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Weyerhaeuser Reports First Quarter Results

External link - Fri, 2015-05-01 02:05
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported first quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $90 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion. This compares with net earnings of $183 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, on net sales from continuing operations of $1.7 billion for the same period last year.

Excluding after-tax charges of $9 million for special items, the company reported net earnings of $99 million, or 19 cents per diluted share for the...(Read More)

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Complete stock preparation line for Bulgaria

Paper World - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:00
In 2014 the company PAPCEL signed a contract to deliver stock preparation line with an output capacity of 120 tpd to Bulgaria. The whole project originated with a great support and a grant from the European Union. The line is designed for recycling of waste paper, where the finished product will be a semi-product in the form of dewatered pulp on pallets. The scope of delivery included: pulper LCV-20-WD, belt conveyor, dewatering drum OBN-10, washing separator VSV-30, and periodical rejects separators PSN-30, cleaners SVS-25-M, HRB pumps, and belt presses incl. thickeners, filter for water purification, etc. The equipment and machinery was dispatched in March 2015, the commissioning is scheduled in 2Q/2015. (Papcel a.s.)
Categories: Pulp and Paper

Appointment of Johan Stumpf as successor to Ralph von Veh as ...

Paper World - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:00
... Mpact Corrugated Managing Director Mpact is pleased to announce the appointment of Johan Stumpf as Managing Director of Mpact’s Corrugated business with effect from 1 January 2016, succeeding Ralph von Veh (63), who is approaching retirement. The Board’s timing of the implementation of the succession plan was decided in consultation with Ralph and the Executive Directors and is aimed at ensuring a smooth and orderly transition in the leadership of the Corrugated business. To facilitate an efficient handover Johan will join Mpact on 1 October 2015 as Director Operations – Mpact Corrugated. The Board would like to thank Ralph for his invaluable contribution towards the success of the Group and, in particular, the Corrugated business which, under his leadership over the past 15 years, has been established as the market leader. Ralph will remain with the Group as a member of the Mpact Executive Committee, responsible for the bags and sacks businesses, Detpak and Pyramid, and will represent Mpact’s interests on the boards of various Mpact subsidiaries and associates. Ralph will also assume responsibility for certain strategic business initiatives. Johan (47), who holds a BEng (Hons)(Industrial) and an MBA (Cum Laude) degree from the University of Pretoria, has a proven track record and extensive executive management experience in the fruit and agricultural sectors as well as manufacturing. He will join Mpact from the Klein Karoo Group where he has served as Managing Director since 2009. Prior to joining the Klein Karoo Group Johan spent six years as Managing Director of Sundays River Citrus Company (Pty) Ltd, the largest packer and marketer of citrus in southern Africa. Johan’s diverse experience also includes six years with SABMiller as production and engineering manager as well as management and executive roles in supply chain management and consulting. “We have every confidence that Johan’s depth of experience and understanding of the broader industry, will enable him to lead the Corrugated team to build further on the very solid foundation already laid in the Corrugated business,” says Mpact Group CEO, Bruce Strong. Tony Phillips, Chairman of Mpact Limited said, “We are most fortunate to be in a position to enable a smooth transition of leadership within Mpact Corrugated, whilst also continuing to draw on Ralph’s extensive knowledge and experience as a member of the Executive Committee.” (Mpact Paper)
Categories: Pulp and Paper

Paperworld China 2015 scheduled in October for superior industry sourcing period

Paper World - Fri, 2015-05-01 01:00
The 11th edition of Paperworld China, the leading international trade fair in China for the stationery and office supplies industry will be held from 15 – 17 October 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Hall N1 – N2, an ideal location for exhibitors and visitors alike. As Paperworld China will now even better accommodate the industry sourcing period, a number of quality exhibitors have already signed on to participate in the 2015 show, including major brand names such as Dokumental, Liberty, Max, Polar Bear, Premec, Simbalion and Titi. Also, the Wenzhou and Ningbo pavilions have already confirmed their attendance at the show. Paperworld China will gather buyers locally and from around the world to source products in China as October is the prime sourcing period in Asia for consumer goods. To take advantage of the best Asia has to offer in the industry, buyers will begin the hunt for products in Shanghai and conclude their sourcing needs in Guangzhou or Hong Kong. Being the first station of the new sourcing route, suppliers and buyers are able to better understand the needs and desires of consumers. Creative Pavilion and Oriental Culture zone returning In 2014, the show featured the “DIY Studio” which was jointly organised by Paperworld China and the DIY Industry Promotion Council of Shanghai Creative Industry Association. This endeavour attracted numerous high-quality “do-it-yourself” and handicraft companies displaying their products in the zone with more than 20,000 professional visitors at Paperworld China coming to also discover the newest in DIY products and ideas. Representing the show organiser, Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said: “The DIY market is always expanding with new and innovative products continuing to inspire consumers, especially in the emerging market in China. Considering the tremendous success at last year’s Paperworld China, we will join forces again to establish the inaugural Creative Pavilion, expecting to double in exhibition space and exhibitor numbers.” The Creative Pavilion will include a greater variety of items related to DIY supplies, hobby products as well as crafts and artist supplies. Exhibitors will offer live demonstrations and interactive workshops for a better understanding of their products ranging from scrapbooks, patchworks, paper moulds, glass paints, wood paints, fabric paints and fabric art items to clay modelling and embroidery. Additionally, the very well-received Oriental Culture zone will be returning in 2015. It will cooperate with museums and cultural organisations to highlight traditional arts and workmanship in combining cultural and contemporary elements. The enhanced product groups including desktop items and related souvenirs with oriental attributes will also be extended this year. Paperworld China will also be held concurrently with two other well-known events: Music China, Asia Pacific’s largest trade fair for musical instruments and Prolight + Sound Shanghai, the leading professional audio and lighting, entertainment and event technology trade fair in Asia. Combining all three shows will allow for gaining a greater audience as visitors from educational institutions, schools as well as visitors from the creative sector will gather at Shanghai New International Expo Centre at the same time and experience a creative synergy in visiting all three shows. An early-bird discount will be offered to applications until 31 May 2015. For more information about the show, please visit www.paperworldchina.com or email: stationery@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com. Paperworld China China International Stationery and Office Supplies Exhibition Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China 15 – 17 October 2015 (Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd)
Categories: Pulp and Paper

