SHANGHAI, April 23, 2015 (RISI) - Two major cartonboard mills are currently taking ten days of downtime, curtailing market supply by some 48,000 tonnes.
PMs at APP China's mill in Qinzhou city, Guangxi autonomous region and Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper's mill in Rizhao city, Shandong province suspended production on April 19 and 18 respectively for maintenance.
The coated ivory board PM at APP China's Qinzhou mill has a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes/yr.
The Voith unit, with a width of 8.7 m and a design speed of 1,400 m/min, started up in 2013.Read more
AALST, Belgium, April 24, 2015 (Press Release) - VPK Packaging group is investing 6.5 million EUR for the start of its operations in Courcelles, near Charleroi, in the French speaking part of Belgium. The new subsidiary will operate under the dedicated brand Cartonneries de Wallonie. The Group's first site in Belgium's southern part will focus on the production and distribution of corrugated packaging.Read more
The 2.850 mm wide PM1 produces Fluting and Test Liner in a grammage range of 75 to 200 g/m2 with a design speed of 1.000 m/min.
The rebuild is planned for the end of 2015 and the new production will start at the beginning of 2016.Read more
CONYERS, GA, April 14, 2015 (Press Release) - Pratt Industries has announced a major expansion into California with the acquisition of the Salinas-based food and agricultural packaging company, Robert Mann Packaging.
Pratt paid $60 million for the privately-owned RMP group which has $150 million in annual sales and more than a dozen facilities in the western U.S. and Mexico, including a 350,000 square-foot box-making plant in Salinas.