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3? FROM THE EDITORS The first steps in a journey of a thousand miles 48 RISI VIEWPOINT Worldwide graphic paper demand is growing again, but the forecast risks are high
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The first steps in a journey of a thousand miles
By MARK RUSHTON, Editor
Having been in tHe pulp and paper industry media for a number of years now, i have been on numerous mill trips. However, i have just returned from one mill visit with a real difference. normally PPI goes at the invitation of the mill - or at least at the behest of a supplier to the mill - and in most cases we are there to look at new technology or some exceptional development in the production process. in the latest case though, it was nothing of the kind. On my latest mill visit, i was asked to follow a member of the public as he ventured into a modern paper mill for the first time, and then report on his reaction to it. the member of the public was a Mr antony rathbone, production and logistics manager for a major charity, who was also responsible for setting the policy of paper buying. rathbone was the winner of a competition organized by two sides, the growing association in europe promoting the environmental benefits of paper, and the mill visit was the prize. Who could fail to be impressed? the mill chosen for the competition winner’s visit was the outstanding 1-million tonne/yr stora enso fine paper mill at Oulu in northern Finland, a mill i had heard a lot about and always wanted to visit – and what a great location to bring an industry first timer! stora enso Oulu’s staff really pushed the boat out in terms of getting its clean, green and lean message across, and as well as the mill visit, there was also a trek into the forest in the middle of winter together with one of the company’s own forestry experts. the result of this of course was that the competition winner was obviously impressed; who could fail to be when you are confronted with the reality of a modern mill, which not only conducts itself in immaculate and transparent fashion, but also happens to be a major employer and revenue earner within both stora enso, and the country of Finland? Hats off to two sides for taking this small step in an effort to getting what seems to be an almost impossible message to get across to the general public. but clearly it is going to take a lot more visits, and a lot more presentations, as well as a continuing ramping up of communications about just how versatile and eco friendly paper is, particularly as the threat of the electronic media looms. in subsequent conversations with rathbone and the stora enso team after the Oulu visit, the conclusion was drawn that “yes” the paper industry has a great story to tell, but it needs a simple consistent message that crosses all products and gets to all people across all generations, particularly the young. the full report on the two sides visit to Oulu can be read in the next issue of PPI. One thing that is becoming abundantly clear is the take up of digital media and communications, and now more than ever the threat is becoming real. Having traveled fairly extensively over the last few months, whenever i get on a plane or train the first thing i do is have a look at how many e-readers in the shape of ipads or amazon Kindles are being used by fellow passengers. it seems to me that each time, the number proliferates, and now i would say that around 25% of people i see on my travels are reading, watching films or doing some kind of browsing on these devices. now more than ever, the message needs to be out to the general public, not the print buyers or the paper buyers, and not the graphic designers or the stationers. it is the people on the street that need to get the message, and two sides’ first steps are just the start of what will be a thousand mile journey. Japanese earthquake and tsunami as we went to press with this issue of PPI, news was coming in of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan. early reports indicate that some of the major pulp and paper companies have been affected, including the nippon paper group, Oji and Mitsubishi paper Mills. Clearly this disaster will have major implications for the pulp and paper industry, both in the region and globally. Our risi news teams are working around the clock reporting on the affects of the disaster, please visit our website for regular updates www.risi.com
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after being hit by one of the largest earthquakes on record. pulp. 1. International Paper introduces new was alternative product for the poultry industry In 2009. The megaquake. RISI VIEWPOINT: Prospects generally improving for world pulp jacent tissue paper mill in Žilina. as several large integrated pulp mills and receiving ports for wood chips from North However. the company expects normal production to restart soon. No information is available yet on damage levels or a possible restart And while such physical damage seems mostly localized to a few date.9 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 has put several two of its mills. The measure is intended to control raw mateport. C o r p o r at e 3. NPG’s carbonless paper mill epicenter was in Miyagi prefecture north of Tokyo.risi. including its mills America. The company has released no wood kraft pulp. determining to what extent. A case in point is Mitsubishi Paper Mill’s (MPM) integrated Hachinohe And Hokuetsu Kishu Paper’s 100. It flagged up that all of its stocks in the Sendai produce their pulp in-house. mill. Ishinomaki and Iwanuma. seaboard. in Aomori prefecture. Elsewhere. South Africa and Australia are located there. have been rial costs. renewable non-fossil electricity for Metsä Tissue’s adPulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 10 containerboard producer and paper industry in 2011 5 . Zilina 6. operated by pulp and paper facilities in the region severely. there is some fear that the receiving docks and equipment of the northeastern pulp mills will be offline for some time. being affected by the earthquake.000 tonnes/yr ON THE RISI WEBSITE structural damage.w h a t ’s n e w N e w s s h o r t s f r o m t h e p u l p a N d pa p e r w o r l d J a pa N e s e e a r t h Q u a K e WHAT’S NEW NpG. But the company is concerned about the procurement of raw materials Many Japanese paper and board producers have chosen over the years to over the medium term.000 tonnes/yr of bleached hardwood and softproduction. a local source explained that. UPM’s planned acquisition of Myllykoski reported to EU competition authorities at realizing this energy. Shandoing Huatai tests new fine paper machine eco-efficient source of electricity. The company has not announced when it will restart production. around 849. have been offline since the large pulp and paper mills out of commission. EU plans anti-subsidy duties of up to 16% on coated fine paper from China with hydropower will account metsä tissue switches 5. impacts. raw materials in Hokkaido prefecture. The connecacquisition of Smurfit-Stone various positive ecological and economic tion from the hydropower plant and For more daily news headlines. new connection between the 10. northeastern prefectures so far. Oji Paper’s Nikko mill in Tochigi prefecture has stopped production after followed by a 10-m tsunami. RISI VIEWPOINT: Will sliding CWF prices further limit magazine for some 70% of the mill’s to green electricity in paper prices increases in Europe? total electricity consumption. Slovakia. fears for integrated mills Within Miyagi prefecture itself. mpm and hokuetsu Kishu hit by Japanese earthquake.5 million project will bring Žilina. Metsä Tissue and VVB Metsä Tissue celebrated the 7. Nippon Paper Group (NPG) reports that A massive 8. the tsunami.000 tonne/yr cartonboard mill. on the east coast and close to the quake epicenter. RockTenn’s bold move to become second largest North American 2. The plant. which is relatively close to the quake’s epicenter. The new hydropower connection associated high-voltage transformers were visit www. the Akita mill. Chilean earthquake strikes same region hit last year. The successful completion of this VVB Žilina dam and Metsä Tissue’s CMPC confirm no major damage Note: Four of the original top 10 headlines dealt with RockTenn’s EUR 3. though firms are still NPG’s subsidiary Nippon Daishowa Paperboard. as woodchip prices tend to be less volatile than those of market destroyed. Boise to acquire Tharco Packaging and expand in packaging markets initiated co-operation aimed extension of its local electric8. Also. in Fukushima prefecture. was hit hard by LAST MONTH stock has been lost. but about 30% of its of solid bleached board. However. electricity produced s t r at e G Y 4. tsunami. Pulp and paper activity hit as massive street protests roil Egypt In future. Arauco. and stocks there have been nami that caused devastation across much of the country’s northeastern significantly damaged as well.000 tonnes/yr of TOP TEN HEADLINES details about injuries or the extent of the printing/writing paper and 59. sparked a huge tsuin Nakoso has also stopped production.com will lower transformation losses and thereby installed successfully to provide a source of achieve improved energy efficiency. production has been somewhat interrupted at NPG’s Fuji mill. which can produce Hitachinaka mill in Ibaraki prefecture has also stopped 585. Both the quake and the tsunami may have damaged several Further afield on the northwestern coast. has stopped production. and that it lost some stock at a Tokyo port as well. whose quake.and ity distribution system and a 9. procurement is going to be more difficult for the country in general. Activities are continuing as usual at NPG’s other mills.