Weyerhaeuser Reports First Quarter Results

Weyerhaeuser - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:05
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today reported first quarter net earnings to common shareholders of $90 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion. This compares with net earnings of $183 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, on net sales from continuing operations of $1.7 billion for the same period last year.

Excluding after-tax charges of $9 million for special items, the company reported net earnings of $99 million, or 19 cents per diluted share for the...(Read More)

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California’s forests have become climate polluters

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:23

California introduced a world-leading carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to drive down pollution rates after lawmakers approved an ambitious climate protection law in 2006.
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California’s forests have become climate polluters

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:23

California introduced a world-leading carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to drive down pollution rates after lawmakers approved an ambitious climate protection law in 2006.
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Newly released Forest Service tree mortality charts for western bark beetle has California at 800,000 acres for 2014

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:18

The Areas with Tree Mortality from Bark Beetles, Summary for 2000 – 2014, in the Western US, is now available.
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Newly released Forest Service tree mortality charts for western bark beetle has California at 800,000 acres for 2014

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:18

The Areas with Tree Mortality from Bark Beetles, Summary for 2000 – 2014, in the Western US, is now available.
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Rural schools to receive $285 million in timber revenue

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:12

Rural schools located near national forest land in 41 states and Puerto Rico will share $285 million this year in payments, according to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Rural schools to receive $285 million in timber revenue

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:12

Rural schools located near national forest land in 41 states and Puerto Rico will share $285 million this year in payments, according to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Partially logged rainforests could be emitting more carbon than previously thought

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:07

Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from logging.
Categories: Europe

Dull forest glow yields orbital tracking of photosynthesis

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:07
New research provides some crucial ground truth for a method of measuring plant photosynthesis on a global scale from orbit. The work shows that chlorophyll fluorescence, a faint glow produced by plant leaves as a byproduct of photosynthesis, is a strong proxy for photosynthetic activity in the canopy of a deciduous forest.
Categories: Europe

Dull forest glow yields orbital tracking of photosynthesis

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:07
New research provides some crucial ground truth for a method of measuring plant photosynthesis on a global scale from orbit. The work shows that chlorophyll fluorescence, a faint glow produced by plant leaves as a byproduct of photosynthesis, is a strong proxy for photosynthetic activity in the canopy of a deciduous forest.
Categories: Forest

Partially logged rainforests could be emitting more carbon than previously thought

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:07

Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from logging.
Categories: Forest

Austrian company exposed offering bonuses for illegal Romanian timber

Metla Finland - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:01

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an environmental organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and London, has released a new video exposing the leadership of the largest forest products company in Romania, the Austrian-based Holzindustrie Schweighofer, willingly and knowingly accepting illegally harvested timber and incentivizing additional cutting through a bonus system.
Categories: Europe

Austrian company exposed offering bonuses for illegal Romanian timber

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:01

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an environmental organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and London, has released a new video exposing the leadership of the largest forest products company in Romania, the Austrian-based Holzindustrie Schweighofer, willingly and knowingly accepting illegally harvested timber and incentivizing additional cutting through a bonus system.
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Report: The Global Position of the U.S. Forest Products Industry

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:51

The United States’ share of global industrial roundwood production has declined since the 1990s.
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Yukon government proposes biomass energy strategy

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:38

From the wood-powered steamboats that once plied the Yukon River to the high-efficiency home wood stove, Yukoners have long relied on their forests for fuel.
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BERC launches community-scale database

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:30

With funding from the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the US Department of Energy through the support of Senator Patrick Leahy, BERC has developed this searchable database of community-scale facilities in the United States and Canada that use modern wood heating or combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
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