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(Europe) Europe’s paper manufacturing federation, CEPI, is to launch a framework for reporting carbon footprints later this month to offer the first open industry standard. The framework will allow companies to calculate carbon footprints of their organisations or products, and publicise the...
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(USA) Boise Paper Co. will go public some two years after a scuttled attempt at an initial public offering, as part of a $1.6 billion purchase of the company by special purpose acquisition corporation Aldabra 2 in a deal announced Friday...
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(USA) Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation today announced its decision to discontinue operations at its Buffalo, NY, corrugated container plant and retool the facility as a dedicated sheet feeder in a joint venture with Jamestown Container and Norampac, Inc. called Niagara Sheets LLC. Existing corr
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(Europe) The world's leading paper producers could see their credit ratings downgraded if the industry's lacklustre performance continues in the next few months, Moody's Investors Service has warned...
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(EU) To remove the competitive concerns identified by the Commission, SCA agreed to divest its "Softis" brand in Germany and Austria, along with production facilities, converting lines and sales and marketing personnel...
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(Viet Nam) Over four years after its groundbreaking ceremony, the Thanh Hoa Pulp and Paper Mill, a key national project aimed at helping invigorate the nation’s paper industry, remains unfinished and bogged down in difficulties over financing and contractor bidding processes...
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(Canada) A month from now, it will be the two-year anniversary of the day when Weyerhaeuser Corp. shocked Saskatchewan with news that it intended to close its pulp and paper mill in Prince Albert, throwing 700 people out of work. The subsequent closure had a domino effect on the entire provincial...
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(USA) Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones. It is an idea that has never caught on with mainstream book buyers.



Two new offerings this fall are set to test whether consumers really want to replace
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(Canada) Recent discussions with the major players in the office supply sector – North America’s largest paper consuming industry - have resulted in significant environmental gains for Canada’s forests, ForestEthics announced today. Staples is eliminating from its supply chain all fiber from endang
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(Brazil) Ahlstrom, a global leader in fiber-based materials, today announced the completion of the joint venture formed with Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP). The joint venture, originally announced in February 2007, is created for specialty papers production and will be located...
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The Board of Directors of SCA has today decided to implement a change of CEO. Jan Johansson, currently President and CEO of Boliden AB, has been appointed as SCA’s new President and CEO. SCA’s Executive Vice President and CFO, Lennart Persson, will be acting CEO until Jan Johansson can take up...
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Stephan Seifert (40) joined Körber PaperLink GmbH, Hamburg, Germany as Managing Director Finance and Controlling...
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(India) Ludhiana-based Oswal-family promoted Shreyans Industries Ltd has plans to set up a 9-Mw captive cum cogeneration power plant with a total project cost between Rs 35 crore and Rs 37 crore. With the setting up of the new facility, the total captive cum cogen power generation...
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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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(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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(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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(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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(India) Sharmila Joshi of Asit C Mehta is of the view that one can buy Buy Ballarpur Industries, BILT with target of Rs 173.



Joshi told CNBC-TV18, "Ballarpur Industries is the stock that we are recommending. BILT it is the largest player in the Indian paper industry with a strong presence in wr