Production will cease on 31 March. KY email@example.com tonne/yr Voith PM online in February. Startup of the overhauled unit is scheduled for September. April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) 17-19: SPCI Stockholm International Fairs Stockholm. Kimberly-Clark ranked eighth in the 2011 listing. The company also intends to install a 200. The restart of production at the 70.000-tonne/yr folding boxboard facility is slated for May. .000-150. China shengda packaging The company has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the land use rights for a 166.000 tonnes/yr of BHK.org OCTOBER 2011 11-14: PPI Transport Symposium 19 Amsterdam. Shandong province. Netherlands www.org Ç gOOD MONTH fOR .533-m2 plot of land in Yancheng City. China. and quality of products/services. Phase II is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.000) damage.000 tonnes/yr of newsprint in Chile. Financial difficulties forced Stromsdal to initiate bankruptcy proceedings toward the end of 2008. but a spokesman for Century Pulp & Paper said the date had been pushed back to April.00 tonnes/yr of paper capacity. The firm planned to bring the 180. according to APPM. San Antonio. to build a paper mill.000-tonne/yr DP line at a greenfield mill in the port city of Fangcheng. use of corporate assets. Jiangsu Province. China events@risi. Weyerhaeuser earned the top ranking in its industry for innovation. The paper machine produces coated magazine paper (LWC) as well as improved newsprint. making it the top-rated non-food consumer products company on the magazine’s list. TX www. The new investors plan to restart production via the newly established Premium Board company.spcievent. PM 61 has a capacity of 170 000 tonnes/yr. central Finland. at the mill in Madrid. weyerhaeuser The company has been named the world’s most admired forest and paper products company according to a study published in the March 21 edition of FORTUNE magazine. China’s southern autonomous region of Guangxi.w h a t ’s n e w WHAT’S NEW sun paper to convert existing chemical pulp line and install new line for dissolving pulp Sun Paper is converting a 300. This equates to almost 10% of the business area’s production capacity. The deal was to be wrapped up in late March. . Century India’s Century Pulp & Paper has postponed the startup of a new board machine and fiber line at its mill in Lalkua. PM 61. Sweden www. . Investors to restart cartonboard production at former stromsdal mill in finland A group of investors has set its sights on restarting production at the cartonboard mill of the bankrupt Stromsdal in Juankoski. Several attempts by the firm’s administrator to sell the assets in Juankoski failed. social responsibility. a CMPC Paper subsidiary which produces 200.transportsymposium. È BAD MONTH fOR .000-tonne/yr dissolving pulp (DP) line at its flagship mill in Yanzhou city. Phase I will entail the construction of 100. Production at the mill has been down since then. andhra pradesh (appm) A fire at the Indian company’s Rajahmundry facility caused Rupee 13 million ($287. holmen Holmen has decided on the date for closure of the smaller paper machine.com JUNE 13-15: RISI Asian Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai.com 19-22: PPSA Safety & Health Conference Hyatt Regency. The blaze broke out due to an electrical short circuit on February 23 and was extinguished within three hours.” Llanos said. long-term investment. Kimberly-Clark The company has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.ppsa. pany will merge with the newsprint producer Inforsa. in Uttaranchal state. the group recently signed the letter of intent regarding the acquisition of Stromsdal’s assets. The pulp line is capable of making both BHK and DP.com 6 . the company told the Bombay Stock Exchange. Sun Paper initially ordered the pulp line from Andritz for a greenfield plant in Laos. The firm is wholly owned by merGers & aCQuIsItIoNs CmpC announces merger with newsprint subsidiary Inforsa in Chile Chilean Empresas CMPC’s CFO Luis Llanos announced that the com- cALENDAR MAY 2011 1-4: TAPPI PAPERCON Northern Kentucky Convention Center Covington. It plans tobuild the new plant in two phases. to produce 300. Led by Val Samoriz from the Netherlands. “The board proposed a merger with Inforsa. But the soaring profitability of DP has prompted Sun Paper to transfer the pulp line to the new Fangcheng facility. .000-tonne/yr bleached hardwood kraft (BHK) pulp line into a 200.
w h a t ’s n e w WHAT’S NEW the Dutch Pehami investor group. LATEST RISI PULP PRIcE INDIcES RISI European Pulp Price Index RISI North American Pulp Price Index RISI Asian Pulp Price Index Get an objective view of pulp and paper markets with the industry’s most trusted prices and market reports. besides Saiccor and besides South Africa. according to a company official and news report.000-tonne/yr recycled containerboard machine PM 4 at its Venizel mill in northern France. Shandong Huatai decided to soldier on despite the poor newsprint outlook and stagnant pricing. “Our chemical cellulose business is performing strongly and we intend to accelerate our plans for expanding this business through investment in additional capacity. “We have no capacity currently outside of Saiccor. with a listed 802. Learn more at www. Due to the revamp. p r o J e C t s & o p e r at I o N s shandong huatai to commission second-hand newsprint machine in China China’s largest newsprint producer Shandong Huatai Paper has kicked off mechanical tests on a second-hand newsprint machine at a greenfield mill in Jiangmen city. wants to expand its position soon. The unit was expected to produce its first sheet of paper in late March. PM 4 will be stopped for three weeks in June. is expected to announce a capacity expansion within the next six months that will further its position as the grade’s top producer. according to Sappi CEO Ralph Boëttger. The jv initially intended to fork out RMB 2. But instead of booming.000 tonnes/yr of DP capacity at its Saiccor mill in South Africa. in the run-up to the Beijing Olympic Games in August 2008.com/ppmp 7 . but we certainly have the ability to create capacity at our own facilities. Sappi. Sappi’s only DP is made at its Saiccor mill at Umkomaas. sappi to plan dissolving pulp capacity expansion Sappi. Chinese newsprint demand went downhill since the Beijing Olympics.” said Boëttger during the firm’s recent quarterly earnings report.5 billion ($381 million) to build the greenfield plant that would house a new 400. The jv was formed back in 2006. which raised Euro 11 million ($15 million) for the project. But it changed the plan. The Jiangmen facility is operated by the joint venture (jv) Guangdong Huatai Paper.000-tonne/yr newsprint machine. KwaZuluPulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 Natal in South Africa. the world’s largest dissolving pulp (DP) producer. but new DP capacity could come elsewhere. which is 70% owned by Shandong Huatai and 30% owned by the Chinese electricity company Guangdong Xinhui Shuangshui Power. opting for the second-hand unit to save costs. The Spanish papermaker has signed up PMT to replace the PM’s existing iron case frame for an inox plated part to avoid corrosion and to extend life time of the unit.” Boëttger told Engineering News. at a time when the domestic newsprint market seemed promising.risi. saICa to revamp recycled containerboard pm at Venizel mill SAICA is set to upgrade its 250. in the country’s southeastern province of Guangdong.
technical director.000-tonne/yr bleached softwood kraft (BSK) pulp mill in the Krasnoyarsk region of eastern Russia. investment. says that Voith automation provides the mill with “deep process knowledge”. Switzerland. the led lamp has already won numerous awards. which gives you online access to continuously updated information on thousands of projects worldwide. however. PM 2. amit Gupta. model Group revealed plans to upgrade the sole paper machine.06 billion) scheme. was scheduled for completion before 2013. at its Aarepapier recycled containerboard mill in Niedergösgen.9 million to be Domtar’s announcement that the Prince used for upgrades that will improve the Albert pulp mill has been sold to Paper mill’s energy efficiency and allow it to Excellence and will be converted to provide Alberta’s power grid with enough produce dissolving pulp. the Boyle Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd on mill will receive $62. 8 . activity and jobs to Saskatchewan. It will also manage the sales and marketing side of the project. The partners are still to define the site for the future mill. has not moved beyond the groundbreaking ceremony. a new winder was also installed. jobs in Canada’s forest industry through and it was achieved without the direct the Pulp and Paper Green Transformainvestment of taxpayers’ money.com/millintel April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Of THE MONTH At the end of February 2011. Russia’s Vnesheconombank (VeB) and Sweden’s södra.w h a t ’s n e w WHAT’S NEW t h e m o N t h I N p I C t u res dev priya Industries. QUOTE Burrows paper has completed work on the extensive rebuild of its pm 41 at pickens. In December 2010. It is further tion Program. The Niedergösgen mill manufactures testliner 3 with a basis weight of 120-220 g/m² and wellenstoff in the range of 100-170 g/m². are at the final stage.000 tonne/yr machine will be stopped throughout July 2011 as a result. commissioned Voith paper automation with the stepwise upgrade of its pm 2 at meersut.400 homes. angara paper revived its project to build a 900. VEB is set to provide the financial support for the Rouble 45 billion ($1.risi. which would include an 880. Södra will become the project’s strategic and financial partner. The investment was announced in 2008 but was interrupted by difficult market conditions. metso supplied a new 15-ft mG cylinder and integrated hood. The project.000-tonne/ yr BSK pulp mill in Yarki. For a few years now.6 billion ($3. in the Krasnoyarsk region. The 160. It is constructed of sandwiched paper sheets of södra’s durapulp. “This project is great news.” As part of the Pulp and Paper Green Saskatchewan (Canada) Premier Brad Wall and Transformation Program. The Harper Government “We’re very pleased to see this deal announced a new investment to protect come together. The firm will replace the PM’s forming section with a new one supplied by Voith. India. Negotiations with the project’s prospective partners. VEB has had a similar pulp project on cards in eastern Russia. For more information on RISI’s mill intelligence content. green electricity to power 8. PROjEcTS TO WATcH THIS MONTH On January 6 2011. visit www. The Rouble 87.57 billion) scheme. The information above is from RISI’s Global Mill Projects Database. the Boguchanskiy Pulp and Paper Mill. ms. in a bid to improve the paper quality. a paper lamp was on display at the recent Northern light fair 2011 in sweden. The announcement will proof we have created the right business climate benefit alberta pacific forest and a strong economy that attracts new Industries (alpac).
