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BillerudKorsnäs has decided on streamlining their production structure through a closure of the paper machine in Tervasaari, Finland, latest during 3Q 2016. BillerudKorsnäs will thereby entirely leave the Tervasaari production site. The closure will lead to restructuring costs of approximately SEK 100 million ($12 million), as the company says in…

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Xerium Technologies, Inc. announced the permanent consolidation of the roll manufacturing operations being conducted in Middletown, Virginia plant location into other Xerium roll plants. This closure will not affect the operations & employees in Xerium’s Global Rolls R&D Center in Middletown. In fact, it will give the R&D team more…

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The U.S. Department of Commerce is slapping a stiff duty on Canadian imports of glossy paper, providing some breathing room for Maine’s struggling paper mills. The move could come with a cost, however, because two of the four Canadian companies targeted by the tariff have operations in Maine. Gov. Paul…

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Idempapers SA will increase carbonless paper prices. The increase will be 8% on reels and 6% on sheets, effective for all deliveries from January 1, 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The price rise that was implemented earlier this year has unfortunately not…

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The successful cooperation between  the Italian supplier Toscotec and AMS BR Star Paper, part of Portucel–Soporcel Group,  continues. A new AHEAD-2.0S has been started up at Vila Velha de Ródão plant, in the east of Portugal. The mill already houses another Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S line started up in 2009. Jose Miranda,…

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A pulp mill in Nova Scotia has been charged under the federal Fisheries Act following Environment Canada's investigation of an effluent leak in June 2014. A spokeswoman for the Northern Pulp mill near Pictou says the department has accused the company of unlawfully depositing pulp and paper effluent into the…

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Laakirchen Papier will continue making supercalendered (SC) paper on PM 10, which was damaged by a fire in late September, when the machine is repaired. CFO Franz Baldauf rejected recent market rumors suggesting that the firm would convert the machine to produce a packaging grade. "[The conversion rumor] is not…

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Siempelkamp reports that its 8th-generation ContiRoll for particleboard and MDF panel production continues to increase its sales. For the first three quarters of 2015, Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH has recorded encouraging sales successes for its ContiRoll. The Krefeld-based specialist has recorded orders for 12 facilities for MDF and particleboard…

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New-Indy Containerboard, LLC will start to predict and control sheet strength with Valmet's fiber analyzer solution. The Valmet Pulp Analyzer, also known as Valmet MAP, and a Valmet Pulp to Paper Optimizer advanced process control solution will be installed at New-Indy Containerboard's 1,000 tons per day containerboard machine in Ontario,…

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After a year of consecutive increases, most BHK prices saw their upward trajectory come to a halt in September. In very rare cases, prices rose by a few US dollars. Some hardwood pulp producers will not let the price stabilisation in September prevent them from making a new attempt in…