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U.S. kraft paper shipments in April 2015 were 145.7 thousand short tons, flat compared to April 2014, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Bleached kraft paper shipments increased from 8.9 thousand tons in March 2015 to 11.9, while unbleached kraft…

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Brazilian pulp producer Eldorado has scheduled for June 15 a stone-laying ceremony to mark the beginning of construction works of its new 2.3 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill. The project will establish a second pulp production line besides the company's existing 1.7 million tonnes/yr mill installed in…

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The Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County will return to production by the end of the month, according to the company's communication manager. The mill shut down on May 30 to install a ten-storey precipitator to meet air pollution reductions demanded by the Nova Scotia government. Northern Pulp will install…

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The sulfated bleached pulp factory in Svetlogorsk will start making viscose cellulose, BelTA learned from representatives of the Belarusian state timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom as they commented on Belarus president decree No. 219 of 28 May 2015. The document was published by the national legal web…

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One of Asia's biggest pulp and paper firms said on Wednesday it would stop sourcing from natural forests four years earlier than planned, in an effort to reduce deforestation and protect peatlands, a move cautiously welcomed by green groups. Unlisted Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) brought forward a previous…

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Resolute Forest Products will start producing tissue. The company plans to enter the market by 2017 and to reach a capacity of 60,000 tpy. Canadian pulp and paper manufacturer Resolute Forest Products has decided to make a first step into the tissue market. The company announced plans to invest $270m…

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Mac Papers completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Packaging Professionals, Inc., a distributor of protective packaging materials and equipment in Lewisburg, Tennessee. The purchase reinforces Mac Papers’ commitment to the greater Nashville market and further adds expertise to its team of packaging specialists. All Packaging Professionals employees…

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
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Financiera Maderera, S.A. (FINSA) acquired a 5.2% participation of Proteak, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. FINSA is the largest producer and wholesaler of boards, resins, melamines and veneers, among other products, in the Iberian Peninsula. With more than 80 years of experience, it…

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Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) entered into a letter of intent regarding establishment of a new lignin operation adjacent to RYAM's Fernandina Beach pulp mill in Florida. Expects project will be completed in two phases over 5 years. New company will be owned 55 percent by Borregaard and 45…