Paper360 - May/June 2015 - (Page 8)
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Specialty chemical company Archroma has received FDA approval for the use of its
new Cartaguard® KST in the manufacture of paper and board for food packaging.
The highly efficient and effective oil, grease and water resistance additive is also
compliant with the recommendations of the German BfR XXXVI for use as a surface
refining and coating agent in paper and board intended for food contact applications.
The newly launched Cartaguard® KST liquid is based on a cationic C6 fluoropolymer which excels at providing a strong and long-lasting barrier to grease and water.
Its performance properties and environmental profile make it particularly suitable
for use in both size press and wet end applications to produce fast food boxes and
wrappers, soup cube boxes, butter wrap and oil bottle labels. It is also suitable for
use in production of molded pulp plates, cups, etc., and in pet food packaging.
Cartaguard® KST is approved by the US Federal Food and Drug Administration
under 21 CFR 176.170 for use as a grease resistance treatment employed prior to, or
after sheet formation for paper and paperboard.
Andritz has successfully started up the PM18 tissue machine for the Hengan Group,
one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of hygiene and sanitary products.
The PrimeLineST W8 tissue machine, installed in the Changde mill, is the 11th
tissue machine Andritz has supplied to the Hengan Group. It has a design speed of
2,000 m/min and a width of 5.6 m.
This machine, as well as PM17, which was also delivered by Andritz and started up
in September 2014, are both equipped with an 18-foot steel Yankee dryer combined
with a steam hood to minimize drying energy costs. The scope of supply also included
the complete stock preparation plant and
the automation system.
Asia Pulp & Paper has made moderate
progress toward meeting its forest conservation commitments, according to a Rainforest
Alliance independent evaluation.
Doubletree Paper Mills started up a
new state-of-the-art water treatment for
their expanded manufacturing operation
in Gila Bend, Arizona, in 2014. Doubletree
purifies groundwater and recycles wastewater with reverse osmosis for use in its paper
Fortress Paper CEO Chad Wasilenkoff
said in an article that the purchase of the
pulp mill at Thurso, Que., was a bad decision.
Georgia-Pacific's Palatka, Fla., operation will invest approximately $70 million
to modernize equipment in the power
Global Packaging will expand its
Richmond County, N.C., manufacturing
plant, hiring 33 new workers and investing
more than $13 million in the facility over
the next five years.
Hokuetsu Kishu Paper, Japan's fifth
largest paper maker, is planning to acquire
Canadian pulp producer Alberta-Pacfic
Forest Industries from current owners, Mitsubishi Corp. and Oji Holdings,
according to a story in the Nikkei Asian
Resolute Forest Products will permanently close PM 9 at its mill in Alma, Que.
Sappi will build a pilot-scale plant
for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands
Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the
Netherlands. It will be operational within
SCA inaugurated its first manufacturing facility for tissue and personal care
products in India.
Smurfit Kappa Benelux, a subsidiary of
Smurfit Kappa, will purchase the European
and Mexican operations of Hexacomb, a subsidiary of Packaging Corporation of America.
UPM has reduced work-related accidents by 70 percent in three years.
WEPA International GmbH, Germany,
has acquired 100 percent ownership of
Lucart s.p.a.'s (Italy) Lucart France SAS
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2015
Over the Wire
An Interview with James Hannan
Special Capabilities at Lincoln Paper
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Dewatering Fibrous Sludge with Soy Protein
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2015