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Papeterie de Clairefontaine has selected PMT Italia as the supplier of a press section rebuild of their PM#5, located at Etival - Clairefontaine, France, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The 3.8 m wide machine produces high quality fine papers. The project is expected…

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Hamburger Containerboard, a Prinzhorn Holding company, is planning to install a new 450,000 tpy recycled containerboard machine by 2017. However, the decision on where to locate the new PM is still pending. Hamburger has still made no final decision on the future location for its new recycled containerboard machine. The…

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Fire-hit PM 10 at Laakirchen magazine paper mill in Austria is back online after 80 days of standstill. Laakirchen Papier, a Heinzel group company, has restarted the fire-hit SC paper machine PM 10. Production resumed on 16 December; tests with "stock on wire" had been successfully held two days earlier…

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Enviva Partners, LP has acquired the fully-contracted Southampton plant from its sponsor’s joint venture with affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Company. The acquisition includes the fully operational 510,000 metric tons per year (“MTPY”) wood pellet production plant in Southampton County, Virginia, a ten-year 500,000 MTPY take-or-pay off-take contract (385,000…

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The new JET-SPEED® web press papers developed by Felix Schoeller Group offer the market a genuine alternative to South African Sappi’s JAZ range. The new papers were developed in conjunction with HP for use on their PageWide Web Presses. They feature HP’s ColorPRO Technology, which enables them to meet HP’s…

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Finnish company Powerflute, which includes cores producer Corenso, might soon have a new owner. Madison Dearborn Partners has made a preliminary offer for a takeover of the company. Finnish company Powerflute announced it had received a preliminary proposal from US private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners regarding a possible offer…

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Catalyst Paper, operating in Powell River, was fined $200,000 in British Columbia Provincial Court on December 8, 2015, after pleading guilty to offences under the Fisheries Act related to the deposit of a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. The offences stem from two releases of untreated pulp and…

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The definitive agreement regarding the establishment of a new lignin operation at the Fernandina Beach site in Florida has now been completed and signed by both parties, Rayonier Advanced Materials and Borregaard, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. A final decision by the boards…

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Oji Holdings Corporation manufactures dissolving pulp from wood chips at its Oji Paper Yonago Mill via a continuous process, and engages in the sale of the pulp. Oji Holdings has established technology for the manufacture of furfural from the hemicellulose that is continually separated during the manufacture of dissolving pulp,…

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The strong pound seems to leave little room for price increases on the UK newsprint market. Negotiations on delivery terms and prices for the next year are still under way, but it appears that paper manufacturers had to abandon their plans for price hikes. First contracts have reportedly been signed…