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The flooring plant and sawmill at Kennebec Lumber Co. are bustling with activity on a weekday morning, as logs get measured and sliced into lumber and the boards are graded, stacked and prepared for shipping. Meanwhile, just up the road, construction is nearing completion on a new biobrick manufacturing facility…

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Several market experts expect prices for recovered paper to become dearer again in April. Prices for most recovered paper grades have slightly increased on the German market in March. Only one grade has seen a renewed drop in prices, according to EUWID market report for Germany. All in all, recovered…

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The new steam generation plant at Reflex GmbH & Co. KG was inaugurated in Düren, Germany. The plant supplies the paper mill, which has a rich tradition, with steam, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The energy service provider GETEC heat & power AG…

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Prices are feeling the pinch in most sectors of the French corrugated case material market, even though inventory levels are not all that high and recycled containerboard manufacturers have to pay more for recovered paper in March. Recycled containerboard manufacturers describe the market as not bad across the board, with…

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a technique that can be used to convert lignin – a by-product of pulp mills and biorefineries – into a concrete plasticiser that is competitive against the synthetic and lignosulphonate-based admixtures currently on the market. In its water-soluble form, lignin can also…

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Rengo Co., Ltd. has newly installed a wood chip biomass power plant at its Yashio mill in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The newly completed power plant aims to diversify energy sources used for boiler fuel, which currently uses town…

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Papierfabrik Palm is expanding its corrugated business to Italy but not through the acquisition of Ondulati Giusti as previously planned. Germany's paper and packaging producer Papierfabrik Palm is expanding its European corrugated business through an acquisition in Italy. The group announced it would take over corrugated sheet company Ondulato Lecchese,…

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Gov. Paul LePage used his forum in Mexico on Tuesday to urge residents to support legislative candidates who will back his policy agenda, including proposals that he asserts will lower energy costs. The governor framed his call for lower energy costs as a way to preserve Maine’s rapidly declining paper…

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Mondi says it was not affected by EC inspections at any of its premises. The European Commission (EC) has reported that its antitrust officials performed unannounced inspections of the premises of several companies in the kraft paper and industrial sack segment on 15 March 2016. The EC announced it was…

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Oji Holdings Corporation has decided to close PM No. 4 at Oji Paper Co., Ltd.’s Kasugai mill in Japan, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Oji Holdings foresees demand continuing to decrease so the company has decided to make this closure in order to…