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PEFC UK has launched a new certification system designed to enable small and medium-sized woodland owners to participate in forest certification.Forest Cert System Picmedium. The new online forest certification system aims to provide a simple and cost-effective solution to assist the UK’s small and medium-sized private forest owners to become…

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Norske Skog Saugbrugs will invest NOK 150 million in construction of a biogas facility in connection to its effluent plant, company announced. The biogas facility will contribute to gross operating earnings in 2016 and be at full run-rate contribution in 2017. - We are planning to commercialize bio-waste from raw…

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International Paper (IP) has successfully completed the production transition from its standard Alaska 200g/m² folding boxboard (FBB) to its new Alaska Plus lightweight FBB on its Kwidzyn mill's PM 4 in Poland. "We have been working very closely with our customers to ensure a seamless transition," said an IP spokesperson.…

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According to statistics from the State Forestry Administration the total output of China’s wood-based panel industries in 2014 was 273.72 million cubic metres, a year on year increase of 7%. Of the total plywood output was 149.7 million cubic metres, up 9% over 2013 and accounting for 55% of all…

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Average price for wooden pellets in Germany in July has declined 1.8% compared with the previous month to Euro 233.66 per ton, reported Deutsche Energieholz- und Pellet-Verband. Price decreased 6% compared with the previous year period. In the Southern part of Germany price for ton of wooden pellets was Euro…

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Total costs for tissue conversion production amounts to €80m, according to Norske Skog. JV structure expected to limit market risks and CAPEX. Norske Skog is entering the tissue market in Europe. The company has formed a joint-venture with Italy's sanitary and household paper manufacturer Rotocart and will convert the 130,000…

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Sappi North America is preparing its Cloquet paper mill for an eight-day commercial downtime next week. The company will idle all paper operations beginning with the day shift on 21 July and start them up again on 29 July. In an e-mail to Cloquet mill employees published on the United…

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Russia produced 10.4 million cubic meters of lumber in the first half of 2015, 1.3% higher than the year-earlier period, Russian Statistics Agency reported. Production of wooden panels was 3.2 million cubic meters (+0.7%), plywood – 1.8 million cubic meters (+3.2%).   lesprom.com

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China's Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper has halted production on a 300,000 tonne/yr bleached hardwood kraft (BHK) pulp line at its mill in Rizhao city, Shandong province. A spokesperson from the firm said that the line suspended production on July 13 for maintenance and because of the drought in…

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Paper mills are unconcerned about weak business in August and believe that the July price hike will prove lasting. Paper producers and suppliers finally succeeded in raising brown recycled containerboard prices on the market in Germany. Price hikes took effect in July due to tight supplies and low inventory levels.…