VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Feb. 25, 2014 (Press Release) - At their meeting on 24 February, Södra's board of directors made the decision to invest SEK 4 billion (around USD 610 million) to implement a major expansion of the pulp mill in Värö. Work is now starting to increase the current production capacity of 425,000 tpy to 700,000 tpy of pulp. This will make the mill one of the biggest in the world in terms of softwood sulphate pulp production.Read more
REMSHALDEN, Germany and AALST, Belgium, Feb. 26, 2014 (Press Release) - With the official start of production, "Blue Paper " - a joint venture of the Klingele group (D) and the VPK Packaging Group (B) - has successfully realised this difficult and ambitious project. During a construction period of about one year the former UPM newspaper factory in Strasbourg was converted into a state-of-the-art production site for the manufacture of lightweight paper for corrugated board packaging.Read more
SINGAPORE, Feb. 26, 2014 (RISI) - Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) has unveiled plans to cut production of 200,000 tonnes of mixed hardwood (MHW) pulp at its Kerinci complex on the Indonesian island of Sumatra over the first half of this year.
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HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2014 (Press Release) - Stora Enso is planning to invest EUR 28 million in modernising and developing Murow Sawmill in Poland to increase its capacity and improve its competitiveness. Stora Enso also plans permanent closure of Sollenau Sawmill in Austria.Read more
LUCCA, Italy, Feb. 14, 2014 (Press Release) - Forest Papir of Hungary has started up a technologically advanced new converting line supplied by Futura. The line was officially inaugurated at a ceremony at the company's Lábatlan headquarters in December.
Dedicated to roll products, the Futura installation comprises the usual key converting elements and includes a JOI embosser. The investment will allow Forest Papir to expand its range of roll products, enhance quality and increase production flexibility.Read more
SPOKANE, WA, Feb. 17, 2014 (Business Wire) - Clearwater Paper Corporation today announced the permanent and immediate closure of its Long Island, N.Y., tissue converting and distribution facility.Read more
LUCCA, Italy, Feb. 17, 2014 (Press Release) - The Italian Tissue Machinery manufacturer Toscotec have been awarded a contract to deliver a major rebuild to the Spanish mill of ECOFIBRAS ARANGUREN SL., in Aranguren, Zalla Bizkaia - Spain. The rebuild has been designed to reconfigure the existing TM#5 tissue machine into Crescent Former configuration.Read more
ARMENTIERES, France, Jan. 31, 2014 (Press Release) - Bekaert Solaronics received an important order from APP for the rebuilt of the drying equipment on PM11 at PT PabrikKertas Tjiwi Kimia, Tbk, Indonesia.
The objective of the investment is to replace the existing infrared equipment by a new GemDryer® for coat drying behinda film press. This systemwill increase significantly the infrared power of the existing equipment thanks to the use of the Gem12+ emitters which ensure perfect quality and provide high drying power as well as a long lifetime.Read more