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Scotties. in cooperation with TuuliSaimaa. harvesting. enacted in 2009. Gunns managing director Greg L’Estrange said the successful approvals were a critical step in finalising finance for the mill to begin construction. hand towel and wiper products. with a total output of around 600 megawatts (MW). APP managing director. towel and napkin brands. The fully plantation timber-based mill now has all approvals necessary for construction and operation. SCA Hygiene Australasia’s Head of Sales New Zealand. “UPM’s land assets in Finland include several areas that could be suitable for wind power production.” says Anja Silvennoinen. senior vice president for UPM Energy Business Area. U N I T E D S TAT E S Clean Energy Pathways. Embassy and Esteem.” said Gustaf Tibblin. Södra and Statkraft are planning a major joint initiative to include 30 or so projects at various locations in Sweden. from forest to product to shelf. The company intends to apply this certification to some 150 items in its consumer and away-from-home tissue products portfolios. and we have also used the existing infrastructure and built on it. Our target is to study the circumstances in more detail and develop the areas that are suitable for wind power production. with six wind farms producing an estimated annual production of 32 GWh. such as Cashmere. says the FSC certification applies to a wide range of Tork toilet tissue. for wind power production. SWEDEN Jakarta-based Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has joined Indonesia’s leading trade associations and companies involved in exporting wood-based products to pledge its support of and commitment to Indonesia’s national timber legality and traceability standards. These are situated just north of Södra’s industrial site in Mönsterås. four wind farms that Södra owns together with Statkraft also opened. covering aspects of licensing. FSC certification is an independent global standard for tracing a product back along the supply chain to the origin of its fibre. In early March. and adds further strength to its existing environmentally responsible range. permitting process and preparation for possible wind power construction projects and wind power production. transporting and processing for the industry. FINLAND to 100 percent adherence to Indonesia’s National Standard for wood legality. has established a wind power development company VentusVis. Certified products will include tissue. establishes strict wood legality and verification systems (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu/SVLK) to ensure wood products exported from the country are legal and traceable to verified points of origin.” said Aida Greenbury.000 households. Purex. In the starting phase. The project has taken three and a half years to complete. INDONESIA SCA has announced the achievement of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification for its Tork paper manufacturing site in Kawerau. SpongeTowels. we have been able to optimise our excellent coastal position in terms of the amount of wind available. enough electricity for around 6. NEW ZEALAND UPM. CANADA Kruger Products announced that it has received Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program for its consumer and away-from-home tissue products.environmental matters ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AUSTRALIA Integrated forestry company Gunns Limited nounced the Federal Government had granted the final environmental approvals for the proposed Bell Bay pulp mill. CEO of Södra Vind. and represents global best practise in responsible forestry. the largest FSC CoC-certified tissue products line-up in North America. alternative energy and renewable energy solutions company. nor will we accept illegal wood entering the Indonesian pulp and paper supply chain. Over the next few years. Mark Stevens. We want to send a message to the world that we will not tolerate. making it the first Canadian tissue company to achieve this standard. The development work includes evaluation of the land suitability. “By building these wind farms next to the mill in Mönsterås. White Swan. Indonesia’s chain of custody (CoC) certification program. SVLK certification is designed to ensure that the industry will only receive and process timber from legal sources according to the regulations of Indonesia. the operations will focus on developing land areas. The unified industry group also called on countries worldwide to adopt national procurement policies recognizing and endorsing Indonesian standards. This certification ensures accountability through every step in the supply chain. “We are here today representing the Indonesia Pulp and Paper Association (APKI) and its membership across Indonesia with a simple message and call to action: APKI members are jointly committed Södra has opened its six wind farms at its industrial site outside Mönsterås. has been selected by Buckeye Technologies to provide April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) 10 . which are leased from UPM. SVLK is an important step in the effort to achieve full Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) certification.
Director CSR. The projects. accusing it of major pollution violations.000-gallon test burn at the company’s cellulose mill in Perry. among other things. and disposing of paper products. When a company explores ways to minimize one of these releases. and BOD/ COD/TSS. have filed a lawsuit against a paper mill in U. according to the Northern Virginia Daily. contribute to fish kills. filed March 3 and announced in a news release by the Shenandoah and Potomac riverkeepers. Those discharges harm Flowing Spring Run and the Shenandoah River and. Clean Energy Pathways’ biomass fuels have been proven to reduce SO2 emissions and dependence on nonrenewable resources and foreign oil. due to Chesapeake’s scale. Phillip Adams. Chesapeake has announced that during 2011 it has committed to in excess of 140 environmental related improvement projects across its 40 global operations. District Court. Two clean-water advocates. The website (www. said. Water.org) will help stakeholders understand the challenges that forest products companies face in simultaneously meeting a broad array of environmental objectives. “Chesapeake has a well established pedigree in this area but the Chesapeake 100 has allowed projects and targets to be formalised and presented in a coordinated manner for the first time. Although the Chesapeake 100 is new. an online resource to better understand environmental decision-making related to the forest products industry. it may find that other environmental releases are minimized at the same time (co-benefits). The suit. recycling. Environmental decisions therefore become something of a balancing act. 12 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) . The EFCT focuses on eight manufacturing-related subjects: Recycled Fiber. WV. A number of environmental releases are associated with manufacturing. part of Chesapeake’s environmental initiative. Chlorinated Compounds. FL.” The projects demonstrate that. Greenhouse Gases. designed to reduce emissions at the facility and demonstrate the company’s commitment to improving the environment. Energy. it states.S.paperenvironment. have been agreed at each location and form part of each site’s objectives for the year. mill. All sites have analysed local environmental needs and focused on projects that meet these objectives as well as wider global issues. Non-Wood Fiber. making even the smallest changes can deliver impressive results. our commitment is not and many projects represent a typical year at Chesapeake. SOx and NOx. maximizing co-benefits while minimizing trade-offs. Buckeye received approval from the state of Florida to conduct the test burn. Chesapeake 100. The mill provides specialty fibers and non-woven materials to high-end niche markets worldwide. or it may find that other environmental releases become larger (trade-offs). including the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Shenandoah Riverkeeper.environmental matters ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS biomass fuel for a 75. states that Ox Paperboard violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants from its Halltown. NCASI has launched the Environmental Footprint Comparison Tool (EFCT). The EFCT helps the public understand these sometimes complex interactions that become the scientific backbone of decisions related to minimizing a company’s or a facility’s environmental footprint.
in 2010. Chicago-based Madison Dearborn Partners purchased the manufacturing assets and timberlands of Boise Cascade.C. the mill at the foot of the Koochiching Falls on the Rainy River produces 548. label and release papers. Boise Cascade bought the former Mando mills from a Minneapolis group that owned it. business and specialty grades on four paper machines. 13 . The mill was founded by Edward Wellington Backus who subsequently built mills in Fort Frances and Kenora. Any mill reaching its 100th birthday should be honored but with the travails the North American pulp and paper industry has been through recently. In 1965. L.profile mill CELEBRATING A CENTENNIAL By GRAEME RODDEN. The company name was changed to Boise Inc. Unfortunately. In 2004. this milestone is indeed a special occasion.L. Now. MN. a coater and five sheeters.. basesheet.000 tons/yr of uncoated freesheet in office business papers (cut size copier and printer paper). In 2008 Aldabra 2 Acquisition Corp. The company was known as the Minnesota & Ontario Paper Company (Mando). Jump forward to 1957 when Bob Hansberger bought a sawmill/lumberyard and started Boise Cascade. and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. in the era of private equity investment in the pulp and paper industry. including a network of corrugated plants and five paper mills. ON. The Boise Paper mill celebrated its centennial. the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s was the downfall of many Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 T a financier and Backus lost the company in these times. Executive Editor Thinking ahead of the curve has helped International Falls survive and thrive 100 years here was just cause for great celebration in International Falls. acquired the paper and packaging assets of Boise Cascade.
