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(China) Metso Paper will supply Lee & Man Paper Co. with a kraftliner board machine to its Hongmei mill in Guangdong province, China. The new PM 17 will have an annual capacity of 400,000 metric tons and is scheduled to start up in the beginning of 2009. The total value of the order is...
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(USA) Building on the success of MeadWestvaco’s

EvolutionTM line of luxury folding cartons, the company’s Health & Beauty Packaging business has unveiled Evolution2—a paperboard package that provides the same premium look as a rigid set box (the standard for prestige packaging promotions)...
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(UK) he Liberal Democrats have adopted plans to crack down on the excess packing of consumer products. The party's annual conference in Brighton on Wednesday backed a policy paper calling for supermarkets and other shops to be compelled to take back plastic bags.
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(Canada) Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG)

(www.thermalenergy.com) is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with an Eastern Canada pulp and paper mill for the design and installation of a DRY-REXâ„¢ low temperature biomass drying system...
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Metso Paper will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Mondi Packaging. The site of the new production line will be decided later on. The start-up of the production is scheduled for April 2009. The value of the order is around EUR 100 million...
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(USA) Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it expects third quarter 2007 base earnings to be in the range of $.55 to $.58 per diluted share. The Company had previously provided on July 20, 2007 base earnings guidance for the third quart
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(North America) Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (NYSE: ABY, TSX: A) and Bowater Incorporated (NYSE: BOW, TSX: BWX) today announced continued progress with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) pertaining to their proposed combination. The companies reaffirmed their expectation that DOJ approval will be...
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Newspapers from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal have made size adjustments this year. By shrinking pages, newspapers can cut newsprint costs and provide readers with a more convenient product, industry experts said.
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The paper airline ticket will be all but extinct by the end of May, the head of an international airline association said on Monday. “Put your paper ticket in a museum because in 250-something days it will be out of service,” Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive of the...
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(Australia) The company behind a $2bn Tasmanian pulp mill says more than 100 scientists questioning the proposal was "little more than another delaying tactic by green opponents"...
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(India) Indian paper companies are looking at tie-ups with companies in Sweden for technical expertise in paper and pulping and environmental technology. The Indian paper industry delegation’s visit to Sweden early this month has yielded discussions between several players on both sides.
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(USA) Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, has earned nationwide Chain-of-Custody certification. Unisource was certified by SGS -- the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company...
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Sappi, the world’s leading producer of coated fine paper, today announced that Mark Gardner (52), a 26 year veteran of Sappi in North America, has been appointed as President and chief executive officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America as from 01 October 2007. Mark had been appointed interim chief
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Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has recived an order for a black liquor evaporation plant to West Coast Paper Mills Ltd in India. The order value is about SEK 60 million. Delivery is scheduled for 2008. Alfa Laval delivered similar equipment
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Moody's Investors Service said it has affirmed the 'Ba3' corporate family rating of Boise Cascade LLC after the paper company said it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Aldabra 2 Acquisition Corp (AMEX:AII) for the sale of Boise Cascade's paper, packaging, and newsprint segment
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A new study by RISI shows that India's Forest Products Industry is poised to make a major impact in the global recovered paper market with a 7.9% annual growth in demand for recovered paper through 2016. This growth will make India the second-largest recovered paper market...
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(USA) Potlatch Corporation (NYSE:PCH) today announced an agreement to acquire approximately 179,000 acres of timberland in Idaho for approximately $215 million from Western Pacific Timber, LLC, representing $1200 per acre. The transaction will occur in two phases, with the majority of timberlands...
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SCA sees a continued positive sales trend for its hygiene products in North, Central and South America (Americas) over the next few years. SCA already has leading brands established on these markets. Organic growth is expected to be 5 – 7 % in the next few years...
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(Vietnam) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is going to ask the government to reconsider the details of the project on the biggest paper and pulp plant in Vietnam, scheduled to be located in Song Hau Industrial Zone in the southern province of Hau Giang...
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(Canada) Greenpeace Canada has begun a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi. Three Greenpeace activists are hanging from the ship's mooring lines while two other activists block the freighter in a zodiac boat to...
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