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Tembec announced Friday that it is increasing the list price in China for all its grades of high yield pulp by $20/tonne, effective June 1. Also, Millar Western announced a similar hike on its BCTMP, industry contacts told RISI. Montreal-headquartered Tembec makes several grades of softwood and hardwood high-yield pulp,…

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Sales decline 0.61% to Rs 47.56 crore Net profit of Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper rose 30.66% to Rs 1.79 crore in the quarter ended March 2015 as against Rs 1.37 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2014. Sales declined 0.61% to Rs 47.56 crore in the quarter ended…

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* CEO says market can handle new Brazil supply * Limited impact from U.S. anti-dumping probe * Stock swap with Semapa good for free float Portucel expects pulp prices to stabilise in the second half of 2015 after sharp gains in the first half, but careful management of new capacity…

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The Nova Scotia government says operations at Northern Pulp will be suspended on Saturday as the mill works to bring down emission levels. The province issued a legally binding order last August directing the paper mill in Abercrombie Point to replace its precipitator and get its air quality emissions in…

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Hungary is conducting an anti-trust investigation into seven sellers and distributors of sanitary paper products suspected of price collusion. According to Hungary's competition authority GVH (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal), the anti-trust investigation involves Hungary's Vajda Papir and Hungarian subsidiaries of SCA Hygiene Products, Tesco Global, Auchan, Spar, Metro and DM-Drogerie Markt. GVH…

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Following our announcement on 8 May of a  price increase for  European coated fine and coated mechanical reels, Sappi Europe confirm our intention to raise prices also for woodfree coated sheets by 8% and a further increase on woodfree uncoated sheets and reels by 5-8% effective 1st of July 2015.…

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Boxboards and linerboards firm Metsä Board is testing foam forming technology at its Kyro mill in Finland, to produce lightweight paperboards. The foam forming process involves aerating the water-fiber suspension with a stream of tiny bubbles, to make the paperboard structure bulkier but weigh lighter. The new technique, which leads…

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With manufacturing costs rising and mark-ups so far failing to keep pace, several producers of woodfree coated and uncoated paper are trying to increase prices in Germany. Several manufacturers of woodfree uncoated paper have announced fresh mark-ups in Germany. Prices had certainly increased a bit after price hikes were announced…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine with steel Yankee supplied to Doubletree Paper Mills? Gila Bend mill in Arizona, USA. The machine has a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a width of 2.6 m. The Yankee is manufactured entirely of steel and…

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Double A partners with ADVEO, the Europe’s largest wholesaler on office supplies. Following this new agreement, Double A is able to expand its presence in Europe through an increased availability in ADVEO retail outlets. Double A is already available in France, Germany and Belgium. With this new partnership Double A…