Recovered Paper: Containerboard, tissue mill downtime in summer months a sign of the times

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -When a major tissue producer with multiple mill locations in the US Midwest took market-related downtime in July, contacts could not recall when, in at least a quarter century, this tissue mill company took such downtime in the summer month. So, when the major tissue producer told of taking more market-related downtime yet again in August at each of its Midwest mills as tissue mills face high inventories for much of this year, overcapacity, and lower demand, one contact called it "unprecedented."

Downtime at US mills this year, in both containerboard ...

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