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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
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Iggesund Paperboard Inc. has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper. “We are very pleased to welcome Iggesund to our network and Mr. Neal Haussel to our Sustainability and Marketing Committee. Iggesund is a global…

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Peab has been commissioned to construct new buildings to be integrated into the existing plant at SCA's pulp mill in Östrand outside Sundsvall, Sweden. The client is the SCA and the order value is estimated at approximately SEK 380 million ($44.5 million), as the company says in the press release…

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The testliner machine PM 1 at Smurfit Kappa's Spanish Sangüesa mill is currently down. The group stopped the PM in order to switch it to machine-glazed paper. The Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has started conversion work on the PM 1 of its Sangüesa mill in northern Spain. The machine has…

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Valmet will modernize a paper machine (PM10) at the Kruger paper mill in Trois-Rivières (Québec), Canada. Currently producing newsprint, PM10 will be rebuilt using some of the most advanced containerboard manufacturing and automation technology to produce 360,000 metric tonnes (MT) per year of 100% recycled lightweight and high strength linerboard.…

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AB Grigeo Klaipedos Kartonas, a subsidiary company of AB Grigeo Grigiškes launched a new honeycomb production line, which has already started to produce commercial products. The investment value of the project amounts to Euro 1.5 million. The new line to the existing honeycomb productivity will contribute 25 million m² of…

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New drives will increase operating speed and production capacity of PM 4, says Steinbeis Papier. Germany's recycled paper manufacturer Steinbeis Papier is planning to invest some €15m to upgrade its paper machine PM 4 and install an automated warehouse system at the Glückstadt mill. The two projects are reportedly in…

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According to the aggregated results for 2015, Södra's sawmill at Värö is the largest in Sweden. In 2015, Värö produced a sawn volume of nearly 600,000 cubic metres. Systematic work with planning, maintenance and efficiency improvements underlies the increase in production volumes. The total raw material consumption is 1.2 million…

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Antidumping and countervailing duties are meant to provide relief to domestic manufacturers from the "market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping and unfair subsidisation of imports into the United States," according to the US DOC. The Department of Commerce of the United States of America (US DOC) has announced its affirmative…

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Stora Enso Timber Ab and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill Ala in Ljusne, Sweden. The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilize bark and wood residues from the Ala sawmill as fuel, and it…

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As part of Sappi Europe’s successful newly developed ‘go to market’ strategy, the green light has been given for the building of a state of the art multi-purpose paper storage logistics facility of approx. 20,000 m2 close to Wesel, Germany. The rail-linked facility will hold more stock keeping units for…