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(USA) The closure of another paper mill is a sign of reduced demand and industry struggles. Appleton Coated is requiring 1,000 salaried employees to take two weeks of unpaid leave. About half of those managers are in Wisconsin.
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(Sweden) The paper industry is facing a critical situation, Stora Enso chief executive Jouko Karvinen said in a speech at the Finland-based company's annual general meeting. He also said it was being confronted by escalating variable costs.
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(Czech Republic) Paper and cardboard output in the Czech Republic declined by 10 percent year-on-year to 924,000 tonnes in 2008, while in the previous ten years it had been growing, according to data of the Association of the Czech Pulp and Paper Industry...
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Vietnam has become a major exporter of wood chips in a short period of time. In 2002, the country exported only 150,000 metric tons of wood chips and was a marginal supplier at the time. In 2008, the country became the fourth largest exporter of hardwood chips in the world, with an estimated...
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(Australia) Australia's four largest newspaper publishers have gone on the offensive against doomsayers, saying their combined advertising sales fell less than 1 per cent last year and predicting a rebound when the economy recovers...
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(USA) New media investment banking firm provides report to newspaper industry with roadmap for restructuring core business model, generating new digital media revenue steams, harnessing the power of the blogosphere and outlining acquisition targets areas...
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(USA) The Tasmanian Greens has accused the Bartlett Government and Forestry Tasmania of pulling the wool over the eyes of Tasmanian forest contractors, as well as the Tasmanian community itself, as the global decline in pulp and woodchip prices pulp Gunns and the woodchip-driven...
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(US/Canada) U.S. and Canadian demand for newsprint fell a combined 33% in February, the most in at least 27 years, as newspaper publishers cut purchases, according to the Pulp and Paper Products Council...
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(USA) The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its 49th Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard, and Pulp Capacity which reported that U.S. paper and paperboard capacity edged down 0.8 percent in 2008 to 96.3 million tons, slightly below the 1.0 percent...
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(Japan) Shipments of paper and paperboard in February fell 20.5 percent from a year earlier to 1.938 million tons, marking the steepest fall under the current data system introduced in 1988.
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(USA) The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) on March 23 released its 49th annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard and Pulp Capacity which reported that U.S. paper and paperboard capacity edged down 0.8 percent in 2008 to 96.3 million tons, slightly below the 1.0 percent...
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(UK) Two things are worrying the majority of suppliers on the publication market in the UK: the drop in demand and the weakness of the pound against the euro, whereby the exceedingly low prices due to the exchange rate are causing producers in euro countries the biggest headache...
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(USA) RISI analyzed the economic health of North American timber markets this weekend at the Forest Resources Association's annual meeting in Hilton Head, SC. RISI stated that North American supply and demand for sawmill residual chips has taken some twists...
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(USA) Maine's largest paper company is asking the governor for help -- a signal that an important industry to the state is in trouble amid the struggling economy...
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(USA) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, whose giant neon globe has been a fixture on the city's skyline for much of the newspaper's 146-year history, will print its last edition today and become the largest metropolitan daily to switch to an online-only publication...
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(South Africa) Mondi, the biggest producer of office paper in Europe, expects the industry to cut more capacity in all paper grades as price and volume pressures persist, the chief executive said on Monday...
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Favorable timber growing conditions, a good business climate and a stable political environment has attracted a number of European forest companies to invest in Uruguay the past few years. The establishment of fast-growing Eucalyptus and pine plantations could eventually support two or three...
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Shuttleworth Business Systems, in conjunction with the Howard Smith Paper Group and The Print Circle have hosted a number of seminars to Shuttleworth users at Howard Smith Paper Group’s Northampton head office.



The focus of the seminars has been;

• What is driving the print market for certif
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(South Africa) Sappi, the world's biggest maker of fine paper, expects the industry to close more coated fine paper capacity permanently if demand does not pick up, the chief executive said on Friday...
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(USA) Why a once-profitable industry suddenly seems as outmoded as America's automakers is a tale that involves arrogance, mistakes, eroding trust and the rise of a digital world in which newspapers feel compelled to give away their content.
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