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Plummer Forest Products will upgrade the multi-opening press at its particleboard mill in Post Falls, Idaho, as Random Lengths reports. The 25 press platens will be replaced and converted to hydraulic simultaneous closing arms. The project is expected to take about three weeks and be completed by the end of…

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A question from the consumer advocate at a Utility and Review Board public hearing on fuel costs Monday revealed another benefit or possible subsidy to Port Hawkesbury Paper, as well as the added cost to Nova Scotians. The question forced Nova Scotia Power to disclose that ratepayers are charged $7…

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While signs are growing that a more or less significant price increase has been instituted for woodfree uncoated paper on the continent, nothing of the sort has been seen in the UK. Despite losing a little ground, the strong pound against the euro is still making British prices much higher…

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West Rock and Grupo Gondi in Mexico will combine their forces to better serve the Mexican market. The two packaging companies will form a joint venture. Mexico's Grupo Gondi and US company West Rock plan to found a joint venture in order to combine their activities in Mexico under one…

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In order to develop operations and strengthen competitiveness, Setra is carrying out productivity enhancing investments of approximately SEK 15 million ($1.8 million) at the Rolfs sawmill in Kalix, Sweden. At the same time, production will be adapted to the market, resulting among other things in a lower processing volume than…

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Sappi Europe to increase speciality paper prices from January 2016, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The price rise will apply to all European and overseas markets. The increase will be in the range of 5 - 7% and will be applied to all…

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
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With pre-laminated particleboard and MDF becoming increasingly profitable new capacity is being added in India. Reports suggest that in 2014 capacity in the wood based panel sector expanded at around 700 cubic metre per day. India has extensive sugar plantations and generates a huge quantity of bagasse suitable for the…

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The Gondwana Collection – a group of 14 lodges around Namibia – has realised the importance of saving water and as far back as 2006 started installing wastewater treatment plants at its accommodation establishments, despite the fact that enough ground water is available to keep the accommodation centres supplied. The…

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Power is restored to all but three customers after crews razing a former paper mill knocked out power to more than 1,700 customers. All but three of the 1,765 customers had power restored by 4:50 p.m., said Tom Tatham, director of operations for Dayton Power & Light. Crews tearing down…

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International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper, China, to supply the cooking plant for its greenfield pulp mill in Hubei province, China, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This is the second consecutive continuous cooking order from…