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December 19, 2009

Japan calls for eco-safe chips

JAPANESE companies have demanded Tasmania provide them with Forest Stewardship Council accredited woodchips.

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December 13, 2009

The 10 Most Common Paper-Purchasing Mistakes

I wrote recently that I was on the verge of publishing “the best article I have ever seen on paper purchasing” when Google’s robots disabled this blog. Here it is, from guest columnist Bill Lufkin, one of the country's top experts on paper buying.

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December 11, 2009

Where to Offload 4.6 Million Tonnes of New Capacity from Chinese Paper Industry?

SHANGHAI, Dez. 11, 2009 (RISI Blog) - One big story in 2010 and 2011 will be the wave of new printing and writing paper capacity due to come online in China.

Tough times for the forest products industry!

A report published Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the Canadian forest and paper industry lost $632 million in the third quarter of 2009, exceeding the $552 million reported in the same quarter of 2008.

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November 27, 2009

Tembec wants to sell its two kraft mills in Europe


Issue date: 
November 27, 2009

Chile Copec 9-month profit down 43.3 pct yr/yr

SANTIAGO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chilean industrial conglomerate Copec COP.SN said on Friday its nine-month profit tumbled 43.3 percent from a year ago, but its businesses were recovering from the worst of the global financial crisis.

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November 21, 2009

Gunns favourite to manage Great Southern

TIMBER company Gunns is poised to further increase control of Australian forests, emerging as favourite to take over the running of Great Southern's management investment scheme plantations.

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November 20, 2009

Russian pulp and paper market to revive not earlier than in 2010

According to intermediate results, Russian timber industry remains unprofitable – in the first half of

Indonesia: Industrial forest output to increase 36 percent

The supply of logs from the country's industrial forest (HTI) is expected to rise by 36 percent to 18.5 million cubic meters next year with the issuance of more forest development licenses, a director at the forestry ministry said.

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November 10, 2009

India's wood imports show impressive growth rates!

New Delhi, Nov. 10, 2009 (RISI) - Although the growth in softwood log imports in India is impressive, at least 80% of India's log imports are hardwood. Teak logs are imported from Myanmar, various African countries, and Central and South America.


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