Paper360 - January/February 2016 - (Page 8)

...in case you missed it in TAPPI's weekly electronic newsletter Pulp & Paper International Magazine Merges into Paper360º In October, it was announced that RISI's Pulp & Paper International magazine would be merged into TAPPI's Paper360° magazine. The resulting publication will combine the strengths of both and will provide readers with the industry's most comprehensive coverage of the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries. The magazine will be managed by TAPPI under the banner of Paper360°, which will now include editorial support and content from RISI, including such popular features as the Top 50 Power List, Top 100 paper manufacturers, awards coverage, and market trends and viewpoints. UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation Awards More Than $600,000 in Scholarships The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation (UMPPF) awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships during its 2015 annual Fall Scholarship Banquet, for a total of more than $600,000 in scholarships awarded during 2015. Scholarships went to 91 students enrolled in the College of Engineering majoring in chemical, mechanical, electrical, biological and civil engineering. Students must complete at least two semesters of co-op or internship in the pulp and paper industry and will graduate with nearly a year's worth of experience in their field. UMPPF will also contribute nearly $200,000 to UMaine in the form of student programming, recruiting support, graduate student stipends and faculty research support in pulp and paper. The contribution will also help facilitate the "Consider Engineering" program, a residential summer camp offered free to high school juniors. NEWS MANUFACTURERS Fibria has structured all financing for the Horizonte 2 Project, which will expand production capacity at its Três Lagoas, Brazil, mill. Georgia-Pacific will donate $365,000 in cash and paper products to the Kids in Need Foundation. Metsä Board is investing EUR 38 million in an extrusion coating line and related infrastructure at its Husum, Sweden, mill. The Portucel Soporcel group has officially opened two new capital projects at its industrial complexes in Cacia and Vila Velha de Ródão tissue mills in Portugal, representing 8 Paper360º JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 a total investment of EUR 95.3 million. It will also invest an additional EUR 120 million (through 2017) for a new tissue production line at its Cacia mill. Resolute Forest Products has acquired Atlas Paper Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of at-home and away-fromhome tissue products, including recycled and virgin paper grades. Niederauker Muehle is considering purchase of Norske Skog's LWC Walsum mill. SCA will acquire Wausau Paper for $513 million to strengthen the company's presence in North America. Shandong Sun Paper is considering a new fluff pulp mill in south Arkansas. SUPPLIERS AkzoNobel has opened a new $10 million research, development and innovation center in Strongsville, OH, to support the company's packaging businesses. Andritz will supply production technologies and equipment for the extension of SCA's Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden. Barry-Wehmiller will acquire the operations of Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, including POEM (W+D) operations in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, along with the U.S. subsidiary, W+D North America, and the Malaysian subsidiary, W+D Asia Pacific. BASF is combining its water solutions and paper chemicals businesses to form a www.tappi.org http://www.tappi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2016

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Outlook 2016
The Changing Face of Cuba
Resolute Announcement a Sign of Tissue’s Future?
A Bamboo Tissue Project in China
German Mill Pumps Up Performance
Stop Swapping Your Pumps and Start Testing Them Instead
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Consolidation Watch
Knowing Human Performance – Growing a Culture
Association News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - January/February 2016

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