Pulp and Paper

CelluForce and Fibria sign a strategic partnership agreement

The partnership includes technological, commercial, and financial components
CelluForce and Fibria sign a strategic partnership agreement

Buoyed by growing interest and technological advances in its innovative product called CelluForce NCC, a form of high quality cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), CelluForce has signed a multifaceted strategic partnership with Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer.

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Domtar 3Q net earnings soar to $59 million

From $11 million a year ago
Domtar 3Q net earnings soar to $59 million

Domtar Corporation reported net earnings of $59 million for the 3Q 2016 compared to net earnings of $18 million for the 2Q 2016 and net earnings of $11 million for the 3Q 2015. Sales for the 3Q 2016 were $1.3 billion.

Domtar had earnings before items of $71 million for the 3Q 2016 compared to earnings before items of $38 million for the 2Q 2016 and earnings before items of $54 million for the 3Q 2015.

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All Canadian forestry products will enter the EU duty-free

Upon CETA’s entry into force, all Canadian forestry products will enjoy duty-free, quota-free market access to the EU.
All Canadian forestry products will enter the EU duty-free

Current EU tariffs for forest products range from 2% to 10%. The EU is the world’s third largest importer of forest products – $46 billion in 2015 or 14% of global forest product imports in 2015. Canada’s advantage includes areas where EU demand is strong. Key exports from Canada, such as wood pellets, sawn/sliced coniferous wood, chemical wood pulp of coniferous wood, and seat components, have strong demand in the EU.

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US printing-writing paper shipments down 8 percent

After recording three year-over-year increases in 2016
US printing-writing paper shipments down 8 percent

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8 percent in September compared to September 2015.

Total printing-writing paper inventory decreased 4 percent from August levels.

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Romanian cardboard production, demand expand

Demand on the rise
Romanian cardboard production, demand expand

Romania’s cardboard consumption rose to 322,000 tonnes in 2015, an increase of 13% compared with a year earlier, according to data from local industry association ARFCO.

With local demand for cardboard expanding, Romanian manufacturers are considering to raise their output capacities, reports local business daily Ziarul Financiar. Currently, Romania-based cardboard producers are enabled with a total capacity of about 723,000 tonnes per year. Of this, about 55% is intended for export sales, mostly to other European Union member states.

In 2016, Romania’s demand for cardboard is expected to continue its growth, local observers say.

 

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