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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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WestRock Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire KapStone for $35 per Share

Transaction enhances WestRock’s position as a leading provider of innovative and winning solutions to customers in attractive corrugated packaging market. 
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Purdue Researchers Find New Use for Cellulose

The production process preserves the strength and biodegradability of cellulose while rendering it transparent and flexible. Cellulose infused with zinc chloride has calcium ions added to cause the cellulose chains to become tiny fibers known as nanofibrils, greatly increasing the material’s tensile strength.

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National Museum of Industrial History Restoring Rare Fourdrinier Machine

Eighteen-foot-long, 84-year-old model (built in 1933) is mechanically sound, but will require several months of cleaning, troubleshooting, and minor repairs, plus connections to utilities and a supply of pulp.  

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In Defense of Flushable Wipes (4/19/2018)

Study after study of what exactly is in the accumulations of material on screens in wastewater collection systems reveals a consistent result. Nearly half of the debris are paper towels, followed in volume by baby wipes, other non-flushable wipes, and feminine hygiene products. 

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Södra’s SunPine to Invest SEK 250 Million in New Bio-Diesel Plant (4/18/2018)

SunPine is a world leader in the production of second-generation renewable fuels. The raw material is a by-product from pulp and paper manufacturing.

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Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Induction Class (5/30/2016)

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame’s membership roster will expand to 135 on Oct. 6, 2016, with the induction of six more paper industry notables who have been chosen as the 22nd induction class.

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USW Calls on Wisconsin Senate to Vote on Kimberly-Clark Plan (4/17/2018)

Local USW union is calling on the Wisconsin (USA) state senate to hold an immediate vote on a legislative subsidy package designed to keep two Wisconsin Kimberly-Clark, manufacturing plants in operation.

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Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper to Upgrade Recausticizing Plant (5/23/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will deliver a recausticizing upgrade to the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill in Novodvinsk, Russia.

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Fifteen Schools, 2,200-Plus Students Join BPM Paper Mill’s Earth Day Cleanup (5/02/2016)

Students from 15 local schools recently joined together with the BPM specialty papers mill in Peshtigo, Wis., USA, to recognize Earth Day by picking up trash, litter, and garbage to help make area communities cleaner.

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Graphic Packaging Pacific Rim President Sugiyama to Retire (4/05/2018)

Kaeko Gondo has been appointed president, replacing Takashi Sugiyama April 1, 2018.

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AF&PA Supports New York Bag Preemption Bill (5/24/2016)

A&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following the statement after this week’s hearing in the New York Senate Cities Committee on S.7336, which would prohibit localities from imposing any fee, tax, or charge on carry-out bags.

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Autajon Group Acquires Thoro Packaging (4/04/2018)

France-based Autajon has acquired Thoro Packaging, a California-based producer of custom folding carton packaging.

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Preferred Packaging and Crating of Phoenix Joins LDI Family (4/13/2018)

Purchase expands Liberty Diversified International’s North American packaging holdings.

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U.S Packaging Paper Shipments Decline in March (4/18/2018)

March 2018 shipments were down 6.6% compared with March 2017, and down 6.5% year-to-date.

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BioLogiQ Launches BioPolymers That Enhance Packaging, Product Sustainability (4/03/2018)

Specific Grades Targeted at Reduction, Recycling, Composting/Biodegradation.

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