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The process to develop India’s forest certification system was launched at the “International Conference on Forest Certification – Positioning India”, co-hosted by NCCF and PEFC International. The conference brought together government, business and civil society stakeholders to discuss the status of forests in India and to learn from international experts…

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Prices for woodfree uncoated paper in Germany might go up soon. Manufacturers announced a price hike with effect from April at the latest and are optimistic about their chances to realise it. By now all major producers of woodfree uncoated paper have informed their customers in Germany of their plans…

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Due to the remarkable and steady rise in raw material costs, in particular for pulp and chemicals, the producer of coated specialty papers Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH announces a price increase of 7% for its product range. This price increase will be effective for deliveries from May 1st 2015…

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The winner of Valmet Tissue Technology Award was announced at the Tissue World Conference, Barcelona, Spain, on March 17, 2015. The award and the USD 25,000 prize amount was granted to Abdus Salam, Graduate Student from North Carolina State University, USA. The purpose of the Valmet Tissue Technology Award is…

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Norra Timber, the industry division of the northern Swedish forest owner association, invests in a Söderhamn Eriksson’s Catech 4000 TS-5 edger optimizer for installation in its sawmill in Sävar, one of Norra Timber’s two sawmills with a total annual production of some 400,000 cubic metres lumber, as the company said…

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Prinzhorn's Hamburger Containerboard is set to stop its 400,000 tonne/yr recycled containerboard machine PM 7 at its Dunaújváros mill in Hungary for around ten days due to an upgrade. The unit will be halted from April 8. The firm intends to perform modernization work on the machine's winder and the…

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The nation’s paper manufacturers are branching out into sectors such power generation and battery components as well as expanding operations elsewhere in Asia as demand for traditional paper-based products shrinks at home. Demand for paper and paper board in Japan peaked at 31.96 million tons in 2000 and has since…

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The Italian producer Eurovast successfully started up a new Toscotec tissue machine at Cartiera della Basilica, Bagni di Lucca (LU). The new machine is a MODULO-PLUS crescent former with double press configuration and steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-3200MM with a maximum speed of more than 1500 mpm; this is the…

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Norbord Inc. and Ainsworth Lumber have been informed by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice that it has closed its review of the previously announced combination of Norbord and Ainsworth. Norbord and Ainsworth expect the transaction to be completed on March 31, 2015. On December 8,…

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Petri Helsky will start as the CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation and as a member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team as of 16 April 2015, the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals…