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The Dentas Dunapack group, part of the Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, manufactures corrugated board at three locations in Turkey. The company supplies to some 3,000 customers across the agriculture, and food and beverage sectors, and is the fourth largest manufacturer of corrugated board in Turkey. Dentas has placed an order with…

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Prices for bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp have seen another increase in December and continued the upward trend seen in recent months. Owing to good demand and low inventory levels, manufacturers have announced a new price round for January deliveries. EUWID respondents said that the plans were to raise BEK…

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The long-term strategy for Waggeryd Cell is to continuously increase production up to 175,000 tonnes per year by gradual investments in order to remove bottle-necks. By investing more than 9 million USD in additional air to air heat exchangers and a new wash press, the mill’s production capacity has increased…

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Blue Ridge Paper Products, a subsidiary of Evergreen Packaging, has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant to be used to convert two of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas at its Haywood County plant. As a result, not only will 939 jobs be retained, but…

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American Paper & Twine has acquired Paper and Chemical Supply Co. located near Florence, Alabama. The purchase of Paper and Chemical Supply Co. further increases American Paper & Twine’s share in the wholesale distribution market, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Both companies are…

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Conifex Timber Inc. announced that Pat Bell has resigned from his position as the Company's Executive Vice President to focus more exclusively on family owned business interests. Mr. Bell will provide advisory services to the Company for two months to facilitate the management change and will continue to serve as…

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A Maine paper mill that furloughed employees and suspended operations in August is rehiring 180 of the workers. WZON-AM reports the former Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill also plans additional hiring to fill some remaining positions. The mill's former owners cited high operating costs and foreign competition when they…

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A multi-million dollar filtration system is now up and running in one Merced County city that's been dealing with water contamination for years. Livingston residents and Foster Farms are now getting cleaner water thanks to a new filtration system. A $2 million filtration system off Livingston-Cressey Road is now removing…

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OX Industries has selected Siemens USA to supply their latest technology AC sectional drive system to be implemented at OX’s Constantine, Michigan paper mill. The Siemens project is part of a $2 million capital improvement initiative that includes automation and press section upgrades, as the company said in the press…

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Nippon Paper Industries has announced price revisions for printing paper and communication paper in the domestic market to all its agencies. Products subject to price revisions: All kinds of Printing paper and communication paper, and converting paper Markup: Minimum 10% Timing of implementation: From Febrary 1, 2015 shipment Reason for…