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(India) Magnum Ventures Ltd (MVL), a paper producer, has embarked on a Rs 150-crore diversification and technology upgrade programme.

CMD Praveen Jain said that the company has been engaged in paper production and trading for more than 25 years and has a capacity of 85,000 tonne per annum, wh
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Cascades Sonoco, which manufactures roll packaging for the paper industry, will add 57,000 square feet to its building and will invest $6.8 million in new equipment to increase its production capacity. The expanded facility is expected to create up to 19 new jobs over the next three years.
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(Ireland) Some 55 people are expected to lose their jobs at the end of the year when the Killeen Corrugated Products plant in Ballyfermot, west Dublin, closes.

A spokesman for Smurfit Kappa, which owns the factory, said it was hoped that around 25 of the 55 staff would be redeployed within the gro
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(Japan) Major Japanese paper manufacturers are set to beef up their production facilities over the next two years as they look to capitalize on growing demand for printing paper. The series of launches has already raised oversupply concerns in Japan, with one think tank analyst predicting that paper
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(Canada) The impact of a month-old strike by British Columbia's coastal forestry workers deepened Friday with the announcement of layoffs, a production cut and lockout notice all landing on the industry from three separate companies.rnHowe Sound Pulp and Paper announced 100 layoffs and Catalyst
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(Australia) The federal Department of the Environment has approved a controversial pulp mill for Tasmania on condition of strict ecological safeguards.

The Tasmanian Government says the state's economy needs the $2 billion mill, but critics have said
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(Australia) Pratt Industries, the world’s largest privately held paper and packaging company based in Melbourne, Australia, announced in mid-July that it is expanding and opening a Mill Division at the Port of Shreveport-Bossier. The company, with U. S. operations headquartered near Atlanta, curren
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(Canada) Howe Sound Pulp and Paper laid off more than 100 workers Friday from its newsprint operation due to shortages of raw materials as a result of a strike by loggers and sawmill workers on the B.C. coast.

The company shut down newsprint production at its mill in Port Mellon, B.C., last week a
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(Canada) Due to fibre supply limitations caused by the ongoing United Steel Workers strike, Catalyst Paper Corporation will curtail most of its production at the Campbell River Elk Falls mill effective August 31, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. The temporary closure removes about 1,100 tonnes per day of paper pr
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The Killeen Corrugated Products plant in Ballyfermot in Dublin is to close by the end of the year.

The business, which employs 55 people, is owned by paper and packaging Smurfit Kappa. A spokesman for Smurfit said there would be around 30 redundancies at the plant, while the remaining workers
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The An Hoa Paper JSC will pump an additional VND2 trillion (US$125 million) into a high-quality paper production system, raising its total investment in its An Hoa plant to VND5 trillion ($312.5 million). The new system will produce 120,000 tonnes of paper a year.
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The mill with a designed capacity of 330,000 tonnes of paper will be built on an area of 200ha at a cost of 630 million USD by the Lee & Man firm of
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Rivals like Nine Dragon Paper Holdings (2689) - which has already announced plans to enter Vietnam - are waiting in the wings.
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(Tanzania) Oji Paper Company Ltd, the second largest paper producer in Japan, will invest $110 million in a tree planting and paper mill project in T
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(Australia) A group representing private forestry interests has backed the proposed $2 billion pulp mill in northern Tasmania, saying it will create
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The Terre Haute mill employs approximately 170 people and annually produces about 200,000 tons of medium — a type of paperboard used in corrugated pa
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"The closure is a consequence of changes in the brown sack paper business environment. Production and consumption of brown sack paper is moving towa
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(Australia) Tasmanian farmers want a guarantee Gunns' proposed pulp mill will be shut down if it breaches environmental regulations.
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(Vietnam) The Vietnamese government has been rolling out the red carpet for foreign investors, and those who build factories in the country are given
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