GORHAM, NH, Dec. 20, 2013 (Berlin Daily Sun) - Gorham Paper and Tissue shut down production for three days over the weekend as the extreme cold temperatures spiked natural gas prices. GPT CEO Mike Cummings said about 100 employees were temporarily laid off Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as both production and shipping operations were shut down. He said some maintenance workers remained on duty.Read more
BROWNVILLE, NY, Dec. 18, 2013 (Watertown Daily Times) - Florelle Tissue Corp., temporarily closed since Aug. 26 and unable to make interest-only payments on public loans for the past year, might merge with a larger paper company based in the Northeast to emerge from its financial crisis.Read more
SAO PAULO, Dec. 18, 2013 (RISI) - Brazilian tissue paper producer Mili launched earlier this month a double ply toilet paper manufactured with 100% bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp. The company's single ply products continue being manufactured with recovered paper combined with pulp.
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LINCOLN, ME, Jan. 2, 2014 (Bangor Daily News) - Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC managers continue to remodel their mill to focus exclusively on tissue production as union members decide by seniority who gets positions remaining after the company announced plans to lay off approximately 200 workers last month, officials say.Read more
SAO PAULO, Dec. 31, 2013 (Press Release) - Suzano Pulp and Paper on Dec. 30 at 2:30 pm started up bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp production at its new mill in Imperatriz, Maranhão state, northeast Brazil. The plant, which has a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes/yr, is one of the most modern in the world and will ship its production especially to the European and North American markets. The company is close to complete 90 years of existence.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 12, 2013 (RISI) - The Kiev paper and board mill has installed new equipment for tissue converting at its mill in Obukhov, Ukraine.
The investment, the value of which was not revealed, included a Futura Urano converting line, a TMC transport system and two packing robotic systems from Fanuc.
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HELSINKI, Dec. 9, 2013 (Press Release) - In order to increase capacity, tissue quality and efficiency, Ehime Paper has rebuilt its PM 8 in Ehime prefecture in Japan. The tissue machine which has been redesigned in line with the Advantage DCT 135 Technology, smoothly came on stream at the end of August and is currently running at guaranteed design speed, 1900 m/min producing facial tissue of high quality and low basis weight.Read more
LINCOLN, ME, Dec. 11, 2013 (Bangor Daily News) - About 200 workers will be furloughed from Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC in response to a recovery boiler explosion last month that hampered the company's ability to make pulp, company co-owner Keith Van Scotter said Wednesday.Read more