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After cutting back on purchases in August and September, Chinese paper mills were buying heavily again in November, at least OCC, bringing prices up again. High volatility seems to be the only constant in the British OCC market this year. After peaking in mid-November, the OCC export market prices cooled…

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Södra has selected Ledinek as supplier of the equipment for the cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility that Södra has decided to build at Värö. In mid-September, Södra decided to invest in a small CLT facility adjacent to Södra’s sawmill at Värö. The facility will have an annual capacity of about 5,000…

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UPM Raflatac is introducing to the European market a unique lifecycle approach called Forest Positive along with RAFNXT+, a next-generation solution for sustainable packaging. Forest Positive brings significant benefits for nature because it not only ensures net zero deforestation, but is also proven to promote biodiversity, improve water quality, and…

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Voith Paper concluded the start-up of the new XcelLine VTM 3 tissue machine it has supplied to US tissue and specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corporation. The new machine has replaced the company’s old PM 3 at its Shawano production facility in Wisconsin. All of the new VTM 3’s technologies…

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With the maxim “the chemistry is right”, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) is launching the independently quality-assured EPAL CP pallets at its press conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. This expands EPAL’s existing and highly successful load carrier portfolio with nine more quality-assured wooden load carriers in order to play a…

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The new contamination standard for imports of recovered paper and board (RCP) is to enter into force on 1 March next year. China has proposed adopting new regulation on waste paper and board imported as raw material, setting the contaminants cap at 0.5%. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been…

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Due to continuing input cost increases and unsustainable profit levels, Sappi is forced to continue passing on this cost inflation by increasing its Woodfree grades prices by 6-8% effective on deliveries from January 1st 2018 for all European markets. This follows previous announcements made for its LWC and MWC grades.…

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New recycled containerboard capacities are emerging everywhere. Pratt Industries has decided to build a new mill in the state of Ohio which is to add 360.000 tpy of corrugated case material capacity to the market. Pratt Industries Inc, one of the major US recycling, paper and corrugated packaging companies and…

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WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced a planned investment in its Florence, South Carolina kraft linerboard mill that will significantly increase the mill’s efficiency, quality and service levels. The $410 million investment over two years will include installing a 330” state-of-the-art kraft linerboard machine…

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Italy's tissue paper and products company Lucart eyes growth in the away-from-home (AFH) segment in Spain and Portugal. Lucart Group has won the bidding process to acquire the manufacturing assets of the insolvent Spanish tissue manufacturer and converter Grupo CEL Technologies & Systems SLU (CEL). Two other companies- the Chilean…

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