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  • China’s Sun Paper gets hot dispersing units

    China’s Shandong Sun Paper Industry has ordered hot dispersing units for some new recycled machines at its Zoucheng mill in Shandong province. The equipment, provided by Swedish supplier Cellwood Machinery, will be delivered in 2018. The units will equip two new units planned for the mill: PM More

  • China’s Ningxia Jiamei gets two TMs in Wuzhong

    Ningxia Jiamei Paper will install two new 20,000 tonne/yr tissue machines at its mill in Wuzhong city, in northwest China’s Ningxia autonomous region. The producer has placed orders for the production lines from Guangdong Baotuo Science and Technology, a newly formed company created by Chinese supplier Baotuo More

  • Rengo creates new Thai firm for packaging sales

    Japan’s Rengo has announced the establishment of a packaging sales company in Thailand, jointly owned in equal shares by its subsidiaries Howa Sangyo and Nihon Matai. The former produces flexible packaging while the latter produces heavy duty packaging. The new firm, Howa Matai Packaging (Thailand), will handle More

  • Guangxi Tianlifeng starts new TM in Nanning, China

    Guangxi Tianlifeng has started trial runs on a new tissue machine at its sole mill in Nanning city, Guangxi autonomous region, in southwest China. The first sheet of paper rolled off the TM last week. The unit, provided by Shanghai Qingliang Industry, has a width of 3.5 More

  • YFY starts test runs on 300,000 tonne/yr recycled fluting BM in Taiwan

    Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has kicked off trial runs on a 300,000 tonne/yr recycled fluting machine at its Hsin Wu mill in Taoyuan municipality, Taiwan. Commercial production is scheduled for the end of Q2. The unit, PM 3, is being fine-tuned and a new cogeneration plant at More

  • APRIL, Asia Symbol hike international UWF paper prices

    Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) and its Chinese affiliate Asia Symbol have announced their intention to increase international uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper export prices by $30-40/tonne on orders from next month. The firms ascribed the increases to recent pulp price rises. According to Asia Symbol, domestic Chinese More

  • China’s potential mixed paper ban rocks the market; RCP prices bounce

    Talk of the Chinese government banning mixed paper imports from the USA, Europe and possibly Australia from early June due to environmental concerns has sent a shock wave through the international recovered paper (RCP) market and through the Chinese industry. The government-owned news agency Xinhua reported that More

  • APP progresses in FSC talks; 1994 rule being reappraised

    Efforts by Indonesian pulp producer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to re-associate with the Germany-based non-profit certification organization Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are bearing some fruit, both bodies have announced. After disassociating itself from APP in December 2007, last year the FSC announced that it would participate More

  • Copy paper from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand gets Australian tariffs

    The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has accepted recommendations from the trade authorities to charge protectionist duties on copy paper imports from Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. Copy paper imports from China will see countervailing duties (CVDs) of 7%. The only exceptions to that are More

  • India’s BILT gets loans to ensure working capital but operations unclear

    Ballarpur Industries (BILT) has announced success in getting loans to secure adequate working capital for its Indian and Malaysian activities. The firm had seen downgrades by rating agencies over the possibility of default over recent months. BILT stated its has already got a disbursal of Rupee 2 More