Memphis, Tennessee based International Paper (IP) announced that it plans to postpone its plans to convert its No. 15 paper machine at its Riverdale Mill in Selma, Alabama, from producing uncoated freesheet to make white-top linerboard and containerboard. The company had initially anticipated converting its 235,000 tpy uncoated freesheet machine to have the capacity to produce 450,000 tpy of containerboard products. The company’s goal as of September 2017 was to have this completed by the third quarter of 2019. However, Mark Sutton, IP’s Chairman and CEO reported that the company intends to postpone this project until the first half of 2020.
Read additional coverage on Page 8 of the December 10 issue of Board Converting News.
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