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  PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012

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PULP AND PAPER PRICES
GRADE Feb. 2, 2012 Last Week Feb. 2011
NBSK (in the US) US $871.86 US $871.86 US $959.51
NBSK (in Europe) US $831.06 US $832.97 US $949.39
BHK (in China) US $580.04 US $575.00 US $743.04
NBSK (in China) US $670.06 US $668.19 US $ NA
LWC (in Europe) EUR 703.82 EUR 703.12 EUR 670.99
Coated Woodfree (in Europe) EUR 710.90 EUR 715.47 EUR 719.56
A4-B Copy (in Europe) EUR 861.32 EUR 864.22 EUR 868.21
Newsprint 30 lb. (in the US) US $623.28 US $623.61 US $625.77
Newsprint 45 g/m2 (in Europe) EUR 514.18 EUR 513.31 EUR 441.62
Kraftliner (brown) 175 g/m2 (in Europe) EUR 517.91 EUR 527.83 EUR 602.68
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INDUSTRY NEWS

Good Signs for Containerboard, Pulp and Kraft Paper Markets Remain Weak
A bit of optimism is forming for the containerboard market. After falling sharply over the last 4-5 months, it appears... see full story


Billerud Agrees to Acquire Packaging Paper Production at Two UPM Mills
Billerud Finland Oy has signed an agreement with UPM to acquire UPM’s packaging paper business in... see full story


Ilim Group's Pulp and Paper Production Rose in 2011
Ilim Group said that in 2011 its mills in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk mills) manufactured... see full story


Catalyst Paper to File for Creditor Protection in Canada
Catalyst Paper announced that to facilitate an orderly restructuring of its business and operations... see full story


Neenah Completes Purchase of Premium Brands from Wausau Paper
Neenah Paper announced completion of its purchase of ... see full story


Fortress Paper Agrees to Buy Lebel-sur-Quevillon (Quebec) Pulp Mill Assets
Fortress Paper has signed an asset purchase agreement with... see full story


Cenveo to Sell Forms and Business Documents Group to Ennis
Cenveo has agreed to sell its Forms and Business Documents Group to Ennis... see full story


Mercer International Makes NAFTA Claim Against Canadian Government
Mercer International served a Notice of Intent to Submit a Claim to Arbitration on the Government of Canada for breaches by it of... see full story


Koehler to Hike Price for Thermal Paper in North America
Koehler Paper will increase the price for its thermal paper in North America by 5%, effective... see full story


Magazine Paper Prices in France Appear to Be Settled
Barring a few isolated cases, prices for magazine paper in France... see full story


Saica Containerboard UK Starts up PM 11
Metso said that containerboard production line, PM 11, which it supplied to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd., successfully came on-stream on... see full story


International Paper Reports 4th Quarter and 2011 Results
"Margin expansion across our global operations, as well as growth in emerging markets... see full story


AkzoNobel to Build Chemical Island for Suzano's Maranhao Pulp Mill
AkzoNobel is planning to invest EUR 80 million in the construction of a new pulp Chemical Island facility in Brazil... see full story


Xerium Technologies to be Featured on 21st Century Business Television on the Fox Business Network
Xerium Technologies announced that the company will be featured in the 21st Century Business series on... see full story


Voith to Deliver New Tissue Machine to SCA's Kostheim Plant in Germany
SCA has placed an order with Voith Paper for a new tissue machine, which will be installed at... see full story


ABB Launches Next Generation Weight xP Actuators
ABB recently introduced the new Weight xP extended profiling actuators, which help paper manufacturers achieve... see full story


UPM to Build EUR 85 Million CHP Plant at Schongau Mill in Germany
UPM said that it plans to invest EUR 85 million to build a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at... see full story


NPTA Alliance Announces 2012 Board of Directors
The NPTA Alliance, the association for the paper distribution industry, is pleased to announce its... see full story


PMT to Supply New Secondary Headbox to KapStone Kraft Paper
PMT Italia has received an order from KapStone Kraft Paper for a new secondary headbox to be installed... see full story


Crane & Co. Announces New Vice President, Creative & Product Development
Crane & Co. announced the appointment of Rachel V. Ivey to the position of Vice President, Creative and Product Development... see full story


SFI Accepting Applications for Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants Program
The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification program is inviting applications for its highly successful... see full story


RockTenn Opens Single-Stream Recycling Facility in Memphis
RockTenn announced the opening of a new single-stream recycling facility in Memphis, Tennessee, expanding... see full story


Sappi Fine Paper NA Launches Its 2011 Sustainability Report
Sappi Fine Paper North America has published its "2011 Sustainability Report" -- the company's first ever... see full story


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