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(Estonia) Estonian ailing pulp and paper plant Horizon Tselluloosi ja Paberi AS will send 413 employees on forced leave in January 2009 on partial salary, the BBN/LETA reported. Kehra paper plant stopped production in December 08 because of lack of orders... read more »
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(USA) KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., which bought the North Charleston paper mill from MeadWestvaco Corp. last year, is slowing production in response to weak demand. The company is shutting down one of three linerboard production machines... read more »
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(Australia) The $460 million expansion of the Visy Pulp and Paper mill at Tumut is expected to be completed by October. Owned by Richard Pratt and family, Visy expects the expanded mill to commence production by December 2009. read more »
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(Romania) "We stopped production at Braila plant due to the lack of orders and market difficulties, and we'll give a large part of employees redundancy notices. Production at the paper plant will not be resumed this year. This operation has seen quite a collapse," stated Vladimir Cohn... read more »
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(Bulgaria) The factory of Mondi packaging in Stamboliiski will remain closed for a month. The factory, which produces paper bags and sacks primarily for the construction industry, stopped work on December 4 due to lack of orders. read more »
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(UK) Rigid Paper, of Denison Road, in Selby, has ceased production after its Belgian parent company, VPK Packaging, decided it could no longer withstand high energy costs. The company made 70,000 tonnes of paper in 2007 but there has been uncertainty about its future for more than... read more »
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(USA) NewPage Corporation has announced that it plans to take approximately 150,000 tons of market-related downtime during the first quarter of 2009. Specific operating and curtailment plans as well as timing will be developed across NewPage mills to best satisfy... read more »
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(Finland) "The demand for pulp has decreased rapidly in connection with the recession in the global economy. The weak demand has lowered pulp prices and increased the producers' stock levels significantly," Metsä-Botnia said in a statement Wednesday. read more »
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(Canada) The downturn in the paper industry has forced Kruger Inc. to cut newsprint production by 25,000 tonnes in the first half of 2009 in a move that seeks to avoid layoffs by spreading around the down time... read more »
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(Australia) As the community campaign against the Gunns pulp mill proposed for the Tamar Valley enters its fifth year, federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has set a new deadline of March 3, 2011, for Gunns to complete hydrodynamic modelling of effluent dispersal... read more »
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(Portugal) Portuguese papermaker Grupo Portucel Soporcel is preparing for major expansion in the U.S., as it completes a $754 million project for two of the largest Metso paper machines in the world at new mill south of Lisbon. read more »
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(Australia) Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett says he can't kill off the Tasmanian pulp mill because the process just doesn't work that way. Mr Garrett announced partial approval of Gunns' controversial $2 billion mill... read more »
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(Australia) Tasmanian timber company Gunns has expressed confidence in its proposed Tasmanian pulp mill, even though the project has again been delayed. Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett refused to approve Gunns' plan, saying more environmental studies... read more »
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(Australia) Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced he will not approve the mill until there has been a longer-term study into potential impacts from the mill's discharged effluent... read more »
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(Russia) Because of environmental concerns, the Baikalsk Pulp & Paper mil was forced to adopt a cleaner but costlier mode of production. This was a wan victory for environmentalists, who had wanted to shut the plant altogether, and a blow to workers, who believe their... read more »
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