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ANDRITZ Successfully Starts up the Rebuilt Board Machine at Iggesund Paperboard mill, England

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the board maschine rebuilt at the Iggesund mill in Workington, England. The new, state-of-the-art press section delivered by ANDRITZ will increase the production capacity by 20,000 tons, reaching 220,000 tons per year, and will further enhance the product quality and runability of the…

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Tembec launches FSC®-certified Kallima Coated Cover C2S 16 pt – the latest extension of its line of bleached paperboard products, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The new 16 pt caliper coated two-side substrate offers commercial printers yet another Kallima Coated Cover solution with…

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Caverion has made a partnership agreement with Pankakoski Mill Ltd, which is owned by Pankaboard, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Caverion is responsible for technical maintenance of the cartonboard factory in Lieksa, Finland, as well as related Managed Services, under a long-term contract…

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Webuye residents have welcomed the news of the reopening of the Pan Paper Mills which was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday . Herman Kasili, director chamber of commerce Bungoma county, said that the move was long overdue. He said the revival of the factory will go a long…

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Stora Enso has decided to commence a feasibility study with the aim of expanding containerboard production at Ostroleka mill in Poland by 500,000 tonnes annually, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The findings of a recently completed pre-feasibility study supported continuation of the process.…

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Finland's UPM-Kymmene, the world's biggest producer of graphic papers such as newsprint, magazine and office paper, reported on Tuesday a jump in quarterly profit on the back of cost cuts, lifting expectations for future dividends. Shares in the company leapt as much as 9.5 percent after it said first-quarter core…

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Brazilian wood pulp producer Fibria SA sees "very good" sales in the second quarter as Chinese buyers return to the market after trying to force down prices, Chief Executive Marcelo Castelli told analysts on Wednesday. "The Chinese were using inventory to bring down prices. The demand was absolutely back in…

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Little Rapids Corporation plans to invest $40 million to install state-of-the-art tissue making technology at its Shawano Paper Mill in Shawano, Wisconsin, PaperAge reports. A new crescent forming tissue machine will replace the existing tissue machine and significantly increase capacity at the mill. Kirk Ryan, CEO of Little Rapids said…

Valmet AB to Deliver Brown Washing Plant to Södra Cell Mörrum

In February 2016, Södra's Board of Directors decided to invest SEK 1 billion in a new evaporator and modernisation of the brown washing plant in the dissolving pulp line, where textile pulp is produced. Södra has now awarded Valmet AB the contract to supply the new brown washing plant. Södra…

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An unnamed group of investors has withdrawn from talks about the possible sale of Papierfabrik Walsum. There has been another setback for insolvent LWC producer Papierfabrik Walsum. Negotiations being carried out by the preliminary insolvency administrator with an unnamed group of potential investors over the past two weeks have collapsed.…