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Production is running again at Munksjö's specialty paper mill in France. Employees had downed tools for ten days. The employees at Munksjö's specialty paper mill Rottersac in France are back to work. The Filpac CGT union reported that after a strike of ten days starting on 2 January operations were…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the rebuild of a sludge screw press at Stora Enso’s Anjala paper mill in Anjalankoski, Finland. The turnkey upgrade of the sludge screw press, which has been out of operation for the past few years, included dismantling of the baskets and shaft, rebuild…

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Stora Enso has initiated a process with the Government of Guangxi with the target to remove the authorisation for the hardwood chemical pulp mill from its investment permit. Stora Enso has previously announced that it considers building a chemical pulp mill at its Beihai Mill site, once the consumer board…

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sun Paper Holding Lao Co. Ltd. to supply main production technologies and equipment for a new pulp mill located in the city of Xepon, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Start-up is expected in mid-2018. The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes: • main process…

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Valmet will supply a new evaporation plant, a combustion plant for gases generated in the production process and related automation systems for Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill in Novodvinsk, Russia. The delivery will be part of execution of the second stage of the mill`s priority investment project Reconstruction of Board…

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Alizay paper mill produces uncoated woodfree offset and office paper and recycled copy paper. The decision to temporarily halt paper production was triggered by high inventory levels, according to Filpac CGT trade union. Following roughly six weeks of downtime, the uncoated woodfree paper mill in Alizay, France, owned by Thai…

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Fine paper producer Lecta confirms that it has engaged advisors to explore a potential strategic corporate transaction. However, no formal decision has been made at this time, the company explained in a press release. The company made the statement as a response to recent press articles in relation to a…

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HOLTEC received a further big order from Kronospan for a wood yard in Russia. The Kronospan group will invest about Euro 600 million in its Russian wood based material sites over the next three years, as HOLTEC says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. This includes extensions of…

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More recycled corrugated case material manufacturers are set to increase their prices for brown paper grades. The companies cite current good demand as the main reason for price hikes. In January, several European containerboard manufacturers have announced price hikes for brown recycled corrugated case material. Paper mils are asking for…

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Coated fine paper market needs consolidation, market insiders say Private equity company CVC Capital Partners, owner of coated fine paper producer Lecta, has reportedly hired Bank UBS of Switzerland either to sell its stake in the company or to float it on the Spanish stock market, according to reports from…