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Aviretta has finalised the conversion of its PM 4 which used to produce SC paper. The company started to produce saleable schrenz and expects to finalise the test phase for the production of fluting soon, as well. German producer of recycled corrugated case material Aviretta has finalised the test phase…

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Stora Enso Oyj is implementing Honeywell's technologies as part of a modernization and optimization effort at their paper mill in Varkaus, Finland. Stora Enso will use Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimization technologies to modernize one of its key mills and help it meet rising…

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Chilean Arauco has decided to take the first step regarding its expansion and modernization project MAPA, which includes the construction of a new 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) at its Arauco site, in the Bío Bío region. The company announced a $120 million investment to build a new…

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The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District was awarded a $155,000 federal grant to assess how wastewater discharge could be improved for peninsula communities and the district’s Samoa pulp mill site as new industries begin to move on to the site. District Executive Director Jack Crider said the U.S.…

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The new A.Celli 2800-mm tissue machine equipped with a 12-ft steel Yankee was recently shipped to San Luis Potosí (Mexico), where it will be housed in a new building completely reserved for it. The plant represents a strategically important project, thanks to which the customer, Fábricas de Papel Potosí, aims…

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Clearwater Paper Company has agreed to pay a civil penalty and upgrade pollution control equipment at its Lewiston pulp and paper mill to address alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1HZXMDD ) that Clearwater Paper will pay $300,000 in fines plus interest to the federal…

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Together with a number of other companies, SCA is investing in a new biofuel plant in Nokia, Finland. Through joint production of energy from biomass, which stems from the forest, SCA’s Finnish plant in Nokia will no longer be dependent on Russian natural gas for its steam generation. In addition,…

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Renova will build its first production site outside of Portugal. The company plans to produce tissue products in Saint-Yorre, France in the future. The new mill is to be commissioned in late 2015. Portuguese tissue products manufacturer Renova will build its first production site outside of Portugal in Saint-Yorre to…

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Finnvera is participating in the financial arrangements for the world’s first bioproduct mill, to be constructed by Metsä Group in Äänekoski, Finland. Valued at Euro 1.2 billion, the investment project is the largest ever carried out by the forest industry in Finland, as the company said in the press release…

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ARAUCO informed the Chilean Environmental Superintendence that construction work is starting for a new wastewater treatment system at the company’s Arauco pulp mill, which is located in the Arauco commune. The treatment system, which will be an important addition to the industrial complex in the Horcones area, will be built…