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PIX benchmark prices

per metr. ton a.d. NBSK BHKP US$ US$ 25 April 2006 647.01 620.11 18 April 2006 643.39 619.96 28 March 2006 630.21 617.76 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) © Copyright... more

Southern Container to

close mill in New York

Southern Container Corp., one of the largest independent manufacturers of corrugated packaging in the USA, is planning to close its corrugated box plant in Suffern in the US state of New York. Southern Container had acquired this mill when it took... more

Finnish minister

cancels visit to Argentina

Due to the conflict between Argentina and Uruguay regarding the construction of two pulp mills near Fray Bentos in the west of Uruguay, Finland’s minister for foreign trade and development, Paula Lehtomäki, has cancelled her planned visit to... more

Price trends for fine paper in

Germany are pointing higher in April

Another round of hikes announced for kraftliner and semi-chemical fluting The market for fine paper in Germany is seen to be brisk. According to many suppliers, demand and prices have picked up. Other manufacturers are still amidst negotiations... more

Slovenian paper industry

records slight growth

For the lion’s share of Slovenia’s pulp and paper manufacturers the 2005 financial year was somewhat better than the year before. The Slovenian chamber of industry and commerce in Ljubljana reports that the production of paper and board rose... more

News in brief

José Luis Méndez López announced his resignation from his position as chairman of the administrative board at Grupo Empresarial Ence, S.A. in mid-April. Méndez López had held this post since the Spanish group was denationalised in 2001. Juan... more

Tembec to indefinitely shut

down NBSK mill in Ontario

Tembec Inc. is to reduce its market pulp capacity. The company’s pulp mill in Smooth Rock Falls/Ontario will be idled indefinitely, effective 31 July 2006. The Smooth Rock Falls mill produces 200,000 t of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK)... more

EUWID Price Review UK

First quarter 2006

Prices in pound per metr. ton free delivered 1st quarter 2006 4th quarter 2005 1st quarter 2005 unless otherwise stated £ £ £ Recovered paper (prices ex works) Mixed paper... more

World market pulp statistics

March February March (,000 t) 2006 2006 2005 Shipments 3,325 3,146 3,209 Bl. Softwood... more

Short term lay-offs at

Stromsdal in summer

Stromsdal Oyj’s employees are facing short-term lay-offs in summer. On 21 April, Stromsdal informed its employees that insufficient order levels or other seasonal factors may require the company to temporarily lay off staff as part of its... more