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(Canada) Fraser Papers Inc. ("Fraser Papers") (TSX:FPS) announced today it has signed an agreement with ForEverGreen Energy Inc. to install a heat exchange unit at its pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec. Once installed on the mill's main heat stack, the heat exchange unit will produce thermal power...
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(India) Seshasayee paper & Boards is a South-based paper manufacturing company. It has achieved a three-year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.2% and its net margin stood at 7.6% in FY07. Despite this growth, it is currently trading at a price-earnings (P/E) multiple...
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(USA) International Paper (NYSE: IP) has completed the acquisition of Central Lewmar LLC, one of the largest privately held paper and packaging distributors in the United States, from Philadelphia-based private equity firm Chrysalis Capital Partners, Inc. On August 13, the company announced it had
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(USA) International Paper Co. will sell its tree nursery near Bluff City for $60 million to a South Carolina tree-biotechnology company it partly owns. ArborGen LLC of Summerville, S.C. will take over the 700-acre tree farm, company officials announced Thursday.
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(India) Office automation and deployment of IT is driving the growth of the branded copier paper industry today. Growing at 15 to 20 percent per annum, the industry is tipped to maintain the same growth momentum in the future as well.



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(UK) Artist Frank Boelter has created a nine-metre paper boat from the material that is commonly used for packaging milk, and he is sailing it up the Elbe. The boat is 30 feet long and weighs 55 pounds. Boelter used a 170-square-metre piece of Tetrapack paper to make it.
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(New Zealand) The Australian-owned New Zealand supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled more than 10,000 toilet rolls and packets of paper tissues and towels off the market following environmentalists' claims that they were made from illegally logged rainforests in Indonesia.
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(South Africa) Kimberly-Clark has settled an industrial dispute with its paper processing and packaging workers in South Africa. The deadlock between Kimberly-Clark and the union, CEPPWAWU, was resolved on 22 August after three weeks of strike action, supported by the UK print union Unite.
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(USA) MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) announced

today that it will discontinue operations at its Laurel specialty papers plant in South Lee, Massachusetts. The facility primarily produces wear resistant overlay (WROL) for laminate flooring products. The closure of the Laurel mill is in respon
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(USA) The Simpson Tacoma Kraft Co. LLC pulp and paper mill has volunteered to have the state Department of Ecology measure the mill's "environmental footprint." The Tacoma mill, located on Commencement Bay in Tacoma, is one of four mills in the state that volunteered to participate in the progr
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(Canada) Canadian lumber production continued its downward spiral in June amid signs on both sides of the border that an end to the slump is nowhere in sight. June production was its lowest level for that month in five years as forestry companies continued to adjust to decreasing demand.
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(Australia) PaperlinX Limited (PPX) announced a 22% increase in profit after tax to $80.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2007. The paper maker said that underlying earning before interest and tax (EBIT), adjusted for asset sales and the implementation of strategic initiatives, was 26% higher.
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(UAE) The paper industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is currently to the tune of $3 billion and is growing, industry players said yesterday. The UAE's share in the regional paper industry alone was to the tune of $1 billion, according to the officials of Al Fajer Information
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(Canada) Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index, which

measures price trends in 32 of Canada's major exports, fell by 0.7 per cent in July, the second consecutive monthly decline, though the Index remains 10.5 per cent above a year earlier.
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Major US-Asia container lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement are calling for a freight rate increase of $50 per 40-foot containers and $40 for 20 foot containers for recovered fiber. Container lines are looking to implement the increase by Sept. 1, 2007.
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(USA) Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) today announced that its Kadant Black Clawson Inc. subsidiary has received an order of approximately $8 million from a kraft bleached pulp mill in the United States to design, engineer, and procure materials for a six-effect falling film evaporation system.
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(UK) PAS105 provides advice for stakeholders in the paper recycling chain and sets out actions that should be taken to minimise contamination from non-paper streams, which is common with household waste recycling.
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(Australia) Woolworths, Australia's biggest supermarket chain, has been caught telling shoppers that two of its home brand products are environmentally sustainable, when the company has never independently checked the validity of those claims.
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Epson has announced the formulation of a paper products procurement policy, which aims to contribute to alleviating the growing problems of unregulated deforestation and ever-increasing carbon emissions. Although paper has substantially less of an impact on the environment than plastic or metal, fo
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(Sweden) In order to strengthen leadership and profitability over the long term at the Gruvön mill, a new mill manager has been appointed.

Per Bjurbom will take over the post as of 1 December 2007. Per Bjurbom joins Billerud from Holmen Paper, where he was site manager at the Hallsta mill.
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