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Papierfabrik Niederauer Muehle plans to continue LWC production on PM 10 and convert PM 4 to recycled containerboard production. Germany's recycled containerboard manufacturer Niederauer Muehle plans to take over the LWC paper mill in Walsum. According to the company's management, it has entered exclusive talks with the insolvency administrator of…

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Yuen Foong Yu has signed a contract with PMP for rebuild of TM#7 in Ching Shui mill in Taiwan. The delivery includes steel Intelli-YDTM, Intelli-CapTM and Steam & Condensate equipment, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This time, the scope of supply covers 12’…

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Weyerhaeuser Company and Plum Creek recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create the world's premier timber, land and forest products company with more than 13 million acres of the most productive and diverse timberland in the U.S. At closing, the combined company is expected to have…

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In July 2015, PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper and board technology, signed a contract with Smurfit Kappa Mexico for a Phoenix Concept™ rebuild of a reborn papermaking line that will be installed in Los Reyes mill. The main goal of the project is to boost mills capacity…

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As of the end of this year, the international JAF Group with its headquarters in Stockerau, Austria will take over the Swedish company Skanditrä, based in Kalmar. Curiously, the acquisition is subject to the approval of the Romanian competition authority. As a spokeswoman of the JAF Group explained, the reason…

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After one year of work, the new tissue line of WEPA Giershagen (Germany) has been started-up on October 27, 2015, far in advance of the schedule and only 13 months after the delivery agreement signing. By expanding the production output of tissue paper, the WEPA  will optimize the existing procurement…

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Arjowiggins has signed an exclusive agreement with Global Hygiène for the sale of the Charavines site in France, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Acquiring the Charavines site would allow it to vertically integrate a tissue paper production facility by installing a machine with…

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Chilean authorities are investigating a major case of collusion in Chile. SCA and CMPC are accused of having fixed prices in the tissue sector for at least ten years. On Oct. 27, the National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE) filed a complaint before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) against CMPC Tissue and…

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Metsa Wood will start statutory labour negotiations to implement a new target organisation model at all of its Kerto® and plywood mills, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The implementation of the target organisation is estimated to result in a need to reduce labour…

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Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is investing EUR 38 million in an extrusion coating line and related infrastructure at its Husum mill in Sweden. The line with a paperboard extrusion coating capacity of approximately 100,000 t/a will be taken into use at the beginning of 2017. As previously announced,…