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After having received permission to build a new paper machine, Papierfabrik Schoellershammer has signed contracts concerning financing and construction of the new plant PM 6 in July. The investment is said to reach €100m. Schoellershammer will adapt the capacity of the existing waste water treatment plant to the new PM's…

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International technology Group Andritz and Fibria, a major eucalyptus pulp producer, signed a letter of intent for supply of all production technologies and equipment for Fibria's Horizonte 2 pulp mill at its Três Lagoas unit in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The new production line will have an…

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UPM has achieved another milestone in its Euro 160 million ($177 million) investment project at its Kymi pulp mill in Finland. The firm has started up a new debarking unit at the mill which will debark and chip birch wood, a UPM representative told PPI Europe. The new unit was…

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Arctic Paper is planning to sell its German Mochenwangen mill. The site has a capacity of around 100,000 tpy of specialty papers. Arctic Paper has put up for sale its German Mochenwangen paper mill in the south of the country. The company said it would simultaneously evaluate additional measures and…

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A Canadian paper mill that relies on exports to the United States to maintain more than 330 jobs at its Cape Breton mill says it will fight hard against a decision by the U.S. government to slap large tariffs onto its coated paper products. Port Hawkesbury Paper said Wednesday the…

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Spanish white-lined chipboard (WLC) manufacturer Papelera del Principado (Paprinsa) is investing Euro 3.5 million ($3.9 million) in new machinery at its Mollerussa mill to lift capacity and improve quality. The firm has tapped Voith to supply a new Nipco flex shoe press and an offset press and to rebuild the…

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The USA/Ukraine Joint Venture - Ukraine Agro Valley Association (UAVA) -  looks to establish a sustainable source of bioenergy fuel in Ukraine to assist in eliminating Ukraine`s dependence on fossil fuel imports from Russia, states the association's press-release. UAVA intends to build up to five biomass pellet plants with an…

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German paper producer Leipa Georg Leinfelder is still working on plans to increase its corrugated case material capacity, but reports delays in the decision process. Initially, the company had intended to complete the decision-making process by the middle of the year. According to Peter Probst, managing director of the management…

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Price hikes were a key issue on the German envelope paper market in the second quarter. Upward adjustments to prices of woodfree white grades have already found traction on the market while recycled paper prices remained stable. Price hikes were the predominant topic in the white woodfree envelope paper segment…

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European shipments of coated woodfree (CWF) and uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper dropped year on year in May, according to data from EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers. Total European CWF deliveries sank by 6.4% year on year to 517,000 tonnes in May. Those within Europe dropped by 9.5%…