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Federal authorities say they are investigating a chemical leak and explosion at a Menasha paper mill that forced people out of their homes. No one was injured in the blast at SCA Tissue, but dozens of homes south of the plant were evacuated shortly after 8 a.m. Monday morning. “Just…

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Valmet will deliver a boiler plant that utilizes biomass to Nokianvirran Energia in Finland. Valmet announced the signing of a letter of intent for the delivery on November 25, 2014. Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 megawatts (MW) that employs the fluidized bed…

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Komatsu Forest have launched a new, unique hydraulic pump system – 3PS – that effectively helps increase productivity and improve fuel economy. The new triple pump system is the first hydraulic system that enables forest machine operators to perform several tasks at the same time, thereby increasing production, as the…

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Indonesia notified the WTO Secretariat on 13 March 2015 of a request for consultations with the United States regarding anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing measures applied by the United States on coated paper imported from Indonesia. According to Indonesia the US's imposition of these measures appears to be inconsistent with several…

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Huhtamäki Oyj's subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd, a privately owned paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer in Malaysia. The company employs approximately 120 people in its manufacturing unit in Penang, Malaysia. With the acquisition Huhtamaki expands its foodservice manufacturing footprint to Southeast…

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US imported around 1.1 million t (1.2 million sh. t) of SC paper from Canada last year, representing 88% of total SC paper imports in 2014. The anger among US magazine paper manufacturers about increasing imports of supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada seems to be growing apace as demand…

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General Electric (GE) and Kemira have reached a distribution agreement to bring water technology to the pulp and paper industry. GE is claimed to combine its advanced water technology with Kemira's on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry. Through the partnership, the pulp…

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Sappi Limited will build a pilot-scale plant for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. The pilot plant is expected to be operational within nine months, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Commenting on the decision,…

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Duraplay announced that BRUKS Rockwood was awarded the contract to supply a horizontal feed Drum Chipper for processing debarked softwood pine. The Drum Chipper will handle a wide variety of log lengths and diameters. BRUKS is designing the Drum Chipper to support Duraplay’s MDF plant. Full scale operations of this…

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Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that construction work has completed to renew a containerboard (linerboard) machine at its consolidated subsidiary Marusan Paper Mfg. in Japan. As the Rengo Group’s production center for containerboard in the Tohoku region, Marusan Paper Mfg. used to produce approximately 20,000 tons of containerboard per month using…