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NewPage Wisconsin System Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewPage Corporation, and Niagara Development LLC jointly announced today Niagara Development LLC's acquisition of the NewPage Niagara, Wisconsin mill property and assets. The NewPage Niagara facility permanently closed in July, 2008 due…
International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Graphic Packaging International to supply a 350,000 lb/h (160 t/h) steam boiler using woody biomass and primary clarifier sludge as fuels for the company’s mill in Macon, Georgia, USA. Start-up…
Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has reached an agreement with the Composite Can and Tube Institute (CCTI) to make the Company's patented Radial Crush Tester for spiral-wound paperboard tubes and cores available to the industry. According…
Thursday, 03 February 2011 15:51

Verso Paper Corp. Achieves Safety Milestone

Verso Paper Corp. has announced that it exceeded the company's safety goals for 2010 with a lost workday incidence rate (LWIR) of 0.07, which is world class performance, and a total incidence rate (TIR) of 1.36. These outstanding results place…
Sappi Fine Paper North America announces the launch of the Flo Channel: Off RegisterTM-- its online comedy video series developed with VSA Partners, aimed at the influential print community. The new video series features stories told by Second City Improv…
Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of industrial textiles and rolls used primarily in the paper production process, today announced full global availability of EnerStar, an exclusive energy-saving paper machine clothing (PMC) technology designed to both reduce energy consumption…
Finch Paper announces the appointment of Dr. Peter J. Veverka to its product development division as Senior Product Development Engineer. A published scholar and author of several patent applications, Dr. Veverka comes to Finch after a 15-year tenure with International…
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:09

Domtar starts new turbine generator

Domtar Corporation celebrated the start-up of its newly installed 50 megawatt bio-fueled steam turbine generator at its Marlboro (Bennettsville) mill in South Carolina today. Domtar invested approximately $40 million in 2010 to complete this project. Now fully operational, the new…
Ashland Hercules Water Technologies, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., will increase prices immediately for its portfolio of polyacrylamide chemistries sold in North America by a minimum of 5 to 15 percent, or as contracts allow. In addition, other Water…
Verso Paper Corp. announced today that its subsidiaries, Verso Paper Holdings LLC and Verso Paper Inc., are proposing to issue $360 million aggregate principal amount of their second priority senior secured notes due 2019 (the "Notes") in a private offering…
State lawmakers convening in Olympia are looking under every pebble for new money.   They must write a budget with as much as 20 percent less tax revenue. Often when cash is short, some want to repeal the so-called “tax loopholes.”…
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation announced that all of its U.S. paper mills have been recommended for chain-of-custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ("SFI"), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ("PEFC") and Forest Stewardship Council ("FSC") standards. Having its mill…
Effective Jan.15, 2011, or as contract terms allow, BASF will increase its prices of sizing chemicals, colorants, and polymers for strength, fixation, and water management, for wet end paper chemicals sold into the North American paper market. The price increases…
Ahlstrom Corporation, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, announces the sale of its Groesbeck filtration business located in Groesbeck and Mexia Texas, USA, to Polyester Fibers, a portfolio company of private investment firm Empire Investment Holdings. The value…
Southern Plug and Manufacturing, Inc., a unit of Sonoco Products Company, today announced that it will permanently close its Bastrop molded plug manufacturing plant. The plant, located at 6566 Mer Rouge Road, has been shut down since it was destroyed…