ISSUE #0717
2017
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Technical Meeting, Plant Tours and Suppliers
Make plans now to attend the upcoming 2017 CCTI Fall Meeting, scheduled for October 16 and 17th in East Peoria, IL! The fall meeting will offer CCTI members the opportunity to attend the Technical Committee meeting.

PLANT TOURS, provided by CCTI Members, Kevin Hayward and Mark Poppe, in their plants in Pekin and Bartonville, IL.  (T ransportation will be provided.) 

1525 South 2nd Street, Pekin, IL  61554

Custom Graphics, Inc.  - Mark Poppe
4100 S Ricketts, Bartonville, IL  61607

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AUGUST CAN TUBE BULLETIN

CCTI Launches CanTube.org
CCTI Launches New Website
CCTI pleased to announce the launch of our brand new websiteIt's designed to be easier to use and have more member resources to help you make the most of your CCTI membership.

Areas of interest includes news articles and meeting information, Ask Vinny, and the members only section, which includes a member directory, links to CCTI's technical documents and other member benefits.  CanTube.org has an overall fresh and new design to include a mobile friendly version, secure credit card processing and links to our advertisers and other industry resources.  We'd love to hear your feedback, email info@cantube.org with your comments and suggestions.  

If you'd like to advertise on the new www.CanTube.orgclick here for more information.
MEMBER NEWS
WESTROCK COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ISLAND CONTAINER AND COMBINED CONTAINER INDUSTRIES 
WestRock Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the assets of Island Container Corp. and Combined Container Industries LLC, which together are independent producers of corrugated boxes, sheets and point-of-purchase displays.  

The assets acquired include a corrugator and the corrugated converting operations located in Wheatley Heights, New York, and certain related fulfillment assets located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. This acquisition will enable WestRock to integrate more than 80,000 tons of containerboard into its corrugated packaging business.  
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
SONOCO-ALCORE TO FURTHER INCREASE PRICES FOR PAPER-BASED TUBES AND CORES IN EUROPE

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will again raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores, effective from shipments beginning on 24th July 2017.  

"Prices of coreboard continue to rise, driven by fundamental changes in recovered paper markets. As this trend continues, we are forced to keep pace and apply a further increase to our tubes and cores," said Karsten Kemmerling, Director of Sales and Marketing - Tubes and Cores, Europe. "We continue to invest in our operations to generate manufacturing productivity, but this will not cover the significant increase in material costs. The outlook for the second half of this year could well be a further tightening of material availability and inevitably further price increases for our base raw material."  

Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l. is wholly-owned by Sonoco and operates 29 tubes and cores plants and four paperboard mills in Europe.
ECONOMIC NEWS
PAPER AND PACKAGING BOARD'S THIRD ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL REPORT STATES PAPER REMAINS PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTIVE LEARNING    

Despite technology's prominence in the 21st century, when it comes to education and productivity, students and parents still prefer the oldest technology, paper.

In fact, the clear majority of parents (96 percent) feel that paper is essential to learning. The recently released, Paper and Productive Learning: The Third Annual Back-to-School Report from the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), reveals that 93 percent of college students and 87 percent of 7-12 grade students believe that paper is an essential part of being able to achieve their educational goals.  The Paper and Productive Learning report exclusively shares the results of a survey conducted by IPSOS, which surveyed over 1,400 students and parents in the United States.

While the report notes that about 8 in 10 people (79 percent) surveyed think paper and packaging is relevant in their daily lives, findings about the value of paper in learning among millennial parents were surprising. Nearly 89 percent of millennial parents believe their child remembers assignments better when he or she writes them down on paper. 72.4 percent of them agree they have seen their child have trouble staying focused when they do homework on a computer or tablet. Fully 95 percent of millennial parents believe paper is an essential part of children being able to achieve their educational goals.  Students today, who have grown up with smartphones and tablets, actually prefer to use paper for learning, with two out of three (70 percent) 7-12 grade students preparing for tests by taking handwritten class notes. Half of students (50 percent) surveyed in grades 7 and 8 believe they best learn information by handwriting it. When it comes to exam preparation, over eight in ten (81 percent) of college students report always/often using paper tools, such as notecards, handouts, study sheets or printed lectures/slides.  Reading on paper is also beneficial for successful learning, development and retention.

