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Reno de Medici has launched the sales process for its 40,000 tonne/yr white-lined chipboard (WLC) Almazán mill in Spain. "The mill is profitable but the idea is to focus our efforts on our most efficient assets, those which are contributing to the profitability and the financial ratio we have set…

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ASSET manager AlphaWealth is offering its clients a direct investment in eucalyptus plantations in KwaZulu-Natal that have offtake agreements with Sappi and other timber processors. Listed companies such as Sappi, Mondi, York Timber and Masonite have sizeable timber assets on their balance sheets but derive their sales from processing logs…

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Spanish Trail Lumber announced that BRUKS Rockwood was awarded the contract to supply a Butt-End Reducer for tree log handling. The project scope consists of design and supply of the BRUKS Butt-End Reducer to process and trim down tree logs. The Butt-End Reducer will fit a maximum of 20’ long…

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Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed a letter of intent according to which Valmet will deliver key technology to Metsä Fibre's planned Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Finland. The letter of intent covers recovery boiler, pulp drying line, gasification plant, and lime kiln deliveries. The delivery also includes a mill wide…

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The Russian government is mulling market control measures to restrict the export of pulp in a bid to curb prices on the domestic market. The spike in Russian domestic pulp prices, which have reportedly jumped by a total of up to 50-80% over the past few months, has led graphic…

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is in favour of the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving pulp. “It is unfortunate that Canada has been forced to take this step but certainly the Chinese trade action…

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Portuguese pulp and paper manufacturer Portucel has taken over Portuguese tissue producer AMS BR Star Paper S.A. (AMS) in Vila Velha de Rodão in the east of the country. AMS produces and converts tissue for the Consumer and Away from Home markets. The company has an annual production capacity of…

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The reindustrialisation of the French Alizay mill is progressing further. Double A has acquired the pulp mill assets of the site from the French Eure Department and reportedly expects to start pulp production in May 2016. Pulp production in Alizay will not restart before 2016. The French department of Eure…

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Neenah Paper is bucking the industry trend of recent years. It plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Appleton to produce specialty filter paper, expanding the company's Appleton Mill that encompasses about 10 acres. The 44,000-square-foot plant will include manufacturing space, offices and a tank farm for methanol and…

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The new Japanese owners of the pulp and paper manufacturer arm of Carter Holt Harvey are to invest $30 million into an upgrade of the company's Penrose, Auckland, bag-making facility, which services the dairy, food, agriculture, minerals, chemical and building sectors, among others. Oji, a global pulp, paper and packaging…