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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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With QualiFlex Crest and QualiFlex Crown, Voith has launched a new product portfolio for press sleeve that adapts to the specific paper grades and requirements of individual paper machines, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. QualiFlex Crest excels with its material properties and reliable…

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Stora Enso Fors Bruk has invested in two complete PulpEye online analyser systems, including the CrillEye and ExtractEye modules, as well as an upgrade of their first PulpEye system. The reasons for the investment were a need to replace old analysis equipment on the CTMP lines as well as to…

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GapCon acquires shares in Kresta paper GmbH. Kresta paper GmbH will be rebadged as GapCon paper GmbH and will become an independent member of the GapCon group, itself a subsidiary of the IRLE DEUZ group (Germany), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The acquisition…

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Australian paper merchant Paperlinx plans to part with its Canadian subsidiary Spicers Canada. The company announced on 11 February that it had signed an agreement to sell the operations to Central National-Gottesman (CNG) for CAD63m. The transaction requires approval from Canada's Competition Bureau and is expected to be completed at…

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Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited have recently selected PMT Italia as the supplier of the new  SIZER FO Film Size Press for their PM1, Tirunelveli Unit, Tamilnadu, India. The 5 m wide machine produces writing and printing paper. Main objectives of the project are the production increase and the paper…

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Port Townsend Paper Corporation has been sold to a newly created holding company, Crown Paper Group, that has also purchased PTPC's sister mill, Crown Packaging, which has mills in Canada, for an undisclosed amount. Mill employees, public officials and community leaders were being informed this morning, Feb. 10, of the…

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It is a pleasure to announce that, Bruks Klockner GmbH will deliver a chipping line for a capacity of 80 to/h fuel production to Speyside Renewable Energy Partnership Limited (SREP) for the wood chip-fired biomass power plant project in Scotland. SREP is owned by John Laing, the UK Green Investment…

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Coillte Panel Products' SmartPly begins construction of a Euro 59 million upgrade at its facility in Belview, Kilkenny, Ireland. The Euro 59 million project, which includes the development of a new Coillte Panel Products Innovation Centre will create over 300 jobs during construction, and will secure the plant as one…

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Former employees of a Highland pulp and paper mill are planning a reunion to mark 50 years since it opened – and 10 years since it closed. The Wiggins Teape mill at Corpach, near Fort William in Lochaber, which was later run by Arjo Wiggins, was one of the biggest…