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The PrimeLineST tissue machine started up by international technology Group Andritz at C&S Paper Yunfu, China, at the beginning of 2014 achieved a production speed of 1,800 m/min, thus setting a world record for a tissue machine with steam-heated hood, as the company said in the press release received by…

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Paper industry bigwigs said cheers to a "cost-effective" future as the Kalyani service workshop of GapCon GmbH, a subsidiary of the Irle Deuz based in Siegen, became officially operational on Tuesday. This is the first GapCon facility outside Europe and the country's industrialists are upbeat as this will significantly cut…

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The market for recycled corrugated case material in Germany reportedly had a strong start to 2015. This positive market situation has led to initial speculation that there might be a new price round at the end of the month. However, industry experts are sceptical about manufacturers' chances to implement price…

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U.S. containerboard production in December 2014 was 5.3% higher compared to November 2014, 6.9% higher than December of last year, and 1.8% higher year-to-date, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The month-over-month average daily production was 1.9% higher. The containerboard…

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Russia's Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill aims to reach paper sacks capacities of 90 million by 2017. The company will also inrease sack kraft paper capacities by 110,000 t. Russian producer of sack kraft paper and paper sacks Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (SPPM) plans to increase its capacity, according…

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Dobrush Paper Mill Geroi Truda is the first enterprise in Belarus to start producing high-quality double-layer paper for duplex wallpaper, spokesperson for the Belarusian woodworking and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom Ruzhena Novitskaya told BelTA. “Starting from 2015, the mill will cover the needs of the wallpaper-making enterprises of Bellesbumprom in…

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Madison Paper Industries will lay off an undetermined number of employees for at least two weeks starting later this month during a short-term halt in paper production. The news was disclosed Tuesday in a letter from the company’s president to Maine’s congressional delegation, citing competition from Canada’s Port Hawkesbury Paper…

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Vision Paper & Board, part of the Middleton Paper Group, added Double A Premium to their fast-growing range of business papers, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Double A Premium sets a business papers benchmark as a super smooth, high performance paper with an…

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A Valmet-supplied tissue line recently started up at Syktyvkar Tissue Group's new site in Semibratovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia. The new Advantage DCT 100HS machine adds 30,000 tons of tissue per year to the company's current production of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades. Valmet has previously delivered an Advantage DCT…

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Due to significant increases in the cost of pulp, primarily due to the continued weakening value of the Euro against the USD, DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE is forced to raise prices for its uncoated woodfree papers. This step is necessary as the costs for long and short fiber pulp has increased in…