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Due to a global decline in newsprint prices, which have gone below the cost of production, and a rise in raw material (chemical pulp) prices, Volga, one of the leading newsprint producers in Russia, has had to scale back the production. Starting from mid-April the company will shut down three…

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The province of Nova Scotia has set aside $50 million to begin cleaning up the pulp mill waste treatment plant in Boat Harbour, but there are still questions about where the effluent will be treated after the plant is taken offline. "Today's legislation will call for the closure of the…

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Cascades Inc., a North American leader in the recovery, manufacturing and converting of green packaging and tissue paper products, announces the installation of a new state-of-the-art converting line in its Candiac plant for the manufacture of high-quality paper towels. In addition, Cascades will upgrade two converting lines in Candiac and…

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Kyivsky cardboard paper mill (Obukhiv, Kyiv region), a leader in Ukraine's pulp and paper industry in terms of production and sales, produced goods worth UAH 835.26 million in January-March 2015, 82% up on the figure for January-March 2014. According to the UkrPapir association, in January-March 2015, the mill increased production…

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ABB will provide the automation system for PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk's paper machine 3 (PM3), one of the current five paper machines at Fajar Paper responsible for a combined production of around 1.2 million tons of packaging paper per year, including Coated Duplex Board, Kraft Liner Board and Corrugated…

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In a bid to further reduce environmental footprint, Ilim Group is planning to implement a series of initiatives at Bratsk mill in Russia. Vasily Konovalov, Director Occupational Health, Environmental and Industrial Safety of the Bratsk mill, announced that the company is planning to invest more than RUB 500 million to…

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Paperlinx seeks creditor protection for its businesses in Belgium and Netherlands. Paperlinx B.V., the Paperlinx operating company in the Netherlands and Belgium, has filed for a Suspension of Payments under the Dutch Bankruptcy Code (Faillissementswet) on 14 April. The company cites "substantial ongoing operating losses due to declining revenues and…

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SCA will give up its French Saint-Cyr-en-Val site in France and cease production of hygiene products in October. The site has been struggling with difficult market conditions for months and feels it is no longer competitive. SCA has announced that it will part with its French site for hygiene products…

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RockTenn’s Nicholasville, Kentucky, folding carton team set two world records. The team earned the first record by printing more than 9 million sheets in one month, and the second by printing more than 357,000 sheets in one day. Both records were set on the seven-color, 64″ KBA Rapida plus coater…

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Mondi Group has announced plans for the permanent closure of the Lohja specialty kraft paper mill in Finland. According to Mondi, employee representatives were informed of the plans on 9 April. Mondi cites the site's prolonged poor financial performance as the reason for the planned shut-down. The closure will affect…