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On the occasion of Cascades' 50th anniversary, all of the company’s Kingsey Falls units will open their doors to the general public for a special open house event on August 23 and 24. The public is invited to come and discover what goes into manufacturing Cascades products. Visitors will have…

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During the 1Q 2014, production of paper and paperboard in Sweden declined by 5.7% while production of wood pulp was at the same level when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013, as the Swedish Forest Agency said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The general trend is…

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Hygiene paper producers supplying the German market are quite satisfied with their capacity utilisation. "We were well positioned in the first half of the year", said one EUWID respondent, noting that growth was achieved in both volumes and sales. The main growth driver in the consumer tissue segment in Germany…

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Omya and NewPage kicked off operations at the precipitated calcium carbonate plant located at the NewPage Escanaba, Mich., paper mill site with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 14. The Escanaba mill previously purchased PCC from another supplier. With the PCC plant on-site, the mill saves on transportation costs. The lime…

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Celulose Irani, a Brazilian producer of corrugated cardboard, closed the second quarter with a net income of R$ 174.7 million, representing an increase of 21% over the second quarter of 2013. The main factor behind this growth was the integration of the sales of the Corrugated Cardboard Packaging area of…

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GOBABIS in the Omaheke region will soon be home to a jumbo tissue-manufacturing plant, expected use recycled material. The plant, which is expected to be constructed over a period of four months starting on 1 September this year, will produce giant reels of tissue paper to be used for the…

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Graphic Packaging International Inc. announced a $41.5 million investment in the company’s paper mill in West Monroe, Louisiana, to upgrade production machinery. Graphic Packaging International’s West Monroe paper mill produces paperboard for use in beverage and other consumer-based packaging at two other company sites in West Monroe. Graphic Packaging will…

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McMinn County Mayor John Gentry says he essentially kept two budgets amid the last business downturn in case there was a problem with the county's biggest taxpayer, known for years as the Bowater plant. But on Tuesday, Gentry said a new $105 million expansion to the pulp and paper mill…

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Xerium Technologies has introduced a new engineered drainage channel (EDC) forming fabric technology, FormFlexx, to accelerate and maintain performance of paper machines. The technology is designed for graphical and packaging grade machines where the ideal combination of drainage, retention, and fabric life are the principle objectives. According to Xerium, FormFlexx…

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After more than 17 years at the head of Cascades Tissue Group, Mrs. Suzanne Blanchet, President and CEO, announced  that she was passing the torch and leaving the Tissue Group to join the corporate ranks of the Cascades management team as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development. Mr. Jean Jobin will succeed…