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  PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014


INDUSTRY NEWS

Catalyst Paper to Buy Coated Paper Mills in Maine and Wisconsin for $74 Million
Catalyst Paper has agreed to buy the Biron paper mill located in Wisconsin and the Rumford pulp and paper mill located in Maine for . . . read full story


Expera to Buy Old Town Fuel & Fiber Pulp Mill in Maine
Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the Old Town Fuel & Fiber pulp mill from . . . read full story


U.S. Containerboard Demand Shows Strong Growth
Manufacturers see more production gains after September increase. Inventories at corrugated mills drop, prompting . . . read full story


Exports of Pulp, Paper, and Wood Panels from Brazil Up in First Nine Months of 2014
Pulp exports totaled 7.8 million tons from January through September 2014, a 12.6% increase compared to . . . read full story


Study by Holmen Paper Shows Demand for Wood-containing Book Paper Remains Strong
Holmen Paper announced that according to a book study it recently conducted, consumption of wood-containing book paper has grown by some . . . read full story


Major Container Shipping Lines to Hike Quarterly Low-sulfur Charge on U.S. Exports to Asia
U.S. exporters shipping container cargo to Asia will see changes in their overall freight costs beginning January 1, 2015, as . . . read full story


Green Bay Packaging Acquires Great Lakes Packaging and Midland Container
Green Bay Packaging Inc. announced the acquisition of Great Lakes Packaging Corporation and . . . read full story


Bemis Completes Sale of Pressure Sensitive Business, MACtac
Bemis Company announced that it has completed the sale of its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business . . . read full story


Twin Rivers Acquires Cascades Natural Kraft Envelope Business
Twin Rivers Paper Company has acquired specific envelope assets of the Cascades division in . . . read full story


RISI to Give Paper Industry Forecast at Paper2015
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) announced . . . read full story


PPC Fall Meeting Agenda Addressed the Future of the Folding Carton Industry
The Paperboard Packaging Council’s 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference shed light on the future of the folding carton industry, addressing key economic, . . . read full story


Nekoosa Coated Products Offers High Capacity Contract Coating Services
Nekoosa offers in-house formulation lab, high-capacity compounding, and a coating capacity measured in . . . read full story


Stora Enso Implements Lightweighting Technology to Improve Coated Kraft Back Board
Stora Enso's lightweighting technology can now be used throughout the entire CKB grammage range as a result of . . . read full story


PEOPLE

Rottneros CEO Carl-Johan Jonsson Leaves Company, Per Lundeen Named Acting CEO
Swedish market pulp producer Rottneros announced that Carl-Johan Jonsson has left the company and has been replaced by . . . read full story


Rayonier Names Doug Long as Vice President, U.S. Operations
Rayonier announced that Douglas Long, Director, Atlantic Region, U.S. Forest Resources, has been appointed to . . . read full story


EARNINGS

International Paper Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings
"International Paper delivered strong results in the quarter with record performance from our . . . read full story


Glatfelter Reports Third Quarter 2014 Earnings
"Our third-quarter adjusted earnings were strong and an all-time quarterly record of . . . read full story


Neenah Paper Third Quarter Earnings Up on Gains in Technical Specialty Products
"Our businesses continue to perform well, delivering double-digit earnings growth even after . . . read full story


INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

Valmet Launches On-site Paper Machine Roll Coating Service in Japan with Tocalo
Valmet has signed a license agreement with Tocalo to manufacture for the Japanese market Valmet's DryOnyx H on-site release coating for . . . read full story


Kadant Acquires Screen Cylinder Product Line from J&L Fiber Services
“The addition of J&L Fiber Services' screen cylinders to our Stock-Preparation product line advances . . . read full story


OF INTEREST

Newsprint Balancing Act Again Relying On Direction of Exports
Capacity shuts have bolstered the North American newsprint market and helped offset a steep decline in demand. However, increased competition is making it more challenging to use exports as a strategy for North American mills to sustain shipments and operating rates. If exports falter, additional capacity reductions may be required.
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