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New Report: Dissolving Pulp Market Trends and Opportunities, 2017-2022 (9/14/2017)

The major dissolving pulp market (North America, China, Europe, Japan, RoW, etc.) is analyzed, with data including market size, import and export, and sale segment market by product type and applications.

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Sappi Ngodwana Mill to Install New Valmet Evaporation Line (3/06/2017)

Valmet, Finland, will supply an evaporation line to Sappi Southern Africa Ltd. to be built at the company's pulp mill in Ngodwana, South Africa. The new evaporation line 3 will replace the existing line 1, and will meet the future needs of the mill's ongoing pulp production capacity expansion, together with existing evaporation line 2 that was upgraded by Valmet in 2013. The overall steam economy of the mill will also improve with this investment.

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Kraton Increases Price for Global Tall Oil Fatty Acids (3/01/2017)

Kraton Corp., Houston, Texas, USA, a global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, this week announced a general price increase of $120 per metric ton for the SYLFAT™ by Arizona Chemical Tall Oil Fatty Acids (TOFA) product line.

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Global Cellulose Fiber Market to Grow at 10% CAGR by 2021 (9/20/2017)

Global cellulose fiber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 10% through 2021 in new market report released this week.

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Construction of Sun Bio Dissolving Pulp Mill in Arkansas to Begin by Year End (9/13/2017)

New dissolving pulp mill will produce viscose grade dissolving pulp for conversion primarily to rayon. It will employ some 250 people after startup in 2020-2021.  

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Fortress Paper Reports Auxiliary System Failure at Dissolving Pulp Mill (9/25/2017)

Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Qué., Canada , experiences a burst in a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system relating to one of its recovery boilers.

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U.S. Kraft Paper Producers Hike Multiwall Kraft Paper Prices $30/Ton (3/07/2017)

According to a report this week by RISI, Boston, Mass., USA, major U.S. multiwall kraft paper producers have announced $30/ton price increases for North American customers, effective April 1, following an earlier $30-50/ton price hike on bag and sack grades that went into effect  Feb. 15 - March 1, 2017.

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Weyerhaeuser Sells Uruguay Timberlands, Manufacturing Business to BTG Pactual (9/06/2017)

BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group acquired more than 300,000 acres in Uruguay for $402 million in cash.

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Canfor Pulp Announces Northwood, Taylor Pulp Mill Energy Projects (8/01/2017)

Northwood project will install a new 32 MW condensing turbo-generator for an estimated cost of $65 million. Taylor project will upgrade the refining line for an estimated cost of $40 million.

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Fibria’s New Três Lagoas Pulp Mill Starts up Ahead of Schedule (8/29/2017)

Company advances delivery of second production line by three weeks and consolidates its global leadership in the sector.

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Georgia-Pacific to Sell Pine Chemicals Business to Ingevity (8/22/2017)

Sell of business for $315 million includes certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., mill. 

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Andritz to Supply Biomass-Fired Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boiler to Pori Energia (2/01/2018)

Equipment and technologies supplied by Andritz are essential parts of a high-efficiency biomass power plant for supply of green energy to the national grid.

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Coldenhove Installs New Pulper (8/29/2017)

Paper mill in the Netherlands replaces 25-year old pulper with new unit that ensures a 30% increase in production with consistently high quality.

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Tembec Develops Very High Viscosity Specialty Cellulose Pulp (8/22/2017)

New grade, known as Biofloc XV20, is being produced at Tembec’s Tartas Specialty Cellulose Mill in France.

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SCA Names Enander New Business Area President, Pulp (4/02/2018)

Kristina Enander takes on her new position as of Nov. 1, 2018. She succeeds Åke Westberg, who will retire from SCA.

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Södra Increasing NBSK Pulp Prices in Europe to $1,090 per Metric Ton (2/07/2018)

Price hike becomes effective with shipments beginning Feb. 1, 2018.

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Rayonier Announces Acquisitions in U.S. South Coastal Atlantic Markets (3/20/2017)

Rayonier Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., USA, has entered into three transactions with separate sellers to acquire approximately 95,100 acres of high-quality industrial timberlands located in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $217 million, or $2,280 per acre. The Acquisitions are comprised of highly productive timberlands located in some of the strongest timber markets in the U.S. South, primarily along the I-95 coastal corridor near Savannah, Ga.

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Estonia Investor Group Plans to Build EUR 1 Billion Pulp Mill (3/28/2017)

A group of Estonian investors have unveiled plans to build a new pulp mill under an investment worth some EUR 1 billion, according to a report this week by Pulpapernews.com. The investors reportedly have applied for permission to launch the investment to the Estonian Ministry of Finance.

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Rayonier, Tembec Announce Antitrust Clearance from China (8/14/2017)

China clears, without condition, transaction involving Rayonier’s acquisition of Tembec.

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