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Stora Enso's consumer board machine at Beihai Mill in China successfully started production on 26 May. The total investment in the project is €800m, including a bleached chemi-thermomechanical (BCTMP) pulp mill with an annual capacity of 220,000 tonnes, operational in the fourth quarter of 2016. The board machine is expected…

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Bekaert Solaronics will supply Greenpaper with one infrared drying system GemDryer® after a rebuilt UMV twin HSM coater on its PM3, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The paper machine PM3 manufactures 100% recycled clay-coated boxboard for folding box conversion. The Bekaert Solaronics GemDryer®…

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Valmet will supply an extensive board machine rebuild and automation solution for machine and quality control to the ITC Bhadrachalam mill in India. The rebuilt production line (PM1) is planned to produce high-quality lightweight coated board with a wide range of produced grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is…

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This week two Brazilian pulp producers announced that they would increase their prices for bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEK) as of 1 June. They said that demand was strong, inventories low and the gap to softwood pulp prices too wide. Market insiders said that the step came to their surprise…

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Productos Familia S.A., Colombia, of which SCA owns 50% of the shares, has been found guilty in an anti-trust inquiry related to tissue products conducted by the Colombian competition authority, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The inquiry, which targeted Familia and four other…

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Stora Enso's consumer board machine at Beihai mill in China successfully started production on 26 May. The first consumer board on reel was produced 18 months after the start-up of Stora Enso's large-scale mill construction project in Beihai, Guangxi region, as the company said in the press release received by…

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Groupe Savoie expands its Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, operations and increasing its workforce with investments from the provincial and federal governments, as Government of New Brunswick reported. The company, which is a leading producer of a wide range of top-quality hardwood products exported across North America, Europe and Asia, is branching…

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Harmac Pacific has been slapped with a $135,000 penalty for an untreated effluent spill into the Northumberland Channel. Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd., which operates under the trade name Harmac Pacific, has been ordered to pay a $135,000 penalty for an untreated pulp and paper effluent spill into the channel between…

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Cascades' leadership in energy efficiency was recognized repeatedly in the past few days. Natural Resources Canada, Novae and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) each in turn named Cascades as a finalist in their most recent call for candidacies. "The efforts and leadership deployed are producing conclusive…

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Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will raise prices by Euro 40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company’s Italian region. The price change is effective with shipments on or after June 6th, 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. “This price increase is…