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Omya, NewPage to build a PCC plant

NewPage Corporation (NewPage) and Omya have entered into a long-term supply agreement to build a Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) plant, located at the NewPage Escanaba paper mill site in Michigan. PCC is an essential raw material used in the papermaking process and is manufactured using lime and carbon dioxide (CO2). Lime needed for the PCC manufacturing process will be purchased from the Upper Peninsula while the new facility will use CO2 generated by the Escanaba paper mill.

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Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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