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  PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS - THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2018

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PULP, PAPER & PACKAGING

Graphic Packaging Completes Combination with International Paper's North America Consumer Packaging Business
On a combined basis, Graphic Packaging is now a leading integrated paper-based packaging company with approximately $6 billion of projected revenue and approximately $1 billion of projected . . .
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WestRock Completes Acquisition of Plymouth Packaging
Plymouth Packaging is a corrugated packaging company that derives approximately 70% of its sales from its "Box on Demand" systems and corrugated fanfold, and 30% from traditional corrugated box packaging . . .
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Flambeau River Papers Idles Paper Machine No. 3 in Park Falls, Wisconsin
"That while papers like laser bond and offset (run on PM #3) have been good fill grades for the mill in the past, they are no longer and jeopardize the mill's ability to continue operations," said Butch Johnson. "Therefore, we will exit production of . . .
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Bain Capital Private Equity Acquires Specialty Papers Producer Fedrigoni
Established in 1888 and headquartered in Verona, Italy, Fedrigoni is expected to generate sales of approximately EUR1.1 billion. The company has manufacturing facilities in Italy (9), Spain (2) and Brazil (2) and a global . . .
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PaperWorks Invests $3 Million in Warehouse for Wabash Paperboard Mill in Indiana
The 44,500 square foot addition to the company's existing mill will be capable of storing up to 7,000 tons of coated recycled board (CRB) rolls. The new facility is expected to be operational during the . . .
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BillerudKorsnas Impacted by Shortage of Pulpwood Due to Wet and Mild Winter
"The root cause of the shortage of pulp wood is the unusually wet and mild start of the winter. Normal winters the ground freezes which allows for efficient forestry. At present, forestry machines cannot be used in the forests in certain areas. In addition, the possibility of . . .
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TRADE

Norpac Praises U.S. Department of Commerce Move to Slap Duties on Canadian Papermakers
Norpac CEO Craig Anneberg said that the DOC's decision affirms that Canadian uncoated groundwood papers benefit from significant levels of government subsidies. Norpac alleged that Canadian paper companies benefit from 65 different subsidies that add up to . . .
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LABOR

Finnish Trade Union for Paper Industry Clerical Workers Threatens Strike Over Wages
Trade Union Pro, one of the largest trade unions in Finland, issued an announcement about the commencement of industrial action. The reason for the paper industry's industrial action is the employers' unreasonable demands for reductions in an industry that has . . .
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NEW PRODUCTS - PAPER

Sappi Launches New High White Linerboard, Fusion Uncoated
sAPPI'S Fusion Uncoated has a natural, uncoated surface that is ideal for applications such as corrugated board and carton packaging that require a high white appearance for the topliner, inner liner and fluting . . .
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PEOPLE

Mercer International Appoints Adolf Koppensteiner as Chief Operating Officer
Mercer International has appointed Adolf Koppensteiner as Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective January 1, 2018. Koppensteiner continues to serve as a managing director of the company's Stendal pulp mill (Arneburg, Germany), a position he has held since June 2013. Prior to that . . .
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Buckman Names Christine Staples as Global Vice President of Its Water Division
Buckman announced today the appointment of Christine Staples as Global Vice President of their Water Division. Most recently, Staples held the position of Global General Manager in Nalco Champion. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years at Ecolab where she held . . .
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Motion Industries Announces Organizational Changes
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced three management changes that became effective in December. Randy Breaux was promoted to Executive Vice President of . . .
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POLICY MATTERS

AF&PA Targets Trade, Transportation, Paper-Options Safeguards and Regulatory Reform in 2018
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its top 2018 advocacy priorities that include free and fair trade, transportation efficiencies, regulatory process reforms and government policies that respect market dynamics for paper-based products. The association will pursue . . .
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