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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant has stopped production till October 10 due to lack of raw materials necessary to make rayon cellulose, a company spokesman said Friday. "The plant will resume work as soon as it receives enough wood pulp," Alexei Nagayev said.
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(Canada) Excitement was high at Nanaimo's Harmac pulp mill Thursday as new life was breathed into the idled facility. Busy mill workers toiled through the day in preparation to produce the first pulp bundles from the mill -- expected late tonight -- since Harmac shut down...
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(Canada) The Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union said today it has reached an agreement with AbitibiBowater to work together to find a buyer for the shuttered Mackenzie newsprint mill. AbitibiBowater officials in Montreal could not be reached immediately for comment...
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(USA) International Paper has announced plans to shut down its No. 2 paper machine at the Albany Mill in Oregon as of Oct. 5, for a minimum of three months. This machine produces approximately 250,000 tons annually of containerboard, used to make corrugated packaging...
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(USA) Graphic Packaging has announced that it plans to streamline its Label business in the United States, and close the label manufacturing facility, located at 1501 Indiana Avenue...
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(Sweden) Billerud has started statutory negotiations with the trade unions concerning a reduction in production at Gruvön mill in Värmland. Production on PM3 at Gruvön will stop until further notice. Annual production on PM3 amounts to around 15,000 tonnes of MG paper.
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(Canada) Smoke and steam from Nanaimo's Harmac pulp mill are expected to start emitting from the mill's smokestacks tomorrow after an almost five month shutdown. Arnold Bercov, a vice-president of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers...
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(Saudi Arabia) Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) has surprised the market in middle of expected global financial crises by unveileing plans to install a fourth containerboard machine at its mill located in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia...
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(Switzerland) We regret this serious situation for the company and the difficulties this will create for our employees. During the last few years we have worked hard to improve the situation, but we have to realise that the mill is not profitable in today's market situation...
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(UK/Uganda) Britain's largest independent tissue products manufacturer, The LPC Group plc, plans to invest in Uganda soon. Based in Leicestershire, the group's directors and owners, the Tejani family, hosted Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni at their premises last week...
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(Norway) Norwegian conglomerate Orkla said on Monday that its chemical unit Borregaard would close its pulp mill in Switzerland due to financial losses stemming from a tough market and rising costs...
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(USA) Catalyst Paper says it is cutting production at its Snowflake Mill in Arizona for eight days beginning Oct. 20 to remove 8,000 tonnes of recycled newsprint from the market. The B.C. company said Friday the move will also cut old newsprint fibre...
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(USA) A recent quarterly report from Boise Inc., brings the future of the St. Helens pulp and paper mill – one of Columbia County’s largest employers – into question. Company officials say that, unless profitability at the local paper mill increases soon, they will close part or all...
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(Japan/Finland) The official inauguration ceremony of the largest paper making line ever built in Japan has taken place at Hokuetsu Paper Mills Ltd. in Niigata, Japan, on September 3rd after a successful start-up in July...
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(Finland) Finnish paper makers will shut down more mills if forest owners do not increase the amount of raw lumber they sell. Finnish paper firms are squeezed by lack of raw material due to Russia's rising export duties...
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(Finland) A round of major cuts announced by Finnish paper manufacturing giants Stora Enso and UPM to their domestic operations looks set to reverberate right across the Finnish economy. According to calculations provided by the Pellervo economic research institute...
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(UK) Another 90 jobs are set to be lost in North Yorkshire after one of Selby’s major employers announced plans to close its paper mill. Phil Woolley, mill manager at Rigid Paper, in Denison Road, announced work would be suspended at the plant this week...
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(Finland) Around 6,000 UPM workers in Finland began a 24-hour strike this morning to protest against mill closures affecting around 1,600 jobs by 2010. Production lines were shut at some six paper and pulp mills in response to the proposed closures of the Kajaani paper mill...
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(UK) Rigid Paper's 86 staff have entered into a consultation period over plans to close or suspend manufacturing at its Selby paper mill...
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(Canada) Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams said he believes newsprint giant AbitibiBowater is intent on closing its only remaining mill in the province. AbitibiBowater has said it will need to lay off scores of employees and contract out services...
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