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Engineering News | 9 years 6 months ago

The technological boom poses a potential threat for the pulp and paper industry in that, globally, more people are turning to digital media rather than newsprint. Pulp and paper producer Sappi is responding to this threat with its own initiatives.

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 6 months ago

The $6.5 billion in controversial black-liquor credits earned in 2009 by 21 publicly traded pulp and paper companies was far more than their total profit for the year. Despite the government’s unintended largesse, the 21 companies had combined net income of about $3 billion, according to an...

Engineering News | 9 years 6 months ago

The South African paper, pulp and board industry has consistently increased exports of paper and board and maintained imports at similar levels for the past three years, despite facing a number of challenges, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane...

Gerson Lehrman Group | 9 years 6 months ago

The Chilean earthquake and resultant reduction in pulp supply comes at a time when pulp markets are already very tight with Chinese customers on allocation. The immediate impact is likely to be higher pulp prices leading to higher paper prices. NBSK pulp prices are already at US$890/tonne. In...

RUNA | 9 years 6 months ago

According to the Russian State Statistics Service, in 2009 export volume of timber and pulp and paper products from Russia decreased by 15.4%, which can be explained by significant decline in supplied volume of unprocessed timber. Export from the RF in Jan-Dec 2009 compared to  Jan-Dec 2008   (...

RISI | 9 years 7 months ago

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 24, 2010 (RISI) - It's taken the industry a while to come round to the idea of hedging when it comes to market pulp, but there's an increasing recognition that anything which helps to secure a more stable pricing environment for pulp has to be a good thing, for both supplier and...

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 7 months ago

The Obama Administration announced today that it wants to close the non-existent "Son of Black Liquor" loophole to help "pay" for new healthcare legislation. A few hours later, Senate Democrats won a key vote on jobs legislation that, in some versions, would be paid for partly with the "savings...

Papernet | 9 years 7 months ago

Feb 19 2010  Stora Enso has signed a research and development cooperation agreement with Metso and Domtar to establish a consortium to develop a pulp mill biorefinery. The project aims to develop a pulp production process with enhanced sustainability and cost efficiency, as well as lower...

RUNA | 9 years 7 months ago

Demand and production declining in the woodworking industry reached the lowest point. However, with this stage passed, manufacturers and authorities are to invest more in modernization, construction and infrastructure in order to return back to the pre-crisis indicators. According to the Federal...

PaperNet | 9 years 7 months ago

Feb 18 2010  Södra aims to have one million hectares of its members’ forests certified in accordance with the FSC standard by the end of 2010. This is in addition to the PEFC certification already held. The process of signing double certification contracts with Södra members started on 1 June...

Vancouver Sun | 9 years 7 months ago

Rising commodity prices are spurring new interest by Asian forestry giant Sinar Mas in the shuttered Mackenzie pulp mill. Tanner Elton head of the Mackenzie Pulp Mill Development Corp., said Wednesday that talks are taking place with Sinar Mas, the parent company of Asia Pulp & Paper, to...

International Forest Industries | 9 years 7 months ago

Financing future forestry growth is the focus for a new forestry conference which is drawing a wide audience from both the finance sector and many new participants in the industry. reports Friday off cuts.”Many people in both the finance industry and the investment sector are waking up to the...

My NewsDesk | 9 years 7 months ago

Seattle, USA. February 2010. Pulp markets have been remarkably strong during 2009 despite the global financial crisis. From April through December, the softwood market pulp price (NBSK) jumped 45%. Strong pulp markets and a tight wood fiber supply pushed wood fiber costs upward last year.

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 7 months ago

Which is greener, getting news online or reading a newspaper? For environmental expert and activist Sarah Westervelt, the obvious answer is the printed newspaper. “It doesn’t take electricity to read my paper,” she said in a video posted recently at PBS' Mediashift site. “I’m too informed about...

9 years 7 months ago

ANDRITZ to supply the world’s largest wood pelleting plant to Russia International technology Group ANDRITZ will supply all process equipment for a complete wood pelleting plant to the Russian pulp and paper producer Vyborgskaja Cellulosa in Vyborg. The order value is approximately 40 MEUR,...

The Sault Star | 9 years 7 months ago

Wood supply is a more immediate issue for the Northern Ontario forest industry than moving to biomass renewable energy, says one Northern player. Dave Jennings, general manager of independent lumber producer Dubreuil Forest Products Ltd., said he thinks biomass has "potential," to help the...

RUNA | 9 years 7 months ago

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, fiberboard production output decreased by 26.1%, of chipboards – by 20.7%, plywood – by 18.7%, sawn timber 12.2%, door and window units – by 33.4 and 46.1% respectively. Decreased production output of pulp and paper products is explained by...

RUNA | 9 years 7 months ago

Finland is to invest about 20 mln EUR in projects realized in the neighboring Russian areas, in particular, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk regions, and Karelia. According to Paavo Väyrynen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, the most perspective fields of...

SCA | 9 years 7 months ago

Between 2000 and 2005, Chinese timber imports tripled from 10 million to 30 million cubic metres. The import of sawn solid wood products also experienced a similar trend. During the second quarter of 2009, China was the world’s second-biggest importer of sawn softwood products. The biggest...

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