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Lecta extends its range of metallized papers with a new wet-strength grade for non-returnable containers. Metalvac E LWS is a light wet-strength metallized paper for glue-applied labeling of non-returnable and plastic containers such as PET bottles for water and beverages, and single-use glass bottles for water and beer. The technical…

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Interfor has completed the acquisition of a sawmill in Monticello, Arkansas from The Price Companies, Inc., thereby increasing its annual lumber production capacity to 3.2 billion board feet, of which over 40% is in the US South, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. "We…

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Kemira will implement a price increase of up to 15 % for selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) based sizing products in EMEA. The adjustment will be immediately implemented or as the existing AKD-sizing contracts allow. The price adjustment is a result of increased costs within the AKD-wax supply chain. AKD-wax …

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UPM permanently closes paper machine No.3 at UPM Chapelle Darblay in France as of today, 22 June. The consultations regarding its closure were finalised at the end of April and approved by the Labour administration in the beginning of June. The plan to close the machine was announced in November…

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AriVislanda will supply new machinery for the primary breakdown at Setra Group's Färila sawmill in Sweden. A new Control system with 3D-Scanner will control AriVislanda's well proven log rotator, LT-2, and a new log infeeder, LI-600, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The existing…

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With the acquisition of Jardin Corrugated Cases, Logson Group, UK's largest independent supplier of corrugated packaging, takes the first step into the integrated sector. The Logson Group announces the acquisition of Jardin Corrugated Cases (JCC), an independent integrated facility based in Ely, Cambridgeshire. According to Logson Group, JCC has a…

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One step in the investment programme for Södra Cell Mönsterås is to invest in two new evaporators,* which are scheduled for completion in October 2016. Procurement of the evaporators and refurbishment of Evaporation 2 has now been completed. The contract was awarded to Valmet. The aim of the project is…

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Lwarcel Celulose on June 17 announced it will move forward with the expansion of its Lençóis Paulista bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) mill in southeast Brazil, after receiving tax benefits from the São Paulo state government. The Lençóis Paulista plant currently produces 250,000 tonnes/yr of BEK pulp, and Lwarcel plans to…

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Pratt officially opened two new recycling facilities this week, including a 110,000 sq. ft. plant in Gary, Indiana. The other is a 38,000 sq. ft. site in Wichita, Kansas. Both will support the company’s state-of-the-art paper mill in Valparaiso, In., which comes on-line this September. Together, the two facilities, the…

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OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, part of Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), is building a new mill in Sumatra, Indonesia. Gunnebo will supply an integrated fire-fighting solution to the new site covering an outdoor and indoor hydrant system, sprinklers, water sprays, fire pumps and fire alarm system, starting from…