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Spanish paper manufacturer Torraspapel, Lecta Group, plans to close its manufacturing facility in Sarria de Ter, near Girona. The company began mandatory consultations with workers representatives on 30 April. Is not yet clear that production would stop. Sarria de Ter is one of the Torraspapel six factories in Spain. The…

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Statkraft and Sodra have signed a letter of intent to create a company with the aim of establishing biofuel production based on forest raw material in the future. The agreement means that Statkraft will acquire the company Sodra Cell Tofte AS, owner of the former industrial complex Tofte pulp mill…

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Voith said it has signed a Contract with Klabin that involves the modernization of PM 9 at Klabin's Monte Alegre Plant, Telemaco Borba (state of Parana), Brazil. The value of the deal was not Disclosed. The project will focus on increasing the machine's board production up to 15% and improving…

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Metsa Fibre, part of Metsa Group, has Launched an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure related to a Bioproduct mill planned in Aanekoski, Finland. Yesterday, 14 May 2014, the company provided the Central Finland ELY center (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) With An EIA Programme in Accordance With…

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The mill of Italian tissue producer Lucart SpA Porcari was hit by a fire on Sunday, May 11. According to ARPAT, the Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region, the fire broke out in the storage area of recovered paper and destroyed a portion of the recovered paper factory stock. Lucart…

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF & PA) today released its 54th Annual Survey of Paper, paperboard and pulp capacity, reporting that the U.S. paper and paperboard capacity decreased by 1.1 percent in 2013. The results of the survey reveal the direction and magnitude of changes in capacity vary…

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Catalyst Paper recorded adjusted EBITDA of $ 25.7 million for Q1 2014 compared to $ 19.1 million in Q4 2013. Results primarily reflect the weakness of the Canadian dollar and higher prices of pulp and improvement of production, the company said. Production volumes were more than 2 % higher than…

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An agreement in principle that could become the model according to the industry of pulp and paper in eastern Canada has been announced by Unifor and Resolute Forest Products Inc. The tentative agreement must be presented to union members for ratification, which is expected to be completed end of this…

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Fortress Paper Ltd. announced that the Fortress Specialty Cellulose mill located in Thurso, Quebec (the"FSC Mill") has been awarded by Hydro Quebec agreement supply energy to an additional 5.2 megawatts of power to be produced in its cogeneration plant. Once completed, the amount of green power supplied by cogeneration facilities…

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Paper buyers reacted mostly with surprise plans of magazine paper producers to raise prices for the second half of the year. Plans apply to coated and uncoated magazine and catalog paper. Several announcements have been made for LWC. While printing companies think that the plans have only a slim chance…