Firefighters injured at Nine Dragons Maine mill

Days after a grand re-opening celebration, local media reported that two firefighters were injured as they helped to extinguish a fire at the Nine Dragons Paper mill in Old Town, Maine. The Portland Press Herald…


NORPAC to expand into packaging papers

North Pacific Paper Co. (NORPAC), of Longview Wash., said it will convert about a third of its production to recycled packaging grades. The company said it plans to recycle more… This content is accessible to…


Wastepaper tariffs to rise to 30 percent

By Ken McEntee China will increase its U.S. recovered paper import by 5 percent, to 30 percent, on December 15, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISRI… This content is accessible to…


Indonesia pushes 0.5 percent prohibitive limit

By Ken McEntee The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has reported that the Indonesian government has directed pre-shipment inspection companies to inspect recycled paper and other commodities for a… This content is accessible to…




U.S. rail traffic down from a year ago

U.S. weekly rail traffic during the week ending August 17 was down 5.2 percent compared to the same time last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said. Last week,… This content is accessible to…