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Pro-Gest walks the talk. The packaging group presses ahead with the restart of the Mantua mill and ordered a packaging paper machine with a capacity of 550,000 tpy. Italian packaging group Pro-Gest is realising its plan to transform the former newsprint mill in Mantua into a packaging paper mill. The…

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Howarth Timber appoints John Brandon as new regional manager. John has been set the challenge of making Scunthorpe the first choice timber and builders’ merchant for trade and retail customers in the region. The store is set to benefit from major investment and is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, including…

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The Romanian containerboard producer EcoPaper is set to launch its new 5.4 m wide recycled containerboard machine located in Zanesti in April. In a few weeks, the firm plans to start trial runs on the unit, which will be able to make some 280,000 tonnes/yr of brown and white testliner,…

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Palm is keen to expand its corrugated sheet feeding business and Roba Group plans to focus on displays and offset-printed packaging. Germany's paper and corrugated group Papierfabrik Palm is set to take over corrugated sheetboard manufacturer Roba Corrugated Gmbh in Zorbau near Leipzig, eastern Germany. The German competition authority Bundeskartellamt…

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The Italian tissue producer Lucart has successfully started-up its PM4 tissue machine in Porcari, Lucca, after the rebuild committed to Toscotec S.p.A., as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete replacement of the old…

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The Shanghai Taison Pulp-Making Group of China is considering establishing a pulp and paper mill in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, with total investment of $4 billion, ITTO reports. The factory would be able to process one to two million tons of pulp, 800,000 tons of paper and 300,000 tons of tissue…

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SCA holds groundbreaking ceremony for SEK 7.8 billion ($922 million) project to expand its Östrand bleached kraft pulp mill in Sweden. The production after the expansion will start in the 2Q of 2018. The expansion means that the production capacity increases from the current 430,000 tonnes to 900,000 tonnes of…

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Arti Group to lend "technical and operational support" to Cartiere Pigna until the final go-ahead for the new business plan. In September 2015, Italy's office stationery, school supplies and paper goods manufacturer Cartiere Paolo Pigna had filed a petition for admission to the concordato preventivo in continuità insolvency proceedings with…

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European Commission says divestment of Office Depot's contract distribution business in Europe is necessary in order to maintain competition in EU's international office supplies market. Following an in-depth reviewed launched in September 2015, the European Commission (EC) has approved the acquisition of US office supplies distributor Office Depot by its…

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Peace has been declared between the Nova Scotia government and Pictou County's paper mill after a year-long battle over environmental standards. On Monday, Environment Minister Margaret Miller announced the department's decision concerning the mill's water usage and the outstanding items from Northern Pulp's appeal of the five-year industrial approval issued…