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

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At the end of September 2015, the PAPCEL Group signed another contract, this time with a customer from Saudi Arabia. A new paper machine with all the accompanying technologies for production of tissue paper will be delivered to a leading industrial holding. The line will produce papers for production of…

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Following the Group´s strategic option to diversify its activity and enter the tissue business, and after taking a first step with the acquisition of AMS BR Star Paper S.A. in the beginning of the year, Portucel S.A. approved, subject to the positive decision from Portuguese authorities regarding the financial and…

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Valmet will deliver key technology to Clearwater Paper's Lewiston, Idaho, Mill upgrade project. Valmet's delivery includes a CompactCooking G2 pulp cooking system, a new plant for generating polysulfide and a minor upgrade of existing bleach plant. Construction of the upgrade project is planned to begin in October 2015 and expected…

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Yazoo Mills, a leading manufacturer of 100% recycled paper tubes and cores, announced their recent purchase of a new high speed automatic, multi-knife paper tube recutting line from Paco Winders Manufacturing Co. The most recent production line is the fourth new line that has been added in the past 18…

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APRIL Group has awarded Pöyry with the detailed engineering services assignment for the fine paper machine project in Pangkalan Kerinci site in Riau Province, Indonesia. The assignment covers detailed engineering services for the new paper machine and Balance of Plant (BOP). The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for…

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Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 27 July 2015 of its Barcelona mill, which produces recycled-fibre based consumer board, to the private equity fund Quantum. The transaction is in line with Stora Enso’s strategy to focus its consumer board offering on high quality virgin-fibre products. The total cash…

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Brazil's largest packaging paper producer Klabin has started the assembly of two turbogenerators at its first market pulp mill, which is being constructed in Ortigueira city, Paraná state, southern Brazil. The 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus and softwood mill - Puma project - will be fired up in March 2016…

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The increase in woodfree coated sheet prices on the German market follows on the heels of price hikes for coated reels. Despite the continuing negative trend in coated woodfree paper demand, manufacturers have succeeded in implementing price hikes on the market in Germany. After several abortive attempts in recent months,…

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Customers of Heinzel Paper will be informed about potential delays in SC paper deliveries or other changes. The 24 September fire has brought PM 10 to a halt at Laakirchen Papier, a Heinzel Group company. The fire, that started in the press section, has damaged a part of the Sc…