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Thursday, 25 February 2010 15:12

AbitibiBowater Files NAFTA Notice

AbitibiBowater today filed a Notice of Arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") with regards to the expropriation of its assets and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Company contends that the provincial government's enactment in December…
The Indian paper industry today failed to get any relief from the Delhi High Court over the government's decision of not imposing safeguard duty on imports of coated paper and paper board. A division bench Justice B D Ahmed and…
Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:33

Obama Joins in on the Black Liquor Two-Step

The Obama Administration announced today that it wants to close the non-existent "Son of Black Liquor" loophole to help "pay" for new healthcare legislation. A few hours later, Senate Democrats won a key vote on jobs legislation that, in some…
Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:15

Stora Enso's Annual Report 2009 published

Stora Enso's Annual Report 2009 is published today as PDF documents. Stora Enso's Annual Report is comprised of three separate reports: Stora Enso 2009, Financial Performance 2009 and Sustainability Performance 2009. Stora Enso 2009 is available in English, Finnish and…
ÅF has been awarded with a paper machine speed increase study for a classified client. The customer requested a substantial increase of the production speed of more than 20%. ÅF Materials Technology put together a tailor made team for these…
Paper2010 will feature two expert panels and unique programming that allows for live feedback from attendees on the issues that matter most to paper executives. Paper2010 is being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Towers in New York City,…
The forest and paper sector is changing. It's a matter of survival. Take the next step towards transforming into a more profitable business by joining PricewaterhouseCoopers at our 23rd Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference. Find out about emerging…
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 14:00

Ashland to increase global prices of Natrosol®

Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is increasing the price of its Natrosol® hydroxyethylcellulose products by 8 percent effective March 1, or as contracts allow. The price increase is necessary to offset the recent…
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 12:00

A CEO's Perspectives

CEO Perspectives in the Forest, paper & packaging industry worldwide - 2010 Edition PricewaterhouseCoopers recently conducted its third series of in-depth interviews with CEOs in the Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry. We interviewed 33 executives from leading companies around…
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:00

New faces on PAPTAC council for 2010

André Bernier has been re-elected as Chairman of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada for 2010. Two new councilors began their term on the Executive Council for 2010-2012 at the Annual Meeting: Daniel Archambault, executive vice-president and COO,…
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 10:00

Pöyry Awarded new contract

Pöyry has been awarded a contract for developing a basic engineering package and supplying related services for Borealis AG's semi-commercial catalyst plant located in Linz, Austria. The contract value is not disclosed. The total investment cost for the whole plant…
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 07:49

Ashland to increase composite materials prices

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is increasing the price of its complete portfolio of unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, pigments and additives sold in North America by 5 cents per pound effective…
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 16:00

Mohawk Acquires LabPrints

Mohawk has acquired LabPrints, a leader in workflow integration for professional photographers and photo labs. While continuing to develop its existing customer base, LabPrints joins Mohawk's growing list of marketing partners developing products and solutions for the converging worlds of…
Flow International Corporation the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, will exhibit its innovative new Mach Series line of waterjets at WESTEC 2010, March 23 – 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Flow's Mach Series…
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:00

CPI’s profits take a hit in tough market

CPI's net profit dropped 4.2 per cent to $2.04m for the first half of 2009-10 while earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) fell 27.6 per cent to $4.2m. The Australian paper giant says trading conditions remain difficult with volumes still…
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