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Smurfit Kappa Gorup has greed to acquire Central America based packaging supplier Grupo Cybsa. Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) is further strengthening its presence in the high-growth markets in Central and South America. The Irish group has agreed to acquire Grupo Cybsa, a non-integrated corrugated, folding cartons and flexible packaging manufacturer…

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Bucksport town officials said they received word an auction is set to place to sell some of the paper manufacturing equipment inside the former Verso Paper Mill. The auction is expected to begin Tuesday, March 24 at the paper mill, according to, the website for the auction company. Some of…

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BRUKS Rockwood designed the Circular Blending Bed Stacker Reclaimer for International Paper’s mill site in Georgia. Engineered as a fully-automated machine to accommodate hardwood chips, the Stacker Reclaimer provides first-in and first-out storage and reclaim. The machine also offers excellent homogenized chip blending capabilities with a 360 total degree pile…

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Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has issued an amended industrial approval for the Northern Pulp paper mill in Pictou County that corrects an error discovered last month. The mistake in the previous industrial approval misstated the location of an environmental study required in 2019 to determine how to improve the quality…

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A federal air pollution case involving a western Maryland paper mill is reaching its final phase 16 years after regulators first alleged a violation. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore has scheduled a conference with lawyers March 31 to discuss proceedings to resolve the case of the United States…

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KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has dropped 6.01% during the past week, however, the bigger picture is still very bullish; the shares have posted positive gains of 6.23% in the last 4 weeks. The counter has underperformed the S&P 500 by 4.5% during the past week but KapStone Paper and…

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The decline in the value of the Euro since last summer has significantly impacted upon the cost of our raw materials, and particularly severely for goods that are purchased in US Dollars, such as pulp. Considering this situation, Idempapers, the manufacturer of the well-known “Idem” brand, has decided to raise…

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U.S. trade officials on Friday found reasonable evidence that the local paper industry is at risk from cheap imports of uncoated paper, including copy paper used in homes and offices across the country. The affirmative vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission means investigations will continue into imports from China,…

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Raute Corporation has received an order worth Euro 30 million for the machinery and equipment of a Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) production line from Stora Enso Wood Products Oy. The ordered LVL line will be delivered to Stora Enso's mill in Varkaus, Finland, as the company said in the press…

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Russian plywood producer Sveza is set to start construction of its 1.2 million tonne/yr bleached softwood and hardwood pulp plant in the Vologda region in 2017. The work will follow the completion of the infrastructure for the greenfield project, which is planned for 2016, according to the governor of the…