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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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(Canada) Minas Basin Pulp and Power of Hantsport will shut down the linerboard side of its operations for three weeks in the face of diminishing demand for product, company president Scott Travers confirmed Tuesday. "It’s an inventory adjustment," Mr. Travers said in an interview. read more »
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(USA) Sonoco has announced that it is permanently closing its Rockton, Illinois, uncoated recycled paperboard mill, according to James Harrell, division vice president... read more »
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(Canada) SFK Pulp Fund has announced that, as a result of difficult pulp market conditions throughout the industry, it will curtail production at its Saint-Félicien Mill during the upcoming Holiday Season... read more »
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(Australia) Environmental groups have condemned Forestry Tasmania for extending its wood supply agreement for Gunns planned Tamar Valley pulp mill by two years. Under the 20-year agreement Gunns will buy 1.5 million tonnes of pulp wood from Forestry Tasmania each year. read more »
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(Sweden) Minister for Education Jan Björklund inaugurated a new pulp line at the Braviken Paper Mill in Norrköping today. The investment means that existing cutting edge technology combined with newly developed equipment will be tried out on a full scale for the first time... read more »
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(Sweden/Spain) In December the Rottneros Group is implementing market-related production stoppages at the Rottneros mill's CTMP line, the CTMP mill in Rockhammar and the eucalyptus-based pulp mill in Miranda, Spain, for a total of around three weeks... read more »
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(Australia) Forestry Tasmania has given another lifeline to Gunns' northern Tasmanian pulp mill project, despite the State Government's pledge to end support for the $2 billion project. read more »
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(USA) Longview Fibre plans to restart four of its five paper machines at its Longview mill in December. Fiber announced a shutdown in October to reduce inventory... read more »
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(Albania) EBRD is making an equity investment of €2 million in Edipack Sh.a, the only paper-producing company in Albania, to support the company’s plans to install recycled paper production line and establish waste paper recycling networks throughout Albania. read more »
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(Canada) Catalyst Paper has announced that it will curtail production at all mills during the seasonally slow Christmas period, reflecting reduced demand expected in the first quarter of 2009 as paper markets continue to be affected by the economic slowdown worldwide... read more »
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(Finland/China) UPM Raflatac is celebrating the opening of a new RFID manufacturing site in Guangzhou, China. With the launch of this state-of-the-art production facility, the company reinforces its service level particularly in the Asian market... read more »
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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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