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Papcel has signed a new contract for tissue machine upgrade with a significant business partner in the Ukraine, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Papcel will upgrade the paper machine press part, deliver new Yankee cylinder (diameter 3.6 m), completely modernize the drying part…

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Omya and Shandong Tranlin Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the manufacture of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in the Shandong province, China, using Industrial Effluent Gas for production. In this project, flue gas from the Tranlin power plant will be used as a raw material to manufacture the Tranlin…

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Corrugated production at SP Cartonpack Hellas in Corinth is down due to a fire. It is still not known when the facility will come back online. Corrugated board and packaging production at SP Cartonpack Hellas in Corinth, a DS Smith group company, is standing idle since Monday due to a…

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Siempelkamp will supply of a complete particleboard plant including a Generation 8 ContiRoll press to Plitspichprom, a Russian plant operator, part of "SOUZ" Group, Siempelkamp announced. The "SOUZ" Group had already ordered two Siempelkamp plants back in 1990 for its Priosersk location in northern Russia. Within the scope of this…

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ÅF, an engineering and consulting company, has been contracted to modernise the control systems in linerboard manufacturer Metsä Board’s pulp mill in Husum, Sweden. The contract is for an end-to-end solution and covers conversion to new, modern Siemens control systems for the bleach, cooking and recycling plants. ÅF is responsible…

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There is pressure on prices in the UK's containerboard market. This has led to some cuts to brown kraftliner prices while recycled grades did not cost more in January. Corrugated case material prices were stable in January, although prices are coming under mounting pressure. Converters are desperate to pay less…

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Swedish forestry group Nordic Paper has decided to use SPM’s recently developed accelerometer DuoTech as the standard sensor for condition monitoring of critical equipment at the group's three mills in Bäckhammar, Säffle and Åmotfors. The newly developed DuoTech accelerometer combines the best of two cutting-edge monitoring technologies. The two patented…

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International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Sonoco-Alcore, Finland, to supply pulping and de-trashing equipment for the OCC stock preparation line at the Karhula paper mill. Start-up is scheduled for the 3Q 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The order comprises…

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Regardless of the approval, the company currently had no plans for a significant capacity increase at the Gernsbach site in the 2016-2017 period, Mayr-Melnhof explained. The Regional Council of Karlsruhe, Germany, has given Mayr-Melnhof permission to increase recycled cartonboard capacity at the Gernsbach mill. According to the notice published by…

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Suzano Pulp and Paper signed on Jan. 15 a $58 million order for two tissue paper machines (PM) to be installed at the company’s Mucuri and Imperatriz mills, in northeast Brazil. Each PM will have capacity to produce 60,000 tonnes/yr. Suzano expects to start the construction works at the mills…