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Sweco has been awarded an extensive assignment as part of pulp and paper producer Metsä Group’s major investment in Äänekoski, Finland. The end result will be the most efficient and modern bioproduct mill in the world. The value of the assignment corresponds to one year’s work for approximately 200 people,…

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Metsa Fibre, part of Metsa Group, has today made the decision to build a bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland in the area of the existing pulp mill. The construction work will begin immediately, and the mill is scheduled to be completed during the third quarter of 2017. The new bioproduct…

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A.Celli Paper has received a new contract for the supply of paper rewinder, model AC842, from India’s Krishna Tissues. The paper rewinder has an operating speed of 2000 m/min and a 5.600-m format, and will be used for the production of 80-320-gsm testliner products. According to A.Celli Paper, this is…

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There’s some good news for the town of Chetwynd on the jobs front, with the pending May 1 reopening of a pulp mill that was shut down in 2012. Paper Excellence, owned by the Dutch subsidiary of an Indonesian conglomerate –  Sinar Mas Group – has been quietly reactivating the…

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Stocks of wood pulp at European ports rose month on month in March, after two months of declines. Inventories amounted to 1,094,208 tonnes, up from 1,054,230 tonnes in February, according to statistics released by Europulp. Total stocks were 3.3% higher than they were in the year-earlier period, when they amounted…

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Valmet will supply key technologies for extensive grade conversion for Kotkamills Oy in Finland. The target is to convert the existing printing paper (machine finished coated paper, MFC) production line to produce high-quality folding boxboard and barrier board grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second…

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Another player has emerged in the pulp sector. Vietnamese company Vietracimex plans to build a new facility and add 400.000 t of market pulp capacity to the market. Vietnamese company Vietnam Trading Engineering Construction Joint Stock Corporation (Vietracimex) has announced plans to build a pulp mill in Quang Ngai in…

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Orchids Paper Products Company plans to build an integrated manufacturing site in Barnwell, South Carolina. The project will include a tissue paper machine with paper making capacity between 35,000 and 40,000 tons per year and two converting lines with converting capacity between 30,000 and 32,000 tons per year, which are…

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Ilim Group's branches in the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk Districts are currently preparing for the upcoming fire season, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Ilim Group's logging entities in the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk Districts plan to build over 40 km and repair over 59 km…

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Waste paper collection and recycling startup Pastiwala. com has raised $4 million (Rs 24.8 crore) from Agnus Capital, a private equity fund of Strides Arcolab's promoter Arun Kumar. A top executive at Vadodarabased Sort India Enviro Solutions, which owns Pastiwala-.com, said the startup plans to raise another $20-25 million by…