Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF
                           THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1934




                            BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

DELAWARE                                    33-60032                            62-1518973
(State of Incorporation)            (Commission File Number)  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

                  1001 Tillman Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38112
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

           Registrant's telephone, including area code (901) 320-8100


Item 8.01 - Other Events

         On October 12, 2004, the Registrant issued the following press release
announcing its scheduled conference call regarding its operating results for the
quarter ended September 30, 2004.

                                 CONFERENCE CALL
                            BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

                              First Quarter Results

                     We have scheduled a conference call for

                           Wednesday, October 20, 2004
                                8:30 a.m. Central

                Management participating on the call will include

                    David B. Ferraro, Chief Executive Officer
              John B. Crowe, President and Chief Operating Officer
       Kristopher J. Matula, Exec. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
                 Gordon B. Mitchell, Investor Relations Manager

All interested parties are invited to listen to the audio conference call live
or tape delayed via the website or via the Company's
website homepage at The replay will be archived on these
websites through November 19, 2004.

In addition, persons interested in listening by telephone may dial in at (888)
855-5428 within the United States. International callers should dial (719)
457-2665. Participants should call no later than 8:25 a.m. CT.

To listen to the telephone replay of the conference call, dial (888) 203-1112 or
(719) 457-0820. The passcode is 876859. The telephone replay will be available
until midnight November 3, 2004.

A press release will be issued via Business Wire after the market closes on
October 19. If you do not receive a copy of this release, please contact Gordon
Mitchell at (901) 320-8256.

We look forward to your participation.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized,

                          BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

                          /S/ KRISTOPHER J. MATULA
                          Kristopher J. Matula
                          Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
                          October 12, 2004