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Price for recycled corrugated case material have been showing signs of weakness since the turn of the year. Market players in Italy are pointing to small price cuts for deliveries in January. Animated discussions are in progress about prices on Italy’s recycled corrugated case material market at the start of…

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Walsum Papier has again extended its insolvency period. The district court of Duisburg, where Walsum is headquartered, has postponed the opening of regular insolvency proceedings to 1 March. All activities at the paper mill, including production of coated magazine paper (LWC), will be continued without interruption, informs Walsum Papier. Machine…

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Paper companies fear a sharp increase in dumping from China and Indonesia after the United States imposed countervailing/anti subsidy duty of 5.82% -131.12% in June last year on import of paper from China and Indonesia. This has renewed concerns of further dumping of paper by these countries into India, which…

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Valmet's new aqua cooling calendering technology has been taken into use first time at customer site at Stora Enso Ingerois Board Mill in Finland. Stora Enso decided to modernize the precalender of its board machine BM 4 to improve the quality of the produced board and lighten the board -…

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Resolute Forest Products will take downtime at its Comtois and St-Thomas stud mills in Quebec starting February 5. The company cited unfavorable market conditions, and plans to restart the mills as conditions allow, Random Lengths reports. Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a…

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Tembec will suspend operations at its Senneterre sawmill for an indefinite period due to the persistent weakness in the North American softwood lumber market and the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. This represents 148 direct jobs at Tembec. "The suspension of operations is related to the…

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The JAF Group has finalised the acquisition of Swedish company Skanditra. All existing will take on all employees—eight at the Swedish sites and 20 at the Hungarian warehouse—remain on the payroll. CEO of JAF Alexander Flatischler says, "The market for top lamellas and blank cuts is a niche market; longstanding…

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Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract in the "Flying Eagle" project of Kotkamills mill in Kotka, Finland. During the project, the current magazine paper machine (PM2) will be converted into a high performance food service board (FSB) machine. Kemira will supply the start-up with sizing, retention and drainage, board…

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Following some media reports about the JSC Volga’s bankruptcy petition, the company’s press service would like to make the following statement. Considering the company’s size, business volume and social significance within the national paper industry as a whole, we regard the bankruptcy as a necessary step in the current situation.…