Steam and water are also sent by pipeline between the mills. C l o s e ly t i e d It was also in 1914 that the Fort Frances mill was opened. the mill could produce more than 200 tons/day. Some of the bleached pulp produced by the AbitibiBowaterowned Fort Frances mill is shipped by pipeline to the International Falls mill. By 1914. International Falls was built to meet the burgeoning demand for newsprint in the US. the building in the right foreground is now used as offices. Backus also the new PM 1 started up in 1990 14 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) . public affairs manager for the mill and who’s spent 50 years working at the mill in various jobs. three of the mill’s four original paper machines still operate today although they have been upgraded significantly over the years. Bob Anderson. Interestingly. strong ties continue to exist.mill profile the “Mando” mill as it appeared in the early part of the 20th Century. far above the production of any of its in-state rivals. It sits on the Canadian side of the Rainy River and although ownership of the two mills is no longer the same. As with many mills that opened at the time. says the two mills work closely together. The bridge that crosses the Rainy River was built by Backus in 1912. Ownership of the bridge is now shared by Boise and AbitibiBowater. not only between the mills but also the two communities.
just as they are critical success factors today. Abundant wood and easy access to water were the reasons for the construction of many a mill in the early part of the 20th Century. international Falls produces 1. WA. the two communities are very inter-related. which continues to serve both communities. in 1975. In addition to the pulp manufactured on site. Harnessing the power from the Koochiching Falls was Backus’ first goal and the mill today generates enough power to provide about 50% of the mill’s electrical needs. It is primarily hardwood (aspen and poplar). even from Canada. water from the Rainy River is shared by the two mills and together they control the level of the lakes above the mills with the approval of the International Joint Commission. where the large Canadian carrier hauls the cars to Chicago and points south. the Boise mill in Wallula. “These species grow vigorously here. Fa r s i g h t e d M a n a g e M e n t So many of International Falls’ contemporaries have shut their doors. how has this remote mill survived? One of the first keys to its survival came more than 35 years ago. Dakota and Western Railroad (MD&W). but at times. and recycled pulp. The MD&W is a short line hauler taking products from both mills about three miles to the main CN line. some may come from further afield. The mill will also buy chips from area sawmills.” says Anderson. when copiers and home printers were beginning to make their mark. Most of the mill’s fiber comes from the region in the US. As Anderson says.100 tons/ day in sheets PM 2 dates from the mill’s opening in 1910 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 15 .” Anderson notes. “Being in these grades certainly helped us. the mill purchases pulp through the Fort Frances pipeline. Anderson estimates that 80% of International Falls’ production and 70% of Fort Frances’ is shipped by rail. Boise Cascade made the strategic decision to move to cut size papers. In another point of cooperation. It buys the rest from the state grid.profile mill started the Minnesota.
700. There is a well-educated workforce in Minnesota. PM 1 produces cut size paper that is destined for another special innovation developed at International Falls and introduced in 2004: the Boise® SPLOX® Paper Delivery System. another strategic decision taken was to rebuild the mill. the company’s best selling multi-use copy paper. it is easy to see the importance of the mill to the town and surrounding communities. has joined the National Network for Pulp and Paper Technology Training (NPT2). SPLOX stands for speed loading box. three digesters.” explains Anderson. including the latest automation features such as state-of-the-art quality and distributed control systems.” PM 1 also produces Boise® X-9® multipurpose papers. besides the new paper machine. International Falls. “We have a great employee base. and repositional note paper (that is. half of the mill’s lifespan.profile mill Prior to 1975. Over two years. the mill added a new bleach plant (three-stage with chlorine dioxide as the main bleaching agent). Performance Certified seal of approval for five years running. with a special top that makes it easy to unload the paper. Partnership will help In December 2010. Its production consists primarily of uncoated freesheet (cut size paper). A number of white paper grades also contain recycled content. warehouse. besides newsprint. forms and foil packaging papers for use in cigarette packages. This led into his position at the mill as public affairs manager. two Will sheeters. fathers. With about 830 fulltime employees and another 360 under contract (including wood suppliers). Boise X-9 has earned the Buyers Laboratory Inc. the mill also made bag papers. the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 mill can and has produced paper with up to 100% recycled content With a wire width of 380 in. two package boilers. Over the years the owners have not been afraid to spend money. PMs 2. the partnership “will make available additional training and experience necessary to meet the increasing demand for advanced technology workers at the local Boise Inc. usually 20-30%.” The population of International Falls is about 6. Boise FIREWORX contains about 30% recycled content. Boise holds the patent on the machine that stacks five reams (2. sons and daughters. Boise invests annually in the equipment.. “The box unfolds and the paper is ready to go. 3 and 4 are in the original machine building and are parallel to each other. but by no means least. This workforce along with the capital improvements and the product lines say why Boise is still here. However. “It’s great for high speed copiers.500 sheets) per box. and a high-pressure boiler (bark and biomass). According to Tammy Cook. ﬂexible packaging such as microwavable popcorn bags. The recovery island underwent further modernization in 2001 during a $20-million overhaul that included rebuilding the recovery boiler. His work with the community went beyond the mill. the National Center for Pulp and Paper Technology Training announced that Rainy River Community College (RRCC). and Boise®FIREWORX® colored papers (40-50). In all. He started in production with what was then Mando. Bob Anderson: A special man As noted Bob Anderson has been with the International Falls mill for 50 years. Papermakers operating these machines produce a wide variety of papers. paper with a strip of adhesive along one edge). There are numerous families that have sent generations of workers to the mill: grandfathers. including laser copier paper C1S release paper. In 1988. mothers. He also served as mayor of International Falls. Anderson credits the workforce at the mill. The wood plant and recovery boiler were upgraded. including the installation of a new PM 1. PM 1 can far outstrip its “older” siblings. recognizing the paper’s outstanding performance of papers in office machinery. $535 million was invested. The three machines also produce more of the specialty grades that International Falls markets. director of instructional services at RRCC.” 17 . Finally. The box is designed for productivity and ergonomics. lime kiln. mill.
maintenance. Inc. reduces sizing costs. This is a Minnesota Occupational Health and Safety Administration program. for the outstanding operation.mill profile Pack more performance into your paperboard. To read more articles on Papermaking.” As for advances in communications. Anderson explained why International Falls has been around for 100 years and he explains how it will survive another 100. .” PPI Commitment makes the best chemistry. Buckman’s Medallion cationic polymer sizing system increases your control. About 90% of the ash is then used as a soil additive on agricultural land in the area. the mill produces 548.com In total. visit our Papermaking Technology Channel at www. Environmental sustainability is core to the success of the mill and Boise Inc.com/ technologychannels/papermaking April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) For more information call 1-800-BUCKMAN or visit buckman. have a plan for employee safety training and education. dry strength treatment for recycled systems keeps production high. “It will be by being quick on our feet with regards to grades. “We have gone through various communications revolutions before. an allocation of resources to address safety issues.com ©2011 Buckman Laboratories International. The employer must demonstrate leadership. Find out more. electronics is just the latest. Employees have earned the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Certificate of Commendation six times since 1998. and management of the mill wastewater treatment system.000 tons/year of uncoated free sheet. And our high-solids. the same things that brought us the first 100 years. Anderson says that 100% of the mill’s wood waste and 90% of its sludge are recovered for fuel for the high-pressure boiler. have systems in place that identify and control workplace hazards and. This includes a continuous improvement in all phases of the operation. Safety remains the integral value of the mill and the company.” Anderson states. Calcium stabilizers for recycled systems reduce scale and foam and improve paperboard strength. The mill’s main market is North America. “We were the first business in Minnesota to receive the MN Star Flag that says we are a safe operation. Turn to Buckman to raise paperboard production efficiency and quality.risi. and ensures greater consistency from reel to reel. equipment and keeping the people trained. Contact your Buckman representative or visit buckman. he says.
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MAJOR FORMS OF WOOD EXTR A C T I V E S According to Back and Allen. Some fundamental information is also referenced to better understand how the roadmap to successful strategy for extractives control and related best practices were defined. dryers and calender stack deposits. Fiber recovery steps in terms of efficient screening or floatation units (DAF) are often introduced to conserve overall process yield. press section. The compromise between reduction of extractives levels and potential fiber losses needs to be understood. reaching all the way to printing press deposits and printability complications. and application of dispersants to increase flow of extractives with the pressate stream. utilized widely for pitch control under acid pH. effect of water chemistry. REMOVING EXTRACTIVES FROM THE SYSTEM It needs to be stressed that the main strategy for any deposit control program should be reducing the amount of potentially detrimental. should also be evaluated through detailed studies of extractives mass balance. This important industry trend has redefined challenges related to extractives control by limiting an access to aluminum chemistry. Optimizing pH at the thickening stage to increase the solubility of extractives.. Blending virgin mechanical pulps and recycled fiber can also create additional opportunities for uncontrolled agglomeration of colloidal pitch and stickies particles. Natural wood extractives will remain a primary focus of this article. triglycerides and sterols all distribute themselves within the pitch particle in a way to expose more hydrophillic groups to water and to hide more hydrophobic components inside the core of colloidal 21 . issues related to controlling pitch and stickies are becoming increasingly more important to the overall economic results of many paper mills. fatty and rosin acids. energy in mechanical pulping (refining or grinding) results in colloidal dispersion of wood extractives and unimodal distribution of all pitch components within colloidal particles. The trend towards neutral pH operations in mechanical grades has been driven primarily by the ability to utilize higher brightness calcium carbonate fillers. Nalco’s DC-PRO Contaminant Control Technology program provides such a systemwide approach based on an understanding of the naPulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 W ture of contaminants. These issues normally extend beyond typical wet end runnability. with some additional insight to colloidal fraction of synthetic stickies. and even alkaline pH. Although small amounts of either alum or polyaluminum chloride (PAC) are still commonly used under neutral.. and an overall process stability and monitoring strategy that make extractives control more effective. Individual pitch components. it is clear that pitch control under neutral pH is more challenging and requires careful system wide focus. decreased and highly varying quality of recycling raw materials. should always be attempted and maximized. a trend towards neutral pH in mechanical grades and the increasing application of high-yield pulps (HYP) in typical fine paper furnish. hydrophobic contaminants entering the system. FINE TUNING OPPORTUNITIES IN WOOD EXTRACTIVES CONTROL ith the increased content of recycled fiber. Every opportunity to use any significant thickening stage in TMP and bleaching plants (hydrogen peroxide bleaching plants offer such opportunities) to divert rich contaminant pressate streams out from the process. resulting in productivity and quality issues.chemicals By PRZEMYSLAW PRUSZYNSKI DC-PRO Contaminant Control Technology offers papermakers an innovative chemistry solution and application expertise leading to.
