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Is it time to stop talking about tons in the containerboard industry?
Is it time to stop talking about tons in the containerboard industry?

I was recently having a discussion with a senior executive in the containerboard industry. We were talking about the move to lighter weight containerboard. I was pointing out the pressure the recycled mills with their lighter weight board are putting on the old line virgin or mostly virgin fiber mills in the US. His comeback was that they still represent 90% of the market and dictate what happens in the business. I am not so sure that their representation of position in the market is accurately reflected if one thinks only of tons...

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The PM40 closed Friday, 31 October 2014 at 3347.

3 Nov 14 Get the latest PM40 update by listening to the weekly Nips show by Pulp & Paper Radio International.

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The PM40 closed 31 October 2014 up 13% from the 1 November 2013 level.

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Disconnected Comparisons

In this issue we evaluate Kimberly Clark Corp and Neenah Paper, Inc.

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Insider Trading

Reported insider trading since the last issue of PaperMoney.

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Amusing & Interesting

Spotlight on Forest of the Future

Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles are the future?

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Supplier News

L.C. Paper Started Up PM2

Rebuild was mainly to reduce PM2 energy costs and improve paper machine efficiency

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Voith Installs a New Stock Preparation System

Meets the rising demand for graphic paper in the Indian market

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Market News of Note

Catalyst to Take Temporary Curtailment

Strategy to match production with domestic market demand and inventory

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Plum Creek's Forestland in Montana and Washington

An important conservation project

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Rentech, Inc.'s Start-up of the Wood Pellet Facility

Total capacity of the Atikokan wood pellet facility is 100,000 tonnes

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Valmet's New OptiBin Innovation

Provides an increase in production of about 1,000 Adt/yr

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Major Expenditures

BillerudKorsnäs Invests for Growth in Sack Paper Markets

Volume to be increased and the quality of sack papers improved

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Georgia-Pacific Investing for the Future

Housing market and economy are continuing to show a slow and steady improvement

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International Paper Announces Investment at Mill

To increase energy efficiencies and strengthen its competitive position

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Saint-Gobain: First Plasterboard Plant in Indonesia

The company to respond better to local demand

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Södra Invests in Mönsterås Pulp Mill

More efficient energy utilisation and enhanced productivity

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Stora Enso Invests in Quality

Transformation into a customer focused renewable materials company

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Catalyst Paper Corporation to Purchase Paper Mills

Acquisition to improve balance sheet and enhance the Company's long-term competitiveness

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LDI Acquires Harbor Packaging Inc. of San Diego

An excellent strategic fit because of growing packaging market opportunities

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Major Announcements

Cascades Inaugurates Solar Park in Kingsey Falls

Reduces the consumption of natural gas

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Ence Shuts Down Production at Huelva Pulp Mill

To be converted into a biomass power plant

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Orient Paper Announces Temporary Suspension of Production

Suspension complies with Government directive

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Final Word

The Final Word by Chuck Swann
The Final Word by Chuck Swann

How many of us have the "pulp and paper religion?" By that, I mean the understanding--even the conviction--that making pulp and paper is a world-wide public service. The times, they are a-changing and they always will, but the world still needs paper. And it always will.

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RockTenn is Closing Cincinnati, Ohio Facility

Closure is based on market conditions

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