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GapCon acquires shares in Kresta paper GmbH. KRESTA paper GmbH was founded in February 2014, in St. Poelten, Austria and today employs a complement of approximately 40 specialists of many years experience boasting an extensive knowledge of all aspects paper machine technology including planning, automation and process technology. Following on…

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Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 13 December 2014 of its Uetersen specialty and coated fine paper mill in Germany to a company mainly owned by the private equity fund Perusa Partners Fund 2. "We have now successfully completed the divestment of our Uetersen Mill. I am confident…

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Södra is experiencing strong demand for birch sawn timber, thus entailing an adjustment of the price to the market situation. The price is being raised by SEK 100 per cubic metre as of 16 February. "We have a healthy level of incoming orders and many inquiries, prompting our decision to…

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The PaperlinX Board advises that the employment contract of Andrew Price, Managing Director and CEO, that was due to expire in April 2015 has been terminated with immediate effect. PaperlinX Chairman, Robert Kaye, will assume the role of Executive Chairman pending an appointment of a CEO to replace Mr Price,…

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The Spanish Company ECOFIBRAS ARANGUREN SL, tissue manufacturing facility of the CEL group, has successfully completed and started up in cooperation with Toscotec the major rebuild of the tissue machine TM#5 in Aranguren – Zalla Bizkaia – after a major rebuilding. Formerly KC Aranguren plant, Ecofibras initiated a new phase…

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Valmet has been selected by Domtar to supply the equipment and technical services to convert a paper machine from uncoated freesheet to fluff pulp at the mill located in Ashdown, Arkansas, USA. The delivery is part of Domtar's USD 160 million project to re-purpose the A64 paper machine. The rebuilt…

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Södra and Statkraft have signed a cooperation agreement to start a jointly-owned company for the future production of biofuel at the former Tofte pulp mill. The company will be named Silva Green Fuel AS, and will be 49-percent owned by Södra and 51-percent owned by Statkraft. Biofuel will play an…

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
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The strong pound is putting the squeeze on board prices in the UK. Some suppliers already granted discounts in February, while others might follow suit in March, according to respondents. The exchange rate situation was the dominant theme shaping the British board and folding box market at the start to…

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For Steve Scarselletta, working at Finch Paper is a family affair. "I have been here a long time,” Scarselletta said Tuesday. “My father worked here, I have two brothers who have worked here." Forty years after joining the company, Steve Scarselletta is one of more than 600 workers at the…

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Vinda Group, producer and branded provider of household paper and personal care & hygiene products in China, has placed an order with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of three new tissue lines at its two mills in Deyang, Sichuan and Laiwu, Shandong, which are scheduled to come on…