Damage to Japanese paper industry hits global kaolin exports
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2011
Paper mills offline in northern Japan; unloading goods at ports ‘impossible’
A host of paper mills have closed in Japan amid damage
sustained by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the
countrys north-east coast on 11 March.
Disruption the region's paper industry, as well as nearby
ports, has had an immediate impact on demand for minerals used
in paper production such as...