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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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(USA) A production cut announced by the NewPage Corporation will not affect the company’s Luke mill at this time, according to Shawn Hall, manager of external communications at NewPage...
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(Australia) Amcore has officially commissioned the $13.5 million dollar upgrade of the Amcor Fibre Packaging Townsville production facility. The project has seen the replacement of an ageing corrugator with a Xitex corrugator, plus the introduction of a high volume die cutter...
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(Myanmar) A newly-built modern paper mill in Thabaung, Myanmar's southwestern Ayeyawaddy division, has gone into production, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Monday. The 50-ton-capacity Thabaung paper mill, operated by the Myanmar Paper and Chemical...
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(USA) A decline in orders has led Wausau Paper to cut back on production and lay off about 15 employees at three plants, a company official said. The company has reduced fourth-quarter specialty paper production by about 10 percent, or 6,000 tons because of the economy’s...
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(Finland) Ahlstrom has today issued a proposal to start a cooperation procedure at its Kauttua plant in Finland regarding temporary layoffs of personnel in its crepe paper production...
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(USA) Approximately 210,000 tons of uncoated freesheet paper taken out of the company's U.S. paper mill system...
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(Finland) UPM plans to restructure its Label Division's European operations in order to secure profitability in a weak economic environment. The company plans to close down a number of self-adhesive labelstock production lines and reduce slitting capacity in the UK, France...
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(USA) NewPage Corporation has announced that it plans to take approximately 40,000 tons of lightweight coated groundwood market-related downtime during the fourth quarter of 2008. This curtailment is in addition to previously announced market-related downtime...
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(Canada) The AV Nackawic mill may close for four to six weeks starting in December because of a slowing global economy and too much inventory...
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(Finland) UPM will close down Kajaani paper mill and Tervasaari pulp mill by the end of the year. The company announced its plans on the closures in September. Financial prerequisites to continue the operations of the mills could not be found in the negotiations...
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(UK) Investment in UK corrugated production capacity was boosted again this month as German firm ProGroup revealed plans to build a sheet-feeder plant, while SAICA's £300m recycled paper mill was granted planning permission...
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(Canada) Domtar has announced that it will permanently shut down the paper machine and converting operations of its Dryden, Ontario mill. This will result in the permanent curtailment of Domtar's annual paper production capacity by approximately 151,000 short tons of uncoated freesheet paper...
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(Finland) The Supervisory Board of Stora Enso's German holding company's has decided to close down Baienfurt Mill and Kabel Mill's coated magazine paper machine (PM) 3 with annual capacity 140 000 tonnes by the end of the year 2008...
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(France) It is not merely a simple paper machine rebuild that the group SMURFIT KAPPA has embarked upon on its site at Saillat-sur-Vienne (87 – Haute Vienne) but a global project creating a new fluting paper production line out of two existing paper machines...
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant, which halted production in early October, will cut 60% of its staff and could completely close, a source in the company said on Friday. The plant, which originally halted production due to a lack of raw materials, has moved back...
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(Vietnam/Thailand) Having had a successful run in Thailand and looking to expand across the region, Siam Cement Plc in recent years set its sights on Vietnam, where despite having just a trading presence, the conglomerate had captured 18% of Vietnam's kraft paper market...
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