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U.S. containerboard production in September 2016 was 2% higher compared to September 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to August 2016 was 1.4% lower, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The containerboard operating rate for September increased to 97.4%, while the year-to-date operating…

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After years of standstill, production of deinked pulp at Ecocis in France was started in June. Now, production is down again. The company is in receivership. French deinked pulp manufacturer Ecocis is in receivership. A spokesperson of Springwater Capital, the majority holder of Ecocis, said it had applied for receivership…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an upgrade order from Sappi North America for a high-capacity debarking line and woodyard equipment to be installed at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. The new line will further reduce wood losses and enhance the mill’s reliability and performance. Commissioning of the new…

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Idaho Forest Group (IFG) and Tri-Pro Forest Products have entered into a custom remanufacturing agreement whereas Tri-Pro will use its expertise in value added production at its remanufacturing facility located in Oldtown, Idaho to exclusively produce specialty products for IFG. IFG assumes all procurement, inventory, and sales and marketing of…

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The market balance for publication paper in Europe is favourable with modest demand declines and reduced supply due to capacity closures, according to Norske Skog. The company will seek price hikes for all publication papers products in 2017. Norske Skog is still committed to realising the tissue project at the…

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There is currently strong demand on the market for kraft packaging paper in Germany. However, prices have remained stable. The market for kraft packaging paper is benefiting from the ongoing discussion about the replacement of plastic in packaging. Producers and converters report steady good market development. The ordering activity at…

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Two Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $65 million to build a state of the art sawmill in Demopolis, Alabama, that will create 55 jobs initially and a total of 95 eventually. Two Rivers Lumber is a new operation, and this is the company’s first mill. The new mill will…

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Zeochem, a subsidiary of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG (the holding company of the CPH Group), has acquired a 5,400-square-meter industrial site in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. “At Zeochem’s new site we will manufacture molecular sieve powders…

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Valmet has developed a totally new concept for quality oriented process control of corrugating machines. This includes cost- and space-efficient Valmet IQ Multipoint Moisture Measurement system and a new camera based Valmet IQ Warp Measurement for the combined board flatness control. Previously, corrugating machine process control has been based on…

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SKF’s industry leading lubrication technology and system engineering support is being used to help ensure optimal operational performance on the world's first next generation bioproduct mill. The groundbreaking mill, which is being built by Metsä Fibre in Äänekoski, Finland, will use 100% of the raw materials and run solely on…