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VCP plans to build new

pulp plant in Brazil

Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) of Brazil is in negotiations with Brazilian administration and licensing bodies regarding the construction of a bleached eucalyptus pulp plant at Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. If... more

Pulp market sees strong resistance

against price plans for eucalyptus pulp

Stocks of woodpulp in European ports increased in October In contrast to the softwood pulp market, where manufacturers and vendors were able to agree October prices relatively easily, the talks for eucalyptus pulp were “protracted and tough”.... more

Parts of AgfaPhoto

to be sold

The creditor committee and the supervisory board of AgfaPhoto GmbH approved the sale of parts of the company. The relevant agreements with the German a&o group and Swiss Imaging Solutions were signed at the end of October. The a&o group is based... more

Rationalisation measures

squeeze SCA’s earnings

Ongoing rationalisation measures have edged figures of Swedish SCA for the first nine months of the current year into the red. Following net profits of SKr4.11bn for the first three quarters of 2004, figures for the same period in the current year... more

EUWID Price Watch Germany

Core board in the third quarter 2005

(Prices in € per ton) 3rd quarter 2005 2nd quarter 2005 3rd quarter 2004 Standard core board (300 g) 330 - 365 330 - 365 310 - 345 EUWID assumes no liability for... more

Norske Skog benefits

from higher selling prices

Norske Skog continues to benefit in the current business year from selling prices which have been higher this year compared to the last. This increase has resulted in a slight rise in the company’s quarterly results. For the third quarter of the... more

UPM raises profits and aims

for higher competitiveness

UPM saw results rise in the third quarter 2005. Operating results excluding special items accelerated from €137m to €157m year-on-year while pre-tax profits rose from previously €121m to €141m. Sales, on the other hand, slowed from... more

Investment and acquisition

projects in Russia

According to Russian news reports, Ilim Pulp Holding has reduced its stake in the Russian Kommunar paper mill to 46.48% by selling 21.86% of the shares. Kommunar is located in the Leningrad region and produces industrial and packaging paper... more

Germany: imports and exports

of recovered paper in 2005

(in tons) IMPORTS EXPORTS from/to Jan. - June change Jan. - June change 2005 2004 % 2005 2004 % France... more

Imerys acquires

Denain-Anzin Minéraux

In late October, French supplier of special chemicals and pigments, Imerys, announced the purchase of 99.97% of all shares in Denain-Anzin Minéraux (DAM) from Nord Est. The purchase price was put at €55.7m. DAM will be consolidated into... more