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Pulp and Paper News | 9 years 4 months ago

Digital newspapers have gained an increasing amount of ground and from an environmental perspective have been put forward as a better alternative to paper-based newspapers. And many people would probably be prepared to agree – electronics must be more environmentally friendly, after all it just...

RISI | 9 years 4 months ago

  BRUSSELS, Mai. 31, 2010 (RISI) - The face of our industry is almost unrecognizable from just a decade ago. In Europe's maturing markets, the traditional capital expenditure route to increasing efficiency is becoming a difficult option. Attracting capital to build a new mill or machine has...

The Jakarta Post | 9 years 4 months ago

Forestry Ministry Zulkifli Hasan said the Finance Ministry had agreed to proposals to remove value-added tax (VAT) imposed on log products. He claimed former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati had signed a proposal to cancel the tax when she was in the office. “[Mulyani] agreed to cancel...

RUNA | 9 years 4 months ago

There are 5 investment projects that are currently being realized in the Arkhangelsk region and are included in the list of priority investment projects. Total investment volume amounts to RUR 20 bln (EUR 0.5 bln). According to the approved schedules in 2008-2009 investment volume should have...

Greenwood Management | 9 years 4 months ago

May has been a difficult month for lumber prices in North America, with values dipping to the point that gains made earlier this year were effectively cancelled out. However, it is not all bad news as the stocks of leading players are holding up well.

Papernet SE | 9 years 5 months ago

May 21 2010  SCA and Sappi have announced their commitment to work together in pulp procurement in Europe. Joining forces with Sappi, is an opportunity for SCA to broaden its pulp-supply base, as SCA is not self-sufficient when it comes to pulp. Working together with Sappi helps to reduce cost...

RISI | 9 years 5 months ago

SHANGHAI, Mai. 21, 2010 (RISI) - Expansion, expansion and expansion, in almost all paper grades, was the word that was heard most in talks among industry CEOs and executives during the recently held Metso Summit at the Finland pavilion at the Shanghai World EXPO. The Chinese market seems to be...

RUNA | 9 years 5 months ago

Safwood (Italy) is to launch OSB production in the Komi Republic by February 2012. The mill will be constructed from scratch with investment volume amounting to EUR 125 mln, of them EUR 72.5 mln to be provided by banks. The mill is to reach project capacity – 376 thousand cubic meters of OSB...

RUNA | 9 years 5 months ago

CJSC Priangarye Investment Group is to construct two new pulp and paper mills in the Irkutsk region – in Taishet and Ust-Kuta. Investment volume amounts to USD 3.4 bln and will be provided by China Development Bank and Vneshekonombank (Russia). In 2007-2009 two Institutes Sibgiprobum and...

RUNA | 9 years 5 months ago

Hekotek signed new contracts – two log sorting lines are to be supplied to the sawmills of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk region and Krasnoyarsk area).

Belgian Development Agency | 9 years 5 months ago

The countries of the European Union remain one of the main markets for tropical timber. In 2007, for example, 80% of timber officially exported by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was for the European market. But European public opinion is concerned about the impact of its tropical timber...

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 5 months ago

If you want to understand that once-obscure, now infamous pulp byproduct known as black liquor, you can turn to an unlikely source –- the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service.

PaperNet SE | 9 years 5 months ago

Södra Cell has completed the investments, which make its Värö mill the world’s first fossil-fuel-free pulp mill. Södra has made extensive energy investments at Södra Cell Värö over the past few years. These investments mean that the pulp mill will now be free from fossil fuels. Of late, Södra...

Winnipeg Free Press | 9 years 5 months ago

The deep economic downturn that cut U.S. demand for Canadian lumber significantly for several years has had an upside for Canfor Corp., which turned its focus to Asia and discovered "exponential growth" during the first quarter. "There so many opportunities in China, it's really a stretch of the...

EFI | 9 years 5 months ago

BRUSSELS and YAOUNDÉ (6 May 2010)—The European Union (EU) and the Government of Cameroon today announced a trade agreement in which Africa’s biggest exporter of tropical hardwood to Europe has agreed to ensure wood traded within the country and shipped from Cameroon to the EU and other...

Engineering News | 9 years 5 months ago

Paper and packaging group Mondi would sell its Europapier business to Austrian paper and pulp manufacturer the Heinzel Group for €60-million in cash, it announced on Wednesday. The JSE- and LSE-listed Mondi noted that the proceeds of the sale would be used to reduce its net debt. “This is an...

RISI | 9 years 5 months ago

Any action to prevent illegal logging should be welcomed. So on the face of it, the proposed regulations from the European Commission requiring those who supply timber and timber products (including paper) to take certain defined steps to minimize the use of illegally harvested timber, is good...

Engineering News | 9 years 5 months ago

Paper and pulp manufacturer Mondi plans to increase its South African business' primary exports of pulp to Europe and to ultimately shift the unit's focus away from paper exports to that market, it said on Thursday. Mondi CEO David Hathorn said in a conference call that the company would...

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