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Kadant Inc. announced it received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America for chemical pulping equipment and a recycled fiber processing line. The chemical pulping equipment will be used to recover chemicals in the kraft pulping process and the recycled fiber processing system for the production…

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Valmet will deliver a new high consistency bleaching system to Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden. This is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at the mill. The longtime goal is to increase both availability and the total production volume of Rottneros two pulp mills to…

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Norbord's Board of Directors has approved a $135 million (GBP 95 million) investment to modernize and expand its OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland , nearly doubling its capacity to 720 million square feet (MMsf) (3/8-inch basis) (640,000 cubic metres), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom…

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Reno de Medici has parted with its operations in Spain. The subsidiary Reno de Medici Ibérica was sold to Arpafino. Italian recycled cartonboard manufacturer Reno de Medici (RDM) has announced the divestment of its Spanish subsidiary Reno de Medici Ibérica. The company said it sold the total share capital to…

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AEG announces that its AEG WoodFibre division has secured two signifcant new supply contracts for 2016 andthat it is investing in a new softwood production line to augment its recently upgraded  hardwood processing facilities. The new softwood production line, which is planned to be operational by 2Q 2016, will substantially…

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Sustainable Corrugated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co., will create 62 jobs and invest $15 million into a corrugated sheets manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, Georgia. Based in Sylva, North Carolina, parent company, Jackson Paper, is the state’s largest manufacturer of 100 percent recycled paper. The paper…

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Germany’s Papierfabrik Palm is bidding to take over the Italian corrugated board producer Ondulati Giusti, which is currently managed by the Italian Pro-Gest group via a leasing agreement. According to local media reports and RISI’s industry sources, Papierfabrik Palm submitted an application at the Bankruptcy Court of Lucca last week…

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The manufacture of Metsä Wood's Kerto-Ripa® wooden elements is moving from Heinola to Pälkäne in February. The new premises are about one and a half times bigger and are better suited for the increase in production of intermediate floor elements. Metsä Wood is renting the premises from Kallioinen Yhtiöt Oy.…

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The Japanese Lida Group Holdings intends to invest 10 billion yen (about $84.3 million) in various construction projects abroad. One of these projects is the wood processing plant in the Russian Far East. According to the Japanese magazine Nikkei Asian Review, Iida Gruppo has recently acquired 25% of shares of…

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Following the receipt of approval from the anti-trust authorities, at the end of 2015 the Heinzel Holding was able to finalise the takeover of the Mondi Raubling paper location agreed in October 2015. The following companies were purchased with effect from 1 January 2016: Raubling Papier GmbH (formerly Mondi Raubling…