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As part of SCA’s ongoing cost-savings program related to the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s European tissue operations, SCA will close the tissue production plant in Saint-Cyr-en-Val, France. The production plant has an annual capacity of 35,000 tons. Production will be discontinued in October 2015, as the company says in the press…

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Producers are trying to increase unbleached kraftliner prices by another €20/t for deliveries as of 1 September. Price hikes for unbleached kraftliner seem to be not entirely off the table after all in August. A variety of market players are reporting that talks are continuing with manufacturers trying to push…

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Sonoco and Caraustar Industries have both announced price increases for their paperboard tubes and cores, citing higher costs for raw materials. Sonoco’s vice president, global tubes and cores, Adam Wood, said: “The price increase is necessary due to the recent increase in the price of our primary raw material, uncoated…

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Borregaard and Sappi will increase the lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at LignoTech South Africa. The added volume will be marketed to the joint venture company's existing applications and geographical markets. The investment by LignoTech is estimated at R105m (approx. US$ 8.5 million), and the project is expected to…

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First, the paper lobby fought the Social Security Administration’s move to issue paper earnings statements to 150 million Americans electronically, saving $72 million a year. Then it tried to stop the Food and Drug Administration from taking the tiny-print inserts out of prescription drug boxes and putting them online. And…

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Two years after buying Buckeye Technologies for $1.5 billion, Georgia-Pacific Cellulose LLC has spent $20 million upgrading the mill and research center. Buckeye, a fixture on Memphis’ north side since the 1920s, has been renamed Georgia-Pacific, and continues to render cotton and wood pulp into material used in toothpaste, tires,…

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The acquisition will optimise the product mix between Schades and R+S Group and improve operational efficiency of the group's converting business in Europe, says Hansol Paper. Hansol Paper announced it had entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Germany's thermal paper converter R+S Group.…

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Valmet will supply main equipment to Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper's new pulp mill located in the city of Huanggang in Hubei province, China. The pulp mill is designed for flexible production to respond to market developments. The pulp line can be run to produce softwood kraft pulp and dissolving…

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In the first six months of 2015, Brazil’s revenue from exports of pulp, woodbased panels and paper totalled $3.6 billion, about the same level as in the first half of 2014. The January to June trade balance for the sector stood at $2.9 billion, a 6% increase compared to the…

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Sonoco today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6 percent to 8 percent (6%-8%), effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning September 14, 2015. “The price increase is necessary due to the recent increase in the price of our…