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Valmet will supply a complete Advantage ThruAir (TAD) tissue line to First Quality Tissue in their existing Anderson, South Carolina USA site. The new production line is planned to be started-up in the second half of 2015 and will add 70,000 tons of ultra premium quality tissue to the company's…

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Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia, or Tjimi Kimia Paper Factory, plans to raise Rp 1.33 trillion ($118 million) from a secondary stock offering in early July. The company will use all proceeds from the rights issue to complete the total investment of $407 million to its subsidiary, Oki Pulp & Paper…

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Nibong Tebal Paper Mill Holdings Bhd (NTPM) is allocating over RM20mil for a new plant to expand its personal care product business. Group managing director Lee See Jin said the group would produce diapers, facial cottons and sanitary napkins at the new plant in Nibong Tebal, which would be ready…

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Indonesia has initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of woodfree, one- and two-side coated paper and board. According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the investigation was launched by the Indonesian Safeguards Committee KPPI on 20 June, upon complaint of PT Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia and Pindo Deli Pulp and…

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U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 7% in May 2014 compared to May 2013, with total paper inventories increasing 2% from April levels, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments in May decreased 10% compared to…

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Lecta presented Eurocalco Digital, its new range of carbonless papers in 75 g/m2 especially designed for sheet-fed digital printing, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Eurocalco Digital is the result of an efficient innovation process. Its low 75 g/m2 grammage is a new development…

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Suzano Pulp and Paper has awarded John Crane a three-year Performance Plus reliability program contract, which covers professional field services and management of 1,700 rotating equipment assets to increase uptime and efficiency at four Suzano Pulp and Paper production sites in Brazil. The program will also include on-site technical training…

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Paper producers were unable to consolidate woodfree uncoated paper prices throughout the Italian market during June. According to EUWID-sources, looming summer discounts and other types of rebates and buying incentives undermined manufacturers’ efforts. The ultimate outcome and true scope of the current round of price negotiations on Italy’s woodfree uncoated…

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U.S. containerboard production in May 2014 increased 7.7% from April and was essentially flat compared to the same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production increased 4.2%, as American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Containerboard shipments for May were 2,957.6 thousand…

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Twin Rivers Paper Company has been implementing its operational improvement plan since a majority interest in the company was acquired by Atlas Holdings and Blue Wolf Capital Partners in June, 2013. This improvement plan included a complete review of odor reduction at the pulp mill in Edmundston. “We’ve gathered a…