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Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has decided to integrate Soka mill in Soka, Saitama and Ashikaga mill in Ashikaga, Tochigi as of April 1 this year. The new name after the integration will be Kanto mill, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Soka mill…

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Italian integrated packaging manufacturer Pro-Gest made the winning bid in the auction for Levio Loris’ Badia Polesine recycling plant. The company informed that it bid a total of €2m for the plant’s machinery and the 8,000 m² building at the site. Pro-Gest did not give further details on the transaction…

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has joined efforts with Klabin S.A. to finance the construction of a new state-of-the-art greenfield pulp production mill in the municipality of Ortigueira, one of the poorest cities of the state of Parana, Brazil. Through an A/B Loan of $300 million, the IDB Group has…

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UPM is considering taking out some 35 positions at its 300,000 tonne/yr Tervasaari label base paper mill in Valkeakoski in Finland in connection with BillerudKorsnäs’ plans to close its PM 7, which is located at the site. Negotiations with union representatives will start on Monday next week and concern all…

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Major producer of NBSK pulp sounds the bell for next round of price talks. The latest round of price talks on the northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp market launched by two manufacturers ended in failure after no more suppliers joined their attempt to charge more from 1 February. Nevertheless,…

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Iggesund Paperboard yesterday stopped production at its 200,000 tonne/yr Workington folding boxboard (FBB) mill in the UK to install a new press section on its BM 2. The installation of the new press section is expected to take a month and will result in a 10% or 20,000 tonne/yr capacity…

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Brenntag has signed an agreement with C-IP SA, Luxembourg, on the exclusive rights for the blending, sale and distribution of two innovative rheology modifiers, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Both products, Rhebor™ Plus and Rhebor™ CB 6810, are exclusively distributed by Brenntag Holding…

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The Finnish developer of bioenergy Vapo Group has selected Tieto to upgrade their current business support systems. The new contract extends the long cooperation between Tieto and Vapo as Tieto now takes on the renewal of their existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. The modernization…

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Czech paper machine maker Papcel has ob-tained a new contract from France’s paper producer Bernard Dumas Group. Under the deal, the Czech company will modernise a paper ma-chine operated by the Aquitaine-based group, Papcel said in a state-ment. The amount of the latest deal was not disclosed by the Czech…

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Rottneros' Board of Directors has granted Rottneros Mill to invest SEK 98 million in a new energy and emission efficient biomass boiler. It will replace fossil oil as the energy source used to dry pulp in the mills flash dryers. The investment will also lead to large parts of the…