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Eurovast acquires Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill to add 20,000 tpy in tissue capacity. Italy's tissue paper and products manufacturer Eurovast has acquired Fabbriche di Vallico tissue mill near Lucca from the insolvent tissue company Cartiera Eurotec. According to the Bankruptcy Court of Lucca, Eurovast has won the bid for…

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Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene said on Monday the company will close its Madison Paper Industries paper mill in Maine, United States, and sell off its related hydro power assets. UPM-Kymmene, the world's biggest producer of graphic papers such as newsprint and magazine and office paper, has recently aimed…

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International Paper has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Under terms of the transaction, International Paper will receive a total…

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Valmet will deliver a new white liquor plant to CMPC Celulosa S.A.'s Laja pulp mill in Chile. The new white liquor plant will replace the existing one and will comply with new environmental permits coming into force in 2018. Furthermore it will give higher white liquor plant production rate and…

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Nordic pulp makers are developing clean ways to turn birch and pine trees into clothes or sofa covers to help revive their industry and meet demand from fashion and furniture firms for alternative textiles to cotton. There has been no Nordic production of viscose, the main textile fiber from timber,…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up pulping and screening equipment delivered for VPK Paper?s PM 6 at Oudegem, Belgium. The upgraded stock preparation line processes corrugated paper and board packaging grades, boxboard cuttings, as well as corrugated board and has a feed capacity to the existing low-consistency pulper…

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WEPA group, based in the Westphalian city of Arnsberg, will be investing in the expansion and modernisation of existing plants across Europe. This year, the construction of a new tissue paper machine with a total capacity of 32,000 tons annually will start at the Piechowice plant in Poland. In doing…

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Klabin announces the startup of its new pulp mill located in Ortigueira, Paraná. The company produced the first pulp bale at the Puma Unit, which already holds Chain of Custody certification from FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C129105). “Klabin once again demonstrates its capacity to transform dreams into reality by…

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European Commission has concluded that Finnish investment aid for the Metsä Fibre bio-product pulp mill in Äänekoski, Finland is compatible with EU state aid rules. The mill will manufacture softwood pulp for the paper industry, and also use by-products, largely left over from the pulping process, to generate and sell…

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
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The US Department of Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on certain uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China (PRC), and Portugal. Also the Department is amending its final affirmative determinations with respect to Brazil and Indonesia. On January 20, 2016, the Department published its affirmative…