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China's Xinjiang Zhongtai Group together with its partners Xinjiang Fulida Fibre and the RosKitInvest firm are set to invest Rouble 50 billion ($0.99 billion) in the construction of the Beloyarsk greenfield pulp, paper and sawing mill in the Verkhneketskiy district in western Siberia, Russia. According to the memorandum of understanding…

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Uncoated fine paper has become more expensive in Germany in April. Manufacturers were able to increase prices amidst the background of short supply. German woodfree uncoated paper prices have risen across the board in April, albeit not by the originally envisaged sum, according to manufacturers. Insiders stated that another mark-up…

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Technocell Dekor, one of the Osnabrück-based Felix Schoeller Group’s business units, and Hans Schmid KG of Gronau, have worked together to develop a coloured core paper for use in tables and desks, for example. This new development opens up a broad range of new applications, as the company said in…

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Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has sold 2,000,000 shares in Munksjö Oyj for approximately EUR 20.4 million. Ahlstrom will book a capital gain of approximately EUR 10 million from the transaction in its second-quarter 2015 financial accounts. According to Ahlstrom`s knowledge 400,000 shares valued at approximately EUR…

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Bolloré Thin Papers, a leader on the premium thin opaque paper market,  has announced that they are using a new WOS (Web Order Service) software, with the aim of better adapting production to their customers' changing demands. Faced with the challenge of managing a complex logistics chain, in addition to…

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The world's largest bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer, Brazilian Fibria, is informing its clients of a new $20/tonne price hike for all markets, effective Jun. 1. The company targets the price levels of $810/tonne in Europe, $700/tonne in Asia and $900/tonne in North America. Fibria's last price increase was…

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Interfor Corporation has reached an agreement with The Price Companies, Inc. ("Price") to acquire Price's sawmill in Monticello, Arkansas, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. For the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015, the Monticello Sawmill produced approximately 75 million board feet of…

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Resolute Forest Products recently reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, excluding special items, of $30 million, or $0.32 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $26 million, or $0.27 per share, in the same period in 2014. Sales were $920 million…

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As a part of Metsa Board's Husum Mill new folding boxboard production line, Metsa Board has selected Cellwood as supplier for upgrading six existing Grubbens Pulpers. Grubbens is one of Cellwood's famous trademarks and the upgrading project will ensure  the function of Grubbens Pulpers with Husum's new conditions with folded…

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Continuously rising input costs and consequently declining profit margins make corrective pricing measures inevitable as Sappi Europe’s business is unsustainable at current price levels. We are therefore announcing a price increase of 8% for all European coated fine and coated mechanical reels business as per the 1st of July 2015.…