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Demand for cartonboard is said to be steady to strong After a longer period of stable prices on the GC board market, the first manufacturer has now informed customers about hikes of €65/t for deliveries as of 1 November. Suppliers say this step is “long overdue” since the market has…

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Sappi Europe announces the European launch of Algro Thermo™, its new premium quality base paper for the direct thermal printing market.  In weights from 100 – 193g/m², Algro Thermo offers a superior optical appearance for tickets, labels and other thermal printing applications. Algro Thermo is aimed at converters who add…

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Clearwater Paper Corporation today announced that it will begin construction of its continuous pulp digester project at the company's Lewiston, Idaho, mill. Construction of the project is slated to begin in October 2015 and expected to be completed in September 2017. Benefits from the project include significant reduction in air…

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Germany's Aviretta has started fluting production with a basis weight of 70-100 g/m² on its converted 180,000 tonne/yr containerboard machine in Germany, an Aviretta representative said. He declined to comment on the PM's current production level. In April, the firm began production of schrenz liner with a basis weight of…

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Two months after it was hit by a fire, Fedrigoni's production and converting facility in Verona is producing paper again. Paper manufacturing operations had been standing idle at Fedrigoni's production and converting site in Verona, Italy, since a fire on 2 July. Last Monday, the company finally succeeded in bringing…

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Valmet and Stora Enso Kvarnsveden have signed a five-year (three plus two) agreement on the supply of paper machine and fiber line consumables including clothing, doctor blades, refiner segments, winder consumables and selected roll covers. The agreement also includes local roll maintenance operations next to Kvarnsveden's site at Borlänge. The…

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Angara Paper planned to build a 1.2 million tpy softwood and hardwood pulp mill for export to Asia. The Arbitrage Court of the Region of Krasnoyarsk in Russia has opened bankruptcy proceedings against Russia's Angara Paper. According to court information, Angara Paper has accumulated debt of RUB470m (€6.2m). Angara Paper…

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Quantum Global has joined the Forest Stewardship Council International (FSC International), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Quantum Global’s alternative investments team advises a family of funds targeting direct investments in infrastructure, agriculture, mining, hospitality, healthcare, structured equity as well as a recently closed…

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GAW technologies GmbH was commissioned by PMT Italia S.P.A with the delivery of a working station for a film press for its project “Chen Loong Corporation” in Taiwan, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The working station supplies the film press from PMT with…

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Production of coated mechanical and coated woodfree paper on PM 8 at Metsä Board's Husum mill in Sweden is set to stop by the end of the third quarter. The machine used to have a capacity of some 290,000 tonnes/yr of graphic paper, much of which was coated and sold…