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Five leading European coated fine paper manufacturers have applied for a review of AD and CV duties on imports from China. The companies had provided sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of antidumping, subsidisation and injury, the EC…

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Meiken Lamwood Corporation (Okayama prefecture, Japan), laminated lumber manufacturer, has completed construction of CLT production plant, which is the first CLT production plant in Japan, ITTO reported. The plant has floor space of 6,000 square meters then another 3,400 square meters for processing plant. In the first floor of the…

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JRS Resources, a consolidated subsidiary of Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited (JP), has established a new wastepaper recycling plant in Phoenix, Arizona, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The city of Phoenix, which acts as a logistics center linking inland regions with the…

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Bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp prices continued on a downward path in April. Manufacturers are preparing now to lift the pulp prices to higher levels again. Players on the pulp market in Europe are bearing witness to a sharp drop in BEK pulp prices. In the past two months list…

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Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., successfully started up its ThermoMax® steam system at Norampac's corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The new corrugator line was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant, as the company said in the…

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Pictou Landing First Nation and two other conservation groups will be splitting a $225,000 fine served to Northern Pulp on Wednesday for a 2014 effluent spill in Boat Harbour. In January, Northern Pulp pleaded guilty to a charge under the Federal Fisheries Act of illegally dumping a harmful substance (mainly…

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Stella-Jones Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the shares of Lufkin Creosoting Co., Inc. Lufkin Creosoting produces treated poles and timbers at its wood treating facility in Lufkin, Texas. Its consolidated sales for the year ended December 31, 2015…

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After being closed for more than a year, Manistique’s paper mill is expected to be back up and running in June. The mill, bought by local man, Stan Zellar will be restarted as UP Paper LLC. The mill will make used and recycled paper. Zellar say’s they expect to make…

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Romanian paper producer Rom Paper has unveiled plans to invest about €2 million this year with the aim of purchasing new machinery and upgrading its output capacity, according to senior company representatives. “We are always preoccupied with ensuring a high quality of our products, This allowed us to expand our…

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Recycled containerboard production has been standing still since 4 May. Downtime likely to last for several more days. Recycled containerboard production at Cartiera Ciacci is at a standstill. The responsible authorities of the Acquaviva municipality of San Marino reported that a fire broke out at the mill in Gualdicciolo on…