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ANDRITZ to Upgrade Flash Drying for Rottneros Bruk AB, Sweden

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Rottneros Bruk AB to upgrade the CTMP pulp drying line at its Rottneros mill, Sweden. After the modernization, the Flash Dryer’s capacity will be increased by more than 50% while at the same time specific heat consumption will be reduced.  Start-up…

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With other mills in Maine struggling to survive, Woodland Pulp LLC indicated Friday that it is nearly halfway done with its $120 million expansion. The first of two new tissue paper machines that Woodland Pulp announced it was installing in March 2014 is now running in the startup phase, company…

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Rengo Co., Ltd. announces it has newly installed a gas turbine power plant at its Amagasaki mill in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Amagasaki Mill, based in Western Japan, produces paperboard such as containerboard. The newly completed power plant was built to replace the deteriorated existing facility, in order to improve self-sufficiency…

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Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division will acquire the business of C.J. Duffey Paper Company in Minneapolis and Duluth, strengthening Lindenmeyr Munroe’s sales force and expanding its presence in the Midwest market. The transaction is expected to close March 31, 2016. “The acquisition of C.J.…

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Segezha Packaging Ltd. (subsidiary of Sistema JFSC) has launched paper bag production line in Salsk, Rostov region, Russia, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The mill in Salsk has been built on the platform of a former press-forging plant in less than a year.…

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Mayr-Melnhof Group’s FY 2015 consolidated sales totaled Euro 2,181.5 million and were thus 4.5%, or Euro 94.1 million above the previous year’s amount (2014: Euro 2,087.4 million). This rise primarily results from increased volumes in both divisions. Around one-fifth of the growth is accounted for by the latest acquisition of…

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A new pulper is to be installed at the Aschaffenburg mill to increase recycled fibre stock-preparation capacity and equip the facility for higher paper output. Paper and packaging company DS Smith is going to increase production capacity for recycled corrugated case material at the German site in Aschaffenburg. Following the…

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A paper mill in Maine is closing down this spring, to the potential benefit of its rival, the heavily subsidized Port Hawkesbury Paper mill in Point Tupper. Nova Scotia ratepayers who think this contraction in the North American market for high-end paper has nothing to do with them should think…

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J.D. Irving announces that Phase 2 of the modernization project at its Irving Pulp & Paper Mill in Saint John, New Brunswick is about 95% complete.The project is part of a $450 million modernization — the largest pulp mill investment in Canada since 1993. To date, JDI has awarded over…

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Raw materials supply secured for the moment. Papierfabrik Walsum resumes LWC production on PM 10. Germany's insolvent LWC manufacturer Papierfabrik Walsum has resumed production on PM 10 after four days of downtime. Production stood idle since Sunday due to raw materials supply problems. The Luxembourg-based investor Green Elephant Industrial Holdings…