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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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(Australia) Amcor will invest $10 million to upgrade the corrugated box plant in Townsville. The upgrade will enhance the company’s service and delivery capability to customers in North and Central Queensland and the Northern Territory. The investment involves installation of an upgraded corrugato
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(USA) Shares of paper and forest products companies moved higher Monday, after strong July pulp statistics caused analysts to forecast robust pulp shipments for the rest of the year. Worldwide July pulp shipments rose 11 percent from a year ago, fueled by a surge in demand from China and Europe.
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(Sweden) The Skoghall paper mill in central Sweden cut carbon dioxide emissions by about 170,000 tons a year following a two-year revamp costing 211 million euros ($290 million).

"This was a very large project which was implemented without stopping production,” said Peter Olsson, engineering mana
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(USA) Containerboard producers continue to have trouble pushing through that $40/ton price hike announced weeks ago. And that means that box makers will have little luck getting the 8-10% increase proposed for September on corrugated containers.
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(USA) Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc. has agreed to pay slightly more than $200,000 to settle accusations of workplace-safety violations following the 2004 death of a paper mill worker.

Mark Greenland, 38, was caught in a paper cutter at the Longview paper mill when another employee, belie
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(Ghana) Super Paper Products Company Limited (SPPC), a producer of toilet tissue, printing, writing, and typing paper has released its half year financial report for the period 30th June 2007 containing pleasant news to its investors.
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(Brazil, Singapore) Singapore’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the largest pulp and paper companies in Asia, is to open a Sales Office in São Paulo and hopes to double its Sales in Brazil within four to five years.
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(USA) Blue Ridge Paper Products suffered a $7.6 million loss during its most recent quarter and attributed most of the red ink to a planned outage in part of its operations.

The outage to maintain the company’s pine pulp mill, which converts wood chips into pulp to be made into paper, and other eq
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(India) Research firm Motilal Oswal has maintained buy rating on ITC with target price of Rs 203. The buoyant macro outlook for ITC prompts to revise EPS estimates for FY08 to Rs 7.8 (Rs 7.5 earlier) and for FY09 to Rs 9.3 (Rs 9).



The company has emerged a leader in Paperboard and Specialty Pack
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(Canada) SFK Pulp Fund (TSX: SFK.UN)

announced today that it has declared a cash distribution of $0.05 per unit, payable on September 17, 2007 to unitholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2007.

SFK Pulp operates, through its subsidiaries, the Saint-Félicien Mill, the Fairmont M
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(Finland) The price of PIX Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft averaged 594.62 eur per tonne in the week ending August 19, up 8.54 eur from the previous week, Foex Indexes Ltd said.
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