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Turnover from Vaahto Group’s continuing operations for January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 was Euro 5.4 million (compared with Euro 9.6 million for the corresponding period in the previous fiscal year), with an operating profit of Euro 0.1 million (Euro 0.2 million), as the company said in the press…

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In two years of intense development work, MoveRoll Oy have developed a revolutionary pneumatic Kicker. Now, the first MoveRoll® Kicker has been assembled at a paper mill in Kemi, Finland, and is due for start-up, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Compact in size…

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Georgia-Pacific plans to invest approximately $40 million in new technology and equipment to expand its plate manufacturing capability at the Dixie facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Construction is in progress, and the new line is expected to start up in 2015. "Georgia-Pacific already has invested more than $30 million since…

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A chlorine dioxide gas leak forces evacuations at the Buckeye Mill in Taylor County. No one was hurt, but an employee told us it looked like a big green cloud headed toward Perry. It's not clear yet how much chlorine dioxide leaked into the air. Florida's Department of Environmental Protection…

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Stora Enso is in talks with a potential buyer for its Corbehem magazine paper mill in France. Arnoud Montebourg, the French Minister of Industrial Renewal, said the company was conducting "exclusive negotiations" with the consortium Valpaco about a possible sale of the site. Local media reported that the potential buyer…

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Orient Paper announces the company has recently commenced the final commercial production phase of its PM1 renovation project, producing insulation liner paper. Mr. Zhenyong Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Paper commented, "We are very pleased to re-launch the renovated PM1 a few months earlier than our original…

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Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. constructed a new cellulose powder production facility in the Hokkaido Yufutsu Mill. Cellulose powder made from carefully selected pulp, which is hydrolized, purified, dried, and pulverized into fine powder. The production line commenced commercial operation on May, 20, as the company said in the press…

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Smurfit Kappa will invest €27m in its Sangüesa mill in Northern Spain to transform PM1 producing today 65,000 t of virgin fibre based containerboard, into PM4, which will produce 30,000 t of virgin fibre brown machine glazed (MG) paper. The rebuild will last 12 weeks. The project is expected to…

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Manufacturers of woodfree uncoated paper had partial success in realising their latest price targets on the Italian market. Several copy paper producers achieved increases for C-grades and B-grades in May. Prices of offset grades have also seen minor increases, but some suppliers are still negotiating with customers and aim at…

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“After a very fast start-up, we have soon been producing paper of perfect quality” Bohui Paper is enthusiastic: Since 2013 the Voith supplied BM 3 runs to the complete satisfaction of the Chinese board and paper manufacturer. “After a very fast start-up, we have soon been producing paper of perfect…