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Mestä Board plans to shut down a sheet cutter at its Finnish Simpele mill which will result in the loss of 42 jobs. Metsä Board has announced that it will axe 42 jobs at its Simpele mill in Finland in connection with the shut down of one the site's sheeting…

UPM's PM3 is Officially Inaugurated in Changshu, China

UPM announced today the official inauguration of the Paper Machine 3 (PM3) in Changshu, China. As an important milestone for the development of UPM in China, the new paper machine will further increase production capacity while implementing the Biofore strategy. With this investment UPM will continue to provide environmentally friendly,…

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Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer, has contracted the execution of electromechanical assembly, known as Balance of Plant (BoP), to interconnect all the process areas at the Horizonte 2 Project, which involves expansion of the pulp production line at the Três Lagoas Unit in…

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Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill continues modernization of its cardboard machine #1 in Ukraine, the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. In October, the Mill purchased rolling manufactured by Metso. It is already pre-assembled, equipment was tested, the installation is scheduled on June 2016. Replacing rolling…

Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Ind. Chooses A.Celli Paper

The Chinese company, part of the Taison Group since the beginning of 2016, has decided to place its total trust in the Italian excellence of A.Celli Paper in the development of high-level technology in paper/cardboard and tissue rewinders. An important project that includes a total order for 3 tissue Rewinders…

Nordic Paper and RenFuel to Build Production Test Facility for Fossil Free Fuel in Bäckhammar, Sweden

RenFuel and Nordic Paper have signed an agreement to build a production test facility in Bäckhammar, Sweden, in order to test manufacture an advanced biofuel based on lignin. The project has been granted SEK 71 million ($8.7 million) by the Swedish Energy Agency, the company said in the press release…

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Kiev Cardboard and Paper Mill has started a project of press section modernize at its cardboard machine #2 in Ukraine, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. In March 2016 a contract was signed with the company AVK (France) for the installation of a press…

Kemira's New Production Plant in Ortigueira, Brazil Successfully Started Up

Kemira Oyj has successfully started up production in its new sodium chlorate plant located in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil. The sodium chlorate produced at the plant is used for on-site generation of chlorine dioxide, a key bleaching agent in bleached pulp production. Kemira's plant is built adjacent to Klabin SA's new…

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Astec Industries, Inc. has received an order for the final $122.5 million of a pellet plant order for Highland Pellets along with a related deposit. The company also received the rest of the contracted payment on the first $30 million order. Astec previously announced receipt of the initial $30 million…

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Trimble announced that Tieto Corporation, the largest IT services company in the Nordics, will distribute Trimble's LogForce™ forestry transportation planning software and WoodForce™ planning control system software for harvesting operations in the Nordic forestry regions. Tieto is investing in forest and paper industry-specific solutions and is now offering its technology,…