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Production is continuing for now at Norske Skog's 205,000 tonne/yr Walsum lightweight coated (LWC) paper mill in Germany, currently in administration, according to a representative of the administrator's office. The confirmation came amid a flurry of questions on the market over the mill's actual status. The German state can cover…

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Duni subsidiary Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB will invest approximately SEK 110 million ($13.5 million), upgrading its two tissue machines in Skåpafors, Sweden. The investment will increase the tissue capacity at Rexcell by approximately 15% annually, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Voith GmbH…

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A complete and particularly complex system comprised of roll handling and packaging was installed at the SCA Mannheim facilities in Germany. Four lines that, following accurate testing, became ready for acceptance in December of last year. Among its preferred suppliers, SCA nominated the A.Celli Group as project supervisor, conferring the…

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GD board manufacturers have achieved partial success in implementing higher prices on the market in Germany. GD board prices are on track to increase by up to €30/t on the market in Germany. The majority of market participants surveyed reported upward adjustments to GD board prices, taking effect as of…

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SCA will take tissue paper capacities from the UK market. The company has plans to close one machine at its Stubbins mill due to reduced demand. SCA has filed a request to close PM 1 at its British Stubbins tissue paper mill, north of Manchester. The plan will be discussed…

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Arjowiggins has halted production on the 140,000 tonne/yr PM 5 making coated paper from both recycled and virgin fiber at its Wizernes mill in northern France. The machine was stopped last weekend and the mill's sheeters will be stopped before the end of June, a spokesperson for Arjowiggins said. "Production…

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UPM will invest Euro 50 million in its Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland. The investment will go towards modernising both pulp drying machines and installing a new baling line. Assembly will take place during a planned shutdown in autumn 2016 and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2016.…

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Valmet will supply an upgrade of the evaporation plant at Södra Cell's Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The upgrade will unload the capacity of the existing evaporation line No 1 and improve steam economy by increasing the capacity of the existing evaporation line No 2. The delivery is scheduled for…

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Muda Holdings Bhd, a pioneer in producing paper and the paper packaging industry, is embarking on an RM90mil investment plan to produce machine glazed paper widely used for the food packaging sector. Chairman Tan Sri Lim Guan Teik said the group was now in the first phase, of which RM34mil…

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The company also plans to invest in new food processing plant in Medak district, Telangana The agribusiness-to-cigarette conglomerate ITC Ltd is reportedly planning to invest about Rs 4000 crore in expanding paper production capacity of Bhadrachalam Paper Board in Telangana. Capex is a part of Rs 8000-crore investment plan announced…