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Lenzing Extends Management Board Mandate of Friedrich Weninger

Austria, Sep 27, 2011 - The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG has extended the Management Board mandate of Friedrich Weninger (54) for a further three years until the end of 2014. Friedrich Weninger serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is accordingly responsible for the business operations of the Lenzing Group (except Engineering). Friedrich Weninger has been working for Lenzing for 22 years.

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Sep 29, 2011

Stora Enso's and Arauco's Montes del Plata Joint-venture Finalises Project Financing

Helsinki, Finland, Sep 29, 2011 - Stora Enso’s and Arauco’s Montes del Plata joint-venture pulp mill project is proceeding and the external financing for the project has been finalised.

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Oct 5 2011

Södra’s new sawmill offers pulp benefits

Södra’s new Värö sawmill was inaugurated this week by Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling. A key part of the project is the location of the new sawmill adjacent to Södra’s Värö pulp mill.

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October 7, 2011

Exports of logs and lumber from the US and Canada to China to reach record

Lumber shipments from Canada alone could reach 1.2 billion dollars this year. The North American share of log and lumber import volumes to China has increased from four percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010.

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Sep 21, 2011

ANDRITZ Acquires NSC Nonwoven, France and China

Austria, Sep 21, 2011 - International technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a contract to acquire NSC Group’s nonwoven division encompassing its affiliates Asselin-Thibeau (Elbeuf, France) and NSC Wuxi (Wuxi, China).

The acquired companies have approximately 200 employees and generate aggregate annual sales of about 40 MEUR. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price; the contract is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to come in force during the fourth quarter of 2011.

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September 25, 2011

EFSOS II - UN/ECE Forest sector and timber outlook study summary

If no major policies or strategies are changed in the forest sector and trends outside it follow the lines described by the IPCC B2 scenario, consumption of forest products and wood energy will grow steadily and wood supply will expand to meet this demand (see Figure 24).

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September 15th, 2011

Metso shuffles business units, foresees growth in biopower

Metso Corp.’s Board of Directors has decided to modify the company’s business structure in order to more effectively reach the company’s future business targets.

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September 12, 2011

Japan still matters to the B.C. economy

Canadians are coming to recognize that the balance of power in the international economy is shifting inexorably toward Asia. Already home to three-fifths of humanity, the next two decades will see Asia grow to account for half or more of global output.

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Sep 5, 2011

Pöyry Launches Green Mill Index(TM) for The Pulp And Paper Industry

Finland, Sep 5, 2011 - Pöyry has released an index for analyzing the environmental sustainability of pulp and paper mills.

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Sep 6, 2011

Metsä-Botnia Participates in Plans to Construct a Biorefinery in Joutseno

Finland, Sep 6, 2011 - Metsä-Botnia, part of Metsäliitto Group, is participating in a feasibility study with energy companies Gasum and Helsingin Energia into constructing a biorefinery for biogas production in Joutseno, southeastern Finland. If realised, the biorefinery would produce biogas from renewable wood raw material for transmission to usage sites such as Helsinki Energy’s Vuosaari power plant via the Finnish natural gas network.


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