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US containerboard mills hold prices steady through slow holiday period despite new supply as mills run at 91%

By Will Mies Fri, Jan 24, 2014

OAKLAND, Jan. 24, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -North American box demand has been healthy through the seasonally slow holiday period and prices for virgin linerboard and medium have remained stable despite new recycled startup capacity entering the market, according to contacts.

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Great Northern Paper stops production for 16 weeks at Maine mill on lower paper prices and high production costs

By Thu, Jan 23, 2014

EAST MILLINOCKET, ME, Jan. 23, 2014 (Press Release) -Great Northern Paper (GNP), announced today a temporary stop in manufacturing due to the current high costs of production combined with lower market prices for its products.

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BASF restructures paper chemicals business to strengthen competitiveness of performance products segment; plans to slash 250 jobs by late 2015

By Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014 (Press Release) -
  • Adjustment of capacities in its European latex manufacturing network and ongoing portfolio optimization
  • Reduction of 250 positions globally by end of 2015
  • Expansion of Center for Sustainable Paper Packaging

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