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SCA has decided to invest in increased capacity for pulp production at the Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden. The annual production capacity of bleached sulphate pulp will increase from the current level of approximately 430,000 tons to about 900,000 tons, as the company says in the press release received…

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Metsä Fibre Oy, part of Metsä Group, and Aquaflow Oy have signed an agreement on a biological effluent treatment plant for the Äänekoski bioproduct mill. In accordance with the agreement, Aquaflow will provide the bioproduct mill with a modern effluent treatment plant that is based on a multistage biological treatment…

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BM 3 kicked off production again at the end of July after being idle for three years. Cartiera Pirinoli's business plan also encompasses the restart of BM 2 at the start of 2017. Cartiera Pirinoli Società Cooperativa has restarted production of recycled board at the former PKarton board mill in…

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Japan Pulp and Paper's Corelex Holdings starts up new recycled-fiber tissue paper mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture. The total investment was 12 billion yen ($99 million), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The new mill was constructed with three major themes in mind;…

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Domtar Paper Company announced that BRUKS Rockwood was awarded the contract to supply a 70’ Back-on Truck Dumper with 16’ wide Receiving Hopper for handling wood chips. This is Domtar’s third Truck Dump at the Kingsport site. The project scope consists of design and supply of the Back-On Truck Dump…

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LWC paper machine PM 10 at the former Norske Skog site in Walsum continues production until further notice. The opening of regular insolvency proceedings on the Walsum Papier magazine paper mill in Germany has been postponed to the start of October. According to information from the administrators' office, the payments…

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Corrugated sheet and packaging manufacturers are criticising paper mills' plans for additional mark-ups in September. Brown recycled corrugated case material suppliers have managed to increase their prices in the UK during August despite the strong pound Sterling. Another mark-up is now set to follow hot on its heels. The autumn…

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Billerud Korsnäs is considering to install a new board machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy at its Swedish Gruvön mill. Changes to the structure of the company's packaging paper operations are also being considered. Swedish packaging paper and board producer Billerud Korsnäs wants to explore opportunities to respond to…

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Sappi has ramped up a new steam boiler at its 760,000 tonne/yr Kirkniemi coated mechanical paper mill in southern Finland. Construction work was completed by July 17 and the boiler is now running normally, a company spokesperson said. The project cost some Euro 56 million ($65 million), the spokesperson added.…

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Valmet will supply pulp mill and board machine quality management solutions for Stora Enso's Varkaus Mill in Finland. The orders are an addition to the extensive rebuild of the Varkaus mill's PM 3 fine paper machine supplied by Valmet to produce lightweight containerboard grades announced on May 13, 2014. The…