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A Canadian particleboard facility will be converted into a wood pellet manufacturing plant. NEWPRO has decided to start producing wood pellets at its particleboard plant in Smithers, British Columbia, after particleboard production has been stopped since January 2014. "In 2013 the economics of foreign exchange on the particleboard world was…

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Following on Sappi’s recent announcement of the sale of its Enstra Mill and recycled packaging business, Sappi wishes to announce the sale of its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper Mill to the Golden Era Group.  In March 2015 Sappi initiated a closed tender process after receiving many expressions of interest…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from ITC Bhadrachalam, Telangana Province, India, to supply a BCTMP fiber line with a production capacity of 300 tons per day. The new plant will be the first mechanical pulping line in India for production of high-brightness board grades. Start-up is scheduled…

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Klaipedos Kartonas AB, a subsidiary of Grikiskes AB, has started an essential project for the modernisation of their paper production machine. The aim of the project is to double the company's production capacity within 3-5 years. As specified in a notice of Grikiskes AB dated 04 June 2015 and commented…

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New recycled containerboard machine PM 5 raises production capacity at Modern Karton's mill in Corlu to above 1 million tonnes. Turkey's packaging paper manufacturer Modern Karton, a member of the Eren Group, has kicked off production on its new recycled containerboard machine in June. The new paper PM 5 has…

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PaperWorks Industries on July 10 told customers it will increase coated recycled paperboard (CRB) prices by $50/ton, effective Aug. 10. Graphic Packaging on July 6 announced a $50 increase that would be effective Aug. 7.   risiinfo.com

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The province of Nova Scotia has backtracked on imposing steep cuts in water consumption at Northern Pulp, and has removed references in the mill's industrial approval detailing the company's role in finding a new wastewater treatment site. The changes were made public Thursday in a letter by Environment Minister Randy…

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Higher prices are finding traction on the German market for unbleached kraftliner, but manufacturers are still not completely satisfied with the outcome of the latest price talks and are continuing negotiations in July. Unbleached kraftliner producers expect support from renewed negotiations for recycled corrugated case material and are optimistic that…

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The Homag Group intends to further enhance its performance under the guiding principle of One Homag, group said in a statement. Organizational structures and processes are being refined and simplified. Further enhancements to collaboration with customers are a focal point of the initiative. “With this program, we want to bring…

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Pro-Gest has finalised the acquisition of the Mantua mill in Italy and intends to start producing recycled containerboard in the summer of 2016. This will add 420,000 tpy of capacity to the market. The former newsprint mill in Mantua, Italy, which has been idle since February 2013, will be brought…