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Most of the February data on paper industry performance was largely positive. The latest set, the woodfree numbers for W.E. from CEPIFINE, added to the positive sentiment. Total shipments of CWF were...
For two and a half days in March, delegates convened in Montreal to avail themselves of information presented on the latest developments in internal and surface sizing. The event, organized by Interte...
According to a report by Canadian Press, the Canadian dollar will be a large determining force in the credit rating...
US borrowing for private construction and the growth in housing appears to be slowing down. This indicates, historically, the approaching of a cooler economic climate. Also, if housing price inflation...
BC newspapers are full of nasty logging fatality stories and finger-pointing these days. After several studies in recent years, the BC government, WorksafeBC authorities (of the Workers' Compensation...
Chemical costs have been increasing over the past few years and last year was no exception. Higher raw material and energy costs and tight supply/demand balances pushed chemical prices higher in 2005....
In 2004, annual sales of paper and paperboard in China exceeded US$20 billion a year. The potential for further growth is enormous; annual per capita consumption of paper products is less than a fifth...
Detecting imbalance early can save large amounts of money. The less damage, the less the cost of repair. In some cases, imbalance results from an improper manufacturing process. However, any number of...
Canada's paper industry is on the upswing, according to the Conference Board of Canada. The board's industrial outl...
Kudos to the person who decided to use the "Survivor" theme for this year's PacWest conference in Jasper, BC, in May. Considering the economic climate and the work ethic of many mills these days, the will to survive struck a resounding note tha...
Globally, Moody's rates some 60 paper and forest product companies that have a combined $73 billion US in rated debt outstanding. The newly-published Moody's Industry Outlook on Paper and Forest Products states that credit ratings in the paper and...
It is hard to ignore Russia for long. More than a decade after communism's collapse, two opinions generally emerge about the country's economic potential: the nation will become a regional power once again, but it will take years, if not a generat...

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