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PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

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PULP, PAPER, PACKAGING, TISSUE

Atlantic Packaging Products to Build New Recycled Containerboard Machine at Whitby Mill in Ontario
Atlantic Packaging Products today officially announced the construction of a new 100% recycled containerboard machine at its paper mill in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. The new machine will . . .
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VPK Group to Acquire UK-based Corrugated Packaging Producer Encase Ltd
VPK Group on Oct. 21 entered into an agreement with COPI Holding to buy Encase Ltd, a manufacturer and designer of corrugated cardboard packaging. Encase operates two integrated corrugated packaging plants in England and one sheet plant in Scotland . . .
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Motion Industries
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Columbia Pulp Mill Still Mostly Idled, Awaits Infusion of Cash
A scaled-back crew of employees continues to work at Columbia Pulp near Starbuck, Washington, while the business seeks an infusion of cash for its wheat straw pulp factory. The company temporarily stopped pulp manufacturing . . .
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TW Mexico Packaging Solutions Acquires Thimm Packaging Systems Mexico
The Tri-Wall Group announced that its Mexican subsidiary, TW Mexico Packaging Solutions, acquired a 100% stake in Thimm Packaging Systems Mexico, a leading supplier of industrial packaging, with a particular focus on serving the . . .
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Pactiv Evergreen Commits to 100 Percent Recycled, Recyclable or Renewable Materials
In a new sustainability report, Pactiv Evergreen has announced a new goal that by 2030, 100% of its products will be made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials . . .
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Enhancing and Expanding Wastewater Treatment at Pulp & Paper Facilities
As regulations continue to become more stringent, companies may need to enhance their wastewater treatment . . .
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PEOPLE

UPM Strengthens Its Labor Market Resourcing with Two Appointments
UPM will establish a new labor markets team which will start its activities in the beginning of December. The background to the decision is the announcement of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation to discontinue the collective bargaining . . .
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CAPACITY REPORTS

U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Four Percent in September 2020
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2020 Containerboard monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in September increased four percent compared to . . .
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Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Increased Fourteen Percent in September 2020
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September increased 14 percent compared to September 2019. They were up . . .
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Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 21 Percent in September 2020
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 21 percent in September compared to September 2019. U.S. purchases . . .
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PaperAge - July/August 2020

The July/August 2020 issue of PaperAge is now available
Our July/August 2020 issue includes a feature story that discusses the past, present and future of the tissue & towel industry, along with expert advice on keeping paper machine dryers operating efficiently, and a look at barcode verifiers — how they measure and grade barcodes on corrugated containers.

The issue is available as a PDF by clicking on the cover. Print copies are available upon request from PaperAge.


Total U.S. Boxboard Monthly Production Decreased Six Percent in September 2020
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. According to the report, total boxboard production in September decreased six percent compared to September 2019. It was down . . .
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INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

Valmet to Supply New Tissue Production Line to WEPA in the United Kingdom
Valmet will supply a complete tissue line, including full automation package, to WEPA's mill in Bridgend, the United Kingdom. The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 meters, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and will increase WEPA's existing tissue production by . . .
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Paper2020 Convention Daily

Paper2020 Convention Dailies Available as Both Print and Digital Editions
Paper2020, which was to take place March 15-17 at The Lotte New York Palace, was cancelled due to the threat of COVID-19 being spread among attendees and beyond. The official publication of the event, the Paper2020 Convention Daily, is available in digital editions on PaperAge's homepage www.paperage.com and the Paper2020 website, www.papermeets.com. Print copies are available upon request from PaperAge.


PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Greif Announces $50 Per Ton Price Increase on All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Grades
Greif announced that it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) effective with shipments on or after Monday, November 9th, 2020. "This price increase is in response to . . .
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Sonoco Implementing $50 per Ton Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard in North America
Sonoco today announced it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning November 16, 2020. Sonoco cited significantly longer backlogs . . .
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EARNINGS

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results; Net Organic Sales Growth Exceeds 4%
"Net organic sales growth accelerated on a sequential basis to over 4% in the third quarter. Our business pipeline remains robust and we are uniquely positioned to capture growth with our innovative fiber-based packaging solutions." . . .
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Kimberly-Clark Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results
"We delivered solid organic sales growth in the third quarter, with good underlying performance and increased demand because of COVID-19. We also achieved $140 million of cost savings and returned approximately . . .
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Södra Reports "Stable" Third Quarter 2020 Results
"The current market conditions had a significant impact on Södra's operating profit in the third quarter. Despite higher year-on-year delivery volumes for Södra's core products, the price formation for market pulp was weaker. For the third quarter . . .
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Rottneros Reports January-September 2020 Results
"The pulp market continues to be squeezed by the pandemic's effects on the world economy. However, the list price of NBSK has been relatively stable at around USD 840 for over a year, which is an unusually long period of limited price movements . . .
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NATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS WEEK

AF&PA Celebrates 60th Anniversary of National Forest Products Week
"From tissue and paper towels, to packaging around the goods you ordered online, to the cups holding your coffee, paper and wood products contribute to our everyday lives. And, demand for these products encourages forest landowners to grow and replant trees, keeping forests as forests. . . .
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