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The Commerce Department is reviewing a December order that imposed tariffs on two Canadian paper companies with substantial operations in Maine. The department will revisit the 18.85 percent countervailing duties on supercalendered paper – the glossy, coated paper used in magazines and other products – produced in Canada by Irving…

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The Russian Government banned exporting recovered paper for four months with effect from 18 December 2015 and this step has been affecting the Polish market since January. Ukrainian paper mills, which were most heavily affected by the embargo as they were by far the biggest importer of Russian recovered paper,…

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In view of the healthy demand in Europe and the low stocks, some NBSK pulp manufacturers announced price increases from 1 February. However, industry observers do not believe that this price will be able to be achieved in full before the end of this month. The mark-ups are often considered…

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Cellwood Machinery has signed a contract for complete Krima dispersing system to a tissue mill in the Guangdong province in China. The system will be commissioned during the autumn, 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The capacity is 135 tonnes/day and one of…

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Lecta has implemented a new organizational structure with the creation of three business units. The objective is to enhance the entire organization’s customer focus and better meet the needs of the different market segments that the company currently serves. This restructuring is part of a broader project for change across…

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Proteak announces the operations’ startup of its MDF plant in Huimanguillo, Tabasco, under the brand Tecnotabla, Mexico. With state-of-the-art technology, this plant is the first of its kind in Mexico and will use certified wood from the company’s own 100% sustainable plantations. Panel production will increase gradually to reach the…

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Finland's pulp and paper industry production grew 0.2% in 2015. Production of softwood sawn timber decreased 2.7%, however. The figures for pulp and paperboard were clearly more positive than other forest industry statistics, with production volumes growing in both categories, said the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF). The year 2015…

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Sofidel announced that the upgrading works at its Swedish tissue site in Kisa, Sweden, have been concluded. The new and innovative converting plant is now fully operational with two active production lines: the first line is focused on toilet tissues, whilst the second line can produce both kitchen towels and…

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Last December, Blackstone's GSO Capital Partners raised its stake in Norske Skog to become the biggest shareholder in the company. Now Blackstone is striving after sole control in the distressed Norwegian paper manufacturer. US private equity firm Blackstone Group L.P. is considering the takeover of Norway's newsprint and magazine paper…

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Kruger Trois-Rivières L.P. has awarded Pöyry (Montreal) Inc. detailed engineering services assignment for the rebuild of the Trois-Rivières No. 10 newsprint machine into a state-of-the-art lightweight and high-strength recycled linerboard production facility. The assignment covers the recycled old corrugated container plant (OCC), paper machine inter-connections, balance-of-plant, upgrade engineering to the…