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Players in the Western European starch market have already signed contracts that include price increases. A clear trend has emerged in the starch products market as negotiations on supply and price agreements for the fourth quarter are seen to be finalised unusually early. Manufacturers and customers alike say they have…

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A Chinese company plans to invest US$250 million to build a massive wood-processing plant in New Zealand. Fenglin Wood Industry Group, based in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has already been carrying out a feasibility study on building and operating a highly advanced sawmill in the…

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On 22 September, the first pilot machine for manufacturing products from the new bio-composite DuraPulp was inaugurated. Södra says DuraPulp can be an alternative to fossil-fuel based products. DuraPulp is a biodegradable and renewable material that is malleable and mouldable. It can be used for a wide range of applications…

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Crown Paper Group, Inc. has acquired Montebello Container Corporation, an independent corrugated sheet producer based in Southern California, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Montebello President Anthony Salcido and Vice President John Salcido will continue to lead Montebello Container. They said, in a joint…

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Södra inaugurates first pilot machine for manufacturing products from its bio-composite DuraPulp. With DuraPulp, Södra is able to offer a viable alternative to fossil-fuel based products, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The inauguration represents a first step towards industrial-scale production of DuraPulp and…

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Chair of Norske Skogindustrier ASA, Jon-Aksel Torgersen, has through his 100% owned company Fiducia AS, bought 500 000 shares in Norske Skog at a price of NOK 1.90 ($0.23). New holding is 3 486 644 shares, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. President and…

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Kadant Nordic AB, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., has combined Kadant Johnson Scandinavia AB and Kadant M-Clean AB and will operate these businesses under the name of Kadant Nordic AB, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Joakim Östling, managing director of Kadant Johnson Scandinavia,…

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Amid good demand and rising collection volumes, prices for supermarket paper and board see some reductions in northern Germany. In September the German recovered paper market has no need to rely on the export market as a relief valve. Demand from German paper mills, especially the packaging paper and board…

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Raising British woodfree paper prices was virtually out of the question in September since prices are relatively high due to the strong pound. In September, demand was good and in line with expectations on the UK market for coated and uncoated fine paper. The British fine paper market remains a…

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Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product Co., Ltd. has started up the first of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi. In the next couple of weeks the start-up of the second tissue line and of the TT WIND-M high-speed slitter rewinder will follow suit.…