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Valmet will supply two Advantage DCT tissue production lines and related automation systems to one of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd. The start-up of the two new lines is planned to take place in late 2016, as the company says in the press release…

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Arauco North America announced plans to build a new particleboard mill located in Grayling, Michigan, to produce 424 million ft2 (750,000m3)/year of panels, along with full lamination capabilities to support the Prism TFL decorative surfacing program. This $325 million investment will be the single largest continuous particleboard press in North…

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Valmet will supply an Advantage NTT tissue production line and an automation system to the European tissue brand Renova. Renova is the first tissue producer in Europe to invest in Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue technology for the production of textured and plain tissue products. The new line, to be installed…

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Roseburg Forest Products Co. announced today that it has completed the purchase of the SierraPine Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) facility located in Medford, OR. The two companies reached an agreement in mid-August but needed to work through details prior to the close of the sale. Grady Mulbery, Vice President of…

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Koehler Paper Group recently announced it will increase all thermal paper prices by 5-7 % in North and South America, effective with shipments October 1, 2015. The German company said the price hike is the result of continued increases in input costs. Koehler Paper Group produces about 500,000 tonnes of…

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In 2013, Sappi Europe announced its intention to significantly invest (EUR 56m) in its Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland. The decision to build a new power plant was key to supporting future operations, safeguarding the competitiveness of the mill, and backing the company’s drive for cost leadership. Combining energy, enthusiasm…

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Munksjö expects the annual cost savings of the restructuring actions and personnel reduction in Italy to amount to EUR 2.0-2.5 million. Specialty paper manufacturer Munksjö plans to restructure its activities at the Mathi production facility close to Turin, Italy. According to the company, the plan involves a reduction of approximately…

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Paper Prime S.A., company belonging to Trevipapel Group which produces Joker Gold brand hygiene professional products (AFH) in Portugal, has signed a contract with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of a tissue line in Vila Velha de Rodão. The new tissue line is scheduled to come on stream…

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The USA has recently decided to extend its antidumping duties on crepe paper imports from China. The International Trade Commission (ITC) carried out a scheduled five-year review earlier this year, and found that the revocation of the antidumping duty order on crepe paper from China would be likely to lead…

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Canfor Corporation announced the permanent closure of its sawmill in Canal Flats, British Columbia, which has a two-shift production capacity of 180 million board feet. The Company anticipates the mill will cease operations on November 9, 2015. All employees impacted by the closure will be offered opportunities to transfer to…