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Jan 18, 2012

Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper Communications

If you prefer to read from paper instead of an electronic screen, you're not alone. According to a recent survey commissioned by Two Sides, the fast-growing non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper, 70 percent of Americans, including 69 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds, say they prefer to read print and paper communications compared to reading off a screen.

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Jan 17, 2012

Georgia-Pacific Completes Sale of Business in Italy

Today, Georgia-Pacific has announced that it has completed the sale of the legal entity in Italy to Cartiera Lucchese (Lucart Group). A definitive agreement for the sale was announced last November and this closing concludes the sale process.

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Jan 12, 2012

Poyry Joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Finland, Jan 12, 2012 - Global consulting and engineering company Pöyry has become a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together with other WBCSD members Pöyry contributes to solving some of our planet's biggest challenges that require high-quality consulting and design capabilities.

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Tanzanian minister highlights global demand for timber

The global demand for timber resources has been highlighted by Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources, who has called on international investors to entrust more of their money to alternative funds such as timber funds.

Ezekiel Maige told a gathering of international businessmen in the East African nation that the national demand for timber and its byproducts had reached 5 million cubic metres, while the nation's timber farms currently only had the capacity to produce 1.2 million cubic metres.

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Jan. 3, 2012

It's true: money doesn't grow on trees

OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 (RISI) - Beginning in November 2011, another bastion of the Canadian pulp and paper industry fell by the wayside joining sulfite pulp and greenfield newsprint mills. The Bank of Canada began issuing polymer banknotes, beginning with the $100 bill.

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Dec 21, 2011

EIB Supports the Upgrading of Pulp and Paper Production in Russia

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million to finance the modernisation and expansion of an integrated pulp and paper mill in Syktyvkar in the Russian Federation. This is the first EIB loan provided by the Bank under the Eastern Partners Facility (EPF).

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Dec 21, 2011

Lenzing AG and Smartfiber Intensify Cooperation

Lenzing AG, the world leader in industrially produced cellulose fibers and the German company smartfiber AG / Rudolstadt expanding their cooperation. Lenzing is the future of smart fiber lyocell special fibers developed smartcel SeaCell ® ™ and produce exclusively for the smartfiber AG Lenzing / Austria.

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December 9th, 2011

Moody’s downgrades the world’s paper and forest products industry

Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said yesterday that the next year or two for the world’s paper and forest products industry is going to be rough.

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November 14, 2011

Higher wood fiber costs and lower pulp prices

Global hardwood pulp producers face higher wood fiber costs and lower pulp prices, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Profit margins are being squeezed for many hardwood pulp producers worldwide with higher wood fiber costs and lower product prices.

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November 15

SCA acquire Georgia-Pacific´s European tissue operations

SCA delivers binding offer to acquire Georgia-Pacific´s European tissue operations SCA has delivered a binding offer to acquire Georgia-Pacific´s European tissue operations, with sales in 2010 amounting to EUR 1.25bn (SEK 11.9bn). The offered price is EUR 1.32bn (SEK 12.6bn).


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