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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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(Finland) Ahlstrom has today issued a proposal to start a cooperation procedure at its Kauttua plant in Finland regarding temporary layoffs of personnel in its crepe paper production... read more »
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(USA) Approximately 210,000 tons of uncoated freesheet paper taken out of the company's U.S. paper mill system... read more »
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(Finland) UPM plans to restructure its Label Division's European operations in order to secure profitability in a weak economic environment. The company plans to close down a number of self-adhesive labelstock production lines and reduce slitting capacity in the UK, France... read more »
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(USA) NewPage Corporation has announced that it plans to take approximately 40,000 tons of lightweight coated groundwood market-related downtime during the fourth quarter of 2008. This curtailment is in addition to previously announced market-related downtime... read more »
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(Canada) The AV Nackawic mill may close for four to six weeks starting in December because of a slowing global economy and too much inventory... read more »
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(Finland) UPM will close down Kajaani paper mill and Tervasaari pulp mill by the end of the year. The company announced its plans on the closures in September. Financial prerequisites to continue the operations of the mills could not be found in the negotiations... read more »
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(UK) Investment in UK corrugated production capacity was boosted again this month as German firm ProGroup revealed plans to build a sheet-feeder plant, while SAICA's £300m recycled paper mill was granted planning permission... read more »
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(Canada) Domtar has announced that it will permanently shut down the paper machine and converting operations of its Dryden, Ontario mill. This will result in the permanent curtailment of Domtar's annual paper production capacity by approximately 151,000 short tons of uncoated freesheet paper... read more »
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(Finland) The Supervisory Board of Stora Enso's German holding company's has decided to close down Baienfurt Mill and Kabel Mill's coated magazine paper machine (PM) 3 with annual capacity 140 000 tonnes by the end of the year 2008... read more »
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(France) It is not merely a simple paper machine rebuild that the group SMURFIT KAPPA has embarked upon on its site at Saillat-sur-Vienne (87 – Haute Vienne) but a global project creating a new fluting paper production line out of two existing paper machines... read more »
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant, which halted production in early October, will cut 60% of its staff and could completely close, a source in the company said on Friday. The plant, which originally halted production due to a lack of raw materials, has moved back... read more »
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(Vietnam/Thailand) Having had a successful run in Thailand and looking to expand across the region, Siam Cement Plc in recent years set its sights on Vietnam, where despite having just a trading presence, the conglomerate had captured 18% of Vietnam's kraft paper market... read more »
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(USA) AbitibiBowater told employees at its Catawba plant Thursday that the paper mill will temporarily close from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 this year because of conditions resulting from the global economic slowdown... read more »
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(Australia) Gunns Limited executive chairman John Gay told the company's annual meeting today that its $2.2 billion Bell Bay pulp mill was effectively on hold because of the global financial crisis... read more »
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