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Association News, Paper360º November 2008

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Spotlight: Danny Haynes

October 1, 2016

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.

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Josh Reich spotlight

November 1, 2016

“This was not the career path I originally thought I’d be on,” says TAPPI member Josh Reich. “But I’m glad I am now.”


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Member Spotlight

Victoria Korbonits is a Technical Service Consultant at Chemours, in the Fluoroproducts Business. She has a passion for problem solving, and loves to find new ways to add value for her customers and her business.

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Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association Elects New Chairman (2/02/2017)

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association (PSSMA, Coopersburg, Pa., USA, has elected Mark Ushpol, president of Mondi Industrial Bags North America, as its new chairman for 2017-2018. Ushpol has served as Mondi Industrial Bags North America’s president since August 2015.

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PCA Celebrates150th Anniversary (2/07/2017)

A six-syllable word such as sesquicentennial (ses·qui·cen·ten·ni·al/pronounced ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uhl)—a one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary—may be rare, but it’s also rare for a company to be around long enough to use it (reportedly, there are fewer than 120 public U.S.-based companies 150 years old or older). But this year marks Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA’s) 150th year, with roots that trace back to 1867, when the North Star Mill was founded in Quincy, Ill., USA.

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Mondi to Modernize, Expand Steti mill in Czech Republic (2/01/2017)

As previously reported, Mondi, South Africa, continues to assess capital investment opportunities centered on the Group’s high-quality, low-cost packaging paper assets in central Europe. In this regard, the Mondi Boards have approved the modernization and expansion of the Steti mill in the Czech Republic for a total investment of EUR 470 million, subject to obtaining approval for various tax incentives and necessary permitting.

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Suzano to Benefit from Reactivated Wisconsin Docking Site

According to a report this past week by the Green Bay Gazette (Green Bay, Wis., USA), a state grant will allow RGL Holdings to reactivate its dock on the Fox River and create 22 jobs.

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Coldwater Expands Drainage Equipment Offering with Acquisition of RPM Technologies (2/01/2017)

Coldwater Group, Atlanta, Ga., USA, this week announced the acquisition of RPM Technologies Inc., Ludlow, Mass. RPM has been a leading supplier of drainage equipment and drainage process solutions for more than 14 years with a product line that includes the patented Acu-Pulse™ and Acu-Step™ products.

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SIG Combibloc Achieves Major Sustainability Goal (2/03/2017)

Reduce CO2 emissions, promote the use of renewable resources, and thus counteract climate change—these are three of SIG Combibloc's (Switzerland) current environmental and sustainability targets. Now, the manufacturer of carton packaging and filling machines can announce an important interim goal at the start of 2017. From January onwards, all SIG Combibloc sites in Europe, South America, China, and the Asia-Pacific region will be supplied 100% with so-called “green electricity.” This electricity can be proved to come from renewable energy sources such as wind, sun, hydropower, biomass, or biogas.

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UPM to Shut 305,000 Metric TPY of Graphic Paper Capacity in Europe (2/06/2017)

UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America), Germany, reports that it has decided to close 305,000 metric tpy of graphic paper capacity in Europe. The company will permanently close PM 3 at UPM Steyrermühl, Austria (photo), and PM 2 at UPM Augsburg, Germany. The decision is based on the plan announced in November 2016.

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AF&PA Elects New Chair, Announces Officers at Winter Board Meeting (2/03/2017)

officers. Top industry leaders participated in the association’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Washington on Jan. 26, 2017.

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AkzoNobel, Three Partners Receive First Power from New Dutch Wind Farm Bouwdokken (3/21/2018)

Four companies consume a substantial amount of power in the Netherlands, and by working together they are making a significant contribution to delivering on the Netherlands' renewable energy target of 14% by 2020.

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Sonoco Announces Supplier Sustainability Award Recipients (6/16/2017)

2017 award recipients are: Bristol Global Mobility, Pro Label Inc., Superior Group, Mondi Group, and CARLSON WAGONLIT. 

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Appleton Coated to Acquire Spectra Jet Business (6/13/2017)

Since 2015, Appleton Coated has been the exclusive producer, for Spectra Jet, of Silverback3 paper, a product that utilizes Spectra Jet’s proprietary technology. 

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Sofidel Expanding in U.S. with New, Integrated Tissue Mill in Oklahoma (3/19/2018)

New $360 million mill (two tissue machines and a converting plant) in Inola will have an output of 120,000 metric tpy of toilet tissue and towels. Startup is scheduled for 2020.

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