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UPM to restructure plywood and timber operations in Finland

Nov 3 2009  UPM plans significant restructuring of its plywood and timber operations in Finland. Almost 900 jobs will be cut, but this time not in UPM's pulp and paper operations.

Global economic downturn: A statement from a global sawmilling machinery supplier

Jartek Oy is one of the leading Finnish producers of sawmilling machinery, drying kilns, equipment for thermal modification of wood. The company has been operating in the Russian market since 1970-s.

World crisis affected more or less all actors in the market. How would you characterize the current situation?

SAPPI to restructure forestry business in the Kingdom of Swaziland

SAPPI: Intended closure of Sappi Usutu Pulp Mill and restructuring of forestry business in the Kingdom of Swaziland in response to market conditions and forest fire damage.

UPM and Sveza to postpone realization of project in Vologda region for 2 years

UPM-Kymmene (Finland) and Sveza Group postponed realization of the project on construction of a large timber industrial complex in the Vologda region for 2 years.

Forestry needs new markets and new products

The new deputy minister of forestry in Ontario says the old days of the forestry industry are over and the leaders and the workers of that industry have to look for new directions and new ideas if the North is to profit from the vast quantities of wood fibre that remainin our

Huge European Pulp&Paper closures expected in 2010?


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Okt. 23, 2009 (Viewpoint) - North American coated paper markets have come a long way toward closing the gaping hole between supply and demand that opened up as a result of the collapse in magazines and catalogs. A gap of more than 2.0 million tons (annualized) opened up between actual capacity and the normal level of capacity that would be needed to support a 95% operating rate in North America. Producers coped with this problem by shutting even more capacity and taking massive amounts of downtime at their remaining mills.

APP Indonesia - do you the mills out there?


LONDON, Okt. 20, 2009 (RISI) - I have just returned from a very hectic week long tour of three of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Indonesia's facilities on the islands of Java and Sumatra, complete with helicopter overviews, and even an earthquake thrown in at the end to really keep us on our toes!

Son of Black Liquor: A $50 Billion Loophole for the U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry

For the second time in a year, the U.S. pulp and paper industry has hijacked a multi-billion dollar federal program that was supposed to promote new biofuels.

What's being called Son of Black Liquor dwarfs the original black-liquor loophole that created such a stir in Congress and among Canadian officials earlier this year.

Forest-based sector to search for fresh business opportunities

Oct 15 2009  A research conference for the European forest-based industry and cluster will focus on the creation of new business opportunities for the sector. The event will be held in Stockholm on 9-11 November 2009.

Imports of timber and pulp to China increases

Wood Resource Quarterly has reported that imports of logs, lumber and pulp to China increased substantially in the second quarter of 2009 as the country’s economy grew by almost 8%.


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by Dr. Radut