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Minerals Technologies Begins Operation of NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology Facility...

Paper World - Tue, 2015-09-01 01:00
... for Sun Paper Group in China NewYield(TM) Technology Converts a Papermaking Waste Stream into a Useable Filler Pigment, Eliminating the Need to Landfill the Waste Product Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) has successfully begun operation of a new satellite plant to produce the breakthrough NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology for the Sun Paper Group's pulp and paper operations in Shandong Province, China. "We are extremely pleased to have our new satellite plant at Sun Paper up and running and producing a useable papermaking filler that provides Sun with both cost savings and reduced environmental impact, while at the same time providing them with a filler pigment for their paper," said Joseph C. Muscari, chairman and chief executive officer. "The successful commissioning of this plant now sets the stage for MTI to roll out this new technology to other papermakers." NewYield(TM) is an innovative technology that converts a paper and pulp mill waste stream into a functional pigment for filling paper. NewYield(TM) technology eliminates the cost of environmental disposal and remediation of certain waste streams to papermakers. The facility will produce 60,000 tons of filler pigment from Sun's waste stream. By utilizing Minerals Technologies' NewYield(TM) Integrated Process Technology, papermakers can eliminate the costs associated with landfill disposal or energy, and in return will receive a functional paper-filling pigment. MTI and the papermaker will both benefit, as will the environment. (MTI Minerals Technologies Inc.)
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BRACELL: CHANGE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paper World - Tue, 2015-09-01 01:00
The Board announces that with effect from 1 September 2015, (i) Mr. AU-YANG Cheong Yan, Peter will step down as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company; and (ii) Mr. ANG Hui Tiong, Eugene will be appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The board of directors (the “Board”) of Bracell Limited (the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries from time to time, the “Group”) announces that Mr. AU-YANG Cheong Yan, Peter (“Mr. AU-YANG”) will step down as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from 1 September 2015. The Board further announces that Mr. ANG Hui Tiong, Eugene (“Mr. ANG”) will be appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from 1 September 2015. Mr. ANG, 47, was the Vice President for Corporate Finance of the Group from 2007 to 2014. Mr. ANG has extensive experience in finance, tax and banking. Prior to joining the Group in 2004, he was a senior vice president at BNP Paribas. Mr. ANG graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from National University of Singapore in 1992. He has been an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1997 and a chartered financial analyst with the CFA Institute since 2001. The Board would like to express its sincere gratitude to Mr. AU-YANG for his valuable contribution to the Group during his tenure and welcomes Mr. ANG on his new appointment. As at the date of this announcement, the Board comprises Mr. TEY Wei Lin (Chief Executive Officer) as an Executive Director; and Mr. John Jeffrey YING (Chairman), Mr. Jeffrey LAM Kin Fung, Mr. David YU Hon To, Mr. LIM Ah Doo, Mr. LOW Weng Keong and Mr. Armin MEYER as Independent Non-executive Directors. (Bracell Ltd)
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AVERY DENNISON INTRODUCES NEW GENERATION DIGITAL CAST FILMS MPI™ 1104

Paper World - Tue, 2015-09-01 01:00
Picture: Avery Dennison introduces new generation digital cast films MPI™ 1104. (Photos: Avery Dennison, PR286) Avery Dennison is adding to its Digital Cast Films range with a new MPI™ 1104 Cast Films Series. These high performance materials are designed to meet growing demand for quick-change graphics and messaging for vehicle and architectural solutions. According to Renae Kulis, global senior director Graphics of Avery Dennison Materials Europe, “Avery Dennison MPI 1104 Cast Films opens up vibrant and creative possibilities, with outstanding print performance, fast application speeds and the premium end results that come with Easy Apply™ adhesive technology.” Daniel Martinez van der Lem, an applicator from Stick it in the Netherlands notes that, “This material printed superbly – the colours were bolder, deeper and better! Lower initial tack was a big bonus, because we were able to go back and lift the vinyl, then re-apply it easily. It saved a lot of time, and there is no doubt that wrap speed and ease of application are better with MPI 1104.” Outstanding printability, with consistently high image ‘pop’, is seen across all print platforms – UV, solvent, eco-solvent and latex inks. The films give more vibrant colours and an outstanding gloss level, helped by a grey adhesive for optimal opacity. Application times for the MPI 1104 are typically up to 10% shorter than similar competitor products and up to 15% shorter with MPI 1104 Easy Apply. The special Easy Apply™ technology allows incision-free and primer-free application on deep corrugations. Superb 3D conformability completes the picture, allowing applicators to cover many different 3D shapes and curves across demanding fleet graphics, customized private vehicles and architectural solutions. Kulis adds that the new material has created significant performance benefits for converters, installers and end users alike: “Creativity in graphics is enabled by great image quality and high visual impact. MPI 1104 offers outstanding digital print on all major platforms. The reliable image ‘pop’ offered by this new generation – and their sheer versatility during application – takes things to the next level. Customers also get exceptional conformability, and great durability for outdoor applications. All of this is supported by our ICS Performance Guarantee.” (Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials Europe)
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World-renowned experts evaluate technical papers of 48th ABTCP Pulp and Paper ...

