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  • Eldorado trades 6.7% more pulp in 2016; has new sales director

    Brazilian Eldorado said it traded 1.665 million tonnes of bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp in 2016, 6.7% more than in 2015. The company's BEK output also improved 5% to 1.638 million tonnes last year, after production records were hit at its sole Três Lagoas mill, in Midwest More

  • Brazilian corrugated board sales surge 5.5%

    Preliminary statistics released from the Brazilian Corrugated Board Assn (ABPO) show that the country shipped 272,026 tonnes of corrugated board, sheets and accessories in January, a 5.5% increase over the same month of 2016. The volume is still lower than January 2015, though, when Brazil shipped 277,959 More

  • Brazilian BEK pulpmaker Cenibra confirms Naohiro Doi as permanent CEO

    Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producer Cenibra announced that its interim CEO, Naohiro Doi, is permanent in the position from Feb. 1, 2017. He was named interim CEO in August 2016, replacing Paulo Eduardo Brant, who left the company to stand in the municipal elections of More

  • FibraResist opens sugar cane fiber facility in Brazil

    Brazilian FibraResist kicked off in February the country's first sugar cane fiber mill, with potential to produce up to 72,000 tonnes/yr of mechanical pulp. According to the company, the technology is a result of six years of technological research, with the development of a product that is More

  • IFP to represent Cartulinas CMPC in North America

    International Forest Products (IFP) announced that it has been appointed the exclusive sales and logistics agent for Cartulinas CMPC paperboard products sold in the USA and Canada. As part of this agreement, Paul Blackman will be joining IFP as VP, paperboard. Blackman has worked with Cartulinas CMPC More

  • Smurfit Kappa raises revenues, sales volume in the Americas in 2016

    Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) reported fourth quarter 2016 revenues at Euro 206 million ($220 million), a 1% decline over the fourth quarter of 2015. "However, the underlying year-on-year move in the group's revenue when you adjust for a net negative currency movement and net acquisition was actually More

  • China demand prompts Brazilian BEK producers to set new price hikes

    Supported by continuous heated demand in China, Brazilian bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp producers are slating a new $30/tonne price increase round effective with their March sales. Up to this moment, Fibria and Suzano have separately informed customers of a third consecutive monthly increase, after their global More

  • Lower pulp prices impact Suzano's 2016 revenues of $3.1 billion; to invest $231M in new projects

    Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano released its 2016 financial results showing net revenues of Real 9.8 billion ($3.1 billion), 3.3% lower than in 2015, while adjusted EBITDA slumped 15% to Real 3.9 billion. The company's CEO Walter Schalka stated that figures were positive for the company, More

  • US recovered paper prices jump up in Mexico; domestic OCC use, prices are firm in February

    US export prices for old corrugated containers (OCC) have jumped up, impacted by higher prices in the US market, since local mills are demanding material and agreeing to pay more to get the volumes they need, PPI Latin America has learned. US OCC exported to Mexico moved More

  • Kimberly-Clark names Gustavo Schmidt new CEO for Brazilian unit

    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Gustavo Schmidt new CEO of its Brazilian subsidiary, effective Feb. 1. Schmidt is replacing Sergio Cruz, who was in the position for the past three years and will now head the company's operations in Latin America. According to Kimberly-Clark, Schmidt is now responsible for More