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Issue date: 
Oct 20, 2011

Metso to Supply Pulp Line for Production of Chemical Cellulose for Sappi's Ngodwana Mill in South Africa

Finland, Oct 20, 2011 - Metso will supply a new fiberline for chemical cellulose for Sappi's Ngodwana mill in South Africa. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's delivery will include the design and supply of the main equipment for the new fiberline, from cooking to bleaching. The batch cooking plant is to be designed according to the prehydrolysis process and TwinRoll wash presses will be used in all washing positions.

UNECE Region forest products markets rebound after two years of falling production and consumption

UNECE Timber Committee Statement on  Forest Products Markets in 2011 and 2012
Adopted on 14 October 2011
The Committee reviewed developments in forest products markets as reported in the Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2010-2011, as well as experts’ presentations, country market statements and forecasts.
UNECE Region forest products markets rebound after two years of falling production and consumptionForest Products contributing to the green economy
I. Overview of forest products markets in 2011 and 2012

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October 26th, 2011

Wood fibre costs reach new highs

Wood fibre costs for the global pulp industry reach new highs in 2011 with the biggest increases seen in Russia, Finland and Western US, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Wood costs account for about 60 percent of the production costs when manufacturing pulp for paper.

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Oct 6, 2011

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper Celebrates the International Year of Forests by Supporting an NGO-Led Reforestation Project

Vienna, Austria, Oct 5, 2011 – To mark the UN designated International Year of Forests 2011, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper has launched a new initiative to support re-forestation around the world in conjunction with the NGO OroVerde. Mondi, an international paper and packaging company, will donate 1 percent of the net proceeds of Green Range certified copy paper sold on November 15th to the OroVerde project “Guatemala – Tree for Tree.” For every euro donated to the project one tree can be planted.

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American Manufacturer of Pulp and Paper Machinery Files Suit Against Andritz


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Oct 14, 2011

Ilim Group Expanded Coverage of FSC Forest Management Certificate Over all Leased Timberlands

The Forestry Branch of OJSC Ilim Group in Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast) has gone through audit verifying the compliance with the FSC Forest Management requirements. No significant incompliances with the international standards have been identified during the audit which was carried out by GFA (Germany). After the audit the Forestry Branch was included in the list of Ilim Group Branches covered by the multi-site Forest Management FSC Certificate.

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Oct 6, 2011

Andritz : Sales of Over 4 Billion EUR Expected for 2011, Increase to more than 4.5 Billion EUR Planned for 2012

At the ANDRITZ Capital Market Days 2011, Wolfgang Leitner, President and CEO of ANDRITZ AG, today specified the sales and earnings targets of the ANDRITZ GROUP for 2011 and 2012:

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October 11th, 2011

AbitibiBowater Changing Name to Resolute Forest Products

AbitibiBowater announced today that it will change the company name to Resolute Forest Products as of November 7, 2011.

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Oct 11, 2011

ANDRITZ to Reconfigure and Upgrade a Softwood CTMP Line to One of China’s Biggest Hardwood Mechanical Pulping Lines

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Xinxiang Xinya Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Xinhai Paper Co. Ltd.) to supply key equipment, a new automation system, and services for the upgrade of a softwood CTMP line which was transferred from Canada to China.

Start-up of the new line, reconfigured by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER to one of China’s biggest hardwood mechanical pulping systems and based on the patented P-RC APMP technology, is scheduled for the end of 2012.

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Oct 12, 2011

FFIF : Fairly Good Timber Sales Activity in September

September was fairly good in the timber market. Timber prices were high in comparison to long-term averages and all timber grades were in good demand.

Stumpage prices remained on the high level achieved one year ago in September, although a slight month-on-month decrease was recorded.


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by Dr. Radut