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Stable Wood Fiber Costs, Rising Market Pulp Prices Boost Producer Profits (4/02/2018)

Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) increased for the third consecutive quarter to reach $89.08/odmt in the 4Q/17, 4.0% higher than in the same quarter in 2016.

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Asian Woodchip Imports Declined in 2017, after 7 Years of Record Volumes (4/05/2018)

Even as demand may be peaking, supply challenges will persist, says 25th annual woodfiber trade review. 

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U.S. Timber Harvests Rise during Past Five Years (10/17/2016

Timber harvests in the U.S. have increased by 10% from 2011 to 2015 because of higher production of wood pellets, softwood lumber, and hardwood lumber, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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Action Group, India, Orders Valmet Defibrator System (10/13/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will deliver a new defibrator system to Action Group, India. The defibrator is an essential part of Action Group's new fiberboard line being built, and it will produce 28 tons per hour of bd (bone dry) fiber. Startup of the system is scheduled for September 2017. According to Valmet, an order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range EUR 1.5-5 million.

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Global Pulpwood Prices Rise (10/11/2016)

Wood fiber costs currently account for almost 60% of the cash costs when manufacturing wood pulp. Prices for both wood chips and pulp logs have trended downward for a long time, but this came to an abrupt halt in the 2Q/16 when the softwood price index rose 2.3% and the hardwood price index increased 3.7% from the 1Q/16, according to the latest Wood Resource Quarterly, Seattle, Wash., USA.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Investing EUR 27 Million to improve Financial, Environmental Performance (4/18/2018)

Company plans to increase pulp production capacity and improve environmental performance of the Billingfors pulp line, Sweden, and also to modernize the bailing line at Aspa pulp plant, Sweden.

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Prexair to Supply Oxygen to Fibria Celulose (10/12/2016)

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., USA, through its Brazilian subsidiary White Martins, has signed a long-term agreement expanding its supply of oxygen to Fibria Celulose S/A in Três Lagoas, Brazil. Fibria is the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, exporting the product to customers in more than 40 countries.

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DeZURIK Pump Control Valve Interface Protects Systems from Pressure Surges (10/21/2016)

DeZURIK/APCO/Hilton, Sartell, Minn., USA, reports ha its new ECB-CP Pump & Control Valve Interface for solenoid controlled valves is designed to provide control between the pump and pump control valve to minimize pressure surges in the fluid handling system when the pump starts and stops. The pre-programmed controller properly sequences and controls the pump and pump control valve startup and shutdown procedure, thereby protecting the pumping system from damage due to mechanical, hydraulic, or power failure.

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Fortress Extends Closing Date for Sale of Global Cellulose Mill (7/12/2016)

Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, reports that its wholly owned-subsidiaries, Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd. and Fortress Lumber Corp., have entered into an amendment to the previously announced asset purchase agreement with LSQ Energy L.P. and LSQ Development L.P. dated June 22, 2016 (the APA) relating to the sale of the Fortress Global Cellulose Mill assets, to extend the closing date of the APA to on or before July 29, 2016.

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SAICA Places Repeat Order for Andritz Sludge Dewatering Line at Spanish Mill (7/14/2016)

Andritz, Austria, reports that it has received an order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA) in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain, to supply a gravity table GT and a sludge screw press SCS.

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Bracell Completes $1.1 Billion Privatization (10/27/2016)

Bracell Ltd., Hong Kong, a global producer of specialty cellulose, this week announced that the $1.1 billion privatization by BHL Ltd. has been completed and its main board listing on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong was withdrawn after the market closed this past Monday (Oct. 24, 2016). During the last three years, the company has delivered total shareholder returns of 273%.


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Rottneros Starts up Valmet High Consistency Bleaching System (10/25/2016)

Rottneros, Sweden, has started up a new high consistency bleaching system according to plan at one of its two pulp mills in Sweden. The startup was smooth and the 48 hr. test run was approved.


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Navigator Cacia Pulp Mill Gets EIB Loan for Upgrade in Portugal (7/22/2016)

The European Investment Bank announced this past week that it is providing EUR 25 million to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the company.

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Kimberly-Clark Orders Andritz Rebuild of Wet Lap Plant in Germany (7/11/2016)

Andritz, Austria, has received an order from Kimberly-Clark GmbH to supply components for rebuild of the wet lap plant at its Coblenz mill in Germany. 

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Sun Paper Construction of New Arkansas Mill Delayed Six-Plus Months (7/25/2016)

China-based Sun Paper has delayed construction of its new bioproduct/pulp mill in Gum Springs, Clark County, Arkansas, near Arkadelphia, until at least the third quarter of 2017.

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SAICA Has Andritz Supply FibreFlow Drum Pulping System in Spain (7/18/2016)

Andritz, Austria) reported today (July 18, 2016) that the company has received a new order from S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa (SAICA), Zaragoza, Spain, to supply a new FibreFlow drum pulping system for the SAICA paper mill in El Burgo de Ebro, Spain.

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Argentina, Uruguay Gear up for Political Battle over 2 Million TPY UPM Mill (7/27/2016)

Old tensions are set to reignite between Argentina and Uruguay as the Tabaré Vázquez administration is eager to move forward with the construction of the third pulp mill in the country, raising concerns of environmental groups on both sides of the Uruguay River over its impact.

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Sappi Biotech Partners with CellMark to Boost Sales of Hansa Lignin Products (4/12/2017)

Sappi Ltd., South Africa, reports that its Biotech division has appointed CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech’s Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill.

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Recovering and Recycling Paper has Saved Energy (10/20/2016)

The recovery, or recycling, of paper and paperboard in the U.S. has increased from 34% of supply in 1990 to 67% of supply in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administation (EIA), Washington, D.C., USA. Most of this recovered paper is consumed in the U.S., but some is exported. Based on data from the American Forest and Paper AssociationAmerican Forest and Paper Association, domestic consumption of recovered paper at U.S. mills increased to 31 million tons in 2015, while net recovered paper exports increased to 21 million tons.

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INOVYN Chlorine Plant in Sweden to Install Valmet Automation (4/03/2017)

Valmet, Finland, will supply an automation system for INOVYN's chlorine plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, which plans to convert its chlorine plant from mercury to membrane technology. Being equipped with Valmet's automation technology will ensure that the plant has high process availability and operational efficiency.

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