8 November 2023
International Paper Closing Containerboard Mill
International  Paper Orange, Texas containerboard mill
International Paper Orange, Texas containerboard mill
 International Paper is set to permanently close its containerboard mill in Orange, Texas and will permanently cease production on two of its pulp machines at other sites, affecting around 900 jobs.
The permanent closure of the Orange mill will reduce the company’s containerboard capacity by approximately 800,000 tonnes. Its remaining containerboard mill system in North America will include 17 mills with an annual production capability of 13M tonnes.
One of the worlds largest printing papers mills
One of the worlds largest printing papers mills
The global producer of packaging, pulp, and other fibre-based products said in a statement  that its actions – which will see production ceased on the #20 machine in Riegelwood, North Carolina, and the #4 machine in Pensacola, Florida as well as the mill closure in Orange – will “further strengthen and optimise its manufacturing system to meet customers’ needs”. Announcements about paper mill shutdowns has become a monthly  occurrence with Stora Enso, Canford, Island Papers , Arjowiggins, UPM, Westrock and Domtar have announced mill or machine shut downs this year.
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