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When will the paper markets get going again?

The latest quarter maintained the same momentum as its predecessor – demand is flat and the reel market has failed to mirror its level of 2018, reported Jean-Luc Petithuguenin, of… This content is accessible to…


Domtar to reduce uncoated freesheet capacity

Domtar said it will permanently shut down two of its uncoated freesheet machines. The closures will take place at the Ashdown, Ark. pulp and paper mill and the Port Huron, Mich. paper mill. These measures…


Closed Loop Partners acquires stake in Balcones

Closed Loop Partners, a New York based investment firm focused on building the circular economy, has acquired a stake in Texas-based Balcones Resources through its private equity fund, the Closed… This content is accessible to…



Greif projects $33 OCC through October

Greif Inc. said it expects old corrugated (OCC) prices to hold at $33 per ton through the end of October – the end of its 2019 fiscal year. Larry Hilsheimer,… This content is accessible to…


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…


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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…


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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…