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(Norway) Norwegian specialty paper and packaging paper manufacturer Hurum Paper Mill AS is at the brink of closure. If the company does not find a potential partner or investor, the company owned by Norwegian conglomerate CG Holding AS faces the spectre of closure... read more »
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(Uruguay) Sweden-Finland’s Stora Enso paper, pulp and wood giant which, has plans to establish a plant in Uruguay has formally presented a strategic environment assessment plan as part of its forestry exploitation project... read more »
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(USA) SP Newsprint Co., LLC announced today that it will take market related downtime at its two paper mills in the first quarter of 2009. The planned shut-downs will result in approximately 25,000 metric tons of reduced newsprint production... read more »
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(USA) White Birch Paper Company has announced that it will take market related downtime at its four paper mills in the first quarter of 2009. The planned shut-downs will result in approximately 25,000 metric tons of reduced newsprint production... read more »
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(Sweden) Billerud will stop all production of white and brown sack paper at its Skärblacka and Karlsborg mills from 22 December to 7 January to avoid a build-up in inventories... read more »
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(UK) The owner of German firm Palm Paper said his £400m mill in King's Lynn would withstand any forthcoming recession as he celebrated a construction milestone with workers... read more »
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(Switzerland) The Board of Directors of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG have given the green light to its subsidiary, Perlen Papier AG, to move ahead with plans to construct a new newsprint machine at the company's mill in Switzerland. read more »
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(Canada) A plan to help displaced newsprint workers in central Newfoundland by pushing for a megaproject in Labrador shows the provincial Conservative government has dropped the ball, the Liberals' natural resources critic says... read more »
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(The Netherlands) MWV AGI Media has announced plans to close its Uden facility in the Netherlands. The Uden plant manufactures paper-based packaging for the media and entertainment industry. The facility is expected to discontinue operations by February 2009... read more »
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(USA) Caraustar has announced the permanent closure of its Richmond Paperboard mill in Richmond, Virginia, effective December 11, 2008. The Richmond mill is an uncoated recycled boxboard (URB) manufacturing facility... read more »
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(Nigeria) The Delta State Government is collaborating with some Chinese investors to establish pulp and paper mills in the coastal areas of the state. Chinese investors have already arrived in the state to work out the modalities with the state government. read more »
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(USA) Buckeye Technologies Inc. has announced that, due to softening demand and a planned recovery boiler maintenance outage, the Company's specialty wood pulp facility in Perry, Florida would take production downtime expected to total approximately 9,000 tons... read more »
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(Israel) Hadera Paper is to shut down its packaging materials production line for a week and send all the staff on leave. The decision was made following a drop in orders. read more »
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(USA) The Port Townsend Paper Corp. mill will close Dec. 19 for at least 10 days, affecting about 275 employees. The mill is Jefferson County's largest private employer. It produces pulp for Asian markets, where it is used in the packaging of exported goods, and container board... read more »
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(Canada) Fraser Papers has announced that it will take up to 5,100 tons of downtime on two paper machines at its East Papers operations, due to weak markets... read more »
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