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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

Dr. James Chantler is a Business Manager in the Fiber Glass Division for Nippon Electric Glass (NEG). In this capacity, he has P&L responsibility for glass fibers sold to the construction industry, as well as sales and technical duties.

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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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Sappi N.A. Joins Recycling Partnership to Improve Recycling in Communities across U.S. (3/02/2018)

Global provider of sustainable wood fiber products and solutions invests more in recycling. 

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Stand-up Pouches Market Worth $51.69 Billion by 2022 (1/04/2018)

Rising demand for packaged food, coupled with the cost-effectiveness of flexible packaging solutions, drives the demand for stand-up pouches.

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Irving P&P/Tissue Launch $40 Million Investment at New Brunswick (5/03/2018)

A total of 84 NEW BRUNSWICK SUPPLIERS are working on the modernization, as are 25-plus co-op students from the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, Memorial University in Newfoundland & Labrador, and the New Brunswick Community College.

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LEIPA and Voith Set New Benchmark with PM 5 in Schwedt (5/02/2018)

Project involves extensive rebuild and expansion of existing machine from newsprint to packaging paper.PM 5 is now one of the fastest machines for testliner.

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AkzoNobel, Gasunie to Convert Water into Green Hydrogen Using Sustainable Electricity (1/11/2018)

Planned installation would use a 20 MW water electrolysis unit, the largest in Europe, to convert sustainably produced electricity into 3,000 tons of green hydrogen a year.

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Resolute Building New Tissue Distribution Center at Calhoun Mill (3/14/2018)

New 300,000 sq. ft. distribution center at the Tennessee mill is the latest phase of $400 million Resolute is spending since it announced it was entering the tissue market in 2015.

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Norman Marsolan Retiring as RBI Director (3/15/2018)

Dr. Marsolan was named by Georgia Tech as executive director of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute in 2009. He will retire from the position on March 28.

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Coveris Closes Sale of Americas Business (5/01/2018)

Date of redemption of the notes, as previously announced, will be May 7, 2018.

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Cartulinas CMPC Maule First to Buy PulpEye in Chile (1/17/2018)

The Chilean folding boxboard maker Cartulinas CMPC S.A has bought two PulpEye online analyzer systems for its mill in Maule, one of the world’s biggest folding boxboard mills. This is the first PulpEye order in Chile. One system will be installed in the BTMP pulp mill and the other in the board mill’s stock preparation. 

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Simmons Pump Acquires Simflo Pumps to Create New Combined Company (1/19/2018)

Combined company – known as SIMFLO – will draw on nearly a century of experience to push boundaries in pump technology. 

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UPM Biofuels Receives Uruguay's First RSB Sustainability Certification for Biofuel Feedstock (1/18/2018)

"RSB certification acknowledges our strong commitment to sustainability in all operations, now also in biofuel feedstock production with local farmers. This is also the first RSB certificate in Uruguay and creates new sustainable practices for agriculture," said Liisa Ranta, manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development.

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Bain Capital to Acquire Fedrigoni (1/04/2018)

Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire the Italy-based specialty paper producer, which has 13 mills (nine in Italy, two in Spain, and two in Brazil) and more than 13,000 products in its catalog, Fedrigoni sells its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. 

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Double E Company Acquires Convertech (3/13/2018)

Merger unites technology leaders in componentry for the converting industry.

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Lollicup Continues Expansion, Increasing Service to U.S. East Coast (3/01/2018)

"It is important that we have superior customer service and the ability to deliver quickly to our customers nationwide. This is why we are opening facilities throughout the nation and manufacturing in the U.S.," said CEO and founder Alan Yu. 

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