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PPM's in Karelia may face serious competition in neighboring Finland in the upcoming years. Finnish timber company Metsa Group was granted the necessary permits for the consequent major PPM construction in Äänekoski (Finland). It is planned to go ahead with construction works this spring (2015). In 2017 the PPM valued…

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Voith's paper division is facing radical capacity cutbacks with an elimination of about 1,000 positions worldwide. The production facilities in Krefeld und Neuwied will be shut down, while paper division activities in St. Pölten, Austria, will be ceased. The group is to pool its European capacity at its headquarters in…

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With prices in decline, coated and uncoated fine paper suppliers are following the trend in pulp costs with concern and complaining about US-dollar gaining strength against the euro. Woodfree coated papers are losing ground on the Italian market. In January, coated reels and sheets have become cheaper again. Including the…

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Georgia-Pacific's Palatka Pulp and Paper Operations will invest approximately $70 million to modernize the evaporation system and related equipment in the mill's power generation area. This investment brings total current investments at the mill to nearly $100 million to make the mill safer, more efficient and more competitive, as the…

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Buyers have finally been found for Papierfabrik Reflex, which has been under insolvency proceedings since October 2013. A group of investors, consisting of May+Spies and an unnamed private family consortium have taken over the paper mill. May+Spies is a German manufacturer of envelopes, self adhesive labels, packaging and other finished…

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Ghana produced and exported a total of 286,416 cubic metres of plantation logs and wood products valued at Euro 112.13 million in the first 10 months of 2014, ITTO reports. This compares to the 225,487 cubic metres exported during the same period in 2013 and represents a 27% year on…

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A lot of products – especially paper – are made right here in Wisconsin. But there are some that you might know about. And for BPM, Inc. in Peshtigo, right now is the specialty paper manufacturer ramps us to keep a favorite summer candy under wrap. Salt water taffy. The…

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The new industrial approval for Northern Pulp was granted Friday by the province and focuses on improvements for air emissions, water usage and wastewater emissions that are expected to bring it in line with other kraft mills across the country. Environment Minister Randy Delorey said Friday that he believes the…

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Empresas CMPC, a leading Latin American forestry, pulp, paper, tissue and packaging products producer, today announced that its landmark Guaiba 2 Project, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, remains on budget and on schedule for start-up in the second quarter of 2015. The facility was at 88%…

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Columbia Pulp plans to break ground at its building site on Highway 261 near Lyons Ferry this March or April, according to Company President John Begley. “And it will be about a year until we’re up and running,” he told The Times last week. Melissa Shumake with the Columbia County…