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Swedish wood products company Setra is making production cutbacks at three redwood sawmills during the fourth quarter to guard against the uncertain market development in North Africa. “In the current more turbulent situation, in the North African markets in particular, our assessment is that a market adjustment of the production…

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Pratt Industries announced that its new $260 million recycled paper mill had started production in Valparaiso, Indiana. Pratt, which has now built three of the last 4 paper mills constructed in the U.S., said the new 100% recycled facility would supply the company’s rapidly-expanding Midwest operations. In just two years,…

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Cellwood has received an order to supply a high consistency pulper and a high density cleaner for a Danish customer, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The pulper will dissolve old newsprint & journals. The Grubbens HC-Pulper is used to slush material at consistencies…

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Tranlin, Inc. officially broke ground on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Tranlin’s investment is located in Chesterfield, Virginia and will generate more than 2,000 direct jobs in Virginia by 2020. Tranlin’s Chesterfield County…

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Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. announced its intention to offer for sale its Schweighouse-sur-Moder uncoated recycled coreboard mill in Alsace, France. The company has notified the local works council of this opportunity. The Schweighouse facility is one of 20 paper mills that Sonoco operates globally. Established in 1878, the mill has two machines…

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A contractor was using a hose and vacuum truck Friday to collect paper fibers that were contained in an accidental discharge of 15,600 gallons of cooling water at the Catalyst Mill in Rumford. The leak of “thermal seal water” went into the Androscoggin River on Thurdsay afternoon. State environmental officials…

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Nippon Paper Industries resolved to conclude a basic agreement with Tokushu Tokai Paper Co., Ltd. concerning their containerboard and sack & general purpose kraft paper sales business, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This agreement covers the integration of their sales functions and the…

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Heinzel Paper plans to restart production at its PM 10 in Laakirchen as early as in 2015. PM 10 is expected to manufacture marketable SC paper from January 2016, Heinzel anticipates. The machine got damaged by a fire on 24 September, repair works started immediately afterwards, says Heinzel. While PM…

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Rengo Co., Ltd. has acquired a 20% stake in Sun Tox Co., Ltd. by subscribing for an allocation of new shares to a third party by Sun Tox, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Sun Tox is a plastic film manufacturer under the Tokuyama…

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PaperlinX's German paper merchanting operation PaperlinX Deutschland GmbH and its immediate parent entity Deutsche Papier Holding GmbH commenced administration processes on 19 October 2015. PaperlinX Limited advises that its German paper merchanting operation (PaperlinX Deutschland GmbH) and its immediate parent entity (Deutsche Papier Holding GmbH) commenced administration processes on 19…