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Mondi has completed a rebuild of the PM21 paper machine at its Syktyvkar mill in Russia. The investment will enhance the quality of Mondi’s ProVantage Komiwhite and ProVantage Komipak brands. The purpose of the modernisation was to improve the quality of ProVantage Komiwhite and ProVantage Komipak in terms of burst…

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LLC Siberwood has awarded Pöyry with the `Proekt`, i.e. permitting engineering assignment for the construction of a new modern integrated pulp mill in the Krasnoyarskiy region in Russia.  `Proekt` is an official stage in the approval process of construction projects in Russia. The assignment shall be completed by April 2016.…

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Slower export business with Asia puts downward pressure on domestic prices for mixed paper and board and OCC. On the recovered paper markets in France and Italy, September ushered in a price trend reversal for a few ordinary grades. After several months on an upward track, mixed paper and board,…

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Canfor Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase Anthony Forest Products Company located in El Dorado, Arkansas ("AFP") for a purchase price of $93.5 million which includes approximately $15 million of working capital, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Concurrent with the acquisition,…

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Papierfabrik August Koehler SE will be raising the prices of its recycled paper Euler ColorTech Paper by 6% for deliveries made from January 1, 2016 onwards, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Koehler Paper Group produces about 500,000 tonnes of thermal paper, carbonless paper,…

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The rapid development of the Chinese panelized furniture, flooring, packing and decoration industries has driven up the fibreboard industry during the last decade. The Chinese furniture industry in particular has created significant opportunities and market demand for MDF/HDF products, pushing production volumes in China from 5.1 million m3 in 2000…

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After 43 years of operation, Crocker Technical Papers will close before the end of the year, leaving about 40 of its employees without jobs, according to a spokesman with Neenah Paper Inc., which owns the specialty-paper mill. "The operation is just not sustainable or efficient," said Bill McCarthy, vice president…

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Norske Skog has signed an energy contract with NTE (Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk) for the supply of electricity to the Skogn paper mill. The new agreement replaces the agreement signed in 2012. The new agreement will, together with an agreement that was signed with Statkraft in 2011, secure Norske Skog Skogn with…

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In the first known pricing announcement on October business worldwide, Arauco of Chile has announced to Chinese customers that its market pulp prices will be unchanged, effective with October shipments, industry contacts told RISI. Arauco, the world's second-largest market pulp producer, slated its bleached radiata pine (BKP) at $625 net…

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Heinzel Group halts SC paper production on PM 10 at the Laakirchen mill due to fire. PM 11 not affected. Heinzel's magazine paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria, has been hit by fire on Thursday evening. The blaze broke out in the press section of the paper machine PM 10 which…