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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has become the first Indonesian company to be a member of Japan’s economic organization Keidanren. Keidanren is the most respected association in Japan because of the number of its members and the scale of its businesses. "APP photocopy paper is now the market leader in…

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Two years ago, Swedish forestry group Södra decided on a major expansion of its pulp mill in Värö, Sweden. The expansion project, estimated to cost approximately Euro 437 million, runs for two years and will be completed during the 3Q 2016, as the company said in the press release received…

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At its last Board meeting, the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education decided to grant funding of SEK 2.5 million ($309,023) to support new research projects, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. "Finding solutions for tomorrow's forestry and forest industry is a very…

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Norske Skog says it is revisiting discussions with alternative partners but the partner change has complicated the project. The timeline is extended from spring to year-end 2017. Norske Skog and the Italian tissue paper and products manufacturer Rotocart will not pursue the tissue joint venture at the Norske Skog Bruck…

Valmet to Supply a Wood Pellet Heating Plant to the Helen Salmisaari Power Plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will enable Helen to increase the use of bio fuels in district heat production in Helsinki. The new plant helps the city of Helsinki to meet its aim of increasing its production…

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Last month the new Masisa MDF plant located in Durango, Mexico produced its first board. With this milestone, Masisa completes the first phase of this USD 132 million investment, notifix reported. The project includes the 220,000 m³ capacity MDF plant, a melamine lamination line with annual capacity of 110,000 m³…

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Houston Carton and Schulze Container announce their merger to be SCHC, a one-stop logistics and packaging specialist. Houston Carton was founded in 1987 by Heller Cozac after spending the prior 10 years working at a small, corrugated box manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas.   Source : lesprom.com

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Hamburger Rieger will increase the capacity of its plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany by 70,000 t to 250,000 t. Although the company mainly focuses on white testliner, the increase is said to raise the mill's capacity for both white and brown testliner. The necessary work will be carried out in October.…

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In a rare bit of good news for Maine’s paper industry, a Rumford paper machine that was shut down indefinitely last year has come back to life and dozens of people have been offered their jobs back. Paper Machine No. 12 was temporarily shut down in May, prompting the layoff…

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Romanian paper producer Rom Paper is planning to in-crease its sales this year by some 20% to over RON 60 million ($15 million), and expand its revenues from exports. Last year, the Romanian producer managed to raise its export sales by a robust 40% to about RON 10 million ($2.5…