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Unbleached recycled containerboard prices in the UK have dropped in May on good supply. Prices of other containerboard grades have remained stable. New capacity is making itself apparent in the form of very ample supply of brown recycled corrugated case material in the UK. Prices have dropped as a result.…

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The new owners of the pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., are investing $50 million to upgrade the mill prior to restarting the operation, Business in Vancouver reported in May. Paper Excellence purchased the mill from Tembec in March 2014. It has been idle since September 2012. Jessica Ko, legal counsel…

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Voith Corp. and Canfor Pulp have entered into a technical cooperation agreement that makes Canfor Pulp the exclusive supplier of NBSK pulp to be used in the pilot paper machine at Voith’s Sao Paulo Tissue Innovation Center. “We are delighted to enter into this cooperation with Canfor Pulp, whose fibres…

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International Paper has been awarded a $500,000 prize courtesy of the Port of Virginia’s Economic and Infrastructure Development Grant Fund. The grant is a feather in the cap for the Memphis, Tenn.-based company, the largest paper and pulp manufacturer in the world, after the company reopened its shuttered pulp mill…

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Valmet will supply a part of a major rebuild and some new equipment to a pulp mill of Siam Cellulose Co., Ltd. (SCL) in Thailand. The mill is located in Wangsala, Kanchanaburi province. The value of the order is around EUR 30 million. The order is included in Valmet's second…

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The Commerce Commission has received an application from Oji Oceania Management (NZ) Limited seeking clearance to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Carter Holt Harvey Pulp & Paper Limited (CHHPP) from Carter Holt Harvey Limited. CHHPP manufactures pulp, paper and packaging products in New Zealand and Australia. The…

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Finland's forestry exports and investments in the industry each increased in the first quarter of 2014, according to figures published by the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF). According to the organisation's director general Timo Jaatinen, the surge in investment can be traced back to UPM's announcement of expansion at its…

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U.S. containerboard production in April 2014 decreased 5.6% from March and was 0.8% lower compared to the same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production decreased 2.4%, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Shipments for April were 2,817.5 thousand…

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Pine logs are rolling onto ocean-going vessels anchored at Port Allen again. Amite-based Ralph Stewart Logging LLC this month stuffed 48,055 metric tons of Louisiana and Mississippi logs into The Marouli, a 623-foot-long, Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned vessel. Deck hands weighed anchor last week and headed to a destination in China, said…

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Mercer International, a pulp manufacturer based in Canada, is considering entering the market for ENplus pellets through its German subsidiary ZPR. ZPR, it has been reported, has contacted various central European pellets manufacturers seeking quotes on a purchase quantity of around 5,000 tonnes of either ENplus or DINplus pellets for…