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(Turkey) Kartonsan Karton is rebuilding its BM 1 board machine that produces white-lined chipboard (WLC) in ranges of 200 - 450 gsm. The 2,200-mm wide machine, being rebuilt by Andritz (Graz, Austria), will have a maximum design speed of 250 m/min after the upgrade... read more »
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(USA) "The decision to close the box plant is a difficult one, and we regret the loss of jobs,” Dennis Vesci, Temple-Inland’s group vice president of Corrugated Packaging Operations, said in a statement released by the company... read more »
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(Scotland) Hundreds of Aberdeenshire workers are facing unemployment as a paper mill is on the brink of closure. International Paper currently employs 371 people but has announced the business is no longer making a profit. The company, based in Inverurie, is now carrying out... read more »
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(Finland/Brazil) Metso's customer Aracruz has announced that they will temporarily suspend the expansion of its plant in Guaiba in Brazil. In late August Metso informed that it had won an order for the main technology for Aracruz's new 1.5-million-tons/yr bleached hardwood kraft... read more »
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(USA) The company says the closure isn't tied to the weak economy, but to its own transition plan. read more »
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(USA/Canada) Smurfit-Stone has announced plans to permanently cease production at its Pontiac pulp mill in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec. The closure of the mill is targeted for October 31... read more »
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(USA) IP will close plants in Mason, Ohio, Stockbridge, Ga., and Hanford, Calif., by December, according to a report by the industry publication Packaging-Online. The report said the closures would affect 101 workers at Mason, 86 at Stockbridge, and 90 at Hanford... read more »
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(China/Laos) Shan Dong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co Ltd plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Laos with a registered capital of US$197.17 million, sources reported. read more »
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(Finland/China) The board machine PM 1 of Cheng Loong Corporation's Ta-Yuan mill in Taiwan has been successfully started up on October 3, 2008 after a headbox rebuild. The delivery included a new ValFlo headbox for the top ply, relocation of the existing headbox... read more »
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(Uruguay) Uruguay's president says a Portuguese paper company will spend more than US$4 billion on a pulp plant and port in Uruguay. President Tabare Vasquez says the investment from Portucel Soporcel Group will help stem contagion from the world financial crisis. read more »
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(Peru) Kimberly Clark Peru will invest 30 million dollars in complementing equipment and new machinery at its two production plants located in the districts of Puente Piedra and Ate. read more »
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(USA) Graphic Packaging International, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, plans to streamline its label business in the United States by closing the label manufacturing facility located in St Charles, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, early in 2009. read more »
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(UK) Planning permission has been granted for Spanish corrugated group SAICA's project to build a £250m recycled paper mill near Manchester. Trafford Metropolitan borough council’s planning department said it had granted permission for construction of the mill... read more »
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(Azerbaijan) Azersun Holding has started the construction of a paper converting facility which is expected to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2009,” Mehran Mammadov, head of Business Development and Investment Department of Azersun Hiolding told a press conference. read more »
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(USA) A Humboldt County pulp mill that employs more than 200 workers says it will shut down until the pulp market rebounds. Evergreen Pulp has announced that it will shutter its pulp plant in Samoa next week amid falling demand for paper, containerboard... read more »
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