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Brazil's pulp and paper industry has asked the new government to consider lifting restrictions on foreign ownership of land, a move it says would unblock $19 billion of forestry investment and help revive the economy. The previous government of the leftist Workers Party, ousted this month when President Dilma Rousseff…

Thursday, May 26, 2016
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mutares AG acquires the French core board manufacturer Sonoco Paper France from Sonoco Products Company. In 2015, the company generated a turnover of EUR 32m with 73 employees. Sonoco Paper France is a manufacturer of core board located in Schweighouse-sur-Moder, France. Its core board is mainly used in tubes and…

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Manufactures are opting for price hikes for deliveries in June or July. Hamburger Containerboard announces €50/t increase to all new brown recycled containerboard orders as of June. Prices for recycled corrugated case material appear to have bottomed out on the Italian market. Players on both sides of the market report…

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As announced in mid-March, Madison paper mill in the US has ceased paper production on May 21. With the closure of the mill, UPM has reduced 195,000 tons of its supercalendered paper capacity in the U.S.   Source : upmpaper.com

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Valmet will supply Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp and paper mill in Sweden a recovery boiler upgrade and an evaporation line upgrade. The delivery is scheduled for the fall 2016. The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value…

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As at March 31, 2016, the Reno De Medici (RDM) Group revenues from sales amount to Euro 111.6 million, vs. Euro 114.5 million in the 1Q of the previous fiscal year, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The slight decrease is mainly due to…

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Norbord Inc. announced that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta resumed production over the weekend following a fire that occurred on May 4th. In the afternoon of May 4th, a fire broke out in the mill yard which, as a result of the hot, dry, windy weather conditions in…

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Minerals Technologies Inc. has entered into a commercial agreement with leading paper company in China to provide Fulfill®E-325 higher filler technology, which allows papermakers to produce quality paper at lower cost by replacing higher-cost fiber with precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC). "Our FulFill®portfolio of high-filler products continues to gain acceptance by…

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Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. announced that Hokkaido Mill-Shiraoi acquired ISO 9001 certification: 2015, an international standard for quality management systems, for the manufacture of base paper for food container by Shiraoi No.10 paper machine. Shiraoi No.10 machine is used to produce base paper for food container. Nippon Paper Industries…

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ÅF has been contracted by Stora Enso to provide detailed engineering of a new chemical plant at Skoghall Mill in Sweden, one of the world’s largest producers of paperboard for liquid and foodstuff packaging. The contract covers about 12,000 hours, as the company says in the press release received by…