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After negotiations were concluded at the beginning of June, it became clear that eucalyptus pulp prices have moved slightly downwards in May. Market players expect this downward trend to continue. Negotiations on monthly contracts for May remained a nail-biter in the European pulp market right until the very end. By…

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Northern Pulp Nova Scotia will proceed this year with a $21-million project to install a new precipitator at the Abercrombie Point, N.S., NBSK pulp mill. It is part of an undertaking to become more fuel efficient and to reduce the mill’s environmental footprint, David MacKenzie, a Northern Pulp spokesman, told…

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A Nova Scotia paper mill shut down operations Tuesday after it discovered wastewater was leaking from a pipe into surrounding wetlands and a river, said the province’s environment minister. Randy Delorey said Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point contacted his department Tuesday to notify it about the leak, which prompted a…

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Oji Paper’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Oji F-Tex Co., Ltd., began sales of its high quality printing paper “OK Muse Gulliver Series” in April 2013 and since has been receiving high acclaim from many quarters. The company has decided to renew its lineup of high quality printing paper, integrating the “OK Plastar…

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Specialty paper manufacturer Munksjo will invest in a headbox upgrade at the La Gere release liner mill in France to improve product quality. Munksjo has announced its plan to upgrade the paper machine PM 6 at the La Gere release liner mill in France. The company said it would replace…

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Invented 80 years ago in central Wisconsin, the coated paper that gave the world glossy magazines, catalogs and books with sharp, non-pulpy photos and graphics remains at the center of one of the state's biggest industries. But today that industry, which has employed Wisconsin workers by the thousands for generations…

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Neenah Paper recently announced it will acquire the technical materials division from Crane & Co. for $72 million.The agreement includes $64 million for the business and $8 million in future cash tax benefits Neenah Paper will receive as a result of the transaction. Crane Technical Materials, with annual sales of…

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Palm Paper Group announced that on June 1 it acquired the operations of Seyfert — a corrugated board producer based in Germany. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Seyfert, with its head office in Reichenbach a. d. Fils, Germany, has been in the ownership of the Seyfert family for…

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Appvion, Inc. announced today the appointment of Kevin Gilligan as president of its paper division, which consists of the company's thermal, carbonless, security and specialty products businesses. Gilligan will be based at the company's headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin. He will report to Mark Richards, chief executive officer, and will serve…

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Von Drehle Corp. is moving toward making paper at its Natchez location. The company, based in Hickory, North Carolina, announced Friday that it has bought a paper machine to install at the pulp recycling mill it bought in 2013. The Natchez Democrat reports that the company, which has pledged to…