Damage to Japanese paper industry hits global kaolin exports

By Jack Elliott
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 country’s 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...

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