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With reference to the announcement made on 02 July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi’s Enstra Mill near Johannesburg, Sappi wishes to confirm that all conditions have been met and that the mill has been transferred today, 02 November 2015, to the new owners, Corruseal. The sale is not categorisable…

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BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a producer of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. Under a tolling agreement of limited duration, BASF will continue to manufacture and supply PHK products to Imerys to enable…

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In order to offset rising manufacturing costs, Lecta announces a price increase of 6 to 8% on its 2 side CWF papers. The price increase will vary according to product format and country The price increase will be effective in paper deliveries from January 2016. Lecta sales teams are at…

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Södra Wood will open a sales office and a subsidiary in China. The sales office will be headquartered in Shanghai. With this move Södra seeks to expand its market presence in China and create more contacts. The company will be wholly owned by Södra Skogsägarna ekonomisk förening and will consist…

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Metsä Fibre has awarded Pöyry with an EPC agreement to deliver a tall oil plant for a bioproduct mill being built in Äänekoski, Finland. The assignment covers the total delivery of a tall oil plant, consisting of the design, procurement and delivery of main and auxiliary equipment. The approximately two-year…

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Phase one of a new biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool has shipped off the first lot of wood pellets. This terminal will be completed by July 2016. Moreover, the UK's most centrally located deep-water container terminal, Liverpool2, will be available on December 2015. The United Kingdom is extending…