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Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
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Russian company Sibirskiy Les (Sibles) has announced it intends to start up its new pulp mill in Krasnoyarsk in 2022. The facility will be able to produce 930,000 tpy of bleached pulp and will cost roughly €1.5bn. The company says it does not expect to utilise government funds. The investor…

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With the aim of strengthening its paper recycling business in India, Japan Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. has established OVOL Fibre Solution India Private Limited (“OFSI”) in a joint venture with Papyrus Recycling Private Limited, with the new company having now commenced operations. The establishment of OFSI will enable the…

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Cellwood to supply a pulper installation to Södra Cell Mörrum Sweden, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The Board of Directors of Södra decided to invest SEK 1 billion ($113.4 million) in the pulp mill at Mörrum, Sweden. The investment is the second stage…

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A new four-year tentative agreement has been reached between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing approximately 750 workers in British Columbia, Canada. “This agreement achieves the pattern bargaining goals that Unifor set for the western pulp sector, which is helping to raise standards across the board,” said Unifor National President Jerry…

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Hamburger Containerboard announces a one week downtime for its PM3 in Pitten, Austria, due to general maintenance work. In total the company will reduce its outpout by about 3,000 tonnes of brown containerboard. The Hamburger Containerboard Division operates seven paper mills in four countries with 2 million tonnes of produced…

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Glatfelter held the grand opening of its state-of-the-art airlaid facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas which began operations earlier this year. This is Glatfelter’s first newly-constructed facility and Advanced Airlaid Materials’ first facility located within the United States. It is the Company’s third airlaid facility in total, and complements its facilities…

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The ANDRITZ PrimeLine Tissue Innovation and Application Center (PrimeLineTIAC) in Graz, Austria, has developed very successfully since its official launch in March 2018. Many international and renowned customers from the pulp and paper industry as well as from research laboratories and universities have visited the world’s most modern research center…

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Iggesund Paperboard, a subsidiary within the Holmen group, is currently implementing efficiency measures to secure an efficient business and safeguard the long-term profitability of Iggesund Mill. The redundancies are part of an efficiency package aimed at improving production capacity and reducing costs. Local negotiations with the affected employee organisations will…

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Appvion completes the sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets to a group of its lenders led by Franklin Advisers, Inc. The transaction will significantly reduce Appvion’s debt, provide additional liquidity, and better position the Company to compete long-term in the evolving specialty paper market and further invest in…

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. announces an investment of over $500 million that includes construction of a new recycled paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin and an expansion of the company’s shipping container division – a project expected to create 200 jobs throughout the state. The new state-of-the-art recycled paper mill…

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