China seeing several major paper sector startups, including 400,000 tonnes/year coated paper line from Oji Paper, 800,000 tonnes/year pulp line from Advance Agro and 750,000 tonnes/year packaging paper line from Bohui Paper

BEIJING , May 13, 2010 () – China is seeing several major startups in the paper sector, including coated paper lines, pulp lines and packaging lines from major companies like Japan’s Oji Paper Co. and Shandong Bohui Paper Industry Co.

Xinlu Paper-Enterprise Co., located in the Chinese province of Henan, has almost completed constructing its 200,000-tonnes-per-year high-end fine paper line. It has purchased paper machinery for the line, which will use wastepaper as the main raw material. Its startup time has not yet been finalized.

Thai pulp and paper manufacturer Advance Agro has planned to set up a forest, pulp and paper integration project in Dafeng Port, located in China’s Jiangsu province. The line is expected to produce 800,000 tonnes/year of pulp and 1 million tonnes/year of high-end copy paper. The framework agreement was reportedly signed on April 21.

In the Chinese city of Nantong, also in the Jiangsu province, Oji Paper will begin machine testing on the first phase of the 400,000 tonnes/year premium coated paper line by the end of May. The line will run at full capacity in June. The first batch of 4,000 tonnes of imported woodpulp needed for machine startup arrived at the port on April 18.

According to a Bohui Paper announcement on April 27, the company will set up a 750,000 tonnes/year high-end packaging paper line and start technical revamping on a 98,000 tonnes/year bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) line. The construction cycle will be two years, and the total investment for the two projects is expected to reach 3.086 billion yuan US$451.7 million), with annual sales of 4.231 billion yuan.

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