and reducing the detrimental impact of fraction larger than colloidal. lower repulsive forces between charges or increase energy of collisions between particles leads to increased agglomeration. Richardson studied solubility of various resin acids as a function of pH in distilled and process water. all factors that either lower their charge level. Since colloidal stability is based on repulsion of anionic particles. in the cases of using blended fiber sources and in systems using calcium carbonate used as fillers. Fig. preventing colloidal agglomeration seems to be a key to success. Stickies enter the papermaking process with a larger spectrum of initial sizes. • Managing soluble fraction of extractives by preventing its re-precipitation. These challenges are significantly higher at neutral and alkaline pH. Further. 1 . increases. responsible for its colloidal stability. controlling the detrimental effect of large particles (detackification) is generally a part of every stickies control program. provide particles with a surface anionic charge. This easily explains why the terms of shear. In most general terms he concluded that solubility of these species gradually increased with pH. focusing on colloidal fraction remains very important. Therefore. temperature and pH shocks come to mind as major destabilizing factors for colloidal materials. Soluble resin and fatty acid salts may also be a source of deposits when they react with calcium ion to form insoluble calcium salts. or when their solubility is suddenly decreased by recirculation to areas of the process with lower pH. Steric stabilization from sugars adsorbed on the surface provides some additional stability to colloidal particles. mainly carboxylic groups from fatty and resin acids on the surface. FA C T O R S A F F E C T I N G A G G L O M E R AT I O N OF COLLOIDAL PITCH Controlling colloidal pitch particles requires a clear understanding of factors that affect their stability. In essence. especially when pH=7 was approached. Acid functions.chemicals particles. as it prevents formation of very detrimental secondary stickies. mainly resin and to a lesser extent fatty acids. In the case of natural wood pitch control where most of extractives enter the system in colloidal form.STRuCTuRE OF COLLOIDAL PITCH PARTICLE AND bASIC PITCH COMPONENTS AT VARIOuS PH VALuES 22 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) . 1. especially at higher pH solubility levels of some pitch components. Even in stickies control applications however. successful deposit control strategy needs to include preventing agglomeration of colloidal fraction. GENERAL EXTRACTIVES CONTROL S T R AT E G Y Two major focuses of extractives control strategy can be clearly identified and defined: • Preventing uncontrolled agglomeration of colloidal fraction. Fig.
configuration of feed points and effective program monitoring. especially at high conductivity. which can trigger significant deposition problems. leading to a reduction of cationic charge. Their success 23 . while mild. An almost universal source of charge in cationic polymers is an amine function. retain their charge regardless of pH and are recommended as a choice for neutral and especially alkaline papermaking. especially around pH=pKa value of carboxylic function (pKa≈5). already unstable. cationic charge density of the polymeric additives.chemicals Conductivity change resulting in screening individual charges and in turn reducing repulsive forces between anionic colloidal particles is also less often considered. bleaching and papermaking operations creating large potential for instability. Fixation of colloidal particles to the elements of papermaking furnish has historically been done through the application of chemical additives operating solely by a charged neutralization mechanism. determined conditions for successful fixation by avoiding complicating process of agglomeration of colloidal particles. secondary and tertiary amine functions develop a positive charge in water through attaching a proton (H+). Such a proton can be detached at higher pH (depending on amine structure and its basicity). 2 μm and 3μm represents an increase of relative mass from 1 to 8 and 27 (volume Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 of sphere particle is proportional to r3). M A J O R S T R AT E G I E S I N CONTROLLING COLLOIDAL PITCH The cheapest and most abundant detackifiers for pitch and stickies particles remain fibers and fines. Increasing the diameter of typical colloidal pitch particle between 1 μm. Delaying this action makes extractives control more expensive and often less effective. A stable retention program and an adequate level of retention is also an indispensable element of a successful fixation-based pitch/stickies control program. Primary. In most general terms he concluded that aggressive treatment resulted in undesired agglomeration. systems. Changes in pH. This easy evaluation provides the opportunity to assess the “health” of colloidal pitch dispersion by monitoring not only a number but also the size of its particles. Negative charge of the controlled particles. Papermakers should actively take full advantage from initial colloidal dispersion created in the pulping process and prevent the natural process of colloidal agglomeration by applying fixation additives very early in the process. Effectiveness of the fixation mechanism strongly depends on the proper selection of fixatives. It is therefore well understood why sudden changes in pH or just localized pH drop. Information collected systematically may provide a mill with important clues when things unexpectedly worsen. Microscopic evaluation of the amount of colloidal pitch particles throughout the papermaking process remains the best and simplest way to monitor the amount of colloidal pitch. Quaternary ammonium salts do not display such charge sensitivity related to pH. Nalco in Canada introduced a class of fixative products known as HYBRIDS in 1993. gradual treatment led to desired attachment of particles to the fibers and fines. Vahasalla. Factors affecting colloidal stability make it very clear that improving machine chemical stability needs to constantly be a goal of the papermaker. but can still be a significant trigger to poor colloidal stability. Such stability projects are especially important for mechanical grades of paper with their close integration of pulping. F I X AT I O N A N D A G G L O M E R AT I O N : H Y b R I D F I X AT I V E S Flow Cytometry has been used recently to study changes in size and surface tackiness of hydrophobic particles during fixation. Papermakers should look for pitch deposits in cases when overdosing bleaching chemicals is required to reach certain brightness targets. It is very important to catch such early stages of agglomeration to prevent formation of larger deposits. Attaching hydrophobic colloidal particles to cellulosic materials effectively prevents their agglomeration. It does not require further explanation how such a seemingly small particle size increase affects colloidal stability. Fig. in the work on fixative treatment of coated broke latexes. pH and the level of soluble anionic trash all affect the effectiveness of additives that operate through charge neutralization. 2. HYBRIDS were defined as lower charge and higher molecular weight when compared with typical coagulants. vary the amount of charge by changing degree of dissociation of carboxylic functions on the surface of colloidal particles.
with polymer loops and tails expanding further out from fiber surface and as a result form well-defined and persisting (slow penetration into fiber structure) cationic patch. The special position that this group of fixatives occupies was confirmed by Richardson in work on how various classes of fixatives interact with major components of natural pitch in terms of their ability to fix the fiber (desired) or deposit on other surfaces (undesired).PLACEMENT OF HYbRID POLYMERS IN CHARGE – MOLECuLAR WEIGHT TECHNOLOGY SPACE (bLuE SHADE ON THE bACkGROuND SYMbOLIzES CONTRIbuTION OF CHARGE NEuTRALIzATION) 24 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) . lower charge fixatives are more specific in driving fixation of pitch components towards the fiber. 2 . 3. Lower charge density of HYBRID fixatives have the built-in protection against aggressive charge neutralization and operate through mild charge neutralization as recommended by Vahasalla. stickies. Such cationic patch provides an attractive force towards anionic col- loidal pitch particles. significantly changes the situation related to soluble extractives management. HYBRIDS assume less compact conformation on the fiber. This observation might well be explained in terms of a Patch Assisted Fixation mechanism illustrated in Fig. Both seasonality in the fatty acids:triglycerides ratio and the effect of applying the hydrolytic enzyme. Richardson indicated that these non-classical. Controlling hardness in papermaking systems utilizing calcium carbonate fillers requires a constant Fig. Nalco is currently working towards a new generation of HYBRID polymers with charge neutralization and patch forming properties tuned further to specific extractives types and system conditions. MANAGING SOLubLE FRACTION: P R E V E N T I N G P R E C I P I TAT I O N Preventing precipitation of insoluble salts of fatty and resin acids requires controlling concentration of calcium ion and understanding changes in solubility as a function of pH. due to higher molecular weight combined with lower charge density. pH and system temperature. There is little that can be done to reduce the concentration of fatty or resin acids as it is defined by chemical structure.chemicals in treatment of a wide range of hydrophobic materials (pitch. directing them towards the fiber surface while their residual negative charge limits the competitive and undesired agglomeration process. Lipase. coated broke) could be well explained by their molecular structure. At the same time.
