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Australian Paper will close its manufacturing facilities in Shoalhaven, Australia, during 2015, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Peter Williams, Australian Paper’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Despite the best efforts and ongoing support of our people at Shoalhaven over a number of years to…

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As the third week in February came to an end, the first corrugated case material manufacturer announced to charge more for recycled containerboard. Others suppliers intend to follow its lead. The attempt to raise recycled containerboard prices came a bit as a surprise given selective price pressure in January and…

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Representatives of the town governments in Madison and Skowhegan are expected to speak before state officials Wednesday on the need for two proposed pieces of legislation that would address sudden drops in tax value at paper mills in those communities. A public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the…

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UPM has launched a new, comprehensive paper range for digital printing. Covering the widest possible range of digital end-user applications, UPM Digi papers come in a variety of tailored categories designed to fit a specific purpose and press, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.…

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Domtar’s paper mill in downtown Kingsport is on the verge of reaching a significant milestone. The mill, first doing business in 1916 as the Kingsport Pulp Mill, is approaching its centennial celebration. In that time, the mill has seen four other owners — Mead, Willamette, Weyerhauser and now Domtar. “It’s…

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Aylesford Newsprint Limited announced to staff this morning that it is making an application to the courts to go into administration and expects this to occur later today. When Administrators are appointed they will provide more information, the company informed, answering a request from EUWID.   Source : http://www.euwid-paper.com/

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The Southern Bench of National Green Tribunal has granted conditional permission to the Mysore Paper Mills (MPM) Ltd., a public sector enterprise at Bhadravati, to recommence its paper production unit. Earlier, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had ordered closure of the mill, which has a sugar factory too, besides…

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More than 30 percent of wood used by Indonesia's massive pulp and paper companies and other forest-sector industries is illegal and likely comes from unreported clearing of natural forest, researchers said. Indonesia has the world's fastest rate of tropical deforestation, with losses of virgin forest totalling 60,000 sq kms (23,000…

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SCA Hygiene Products will reduce work force at its Nokai tissue mill without cutting any jobs. Following talks with employee representatives, the company announced temporary layoff measures instead. SCA Hygiene Products has concluded negotiations with the employee representatives of its Nokia tissue mill in Finland and has announced temporary layoff…

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Czech ministry of finance readies the divestment of its majority stake in paper manufacturer Vipap Videm. The Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic is preparing the sale of Slovenia's printing, writing and packaging paper manufacturer Vipap Videm. The ministry has published a tender to appoint legal and financial advisers…