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Nordic Paper just lifted in their new drum displacer washer that weighs about 50 tons at its papermill in Bäckhammar, Sweden. This is the third large investment Nordic Paper has made in short time, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The DD-washer makes the…

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A pulp mill in Nova Scotia that has come under fire for exceeding pollution limits plans to challenge a new industrial permit that calls for tighter restrictions on emissions and water consumption. Bruce Chapman, general manager at the Northern Pulp mill near Pictou, says the new five-year provincial permit is…

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SCG Paper's Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, PM 16, successfully came on stream on October 01, 2014, 11 days ahead of the targeted date, at the Siam Kraft Industry Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The official Inauguration Ceremony at the Ban Pong mill took place on January 23, 2015, with…

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Canfor Corporation announced today the sale of its Taylor, BC pulp mill to its subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp Products Incorporated (CFX.TO). This transaction will impact the management reporting structure of Taylor Pulp within Canfor Corporation but is not anticipated to have any operational impacts. The agreement includes a purchase price…

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ACE UK has appointed Printwaste as the new contractor for its beverage carton bring bank service. Cheltenham-based Printwaste takes over the collection service for ACE UK’s bring banks across most of England, Scotland and Wales, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Cartons collected via…

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International Paper APPM Ltd has received IPMA Environment Award for the year 2013-2014. This award is constituted by Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), an industry body representing the resurgent and organised face of pulp and paper sector in India. Presented once in 2 years, the award evokes considerable interest and…

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Spain's competition authority CNMC (Comisión Nacional de Mercados y la Competencia) has imposed fines totalling €98.2m on 39 waste management and recovered paper companies and three trade associations. The authority considers it proven that the companies engaged in market division and sharing "sensitive business information". Some three quarters of the…

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DS Smith has started up a Procemex TWIN combined Web Monitoring and Web Inspection System on PM4 machine at their Kemsley Paper Mill site. The TWIN system included 18 Web Monitoring cameras, a web inspection beam, code marker, code reader and winder automatic target control (ATC). Since start-up, the system…

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Arauco North America will invest $30 million to grow the particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) capacity at its mill in Bennettsville, SC. The new technology is expected to be in place by the fourth quarter. Arauco said increased dryer capacity will help it to improve its particleboard production by…

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New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) joins PEFC. “We are delighted to be accepted into membership of PEFC and to represent PEFC in New Zealand,” says Dr Andrew McEwen, chair of NZFCA. “We are pleased for New Zealand to join PEFC, and its commitment to support sustainable forest management,” said…