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Emami Paper Mills Ltd, the country's largest newsprint manufacturer, has decided to increase investment in paperboards to Rs 2,000 crore in the next three years to strengthen its diversification to the high-margin segment. "We want to double the capacity of paperboard from 1.3 lakh tonne per annum over the next…

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The town of Bucksport has issued a demolition permit for the shuttered Verso Paper Corp. mill, and it could come down in December. WCSH-TV reports American Iron and Metal plans to begin the demolition work in December. The sale of the mill to the Canadian metal recycler was completed in…

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Pesmel and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, have signed an agreement on the delivery of a pulp storage facility for the bioproduct mill to be constructed in Äänekoski, Finland. The storage facility will be implemented using the new TransBale distribution center concept, and it will be fully operational in…

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Following the successful rebuild and start-up of the wet section of the paper machine PM4 in 2010, international technology Group ANDRITZ has received a follow-up order from Cartiere Modesto Cardella to rebuild PM3 in Lucca, Italy. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2016. The scope of supply comprises an…

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Twin Rivers Paper Company completed a series of upgrades to its paper machine 7 (PM7) at its Madawaska, Maine, mill, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. “PM7 is a critical machine that supports our leadership positions in all segments of our business. The upgrade…

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UPM is spending £5.65 million ($8.52 million) on a new condensing turbine power plant at its Shotton mill near Liverpool in the UK. Construction work has already started and the company expects the turbine to be operational in the first quarter of 2017. The plant will generate about 4.8 MW…

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Burgo stopped production on the two machines at its Duino lightweight coated (LWC) paper mill in northeastern Italy on November 23, but plans to restart them today. Burgo was forced to stop production on both PMs to minimize any environmental risk and avoid any impact on the quality of products…

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GS Group opens Sudoma sawmill in Dedovichi, Pskov region, Russia. The plant specialization – production of environmentally friendly wood building materials – is unique for Russia. The general investor the GS Group holding company invested over 1.842 billion rubles ($28.3 million) into the project, as the company said in the…

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Phaunos Timber Fund Limited ("Phaunos") confirms a forward pulpwood sale agreement for Pradera Roja which will realise total payments of $2.4 million. The agreement is based on Pradera Roja receiving up-front payments for eucalypt pulpwood that will be harvested up to 2022, as the company says in the press release…

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The SC paper machine PM 10 at Laakirchen Papier is scheduled to re-start on 16 December 2015 following downtime for repairs to fix the damage caused by a fire on 24 September, announced Heinzel Group, the parent company of the Austrian magazine paper producer. This start-up comes earlier than expected…