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Bekaert Solaronics will supply Cartiera di Momo with four infrared systems UniDryer® V3 followed by sets of air bars after each of the four coating stations on its PM1 recycled board machine, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The Energy Recovery Concept is again…

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ABB will supply the complete power and process electrical systems for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski in central Finland, opening in 2017. The mill will produce 1.3 million tonnes of pulp per year and bioproducts such as tall oil, turpentine, lignin products, bioelectricity and bark-based solid fuel. ABB’s…

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Walsum Papier to continue with LWC production under new ownership. Green Elephant Industrial Holding is the new name behind the German magazine paper manufacturer Walsum Papier. The Luxembourg-based investment company has acquired the former Norske Skog mill out of insolvency proceedings. Green Elephant is said to continue with LWC paper…

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Sinergia II, a closed-end fund managed by Synergo SGR, has acquired a minority stake in Toscotec S.p.A.; the Mennucci family will remain as majority shareholder. Synergo aims to support Toscotec further growth, both organically and through selective strategic add-on acquisitions. Alessandro Mennucci, shareholder and CEO, with an experience of more…

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Slight price cuts are also reported for used corrugated kraft and coloured letters. Supply and demand still balanced. Despite widespread reports of a rather healthy demand-supply balance, the German recovered paper market has experienced a downward pressure on prices for lower grades and used corrugated kraft in February. Sorted graphic…

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The Board of Directors of Södra decided to invest SEK 1 billion ($117 million) in the pulp mill at Mörrum. The investment is the second stage of a long-term initiative at Södra Cell Mörrum, and will increase the mill's capacity by 45,000 tonnes, as the company says in the press…

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Imerys has signed two separate commercial agreements for the full-scale supply of FiberLean™ MFC, a mineral/micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC), with two leading papermakers, one in Asia and one in the USA, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The Asian customer is a major manufacturer of…

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Söderhamn Eriksson has received an order from AS Textuur in Estonia for a debarking and saw line. The order comprises a Cambio debarking line, a bandsaw group with merry-go-round conveyors, a Eurosaw resaw and a Catech edger optimizer line, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom…

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New Leaf Paper signed a partnership agreement with Finch Paper to manufacture and distribute New Leaf Ingenuity, its market-leading 100% PCW recycled uncoated paper, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. New Leaf Paper markets commercial printing papers that carry the highest-level of environmental certifications.…

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Valmet will supply a paper machine wet end rebuild for the Kirkniemi mill of Sappi Finland Operations Oy in Finland. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order…