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More Chinese board mills announce extended Lunar New Year downtime

By Rita Yao Thu, Jan 15, 2015

SHANGHAI, Jan. 16, 2015 (PPI Asia) -Major board mills in Dongguan city, Guangdong, China will take downtime for the approaching Lunar New Year holiday in February.

The Lunar New Year will fall on February 19, and the whole country will be on a week-long holiday starting from February 18.


Smurfit Kappa to start up lightweight recycled containerboard PM in UK in late February

By Irina Van den Neste Thu, Jan 15, 2015

BRUSSELS, Jan. 15, 2015 (PPI Europe) -Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) is nearing the completion of its £100 million ($152 million) investment in lightweight recycled containerboard at its Townsend Hook mill in the UK.

The mill's revamped 5-m wide PM is set to be launched in the second half of February, the firm said.


Weyerhaeuser tells union Longview, WA, liquid packaging mill downtime will be 7 to 9 days around Jan. 21, due to port slowdown

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015

LONGVIEW, WA, Jan. 14, 2015 (Local News) -Weyerhaeuser Co. officials have told paper union officials that temporary production cuts and layoffs at the Longview pulp and paper mill may occur around Jan. 21 and last seven to nine days, union officials said Tuesday.


Newly-acquired Vinke Display in Breda, Netherlands, rebrands as Schumacher Packaging & Display

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

EBERSDORF, Germany, Jan. 13, 2015 (Press Release) -The well-known specialist Vinke Display BV in Breda has changed its company name: with immediate effect, it will be known as Schumacher Packaging & Display BV. In June 2014, Vinke Display was taken over by the Schumacher Packaging Group.


New AF&PA video and webpage promote improved paper recycling

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 13, 2015 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) new What is Recyclable? webpage and Improving Paper Recycling video promote increased quantity and quality of paper and paper-based packaging recovered for recycling. These new resources are part of AF&PA's ongoing effort to increase paper recovery.


MWV to separate paper business from chemicals

By Marina Faleiros Tue, Jan 13, 2015

SAO PAULO, Jan. 13, 2015 (PPI Latin America) -MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) announced on Jan. 8 that its board of directors approved a plan to fully separate its specialty chemicals business from the rest of the company. The move will result in two independent, publicly traded companies, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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Independent Carton Group highlights members’ successes, new investments, executive changes

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015

NEWTOWN, CT, Jan. 16, 2015 (Press Release) -The Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 19 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers, is pleased to highlight its members' recent news and the ways in which they make their mark in the packaging community.


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