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Showing 29 articles from December 16, 2014.

Reference Library

Earnings Announcements
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Time, change, small town mills and handwriting on the wall
Time, change, small town mills and handwriting on the wall

When it comes to handwriting on the proverbial wall, the message might not be pleasant, but ignoring it and burying your head in the sand is a mistake.

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The PM40 closed Friday, 12 December 2014 at 3278.

15 Dec 14 Get the latest PM40 update by listening to the weekly Nips show by Pulp & Paper Radio International.

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The PM40 closed 12 December 2014 up 16% from the 13 December 2013 level.

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Disconnected Comparisons

In this issue we evaluate Mercer International Inc. and Packaging Corp of America.

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Insider Trading

Reported insider trading since the last issue of PaperMoney.

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Supplier News

Alfa Laval Wins Tall Oil Order in Russia

More efficient and it increases the quality of the oil

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Valmet to Supply New Winding Technology to Stora-Enso

The project is for improved safety and more efficient maintenance operations

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Culture & Marketing

Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University Discovery

New low-cost process to make nanocellulose

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Market News of Note

Metsä Board Grows its Paperboard Business

Strategy is to grow profitably its fresh forest fibre paperboard business

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Resolute Announces Permanent Closure

Market conditions have had a major impact on newsprint operations

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Stora Enso Completes its Divestment

A natural step in streamlining the business

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Xerium Introduces Huyperm ES and ProSeam ES Enhanced Surface Felt Technology

Enhances surface characteristics and reduces energy consumption

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Labor & Union Actions

Union to Recommend Memorandum of Agreement at Tembec

Collective Agreement at Tembec to be voted on

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Major Expenditures

Domtar Announces Major Investment

Ashdown, AR mill to convert a paper machine to fluff pulp line

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Georgia-Pacific's $6 Million Investment

Thorsby operations get improvements for expansion

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Holmen Invests in Increased Production

Production capacity for paperboard at the UK mill will rise by 10 per cent

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JDI Awards Local Electric Co. $1.3 Million Contract

Local businesses and contractors being kept busy by expansion

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JDI Makes Progress at Grand Lake Timber Sawmill

JDI's forest operations projects economic growth for 2015

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Cascades Announces the Sale of its Boxboard Operations

Graphic Packaging excels with this merger

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Expera Acquires Old Town Fuel & Fiber

Transaction approved by courts

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Norbord and Ainsworth to Merge

Merger to create a leading global wood products company focused on oriented strand board ("OSB")

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Potlatch Completes Timberland Acquisition

Acquisition of high quality timberlands in Alabama and Mississippi

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Media hype on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fifth Assessment Report in November. Despite being an engineer who has worked with numbers and computer simulations even more than the average engineer has, I find the IPCC reports very heavy reading, with masses of data, often qualified as being imprecise. I cannot imagine any of the politicians that I have met personally having either the time, inclination or capacity to read and understand these reports.

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Final Word

The Final Word by Chuck Swann
The Final Word by Chuck Swann

The Drive for Energy Efficiency

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Just in....

Blaze at Domtar Pulp Mill

Equipment and operations were not halted

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Catalyst Paper Reports Fatality

Contract worker was delivering wood chips to the Crofton mill

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Tembec Reaches Settlement

Employees will return to work

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Weyerhaeuser Employee Dies Following Accident

Incident under investigation

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