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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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(Russia) The Metso-supplied tissue line of Syktyvkar Tissue Group Ltd. came successfully on stream on September 17, 2008, in Syktyvkar, Republic of Komi, Russia. The tissue line comprises Metso stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine including OptiFlo... read more »
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(Canada) A sudden collapse in pulp prices has killed any chance of restarting the idled Mackenzie pulp mill this year, new owner Dan White said Tuesday. World demand for pulp has tanked in the wake of the global financial meltdown, he said.. read more »
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(UK) The company behind one of the biggest construction projects East Anglia has ever seen last night predicted it could help shield the region from the worst of the credit crunch. The Palm Paper plant being built at King's Lynn is already seen as a £400m vote of confidence... read more »
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(USA) Smurfit-Stone Container has successfully opened its new Cerritos facility, one of the most modern corrugated container manufacturing facilities in the industry. Smurfit-Stone invested $42 million to transform an existing facility into the state-of-the-art... read more »
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(Canada) Union leaders say a plan to restart the shuttered pulp mill in Mackenzie has gone sideways. The planned startup has been put on hold for 60 days, the union learned late Wednesday, said Carl Bernasky, president of Communication, Energy and Paperworkers local 1092. read more »
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(USA) Smurfit-Stone officials will be joined by Mayor Jim Edwards and Smurfit-Stone customers and employees to celebrate the grand opening of the Cerritos Container Plant, one of the most modern corrugated container production facilities in the industry... read more »
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant, which halted production last week due to a lack of raw materials, will soon start cutting staff, the factory's trade union chief said Monday. The plant, which employs over 2,300 people, stopped production... read more »
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