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(China) Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Co. is preparing to buy less or no recycled paper while it reduces its oversupply, take containerboard downtime, build no new capacity in China, delay its project in Vietnam and go through a period of consolidation next year...
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(USA) The Christian Science Monitor announced Tuesday it will become the first US newspaper to drop its daily print edition and focus on publishing online, succumbing to the financial pressure squeezing its industry harder than ever..
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(Canada) The falling Canadian dollar is helping ease the impact of declining prices on pulp producers Canfor Pulp and Mercer International, the two companies said in their third-quarter 2008 financial results.
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(USA) Verso Paper has announced that it intends to take approximately 50,000 tons of downtime related to coated groundwood production, primarily during the fourth quarter of 2008. The specific timing and facilities impacted to achieve this curtailment...
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(India) Paper demand in India is increasing nearly 8% annually and supply has not been able to keep pace. Globally also paper capacity is shrinking. Wood prices, stable for several years, are going up due to farmer revolts over plantation land in South America...
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(USA) The International Woodfiber Report (IWR), following a flurry of pulp and paper mill closures and OSB mill curtailments, today reported that North American virgin woodfiber demand could fall more than 20 million green tons by 2009...
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(Uruguay/Finland) Finland's Metsa-Botnia said it will halt production at its mills in Uruguay and Finland to cut output by 90,000 tonnes of pulp due to weakening market conditions and growing inventories. It aims at cutting production in Uruguay by 40,000 tonnes and 50,000 tonnes...
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(Israel) Hundreds of employees will likely lose their jobs in Israel's paper and carton industry because of a slump in orders, predictsEmkaCEO Ido Klein, who also serves as chairman of the paper and carton division at the Manufacturers Association of Israel...
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(Ireland) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Household Paper Products in the United States 2008" report to their offering. The $13 billion market for household paper products has shown strong growth since 2003, but much of this growth has been due to...
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(USA) "The problems in the paper industry are pretty enormous," said Carl G. Bjornberg, 67, chairman of Helsinki-based Myllykoski Corp. in his keynote speech at the 14th annual Paper Industry International Hall of Fame induction ceremony...
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(Japan) Coated paper shipments in Japan in September suffered a double-digit fall (10.2%) for the first time since August 2001, hit by an economic downturn, Japan Paper Association said Monday.
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(Indonesia) The proposed higher allocation for the education sector in 2009 state budget will bode well for the paper industry in Indonesia. A 20 percent allocation of the state budget means the government will spend more on programs pertaining to book aids.
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(Ireland) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2009 U.S. Paper Mills Industry Report" report to their offering. The Paper Mills Industry report, published annually, contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics...
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(USA) Corrugated box shipments in the U.S. declined sharply in September, another sign that the U.S. economy may be entering a recession because of shipments of manufactured products in such containers.
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(UK) International and domestic prices for recovered paper started to fall away this week as demand from mills slumped and some orders were cancelled. The picture in the UK remains one of concern with prices falling throughout much of the chain...
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(USA) The Wood Biomass Market Report has dispelled a widespread myth in regards to the availability and cost of wood fiber for wood biomass projects...
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The rest of us will have web tablets, says former News of the WorldPiers editor Piers Morgan...
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(UK) Just over a year ago, paper manufacturer Norske Skog announced that it was counteracting overcapacity in the European newsprint market by culling 270,000 tonnes of capacity. The firm argued that there was too much newsprint being produced in Europe and this was creating...
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(USA) Wisconsin's paper industry produces everything from cardboard to newsprint and it has long been one of the state's signature industries. But the industry is struggling under growing pressure from the economy and from foreign competition, according to Jeffrey Landin...
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(USA) Members of USW Local 2-9 and Local 2-469 will get together tonight at the Darby Club outside of Appleton, Wisconsin to watch the second nationally televised debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. The paper workers will be tuning...
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