Fixation in these streams is not recommended. an acidic TMP stream mixed with calcium carbonate containing DIP pulp causes hardness development. as it will result in local hardness generation.chemicals focus on pH control and optimization of saveall operations to limit the amount of calcium carbonate fillers recirculation back to acidic TMP operations. Typically. Application of CO2 directly in pH control or to increase system alkalinity through in-situ reaction with caustic (ADALKA) are also good options for pH management with low hardness generation. Instead some mills benefited from stabilizing effect of either non-ionic of low charge anionic dispersants added to these lean water streams. Monitoring hardness out of the broke chest. is the best way to detect any symptoms of localized pH drops in the tower (pH measurement itself may not be sensitive enough). bLENDING DIFFERENT FIbER SOuRCES: bEST PRACTICES It has been generally observed that machines using mixed TMP and DIP experience more severe deposit issues than systems using a single pulp source. This also includes following best practices in broke management and preventing microbiological activity in broke chests. since in the absence of fibers and fines it would result in pitch destabilization and deposits. Any opportunity for a local pH drop needs to be reviewed and avoided. destabilization of colloidal pitch and . Colloidal and soluble pitch found in clear white water stream generated by saveall operation often agglomerates and forms troublesome deposits in white water tanks and lines. in addition to pH.
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: Pitch Control.. Faculty of Chemical Engineering. Global Technical Specialist. on-line control and monitoring of deposit control applications and a better understanding and control of extractives distribution within the sheet structure (important to dryers. Turku. LIN. A. A. CONCLuSION Extractives control requires a total system approach to be fully successful. P LEROUX.PATCH-ASSISTED FIXATION MECHANISM WITH HYbRID POLYMERS chemistry.E.. ALLEN. implementing early and specific fixation of TMP and DIP streams prior to their blending. R. N. PPI By Przemyslaw Pruszynski. A new mechanism of operation of HYBRID polymer was proposed. Finland. Åbo Akademi University. 54-58 (1997) 7.and PRUSZYNSKI. 3 . J. P . R. 59(2). MCLEAN D.E. Atlanta (2000) 3. 114. WALLER. STACK. P STURTEVANT.: Ph.. D.. 219 (2003) 4. PRUSZYNSKI.. P and SMITH. L. 2006 5. D. BACK.: APPITA Journal. WATKINS. VÄHÄSALO. K. 57(1).: APPITA Journal. 24 (2010) 2. visit our Chemicals Technology Channel at www. . L. The mill observed a severe loss of machine efficiency related to calender stack deposition after converting its operation to neutral pH.. (2005). 60(2). 100 (9).chemicals Fig..D.: Appita Conference Proceeding. 112-119 (2007) 8.risi. . 13-18 (2004) To read more articles on Chemicals. PRUSZYNSKI. Nalco Company Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 LITERATURE 1. Further work in optimizing fixatives chemistry. L. and ANGELAC. J.R. 6. M.: APPITA Journal.. M. adding polishing fixative treatment closer to paper machine and CO2 pH control all resulted in full recovery of machine efficiency lost as a result of conversion. Wood Resin and Deresination. 98(9).H. Tappi Press. Changing deposit control program to quaternary fixatives..E. A-P Pulp and .S. P JAKUBOWSKI. POLVERARI. PRUSZYNSKI. calender stack and printing press deposits) will remain major development efforts in this area. PARSONS. T.: Paper Canada. MAHER. T. C. YOUNG. STALLARD. ARMSTRONG.com/ technologychannels/chemicals 27 ....: .. L. the application of HYBRID fixative to TMP pulp. and DECHANDT. . Essential technical elements of these programs were discussed in this paper. DECHANDT. Thesis. RICHARDSON. and RICHARDSON. J. Pulp and Paper Canada. T. Watkins..
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Utopia contributes to the creation of powerful marketing pieces A According to April Van Camp. Their product range allows us to meet customer needs from offset to rotogravure to digital and their prices are competitive. Is this the road to the future for a wide range of paper producers? Who better to ask than the customers? Says Bill Thorburn. an independent paper merchant in Minneapolis. is based in Combined Locks. especially since the broadening of the brand to embrace sustainability issues. Appleton Coated process engineer. Producing more than 400. “Our ability to improve consistency and save money is facilitated by an open relationship with strategic suppliers with uniqueness and personality that people often want to keep. A SENSE OF URGENCY FOR CUSTOMERS Ann Whalen. brochures. Appleton Coated is an ideal fit for us.” Notes Patti Reppucci.000 tons/ yr of fine paper on three machines. and fine art books. owner of the Thorburn Group.” Adds Linda Hartinger. Appleton Coated. marketing & Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 29 . a leading printer in New England. MN. the launch of Utopia ink jet grades represents yet another plus for their position in the high end coated paper market. corporate communications. “Our customers don’t want any excuses for “green” papers. senior sales executive with Universal Millenium. “We have become true partners with our customers. senior vice president. “As a branding design firm. We can now also offer the efficiency of shorter runs. as well.papermaking By MARTIN KOEPENICK From the branding firms to the printers. its marketing and sales team sells through paper merchants. Its Utopia line of premium coated papers is the brand of choice for marketing campaigns. sustainability is not just a phrase THE NEW MODEL? ppleton Coated. We value the full Utopia range. And green or not. Appleton Coated could be called an embodiment of sustainability. performing at a lower level. because they fill orders quickly with consistent quality.” To say there is an enthusiastic following for Utopia may not be an overstatement. and the variability that ink jet allows in terms of content — without giving up quality. we must make paper choices without compromise—meaning that high performance and green go together. technologies and techniques to help them maximize growth and profitability. paper merchants. and even suppliers to Appleton Coated.Appleton Coated’s Utopia brand has been a market leader for more than 16 years. WI. More recently. and has continued to maintain a preferred position. Our customers are also assured of social responsibility. We are constantly strategizing and generating new ideas. lives and breathes customer support. combined with an honest “green” commitment. a subsidiary of Arjo Wiggins. including the new inkjet offering. we can’t afford waste from poor print runs due to inferior paper. known for its Utopia family of premium coated papers. president and CEO of Anchor Paper.
Adapting formulations. “We make paper to match beliefs of customers and ourselves. outperformed their competitors.” customer services. The Green Zone. More than 80% of consumers are buying green products and services. “Our goal to raise efficiency April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) 30 . and a commitment to minimizing waste. believes that “Versatility is designed into the way we run our paper machines. recognized as focusing on sustainability.papermaking Dale Kohl. centering around customers. “Appleton Coated satisﬁes our customers and us for all the right reasons.com/greenzone/ for more information. many businesses are leading with a genuine concern for social or sustainable choices. We actually offer an environmental calculator to help customers better understand the facts about our mutual practices to make the world a better place. inspecting the color bars of a test print to insure proper ink and water balance of the Komori press Mark Pikturna. Says Pikturna. reduced energy consumption. an increasing role of “green” in the US economy. Says Van Ert. knowledge and availability. “Strategically. “Sustainability is our way of life. or connects to our mill and our community.” Mark Pikturna. and employing advanced chemistry allow for continuous improvement. emphasizes ﬂexibility and a sense of urgency on behalf of customers.” Go to http://www. adjusted raw material mixes. So. “Our marketing themes. Fast grade changes and high machine efficiency are mandatory. and everyone who touches our products. monitoring key parameters closely. technical services representative. 85% of employees believe corporate sustainability programs generate greater employee pride and engagement. made by self-motivated people. CEO of Appleton Coated. Thorburn adds. we have our work cut out for us. and Print With a Purpose actually represent the essence of who we are. we make the grade when a customer places an order. Sixteen out of 18 companies. We respond quickly to customer needs.” Continues Whalen. While most paper mills schedule in block scheduling. Quality for a fair price demands extreme efficiency. reduced breaks. but our dedication to premium and green performance are beliefs that can inspire others. Appleton Coated director of operations. the power of print combined with social responsibility. in fact. Appleton Coated director of operations. and the development of entirely new grades for the digital and inkjet markets. our objective is to make products that serve a purpose in society. 43% of companies plan to increase spending on green marketing. believes that “Versatility is designed into the way we run our paper machines Some green facts Appleton Coated research indicates that there is. The sustainability branding of Utopia is not just a gimmick to satisfy popular trends. “We are known for reliability.” Says Sandy Van Ert. who care about others. for Appleton Coated.appletoncoated. PUTTING FLEXIBILITY I N T O PA P E R M A K I N G A decisive difference over the last five years has been the determination to increase ﬂexibility for faster grade changes. Appleton Coated. Far more than political correctness.
