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The Nova Scotia government says it has received three appeals on a permit it issued for a pulp mill in Pictou County. The province issued a new five-year industrial approval for Northern Pulp’s mill in January, introducing tighter restrictions on emissions and water consumption. The Department of Environment says by…

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Austria’s GAW has received a new contract from Shandong Huatai Paper Industry Shareholding for the delivery of a continuous coating colour preparation and surface starch preparation for the rebuild of PM10. The scope of the delivery comprises coating colour preparation with GAW Conti-Mixer, the preparation for surface starch and working…

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As part of the project execution of stock preparation line reconstruction for the company Nikol-Pak, Uchaly, Russia, aimed at increasing output capacity up to 540 tpd, also a high-capacity pulping node was put into operation. Within the node six machinery prototypes delivered by the company PAPCEL were put into operation.…

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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, local media reported Thursday. 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…

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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced that Ian Lifshitz, Director of Sustainability for the Americas, has been named Co-Chair of the Paper, Pulp and Forestry (PPF) Sector Working Group for The Sustainability Consortium. He will co-lead the working group as it examines sustainability issues (environmental, social and economic) for…

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Last year Jujo Thermal invested over 4 million euros and this year the company invests 7 million euros in its Kauttua mill in Finland. The focus of the investments is on productivity improvement as well as on novel technologies to enable manufacturing of new types of products. Special emphasis is…

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Andritz has successfully started up the second tissue machine with steel Yankee supplied to Shandong Sun Paper, China. After completing commissioning work in less than three weeks, full production operations began immediately and saleable tissue was produced continuously. The PrimeLineTM W8 machine (PM28) at the Yanzhou mill, Shandong Province, has…

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Some key manufacturers of UWF paper have announced price hikes on the Polish market. Their endeavours are being backed by a growth in consumption, high demand and reduced supply. A sizeable leap in first-quarter deliveries, good to excellent order books and, not infrequently, enquiries from new customers have shaped business…

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Germany's Panther group is set to bring online a new 2.8 m wide corrugator at its Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik packaging plant in Tornesch. The new machinery, which is part of the Euro 90 million ($99 million) investment project announced in 2013, is expected to start up in early 2016. The unit…

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Solenis, formerly Ashland Water Technologies, has completed the acquisition of Connell Bros Company India Private Limited (CBC India), a specialty chemical company dedicated to the pulp and paper market in India. All assets and business associated with Connell Bros Company India Private Limited are a part of the deal including…