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Total investment at the former Schweighofer Fiber mill in Hallein amounts to €60m. Dissolving pulp manufacturer Austrocel plans to invest approximately €60m to expand and diversify production at its Hallein plant in Austria. The investment project aims at increasing disolving pulp capacity from 150,000 to 170,000 by 2021. Modernisation and…

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The kraftliner mill Smurfit Kappa Piteå in Sweden is the first customer to install ContainerEye, a blue tidy container with a PulpEye cabinet equipped with modules for kappa number, crill, fibre and shives analyses. The ContainerEye is a turnkey delivery ready to connect with sample points, water, electricity and sewer.…

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U.S. containerboard production in March 2018 was up 3.5% compared to March 2017 and up 0.5% year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to February 2018 was 3.5 percent higher, as the American Forest& Paper Association reported. The containerboard operating rate was 97.4% or 0.7 percentage points higher than the…

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Smurfit Kappa has today announced the opening of its latest Experience Centre in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region in Russia, further expanding its network of expertise. The Smurfit Kappa Experience Centres provide a place for customers to get hands-on experience of how packaging impacts every step of the supply chain. With state-of-the-art…

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Nippon Paper Industries has announced price increase for kraft paper grades by a minimum of 15%, effective with shipments as of June 21, 2018. The company has worked on thorough cost reductions and strive to maintain product prices. However, the rise in manufacturing costs, including the increase in the prices…

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Smurfit Kappa continues to invest in its Facture Paper Mill to meet the growing demand for kraftliner grades in Europe. An upgrade of the mill, which is in South West France, was successfully completed in March following a three-week shutdown and included the implementation of a new pulp washing line,…

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Mondi says no decision has been made yet on the potential investment at the Stambolijski mill. Mondi group is mulling over a substantial expansion of its operations in Bulgaria. According to an announcement made by Bulgaria's Ministry of Economy, the group intends to spend more than €600m on building a…

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On April 12, in Zhengzhou (Henan Province, China), the Ilim Group conference was held, dedicated to increasing the supply of products to the region. The event was attended by top managers of the company and managers of 23 leading paper industry enterprises in Henan province with a total production capacity…

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After two corporate successful greenfield particle board projects – “Giriu Bizonas” in 2005 for Lithuania and “VMG-Mogilev” in Belarus 2010, Kalipedos Madiena (VMG) orders now the third complete plant at Siempelkamp in Krefeld, Germany. The new plant, which will be located in Akmene, in northeast of Lithuania, will be Europe’s…

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Modernisation work on the recovery boiler and production line is meant to be completed during the annual maintenance shut down next year. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is set to spend a total of €23m on modernising pulp production at the Swedish site in Billingfors. The company plans to rebuild the recovery boiler and…

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