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SAPPI has been selected as preferred bidder of the Ngodwana energy biomass project in the fourth window of the South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer programme. The forestry, paper and chemical cellulose maker’s 25MW biomass project will be built at the group’s Ngodwana mill in Mpumalanga, using biomass…

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As price discussions for the first quarter of 2015 did not go through as planned in many cases, label paper suppliers have started a second round of price talks in Germany. One Austrian producer launched price talks from 1 April. Other suppliers have informed their customers of similar plans, albeit…

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Suzano Pulp and Paper's head of its Investor Relations department Tiago Fernandes will leave the company next week, PaperAge reported. As a result, all Investor Relations activities will be headed by the department's manager, Michelle Corda, who will report directly to Marcelo Bacci, Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer. Suzano…

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The Fedrigoni Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of GPA (Gummed Papers of America) from Svodoba Capital Partners. A price of approximately $50 million was paid for the acquisition, with the funds all arriving from the Fedrigoni’s financial resources, as the company said in the…

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Only a few weeks ago, the tradition-steeped paper maker Reflex in Düren announced the takeover of a new business segment. As part of their new multi-tiered strategy, Reflex is to take over the production and products involving opaque drawing and artist's papers from the Papierfabrik Schoellershammer, which is also based…

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Orient Paper, Inc. is building production facilities in the Wei County Industrial Park in Hebei Province, China, for tissue paper production, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Construction of the factory and associated infrastructure is progressing, and the production of tissue paper is scheduled…

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The Dutch waste management group Van Kaathoven has strengthened its position in the paper and plastics business. The company took over the privately-owned Peters Papier last week. The price tag of the deal was not disclosed. Peters Papier was founded in 1950 and operates waste management facilities in Sittard and…

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Switzerland's Cham Paper Group, a manufacturer of coated speciality papers, will increase prices for consumer goods and industrial release papers by 5-8 percent effective 01 May 2015. The decision to increase sales price comes as a result of increasing raw material costs, especially pulp. The price increase will be applicable…

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The Pellervo Economic Research of Finland forecast that pulp and paper production in Finland will decrease remarkably in the next two years. The institute predicted that Finland’s paper production will drop by 6 to 7 percent this year and 4 to 5 percent in 2016. For this reason, it is…

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Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract in the Woops project of Stora Enso Varkaus mill in Finland. During the project the current fine paper machine will be converted into kraft liner production. The machine conversion will take place in August-September 2015, and the start-up of the rebuilt machine is…