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Siempelkamp will supply to KronoStar a complete plant for the production of particleboard for the company's Sharya location in Russia, Siempelkamp announced. The special feature of this order: With three-dimensional survey-ing of the entire factory, the new plant design can be integrated and custom-fitted into the existing infrastructure on site…

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Voith has received an order from Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha PPM) to supply a complete process line for sack paper. The Segezha Group aims to use the new line to further expand its position as a global market leader for sack paper. Voith will supply the complete turnkey…

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A three-year corporate responsibility initiative on water stewardship run by Stora Enso and the global chemicals company Kemira in Guangxi Province in Southern China has now been completed. Launched in 2013, the initiative was designed to find new responsible water management solutions through stakeholder engagement, local community work, and capacity…

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The price round on the market for publication paper in France is in full swing in mid-December and the first few contracts have been signed already. It seems that mark-ups are on the horizon for both magazine paper and newsprint. In France buyers and producers of newsprint are getting closer…

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The UK market once again plays by its own rules in the fine paper segment. While players in the woodfree uncoated paper segment in continental Europe are in serious talks about the announced January price hikes, the situation in the UK market looks different. Although paper manufacturers notified customers in…

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Metso will supply hundreds of valves for Kotkamills Oy's mill in Kotka, Finland, where the current printing paper machine will be rebuilt to produce high-quality and environmentally friendly consumer board grades. The new production line will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016. "Metso has unique knowledge and expertise…

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In May 2015, Mondi Group had approached Walki Group, in order to acquire two of Walki’s extrusion coatings sites: Pietarsaari in Finland and Wroclaw in Poland, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The deal was subject to competition clearance. The commission raised concerns about…

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Holmen has postponed the restart of PM 11 at the Hallsta mill in Sweden to mid-March. Uncoated magazine paper machine PM 11 at Holmen's fire-hit Hallsta paper mill will produce no paper until mid-March. The company had originally planned to restart the 330,000 tpy PM 11 in mid-January. Now that…

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In December 2015, the company PAPCEL gained a new order for reconstruction of the stock preparation line and wet end of the paper machine for a customer in the Ukraine (tissue production). The aim of the reconstruction is to increase the operating speed and machine output. Within the reconstruction, the…

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Stora Enso will invest Euro 16 million to start pellet production and to renew the boiler at Ala sawmill in Sweden, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The investment allows the group to turn the sawdust – a by-product at the sawmill – into…