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(Uruguay/Argentina/Finland) Uruguay has shut one of three main border crossings to prevent Argentine protesters from entering the country to protest the opening of a paper pulp plant they fear will pollute the river along their shared border.
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(Uganda) Uganda export's base has been boosted by the setting up of a new packaging industry, to be officially launched by President Yoweri Museveni on November 15. Mr Ashish Thakkar, the managing director, told journalists at the factory premises during a media tour of the $12 million...
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(Finland) Stora Enso has launched actions, in close co-operation with the local employment and business centres and the Finnish government, to support the employees affected by the planned restructuring measures in Finland announced on 25 October 2007...
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(Uruguay) The opening of a Finnish-run plant that has strained relations between Uruguay and Argentina drew closer on Monday as President Tabare Vazquez joined in christening the last of three barges serving the plant.
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(India) The paper industry is set to see an investment of $2.5 billion in the next two to three years to add 2 million tonnes of capacity and improve cost-competitiveness. “About 19 member-companies of Indian Paper Manufacturers’ Association (IPMA), who command over 55 per cent of the total...
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(India) JK Paper Limited has started the commercial production at its new multilayer packaging board plant at Fort Songadh in Gujarat. The new plant has a capacity of 60,000 tpa and will generate revenue of Rs 300-350 crore annually at full productivity, the company said in a statement.
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(Uruguay) A sprawling wood pulp plant at the heart of a cross-border feud with Argentina has met all regulatory requirements but was not yet authorized for production at the request of an international mediator, Uruguayan officials said Thursday. Environmental Minister Mario Arana, speaking at a...
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(USA) Procter & Gamble will develop a paper products manufacturing plant on 750 acres in Box Elder County. Cincinnati-based P&G will use the facility to increase manufacturing capacity for its Bounty and Charmin branded towel and tissue products.
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(Italy/Finland) Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, has completed the review process of its Ascoli plant in Italy. The company has decided to close the Ascoli plant due to unsatisfactory long-term profitability and cash flow...
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(Germany) Germany-based Voith AG, the world's leading paper machine manufacturers, opened its third paper machine plant with investment of EUR 50 million in China yesterday, to meet the growing demand from China's paper mills, reported Shanghai Daily. The new factory, one of the largest in Asia...
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(Finland) Thousands of workers for Stora Enso of Finland, Europe’s leading paper and cardboard maker, staged a 24-hour strike to protest plans by the company to cut 1,700 jobs, unions said Saturday...
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(Canada) At midnight last night, the doors officially closed at the former E. B. Eddy paper mill in Gatineau, placing one more nail in the coffin of Ottawa's once-thriving lumber industry. To the 250 people who lost their jobs yesterday - and the hundreds more who worked at the mill before them...
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(China/Japan) A reports from China indicates that Oji Paper Co. has obtained Chinese government approval for a joint venture to be set up in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, with a local firm to make printing paper.
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(Finland) Mills owned by Stora Enso have halted production today after employees walked out in protest at the company's plans to close plants and cut 1,700 jobs, according to Finnish media reports.
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(Finland) The government announced that the areas affected by Stora Enso’s intended pulp and paper mill closures will be designated as areas of sudden structural change, eligible for higher than average corporate subsidies. The Finnish pulp and paper company Stora Enso announced on Thursday...
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(USA) Jim Kinney found out he was losing his job when he opened the newspaper Tuesday morning. Kinney, 61, has worked for 38 years at the paper mill in Groveton, known for the past 14 years as Wausau Paper...
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(Finland/Sweden) Finland's Stora Enso said in a statement that it would permanently close down pulp mills in Finland's Kemijärvi and Sweden's Norrsundet, a paper mill in Summa in Finland, and a magazine paper machine in Anjala, Finland.
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(Uruguay/Argentina) Celulosa Argentina announced that it has plans to invest a billion US dollars to produce a million tons of pulp annually. The announcement was done by Douglas Allbretch, CEO of the Tabebicuá group which owns Celulosa Argentina...
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(USA) No matter who you talk to in Groveton, whether it is a business owner, school officials, or area residents, the sentiment is the same - the closure of the Wausua Paper Mill is going to hit this community hard. "Hundreds will leave. The prices of houses will fall. Hard times. The school...
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(USA) Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, the world's largest maker of paper-based packaging, does not plan to announce any additional corrugated plant closures in 2007, Chief Executive Patrick Moore said.
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