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Canfor Corporation announced today that, further to its news release of September 30, 2014, it has completed the purchase of the operating assets of Southern Lumber Company.  The acquisition includes a sawmill located in Hermanville, Mississippi which is a large log southern yellow pine dimension lumber mill producing predominantly long…

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Ethos today confirms that it has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Nampak.  All conditions precedent have been met; both transactions conclude on the 1st April. The divisions will become autonomous entities under Ethos’ control, proudly reflecting separate, new leadership and operating structures.  Furthermore, both businesses have been rebranded…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Iggesund Paperboard to install a complete press section for the board machine 2 at the Workington mill, England. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. ANDRITZ will deliver a turnkey new press section, including a PrimePress X shoe press…

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Burgo's former newsprint mill in Mantua which has been idle since February 2013 might restart operations. The company accepted a takeover offer made by packaging company Pro-Gest who would produce packaging paper at the mill. Italian packaging manufacturer Pro-Gest continues on its growth path. Only shortly after announcing the planned…

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After a phase of relatively stable prices, several decor paper producers are seeking to charge more in Q2 as most talks continue. Mark-ups for decor paper are to make up for spiralling eucalyptus pulp purchasing costs. These cost increases were primarily linked to exchange rate effects so far, but now…

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A paper manufacturer has applied to build a new plant to generate electricity and steam for its mill in West Norfolk. Specialist newsprint manufacturer Palm Paper has submitted the planning application in a bid to cut its reliance on imported energy. Due to its size, the application will be decided…