Paper World - Tue, 2015-09-01 01:00
... International Congress Researchers from the Portuguese Pulp and Paper Association, from Viçosa and Paraná Federal Universities, among other institutions, highlight the latest technologies and trends in the industry The 48th Pulp and Paper International Congress, promoted by ABTCP – Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association - which will take place in October 06 to 08, at the Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, has gained increasing importance and strengthening thanks to the papers presented, which aim to highlight the latest technologies and industry trends. This year, the Congress will bring a special feature on its technical sessions: all papers to be presented were evaluated by world-renowned researchers, from institutions such as the Portuguese Pulp and Paper Association and the Federal Universities of Viçosa and Paraná, among others. “The Congress is essential to give visibility to the works developed by industry experts. I believe that this exchange of information has been happening over the years, because people who attend the Congress are trained and have much knowledge to share", says Francisco Valerio, president of the Congress. The following experts evaluated the technical papers which will be presented during the 48th ABTCP Pulp and Paper International Congress: - Nilda de Fátima Ferreira Soares, Dean of Viçosa Federal University; - Marta Souto Barreiros, Forestry Engineer at Celpa – Portuguese Pulp and Paper Association; - Giancarlo Pasquali, Associated Researcher at UFRGS, which works with cloning and characterization of plant urease genes; - Jorge Luiz Colodette, Head Professor at Viçosa Federal University; - Luiz Ramos, Associated Professor of UFPR Chemistry Department – Paraná Federal University; - Michael Paleologou, Canadian Specialist, expert in Chemical Analysis, Biomass, Industrial Paper and Products Development from FPI; - Juan Carlos Villar Gutiérrez, an expert in the characterization of new cellulosic raw materials, less contaminating procedures for pulp production, biotechnology applied to paper industry, from INIA. - Katsuyuki Kadota, Senior Researcher at Oji Holdings Corporation. This year the Congress theme will be focused on the binomial "Innovation and Competitiveness" and, in parallel, the 1st Ibero-American Conference on Bio-economy will take place, a simultaneous event held in conjunction with ABTCP 2015, focusing on Economy, Energy and Bio-inspired Materials – BEM 2015, organized by Riadicyp - Red Iberoamericana de Docencia e Investigación en Celulosa y Papel. Song Won Park, from São Paulo University (USP), who will chair this 1st Ibero-American Conference on Bio-economy, believes the ABTCP Congress will strengthen the relationship between industry professionals, in addition to the disclosure of scientific works from many Ibero-American countries. “The initiative of RIADICYP members in attending the ABTCP Congress will certainly promote an enrichment of the several topics traditionally addressed annually by the Association", says Park. (ABTCP - Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel)
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LABELEXPO EUROPE 2015: WACKER Presents New High-Performance Release Agents for ...

Paper World - Tue, 2015-09-01 01:00
...PSA Labels “Let’s make the perfect combination” is the motto under which the Munich-based chemical company WACKER is showcasing highly efficient coating compounds for the paper and film coating industry at Labelexpo Europe 2015. The focus is on four new silicone polymers for industrial label applications. They are solvent-free and cure extremely quickly, which is why they are ideal for cost-effective release coatings. The products belong to the new DEHESIVE® SFX product family, which will be presented to a wide professional audience for the first time at the Labelexpo. The tradeshow takes place in Brussels, Belgium, from September 29 to October 2. Photo: Release coatings with silicone polymers of the new DEHESIVE® SFX product family are ideal for high-speed labeling machines. The new silicone grades are very cost-efficient. With their help, the proportion of platinum catalyst in the coating system can be lowered by up to 60 percent compared to conventional silicone systems. The new products are solvent-free and cure by a platinum-catalyzed addition reaction. Due to their high reactivity, the silicone polymers require very little catalyst to cure fully. Compared to conventional coating systems, platinum savings of up to 60 percent are possible with the DEHESIVE® SFX system. This makes production considerably more cost-effective for release-paper and label manufacturers. In addition, the properties of the new silicone polymers can be optimized specifically for fast labeling processes. The polymers’ high reactivity stems from their molecules’ star-like branched structure, in which every silicone chain branches even further. At the end of every branch, there is a vinyl group, which makes addition curing possible. Due to this three-dimensional molecular architecture, DEHESIVE® SFX polymers are able to crosslink significantly better than conventional linear silicone polymers. Thanks to this high reactivity, coating systems based on DEHESIVE® SFX are ideal for use in high-speed coating equipment. Even at low catalyst dosage, they yield a fully cured silicone layer. The resulting release properties are ideal for machine delamination at high throughputs. Due to the flat release force profile, very little force is required for delamination even when labels are removed very quickly – such as during mass production of consumer goods. The release properties do not change, even after protracted storage of the laminate. The new star polymers are tailored to high-speed applications and differ in the number of branches, vinyl content and viscosity. The curing rate, release force profile and coverage of the substrate surface can be specifically adjusted to customers’ requirements. -Of the new silicone polymers, DEHESIVE® SFX 195 has the lowest viscosity. This product is ideal for coating smooth and dense release papers. The substrates are covered so well that low coating weights are possible. With DEHESIVE® SFX 195, low release forces are possible at high peel rates. -Within the new product family, DEHESIVE® SFX 250 achieves the highest curing rate and makes the biggest platinum savings possible. A release layer based on this polymer is characterized by an extremely flat release force profile. This is an advantage when particularly high peel rates are the target. -DEHESIVE® SFX 280 features an extremely balanced range of properties. The polymer cures rapidly and is suitable for the efficient coating of dense surfaces as well as porous ones. It has a flat release force profile and is thus the allrounder among the new, highly branched polymers. -With its comparatively high viscosity, DEHESIVE® SFX 380 is the specialist for use on porous papers. The polymer is able to cover absorbent substrates excellently. Release forces remain low even at high peel rates. DEHESIVE® SFX with AMA® Anti-Misting Additive During the coating of release papers, misting may occur, especially at high coating speeds. This is undesirable. On the one hand, because equipment can become dirty as a result; on the other, because the quality of the silicone release layer decreases when mist deposits on the freshly coated release liner. That’s why WACKER also offers its new DEHESIVE® SFX polymers with integrated anti-misting additive AMA®. At high coating speeds, AMA® prevents misting and thus significantly improves the coating result. Visit WACKER at Labelexpo Europe, Booth 7A27. (Wacker Chemie AG)
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