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Containerboard: IP plans $100+ million upgrade for its Rome, GA kraft linerboard mill

By Will Mies Fri, Sep 20, 2013

OAKLAND, Sept. 20, 2013 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -International Paper (IP) plans on spending $100-150 million to upgrade its linerboard mill in Rome, GA, to "modernize operations" in three different phases over the next three years, the company told a local development authority in northwestern Georgia.

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Smurfit Kappa to close Mittpac corrugated box facility in Sweden

By Eva Nyman Fri, Sep 20, 2013

BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2013 (RISI) -Smurfit Kappa has started negotiations with employee representatives with the aim of shutting down its Mittpac box factory in Bräcke in northern Sweden. The move may affect 10 employees, and is being attributed to reduced volumes as a result of a decrease in demand in the area.

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Pratt to build $260 million, 360,000 tons/yr recycled containerboard mill adjacent to Valparaiso box plant in Indiana to start in July 2015

By Wed, Sep 18, 2013

VALPARAISO, IN, Sept. 17, 2013 (Press Release) -Pratt Paper (Indiana), LLC, d/b/a Pratt Industries, a recycled paper and packaging company, announced plans today to locate a paper mill here, creating up to 137 new jobs by 2018.

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RISI sets speakers and program lineup for first annual Latin American Paper Packaging Conference in Miami, Nov. 18-20

By Wed, Sep 18, 2013

BOSTON, MA, Sept. 18, 2013 (Press Release) -RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced new program additions and speakers for the first annual Latin American Paper Packaging Conference, to be held November 18-20, 2013, in Miami, Florida, at the Eden Roc Hotel.

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Pratt to build 360,000 tons/yr recycled containerboard mill next to big Valparaiso box plant in a $260 million project

By Will Mies Fri, Sep 20, 2013

OAKLAND, Sept. 20, 2013 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Pratt Industries announced plans to build a 360,000 tons/yr recycled containerboard mill adjacent to its massive Valparaiso, IN, box plant for completion by July 2015. The company must still complete the approval process for the new mill, but hopes to break ground by March.

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Packaging news briefs: Nine Dragons continues expansions; Visy fined in New Zealand

By Fri, Sep 20, 2013

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 20, 2013 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Nine Dragons Paperstarted trials runs on two recycled containerboard PMs with a combined capacity of 650,000 tonnes/yr at a greenfield site in Quanzhou city, Fujian province, China,PPI Asiareported. The startup lifts the company's total recycled containerboard capacity to 9.98 million tonnes/yr.

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McCormick Distilling converts vodka line from glass to Amcor lightweight PET bottles

By Fri, Sep 20, 2013

HAWTHORN, Australia, Sept. 16, 2013 (Press Release) -McCormick Distilling Co. Inc., a Weston, Mo. based manufacturer and distributor of premium spirits, has converted its Eco Friendly 360 Vodka 1.75L line from glass to lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics, the world's leading producer of rigid plastic packaging.

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