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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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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