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A paper producer near Barcelona belonging to Spanish corrugated packaging group Grupondunova will modernise its paper machine and increase capacities of recycled corrugated case material. Spanish corrugated case material producer Matías Gomá Tomás is planning to modernise its paper machine in order to increase capacities. Engineering company Valmet reported it…

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Valmet will deliver key technology for a new green field dissolving pulp mill to Sun Paper's new investment in Laos. The mill site, Muang Phin, is located in the southern province of Savanakhet. The target is to start pulp production during the 2nd quarter of 2018. The order is included…

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Volga successfully passed four audits for compliance with requirements of international FSC standards, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. FSC standard (Forest Stewardship ?ouncil) is one of the most popular and well-known standards in the market for forest and paper products. Since January 2013,…

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Coillte opens Euro 59 million Medite SmartPly manufacturing facility in Belview, Waterford Port, Co. Kilkenny. Medite SmartPly, part of Coillte Group, manufactures and supplies innovative and sustainable wood panel products to customers throughout Europe. In 2016 a Euro 59 million upgrade of the plant was completed securing it as one…

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Burgo Group announced, in the integrated mill of Burgo Ardennes, the conclusion of a large project aimed at replacing fuel oil used to power the boilers of Virton paper mill in Belgium with natural gas. The project, which costs Euro 9 million, has an important environmental value, since it will…

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Precision Paper Converters (PPC) announced the $5.8 million expansion of its facility in Kaukauna, Wisconsin and installation of a state-of-the-art facial tissue interfolder and cartoner. The Bretting interfolder, named “VARiUM”, is the first of its kind in North America and the patent pending technology allows for variable cutoff lengths and…

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Valmet has received an order for a board machine capacity increase upgrade and a three year paper machine clothing agreement from Matías Gomá Tomás S.A.'s board mill in La Riba, Catalonia, Spain. The delivery of the capacity increase project is scheduled to take place by the end of 2016 and…

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Manufacturers are pushing for price hikes for printing and writing paper in order to compensate for result losses related to weak Pound sterling. On the UK market, the New Year is typically expected to dawn with price increases for fine papers connected to the weak pound Sterling. Even though the…

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IPUSA and Cellwood Machinery has signed an agreement for delivery of a Grubbens high consistency pulper type HCP and a Grubbens reject separator type GRS. This pulping system will allow for increased usage of waste paper and improve the flexibility in IPUSA´s process. Cellwood Machinery develops, manufactures and supplies machinery…

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ABB has launched L&W Freeness Online, a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling key quality variables - Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) and Schopper-Riegler (SR) - in paper stock preparation. This helps pulp and paper customers to save production costs by reducing energy consumption through elimination…