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PG Paper has acquired two brands owned by the collapsed papermaker Tullis Russell. Kilmacolm based PG, owned by husband and wife Puneet and Poonam Gupta, said it had paid a “substantial” but undisclosed sum for the Trucard and Gemini ranges. Tullis Russell was said to have sold more than 73,000…

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 But a Canadian rival is trying to offset the cost of new duties imposed by the United States. A federal ruling allowing the U.S. government to put duties on paper being imported from Nova Scotia last month was good news for Madison Paper Industries. Given recent layoffs, mill closings and…

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Growing consumption of pulp and paper in India has increased the demand for wood fiber for the domestic pulp industry in the country, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. With the lack of domestic pulpwood plantations, pulp manufacturers have for the past few years increasingly been looking overseas to South Africa,…

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Valmet will supply a complete OptiConcept M containerboard production line for Lee & Man in Jiang Xi in China. The new production line is planned to produce high-quality containerboard grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016.…

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Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is to plant 10,000 seedlings of Meranti tree in degraded areas of the Giam Siak Kecil wildlife reserve, Riau, Sumatra, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The area will consist of 24 hectares within the core zone of…

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Preliminary AD duties on uncoated paper range between 29.5% for Portuguese and 193.3% for Chinese importers. A final decision from US DOC and US ITC is due for January and February next year. US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced affirmative preliminary antidumping (AD) tariffs on imports of certain uncoated…

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Metsä Wood will start statutory employee negotiations to adjust its production in sawmills in Finland. Oversupply and price competition that have prevailed in the sawn timber market have resulted in poor price development of Finnish sawn timber, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Metsä…

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Metsä Tissue has chosen Valmet's Advantage DCT concept including the Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology for the upgrade of their tissue machine TM 1 in Raubach, Germany. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first half of 2016. The order was included in Valmet's second quarter, 2015 orders…

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Norske Skog will extend the nine-week commercial downtime on one machine until the end of the year in a try to match output to market demand. Negotiations with unions on temporary layoffs are still going on. At the end of June, Norske Skog has suspended production on the PM 2…

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Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. will start to sell coated paper U-ltima Gloss 80 (Kirameki) in the coated paper U-ltimax series, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. U-ltima Gloss 80 (Kirameki) will make it possible to achieve sharp printed images on the print side…