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(Israel) American Israeli Paper Mills Ltd. has announced that pursuant to the Company's announcement dated November 19, 2006 and October 16, 2007 regarding the decision to establish -- at the Company's Hadera site -- a new Production System for packaging paper produced from paper...
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(USA) Weyerhaeuser has announced that it has accelerated plans to permanently close its Green Mountain Sawmill in Toutle, Wash. due to weak demand for wood products...
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(Norway) The board of Norske Skog recommends that the corporate assembly adopts a proposal to reduce Norske Skog's production capacity by 450,000 tonnes...
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(Canada) The Saskatchewan Party government announced Thursday it has presented a proposal to forestry company Domtar to get the closed Prince Albert Pulp Mill up and operating again.
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(USA) Legislators and NewPage officials met Tuesday in Washington to discuss providing help to workers losing their jobs as a result of NewPage’s closure of its mill in Niagara. An estimated 319 employees will be affected by the Niagara mill’s closure, 179 Michigan residents and 140 Wisconsin...
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(Sweden) The union negotiations initiated at the beginning of January when the Rottneros Group announced its intention to stop production at Utansjö Mill in the second quarter this year have been completed. Production of groundwood pulp will cease at the end of May and production of the CTMP grade.
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(China/Finland) UPM will begin RFID tag and inlay production in Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province in southern China, in the third quarter of 2008. The new manufacturing site will serve the fast-growing Asian market in all RFID end-use areas, including ticketing and the apparel industry...
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(USA) A Missouri-based paper products company is moving to Richmond and is expected to bring 190 new jobs to the area within three years.
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(India) Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) is set to complete its Rs 565-crore pulp mill expansion by March-end, which paves the way for starting work on expanding the paper mill production capacity at a cost of Rs 725 crore...
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(Canada) Weyerhaeuser has announced that it will permanently close two idled Saskatchewan facilities in Canada. The softwood stud mill in Carrot River and the softwood plywood mill in Hudson Bay have not been in operation since January 2007...
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(Australia) The Melbourne-based packaging giant yesterday announced plans to build a $400 million recycle mill at Botany in Sydney by 2010-2011. Amcor will cease operations at its Fairfield mill and two existing Botany facilities.
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(Brazil/China/Latin America) Klabin, the largest paper manufacturer in Latin America, has announced it will invest in pulp production over the next few years based on increased demand from China that will lead to higher world prices for the product, according to a report in China Knowledge.
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(Finland) M-real, part of the Metsäliitto Group, announced a new profit improvement and complexity reduction programme in November, including plans for closing down the BCTMP mill in Lielahti and PM2 at the Kangas mill...
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(Indonesia) PT Sinar Mas Pulp and Paper Products, a subsidiary of the Sinar Mas Group has said it will increase pulp production capacity to 2.5 million tons this year, from two million tons in 2007.
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(Finland) The co-determination negotiations at UPM's timber components and planing mills in Luumäki have been concluded. The purpose of the negotiations was to clarify options for continuing the operations of the timber component mill in a situation where the mill has been unprofitable for a long.
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(Finland) Finnish Minister of Defence Jyri Häkämies, who is responsible for policy on companies in which the state has a holding, denied opposition claims on Wednesday that the government, or representatives of the government would have given advance approval to the decision by the...
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(Russia) 'Ilim' Group is planning to increase production of pulp and paper products in the Irkutsk region to 1.64 million tons by 2012, 15% more than that in 2007. The company intends to install an office paper making unit.
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(Canada) Catalyst Paper has announced a $12 million capital upgrade and the restart, by mid-year, of the # 4 paper machine at its Port Alberni mill. The investment in the mill's thermo-mechanical pulp facility and restart of the machine was approved by the company's Board of Directors.
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(Angola) The Angolan government plans to attract national and international investors for repoening the pulp and paper factory of Companhia de Celulose e Papel de Angola (CCPA), the deputy minister of Agriculture, André de Jesus Mota said at the weekend in Ganda...
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(USA) Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million in a new paper recycling system at its Broadway facility. The system, which is expected to replace and incorporate a system built in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1990, is expected to be fully operational in 2009.
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