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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Suzano Papel e Celulose to upgrade the paper machine at the Suzano mill in São Paulo. After the rebuild, the plant will produce both eucalyptus fluff pulp and coated/uncoated wood-free paper. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. The…

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Czech government puts Slovenia's newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer Vipap Videm Krsko up for sale. Czech government has announced a tender process for the acquisition of a 96,5% stake in Slovenia's newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer Vipap Videm Krsko (VVK). According to the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic,…

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Setra has decided to invest in a new sawmill infeed system and a new progressive kiln at Kastet sawmill in Gävle. The new technology is expected to be in place during 2016. The investment in a new sawmill infeed system at Setra Kastet will guarantee Kastet’s current production level and…

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China's economy appears worse on the ground than the reported economic numbers suggest, said International Paper's chief financial officer, Carol Roberts. "China feels slow to us," said Ms. Roberts, in an interview. Noting that industrial demand in the country feels weak, she added. "It feels less than what gets reported."…

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The world’s leading paperboard producer Metsä Board has chosen Tieto to deliver a complete manufacturing execution system (MES) to its mill in Husum, Sweden. Tieto is a strong player in the board and paper industry: Tieto has installed more than 220 manufacturing execution systems worldwide. Tieto’s TIPS is the leading…

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Prices for mixed paper and OCC have moved higher again in France. Good demand from the domestic and export markets and converters filling up their stocks were the main reasons for this development. Brisk demand, especially for ordinary grades, pushed prices higher on France's recovered paper market in April. Supermarket…

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Scotland based Tullis Russell Papermakers, part of Tullis Russell Group Limited, has entered administration. Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KMPG LLP were appointed Joint Administrators of the business on 27 April. The company ceased trading with immediate effect. 325 of the 474 staff were made redundant. The remaining 149…

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The Premier Paper Group has acquired the assets of Paperlinx’s Reel Paper and Savory Paper division and offered positions to more than 30 former Paperlinx employees, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The new Premier Reel Paper senior management team comprises Steve Webb, Sam…

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The Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0 tissue machine at Fortissue S.A., the new productive division of Suavecel S.A based in Viana do Castelo, in the coastal and delta region of Rio Lima about 75 km north of Porto, was successfully started up in early April 2015. The machine came easily on stream after…

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Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately Euro 13 million for the machinery and equipment for the expansion of UPM Plywood's mill in Otepää, Estonia, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The most important machinery and equipment included in the scope of delivery are…