North America

Domtar’s Safety Journey

Over its 170-year history, Domtar has seen a tremendous amount of growth and change. Today’s Domtar is unified, in part, by an unrelenting focus on safety.

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The Trade War Threat Looms

RISI’s annual North American forest products outlook conference showed a strong industry—but some outside threats could pose a challenge.

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Are North American Kraft Pulp Mills at Risk?

The recovery boiler is the heart of the kraft pulp process, but it can also be the Achilles heel of the kraft pulp mill when it fails—resulting in unplanned downtime or catastrophic failure. Yet, in 2017 alone, three mills reported failure of their recovery boilers in North America.

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Steve Voorhees Focuses on WestRock Culture, Buying KapStone, Growing Offshore, Doubling Profit

GREG RUDDER WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees is a consolidator. His company in the last three years has completed the most M&As of any in the industry. He’s done this with a focus on integrating workers from different companies into a single company that is to be superior and more efficient than the individual ones. Since WestRock was developed in 2015 ...

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A Change in Leadership for FPInnovations

Intense collaboration with no limits is one of Stéphane Renou’s aims as he takes over as head of the Canadian-based R&D institute. GRAEME RODDEN Although he spent close to two decades working with industrial giant GE, the pulp and paper industry was not unfamiliar to Stéphane Renou when he took over as president and CEO of FPInnovations in late 2017. ...

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Steam Generators: Small and Fast Fits the Bill

One packaging company saw big gains with a small steam boiler. If you traveled to Modesto, CA, in 1973 you would find a small upstart packaging company called Pacific Southwest Container, LLC. Traveling forward to the present, you would see the same company continuing to thrive in not only Modesto, where it has a second facility, but also in Visalia ...

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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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Thinking Outside the (Metal) Box

New HDPE cooling towers help a Southern containerboard mill protect its operations.   ED SULLIVAN HVAC systems play a crucial role in many industrial cooling applications. These systems—composed of cooling towers, chillers, and air handlers—are used to cool areas where high heat loads can shut down critical processes. High heat loads could stem from machinery that generates extensive heat, or ...

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Paper360 – July/August 2018

Paper 360 July/August 2018   The July/August 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’s 2018 Top 50 POWER LIST Machine Learning and Improved Performance Innovation Continues ...

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Paper360 – May/June 2018

We are excited to share Paper360 in a new and improved format!   The May/June issue of Paper360 is now available on a fully interactive platform optimized for mobile reading. That means whether you are at your desk or on the go, your magazine is easy to access and even more comfortable to read. The new reading view makes reading easy with scrolling articles that automatically ...

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