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Boise Cascade Company has received antitrust clearance from the United States Department of Justice to proceed with its previously announced acquisition of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s engineered lumber production facilities located at Thorsby, Alabama and Roxboro, North Carolina. The Company plans to complete the acquisition by the end of March 2016. Boise…

Valmet Advantage NTT Tissue Line is Producing 100% Textured Tissue at Forestal y Papelera Concepcion Mill in Chile

A Valmet-delivered Advantage NTT tissue line has started up at the Forestal y Papelera Concepcion (FPC) mill in Chile. The new line fulfills FPC's target of producing 100% textured tissue, differentiating the company's product offering, and to produce high-quality tissue with low energy consumption. This is so far the widest…

ABB to increase efficiency and productivity at SCA’s expanded pulp mill

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide integrated solutions using ABB’s market-leading automation platform System 800xA and custom-engineered software for pulp processes. The solution includes engineering for the control system and optimization of all processes at SCA Östrand's expanded pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden opening in June…

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Germany's LWC manufacturer Papierfabrik Walsum has filed for insolvency again; production is down since Sunday. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the future of the German magazine paper producer Papierfabrik Walsum, even under new ownership. The company has filed for insolvency with the Court of Duisburg on 15…

Toscotec to supply AHEAD-2.0S tissue production line to WEPA Professional Piechowice S.A. in Piechowice, Poland

WEPA Professional Piechowice, part of the German based WEPA Holding Group, has chosen Toscotec as supplier for it’s new tissue line that will be installed at the company's Piechowice Plant in Poland. The new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S line will strength the WEPA recent strategic growth in the European tissue market that…

Holmen to Sell its Newsprint Mill in Madrid, Spain, to International Paper

Holmen has signed an agreement to sell its newsprint mill in Madrid, Spain, including energy and recycled paper operations. The buyer, International Paper, will convert the mill into containerboard production, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. “This transaction allows us to focus on developing…

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Lightweight coated (LWC) paper producer Papierfabrik Walsum has stopped production, according to multiple market contacts in Germany. A source at the mill confirmed that the 205,000 tonne/yr PM 10 has been down since the weekend, but declined to say why or when a restart is planned.   Source : risiinfo.com

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Following the acquisition of the former Klausner Kodersdorf sawmill in October 2015, now Holzindustrie Schweighofer plans to expand capacity. Thus, Schweighofer will extend operations at the sawmill from two to three shifts, while the planing mill will operate in four shifts. To support this move, Schweighofer will add an extra…

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Negotiations on starch prices for second quarter deliveries are ongoing and positions of suppliers and buyers differ widely. Starch producers are experiencing massive pressure on prices during talks on terms and conditions for second quarter deliveries. Buyers had contacted suppliers of wheat and corn starch asking for price cuts, something…

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Valmet will supply two Advantage DCT tissue production lines and related automation systems to one of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd. The new lines will be installed at Lee & Man's mill in Chongqing and start-up is planned to take place in late 2016.…