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Sodra has received a renewed forest management certificate for FSC for the next five years. An external audit has been carried out, and more than 60 properties have been reviewed in 2014. This audit covered all three dimensions in the standard: social issues, the environment and economy. The FSC certificate…

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The shutdown idles 180 employees at Old Town Fuel and Fiber, which other pulp and paper companies hoped would be their model for producing butanol. Wednesday’s closure of the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill is a setback for the Maine pulp and paper industry’s efforts to break into biofuels…

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Sang-Hun Lee, CEO of Hansol Paper, said, "The objective of this acquisition will be to enter into the fast growing label business and to strengthen our business portfolio. As its future business plan, Hansol Paper aims to grow its label converting business to its core business." Mr. Hadaoui, CEO of…

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The value of the Madison Paper Industries mill is set to decrease by nearly $150 million, which is expected to cause an approximately 30% tax hike for local property owners. Citing the declining market for paper products in North America, Madison's board of assessors reached that conclusion after having a…

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After more than 17 years at the head of Cascades Tissue Group, Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO, is passing the torch and leaving the Tissue Group to join the corporate ranks of the Cascades management team as senior vice-president, corporate development. Jean Jobin will succeed her at the Tissue Group…

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
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Rock-Tenn Company has announced investments in the pulp production at the Stevenson and the Demopolis mills. According to Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, Director of Rock-Tenn, two current key investment projects are the new Demopolis biomass boiler and the Stevenson pulp mill upgrade. The US$68m Demopolis project is underway, and the…

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
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Rock Tenn Company in Norcross, Georgia, will soon award a contract to install and erect a new bubbling fluidized-bed (BFB) boiler at a pulp and paper mill in Demopolis, Alabama for $70 Million Boiler. RockTenn is also investing US$46M in its Stevenon, Alabama, pulp mill to reduce fiber and chemical…

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Nonetheless prices for these grades have held steady in July since the decline in May. Prices for sorted graphic paper for deinking also remained unchanged in July, but some merchants believe these prices could go up in August. In particular demand from German paper mills seemed to be picking up,…

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Kadant, a US-based supplier for the global pulp and paper industry, recently reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Revenue increased 28% to a record $105 million in the second quarter of 2014, including $10 million from acquisitions, compared to $82 million in the second…

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Recycled containerboard producer Youbisheng Green Paper has announced its intention to file for insolvency. The company, which is headquartered in Germany but operating in China, explained that its CEO Haibo Huang, who had taken up the post only at the beginning of August, had resigned. "After the experiences of the…