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Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, inaugurates its new pulp mill located in Ortigueira,…

MDF plant destined for Brazil

Placas do Brasil has ordered a THDF/MDF plant with an annual capacity of 300,000 m³. Start of operation is scheduled for end of 2017/early 2018. The order encompasses the complete…

Fortress Paper sells Lebel-sur-Quévillon mill

Nexolia Bioenergy Inc. is purchasing a non-operating pulp mill and sawmill located in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Qué., from Fortress Paper. The sale includes the buildings and equipment, as well as the energy…

Vrancart Adjud to invest over €43M in Romania

Romanian cardboard producer Vrancart Adjud has un-veiled plans to invest more than €43 million in the years 2016 to 2018 with the aim to modernise its production facilities, increase their…

Proposed acquisition of Gopaca in Portugal

DS Smith Plc has reached an agreement to acquire Gopaca. The business is a well-invested corrugated producer, located near Porto, Portugal and employs c. 135 people. The acquisition strengthens DS…

SCA to close tissue production plant in Spain

SCA will close its tissue production plant in Sant Joan de Mediona, Spain. The decision is aligned with the company’s strategy to optimize its geographic production footprint in order to…

Valmet targets to grow with improved profitability

Valmet’s mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable results. The company develops and supplies competitive process technology, services and automation to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet is…

Acquisition of Capstone Technology Corporation

Spectris plc the parent company of BTG has acquired Capstone Technology Corporation with operations in Vancouver and Seattle, USA. Capstone is a leading provider of software for process control optimization…

Finnish sawmills aim to double exports

Finnish sawmills intend to increase their exports to global markets over the next three years. Close to 20 Finnish sawmills are taking part in the Wood from Finland growth programme…

U.S. Containerboard production up 1.3% in May 2016

The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 1.3 percent higher compared to May 2015. The month-over-month average daily…

Domtar begins work for second co-gen unit

Domtar is investing of $36 million for the installation of a second biomass-based generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor mill in Quebec. This investment…

A green future for Mondi Świecie

Mondi’s modernisation plans for Świecie mill are on schedule. Investments to deliver environmental benefits and greater energy efficiency. The Green Świecie project at Mondi’s containerboard mill in Poland is one…

Ksenia Sosnina named CEO of ILIM Group

Ksenia Sosnina will take up the position of CEO of ILIM Group effective 16 June 2016. She replaces Franz Josef Marx, who has held this post for the past three…

Georgia-Pacific corrugated acquires Reliable Container

Georgia-Pacific continues to expand its corrugated packaging business with the acquisition of Southern California-based Reliable Container. The acquisition includes converting plants in Santa Fe Springs, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Terms…

Global Timber and wood products market update

Countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa imported 10% of internationally traded softwood lumber in 2015, with Sweden, Finland and Russia being the major supplying countries, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Over…

Unifor airs concerns about Howe Sound mill

A union representing workers at Paper Excellence’s Howe Sound mill is making public its concerns about practices at the pulp mill. Scott Doherty, executive assistant to Unifor’s national president, claimed…

Fortress Paper signs lease deal for Swiss mill

Fortress Paper has entered into a purchase agreement for the sale and leaseback of its lands and buildings related to the company’s security paper business in Landqart, Switzerland. The lands…

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