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Smurfit-MBI opens new

corrugated container plant

On 8 September, Canada’s Smurfit-MBI officially opened a new corrugated container plant at Milton, Ontario. Construction of the new plant, which specialises in corrugated packaging solutions and has an annual production capacity of 2 billion sq.... more

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

US$ €

13 Sept. 2005 583.10 474.87 6 Sept. 2005 583.51 470.35 16 August 2005 585.71 475.07 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) © Copyright EUWID GmbH, Gernsbach more

Södra withdraws from

Pulp United joint venture

Swedish Södra wants to pull out of the Pulp United joint venture which it had founded with NCT Forestry Co-Operative for the possible construction of a BCTMP plant in South Africa. Södra, which holds a stake in Pulp United via its subsidiary... more

JSG and Kappa Packaging

announce proposal to merge

Merger would create world leader in corrugated board Jefferson Smurfit Group (JSG) and Kappa Packaging (Kappa) announced a proposal to merge their respective operations. The merger, which is subject to a number of conditions including EU... more

Germany: paper suppliers announce

price increases over a wide front

Recovered paper prices have remained unchanged in September Price increases are being announced over a wide front on the German market. In view of higher costs and in many cases falling prices during the course of the year, paper manufacturers... more

Appleton to restructure ist

business into three divisions

Appleton has announced plans to restructure its organisational setup. The company wants to split its business into the three divisions technical papers, flexible packaging and international. The aim of the restructuring measures was to improve the... more

VCP to upgrade dryer

in its Jacareí pulp mill

Brazilian pulp and paper company Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP), has commissioned Finnish Metso Paper to modernise the dryer unit at the pulp mill in Jacareí. The upgrading of the headbox and cutting section, which will be completed in the... more

France: pulp and paper

Production in July 2005

preliminary data (,000 tons) July % Jan.-July % 2005 2004 05/04 2005 05/04 Pulp Mechanical 61.9 61.8 + 0.2 394.8 - 3.0 Chemical unbleached... more

Scott Paper to raise capacity

at US subsidiary KTG

Canada’s Scott Paper Limited announced plans to raise the production capacity of its US subsidiary KTG (USA) LP. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, KTG produces tissue products for the private household sector. Scott Paper said it planned to invest... more

Some aspects of increasing pulp

exports from Brazil to China

Consulting company Prospectiva on risks for the Brazilian paper industry Total exports from Brazil touched historic high levels in 2004. According to surveys conducted by the Brazilian ministry for development, industry and foreign trade, total... more