OAKLAND, Sept. 12, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -RockTenn (RKT), the second largest North American producer, expects corrugated box volume for the September quarter to be down 3-4% from a year ago, "a bit more" than the 2-3% per day decline anticipated in the company's last conference call, CEO Steve Voorhees told a KeyBanc investment conference this week.
He said the main reason for the downward adjustment was that "specific customers have found business is not as strong as anticipated at the beginning of the quarter."Read more
The 350,000 sq.ft. facility, built adjacent to Pratt's existing box plant in Lewisburg, is an environmental showpiece for the industry, said company owner Anthony Pratt.
"Not only will the recycled paper used here save as many as 10,000 trees per day, but the facility also uses the latest in water reclamation technology, and will eventually reduce discharge into the local sewer system to zero," he said.Read more
To make paper the old fashioned way, you need trees. These days, even as we're all being urged to go paperless, paper products still make up a major chunk of our trash. In an effort to save trees, divert waste from landfills and lessen the overall environmental costs of paper consumption, paper recycling has been mandatory in New York City since 1989.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Aug 18, 2014 (Press Release) - Valmet has made a contract with Pratt Paper (IN), LLC for the supply of the paper machine for Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso area, Indiana, USA. The mill will utilize recovered paper in the production of recycled linerboard and corrugated medium. The start-up of the new paper machine, PM16, is scheduled for 2015.
The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.
The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.Read more
VALPARAISO and GARY, IN, Aug. 13, 2014 (Local News) -Pratt gets needed variances for paper mill
The only complaint Pratt Industries' various variance requests garnered Thursday was from Tom Stoner, the farmer who sold the property on which Pratt is building its $200 million paper mill.Read more
VALPARAISO, IN, Aug. 6, 2014 (Local News) -Construction on the Pratt Industries paper recycling mill is underway, and the company will be in front of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals Thursday to seek several variances for the $290 million project.
On Tuesday, the company presented plans for the 205,000-square-foot plant to the city's Site Review Committee. The main building is 920 feet long and 85 feet wide and is 80 feet high at the tallest point.Read more
OAKLAND, Aug. 1, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Pratt Industries shifted suppliers for its new 360,000 tons/yr lightweight recycled containerboard machine at its Valparaiso, IN, mill, in a move that may delay the startup date of the project by several months.
The company unit building the new greenfield mill, Pratt Paper LLC, on July 9 entered into a new agreement "on favorable terms" with Valmet to supply the new paper machine, according to Pratt general counsel Douglas Balyeat.Read more