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Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
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SCG Paper, wholly owned by Siam Cement Group (SCG), plans to rely more on new high-value-added (HVA) products as demand for conventional products declines further, say executives. Panthep Supachaiyakrit, managing director of the subsidiary Thai Paper Co, said the demand for paper should rebound in the second half after being…

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
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After a lot of hard work, a paper mill that sat empty for nearly 15 years, may finally be on the way toward redevelopment. "It was just the backbone of the community, there wasn't much else. Everybody in town that didn't have a business probably worked in the mill," said…

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Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has added graphic and speciality paper capacity to its 10,000sqm logistical and warehousing hub at the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. APP will now be able to provide a range of graphic paper solutions to customers across Northern Europe, with lead times of just 7-10…

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Sodra is taking the first commercial step into the international market for its bio-composite material DuraPulp in collaboration with UK-based James Cropper PLC, a speciality paper and advanced materials group.  “James Cropper's extensive technical competence and global market reach will mean that we will be able to speed up the…

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ITC, a multi-business conglomerate, plans to set up a paper manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs.3,500 crore. ITC officials conveyed this to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao during a meeting here Monday, said a statement from the chief minister’s office. KCR, as the chief minister is…

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The company Green Bay Converting and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced the plans on Monday to open a $48 million plant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to Green Bay Press Gazette.com. "We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe Hattiesburg to be the perfect location for our…

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Ilim Group was named the Best Russian Exporter in pulp & paper industry under the "Best Russian Exporter-2013", the annual all-Russian award organized by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation. In 2013 Ilim Group exported 1.8 mln tons of P&P products. The company supplies its products…

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AkzoNobel is considering to sell off Paper Chemicals, which is a part of AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business which has generated an annual revenue of Euro 243 million in 2013 to Kemira for Euro 153 million. The deal does not include AkzoNobel's Pulp Bleaching business or its Colloidal Silica…

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Cascades inc. announced today that it will cease production of kraft paper to its plant in East Angus (Quebec) due to unfavorable economic factors and the failure of discussions concerning the transfer and recovery of factory. Approximately 175 employees will be affected by this closure will come into force no…

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Port Hawkesbury Paper is turning to a small army of micro-organisms to treat its excess water. The paper mill is using microbes to treat 30,000 cubic metres of sludge every day. The innovative technology is being used in pulp mills across North America. Port Hawkesbury paper produces 360,000 metric tonnes…