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In August Careo will idle the board machine at the Santa Giustina mill for a rebuild. As a result, the board's runability and printability will increase. On 5 August, Careo will stop the board machine at Reno de Medici’s Santa Giustina mill for a rebuild. Francesco Canal, the mill’s manager…

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Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), an Indonesian pulp and paper manufacturer, is expanding its logistical and warehousing hub covering an area of 10,000 square metres at the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The capacity expansion will enable APP to supply graphic and speciality paper to its customers across Northern Europe…

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Consumption of pulp in Europe decreased in June by 63,078 tonnes or about 6.2% compared to May, according to UTIPULP. Total pulp consumption in UTIPULP countries in June was 947,952 tonnes versus a May figure of 1,011,030 tonnes. Pulp inventories in UTIPULP countries in June stood at 565,527 tonnes, down…

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The declining consumption of graphic paper is forcing Papierfabrik Scheufelen to reduce its capacity from 300,000 tons to 140,000 tons annually. One paper machine and its associated equipment will be idled in the near future. Papierfabrik Scheufelen belongs to the Paper Excellence Group which is based in the Netherlands. Scheufelen’s…

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A community meeting will be held in Nowra on Monday to seek a firm commitment from the federal government to keep the Shoalhaven Paper mill in operation. It follows a commitment from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last month that the federal government would continue to buy specialist Australian-made passport paper…

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E-Pellets, has acquired the formerly shuttered Louisiana Pacific OSB mill in Athens, Georgia. The company plans to convert the mill into a wood pellet manufacturing facility, producing approximately 450,000 metric tons annually. The wood pellets will be exported to the European Union to be used as an alternative to coal…

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One of East Lancashire’s fastest-growing manufacturers has announced plans to build its own paper mill in Blackburn. Award-winning toilet roll maker, Accrol Papers, which has its base on the Roman Road Industrial Estate, in Davy Field Road, has just revealed a £66 million deal with private equity firm NorthEdge Capital,…

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Pulp and fine paper products group Sappi on Wednesday concluded the sale of a subsidiary, Usutu Forest Products, for R1bn, seeing its share price rise 2.71% to R44.30. Swaziland-based timber seller Montigny Investments bought the business. Sappi said it would use the R1bn largely to ease its debt. Montigny is…

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Verso Paper shareholders are scheduled to vote July 30 on proposals key to its acquisition of NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer. The $1.4 billion purchase would create the largest single paper company in Maine, employing about one-third, or 2,300, of Maine’s paper millworkers at Verso’s mills in Bucksport…

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Degremont, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, has been awarded a €30-million ($40.8-million) contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of two water treatment facilities for Klabin, the largest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil, with strong involvement in the pulp and paper industry. Klabin is building a €2-billion ($2.72-billion)…