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Valmet will supply a sulfuric acid plant to Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski for in-house sulfuric acid production. By means of the new sulfuric acid plant of its own the bioproduct mill can utilize the chemicals in the odorous gases of the pulp manufacturing process. This will help to…

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With a new continuous kiln from Valutec, Vida Vislanda increases its drying capacity by 48,000 cubic metres, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. At Vida’s sawmill in Vislanda, Sweden, spruce construction timber is sawed and planed. Recently, sawmill has needed to increase capacity and…

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Stora Enso Wood Products Ltd. and KPA Unicon have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill in Honkalahti, Finland. The output of the new Unicon Biograte boiler plant will be 17.7 MWth, as the company said in the press release received by…

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The state-of-the-art coating preparation unit will improve efficiencies and enable DREWSEN to apply functional coatings. The investment will be completed during the second Quarter of 2016. DREWSEN Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG will market one and two-side coated base papers for release liner applications. PRODURA Release is suitable for a…

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Valmet adds new measurement capabilities to Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5). These features take the laboratory testing of pulp and paper fiber samples to a new level. Launched in 2013, more than sixty Valmet FS5 analyzers are now in use, continuing Valmet's 30 year fiber analytics history with more…

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U.S. kraft paper shipments were 137.8 thousand short tons, 3.7% lower compared to April 2015. Bleached kraft paper shipments increased from 7.8 thousand short tons in March to 8.5 while unbleached kraft paper decreased from 140.2 to 129.3 thousand short tons, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported. Overall,…

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Paper manufacturers feel that higher prices for newsprint deliveries from 1 July will definitely be on the table in the UK, regardless of how the EU referendum turns out. They have already started talks on price increases with their customers, but have postponed a decision on the exact amount unitl…

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The recycled graphic paper market in Germany is mostly stable, but without any positive impetus. Manufacturers are therefore considering expanding other types of activities in their portfolios. The business situation appears to have weakened for recycled graphic paper in Germany in May. Manufacturers of recycled office paper say that shipments…

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Kotkamills' construction work of the new board machine 2 (BM 2) has progressed to the very advanced stage. The start-up of the new board machine will take place during July 2016, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. As an outcome of the Flying Eagle…

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NewTechWood, Ltd. partners with American Lumber Company Inc. for distribution of it's rapidly growing brand of composite building materials, NewTechWood announced. American Lumber has been based out of Walden, New York since 1918. "We're very excited to partner with American Lumber Company for the distribution of our composite building materials…