Monthly Archives: November 2017

Värö’s Expansion for the Future

Södra Cell’s Värö mill faced a number of challenges during an expansion project unlike any other in the industry. The results? The mill is now hitting its targets and offering more choice for customers. MARK RUSHTON In 2014, Swedish market pulp giant Södra Cell decided to make big investments at all three of its mills—Värö, Mörrum, and Mönsterås— as part ...

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CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry’

CEPI’s new director general, Sylvain Lhôte, has come from outside of pulp and paper and is already deeply impressed with this great industry. Paper360° Senior Editor Europe Mark Rushton spoke to him recently at CEPI’s Brussels headquarters. MARK RUSHTON The Confederation of European Paper industries (CEPI) has been working hard on behalf of the industry—particularly in lobbying on the major ...

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RISI’s 2017 Top 50 Power List

MARK RUSHTON, GRAEME RODDEN Welcome to the 10th Top 50 Power List. Looking back through the archives to that first list all those years ago, it seems that in some ways the industry has hardly changed at all when it comes to the leading movers and shakers. In 2008, Teguh Wijaya, chairman of APP, was in the top spot, with ...

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Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport

JOHN VOZNIAK, ET. AL. In North America, truck-trailers transport approximately 70 percent of the goods on highways and roads, but not all trailers can haul paper rolls. The structural features of dry freight van trailers are designed by the trailer manufacturers to meet the requirements of each fleet’s operating environment. These requirements vary widely depending on the type of freight ...

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Riding the Rails

BNSF has invested billions to make sure that rail remains a vital part of the pulp and paper industry’s transport picture. GRAEME RODDEN Rail traffic is closely tied to the US economy. Delegates at the recent TAPPI Shipping Receiving & Warehousing (SRW) Conference heard Michael Wade, AVP, industrial products, BNSF Railway, extol the virtues of rail traffic. BNSF Railway is ...

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Ensuring a Tight Load

Preventing roll damage is critical for mills and the printers who depend on them. Here’s a look at some causes of damage and the effects. GRAEME RODDEN At the TAPPI Shipping, Receiving & Warehousing (SRW) Conference in April 2017, delegates received a printer’s view on damage from Julie Furbee, materials supervisor, LSC Communications. LSC was transitioned from well-known printer RR ...

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Extending Its Reach

Euroports will expand its hub and spoke system through southern China. GRAEME RODDEN Having established itself in China 20 years ago, Euroports is on the verge of significantly expanding its operations in the country. It will develop its hub and spoke system in central China by creating a secondary hub in Chongqing. The city is China’s largest, with 34 million ...

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Over the Wire

…in case you missed it in TAPPI’s weekly electronic newsletter MANUFACTURERS DS Smith Plc has acquired DPF Groupe, which specializes in multi-material packaging. Georgia-Pacific’s Brewton, AL, mill has completed a $388 million energy improvement project after two years of construction.  Grupo Gondi plans to build a recycled lightweight containerboard mill in Mexico with capacity to produce more than 350,000 metric ...

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The Movers and Shakers

Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org As you probably inferred from the big red logo on the cover, this magazine is called Paper360°. I think it’s a great moniker because in one short phrase it gets to the heart of the publication’s mission: to give readers a full-circle view of the industry, its people, and some of the critical topics affecting readers each ...

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ASPI’s Long History Has Led to Modern Benefits

More than 80 years ago, a small group of manufacturing executives, concerned about improving the internal conduct of businesses manufacturing engineered equipment in the United States, decided that the best way to address their concerns was through working together. In 1933, this group founded the Pulp & Paper Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (PPMMA). PPMMA was comprised of executives from US companies ...

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