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China Triples Softwood Log Exports from Australia in Past Four Years (11/07/2017)

Lucrative log markets in China have resulted in a tripling of softwood log export volumes from Australia the past four years, reports the "Wood Resource Quarterly," (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA.

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China's New RCP Import Policy Disrupts U.S. and Global Markets (11/14/2017)

Changing recovered paper trade patterns, price volatility explored by new report.

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Fortress to Make Major Investment in Birch Project at Dissolving Pulp Mill (11/15/2016)

Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced a major investment to advance its strategic project of utilizing birch to manufacture dissolving pulp at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill located in Thurso, Qué. Birch trees grow abundantly across Canada and are considered an underutilized species of tree. The project will ensure a better use of the mixed forest in the local region, increase economic activity, and result in other ancillary economic benefits.


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UPM EUR 30 Million Investment to Boost Pulp Production at Kaukas (7/18/2017)

Production at Kaukas mill in Finland will increase by 30,000 metric tpy, from the current 740,000 to 770,000 metric tpy of softwood and birch pulp.

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Molded Fiber Pulp Packaging Market to Reach $11,700 Million in 2027 (3/08/2018)

In terms of revenue, the global molded fiber pulp packaging market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.

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U.S. Kraft Paper Producers Hike Multiwall Kraft Paper Prices $30/Ton (3/07/2017)

According to a report this week by RISI, Boston, Mass., USA, major U.S. multiwall kraft paper producers have announced $30/ton price increases for North American customers, effective April 1, following an earlier $30-50/ton price hike on bag and sack grades that went into effect  Feb. 15 - March 1, 2017.

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Fortress Paper Reports Auxiliary System Failure at Dissolving Pulp Mill (9/25/2017)

Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Qué., Canada , experiences a burst in a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system relating to one of its recovery boilers.

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Tembec Develops Very High Viscosity Specialty Cellulose Pulp (8/22/2017)

New grade, known as Biofloc XV20, is being produced at Tembec’s Tartas Specialty Cellulose Mill in France.

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Birla Cellulose Number One Globally for Commitment to Sustainable Forestry (11/15/2017)

Canadian environmental NGO, Canopy, ranked Birla Cellulose No. 1 in its updated Hot Button Report.

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New Report Examines Key Trends in Global Pulp Market (3/02/2018

Revenues from worldwide sales of pulp are estimated to exceed $60,000 Million by 2026.

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Weyerhaeuser to Sell Uruguay Timberlands, Manufacturing Business (6/07/2017)

Timberlands will be sold to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for $402.5 million in cash. 

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Even as Pulpwood Supply Outpaces Paper Demand, Costs Stay High for Some (6/20/2017)

Markets are being challenged by dislocations of paper demand growth and wood fiber supplies. 

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Columbia Pulp Secures Financing for New Straw-Based Pulp Mill in Washington (3/14/2018)

Company closes $20 million of New Markets Tax Credit Capacity from CEI Capital Management. Financing supports pulping plant construction; creates 87 new jobs.

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New Record High for Globally Traded Wood Chips in 2016 (4/17/2017)

During the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China. By far the two largest importing countries are China and Japan, followed by Finland, Sweden, and Turkey.

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Thai Paper Contracts Andritz for Wet Lap Plant Upgrade (4/13/2017)

Andritz, Austria, has received an order to upgrade the wet lap plant of Thai Paper Co. at its Wangsala pulp mill in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Startup is scheduled for July 2017.

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Global Wood Chip Trade Increased 4% Annually for Past 15 Years (4/04/2017)

Global trade of wood chips has seen spectacular development the past 15 years, with a steady increase of about 4% annually (volumes year-over-year were up 11 of the past 14 years), according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA. In 2016, an estimated 35.6 million tons were shipped, predominantly to pulp mills in China and Japan, compared with only 21 million tons 15 years ago. While trade of hardwood chips reached a record high in 2016, shipments of softwood chips have levelled out the past few years with 2016 volumes being slightly lower than the 10-year average.

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Södra Cell, Valmet Sign Mill-Wide Learning Agreement (6/15/2017)

Three-year agreement is for web-based training via the Valmet Online Learning portal.

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Fitnir to Supply Recovery, Recausticizing Systems to Södra Cell Mönsterås (11/07/2016)

FITNIR Analyzers, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, will supply its state-of-the-art online analyzer system for measuring green and white liquor properties to Södra Cell Mönsterås, Sweden. 


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Brazil Trade Balance for Forest Sector Has 4.9% Surplus (8/10/2017)

During January to May 2017, sector accumulated total exports of $3.3 billion, 3 pulping, bleaching and recovery.  2% higher than the same period in 2016.

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Sappi to Boost Dissolving Wood Pulp Capacity by 30% (2/06/2017)

Pulp and paper company Sappi, Durban, South Africa, this week said that it was planning to increase its dissolving wood pulp capacity by more than 30% in the next four years to extract maximum value from the wood fiber value chain.

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