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The management of Mysore Paper Mills (MPM), a public sector undertaking in Bhadravathi, has decided to file an appeal with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking its permission to operate a fourth boiler. Harsha Gupta, Managing Director of MPM, told presspersons in Bhadravathi, that if permission was accorded to operate…

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The Archangelsk Pulp & Paper Mill (APPM), the largest producer of packaging papers in Russia, recently put its BM 1 board machine in Archangelsk back into service following an extensive rebuild by Voith. Voith’s scope of supply included the approach flow system, the headbox and a new top wire. The…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Domtar Paper Company to supply a logyard circular crane for its Marlboro mill, USA. The new crane will replace existing equipment and has a net lift capacity of 32 tons and a radial reach of 170 ft (52 m). The start-up…

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Company says takeover by Hansol Paper will cause no big changes in the paper supplier pool of the R+S Group. In mid-August, Hansol Paper announced it had entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the entire share capital of R+S Group, formerly Reker und Schlingmann Papierrollenfabrik GmbH. Now, Hansol…

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Kemira has acquired certain assets of Soto Industries, LLC, a privately owned company, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Soto specializes in the application of scale control products, defoamers, and settling agents for the pulp and paper industry. Kemira is a leading chemicals supplier serving the global pulp and paper industry.…

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has selected Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology and Valmet's automation solution for the new facility it is building in the United States to manufacture at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel. The new machine will be installed at the company's mill in…

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Toscotec has absorbed tissue machine hood and ventilation specialist Milltech into its own tissue technology operations. Toscotec purchased Milltech in 2012 and has since operated it as a separate company, but now believes Milltech’s solutions are best offered as a brand within Toscotec’s portfolio. All of Milltech’s employees have transferred…

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Catalyst Paper announced its decision to indefinitely curtail the Rumford mill’s No. 12 paper machine, which was temporarily curtailed on May 20, 2015. This decision is fully market-related. North American paper markets continue to be challenging with a decline in demand for coated paper, which is manufactured on the No.…

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Paper manufacturers expect the prices for copy paper and offset reels and sheets in France to increase by up to €40/t in September. August was a month of little action on the price front for France's fine paper market. After a partial increase in woodfree uncoated paper prices in July,…

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One of three tissue-making machines will be shut down and 20 to 25 workers laid off indefinitely at Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC within the next few days, officials said Monday. Maine Department of Labor Rapid Response team members got word Monday of the pending layoffs. They will schedule a…