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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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The GapCon high end Tissue machine EconSOFT ERS, installed in Papelera Samseng (Argentina), with its standalone Extended Nip Module EconPRESS NExT, the unique design in the tissue field, is operating over 1.550 mpm from almost a month. The first performance figures, in terms of dryness and bulk, are beyond expectations,…

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Lecta announces a price increase of 6-7% on all its 2 side CWF grades in sheets and reels. The increase will apply to European and overseas markets and will be effective on deliveries from June 19th, 2017, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The…

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Valmet will deliver dewatering equipment and an automatic pulper feed system to Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The order is part of the investment in a new board machine and rebuild of the existing pulp mill at the Gruvön site. The whole investment is the largest in the…

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Due to the persistent and steep raw materials cost increase, Italian chemicals supplier Mare announces a general price increase up to 20% for its wet strength resins and up to 15% for its sizing agent portfolio. Price increase will be effective immediately where allowed by existing contracts. Additional increases may…

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Andritz has received an order from Hunton Fiber AS to supply chip handling, pressurized refining equipment, and the chemical dosing system for its insulation production line at the mill in Gjørvik, Norway, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The new plant will be built…

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British prices for ordinary recovered paper grades have staged a marked recovery since the middle of April and have been climbing week after week since then. However, experts felt that there could be no talk of the situation "returning to normal." This was primarily because market players were waiting to…

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BillerudKorsnäs experienced a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön. The pulp line supplies the fluting machine PM6 with pulp and consequently no fluting from PM6 can currently be produced. The breakdown of the pulp line does not have an impact on the integrated…

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Sappi, Lecta and Scheufelen have announced another price increase for coated woodfree paper in Europe. Sappi has communicated its plan to raise coated and uncoated woodfree paper prices by €70/t or more from 15 June. The company blamed its decision on the ongoing increase in raw materials prices, especially for…

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International Technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd. to supply a total of five circulating fluidized bed boilers (Powerfluid) for utilization of in-house residual materials. The boilers will be installed at the company‘s locations in Taicang, Quanzhou, Yongxin, Chongqing, and Dongguan. Start-up is scheduled…

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