News Ticker – May 19, 2010

Web-handling expert Roisum reports on AWEB 2010
Dr. David R. Roisum provides a series of Blog posts on developments at the AWEB (Applied Web-Handling Conference) 2010 currently underway in Rochester, NY. Organized by the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL), the event runs through tomorrow. Read his updates HERE.

Clearwater Paper okays new tissue machine, converting plant
The Spokane, WA tissue maker will build a 200-in. through-air-dried (TAD) paper machine and seven converting lines capable of producing ultra grades of private-label tissue products at a yet-to-be-determined new site in the southeastern US. Clearwater Paper is seeking to expand the company’s geographic reach to best serve new and existing customers on the East Coast. Total cost for the new facility is expected to be $260 million to $280 million.

Graphic Packaging raises SUS-paperboard prices in Europe
GPI will increase prices on all grades of its solid unbleached sulphate (SUS®) paperboard in Europe, effective with shipments on or after May 31. The price will rise £65 per ton in the UK and €65 per ton in the rest of Europe.

UPM Raflatac raises fuel surcharge for labelstock shipments
Transportation-intensive companies such as labelstock manufacturers have seen a huge increase in their diesel fuel costs. As a consequence, UPM Raflatac has increased the fuel surcharge on labelstock deliveries made within the continental US to $0.004 per MSI. To compute the fuel surcharge, UPM Raflatac uses the National US Diesel Fuel Prices reported by the US Dept. of Energy. More info

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