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(Belgium) - Following the severe economic downturn experienced in late 2008 and throughout 2009 the industry had a much more positive 2010, although overall volumes remain some way below pre-crisis levels. Indications are that CEPI member countries produced more than 96 million...
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(Finland) The forest industry of Finland recorded annual production increase of some 12% in 2010, but production volume did not yet rise to the level achieved in 2008...
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Print benefited from a further expansion in trade during the autumn but trade is expected to weaken during the winter period, according to the latest Printing Outlook report published by the BPIF today (14 January). The latest industry trading trends survey results cover the three month period endi
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The BPIF has issued a letter of response to recent trade and national press reports that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is calling for companies to save money and improve online access and transparency by not printing hard copies of their annual report & accounts.



The FRC made the stateme
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(USA) - SWM (NYSE: SWM) today announced progress in securing multi-year customer agreements and is on pace to supply its proprietary Alginex® low ignition propensity (LIP) cigarette paper to meet approximately 40% of the needs of the European Union (EU) market...
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Over sixty-five of London's printing companies have committed to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprints with the EcoPrint London initiative.



EcoPrint London helps London printers to gain credible green credentials and to provide a sustainable solution for their clients’ need
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Print is a great industry- its official! And we don’t just mean it’s a great industry to work in either. Print plays a vitally important role in the performance of UK plc, and has huge economic significance nationally.



Did you know that the UK print sector:

• is World’s fifth largest produce
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The BPIF has released the findings of its Manpower Survey report, provided with support from RSM Tenon and Meridan Financial LLP, which reveals important insights into the earnings of key production staff throughout the print industry.

Providing essential reading for small to large print businesse
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More than half of the respondents to the latest Printing Outlook survey, published by the BPIF this week, have reported no change in trading conditions during the summer months. However the survey also revealed that a third of firms saw an improvement, with just 11% stating that the market had dete
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Is it just me, or is the sales management of coated groundwood grades in the current bull market the worst ever? What happened to paper allocations? Lead times are out three months for many coated producers, and over two months for just about everyone. All companies are not equally culpable, of cou
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President and CEO, E. Thomas Curley, had barely learned the most efficient traffic routes to the office, when he was handed a check for $1.265 million, told not to come back, and, by the way, “don’t forget that you ‘resigned’”. Not a bad four month gig – I doubt that Lady Gaga does that well.
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NewPage, in removing three top level executives, is big news these days. I find this situation fascinating. Why the shake-up, and why now..?



In the meantime, let’s look back and review NewPage strategies that made the company what it is today.
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To have any real hope of success going forward, however, requires additional consolidation. As the market shrinks, it will be helpful for the sellers if there are fewer newsprint companies. If the largest one or two paper companies remaining have a huge newsprint market share, they might be able to
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The employers, suppliers, and mill communities of AbitibiBowater are all breathing a sigh of relief. It is finally over. Sacrifices were required, but they are survivors – they made the cut – and now can expect things to settle down for a while. Well, maybe…or maybe not.
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We projected last fall that offshore newsprint exports in 2010 would increase by 20% (340,000 tonnes) to 2,040,000 tonnes. Now, five months later, it is very likely that exports will be even stronger...
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Sometimes, fear is an appropriate response. Pulp buyers should be in fear right now. Pulp supply in the U.S. south has been slowed dramatically due to wet weather conditions. Now, we hear that eastern Canada also has weather problems (with warmer and wetter weather than usual) that will significant
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Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland practically ran AbitibiBowater out of the province. The “Chavez of the North” promised union members and communities that the AbitibiBowater mills would never close. At the same time he was making those promises he was openly hostile to the company. This
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The spectacular new technology that enables energy producers to extract natural gas from shale deposits is a revolutionary development. It is the energy miracle that the U.S. needed.
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It is now clear that NewPage is re-starting two coated machines that had been idled due to a lack of orders. This development is important for at least two reasons. First, it confirms that coated backlogs have improved significantly. Second, it delays coated pricing improvement.
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(USA) The US die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies industry consists of more than 295 enterprises spread across the US. Government and public offices such as banks, utilities, and institutions that serve a wider range of customers are obliged...
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