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Twin Rivers Paper Company completed a series of upgrades to its paper machine 7 (PM7) at its Madawaska, Maine, mill, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. “PM7 is a critical machine that supports our leadership positions in all segments of our business. The upgrade…

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UPM is spending £5.65 million ($8.52 million) on a new condensing turbine power plant at its Shotton mill near Liverpool in the UK. Construction work has already started and the company expects the turbine to be operational in the first quarter of 2017. The plant will generate about 4.8 MW…

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Burgo stopped production on the two machines at its Duino lightweight coated (LWC) paper mill in northeastern Italy on November 23, but plans to restart them today. Burgo was forced to stop production on both PMs to minimize any environmental risk and avoid any impact on the quality of products…

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GS Group opens Sudoma sawmill in Dedovichi, Pskov region, Russia. The plant specialization – production of environmentally friendly wood building materials – is unique for Russia. The general investor the GS Group holding company invested over 1.842 billion rubles ($28.3 million) into the project, as the company said in the…

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Phaunos Timber Fund Limited ("Phaunos") confirms a forward pulpwood sale agreement for Pradera Roja which will realise total payments of $2.4 million. The agreement is based on Pradera Roja receiving up-front payments for eucalypt pulpwood that will be harvested up to 2022, as the company says in the press release…

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The SC paper machine PM 10 at Laakirchen Papier is scheduled to re-start on 16 December 2015 following downtime for repairs to fix the damage caused by a fire on 24 September, announced Heinzel Group, the parent company of the Austrian magazine paper producer. This start-up comes earlier than expected…

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Komatsu Forest provides service and sales in Switzerland again after the merge of Mahler AG and Robert Aebi Landtechnik AG. Komatsu Forest's new partner in Switzerland is INTRASS AG, with headquartered in Rottenschwil, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The owner Mark Intrass has…

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Prices have moved downward on the French recovered paper market in November. While the ordinary grades were not affected this time, some deinking and high grades became cheaper. Some deinking grades as well as higher grades of recovered paper became cheaper during November on the French recovered paper market. Peak…

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China's Shan Dong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co said on Monday it would spend about $1.36 billion to build a pulp mill in the United States in its first investment outside the country. The facility is expected to break ground in 2016 and start operations in 2018, Sun Paper…

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Kadant Inc., announced it received an order totaling approximately $3 million from a tissue producer in Latin America for a fiber processing line to produce pulp from virgin fiber and recycled “mill broke” fiber. The turnkey project features Kadant’s new compact fiber processing system concept designed specifically for virgin fiber…