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Kimberly-Clark plans to

cut staff and close plants

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) plans to slash about 6,000 jobs by the end of 2008 and close 20 plants. Production will be streamlined in four other plants. In addition, K-C will expand seven other plants as some production capacity from affected facilities... more

German printing industry:

moderate improvement

The German printing industry currently registers an upward trend in business activity, albeit a very halting one, and the economic situation has remained unstable. The German Printing and Media Industries Federation (Bundesverband Druck und Medien... more

Amcor interested in

majority stake in CHH

Ken MacKenzie, the new chief executive officer of Amcor, is keen to acquire a majority stake in Carter Holt Harvey (CHH), of which 50.5% might be divested by its present owner International Paper according to a report in “packaging-online”.... more

International Paper to concentrate

on uncoated paper and packaging

IP to “evaluate strategic options” for a major part of its businesses U.S. forest products group International Paper (IP) announced that it is to make substantial portfolio changes and to concentrate on two key business areas, uncoated papers... more

Japan: production

in May

(tons) May January - May % 2005 2005 05/04 Newsprint 316,885 1,542,115 + 1.0 Printing & writing Uncoated 404,013... more

Fraser Papers buys

leased facilities

Canadian Fraser Papers Inc. has exercised options to acquire various manufacturing equipment previously leased under sale-leaseback arrangements at its US plants. The costs are estimated to amount to US$19.5m. The Canadian company expects... more

PIX benchmark prices per metr. ton a.d. NBSK BHKP

US$ €

19 July 2005 592.90 491.82 12 July 2005 593.16 498.66 21 June 2005 601.37 488.85 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) © Copyright EUWID GmbH, Gernsbach more

Titanium dioxide: price increase

said to be late in becoming effective

Poor profit situation in the decor paper industry is not being ignored Development in the market for titanium dioxide is mixed. Whilst demand from the paints and lacquers segment is rising rapidly at present, the paper industry is still... more

Italy: paper and board

production in April

April % January - April % (tons) 2005 2004 05/04 2005 2004 05/04 Total graphic paper 300,336 267,213 + 12.4 1,175,623 1,108,570 + 6.0... more

Prices remain unchanged in almost

all segments of the UK market

Price-pushes expected in autumn – Summer trade often quiet The UK paper and board market has launched itself into the holiday period with prices almost as they were in June. Recovered paper, whose prices are almost always steadier than those on... more