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Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia looks at diversifying grades, citing global consumption decline

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Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia looks at diversifying grades, citing global consumption decline

December 06, 2012 - 05:18

HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 6, 2012 (Chronicleherald.ca) -As global consumption of paper products continues to decline, Port Hawkesbury Paper LLC is looking at diversifying its grades of paper to offset the drop.

The former NewPage Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Point Tupper, bought for $33 million by Pacific West Commercial Corp., an affiliate of Stern Partners Inc. of Vancouver, roared its supercalendered paper machine to life in October after a year sitting idle.

The market in the United States for supercalendered paper, used for magazines, catalogues and newspaper inserts, is roughly two million tonnes annually, while the lightweight coated paper market is nearly 3.5 million tonnes, Ron Stern said Wednesday.

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