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Flint Group has today confirmed the acquisition of Xeikon*, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets - propelling the organisation further into the digital solutions market. Xeikon’s pioneering products and services will now form the foundation of a newly created division to be called Flint…

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Taiwan’s Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has started up a 27,000 tonne/yr tissue paper machine at its mill in Zhaoqing city, Guangdong province, China. Guangdong Dingfeng Paper, the YFY subsidiary operating the facility, kicked off trial runs on the machine, PM 1, on December 8, said a company spokesman.   risiinfo.com

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The government will have to revoke a freeze on operating permits for more than 900,000 hectares of industrial forest or the local pulp and paper industry will lose its competitiveness due to a disruption in the suply of raw materials, business groups and analysts have said. Executive director of the…

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The loss of two more paper mills and about 800 papermaking jobs delivered blows to Maine’s legacy industry in 2015 as more signs of the state’s changing economy emerged. The past year showed continued declines in employment for paper manufacturers, with the year-end closure at Expera’s mill in Old Town,…

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Ultimate Paper Box Co. has taken delivery of a new six-color RMGT 1050LX sheetfed press with aqueous coater, as RM Machinery said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. recently launched the new RMGT brand and advanced styling for its sheetfed press line. The…

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Sun Chemical has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Colmar Inks Corporation based in Ontario, Canada. Colmar’s customer lists, contracts, and finished inventory will be included in the acquisition. The transaction is expected to close during the 1Q 2016, as the company says in…

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In February 2014, Södra's Board of Directors decided to invest SEK 4 billion ($474 million) in a significant expansion of Södra Cell Värö. Once complete, the expansion will bring about an increase of 425,000 tonnes to 700,000 tonnes of pulp annually, as the company says in the press release received…

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Takeover talks with Niederauer Mühle leading to no results so far German papermaker Walsum Papier, which recently entered into takeover talks with Niederauer Mühle, will continue to be up for sale. The company’s temporary insolvency administrator said that he again filed for another extension of insolvency benefits to 1 February…

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The German recovered paper market ended 2015 in similar shape to the year before: December had brought additional price cuts after comparatively large volatility in prices in November. Echoing what happened a year ago, EUWID sources singled out several factors that fuelled this situation: Collection volumes were very high due…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the world’s first eucalyptus-based fluff pulp drying plant at Suzano Papel e Celulose?s Suzano mill, São Paulo, Brazil. The pulp produced is mainly used for production of sanitary papers. ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER delivered several modifications to the existing PM5 production line…