2018

UPM: The Forest Forerunner

The path to continuous innovation cannot be travelled alone; “co-creation” is a must. GRAEME RODDEN Although still the world’s largest producer of graphic papers, Finland’s UPM is perhaps now known more for its development of innovative bio-based products derived from wood biomass. Thus, UPM has become UPM—The Biofore Company. During a press tour of Finland organized by the Finnish Pulp ...

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The Paper360° TOP 100

There was some movement on the table in 2017, with more changes on the way as some recent M&As near completion. MARK RUSHTON, GRAEME RODDEN A new company made its debut in 2017, and enters this year’s Top 100 near the top of the list, no less. There is a catch though. Essity, although a new entity, was created when ...

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Environmental Affairs: Everyone Has a Part to Play

Mills face many challenges in achieving water and air quality goals. To help meet these challenges, environmental group leaders have many resources, including peers inside the mill… and PEERS (TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability Conference) outside the mill. Dan Curry, PEERS Environmental and Sustainability Track leader, explains. “Environmental and sustainability issues need to be part of the way ...

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Air and Water Management: Meeting the Ongoing Challenges

The industry has made huge strides in managing its air and water quality. For the past 75 years, NCASI has supported those efforts. When it comes to managing air and water quality, the hard truth is that, with seemingly unlimited resources available, mills of a century ago didn’t pay as much attention to effluent treatment or sustainability as they do ...

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September/October 2018

  The September/October 2018 issue of Paper360 is now available! Viewing this email on your phone? Our mobile optimized reading view has you covered with scrolling views that automatically adjust for your reading pleasure. Click here to start reading this issue now!   Check out some of this issue’s highlight features: RISI Latin American CEO of the Year Sealing & ...

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Situational Awareness and You

RACHEL RUTLAND If you Google “situational awareness” you will find approximately seventeen million hits, almost all of which will have acronyms (e.g., SLAM—Stop, Look, Assess, Manage; or OODA—Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) to help you remember to use common sense, sharpen your observational skills, and stay “in the moment.” Mark Montonara’s Safety First article on Human Performance in the Paper360° May/June ...

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The European Containerboard Market

UNBAN LUNDBERG The European containerboard market is currently experiencing a “golden time.” Strong demand, high prices, low OCC costs, and stable profits make it easy to be optimistic. But factors that could impact the sector’s ability to sustain this growth must also be considered if it is to remain strong. CURRENT CAPACITY GROWTH AND ‘RED FLAGS’ Market demand for containerboard ...

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TJ Summaries

The papers summarized here are from TAPPI Journal’s April 2018 issue and May 2018 issue, which feature special peer-reviewed content from the 2017 TAPPI PEERS Conference. TAPPI Journal is an online publication of relevant and timely peer-reviewed research delivered via email and free to all TAPPI members. To receive TAPPI Journal, join TAPPI at www.tappi.org. PULPING Online measurement of bulk, ...

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Review of Industrial Ozone Bleaching Practices

ALEXIS MÉTAIS AND EMIL GERMER Ozone is used worldwide on every continent—in ECF bleaching and TCF bleaching, on kraft and sulfite pulps, on hardwood and softwood pulps, and for pulp grades used in all sorts of end products such as tissue, printing and writing paper, viscose, and more. Four ozone bleaching facilities are set to start in 2018 and two ...

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Strengthened Fiber Increases Capacity

At Metsä Tissue in Katrinefors, Sweden, de-inked pulp from recycled waste paper is used in the production of tissue paper. During the process, broke generated during web breaks in the paper machine or from finished paper that is discarded is normally sent to a pulper for dissolving and then mixed in with other pulp to be reused in the tissue ...

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