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A new pellet plant in the village of Novaya Igirma, Irkutsk region (Eastern-Siberian part of Russia) constructed and started-up by Hekotek in November 2014 has now successfully reached the designed output capacity - 30 000 tons of wooden pellets annually. The plant owned by Lesresurs LLC is being operated by…

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Pankaboard is set to deliver a significantly improved yield for PankaMax, PankaDisc and PankaSeal from January 2015, thanks to recent investments in the uncoated specialty paperboard machinery, the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. As part of ongoing product development activities, a new dilution headbox installed…

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Burrows Paper Corporation and the other owners of Lyonsdale Associates, LLC have sold their ownership interests in Lyonsdale Associates to Cube Hydro New York LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiaryof Cube Hydro Partners, LLC. Lyonsdale, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Associates owns and operates a…

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International Paper says cost-cutting program will ensure long-term competitiveness and support future of the corrugated packaging business in Italy. International Paper (IP) is set to reduce the number of employees in the EMEA packaging division in Italy in order to cut production costs and improve its competitive position in a…

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The authorities of Vologda region, one of the largest regions in the Northwest of Russia, has officially confirmed that a new pulp paper mill, which is built by the Russian Sveza company will be established on the Rybinsk Reservoir, close to Cherepovets, a city in the west of Vologda Oblast,…

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Bruks was selected as the supplier for a turn-key fuel handling system to GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The scope of supply is a receiving, storage and transport system for wood chips including: a receiving bin, with push…

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Sappi Italia srl, Sappi Europe’s Italian sales organisation, signed an agreement on December 23rd 2014 to acquire Corexim, Sappi’s agent for Release Paper in Italy since 1979. Pablo Grounauer (71), CEO and owner of Corexim took the decision to sell his business to Sappi. He will gradually cease activities within…

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Verso Corporation, a leading North American producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp, today announced the completion of its acquisition of NewPage Holdings Inc. The transaction, valued at approximately $1.4 billion, originally was announced on January 6, 2014. With the completion of the NewPage acquisition, Verso will have approximately…

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Stora Enso is executing the investment of approximately EUR 110 million in converting the Varkaus Mill fine paper machine in Finland to produce virgin-fibre-based containerboard. Following the conversion into a linerboard machine, Varkaus Mill’s capacity will be about 390 000 tonnes per year of kraftliner and 310 000 tonnes of…

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Chinese Sunshine Paper group produces packaging and decor paper in several paper mills. One of them, Changle Mill in Shandong province, produces packaging papers from OCC. The sludge produced in mechanical and biological waste water treatment used to be dewatered using belt presses and burned in the boiler. However its…