In the uncoated woodfree
market, IP notes that it is well positioned in the global market with 6.6 million short tons of capacity ranged across the south and east of the United States and strong strategic footholds in Eastern Europe, Russia and Brazil.
was one of the worst performers over the period, but the traditional Japanese grade "bitoko-shi" fared rather better and the net result was more or less a wash.
Indeed, as the table clearly shows, Western European demand for both coated and uncoated woodfree
papers took a breather in February, dipping by around 3% compared to the same period last year.
It is one of the five largest European producers of uncoated woodfree
papers, with production capacity of more than 1 million metric tons of paper and revenues of more than EUR 1 billion (US $1.3 billion).
Oji Paper has altered its plan to build a 1.2 million metric tons/year coated and uncoated woodfree
greenfield paper mill in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province.
Source: Cepi * UWF Uncoated woodfree
grades are printing and writing papers made of chemical pulp.
In kraftliner (both white top and brown) sack kraft and uncoated woodfree
we are in the bottom quartile in cost.