ND Paper, the US subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, is taking critical steps to build on its growth in packaging products. At ND Paper's Biron, Wisconsin mill, the company will be converting its B26 paper machine at the end of 2022 from coated mechanical papers to lightweight, high-strength recycled packaging products. Today, the Biron Division, located in central Wisconsin, employs more than 300 full-time personnel and operates two paper production lines with a combined annual production capacity of approximately 530,000 short tons. Its B25 paper machine produces approximately 270,000 short tons annually of corrugating medium and linerboard for packaging applications, while the B26 machine produces approximately 260,000 short tons annually of lightweight coated mechanical (CM) papers for end uses like catalogs, magazines and retail inserts. Upon completion of the conversion, both the machine and the mill will have increased annual manufacturing capacity. The B26 machine will have capacity for over 500,000 short tons of packaging paper, and the mill, in total, will have capacity for over 800,000 short tons.
Please be advised we plan to increase the price of our cut-size papers by $2.50 CWT effective July 20, 2018. This increase applies to all uncoated freesheet brands of NORPAC copy paper as well as Natural Choice and Natural Choice 30.
Please also note we will be increasing the standard upcharge for Orca 30 and Natural Choice 30 to $5.00 CWT. All other terms and conditions remain in effect.
Please contact your NORPAC Sales Representative with any questions related to this announcement.