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(Japan) After Nippon and Oji Paper, three more paper manufacturers have admitted that they falsified amount of recycled fiber content in their products. Hokuetsu Paper Mills Ltd., Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. and Daio Paper Corp. have admitted to fabricating recycled content data, reports asahi.com. read more »
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(Japan) Japan's industry minister has voiced displeasure about leading Japanese papermakers' falsifications of the volume of recycled paper contained in their recycled products, requesting that they make every possible effort to restore public trust. read more »
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(Finland) When Finland's UPM-Kymmene bowed to tough market conditions and shut its Voikkaa paper plant two years ago, Raimo Loytty readily swapped a 30-year career in the mill for a stone mason's chisel... read more »
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(Canada) Reporting on a fire on the evening of January 15, 2008 at its Prince George Pulp and Paper mill, Canfor Pulp confirmed that damage was confined to the chip processing and chip in-feed facilities. The digesters and other components... read more »
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(USA) Officials say all employees were evacuated without injury as firefighters battled a blaze at Rock-Tenn's paper recycling plant in St. Paul. Cause of the fire and the estimate of damages weren't immediately determined... read more »
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(Canada) A large section of the Canfor pulp mill in Prince George was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. Flames and smoke engulfed the four-storey high chip separator at the PG Pulp mill and spread along the three-metre wide conveyor belt that carries chips, destroying both structures. read more »
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(Canada) A major fire at PG Pulp has caused millions of dollars in damage. About 80 people were at work when flames started in the chip receiving area around 6:00 this evening. No one was hurt, and all staff have been accounted for. read more »
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(USA) The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is pleased to announce White House veterans Dan Bartlett and Joe Lockhart as the guest speakers for the 131st Annual Paper Week Luncheon. Luncheon attendees will hear these former Presidential confidants speak to the current political climate... read more »
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(Russia) Coca-Cola Co's Russian bottling partner will this month evaluate a proposal by the country's environmental watchdog to convert a doomed Siberian pulp mill into a bottling plant on the shore of Lake Baikal... read more »
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(USA) One person remains hospitalized following a chemical leak at the New Page paper mill in Rumford. More than 50 workers on Tuesday were evacuated from the mill after officials said a forklift struck a line carrying a chlorine dioxide solution, which is used for pulp bleaching. read more »
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(India) Thirteen child workers from Bihar were rescued from a paper mill at Medchal on Saturday. Police along with industries and labour department officials raided the factory on Saturday and rescued the children... read more »
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(India) Come April 2008 and Delhi will become the first state in the country to do away with printed “stamp paper”, which is currently mandatory for property-related documentation... read more »
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(USA) A hydrogen explosion damaged part of the Eka Chemicals plant on Road N Northeast in Moses Lake Friday afternoon. There were no injuries reported. The Moses Lake facility produces sodium chlorate, a chemical used in bleaching paper. read more »
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(Canada) For the first time in history, a newsprint mill in central Newfoundland will stay open through the Christmas holidays. Normally, production at the AbitibiBowater mill in Grand Falls-Windsor is stopped for four days at Christmas... read more »
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(USA) In accordance with the constitution of the United Steelworkers, the USW’s International Executive Board has by unanimous vote named District 2 Director Jon Geenen the union’s international vice president with responsibility for national paper industry bargaining... read more »
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