Helsinki-based UPM today said that it will reorganize its business structure and has plans to close its least competitive pulp and paper capacity in Finland, as well as to streamline operations in all business groups, units and functions
MeadWestvaco Corporation today reported second quarter 2008 income from continuing operations of $58 million, or $0.34 per share. Included in the results from continuing operations are after-tax restructuring charges of $6 million, or $0.03 per share, primarily related to employee separation costs and facility closures, and an after-tax gain of $9 million, or $0.05 per share, related to a sale of
Graphic Packaging Corp. and the owners of Altivity Packaging, LLC today said that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.

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The missions of the Pulp and Paper Research and Education Center (PPREC) are to provide undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education in science and engineering areas relevant to the pulp, paper, and allied industries' long-term development; and to supply technical information to the pulp, paper, and allied industries' operations sector.
International Paper said that it plans to repair the recovery boiler at its Vicksburg, Miss., containerboard mill and to restart the mill once repairs are complete.
This page contains list of various types of pulp and paper based on their end use, process of manufacturing, raw material used etc. Papers can be graded in 'n' numbers of ways and if we count all permutation and combination of grades total grades may well exceed 10000. Some of the major grades classifications are
Domtar Corp. today reported net earnings of $36 million ($0.07 per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2008 compared to a net loss of $26 million ($0.05 per diluted share) for the fourth quarter of 2007
The deteriorating housing market in the U.S. is having an increasing impact on the wood fiber costs for the pulp industry in North America. Sawmills, which typically supply the least expensive wood fiber to pulp producers, have reduced the production by over 15% in 2007, thus tightening wood chip supply and forcing pulpmills to increase their usage of expensive roundwood chips.
Stora Enso today reported a drop-off in operating profit in the fourth quarter due mainly to high wood costs and unfavorable exchange rates.
Electricity-storage devices are getting more flexible, in a literal sense as well as in their design. This week sees the unveiling of the most robust but flexible battery ever. Pulickel Ajayan and his colleagues at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York made it by mixing carbon nanotubes (cylindrical, electrically conductive molecules made of carbon atoms) with cellulose, the stuff of paper.
Canada's forest products sector needs to close uncompetitive mills and invest in research and development (R&D), new products, and more modern facilities to compete globally, according to Mission Possible: A Canadian Resources Strategy for the Boom and Beyond.
The dro‌p in U.S. newsprint demand picked up speed in 2007 and prices have fallen for three straight quarters, effectively wiping out the gains posted in 2005 and early 2006.
A surge of imports in 2006 led to lower shipments by domestic mills
and some price slippage despite increased demand. Demand in 2007
is expected to be sluggish, but the impact of proposed duties on Asian paper imports make it particularly difficult to predict the direction of prices.
This is not about annual financials, record sales or jumbo contracts.
It’s about deals made in buying, selling, merging or closing of companies,
and the big money it takes to do so.
Industry consolidation and the closing of over 1.5 million tons of uncoated
freesheet capacity since 2005 led to strong price gains on all major grades in
2006. With U.S. demand growth expected to be negligible at best in 2007,
following on the heels of a contraction of demand in 2006, continued capacity
control is needed if producers are to sustain prices at current high levels.
By 2010 it is estimated that south American pulp mills will be producing ...............
Technologies for the production of biofuel are getting better and the forest products industry should be actively exploring the potential of biorefineries.
Cost pressures on tissue mills should ease in 2007, while demand and prices post modest gains.
Containerboard Mills Riding High,But Are Markets Stable Enough To Sustain Recent Strong Gains?
Pulp Supply Curtailments Allow Producers to Run the Table By Harold Cody
Properties of Nonwood Fibers - James S. Han
Alkaline-active xylanase produced by an alkaliphilic Bacillus spisolated from kraft pulp
Developing Kinetic Models to Control wood chemical Treatment Processes
Increasingly, commercial printers receive paper or paper specs and quantities that their customer has ordered directly from mills or brokers. "Customer- owned" paper, when no
forest Management , the paper and pulp industry , and sustainabiliy (by Dr.Arnold tuker)
Base paper (Body Stock): The base stock for plain or decorated coated papers and boards. It may be uncoated or precoated on the paper machine.
Paper has been around for nearly 2000 years!!! Try to imagine life without it.
As an entrepreneur from China who founded a business to facilitate global trade, I recently had the opportunity to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I recall thinking it was ironic that entering an event with the stated goal of "improving the state of the world" felt more like entering a prison. Participants were greeted by riot police and armored vehicles, and each ni
Your resume is an essential part of your marketing campaign. It';s the promotional piece that advertises your product - YOU. Your resume is a powerful selling tool that not only details your background and experience
Before you take your next career step, be sure you know where you';re headed. Map out your career and personal goals, and make sure the two complement, rather than conflict with each other. Working with an P&PJ recruiter will help you get there faster. Here';s what you need to do:
Before you walk into any interview, you should know as much about the company and the position as you possibly can. If you found the position through a recruiter, he or she should be able to provide that information for you
a leading global provider of thermal paper and the world';s largest manufacturer of carbonless paper, has signed an agreement with NCR Corporation to license NCR';s simultaneous two-sided thermal-paper technology. This license gives Appleton the

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