OAKLAND, CA, May 31, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A second major kraft linerboard project with global implications was confirmed this week.
Stora Enso said it would eliminate coated printing and writing output at its Oulu mill in Finland by September 2020 and convert one machine, the No. 7, by December 2020 to making 450,000 tonnes/yr of kraft linerboard. Stora Enso said PM No. 7's new output "will target global export markets."Read more
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 25, 2019 (Mlive.com) -In a class action lawsuit filing, Georgia-Pacific is pointing the finger at Michigan regulators and several businesses it says may be at fault for the Parchment water contamination emergency, which affected 3,000 people and has since forced the suburban city to hand its municipal system over to neighboring Kalamazoo.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden , April 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Global packaging leader Smurfit Kappa is investing in a series of upgrades to its flagship kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden.
The project will focus on increasing the sustainability and efficiency of both its cooking plant and recovery boiler. Other developments planned for the mill include the installation of high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system. The work will be carried out during a planned 15-day closure of the mill next month.Read more
HELSINKI, March 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Stora Enso starts co-determination negotiations with employees at Oulu Mill in Finland regarding a plan to convert the paper mill into packaging board production and the closure of paper machine 6 and a sheeting plant. The planned change could result in a reduction of a maximum of 400 employees at the mill. The decision on the potential conversion will be made by the Stora Enso Board of Directors during the first half of 2019 after the co-determination process has been completed.Read more
PITTEN, Austria, March 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Hamburger Containerboard will reduce its output in March 2019 by 6.000 tonnes of RCCM due to planned maintenance.
Hamburger Hungaria and Hamburger Austria will be the affected mills the company advises.
The Hamburger Containerboard Division operates seven paper mills in four countries with 2 Mio tonnes of produced container board per year.
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OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 15, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A fifth consecutive price drop on monthly US unbleached kraft linerboard appeared in place this week, with contacts claiming that levels fell once again to Mexico, South and Central America, China, and southern Europe.Read more
LUCKNOW, India , Jan. 9, 2019 (Local News) -The Yogi Adityanath-led government has given a notice to almost 60 factories in Western Uttar Pradesh for offloading their waste in Ganga and Yamuna rivers, causing widespread water pollution. The decision, taken ahead of the Ardh Kumbh Mela from January 14 to March 4, has created some tension in the area as it has disrupted work in sugarcane and paper mill as well as in distilleries.Read more
EVERETT, WA, Dec. 26, 2018 (Local News) -An empty expanse of gravel yawns on the Everett waterfront, where generations of workers once toiled in a thrumming paper mill.
There are new signs that industry could stir back to life at the former Kimberly-Clark site.Read more