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Catalyst Paper is pleased to launch our new coated product line-up. Since purchasing mills in Biron, Wisconsin and Rumford, Maine, Catalyst has leveraged the best of our manufacturing platform to create the most comprehensive web product line in North America. Effective May 4, 2015, Catalyst Paper will become the sole…

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Kimberly-Clark Professional announced the launch of GreenHarvest products, a new offering that incorporates rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.   The paper products will be made with 20 percent plant fiber in place of tree fiber or…

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After two years of work, the new pulp line of CMPC Celulose Riograndense Ltda (CMPC) has been started-up according to schedule on May 3rd, 2015. The delivery agreement of the key technology for the new pulp line was signed by CMPC and Valmet in June 2013. The new pulp line…

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Eldorado Brasil has announced for May the beginning of construction of its second bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp line in Três Lagoas, Brazil, after the completion of the basic engineering studies. The company plans to start up production on its new 2.3 million tonnes/yr BEK line in the first half…

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The former Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB) pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., shut down in September 2012, officially went into production May 1 under new ownership. “Chetwynd started today,” Pedro Chang, deputy CEO for Richmond-headquartered Paper Excellence, confirmed in an interview. The Chetwynd pulp mill now employs a total of 136 people,…

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AkzoNobel has finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014. "This is another important step in our strategy to focus on leading positions in bleaching chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres," says Niek Stapel, Managing Director Pulp…

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Consolidated sales for the three-month period ended March 28, 2015, were $348 million, as compared to $362 million in the same quarter a year ago. The Company generated a net loss of $40 million or $0.40 per share in the March 2015 quarter compared to a net loss of $28…

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Between the 11th and 21th of May, Klabin will hold its annual general shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant, which consists of stopping paper production to perform maintenance in order to ensure the proper functioning of equipment, and safety and quality for the manufacturing process. During these ten days, about…