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Fortress Completes Sale of Lebel-sur-Quévillon Pulp Mill, Sawmill Assets (7/28/2016)

Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd. and Fortress Lumber Corp. have successfully closed the asset purchase agreement (APA) entered into with LSQ Energy L.P. and LSQ Development, L.P. (Purchaser), previously announced on June 23, 2016.

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Fortress to Make Major Investment in Birch Project at Dissolving Pulp Mill (11/15/2016)

Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced a major investment to advance its strategic project of utilizing birch to manufacture dissolving pulp at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill located in Thurso, Qué. Birch trees grow abundantly across Canada and are considered an underutilized species of tree. The project will ensure a better use of the mixed forest in the local region, increase economic activity, and result in other ancillary economic benefits.


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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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Neucel Considering Restart of Port Alice Dissolving Pulp Mill (11/29/2016)

Unifor Local 514 has voted overwhelmingly in favor of entering into discussions with the Neucel specialty cellulose (dissolving pulp) mill (shut down since March 2015) in Port Alice, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Neucel has recently been looking at ways to cut financial costs during the pulp mill's production curtailment, and it made a request to the 514 union to reopen the five-year collective agreement that was signed back in 2013, according to an article this past week in the North Island Gazette.

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Andritz to Upgrade Bleaching System for Cartulinas CMPC (11/29/2016)

Andritz has received an order from Cartulinas CMPC S.A in Maule, Chile, to upgrade the complete bleaching system at its mill in, Maule, Chile, which processes 100% radiata pine for the production of softwood BTMP (bleached thermo-mechanical pulp). Start-p of the upgraded bleaching system is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Volga to Install Andritz ATMP System at Pulp Mill in Russia (9/21/2016)

Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhegorodskaya oblast, Russia, to deliver a complete state-of-the-art ATMP (Advanced Thermo-mechanical Pulp) line, which will process 100% spruce for the production of softwood pulp. Startup of the new line, which will be combined with existing equipment, is scheduled for 2019.

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PT OKI Selects BTG Lignin Management, Inline Sensors for New Fiberline (9/19/2016)

PT OKI is installing BTG (U.K.) inline sensors and analyzers at its world-class new fiberline in Indonesia.

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Hardwood Chip Prices at Record Low, Softwood Prices Highest in Seven Months (8/03/2016)

Global trade of hardwood chips have trended upward for six years and totaled almost 24 million tons in 2015. By far, the two largest wood chip-importing markets are Japan and China, both countries with limited forest resources to supply the pulp industry with sufficient wood fiber.

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Metsä Fibre Sells Metsä-Botnia Metsät to Dasos Capital Forestry Fund (8/18/2016)

Metsä Fibre Oy, part of Metsä Group, Finland, has sold the entire share capital of Metsä-Botnia Metsät Oy to a fund managed by Dasos Capital Oy, Finland. Metsä-Botnia Metsät owns land and water areas of about 34,000 hectares.

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FPInnovations and Auburn University Sign Technology MOU (9/27/2016)

FPInnovations, Canada, and Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, through its Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering (AC-PABE), this week announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a partnership to introduce and implement FPInnovations’ Near-Neutral Brightening (NNB) technology and other technical services to the forest products industry in Alabama, and over time to the broader U.S. Southeast.

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Twin Rivers Paper Achieves PEFC Chain of Custody Certification (9/29/2016)

Company adds PEFC chain of custody certification, a third-party standard focused on sustainable fiber sourcing.

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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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Grand Forks Straw Pulp Plant Construction Could Start in 2017 (8/25/2016)

According to a report this morning by the Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, N.D., USA, construction of a new straw pulp plant in north Grand Forks could start next year. Hua Sun, COO of North American Green Pulp, said his group is working on financing the project. He hopes to be operational after the 2017 harvest season.

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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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Export Value of N.A. Logs Continues to Decline (8/30/2016)

Exportation of wood products from the North American west coast to Asia was fairly uneventful until 2010 when shipment of particularly logs from the U.S. and lumber from British Columbia took off to levels not seen for almost 20 years.

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U.S. Energy Department Funds Agenda 2020-Sponsored Project to Increase Fiber Yield (8/31/2016)

An Agenda 2020 (Washington, D.C., USA)-sponsored effort to improve pulping is among 13 projects designated for $3.8 million total funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through a program designed to spur the use of high-performance supercomputers to increase U.S. industrial energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts.

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Nippon Paper to Install Valmet Advanced Process Controls, Analyzers at Mill in Japan (7/13/2016)

Valmet, Finland, has received repeat orders for advanced process control systems and analyzers from Nippon Paper in Japan.

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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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N.A. Wood Fiber Prices Continue Downward Trend (11/17/2016)

North American wood fiber prices have trended downward for most of 2015 and 2016 with prices in the 3Q/16 being at their lowest levels in more than two years, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA.


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UPM Interested in New Pulp Mill in Uruguay if Infrastructure Improves (7/20/2016)

According to a report today (July 20, 2016) by Merco Press (Montevideo, Uruguay), UPM, (Helsinki, Finland), which already has a plant in Uruguay, announced it will commence discussions with the Uruguayan government on the development of logistics infrastructure for a possible mounting of another mill.

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