International Paper postpones conversion project at Alabama mill

International Paper (IP), Memphis, Tennessee, 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.

IP had initially anticipated converting its 235,000 ton-per-year uncoated freesheet machine to have the capacity to produce 450,000 tons per year of containerboard products. The company’s goal as of September 2017 was to have this completed by the third quarter of 2019.

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