As interfaces become ever more complex and development schedules seem to get shorter and shorter, you may find it useful to give up your user-interface modeling software for awhile in favor of something simpler. All you need is paper, pens, scissors, and your imagination
Johannesburg/ Last month, captains of industry from India, Brazil and SA (Ibsa) descended on the Indian capital for the third summit of the Ibsa Trilateral Business Council.
A staggering $2.1 billion in affiliate marketing fees were paid to blog and website owners in 2008. This finding in a recent study by Jupiter Research confirms what many savvy Internet marketers have known for a while: Affiliate marketing has become one of the top business opportunities online because the startup costs are so low and the income you generate can be mind-blowing
The severe downturn in the global economy that began this fall has effectively ended the nearly three year long bull pulp market.The spreading economic crisis has led to a contraction in paperdemand and in turn pulp consumption.
In one of the fastest turnarounds in history, containerboard markets did a U-turn in fourth quarter 2008 as demand collapsed in the face.
Abrasive Papers
Papers covered on one or both sides with abrasive powder, e.g. emery, sandpaper etc.
Absorbent Paper
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International Paper Reports Preliminary 2006 Results
With Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Special Items of $1.33 Per Share
While 2007 was a bleak year overall, newsprint producers regained
pricing power in late 2007 by masterfully managing supply by continuing
to shutter high cost capacity. Despite a steady dro‌p in consumption,
newsprint prices have risen dramatically—$180/tonne over nine months if the latest increase is enacted—and helped mills stay ahead of huge cost increases.
President-elect Obama, Congress Sent Strategies On Energy, Transportation, Housing, Taxes, Pensions, and Forestry
new process and quality control system on its PM 3 has helped Dunn Paper uphold the promise of its founder 84 years ago to make high quality its first consideration
A healthy dose of ingratiation can be as important as a great business plan.
Uncoated groundwood mills, although facing weak demand due to a drop-off in advertising caused by economic weakness and rapidly rising costs,
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Ahlstrom has issued a proposal to start a cooperation procedure at its Kauttua plant in Finland regarding temporary layoffs of personnel in its crepe paper production.
One of the world's leading paper producers plans to shift its Asia-Pacific headquarters to Shanghai from Singapore as it considers a new US$1.6 billion investment in China.
Australia is a world leader in recovery and recycling of newspapers, according to figures just released by the Publishers National Environment Bureau (PNEB) in Sydney.
Here are some details about the financial architecture established in 1944 by the Bretton Woods Conference, which European and other leaders now say needs updating:
WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday said it had reaffirmed in a final, more thorough review an earlier decision to impose punitive duties on Chinese and German imports of lightweight thermal paper used to print cash-register receipts.
The Southern Forest Products Association, hosts for EXPO 2009 – the 30th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – has announced a call for ideas and papers to be presented during the show’s educational conference program.
The negative trend of wood technology orders, already recorded in the first quarter of the year 2008, worsened in the April-June period. After 3 years of growth, the usual quarterly survey shows that, as compared to the same period of 2007, orders from the Italian market decreased by 17 percent, 10.7 percent from abroad.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is both one of the youngest and one of the oldest major trade groups in the nation.
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.

Bond paper: Originally a cotton-content writing or printing paper designed for the printing of bonds, legal documents, etc., and distinguished by superior strength, performance and durability. The term is now also applied to papers such as letterhead
Back in the late 1600's, the Dutch invented the two-sheet mold. The average maximum stretch of an experienced vatman's arms was 44". Many molds at that time were around 17" front to back because the laid lines and watermarks had to run from left to right. Sounds big?...well to maximize the efficiency of paper making, a sheet this big was made, and then quartered, forming four 8.5" x 11
No matter where you go, what you do or how you do it, chances are it will involve paper. Paper links every facet of our life, however people are most familiar with the paper that is used at home and in the office. From the paper towels in the kitchen to the paper used in the printer and fax machine in the office, paper products provide convenience and a means of communication.
RUSSELL (AP) ––The push for more power from renewable fuels has renewed interest in one of the oldest energy sources: wood.
While airwaves have been permeated by advertisements for solar and wind power, last year wood generated more net electricity in the United States than those two up-and-comers combined.
Paper has been around for nearly 2000 years!!! Try to imagine life without it.
How do Hardwoods and Softwoods differ?
They look different. Some are smooth, some have bold grain and some have knots or bird eyes. They finish differently. The density of the various woods change the depth and tone of the color. The region where the furniture is made, the style, and the historical period of the piece determine the wood used.
BHKP - Bleached hardwood kraft pulp.

BKP - Bleached kraft pulp (includes all softwood and hardwood kraft pulp).

BSKP - Bleached softwood kraft pulp.

CWF - Coated woodfree printing and writing paper (see Woodfree paper).
A group of four manufacturers of high-volume production inkjet presses have formed an alliance to assess digital print compatibility with current deinking and paper recycling processes worldwide.
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.

Auburn University
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.
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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 ...............

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