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Burgo plans to change the shift system from a continuous to a semi-continuous cycle on the 165,000 tonne/yr PM 8 at its Verzuolo lightweight coated (LWC) paper mill in northwestern Italy from June 1. The move may lead to 46 job cuts across all departments at the factory, according to…

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Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited establishes a new representative office in Manila, the Philippines, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Given the Philippines' remarkable rate of growth, Japan Pulp and Paper Company has established this new representative office as part of its continued…

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The Pro-Gest Group has presented a binding offer for the purchase of the historic Burgo paper mills in Mantua, Italy, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Burgo Group's Board of Directors noted the binding commitment of the Group of Ospedaletto and considering the industrial…

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The remains of an Energy Department-backed biorefinery plant in Maine formerly owned by embattled private-equity chief Lynn Tilton will go on the auction block later this month. The plant, a pilot project to turn wood byproducts into ethanol fuel, was still in the exploratory phase when the paper plant that…

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February lumber production in the western US totaled 1.14 billion board feet (BBF), down from 1.16 BBF in January but up from 1.08 BBF in February 2014. Total western production through the first two months of this year is 2.29 BBF, up a modest 0.3% from the same period a…

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RZ Pellets is planning to build two 35 MWth biomass plants in Klagenfurt, Austria, that will provide district heating for around 25,000 households. The plant in the north of Klagenfurt will generate 5 MWe, while the plant in the east will generate 10 MWe. The total cost of both projects…

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Ghana’s cumulative wood products exports in 2014 totalled 356,036 cubic metres, earning the country a total revenue of Euro138.22 million. Compared to 2013 exports there was a 16% increase in the value of exports and a 31% increase in export earnings in 2014, ITTO reports. Primary products comprising poles and…

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Bruks Klöckner was awarded the contract to supply a disc chipper to produce high-quality wood chips from eucalyptus round wood. The disc chipper will be installed in Thailand, and wood chips will be used in the pulp and paper industry.   bruks.com

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The Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI) announced a new partnership with Pöyry. The partnership will allow Pöyry and CEPI to work more closely together, particularly in the areas of innovation and bioeconomy. In addition, it will reinforce Pöyry’s presence both at the European Paper Week as well as other…

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Semi-chemical fluting market in Germany is expected to tighten even more on coming production downtime at different paper mills. Price hikes for semi-chemical fluting were implemented in February and/or March. Even though paper manufacturers did not manage to push through the envisaged price increase of40 €/t, market experts do not…