Sappi to mothball paper machine in South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Paper maker Sappisaid on Friday it will mothball a paper machine at itsunprofitable Tugela mill in South Africa from Jan. 1 next year.

The company said in a statement that it would restart themachine when market conditions improve. It has sufficientcapacity to meet local containerboard requirements, it added.

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