Paper360 - May/June 2013 - (Page 6)
…in case you missed it in TAPPI’s weekly electronic newsletter
The first state-of-the-art tissue machine in
Morocco started up in November 2012 at Jeesr
Industries in Berrechid, close to Casablanca.
The Metso Advantage DCT 100+ line came
on stream according to plan and has been
producing high quality paper from the very start.
Catalyst Paper will sell its approximately 50
percent interest in Powell River Energy Inc.
and Powell River Energy Limited Partnership
to Powell River Energy Trust, a Brookfield
Renewable Energy affi liate, for $33 million.
Clearwater Paper will gradually close
its Thomaston, Ga., tissue converting and
distribution facility during 2013.
Domtar has begun production of commercial lignin at its Plymouth, N.C., mill. The
company has also acquired Xerox’s U.S. and
Canadian paper and print media business.
Fortress Paper is selling its subsidiary, Dresden Papier, to Glatfelter for
P.H. Glatfelter is partnering with
DreamWeaver International to develop and
manufacture the next generation of high performance and affordable separators targeted
for energy storage devices such as lithium-ion
batteries and ultra capacitors.
Grigiškes will install a new tissue
machine in Lithuania.
Ilim’s new paper machine, built as part of
the Big Koryazhma investment project, made
paper for the first time in March.
Resolute Forest Products will idle a
newsprint machine at its Calhoun mill in
RockTenn will lay off 119 workers and
management at its Burlington corrugated
SCA and Sappi Fine Paper Europe
have formed a joint venture in the field of
wood sourcing in Germany that will be called
Södra will divest the Tofte chemical pulp
mill in Norway.
ST Tissue started up its converted
recycled tissue machine at the former
International Paper uncoated freesheet paper
mill in Franklin, Va.
Tembec will sell its Skookumchuck,
B.C. NBSK pulp mill to Paper Excellence for
The Newark Group completed a
$186 million refi nancing transaction. In
addition, all paperboard mills of the group
have been granted FSC certification.
UPM has received the Sustainability
Award 2013 for Breakthrough Innovation
in Technology in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Wausau Paper has signed a non-binding
Letter of Intent to sell its specialty paper business to a new company (NewCo) to be formed
and controlled by investment funds sponsored by KPS Capital Partners L.P. Wausau
had earlier closed their technical specialty
paper mill in Brainerd, Minnesota.
ABB will upgrade the paper quality control
system of LWC4 at the SCA Ortviken paper
mill in Sweden.
• Has rebuilt PM2’s dryer section at Smurfit
Kappa’s Hoya mill, Germany.
• Has started up the rebuilt board machine
at A. Merati & C. Cartiera di Laveno, Italy.
• Will supply a High Energy Recovery Boiler
and further environmental technologies
for Mondi mills in Slovakia, Sweden, and
the Czech Republic.
• Delivered the PrimeDry Steel Yankee to
the Zellstoff Pöls AG mill in Austria.
Honeywell opened its new regional
Automation College in Hanoi, Vietnam.
• Will convert Blue Paper’s LWC machine
in Strasbourg, France, to packaging
• Started up the complete containerboard
production line B9 at Amcor Packaging’s
Botany mill in Sydney, Australia.
• Will supply Hyogo Pulp Industries with a
pulp drying line for its mill in Tanigawa,
• Opened a new automation service center
in Ratchaburi, Thailand.
• Will supply biomass power plant to
Bioenergeticheskaya Kompaniya, Russia.
• Has launched CoteCondor, a new polyurethane roll cover for blade coater backing
• Started up Clearwater Paper’s Advantage
THRU-AIR (TAD) tissue machine in
Shelby, North Carolina.
• Will provide two complete tissue production lines for the Turkish Hayat Kimya A.S.
at the company’s new mill sites near the
city of Alabuga, Tatarstan, in Russia, and
in the city of Mersin in southern Turkey.
• Inaugurated the world’s largest biomass
gasification plant inaugurated in Vaasa,
• Will supply a complete tissue production line for Syktyvkar Tissue Group in
Tscotec started up 10 tissue machines over
a three month period, in three different
• Has started up the new TM7 tissue line at
Productos Familia SCA’s Cajica, Columbia,
• Launched the NanoPro roll cover for
• Now offers complete pulp drying machines,
from headbox to the cross cutter and bale
Wrapmation launched its first Android
app to provide access to its TRAQ Manager
roll tracking system on all Android-running
tablets and phones.
• Won Cascades 2012 Sustainable Supplier
• Announced full commercial availability
of SMART® 5.0 Technology
• Announced a 350 ton global press felt
Stephen Dunmead has joined SchweitzerMauduit International as COO.
Yvon Pelletier has been named president
of Fortress Paper’s dissolving pulp business,
Mario Plourde will succeed
Alain Lemaire as CEO of Cascades, effective
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2013
Over the Wire . . . News Summary
The 2013 TAPPI Award Winners
Successful Asset Management in the Paper Industry from an OEM Point of View
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Managing the Risk of Fire and Explosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Broadening the Availability of Carbon Fibers with Lignin
TAPPISAFE Through the Eyes of a Labor Attorney
Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp
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Paper360 - May/June 2013