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Based on a successful preliminary assessment, the LEIPA Group predicts investment in a significant expansion of containerboard production capacities. The company's headquarters in Schwedt are being examined as the location for the expansion. A possible start of operations is planned for as early as the 2016 financial year. "Investing in…

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Gambini spa and Applied Motion Systems (AMS) have signed a joint collaboration agreement to provide Tissue Converting Technology and Engineering Services to the North American marketplace. Gambini spa, headquartered in Lucca, Italy, specializes in the manufacture of tissue converting machinery for both the Consumer Retail Market of bathroom tissue and…

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Tissue manufacturer Paloma is looking for investor to raise capital and expand capacity. Slovenia's tissue and sanitary paper products manufacturer Paloma needs fresh money to upgrade its facility in Sladki Vrh and has launched a capital increase worth €15m. A notice inviting investors to express interest was published in the…

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Today’s cost structure, declining margins and hence low levels of profitability makes a price increase inevitable and as a result Sappi Europe will increase all uncoated fine papers (cut size, folio and reels) by 5-8% as from 1st April 2015. The increase will depend on region specific circumstances. Our customers…

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Voith has developed a new rotor, the IntensaRotor R, for pulpers used to process recovered paper. It has been operating successfully for months with industrial customers and has proven that its energy consumption is as much as 20 percent below the usual values. The IntensaRotor R is suitable for installation…

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Stephen Faehner, President and CEO of American Wood Fibers, Inc. (AWF) and Geoff Freidman, President of Lost Coast Forest Products (LCFP) are excited to announce the acquisition of LCFP by AWF. LCFP is a market leader and national supplier of USDA approved, kiln dried packaged firewood and accessories in the…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PM18 tissue machine for the Hengan Group, which is one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of hygiene and sanitary products. The PrimeLineST W8 tissue machine, installed in the Changde mill, is the eleventh tissue machine supplied by ANDRITZ to the Hengan…

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Allan Graham and Rob Croxen from KPMG have been appointed as administrators to Aylesford Newsprint Limited on Tuesday 24 February 2015. Upon appointment of the administrators, the production facility was closed and 233 employees made redundant, KPMG explained in a press release. The remaining 65 staff have been retained to…

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Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and a leader in innovative packaging solutions, announced today that its EcoTect® premium grade of uncoated recycled board (URB), specifically manufactured for superior printability, has become the first URB to be certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology to Hewlett-Packard (HP)…

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The Biorefinery Domsjö Fabriker continues to break records in production. Throughout 2014 all three products – cellulose, lignin and bioethanol – have been produced in record quantities, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. "It is gratifying that the investments made in production are starting…