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Yunnan Yunjing starts up 30,000tpy tissue PM

(News from RISI) – Yunnan Yunjing Forestry & Paper has started up a new 30,000tpy tissue PM at a mill in Puer city, Yunnan province. The unit, provided by Valmet, has a width of 2.85m and an operating speed of 1,870m/min. In-house virgin fibre will be used to feed the PM. The mill currently operates two bleached kraft pulp lines with a combined...

Södra hikes up prices

Södra will increase the market price for its NBSK in Europe to USD 950 per tonne, effective from 1 September. The company said the price increase is “due to low global softwood pulp stocks and solid demand.” The new price is a USD 10 per tonne increase from the price of USD 940/tonne which Södra implemented on 1 March 1 2014.  

Yuen Foong Yu moves further into tissue

Taiwan-based Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has invested in the high-quality facial, toilet and towel market after it signed for a new tissue line. The Toscotec-supplied tissue line will be installed at the company’s Ching-Shui mill located in Qingshui District, Taiwan. Start-up will be in the last quarter of 2015. With a width of 3.6m and a design speed of 1,700mpm, the...

Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama boosts capacity

Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama will install a new Advantage DCT 200 tissue line at its mill in Pamukova, Sakarya province, Turkey. Supplied by Valmet, start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2016. The value of the order will not be disclosed. With a width of 5.6m and a design speed of 2,200m/min, the new line will add 60,000tpy of high-quality facial,...

G-P completes acquisition of SPG

Georgia-Pacific has completed the previously announced acquisition of SPG. Financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed. SPG is a specialty paper packaging supplier focused on the catering industry.  As a result of the acquisition, G-P has acquired all of the equity of SPG held by investors in the company including CIC Partners, a Dallas-based...

Cascades expands into US south east

Tissue giant Cascades has expanded its tissue presence in the south east of America after it announced a US$55m investment in a new tissue converting facility in Wagram, North Carolina. Start-up is planned for the end of 2014 and the investment will reorganise and expand the company’s converting activities in the area, which it said was a targeted area of...

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