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In December 2014, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 20% in value compared to December 2013, from $219 million to $263 million, ITTO reported. Pine sawnwood exports increased by 35.4% in value in December 2014 compared to December 2013, from $15.8 million to $21.4 million. In…

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Companies are talking more and more about transparency, but sourcing a product from raw material to the warehouse or store shelf is not always the easiest task. Buyers of office supplies who are interested in the social and environmental impacts of their paper purchases, however, may want to consider checking…

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Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company has made "moderate progress" in its two-year-old commitment to stop rainforest clearance and end conflict with local communities, according to an audit commissioned by the firm that was released yesterday. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) consumes millions of tonnes of timber a year to…

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Finnpulp, a newly founded company based in Helsinki, announced its plans to invest up to €1.4bn in a new pulp mill in Kuopio, Finland. According to Finnpulp, the company is currently in discussion with national and international investors to secure the financing and will soon commission an environmental impact assessment…

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SAICA Group has announced a spate of investments in Scotland to improve the range of services it offers customers north of the boarder. This includes new and improved machinery in SAICA's Pack and Paper divisions comprising of a one-of-a-kind ‘conversion' machine that can return high-quality five colour cases in one…

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With the opening of its new Paper Lab, Sappi continues to add functionality to the Competence Centre for Speciality Papers and Boards at its Alfeld mill. "This Paper Lab will enable us to take our consistently high quality paper product to an entirely new level," says Kristof Mertens, Manager for…

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Kadant Inc. (KAI) announced it received two orders totaling approximately $10 million from leading paper producers in Taiwan and the U.S. for virgin and recycled fiber processing equipment used in the production of paper and packaging. The orders were booked in the first quarter of 2015. “These orders get us…

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Klabin has announced the operational start-up of paper machine 24, installed in the Goiana Plant, in Pernambuco. With this new machine, the plant is tripling its recycled paper production, hiking capacity from 50 thousand tons/year to 160 thousand tons/year, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom…

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Low priced imports from Belarus and Russia created additional downward pressure on newsprint prices in Poland. Poland is one of those countries where price movement on the paper market is usually decided quickly. And that was certainly the case in the publication paper market this time. The general trend started…

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Today, Stora Enso launched the results of its Group-wide Human Rights Assessments in a report consolidated by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Stora Enso is among the few companies globally to publicly report on Group-wide human rights findings covering production units, wood supply operations, supply chain management and…