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Veracel II project for at least a year. The companies had previously announced Horizon Pulp & Paper ships 2,500 tons of paper
plans to start up a second 1.4 million tonnes/yr pulp line at Veracel at the be- Estonia’s only packaging paper producer Horizon Pulp & Paper (Horizon)
ginning of 2012. As a consequence, the Real 75 million that Aracruz would in- shipped 2,500 tons of packaging paper to its customers in Asia where the
vest in 2009 in that project is cancelled, according to the company. Stora Enso company sees fewer declines in demand despite severe global economic
is also reducing its capex in the joint venture this year, which would involve downturn. Earlier this year, Horizon restored the manufacturing of packag-
land purchase, forest development and a feasibility study. Aracruz and Stora ing paper, being among the first in the sector to resume operations in 2009,
Enso share control of the Veracel mill, which is located in Eunápolis, Bahia halted before due to unexpected drop in global demand.
state, Brazil. Veracel has a current capacity of 1 million tonnes/yr of bleached
eucalyptus pulp. The partners believe the expansion project postponement is a Pratt Industries starts trial production
prudent step, due to the current and near term outlook for markets. Pratt Industries has started trial production at its new greenfield
lightweight recycled containerboard mill in Shreveport, LA.
Rubezhansky starts up new board machine in Ukraine The new machine has a daily design capacity of 1,108 tons/day, with
Rubezhansky Paperboard Mill has brought online a new board ma- capability to produce board in the 16.4 to 32.8 lb (80 to 160 g/m2)
chine at its plant in Rubezhnoye, eastern Ukraine. The new unit, PM 3, range from 100% wastepaper. That would indicate an annual design
which has a trim width of 2.85 m and a working speed of 750 m/min, capacity of 400,000 tons/yr for the 250-in. (6,350-mm) wire width
is able to produce 120,000 tonnes/yr of testliner, fluting and other machine with a design speed of 4,000 ft/min (1,200 m/min).
board from 100% recovered fiber in the basis weight range of 80-250
g/m2. PM 3 is expected to reach its project capacity by July 2009. Part Lenzing Papier delays plans
of the PM’s output will be converted at the firm’s corrugating plants Lenzing Papier has pushed back plans to expand the deinking plant at its mill
in the Ukraine. The rest will be sold in the Ukraine, Russia and west- in Lenzing, Austria, until next year. The company is looking to increase the unit’s
ern Europe. Rubezhansky Paperboard Mill now churns out a total of capacity from 280 tonnes/day to 350 tonnes/day. The firm was initially set to
300,000 tonnes/yr of testliner, fluting, white-top testliner and other complete the project this summer at the latest, but has since decided to wrap up
board. Its total converting capacity is around 320 million m2/yr. the investment in the first quarter of 2010 due to the poor economic situation.
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