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China's Shandong Tranlin Paper Co Ltd will invest $2 billion in a paper and fertilizer plant in Virginia that will be China's largest greenfield project in the United States, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said on Wednesday. Shandong Tranlin will make the investment over five years in Chesterfield County, near Richmond.…

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Georgia-Pacific LLC said it would announce shortly that it has agreed to buy SPG Holdings LLC, a paper goods supplier to the food service industry, for an undisclosed price. SPG employs more than 500 people and has operations in Green Bay, Wis, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Augusta, Ga. Its lead investor…

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Sodra's Board has decided to invest approximately SEK 700 million to increase pulp production at Sodra Cell Morrum. A new wood-chip plant will be constructed and one of the mill's two pulp lines will be upgraded. In February of this year, Södra's Board decided to invest just over SEK 4…

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Praxair, Inc. announced the start-up of a new 125 tons per day non-cryogenic vacuum-pressure-swing-adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill. Under a long-term contract, Praxair will supply gaseous oxygen to the mill located in Punta Pereira, Uruguay, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom…

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As announced in the autumn of 2013, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues to invest in the optimization of the Bielefeld site. Five large recooling plants and two high efficient speed controlled screw chillers are currently being installed as part of a new process refrigeration system for two coating machines, and are…

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Sappi Ltd. (SAP), the world’s biggest producer of dissolving wood pulp, sees debt falling almost a third to $1.6 billion within two years as the South African company cuts costs and moves away from lower-margin paper. “We are very confident that the level will come down to where we can…

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Recovered paper prices in Germany remained stable in June. However, there was price pressure on some grades in eastern Germany partly due to a supply surplus in Poland. The German recovered paper market was quiet towards the middle of June as is usual before summer arrives. Prices for all grades…

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Pankaboard announces that it will install a new dilution head box on BM3 at its Pankaboard mill in Finland. The new head box will provide better formation and improved thickness profile for all BM3 products. Resulting improved product consistency and uniformity will offer better runnability and efficiency in customer processing.…

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FPInnovations and Kruger Inc. have dedicated the world's first cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières Mill. The 5-ton per day plant will provide enough CF tonnage to permit commercialization and application development. CF is a new material extracted from wood pulp fibres that is revolutionary because of its…

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Nicol-Pack Imperial Co. Ltd. will modernize its board machine BM 1 with Metso's leading quality control technology at the Murom paper mill in the Vladimir region, Russia. By installing advanced solutions, the company will be able to better control and boost the quality of its board grades, resulting in increased…