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Smurfit Kappa clashes with union over plans to possibly divest solid board division

By Irina Van den Neste Mon, Mar 31, 2014

BRUSSELS, April 1, 2014 (RISI) -Smurfit Kappa is mulling the divestment of its solid board division this year amid insufficient profitability, a move that could lead to plant closures and job losses, according to the FNV Bondgenoten trade union, which represents workers at SKG's four solid board plants in the Netherlands.

Business Wire

PCA to convert newsprint PM 3 to lightweight containerboard and medium at DeRidder, LA, mill in November in $115 million investment

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, IL, March 26, 2014 (Business Wire) -Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that it will not convert the idled No. 2 paper machine (D2) at its DeRidder, Louisiana mill to produce containerboard. Instead, PCA will convert the No. 3 newsprint machine (D3) at DeRidder to containerboard, producing lightweight linerboard and medium, and exit the newsprint business.

Press Release

MarquipWardUnited to acquire Körber's paper system companies E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014

PHILLIPS, WI, March 25, 2014 (Press Release) -MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire- the operations of Körber AG's Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH, pending the approval of the respective antitrust authorities.

PPI Pulp & Paper Week

PCA's new DeRidder, LA, mill game plan promises more containerboard bang for the buck with newsprint exit

By Will Mies Fri, Mar 28, 2014

OAKLAND, March 28, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -After a five-month review, Packaging Corp of America (PCA) unveiled a new game plan for converting a newsprint machine at the big DeRidder, LA, mill that it acquired late last year from Boise.

Press Release

Valmet to supply Euro 30 million CompactCooking G2 plant to SCA's containerboard mill in Obbola, Sweden

By Thu, Mar 27, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, March 27, 2014 (Press Release) -

Valmet will supply SCA with a new CompactCooking G2 plant for its pulp and paper mill in Obbola, Sweden. The start-up of the cooking plant is planned for October 2015. The value of the order is about 30 MEUR. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received.

PPI Europe

Northern Irish folding box manufacturer Delta Print and Packaging invests £40 million to upgrade its Belfast plant

By Anne grimbert Thu, Mar 27, 2014

BRUSSELS, March 27, 2014 (PPI Europe) -Northern Ireland's Delta Print and Packaging will invest £40 million ($66 million) in order to upgrade its Belfast plant and increase its folding box capacity.

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