and consistent output. We became faster and more nimble. For the publishing market. Utopia Book Inkjet is offered in a 45-lb matte text. Adds Pikturna. and they came through. “High-speed.” says Paul Bradshaw. so the Appleton Coated recently introduced Utopia® Inkjet and Utopia® Book Inkjet products for high-speed. Appleton Coated process engineer. and less into the ecosystem. “Our goals demand participation in brainstorming.” 31 . inkjet web presses. Appleton Coated’s senior vice president of publishing papers. Another plus from the silica nanoparticle products is an improvement in solids at the forming section.” According to April Van Camp. while at the same time reduced raw material costs.papermaking began with a complete reevaluation of formulations and methods of running our paper machines. diligence and hard work. Utopia Inkjet coating technology was developed jointly with HP to supply coated product to early adopters of high-speed. With the optimized coating of Utopia Inkjet. “One valuable development has been the switch to new alkyl ketene dimer emulsion (AKD) formulations. When a supplier contributes creative input and hands-on benefits Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 like prescreens in our own lab. inkjet web presses Propelling inkjet Appleton Coated recently introduced Utopia® Inkjet and Utopia® Book Inkjet products for high-speed. One important step forward was the application of a 4th generation nanoparticle system that boosted production on one machine. “This technology can have a dramatic impact on improving the publisher’s supply chain by lowering ﬁnished goods inventories and reducing the cost of obsolescence. “Being a lean organization can actually be an asset if suppliers are prepared to take on risks. and saved a lot of energy on another. having fewer breaks and faster grade changes. “We improved the cost basis and running statistics for PM 6 and PM 7. On the environmental front.” Pikturna and his team all point to the importance of extending their capabilities through close relations with strategic suppliers. Eka Chemicals has played a critical role in our success. It’s only natural that they should gain from our success by getting a greater share of the business. based upon projects to optimize runnability and efficiency. which size more efficiently. Pikturna notes that the application of advanced wet end chemistry also reduced the amount of solids in water systems. printers can run high-quality. We explored avenues of paper science on a conceptual and practical level to impact runnability. being higher in solids. inkjet web press technology is a game-changer for the book publishing business. requiring less energy to dry. which produces a dryer sheet. inkjet web platforms in North America. transport costs are lower. It will immediately improve the supply chain by lowering costs for the custom publishing business and has even more potential for improvement on the short-run offset side of the business. “The saveall and whitewater systems are now cleaner. inkjet web platforms in North America. “Our ability to improve consistency and save money is facilitated by an open relationship with strategic suppliers.” Pikturna proudly confirms that millions of dollars were saved in 2010. four-color. four-color. Fewer pounds of solids go into waste treatment. including extensive lab testing and trials. an industry ﬁrst for highvolume continuous-feed inkjet production platforms. while at the same time opening the way for greater ﬂexibility to accommodate customer requests. full-color jobs faster than 400 ft/min. Greater clarity and control of the wet end allowed for adopting grades faster and more effectively. We challenged them. this can make the difference between marginal success and a big win. quality. Utopia Inkjet coating technology was developed jointly with HP to supply coated product to early adopters of high-speed. In addition. because they have been part of the team striving to meet very tough objectives. and developing new grades more easily.
We have been very successful with improving coatings. Atlanta. Eka Chemicals. GA. visit our Papermaking Technology Channel at www.risi. while at the same time lowering costs through new formulations. “You have to closely watch gloss performance. they documented a wide range of factors.” R E T H I N K I N G C O AT I N G F O R M U L AT I O N S Comments Jeff Alderton. fiber blends. Scholastic Inc. Appleton Coated feels that it is important to give back to the community and to support our employees in their volunteer efforts. April Van Camp and Mike Sigman. before of lower dosages with equal or better effectiveness.papermaking Jeff Alderton. Pikturna has assigned energy teams for each machine. based on the demand. our shareholders and ourselves—all with the environment and community in mind. Energy efficiency has risen because of synthetic doctor blades applied at the dryer section. and learning software for the computer lab. where caliper needs to be and so on. Innova. Less sizing in the system also allowed our retention aids to work better. Appleton Coated’ annual financial support of the Fox Valley Literacy Coalition helps fund textbooks. They developed tools that operators now use to plan. process engineer with Appleton Coated.” Van Camp and Alderton worked closely on the issue of grade changes. ranging from the way dyes are set up. and know that we are making a difference every day and for the long term. and adjust as needed. makes it easy to sleep at night.” PPI Martin Koepenick. Concludes Van Ert. Taking a holistic view. In fact. student workbooks. works closely with Appleton Coated responds generously to provide a large selection of books to national and local organizations. Variable speed pumps have been implemented to tune into the need at the moment. and make sure that mottle does not occur. Projects range from a reduction in silo temperature on PM 7 to work around doctor blades to improve the coefficient of friction. On PM 7 we introduced a new formulation of AKD and saw immediate cost savings. AkzoNobel product costs us less.com/ technologychannels/papermaking April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) 32 . “Making money for our customers. they shaved off 20% of the time previously required. process engineer with Appleton Coated. picture dictionaries. has been writing about the forest products industry for many years To read more articles on Papermaking. Book Publisher.
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as shown in the rainfall maps. with a production of more than 18 million tons/yr. Fulghum Fibres has a very active presence in the international woodchip market. The year 2010 was unusual in many ways. had a direct effect in wetlands hardwood harvesting operations in the area. The effects of the “El Niño” phenomenon (the variable climate pattern that occurs across the tropical Pacific Ocean about every three to five years) was intense in the US South.Urograndis plantations at AMCEL Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 35 . and with offices and representatives in various places worldwide including USA. data service). Fulghum Fibres was contacted by a R AMCEL chip mill and Santana port.inter national logistics By ROLAND FRITSCH South American chips came to the rescue when foul weather made harvesting operations in the US south east virtually impossible CHIP AND SHIP aw material supply security is always a major concern for pulp and paper companies. Different paper companies started a quest to find supplemental raw material sources that could supply enough woodchips to keep the mills up and running. It is one of the driving forces of the industry and a company’s raw material procurement plan can often make the difference between success and failure. bringing a large surplus of rain to the area.O. Uruguay. Chile. logs procurement operations. This increase in rainfall. The most important implication of local fiber supply was the drastic reduction in some cases in the pulp logs and woodchip inventory at the different pulp and paper mills in the south east US. Brazil Typical five-year-old E. making it almost impossible to be carried out. With 35 chipping operations under contract. but especially in terms of weather. export operations. Fulghum Fibres specializes in fiber processing and trading. Australia. New Zealand and South Africa. in certain areas up to 200% (N.A. In 2009. The immediate challenge was to avoid running out of raw material and the associated extra costs of replacing those raw materials. Amapa.A.
Fortunately Fulghum had these permits in place and received the blessing to continue this importing. the first vessel from Brazil to the US While Fulghum was involved in the AMCEL chipping operation. next to the Amazon river. with an expansion capacity of up to three million tons/yr.inter national logistics February’s normal rainfall vs. There was. providing technical assistance and evaluating possible new projects. At the same time. This. had capacity available. so it was not possible to fulfill GP’s requirements from Fulghum’s existing operations. a missing link: the USDA permits to import eucalyptus woodchips from a tropical zone into the US. The client was Nippon Paper and the operation was AMCEL. Fulghum’s Chilean and Uruguayan operations had their production already committed. however. a joint venture in Brazil between Marubeni Corporation. February’s 2010 rainfall in the US South (Gulf) Logistics Chain long-time customer to provide technical assistance at one of their operations. Located in the northeast corner of Brazil. A U S E n q U i ry Loading chips into the hold of the Crimson Mercury. AMCEL. Nippon Paper Industries and NYK-Nippon Yusen Kaisha. Fulghum and AMCEL started working hard and fast on their production programs to evaluate this challenge. together with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody permits that Fulghum had in hand through its export April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) 36 . G-P investigated import port options in the Gulf area to unload woodchip carriers. however. Fulghum’s headquarters in the US received an enquiry from Georgia-Pacific (G-P) about importing woodchips from Fulghum’s South American operations or for contacts from Fulghum’s extensive fiber network. AMCEL produces close to one million tons/yr of Eucalyptus Urograndis (with a small percentage of Acacia Mangium).
