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Press release

Press release

An ÅF-Group report concludes: dark clouds on the European horizon for coated woodfree paper

ÅF-IPK, a member of the ÅF-Group, has concluded a multi-client report on the supply and demand of coated woodfree paper (CWF) in Europe. The report has put special emphasis on an analysis of relevant factors from the point of view of competitive strength. The report also includes an analysis of the cost structure for key producers of CWF paper, a study of value chains and tools for determining the future competitive situation of various producers. The import and export of CWF paper is also described in the report. One of the report`s conclusions is that there are dark clouds on the European horizon for coated woodfree paper.

The multi-client report includes a description of the development of CWF paper in Europe from 1987-1997, as well as an estimate of the situation up to the year 2005. The report covers 34 mills from 17 large companies. These mills have a total CWF production of 7.8 million tonnes - that is, approx. 82% of the total CWF capacity in Europe.

The report is entitled `Competitiveness Studies on Pulp and Paper - Coated Woodfree Paper in Western Europe in 1987-2005`. The ÅF-Group is one of Europes leading technical advisory companies, with more than 2000 consultants.

Corporate Information

For more information:
Kaj Sandart, Director, Corporate Information
ÅF-Group, +46 -8 657 11 85
Head consultant Heikki J.W.Salonen
ÅF-IPK AB, Finland
Tel. +358(0)9 46 97 802 or 358(0)9 46 97 800