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8. PETER OSWALD
MONDI
With former Mondi CEO David Hathorn retiring,
Vienna-based Oswald has taken over the reins at
the packaging and paper giant. Former winner of
the RISI European CEO of the Year and Global CEO
of the Year Awards, Oswald has acted in various
roles at Mondi since joining in 1992 and has been serving as executive
director and CEO of the Europe & International division since January
2008. Mondi recently announced that it is set to continue growing
its packaging business through investments in its existing divisions
and evaluating acquisitions "anywhere between Germany and eastern
Europe and Russia."
9. MARCELLO CASTELLI
FIBRIA
The world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer
(and market pulp producer) has announced it is
moving forward the expected date for the completion and startup of the Horizonte 2 Project to build
a second pulp production line at its unit in Três
Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Previously scheduled for the fourth
quarter of 2017, the mill is now slated to start operations in September. In
February, construction began on the intermodal terminal in Aparecida
do Taboado, Mato Grosso do Sul, which will distribute the pulp produced
by the new mill in Três Lagoas to the Macuco Terminal at the Port of
Santos in São Paulo, which also is already under construction. However,
Fibria may take significant downtime at its Aracruz mill after ramping
up a new pulp line at Três Lagoas. After the startup, Fibria may reduce
market BEK output at its Aracruz mill by between 100,000 to 300,000
metric tons on a yearly basis.
10. CHRISTIAN FISCHER
GEORGIA-PACIFIC
Following in the footsteps of Jim Hannan, who
has been promoted within Koch Industries, cannot be easy, but Fischer has long experience with
GP, most recently as executive vice president of the
packaging and cellulose units. The company just
announced that it will spend US$400 million for a new TAD machine,
GP's fifth. It will be focused on growing the firm again in the private
label sector; start-up is set for 2019. Estimates put the GP share of the
US private label market at roughly 15-20 percent, based on RISI's latest
Outlook for World Tissue Business Forecast.
11. TONY SMURFIT
SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP
Smurfit Kappa is a giant in packaging that
continues to grow under Smurfit's leadership,
even in at time of rising raw material costs and
currency volatility-particularly stemming from
its Americas operations. Figures for 2016 report
that growth is approaching 3 percent in Europe (excluding Germany)

and 1 percent across all operations, with pre-tax profit increasing by
9 percent. Last year the group completed a number of acquisitions
in the Americas, including two integrated corrugated packaging
companies in Brazil, Industria de Embalagens Santana (INPA) and
Paema Embalagens in Brazil, and the Scope Packaging sheet plant
and Empire Packaging & displays in the US, which helped see corrugated volumes surge by 20 percent in the region. The company also
acquired the UK's Saxon Packaging business last year.
12. RAYMOND LEE
LEE & MAN
One of the largest containerboard manufacturers in China, Lee &
Man continues to become a major force in the industry with total sales
in 2016 of 5.3 million metric tons and an annual profit increase of 22.7
percent. The company is continuing expansion into Southeast Asian
markets with the startup of its operations in Hau Giang, Vietnam,
which will add another 400,000 metric tons of output. It is also
starting up another 400,000 metric ton machine at its Jiangxi plant
this year, which will push its production over the 6 million tpy mark.
Lee & Man has also successfully entered the tissue market, where it
is producing around 355,000 tpy, with plans to virtually double that
production in the near future with the start-up of six new tissue
production lines.
13. RICHARD GARNEAU
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS
Facing some tough issues-including countervailing lumber duties as well as duties on supercalendered paper imposed by the US on some
Canadian producers-Garneau continues to
battle. In a major change of pace for the company
known for newsprint and lumber, Resolute managed to successfully
start up its first tissue machine at the Calhoun, TN, mill. Garneau
was also recognized by the Montreal Economic Institute with the John
Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise for his fight against Greenpeace.
14. LI HONGXIN
SUN PAPER
Chinese company Sun Paper continues to
grow and diversify into other areas and grades.
Traditionally a large graphic paper producer in
China, it has recently diversified into recycled
containerboard with the start-up of two 500,000
tpy machines at its Zoucheng site. It has recently announced that it
will add another 800,000 tpy of capacity at the same site. The firm
also recently announced that it is bringing a 200,000 tpy specialty
paper unit online at its flagship mill in Yanzhou city, Shandong
province. Elsewhere, the company has applied for permits for the
planned pulp and bio-refining mill in Arkansas as a dissolving
pulp facility. It is also going ahead with building a new pulp mill in
Laos, complete with a swing line capable of producing 300,000 tpy
of bleached hardwood kraft pulp or 250,000 tpy of dissolving pulp,
starting up mid-2018.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Euroports Extends Its Reach
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Ensuring a Tight Load
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Riding the Rails
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 43
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 51
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 59
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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