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Pulp and Paper Chemicals

The Pulp and Paper Chemicals business delivered improved performance in the quarter as a result of stronger demand and favorable currency effects. Volume rose 19 percent as demand in South America, Asia, and North America significantly improved relative to 2009. The bleaching chemicals and specialty product segments were particularly strong globally. The paper chemicals business also experienced improved volume during the quarter led by the strong demand in Asia. Volume improvement, favorable currency impact, and cost reductions, more than offset the effect of the decline in average prices.

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