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  • RISI’s LA Conference program is available

    RISI has released the preliminary program of its 12 th Annual Latin American Conference, which will take place on Aug. 14-16, 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Renaissance Hotel. At the conference, delegates will immerse themselves in all aspects of the forest products industry to understand More

  • Fibria sets new price hikes; to complete digester assembly

    Brazilian and global leading bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer Fibria announced new price increases for Europe, North America and Asia, effective May 1. In Europe, the company said it will raise its BEK prices by $40/tonne to $820/tonne. In North America, Fibria will also adjust BEK More

  • McKinley completes Port Angeles deal; mill shut for 12-18 months

    Bio-Pappel’s US subsidiary McKinley Paper now expects the Port Angeles, WA, mill to stop for 12 to 18 months for its conversion to lightweight recycled containerboard, a company official recently told a local newspaper. The US unit of Mexico's leading containerboard producer Bio-Pappel completed the acquisition of the More

  • Pöyry appoints new CEO for LA; to make studies for Oberá P&P mill

    Finnish consulting and engineering services firm Pöyry has appointed Fabio Belloti as its new CEO for Latin America, replacing Marcelo Cordaro, who led the division for the past eight years. Belloti is currently head of manufacturing processes and infrastructure at Pöyry and will take the new role More

  • Caribbean Grand Bay to raise tissue paper output by 4% in 2017

    Leading Caribbean tissue manufacturer Grand Bay Paper expects to grow production by 4% to 28,000 tonnes this year. Grand Bay Paper’s plant is located in Arima’s city, Trinidad and Tobago, and has capacity to make over 30,000 tonnes/yr of tissue papers, including bathroom tissue, paper towels and More

  • Tucumán resumes P/W production at Lules

    Argentinean Papelera Tucumán’s Lules printing/writing (P/W) paper mill is running normally, after a 21-day stoppage carried out in March. According to Tucumán’s director Adrián Conde, the mill stopped for regular scheduled maintenance activities. “During those 21 days we promoted annual maintenance works at that mill. Workers responsible More

  • Brazilian Polpel recycles release liner; offers high quality, cheaper pulp to tissue producers

    Brazilian recycled pulp producer Polpel forecasts its output to grow by 25% this year, generating a 30% increase in revenues, the company’s director Marcelo Peixoto told PPI Latin America . Polpel has a unique process to recycle release liner paper, converting it into a pulp that can More

  • Imported paper suppliers see room for price hike in Mexico in April; domestic paper may rise too

    Imported printing/writing (P/W) paper prices in Mexico remained unchanged in the first quarter of the year, but are likely to see some adjustments from April, benefited by the Peso currency appreciation and fair demand, market sources told PPI Latin America . Since the beginning of January, the More

  • Argentinean P&P output falls in 2016; economic recession persists

    The latest statistics released by the Argentinean Pulp and Paper Assn (AFCP) show that Argentina produced 1.66 million tonnes of paper and 850,474 tonnes of pulp in January-December 2016, respectively 4% and 3.3% lower than in the same period of 2015. In December alone, the paper and More

  • Grupo Gondi invests $51M to raise recycled containerboard output

    Mexican paper and packaging producer Grupo Gondi is investing $51 million to revamp two recycled containerboard paper machines (PM)s in the country – one at Empaques Modernos de Guadalajara (EMG), located in Guadalajara region, and another one at Empaques Modernos San Pablo (EMSP), in Mexico state. After More