Paper360 - January/February 2010 - (Page 7)

…in case you missed it in TAPPI’s weekly electronic newsletter GENERAL Global sawlog prices jumped almost 8% in the third quarter of 2009 because of improved lumber markets in the U.S. and Europe, according to Wood Resource Quarterly. In the third quarter, the Global Sawlog Price Index had the highest quarter-toquarter jump in its 15-year history and increased for the third straight quarter reaching just over US$ 73 per cubic meter. The wood pellet industry in North America has grown six-fold since 2004, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. The dramatic expansion has resulted in higher costs for sawdust and wood chips in the regions with the greatest growth, including Western U.S. and Canada. SCA will sell its Italian Pratovecchio facility and paper machine to Cartiera Carma, and will invest SEK 500 million in a new lime kiln at its Ostrand pulp mill, Timra, Sweden. Smurfit-Stone is aiming to emerge from Chapter 11 protection in early Spring 2010. Stora Enso has become the first paper and packaging company to sign the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate that encourages sustainable water strategies. Tembec will sell its newsprint mill in Pine Falls, Manitoba, which has been idled since September due to a labor dispute. UPM will invest GBP 17 million in a materials recovery facility at its Shotton paper mill in North Wales. U.K. Weyerhaeuser will convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT), most likely in 2010. • will provide CMPC Celulosa S.A. with approximately EUR 60 million in new energy and pulping technology for two of its mills in Chile. Papertech will develop, manufacture and commercialize globally the licensed products under the Champion Patents, including the full range of WebVision web monitoring and inspection solutions. Tieto has conducted a study prior to implementation of a mission-critical supply chain solution for Korsnäs AB, cartonboard and paper producer. They have also supplied a system to Billerud for the rough planning of production at their mills. Voith will provide a complete paper machine to Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper, Zhumadian, China, for the production of copy and offset papers. MANUFACTURERS Ahlstrom Corp will close a paper machine for filtration materials at its Barcelona, Spain, mill. International Paper and Fibria (formerly Votorantim Celulose e Papel of Brazil) have agreed to extend IP’s option to January 31, 2013, to build a second uncoated freesheet paper machine at the Tres Lagoas mill site in Brazil. Domtar will dismantle its permanently closed Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, pulp mill. Glatfelter will purchase Concert Industries, a supplier of absorbent cellulose-based airlaid non-woven materials with facilities in Gatineau, Que., Canada, and Falkenhagen, Brandenburg, Germany. M-real will close two specialty paper machines and streamline organizations at its Zanders Gohrsmühle and Reflex mills in Germany. Sappi Fine Paper Europe will permanently close its Kangas paper mill in Finland in early 2010. PEOPLE Ofer Bloch has been elected the new CEO of Hadera Paper, Israel, replacing Avi Brener who is retiring. Tom Gestrich, senior VP and president, International Paper Asia, retired at the end of December. In a related move, Paul Brown, currently VP, Asia, has been named president, IP Asia. Patrick J. Moore will retire as chairman and CEO of Smurfit Stone Container Corp within one year following the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings. Joe Nemeth has been named president and CEO of Canfor Pulp Holding Inc., effective May 1, 2010, following the retirement of Paul Richards. Sven Ombudstvedt has been named new CEO of Norske Skog, Lysaker, Norway. SUPPLIERS ABB will transfer manufacturing of its Web Inspection Systems from Helsinki, Finland, to a new factory currently under construction in Shanghai, China. Andritz will supply a High Energy Recovery Boiler and an evaporation plant for CMPC’s pulp mill in Laja, Chile. Total value is approximately 100 MEUR and start up is scheduled for early 2012. Metso: • will supply a complete tissue production line to Hayat Kimya A.S., Yeniköy, Turkey, including an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine. Start-up is planned for 4Q10. • will reduce its workforce in Pori, Finland by 80 people, and another 239 people in Sweden at the company’s Sundsvall, Karlstad, and Hagfors/ Solna locations. For more information check TAPPI’s “Over the Wire” is free to TAPPI members. Paper360º January/February 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2010

Paper360 - January/February 2010
Over the Wire
Outlook: North America 2010
Confronting the Carbon Challenge
Improve Your Energy Efficiency
Feature: Paper Machine Clothing
Around the Industry
Association News
Improving Print Performance
Tracking Tension
Dateline: London
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - January/February 2010