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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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(USA) International Paper has announced the indefinite closure of its Louisiana Mill in Bastrop. The decision to idle the 100 percent pulp mill operation is because of the continuing decline in pulp demand from its customers worldwide coupled with a weak economy...
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(North America) Producers of a variety of paper products have announced plant shutdowns and capacity reductions recently, but market watchers say, at least in some segments, supply will outpace demand next year...
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(Australia) Gunns was forced to make a reassuring statement to the stock exchange after comments by a former premier caused the company's share price to plunge. On Tuesday, former Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon, a long-time champion of Gunns' pulp mill in the state's north...
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(UK) British woodfree uncoated paper prices were under pressure, especially in the copy paper sector where a battle for orders had emerged and was sometimes being fought over pricing. The British market is still home to relatively stable prices compared with many Continental European...
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(Australia) Shares in wood chipper Gunns dived today after former Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon said the controversial pulp mill project he supported appeared dead.
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(Australia) Gunns' controversial pulp mill project in Tasmania appears dead, one of its biggest supporters, former premier Paul Lennon says. Criticised for his fervent support of the mill, Mr Lennon told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that Tasmania would rue the mill's demise.
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(USA) Boise will permanently eliminate pulp manufacturing and 200,000 TPY of uncoated freesheet paper production at St. Helens, Oregon, mill..
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(USA) MeadWestvaco has announced that it will discontinue operations at its MWV Packaging plant in Grover, North Carolina, in an effort to streamline costs and improve operational efficiencies...
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