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LA. More rainy years such as 2010 could be ahead. ofﬂoaded and transported to the two pulp mills within the forecasted time frames • The chips were stored. but the need for supplemental volume was balanced with the technological advantages of the eucalyptus short fiber supply. making it very attractive to the world pulp and paper industry. www.000 green short tons of Eucalyptus chips to the two pulp mills was statistically small in comparison with the overall fiber consumption. search our online magazines archives www. including having a back up volume committed from a “trouble free” zone. PPI Roland Fritsch. before hatch closing Unloading at the reserve. with the first incoming ship for MWV. port rates at Beaumont were also lower than expected. the unloading team reached the required rates. Senior Business Development Manager. The benefit of planning in advance for such contingencies. the Crimson Mercury To read more articles on this topic. April and May 2010. This was obviously a new venture for both pulp mills. although with time.fulghumﬁbres. The four vessels of chips imported to the US Gulf region were processed during the months of March.com/magazines 40 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) .risi.com Eucalyptus Urograndis is a fast growing species that was genetically designed to grow in warm tropical weather and has similar characteristics to its worldfamous relative and “world star” Eucalyptus Globulus. using a single species supply as compared with the diet of mixed southern hardwood chips. digested and processed into final products with no downtime • Some encouraging signs on kappa control and paper machine speeds were reported.inter national logistics A vessel hold with fumigation products inside. it is safe to conclude the following: • The logistics from Brazil to the Southeastern USA worked for both pulp mills • The chips were imported with the appropriate USDA approvals • The chips were received. MWV’s Jeff Zimmer. Fulghum Fibres. could be extremely beneficial for the pulp and paper industry. While the supply of 200.
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ORDERS & CONTRACTS Honeywell announced its Precision FotoFiber solution has won the Paper Industry Technical Association’s (ATIP) Silver Palm Award. Sweden. in early 2011. Startup is scheduled for the first half of 2013. The orders comprise ozone generators and their construction works. sustained oscillations will occur. The Indian family-owned business has invested in an OnQ quality control system for the PM 2 test liner and fluting machine. a chlor alkali manufacturer. Spain. with an additional earn out over the next three years if certain performance metrics are achieved. and the operation of the system will start from 2013. which produces 250 tons/day of corrugated cardboard with a wire width of 4. continues to grow. which will be used to bleach kraft pulps. The project marked the world’s first flange-to-flange replacement for a GE 6B gas turbine. N E G O T I AT I O N S Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose are in advanced negotiations towards concluding a contract for the supply of all Pulp & Paper International (PPI) A p r i l 2 0 1 1 43 . In only seven weeks. The office is responsible for sales in Brazil and for service in the whole of South America. Replacing the key components of the gas turbine with new.5-million tone/yr greenfield pulp mill of Suzano to be built in the state of Maranhão in the northeastern part of Brazil. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS PolyOne has announced the sale of its 50% ownership interest in SunBelt Chlor Alkali Partnership to Olin. At this point of the negotiations the value of the delivery were not disclosed. Hawk Measurement has announced the purchase of Fluidic Flowmeters. 70 km northeast of New Delhi. which recognizes innovation in the French paper industry. AWARDS main pulp making technology for the 1. and now very much established as the leading solution for paper recyclers. Qurius UK has announced that it has signed an agreement with Palm Recycling to deliver its Enwis (formerly known as Regenerist) business management software solution. specifically designed for the waste and recycling industry. Enwis is based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution. which Lorentzen & Wettre with head office in Stockholm. Deliveries will begin from February 2012. To further strengthen the local customer services a new sales and service office was opened in São Paulo. The two companies presented Jaz™ silk at the Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne. Switzerland. which utilize specially designed geometric shapes to create an environment where self-induced. commissioned Voith Paper Automation with the stepwise upgrade of PM 2 at its Meerut location. China. a MD color control as well as a local service contract for the OnQ quality control system are part of the scope of supply. Yuen Foong Yu Paper MFG (Yangzhou) signed a contract with PMP to rebuild the reel of PM 1. The new winder will be installed in the company’s mill in Houxiang Town. Fluidic Flowmeters’ products are classified as oscillatory flowmeters. Brazil. Danyang City in Jiangsu Province. The startup of the new winder is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011. Dev Priya Industries. a Chinese joint venture company of Oji Paper. Honeywell accepted the award at the ATIP gala dinner which was attended by 250 global and European papermakers and industry suppliers. GE has completed a major “flange-to-flange” upgrade of a Frame 6B gas turbine at an industrial recycling paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro (Zaragoza). This new paper grade has drawn on the experience of HP to combine the flexibility of inkjet with Sappi’s high quality paper.supplier news SUPPLIER NEWS AGREEMENTS Sappi Fine Paper Europe has announced that it has joined forces with HP to develop coated papers for the high-speed inkjet market. SunBelt. including $132 million in cash and the assumption of PolyOne’s guarantee of $43 million of SunBelt debt. advanced design parts has resulted in increased operating efficiency. PolyOne’s stake in SunBelt was sold to Olin for $175 million. The solution was commended for its cutting-edge technology. India. In May 2010. and reduce environmental impact and cost. Jaz™ silk is a coated paper for high-quality graphic applications such as direct mail or commercial print. for ozone systems to be used in facilities producing kraft pulp. PMT Winding will supply a winder to Jiangsu Danyang Chanfeng Paper.400 mm. a manufacturer of specialty flow measurement products for industrial process control systems. ability to boost productivity and quality. FA C I L I T I E S Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has received orders from Jiangsu Oji Paper. is a 50:50 joint venture formed in 1996 between PolyOne (formerly The Geon Company) and Olin. Furthermore. a significant reduction in emissions and a considerable life extension for the plant.
Paper width at reel is 3. The annual production capacity of the 6.15 per pound (USD). The assembly and startup were due in March 2011. or as permitted by contract. Orissa. and the white liquor plant including kiln and recausticizing equipment. a complete continuous cooking line and fiberline with an ECF bleaching plant. cutter/layboy. dryer. paper width at the reel should be 3. Effective immediately. Cascades has announced an investment that could total more than $30 million and the startup of a new technology at its Candiac.supplier news SUPPLIER NEWS produces fluting paper in the basis weight range 105-180 g/m2.4-m-wide (wire) machine is around 300. Laos. 44 April 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) . in Trafford. PM 3. a complete fiberline (continuous cooking. The kiln will be equipped with LimeFlashTM technology. It will allow Cascades to manufacture tissue products with fewer fibres. The scope of supply includes equipment for chip and bark handling. the pulp drying line (wet end. Startup of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The use of proven components and modules will ensure fast and trouble-free commissioning. washing. as well as rising freight costs. less water and fewer chemical products than in any other paper manufacturing process. by USD $50/ton in the United States and by USD $50/ metric tonne for international shipments. or as contracts allow. Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received significant orders from Union Paper Mills in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Asia Paper in Korean Republic. starch makedown expansion and general revamping of PM 2 to produce improved test-liner. Union Paper Mills placed an order for novelty spray-technology. Raumaster Paper’s (RMP) delivery will include a complete roll handling system from winder to warehouse.100 m/min. Cascades now becomes the only manufacturer in North America to have the Voith Atmos technology to produce a superior quality tissue paper with less recycled fibres. screening.000 tonnes/yr will be based at Partington Wharfside. UK. announces that it has been granted permission by the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency to use its Purate technology to produce chlorine dioxide for applications to control microorganism contamination in pulp and paper mill process water.000 tonnes and the design speed is 1. Raumaster Paper will supply a roll handling system for Saica Containerboard’s new production line in Trafford.744 mm and design speed after the rebuild up to 600 m/min.000 tonnes/yr in Muang Phin. less energy. The Metso-supplied containerboard machine. tissue paper mill. near Manchester in the United Kingdom. DuPont Titanium Technologies has announced a price increase of $0. and baling line). a joint venture of Andritz and Enmas Engineering. Buckman has announced a global price increase on products and programs to all market segments of 5% to 15% depending on the specific product or program and region of the world. Mounting raw material prices and availability. together with Enmas Andritz PVT. Increases became effective March 1 or as contracts allowed. runability components. Fujian Province in China successfully started up in February 2011. International technology Group Andritz has been awarded orders for the supply of fiberlines and chemical recovery systems for renowned customers in India and Laos. After the rebuild. including dregs washing/ dewatering). It received an order from Sun Paper Holding Lao to deliver major equipment for a new kraft pulp mill with a production capacity of 300. are the major drivers behind this increase. as well as rapid attainment of the product quality requirements. for all DuPont TiPure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades sold in North America (United States and Canada).960 mm and operation speed 800 m/min. oxygen delignification. QC. and bleaching). PM 3 produces fluting within the basis weight range of 80-120 g/m2. Andritz Pulp & Paper. recovery boiler and evaporation plant. Startup is scheduled in October 2012. The delivery encompasses the latest technology in woodyard equipment. PRICING Effective April 1. the AkzoNobel Pulp and Paper Chemicals business. will supply a fiberline and recovery island for the pulp mill (design capacity: 635 bdt/d) of JK Paper in Rayagada. of Fujian Liansheng Paper in Zhangzhou City. as well as the white liquor plant (kiln. R E G U L AT I O N S Eka Chemicals. Canexus has increased the price of sodium chlorate by CAD $50/metric tonne in Canada. The new lightweight containerboard production line with the production capacity of 400. recausticizing. The production line was started up with a Metso wet end machine clothing package. Startup is scheduled for late 2012.
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