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Pulp & Paper News

  • Contego Packaging to sell its food and beverage cartons business to Graphic Packaging
  • UPM Raflatac opens new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • US containerboard inventories drop 92,400 tons to 32-year October low
  • Hengan to build eight 60,000 tonne/yr tissue PMs in China
  • China’s Shandong Dongshun orders five 16,000 tonne/yr tissue PMs

Wood & Timber News

  • Industry veteran passes
  • Tembec losses increase in latest quarter
  • RenewaFUEL back in the game again, this time producing "carbon products" from wood biomass [From the web]

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Blog

I have seen the future

Mark Rushton, Editor, Pulp & Paper International Magazine, RISI

Power and energy - in all its shapes and sizes - is going to be instrumental to this industry going forward, and I recently unearthed all sorts of new things, some of which are mind-bogglingly ambitious in their scale and application.  Read more

Feature

North American CEO of the Year: Richard Garneau, Resolute Forest Products

Graeme Rodden, Executive Editor, Pulp & Paper International magazine

Now that creditor protection proceedings are behind it, the company has seized the opportunity to transform the organization. Transform into what? Garneau is straightforward when he says, "We want to make money." Read more

Fourth Annual RISI Indian Seminar

Don't miss the Early Bird deadline!

Time is running out for you to save on registration fees. Early Bird deadline ends on Friday, November 23 so register soon.

Register today.

This year's Keynote Speech "India Engaged" presented by Yogesh Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO, Ballarpur Industries Limited is sure to provide the information necessary to grow your business.

Read more about the program.

Tech Channels

Automation & IT

  • Metso introduces new pulp analyzer to help papermakers predict paper properties
  • WI-based paper converter Dura-Fibre installs reporting and data collection softwares from Operon Systems

Chemicals

  • Momentive Specialty Chemicals 3Q 2012 results: operating income down 50% from year ago to $51 million
  • BASF to build new emulsion polymers production plant for coatings, construction, adhesives and paper industries in Freeport, Texas

Papermaking

  • Cutting through the foam - Part II
  • Metso to supply four tissue production lines to Hengan Group in China

Mill Maintenance/ Upgrades

  • PMT Italia to rebuild sack kraft and testliner PM1 at United Paper Industries in Kuwait
  • Andritz-supplied fibrous reject compacting line starts up at SAICA's El Burgo de Ebro mill in Zaragoza, Spain

Power & Energy

  • Norpac, Longview Fibre recognized by state of Washington for energy conservation projects [From the web]
  • CPI raises concern over cumulative effects of government energy, carbon and environmental policies on UK's paper-based industries

Pulping

  • Metso introduces new pulp analyzer to help papermakers predict paper properties
  • FITNIR Analyzers partners with FPInnovations for rapid measurement, technology transfer of pulp properties

Environment

  • Smurfit Kappa receives PPI Award in Advances and Innovation in Sustainable Packaging category for innovative Eco Tray
  • Amcor commended by CDP for its approach to disclosure of climate change information

Transportation

  • October US-Canada pulp and paper rail freight down 2.5% from year ago, lumber up 12.3%; latest weekly p&p volume drops 5.4%
  • Forest products logistics resilient, lucky after Hurricane Sandy

Tissue

  • Andritz to supply four tissue machines with steel yankees to Hengan Group in China; start-up scheduled for 2014
  • Metsä Tissue completes statutory negotiations in its Finnish units; to axe 19 jobs

Featured Content

The PPI Top 100 - M&A's create a stir

Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Annie Zhu, Remi Lees and Liv Zhong

International Paper kept the top ranking again with sales of pulp, paper, converting and merchanting operations reaching more than $26 billion. SCA jumped into the Top 5 and RockTenn moved into the Top 20 with the completion of the Smurfit-Stone takeover. Read more.

Online Feature

Embracing innovation - PPI Awards 2012 Finalists

Ken Norris, Contributing Editor, Pulp & Paper International

The finalists for the PPI Awards 2012 have been announced and the shortlist of potential winners reveal a vast array of new products, strategies and opportunities that pulp and paper companies are creating for the worldwide marketplace, and catching the imagination of the pulp and paper industry around the world.. Read more

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