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With the start up of the new film press at the Niklasdorf mill in Austria, Brigl & Bergmeister (B&B) has completed the 3-phase investment programme, “Innovation One” launched in 2013. In 2013, the company already invested in a film press for the Vev?e mill in Slovenia, thus ensuring both mills'…

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Board maker Iggesund will upgrade its board machine in Workington, UK, in order to increase the quality of the board and the machine's capacity. The upgrading measures will be carried out during a three week downtime in March. The Iggesund facility in Workington employs around 416 people and has a…

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Kurubur Shantakumar, president of Karnataka Sugarcane Growers’ Association, has pressed the State government to take the necessary steps for revival of Mysore Paper Mills (MPM), a public sector undertaking (PSU) in Bhadravati, to protect the interests of sugarcane growers of the region. MPM was operating on loss for the past…

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A paper machine at the Thunder Bay Resolute Forest Products mill is out of service following a fire Wednesday night. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a call of a fire just before 7:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they were told by mill staff they were applying water into some…

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final order that countervailing duties be placed on supercalendered paper from Canada that’s imported into the United States, said U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine in a news release. The final order follows a decision by the department last…

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Mel Macedonia Papermill, Greece, contacted Cellwood's Algas to get the most out of the existing micro filters, due to changes in the process and therefore a need of increased capacity. The Algas team, together with the customer, made a completes rebuild of each filter; changing from air to water knock-off,…

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The shutdown of PM 2 at SCA's Ortivken mill is imminent. The 135,000 tpy newsprint machine will be closed on 16 December. Coated and uncoated liner paper production at the site is already down. SCA has announced the date of the closure of PM 2 at its Ortviken mill in…

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UPM-Kymmene Corporation plans to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. UPM's business structure consists of six business areas. Currently UPM Raflatac and UPM Plywood in Finland are already fully owned subsidiaries.…

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In 2013, Boise Cascade acquired Chester Wood Products, effectively establishing the company’s first Palmetto State operations. Operating today as Chester Plywood, Boise Cascade has decided to expand its Chester County operations in an effort to better serve its growing customer base. The company is investing $23.5 million in the facility,…

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The Czech specialty papers producer KRPA PAPER, a. s. has selected GapCon S.r.l. to provide an extensive rebuild of its PM 6 press section, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The scope of supply includes a modification of the press section including an installation…