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With just a handful of exceptions, the latest round of publication paper price negotiations ended with manufacturers forced to make more concessions in France. Buyers had the upper hand in a prevailing buyers' market and managed to institute much lower prices for newsprint, SC paper and, to a lesser extent,…

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In the fourth week of January, a pulp manufacturer gave his European customers notification of price cuts for NBSK pulp. He said that this move was attributable to the continued weakening of the Euro against the US dollar. The reduced prices will be valid from 1 February. The company decreasing…

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Using prototype technology, Veolia UK is trialling a new process that creates pulp from contaminated domestic paper for use in the construction, packaging and moulded fibre industries. According to the latest available data, the UK recycles approximately 8 million tonnes of waste paper. This represents around 70 per cent of…

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Company pulp (pulp) and paper, PT Riau Andalan Pulp Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), soon to expand exports to several countries this year. RAPP targets, can increase the number of export destinations from 75 countries to 85 export destination countries, including the EU export markets. President Director of PT…

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In France, Delipapier Frouard has launched its new biomass plant with an overall investment of approximately 6.5 million Euros. This is yet another step forward in Sofidel’s strategy to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. The plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by over 6,800,000 cubic meters and will…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Enviva, one of the leading producers of woody biomass pellets, to supply woodyard equipment, engineering, and field services for two biomass pellet plants, each with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year, to be built in North Carolina, USA. ANDRITZ will…

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Kadant Inc. announced that at the end of the fourth quarter it received orders totaling $11 million from three pulp and paper producers in the U.S. and Mexico for chemical pulping equipment and recycling system upgrades. The chemical pulping equipment will be used to recover chemicals in the kraft pulping…

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UPM permanently closes down paper machine 2 at UPM Kaukas and paper machine 5 at UPM Jämsänkoski in Finland, along with paper machine 1 at the UPM Shotton mill in the UK. Production will be ceased by the end of March 2015 at the latest. Employee consultation processes concerning the…

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Germany's Pantos Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft and Italy's tissue paper and products manufacturer Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) are parting ways in Germany. The two companies will terminate their long-term cooperation and operate independently on the German market in future. Pantos supplies sanitary paper and products produced by ICT to major German…

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Italian coreboard manufacturer Cartiera Olona has suspended production at its plant in Gorla Minore following a major fire. The fire service reported that the fire broke out in the early hours of 9 January. Owing to the scale of the blaze, it took several days to put it out. A…