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Sinar Mas Group, one of the country's largest conglomerates, is on track to complete its Rp 40 trillion ($2.9 billion) pulp and paper mill by mid-year after receiving the government's green light to fast-track imported machines, a top executive said on Tuesday. The mill, which is operated by a subsidiary…

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The Government of the Russian Federation has imposed a temporary ban on paper exports, which will initially be valid until 18 April 2016. The Government of the Russian Federation imposed a temporary ban on exporting recovered paper on 18 December 2015. This ban initially applied until 18 April 2016 and…

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Chile's environmental regulator said it would seek to fine wood pulp producer Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A. up to $29.5 million and could revoke the permit of one of its plants for contaminating a local river with a "green liquid" spill. The SMA regulator pressed charges against Arauco, a unit…

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Stora Enso gives up LWC production in Brazil. The company will sell its majority stake in the Arapoti mill to Papeles Bio Bio. Stora Enso announced plans to part with its 80% ownership in the Brazilian Arapoti magazine paper mill. The stake is to be sold to Papeles Bio Bio…

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German LWC paper manufacturer Walsum Papier in exclusive talks with new potential buyer, takeover talks with Niederauer Mühle off the table. The provisional insolvency administrator of Walsum Papier has filed an application with the Duisburg District Court to postpone the opening of regular insolvency period. Regular insolvency proceedings are now…

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Production has been suspended indefinitely at Kruger Inc.’s Gatineau mill following an intense fire early Saturday. Firefighters arriving at the scene on Laurier Avenue in Vieux-Hull shortly after 1 a.m. were met with intense flames and smoke in the large factory. The fire is believed to have begun in the…

Saturday, Jan 09, 2016
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The dynamic drainage analyzer (DDA) simulates drainage conditions on paper machines and is sold to papermakers, chemical manufacturers and R&D companies worldwide. Earlier this year this equipment was upgraded to model DDA 5 with features like drainage speed, initial drainage and temperature readings presented for chosen time intervals. The productivity…

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Södra transferred the Hauerseter sawmill in Romerike, Norway, to RingAlm Tre As. Under the agreement, RingAlm Tre has committed to maintaining operations at the facility, and to taking over most of the sawmill's employees, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. "I am very pleased…

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The Austrian wood-based panels manufacturer Kronospan plants to double production at two sites in Bulgaria. Kronospan is active in the country since 1997 and owns three sites at the present. According to Bulgarian media, Kronospan wants to invest around 300 million leva (153.4 million euros) in the next three years…

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Model Holding AG has acquired 100% of the P-WELL Group, which specializes in the production and sale of corrugated board formats and packaging, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. CH-Weinfelden/TG - P-WELL GmbH has branches in Berka Werra (Thuringia), Bad Bentheim (Lower Saxony), Altenberge…