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Pro-Gest to fire up Mantua packaging paper mill in September

03 Jun 2020 − Capacity increase project at the Mantua RCCM mill approved. The Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control (IPPC) permit was issued in late May.» more

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Will UPM’s Chapelle Darblay mill close in mid-June?

03 Jun 2020 − The Chapelle Darblay newsprint mill has been standing since mid March. The union now says that the definitive closure will be initiated on 15 June.» more

German corrugated board industry faces major challenges despite growth in Q1

03 Jun 2020 − Thanks to a very strong March, member companies of the German Corrugated Board Industry Association (VDW) recorded an increase in sales in the first quarter of 2020. » more

Mercer announces 30 days downtime at Celgar Mill

02 Jun 2020 − Mercer International Inc. reports that its Celgar, British Columbia mill, will take extended downtime in July. » more

Blue Paper to raise containerboard capacity

29 May 2020 − Blue Paper will increase capacities at its corrugated case material mill by 40,000 tpy. The expansion comes with an upgrade at the dryer section of the PM.» more

PM 3 at Sappi’s Alfeld mill inoperative until end of July

29 May 2020 − The PM 3 at Sappi Europe’s Alfeld mill which was hit by a fire on 12 May will resume operation in week 31 (W/B 27 July). » more

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PM 3 at Norske Skog’s Bruck mill down again

28 May 2020 − Norske Skog is continuously implementing downtime measures at its publication paper machines amid the Covid-19 crisis. PM 3 at the Bruck mill has now been idled for the second time.» more

95 per cent of sorting plants in France
are up and running again

27 May 2020 − When Covid-19 started to spread, many recycling centres in France stopped operations. Now things are normalising again on this front.» more

Norske Skog restarts most of its machines

26 May 2020 − The restrictions related to Covid-19 have intensified the drop in demand on the publication paper markets. Norske Skog has therefore curbed production at several mills.» more

French graphic paper market slow to emerge from period of weak demand

26 May 2020 − Market players in France are hoping that steps to ease the restrictions imposed on public life since 11 May mean that several segments of the paper business have passed the bottom of the trough. » more