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Finland's Stora Enso cut the 2014 production target for its new pulp plant in Uruguay after a fresh delay to its start date, raising concerns the company's shift from the weak printing paper market to products like tissues will take…
The Argentine Foreign ministry denied on Friday it had given a two-day ultimatum to Uruguay to suspend the decision allowing the controversial Botnia/UPM pulp mill a production expansion and also demanded an immediate return to bilateral negotiations. However the two…
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:08
Integrated online machine condition monitoring enables the mill to fully benefit from intelligent maintenance services that will deliver improved uptime and productivity. Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano has ordered a Metso DNA Machine Condition Monitoring system for its Maranhão…
Last modified on Friday, 04 October 2013 22:47
The State of Uruguay has granted permission for UPM Fray Bentos mill to increase its annual pulp production from the current 1.1 million to 1.2 million tonnes. “The decision demonstrates the State of Uruguay’s continuing support to the development of…
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:03

Fitch Affirms CMPC's Ratings

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for Empresas CMPC S.A. (CMPC): --Foreign and local currency IDR's at 'BBB+'; --Long-term national scale ratings at 'AA (cl)' --Short-term national scale ratings at 'F1+ (cl)' --Primera Clase Nivel equity rating at '1…
Uruguay’s largest pulp mill UPM announced that it will be making final checks of the plant’s equipment in the rest of the week, following on annual maintenance work, but production is not scheduled to resume until the Finnish company receives…
Last modified on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:57
Voith Paper has won the order to supply a complete tissue processing line to Celulosa Argentina in Argentina. The system, to be supplied as a Process Line Package (PLP), will go on stream in Capitán Bermúdez (about 300 km to…
Last modified on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:55
Metso's automation business has been recognized by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP) with the award of "Top supplier of automation for the pulp and paper industry". The voting phase included professionals from the sector and a strict…
Stora Enso’s and Arauco’s joint-venture pulp mill project Montes del Plata in Uruguay has been expected to begin the mill start-up process at the end of the third quarter of 2013. The mill site is 92% complete and the commissioning…
Friday, 06 September 2013 13:00

Argentina protests Uruguay pulp mill expansion

Argentina has revived complaints against neighbor Uruguay's plan to expand a eucalyptus pulp mill near the Uruguay river, a waterway the two countries share. Buenos Aires fought a ferocious -- and expensive -- legal battle against Uruguay two years ago…
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:09
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has announced that it was awarded a contract by CMPC Group’s Celulose Riograndense Ltda. for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its pulp expansion project in Guaiba, Río Grande do Sul,…
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 17:30

Argentina Seeks PEFC Endorsement

The Argentine Forest Certification System is seeking endorsement by PEFC for the first time, and interested parties from around the world are encouraged to participate in the global public consultation, an important element of the independent assessment process, by 26…
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:10
Last February, ARAUCO implemented a unique piece of equipment in its Valdivia pulp mill in Chile, in order to reduce the moisture level and improve the quality of the biomass that feeds that facility’s power boiler. The new equipment has…
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 07:38
Mexican board producer Propasa aimed to increase production by up to 25% to manufacture nearly 500 metric tons of board per day, as well as to improve the final quality of its product, so it chose Voith to rebuild its…
Metso and Progen, a Brazilian engineering and consulting company specialized in project management and implementation, have formed a joint venture in order to strengthen strategy and to diversify the activities in Brazil. The parties have founded a new company, Valpro…