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February 18th, 2011

ANDRITZ to supply pressurized refining

International technology Group Andritz received an order to supply a fiber preparation system for the MDF plant of Arauco do Brasil S.A. in Jaguariaíva, Brazil.

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Andritz negotiates new major order in Uruguay

Andritz informs about new orders: The company and Montes del Plata, a joint venture company of Stora Enso and Arauco, are in advanced negotiations towards concluding a contract for supply of production technologies and equipment for the new pulp mill of Montes del Plata in Punta Pereira, Uruguay (capacity: 1.3 million t/a eucalyptus market pulp), Andritz says. It was agreed not disclose the order value; however typical order values of comparable reference projects are between 750 to 800 mn Euros, Andritz says.

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Feb 3, 2011

ANDRITZ to supply biomass boiler for Graphic Packaging International, USA

Graz, Austria, Feb 3, 2011 - 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, USA. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled for summer 2013.

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January 10, 2011

Sackkfraft Paper Machine Speed World Record at Mondi Frantschach

Italy, Jan 10, 2011 - One month after having installed a new PMT SMARNIP® mini shoe press, the 4.5 m wide PM6 at Mondi Frantschach (A) has broken the speed world record of sackkraft paper machines, producing for over 24 hours in a row at 1002 m/min at pope-reel, in November 2010.

The successful cooperation between Mondi Frantschach and PMT Italia started in 2009 with the installation of a new M4 headbox and a new PMT shoe press on PM7, producing MG papers at a maximum speed of 450 m/min.

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10th August 2010

Mondi reports interim profit, sees strong second half

A strong performance for its Europe & International division and improving conditions in its South Africa division have led to paper and packaging group Mondi reporting interim headline earnings a share of €0,24 a share.

This compared to a headline loss a share of €0,01 a share in the six months ended June 30, 2009.

Profit from continuing operations rose to €135-million in the six months ended June 30, 2010, compared with a loss of €24-million the year before.

Exportierst du schon oder pennst du noch? Eine durchaus berechtigte Frage an Österreichs Holzindustrie...

26. Mai 2010: Die vor kurzem aufgrund der Wirtschaftskrise lancierte "neue Holzexportstrategie" der österreichischen Holzindustrie, welche kurz gefasst und wörtlich wiedergegeben "sich auf den Vorgarten Österreichs, der Schwarzmeerregion" konzentrieren wird, scheint vor dem Hintergrund der folgenden Pressemeldung zumindest hinterfragenswert:

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November 2009

The Austrian Forest Biodiversity Index: All in one


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5th May 2010

Mondi sells European paper merchant for €60m

Paper and packaging group Mondi would sell its Europapier business to Austrian paper and pulp manufacturer the Heinzel Group for €60-million in cash, it announced on Wednesday.

The JSE- and LSE-listed Mondi noted that the proceeds of the sale would be used to reduce its net debt.


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by Dr. Radut