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Due to the continuing discrepancy between market price and cost developments, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH to increase prices for all products by 8%. The price increase will be effective for deliveries from January 1, 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Mitsubishi HiTec…

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Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc. acquired the Bielomatik paper processing product line from Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Bielomatik operations will be integrated within BW Papersystems, a global supplier to the paper and board sheeting, paper converting, and corrugating…

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CMPC is finalizing the installation of a new cogeneration plant at its Papeles Cordillera kraft paper mill, in Puente Alto, Chile. According to the company, final commissioning is taking place at the facility at this moment, and the startup is expected to occur by the end of October. The plant…

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GC board manufacturers are trying to implement higher prices on the German market, pointing to good demand. Converters, however, put resistance since they fear to be unable to pass on the hikes to their customers. After one supplier of GC board announced price hikes from 1 November, another major producer…

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French state-owned bank Banque Publique d’Investissement (BPI) has acquired a 45% stake in French recycled pulp producer Delion France, which is to trade under the name of Ecocis from now on. The former sole owner of the company, the investment company Springwater Capital, retains a share of 55%. BPI gave…

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The Schweighofer Group has completed the acquisition of Austrian Klausner Group's sawmill in Kodersdorf, in the German state of Saxony. The contract was signed back in August, the controls by the responsible statutory authorities were done and finally the antitrust approval was given on 7th October 2015. By that Holzindustrie…

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UPM Plywood starts a program to improve the cost-competitiveness of its Finnish birch plywood mills. Central plans of the program are to increase Savonlinna plywood mill’s production volume by adding new shifts and to re-organise and rationalize Jyväskylä plywood mill’s production along with outsourcing of mill cleaning. In addition, staffing…

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Metsäliitto Cooperative, the parent company of Metsä Group, has completed the divestment of the entire share capital of Metsä Wood France SAS to German investment holding firm mutares AG, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products…

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In contrast to developments on other European markets, recycled containerboard prices in Poland have increased during the latest price round. Recycled corrugated case material became more expensive again in Poland in August and September. This mark-up, which was implemented in one or sometimes two instalments, was in addition to July's…

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Stora Enso's Sunila mill is now running the Valmet-supplied LignoBoost lignin separation plant. As the last part of the handover process, the lignin dryer, was taken over by the Stora Enso team on September 15, 2015. The LignoBoost plant is integrated with the pulp mill to separate and collect lignin…