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Lecta has confirmed its stock exchange listing plans in Spain. The offering is expected to take place in the coming weeks. Specialty and coated fine paper manufacturer Lecta intends to float its shares on the Spanish stock exchange. The company, which is owned by the private equity firm CVC Capital…

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. reported 1Q 2017 net income of $10 million, compared to $21 million in 2016. 1Q 2017 pro forma net income was $10 million, compared to $15 million in 2016. Pro forma net income results for 2016 are adjusted primarily for the gain on debt extinguishment, as…

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Total U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 7% in April 2017 compared to April 2016. All four printing-writing grades posted year-over-year shipment declines in April, though the decline for coated free sheet was less than one-half of one percent. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% from March 2017, as the…

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WEPA Hygieneprodukte GmbH has signed a contract to acquire all shares in Van Houtum Group Holding B.V., located in the Netherlands. The contracting parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. This takeover would turn WEPA into a major player in the Away-from-Home (AfH) sector, with a turnover of…

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Price hikes in third-quarter deliveries are motivated by continuing increase in titanium dioxide and eucalyptus pulp prices, say industry representatives. Decor paper manufacturers are seeking to institute additional mark-ups in talks that are set to get under way in June for third-quarter deliveries. These new hikes will come on the…

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Production of semi-chemical pulp and fluting has been down since the breakdown of the digester on 16 May. Billerud Korsnäs has resumed production of semi-chemical pulp and fluting at its pulp and paper mill in Gruvön in Sweden. Production of SC fluting on PM 6 had to be suspended following…

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Local and state officials recently joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families to celebrate the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project after two years of construction. The project modernized and streamlined the mix of equipment in the mill’s recovery boiler system and now provides the mill with…

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The European Commission concluded that the deal raised no anti-trust concerns on the markets for folding cartons for beverages and for pharmaceutical products in Ireland and the UK. The European Commission (EC) has cleared the US paper and packaging company West Rock to take over specialty packaging manufacturer Multi Packaging…

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Valmet will supply an off-machine coater rebuild for Hansol Paper Co., Ltd., at its Shintanjin site in South Korea. The target of the rebuild is to convert the paper mill for thermal paper production, and to increase production and market share of high quality thermal grades. Today the off-machine coater…

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The Austrian paper manufacturer announced today a price increase by 8 % for supercalendered (SC) paper which is valid from 3rd July 2017.   The background of the price increase are higher costs for raw and auxiliary materials, says Thomas Krawinkler, Head Sales and Marketing bei Laakirchen Papier AG.  …

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