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(Canada) Fraser Papers has announced that it plans to take up to 14,000 tonnes of market-related downtime at its hardwood kraft pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec. The shutdown will allow Fraser Papers to balance its pulp inventory with current customer... read more »
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(Morocco) Moroccan group, Safripac, chose Allimand to help during the installation of its printing and writing PM3 on the Tangier site in delivering vacuum pumps... read more »
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(Australia) Gunns will not seek renewal of a sovereign risk agreement for its proposed Tasmanian pulp mill, prompting claims the project is "going backwards". The sovereign risk deal with the Tasmanian Government would have involved taxpayers compensating Gunns if further forest... read more »
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(USA) International Paper has announced the indefinite closure of its Louisiana Mill in Bastrop. The decision to idle the 100 percent pulp mill operation is because of the continuing decline in pulp demand from its customers worldwide coupled with a weak economy... read more »
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(North America) Producers of a variety of paper products have announced plant shutdowns and capacity reductions recently, but market watchers say, at least in some segments, supply will outpace demand next year... read more »
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(Australia) Gunns was forced to make a reassuring statement to the stock exchange after comments by a former premier caused the company's share price to plunge. On Tuesday, former Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon, a long-time champion of Gunns' pulp mill in the state's north... read more »
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(UK) British woodfree uncoated paper prices were under pressure, especially in the copy paper sector where a battle for orders had emerged and was sometimes being fought over pricing. The British market is still home to relatively stable prices compared with many Continental European... read more »
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(Australia) Shares in wood chipper Gunns dived today after former Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon said the controversial pulp mill project he supported appeared dead. read more »
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(Australia) Gunns' controversial pulp mill project in Tasmania appears dead, one of its biggest supporters, former premier Paul Lennon says. Criticised for his fervent support of the mill, Mr Lennon told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that Tasmania would rue the mill's demise. read more »
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(USA) Boise will permanently eliminate pulp manufacturing and 200,000 TPY of uncoated freesheet paper production at St. Helens, Oregon, mill.. read more »
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(USA) MeadWestvaco has announced that it will discontinue operations at its MWV Packaging plant in Grover, North Carolina, in an effort to streamline costs and improve operational efficiencies... read more »
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(USA) A production cut announced by the NewPage Corporation will not affect the company’s Luke mill at this time, according to Shawn Hall, manager of external communications at NewPage... read more »
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(Australia) Amcore has officially commissioned the $13.5 million dollar upgrade of the Amcor Fibre Packaging Townsville production facility. The project has seen the replacement of an ageing corrugator with a Xitex corrugator, plus the introduction of a high volume die cutter... read more »
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(Myanmar) A newly-built modern paper mill in Thabaung, Myanmar's southwestern Ayeyawaddy division, has gone into production, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Monday. The 50-ton-capacity Thabaung paper mill, operated by the Myanmar Paper and Chemical... read more »
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(USA) A decline in orders has led Wausau Paper to cut back on production and lay off about 15 employees at three plants, a company official said. The company has reduced fourth-quarter specialty paper production by about 10 percent, or 6,000 tons because of the economy’s... read more »
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