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Brazil's Fibria SA, the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, reported third-quarter net income of 32 million reais ($10 million) on Monday, reversing a loss of 601 million reais a year earlier. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, a gauge of operating profit known as EBITDA, fell by half…

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Norbord Inc. has reached an agreement with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) to exchange OSB mills in Quebec, Canada. Norbord will swap ownership of its mill in Val-d'Or, Quebec for LP's OSB mill in Chambord, Quebec. Both mills have been curtailed for a number of years, as the company says in the…

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The latest earthquake in Central Italy damaged one of Fedrigoni's paper mills. The earthquake that hit the Macerata province in Italy on 26 October also destroyed parts of Fedrigoni's paper mill in Pioraco. According to several media reports, the mill's roof collapsed, damaging the machinery. A company spokesperson estimated that…

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SVEZA group affirmed its right to use an FSC accredited GFA Certification GmbH Supply Chain certificate of conformity. SVEZA is committed to responsible usage of natural resources and highly controls their origin and quality, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. SVEZA received the FSC…

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Stora Enso installs Savcor Wedge at its pulp and paper mill in Oulu, Finland. The overall aim is to provide real-time and long-term history information for the mill personnel covering mill wide process data combining several source systems, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.…

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Latvijas Finieris opens a new impregnation plant in Riga, Latvia. Its construction was started at the end of previous year. The new plant will employ a modern and environmentally friendly technology for producing impregnated paper with a higher added value, as the company says in the press release received by…

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A new high consistency bleaching system was started up according to plan at Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden on September 19, 2016. The start-up was smooth and the 48 hours test run was approved. The bleaching system is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at…

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LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH has contracted Voith to reconstruct its PM11 comprehensively to become its future PM5, as well as a new OCC stock preparation and an extension of the DIP facility in its LEIPA plant in Schwedt, Germany. While the PM11 is currently producing 280,000 metric tons of newsprint…

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U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8% in September 2016 compared to September 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory decreased 4% from August levels. Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 8% year-over-year in September, after recording three year-over-year increases in 2016. UFS imports increased 18% year-over-year in August with exports increasing…

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Against the backdrop of the newest decrease of the pound against the euro, newsprint manufacturers aim for a higher increase on the British market than in continental Europe. British prices were currently among the lowest throughout Europe and had to be brought into line with others, they said. In some…