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Valmet has been awarded a repeat order of an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production line to Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of Nuqul Group's companies. The new line, including a complete delivery package from stock preparation equipment to rewinder, will be installed at FHH premises at Al Nakheel mill in…

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UPM's new high capacity log sorting line in Seikku sawmill in Pori, Finland, is now in full operation. The new investment improves the overall production efficiency of the sawmill significantly because the previous bottle neck is completely renewed, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.…

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Portucel Soporcel says year 2015 is a landmark in the company's history. Portucel became a player on the tissue market in Europe under a new strategic development plan. Portuguese Portucel Soporcel Group has delivered a strong performance in 2015. Total sales increased by 5.6% against the previous year to €1.63bn.…

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Stora Enso's 4Q 2015 sales at Euro 2 487 million were Euro 65 million, or 2.5% lower than the same quarter a year ago. Sales excluding structurally declining paper business, the divested Corenso business operations and Barcelona Mill increased by Euro 83 million, or 5.4%, mainly due to the Montes…

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Stella-Jones Inc. subsidiary, McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., has signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the shares of Lufkin Creosoting Co., Inc., as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Lufkin Creosoting produces treated poles and timbers at its wood treating facility in Lufkin, Texas.…

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Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started up a new folding boxboard production line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is aiming the 400,000 t/a volume of the production line at the Americas, as well as at food service end-uses such as cups, plates and trays globally.…

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Who will become the new owner of corrugated packaging firm Ondulati Giusti? Sources say that Palm submitted a takeover offer. However, Italy's biggest packaging group Pro-Gest has a pre-emption right. Italian manufacturer of corrugated board and packaging Ondulati Giusti may soon come under German ownership. According to a representative of…

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Jujo Thermal introduced Mellifera AP45KS-U, a new non-phenol thermal POS grade. It is based on its new proprietary technology (patent pending) for thermal papers, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The key developer of the new grade is honey acid. Honey acid is a…

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Newsprint publishers say price targets pursued by paper mills are not appropriate for the German market. Despite participants’ hopes of reaching an early agreement on delivery contracts in the standard newsprint segment in Germany, these were not realised in January. Publishers had apparently signaled they were willing to sign contracts…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the pulp line delivered to JSC Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill (APPM) at the Novodvinsk mill, Russia. The new line features ANDRITZ green liquor technology for efficient pulp cooking, refining, and washing and produces 1,000 t/day of semi-chemical pulp for the production…