BRUSSELS, Nov. 4, 2013 (Press Release) -Norske Skog Golbey paper mill has achieved a two-thirds reduction in transport planning and monitoring time, and 99% customer satisfaction rate since opting for the tried and tested Transwide modular logistics management and planning platform.Read more
Rapid expansion, fueled by heavy investments in the wake of the Chinese government's huge RMB 4 trillion ($652 million) stimulus program announced in late 2008, has taken a toll on the P&B industry, leading to overcapacity for almost every grade.Read more
MUTTENZ, Switzerland, June 3, 2013 (Press Release) -Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, launches the world's most highly-concentrated, urea-free liquid optical brightening agent (OBA) for printing and writing papers. New disulphonated Leucophor® ACK contains no environmentally-harmful additives, decreases OBA requirements for papermakers, and lowers transport costs and carbon footprint.Read more
Also, due to conversion and adaptation to the new structure, Holmen Paper will be forced to cut a further 10 per cent of the company's available capacity in Sweden during the third quarter.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 (RISI) -Atlantic Packaging Products hopes to complete the conversion of the idle newsprint PM at its Whitby, ON, mill to containerboard by the end of April, according to contacts.
The machine would have capacity to produce 300,000 tons/yr of recycled lightweight containerboard but the net capacity addition reportedly would be more like 100,000 ton/yr because the company may indefinitely idle an older existing machine depending on market conditions.Read more
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 5, 2013 (Press Release) - The Government of Malaysia has received from a domestic producer a petition for the imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of newsprint in rolls (newsprint). The petitioner alleges that imports of newsprint originating in or exported from Belgium, Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom are being imported into Malaysia at a price much lower than the price in the domestic market of the alleged countries. The petitioner claims that this is causing material injury to the domestic industry producing the same product in Malaysia.Read more