In an essay written for the report, Dr. Naomi Baron, professor of linguistics at American University and author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, says, "in a study I did with over 400 university students in five countries, 92 percent of participants said the reading platform on which they concentrate best is print." She also notes that students say they remember more when they read on printed material.  To promote the mental and physical benefits reading on paper can provide P+PB will introduce a new reading program later this summer. The 15 Pages A Day program will encourage everyone to pledge to read at least 15 print pages daily to yield several potential benefits including increased language and mental development as well as improved memory.  
INDUSTRY NEWS
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES $1.34 MILLION FUNDING TO ENERLAB 2000 AS PART OF NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA'S IFIT PROGRAM  

Canada's forests are among the most sustainably managed in the world, and our forest sector is leading the way in innovation and environmental responsibility through new clean technologies. 

Michel Picard, Member of Parliament for Montarville, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced $1.34 million in funding to Enerlab 2000 Inc. as part of the government's commitment to furthering the advancement of clean technology in Canada.  The funding is provided through Natural Resources Canada's Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program.  Enerlab 2000 Inc. will use its iso-lignin technology to produce insulation panels using lignin from black liquor, a byproduct of the pulp and paper process and an underutilized renewable resource. The project's objective is to replace petroleum-based raw materials in the manufacture of insulating and structural panels. By using its iso-lignin technology, the facility expects to cut its production cost of raw materials by 20 percent and reduce its environmental footprint.  The project will deliver economic benefits to the local community and surrounding region by improving the facility's competitiveness, enhancing productive capacity and diversifying its product base. 

 On June 1, 2017, the IFIT program received a further $55 million over three years as part of the Government of Canada's $867-million response to support worker and forest-dependent communities that have been affected by U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. This new funding will enable future innovative transformative technologies for the sector.  Quotes "Today's announcement is a further example of our government's dedication to supporting renewable resources to further the advancement of clean technology in Canada. By using a waste product of the pulp and paper process in place of petroleum-based raw materials, Enerlab is helping address the challenge of climate change."  Michel Picard  Member of Parliament for Montarville.
LEGISLATIVE

US EPA APPROVES STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN REVISION FROM MARYLAND ADDRESSING STATE'S DEFUNCT CLEAN AIR INTERSTATE RULE PROGRAM 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  ACTION:  Final rule.  SUMMARY:  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a July 7, 2016 state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The July 7, 2016 SIP submittal sought removal of a regulation in its entirety from the approved Maryland SIP which addressed Maryland's defunct Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) program and sought removal from the SIP of additional provisions which referenced Maryland's CAIR program in Maryland regulations addressing general air quality definitions and the control of emissions from pulp mills in Maryland.

Additionally, the July 7, 2016 SIP submittal included an amendment to a Maryland regulation regarding the use of continuous emission monitoring (CEM) systems at Kraft pulp mill boilers and combustion units in order to clarify that CEM systems must meet requirements beyond those only related to certification. The July 7, 2016 SIP submittal removing references to CAIR in Maryland's regulations satisfies Maryland's obligation pursuant to an earlier rulemaking in which EPA granted final conditional approval of Maryland's amended regulation regarding the control of emissions from Kraft pulp mills contingent upon Maryland addressing the removal of references to CAIR from its regulations and SIP. Today's action thus also converts the prior conditional approval of the pulp mill regulation to a full approval. EPA's approval of the Maryland SIP is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and is under CAA authority.  

Federal Register - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Removal of Clean Air Interstate Rule Program Regulations (CAIR) and Reference to CAIR, and Amendments to Continuous Emission Monitor (CEM) 
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