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CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG is expanding within the chemistry sector. Its Zeochem subsidiary has agreed to acquire 80% of the shares of Jiangsu ALSIO Technology Co. Ltd. from the Jiangsu Feixiang Group, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. ALSIO, which was founded…

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A joint venture led by a Boston-based liquidator of industrial sites emerged as the winner of Thursday’s auction for the bankrupt Lincoln paper mill. The winning bid was submitted by a group led by Gordon Brothers Group, according to Sam Anderson, the attorney for Lincoln Paper and Tissue, which filed…

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Konecranes received an order for a train loading system for Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland. The automatic train loading system comprises two cranes that will be used for loading pulp units on railway wagons. The system will be delivered to the bioproduct mill in 2017, as the company…

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The search for a buyer for the Arctic Paper Mochenwangen mill has not been successful so far and the company now announced the closure of the German site in December. The German paper mill Arctic Paper Mochenwangen will cease production and operations in December 2015. The decision by the parent…

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After completing the first stage of its modernization project, Kronospan restarted particleboard production at its plant in Burgos, Spain. The total investment exceeds 50 million euros and includes the expansion of the continuous press, which will become Spain’s longest board press (44 meters). Particleboard production restarted late October, reaching about…

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Valmet has successfully started up new coating technology, featuring multilayer curtain coating, at Mayr-Melnhof Kolicevo board machine 3 (BM 3) in Slovenia. Valmet's delivery included a new OptiCoat Layer curtain coater with supply system and a new OptiCoat blade coater. Compared to other curtain coating solutions OptiCoat Layer is compact…

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The two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5M ES tissue lines came on stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan and Laiwu, Shandong. The tissue machines are already running at the maximum operating speed of 1,500 mpm with full satisfaction of the user for tissue quality and machine performance. After…

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Feasibility study on the conversion of newsprint paper machine to recycled containerboard production to start with immediate effect. UPM and Germany's Leipa Georg Leinfelder GmbH are negotiating the potential sale of UPM's Schwedt newsprint mill. The two companies announced that Leipa is considering the acquisition of the UPM Schwedt site…

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Verso Corporation is exploring the possibility of selling several of its holdings, including its paper mill in West Duluth. The news comes, with the release of the corporation's third quarter financial report. Based on Verso's financial projections through the end of next year, leaders anticipate they will not have sufficient…

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Resolute Forest Products announced the acquisition of Atlas Paper Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of at-home and away-from-home tissue products, including recycled and virgin paper grades. "This is a step-change acquisition that provides us with an immediate position in the multi-billion-dollar North American consumer tissue market," said Richard Garneau, president…