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  • Sichuan Xilong Biomass Material starts up tissue machine in China

    Sichuan Xilong Biomass Material, formerly known as Sichuan Xilong Paper, started up a new 15,000 tonne/yr tissue machine last month at its mill in Meishan city in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan. Provided by Chinese supplier Baotuo Paper Machinery Engineering, the unit has a trim width of More

  • China’s Shantou Piaohe Paper orders new TM for mill in Guangdong

    Shantou Piaohe Paper has ordered a new 12,000 tonne/yr tissue machine for its sole mill in Shantou city, in China’s southern province of Guangdong. The company has signed up Chinese supplier Baotuo Paper Machinery Engineering to provide the unit. It will have a trim width of 2.86 More

  • Baoding Gangxing to put up two new tissue machines in Hebei, China mill

    China’s Baoding Gangxing Paper has recently ordered two new tissue machines to be installed at its sole mill in Baoding city, Hebei province. Kawanoe Zoki has been signed up to provide the units. One has a capacity of 17,000 tonnes/yr with a trim width of 2.76 m More

  • Daio unveils takeover of Nisshinbo paper business in Japan

    Daio Paper has announced that it is taking over the entire paper production business of fellow Japanese firm Nisshinbo Holdings through a share transfer worth about ¥25 billion. The latter operates four mills in Japan, producing tissue, specialty paper and other paper products. Two in Shizuoka prefecture More

  • Sun Paper files for DP permits for US mill, makes orders for Laos swing pulp plant

      China’s Sun Paper is applying for permits for its planned pulp and bio-refining mill in Arkansas, USA, as a dissolving pulp (DP) facility. It had previously announced the facility would produce fluff pulp. The firm intends to keep its options open on what specific grade will More

  • Financial results from leading Japanese companies mostly in the black

    All of the large Japanese paper and board (P&B) firms surveyed saw improvements in their operating incomes during the last nine months of 2016 in relation to the same period of 2015. Nevertheless, many firms pointed to international uncertainties even as demand climbed in Japan at the More

  • Suppliers push for pulp rises of $20-40/tonne in China amid tight supply

    Suppliers have slated price hikes of $20-40/tonne for market pulp across the board in China, on the back of strong demand and surging resale pulp prices in the domestic market. The planned rises for March deliveries include $30-40/tonne for bleached softwood kraft (BSK) pulp, $30/tonne for bleached More

  • Robust demand prompts Long Chen to accelerate China containerboard expansion

    Taiwan’s Long Chen Paper has decided to accelerate its recycled containerboard capacity expansions in China. The company is building a 1.5 million tonne/yr greenfield board mill in Songzi in China’s central province of Hubei. It is also putting up supply chain facilities in the province, which include More

  • Daio Paper looking to buy Japanese tissue mills

    Daio Paper has announced that it is in talks to take over the tissue production activities of fellow Japanese firm Nisshinbo Holdings. The latter operates four mills in Japan. Two, both in Shizuoka prefecture, produce tissue, with its Fuji facility operated by subsidiary Tokai Seishi able to More

  • Taison Group gets rewinders for new Jiujiang TMs

    China’s Taison Group has recently ordered four tissue rewinders from A. Celli for its greenfield mill in Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province. Their installation will be completed within the calendar year. The order is part of the Taison Group’s tissue expansion scheme in Jiangxi. It has also signed More