Materials and Metals Paper and Forest Products

  • *Lignin could be used in glue, biofuel, carbon fiber. STOCKHOLM, March 10- Nordic forestry firms racing to replace paper business lost to the internet are trying to transform their pulp mill by-products into glue, biofuel and carbon fiber for aircraft and wind turbines. A new generation of energy-efficient pulp mills are allowing the likes of Stora Enso,...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 9- Brazilian stocks rose on Thursday as prices of commodities advanced, with pulp and paper company Suzano Papel e Celulose SA leading gains after fourth-quarter earnings. Shares of miner Vale SA and state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA added the most points to the index, tracking prices of iron ore and crude futures.

  • Jan 23- Consumer goods packaging company Silgan Holdings Inc said it would buy WestRock Co's business that makes soap dispensers and perfume sprayers for about $1 billion. The unit, which has 13 plants in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, generated $566 million in revenue in the year ended Sept. 30. Norcross, Georgia- based WestRock said the sale would...

  • ADDISON, Ill., Dec 14- In an unassuming building in the Chicago suburb of Addison, United Parcel Service Inc engineers design custom boxes for retailers as part of a joint effort to tackle a vexing issue: the high cost of delivering e-commerce packages. Online retail sales are expected to reach $392.5 billion this year, according to research firm eMarketer, but with...

  • IP CEO: We need better infrastructure to get product to market

    Mark Sutton, International Paper CEO talks about the rising global demand for paper products and what it indicates about economic growth.

  • LONDON, Nov 30- A UK court has dismissed an appeal brought by some of Britain's largest tobacco companies over the government's new plain packaging rules. In its decision handed down on Wednesday, the court dismissed all appeals brought by British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Imperial Brands and several paper manufacturers. "This is a victory for public...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 18- U.S. packaging group Westrock has put a unit making soap dispensers and perfume sprayers up for sale in a potential $1 billion deal, as it seeks to streamline its portfolio after a recent merger, three people close to the matter said. The Westrock unit- dubbed a home, health and beauty business- posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- The investment arm of Koch Industries, the industrial conglomerate of the billionaire Koch brothers, is spending more than $2 billion to take a significant stake in enterprise software provider Infor, the companies said on Wednesday. Koch Industries, with annual revenue of about $100 billion, owns brands such as Brawny paper towels, Dixie...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 10- Chinese packaging makers are bracing themselves for Singles' Day on Friday, stocking up on cardboard and taking on staff ahead of an online shopping bonanza that shifts more goods than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States combined. More packagers have emerged in answer to China's e-commerce boom which began around 2010,...

  • Weyerhaeuser will purchase Plum Creek Timber in a deal the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

    Indonesia's president cut short his maiden U.S. trip, standing up Apple's CEO, amid increasing political pressure over raging forest fires.

  • Paper consumption is decreasing: CEO

    Diogo da Silveira, CEO of Portucel Soporcel, discusses the paper industry and competition with Chinese paper firms in Asia.

  • An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes at the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.

  • Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe

    Researchers are trying to find out if denser forests in California are soaking up more water and adding to the state's horrible drought.

  • IP CEO investing big in Russia

    From the Olympic Games in Sochi, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with John Faraci, chairman & CEO of International Paper, about his company's big stake in Russia's natural resources.

  • A sign for the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, in Washington, DC.

    Carlyle Group is close to reaching an agreement to buy Illinois Tool Works Inc's industrial packaging unit for more than $3 billion, sources said.

  • Cramer's Money Tree Stock: Weyerhaeuser

    Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."

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