Iwakuni Mill, Japan. RockTenn will open a new 150,000 sq ft single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, TN, to complement their other single-stream recycling plants in Chattanooga and Knoxville. SCA has divested their packaging operations, excluding the two kraftliner mills in Sweden, to DS Smith for EUR 1.7 billion. St. Mary’s Paper was forced into receivership on Dec. 30, after its insurer discontinued coverage. UPM will permanently close its unprofitable Albbruck paper mill in BadenWürttemberg, Germany. Walzmühle AG will acquire the premium paper business of M-real Zanders GmbH at Düren, Germany. CHINA NEWS: (Provided by China Pulp and Paper Magazine) Fushun Mining Group has successfully started up a new PrimeLine tissue machine. Guanhao High-tech Specialty and Coated Paper Company, Ltd. inaugurated construction of a new US $1.2 billion specialty/
ABB: • Has introduced new Weight xP extended profiling actuators. • Will upgrade automation at DS Smith Paper’s Kemsley Mill in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. • Has signed a five-year maintenance and efficiency improvement contract with Nampak Corrugated at the company’s Rosslyn paper mill, Pretoria, South Africa. ABK Group has set up a new company, ABK Italia S.p.A. (former Over Meccanica S.p.A.), in Verona, Italy. AkzoNobel will build an €80 million pulp chemical island facility in Brazil to be operated by Eka Chemicals and supply the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill. Andritz: • Will supply steel Yankee cylinders to Doh-Ei (Japan) and LLC Pulp Invest (Russia). • Is collaborating with ZeaChem Inc. on the production of cellulosic biofuels and bio-based chemicals. Celanese has acquired the Vinac and Flexbond product lines from Ashland, to support the growth of its emulsion polymers business.
Rick Dwyer and Mike Haws have been appointed as new managing directors of Sappi Fine Paper’s Cloquet Mill in Cloquet, Minn. and Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, respectively. Thomas J. Garland resigned as President and CEO of PaperWorks Industries, Inc. Mika Joukio, head of M-real Corp.’s (Finland) Consumer Packaging Business Area, has been appointed the new CEO of Metsä Tissue Corp. of Finland. James C. Tyrone has been named EVP, Commercial Operations and Business Development, NewPage. Matthew L. Urmanski has been named SVP - Tissue, and Michael R. Wildenberg to the position of SVP - Tissue Strategy, for Wausau Paper. L a r s Wi nter w i l l succeed Ol a Hildingsson as CEO of Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2012
Setpoint GLENN OSTLE
Over the Wire . . . News Summary
Asian Innovation on the Rise
SPECIAL FEATURE: Tissue Industry
North America Shifts to Specialization
A Measured Success
Aligning Rolls in a Paper Machine Winder
Sappi Biberist Tests a New Inline Sensor to Control OBAs and Colors
TAPPI JOURNAL summaries
Process Control for Stickies
An Innovative Yankee Coating Program
Biopolymers in Papermaking
Best Practices in Product Development
Employee Work Restrictions Challenge Human Resources
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Paper360 - March/April 2012