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The Portuguese company Sonae Industria says it has entered into an agreement for the sale of the hardboard business operated at its plant located in Betanzos, Spain, including the transfer of the employees dedicated to this business. The agreement also includes the lease of the real estate where the industrial…

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Portucel Portuguese company will this year invest US$2.3 million in eucalyptus plantations in the central provinces of Manica and Sofala that will be used to produce paper pulp and energy in Mozambique. According to Mozambique’s news agency AIM the reforestation project could create more than 7,500 jobs for Mozambicans in…

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has opened an investigation into Canadian government subsidies of a paper mill that competes with a Maine paper mill. U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s 2nd District announced the investigation Friday. They said subsidies provided…

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Global trade of softwood lumber has continued to trend upward ever since the global financial crises in 2008. In 2014, export volumes were up 5-8 percent for a majority of the largest lumber-exporting countries in the world, including Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Germany, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly…

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After acquiring three sheeting plants from International Paper last year, Atlantic Packaging informed clients and customers it plans to close an acquisition of Lakeland Paper Converting in Sturgis, MI, on March 31. Lakeland has four sheeter lines with a focus on bleached paperboard that mirrors Atlantic's Charlotte, NC, plant's business,…

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Following a three-day strike two weeks ago, workers at Lecta's Papeteries de Condat mill in France have downed tools again. Coated woodfree paper production is currently standing still. The employees of Lecta's French Papeteries de Condat mill are on strike and production of coated woodfree paper is currently down as…

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According to new study from Pöyry World demand for paper and paperboard is forecast to grow to 482 million tons in 2030. This equals an increase of 1.1 per cent per year. This is the result of the new global paper market study “World Paper Markets up to 2030” by…

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Anhui Shanying Paper Industry is planning to build three new recycled board machines at an existing mill in Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province. The expansion project will include a 500,000 tonne/yr linerboard PM, a 430,000 tonne/yr recycled fluting machine, and a 270,000 tonne/yr coreboard unit.   risiinfo.com

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The significant increase of raw material costs, particularly pulp, makes it necessary for Sappi Europe to adjust prices upwards for Speciality papers from April 15th. The price rise will apply to all  European and Overseas markets. The increase will be in the range of 5 - 7% and will be…

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Fiskeby Holding has stopped the sales process for its subsidiary Fiskeby Board in Sweden. The company therefore remains the owner of the board plant with a capacity of 170,000 tpy. Swedish board maker Fiskeby Board Limited will not be sold after all. Parent company US Fiskeby Holding said it had…