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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
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Despite higher consumption, kraftliner prices came under pressure on the German market at the turn of the year. Prices for unbleached kraftliner yielded in December and January, while prices for white-top kraftliner remained stable. However, special rebates are increasingly becoming an issue in the white segment.   euwid-paper.com

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Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) will close its sawmill in Arcata, CA, company announced. “This is a particularly sad day for Sierra Pacific and for my family” said A.A. “Red” Emmerson, Chairman and President Emeritus of SPI. “Our company started in the Arcata area when my father and I leased our…

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Amid strong demand and good capacity utilisation, newsprint manufacturers managed to get a moderate price increase on the French market. Just a very few contracts were outstanding in the third week of January, although they were hardly expected to be much different from the agreements concluded to date. Most newsprint…

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Sulzer has been awarded a frame contract for process and medium consistency pumps to the Horizonte 2 project by Fibria Celulose SA in Brazil. Fibria’s new production line will be built in the Três Lagoas Unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and it is scheduled for startup…

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Paperboard on reel Total boxboard production in December 2015 increased 1.7 percent when compared to December 2014. According to the American Forest & Paper Association newly released December 2015 U.S. Paperboard Report, total boxboard production increased 1.7 percent when compared to December 2014 and increased 0.3 percent from last month.…

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A.Celli Paper successfully concluded the start-up of the new high-speed tissue machine with a production capacity of 34,000 tons per year (110 tons per day) at Metalicplas (part of the Pehart Tec Group) in Romania, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The new tissue…

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Sappi Limited has approved investments of some EUR 25m for mill upgrades in Europe during the course of 2016.  Sappi Lanaken Mill will improve the performance of its paper machine 7 (PM7)  by installing  a state-of-the-art film-press coater, and Sappi Kirkniemi Mill will undergo a variety of modifications to its…

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SCA will consolidate Wausau Paper as of 21 January. Sweden's tissue, hygiene and forest products company SCA (Svenska Celulosa Aktiebolaget) has completed the announced acquisition of Wausau Paper for a total cash consideration of $513m. SCA will consolidate Wausau Paper as of 21 January. According to SCA, Wausau Paper is…

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Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber is to double its wood treatment capacity to 500,000 cubic metres, as TTJ reports. The company, which has three mills at Mörlanda, Orrefors and Gransjö, said its Bitus treatment division in Nybro – billed as Europe’s largest wood treatment plant – has been granted a permit…

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After eight years as COO at the Koehler company, Werner Ruckenbrod retired at the end of December. With well-founded technical expertise based on many years of experience in senior management positions in the paper industry, Dr. Stefan Karrer took over for Werner Ruckenbrod on January 1, 2016, as the company…