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Domtar Corporation (UFS) (UFS.TO) today reported net earnings of $39 million ( $1.20 per share) for the first quarter of 2014 compared to net earnings of $65 million ( $2.00 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2013 and net earnings of $45 million ( $1.29 per share) for the…

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UPM Raflatac plans to increase production capacity for its film labelstock business in Europe by investing approximately EUR 13 million in a new coating line at the company’s self-adhesive labelstock factory in Nowa Wies, Poland. This initiative will support UPM Raflatac’s target to secure cost competitive growth in films in…

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BillerudKorsnäs' CEO Per Lindberg said the company is off to a solid start in 2014 and he expects demand across all of the company's product lines to remain stable through the remainder of the year. “We have started the year in a good way by delivering a strong result for…

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the British Columbia government for supporting a FPInnovations research project aimed at developing innovative biomaterials from wood fibre. The province has announced that it is providing $2.25 million toward the research and development of cellulose filaments (CF), flexible fibres extracted from pulp…

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The American Forest & Paper Association released its Printing -Writing Paper Report in March 2014 said that total shipments of paper - writing decreased 2 percent in March compared to March 2013, with increases in shipments year a year in the coated mechanical and uncoated freesheet grades.     Sheet (UFS…

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Domtar announced that for the second consecutive year sponsoring " World Book Night U.S.," an ambitious campaign to promote reading. U.S. World Book Night distribute 500,000 free books in more than 6,000 locations across the country on April 23 - Shakespeare 's birthday. About 25,000 book lovers of volunteers, including…

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IPST has launched two new projects of the consortium. Dr. Preet Singh is principal investigator of " Corrosion control in paper machines using Reduction of fresh water," Dr. Sankar Nair and lead " The robust membranes for Black Liquor Concentration. " IPST member companies Domtar, International Paper, KapStone, MWV and…

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Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen has expressed the Board of Directors of his desire to retire from office in 2014 by Stora. He has served as CEO for seven years. "Jouko Karvinen initiated discussions with the Board late last year about his desire to retire from the Company during 2014,"…

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Domtar has appointed Michael D. Garcia to be chairman of Domtar Pulp and Paper, effective May 1, 2014. In this role, Garcia will oversee the operations of a network of thirteen plants in the United States and Canada. Domtar is the largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper, and among the…

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Toscotec has received an order from Oji Paper Co., Ltd.Japan for a TT SYD (Steel Yankee Dryer) to be installed at its production site in Kasugai. The TT SYD has a diameter of 12ft and a face length of 5750mm and it will replace the existing deteriorated Yankee Dryer. Established…