Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to section 13 OR 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 11, 2005

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

                  DELAWARE                 33-60032           62-1518973
              (State or other            (Commission       (IRS Employer
       jurisdiction of incorporation)    File Number)   Identification Number)

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

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

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.06 - Material Impairment

On January 6, 2005, our Board of Directors approved the discontinuation of
production of cotton linter pulp at our Glueckstadt, Germany facility in the
fourth quarter of calendar year 2005. In accordance with SFAS No. 144,
Accounting for Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, we believe the
commitment to discontinue production represents an indicator of impairment and
have evaluated the value of the property, plant, and equipment associated with
the Glueckstadt facility. Under this guidance we estimate the impairment charge
will be approximately $12 million ($7 million after tax) and will be included in
our financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2004. Additionally, the
closure of the Glueckstadt facility will result in the termination of
approximately 100 employees. We will incur restructuring costs, including
employee termination expenses, estimated to be approximately $10 million.

Item 8.01 - Other Events

On January 11, 2004, we issued a press release announcing the discontinuation of
production at our Glueckstadt, Germany facility. A copy of the press release is
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of our press release issued on January 11,

                                                                  Exhibit 99.1

News from


                            Contacts:     Kris Matula, Executive Vice President
                                          and Chief Financial Officer
                                          Chad Foreman
                                          Investor Relations Manager
                                          Website:  www.bkitech.com


MEMPHIS, TN January 11, 2005 - Buckeye Technologies Inc. (NYSE:BKI) today
announced that it will discontinue producing cotton linter pulp at its
Glueckstadt, Germany facility in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2005. The
Company will continue to meet the needs of its customers by sourcing products
currently produced at Glueckstadt from its facilities in Memphis, Tennessee and
Americana, Brazil.

Buckeye Chairman, David B. Ferraro, stated, "Although cotton linter pulp is an
important part of Buckeye's specialty pulp business, we can no longer
economically justify operating this high fixed cost facility which has seen its
economic position deteriorate considerably from the large rise in the Euro over
the past two years.

We believe we can retain most of the volume currently produced at Glueckstadt by
more completely utilizing our Memphis facility, which recently has been running
at about eighty percent of capacity, and bringing the Americana facility, which
will have market capability by the fall of 2005, to near capacity levels on an
accelerated schedule. We are confident that lower manufacturing costs at these
locations will help us serve the market better and generate future growth.
Transferring Glueckstadt production to other facilities will enable us to
improve our operating results by about $9 million annually and reduce working
capital needs by about $6 million. We expect to fully realize these benefits by
calendar year 2006."

Mr. Ferraro further stated, "It is extremely unfortunate that economic
conditions require the closure of the Glueckstadt facility and termination of
approximately 100 dedicated employees. The Company will incur restructuring
costs, including employee termination expenses, estimated to be approximately
$10 million. Additionally, we will include a non-cash asset impairment charge
relating to the Glueckstadt facility of about $7 million after tax in our
October-December 2004 financial results."

Buckeye has scheduled a conference call for January 12, 2005 9:30 a.m. CST to
further discuss the Glueckstadt plant closure. All interested parties are
invited to dial in at 800-289-0518 (U.S.) or 913-981-5532 (International).

Buckeye, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty fibers and nonwoven
materials, is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The Company currently
operates facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, and Brazil. Its
products are sold worldwide to makers of consumer and industrial goods.

Certain matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve risks
and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive,
governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company's operations,
financing, markets, products, services and prices, and other factors. For
further information on factors which could impact the Company and the statements
contained herein, please refer to public filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

                                 CONFERENCE CALL
                            BUCKEYE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

             Closure of Glueckstadt, Germany Manufacturing Facility

                     We have scheduled a conference call for

                           Wednesday, January 12, 2005
                                9:30 a.m. Central

                Management participating on the call will include

              John B. Crowe, President and Chief Operating Officer
       Kristopher J. Matula, Exec. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
               Paul N. Horne, Sr. Vice President, Cotton Cellulose
         Beth Welter, Vice President, Corporate Accounting and Treasurer
                   Chad P. Foreman, Investor Relations Manager

All interested parties are invited to listen to the audio conference call live
or tape delayed via the website www.streetevents.com or via the Company's
website homepage at www.bkitech.com. The replay will be archived on these
websites through February 12, 2005.

In addition, persons interested in listening by telephone may dial in at (800)
289-0518 within the United States. International callers should dial (913)
981-5532. Participants should call no later than 9:25 a.m. CT.

To listen to the telephone replay of the conference call, dial (888) 203-1112 or
(719) 457-0820. The passcode is 547758. The telephone replay will be available
until midnight January 25, 2005.

A press release was issued via Business Wire earlier today. If you did not
receive a copy of this release, please contact Chad Foreman at (901) 320-8828.

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
                           January 11, 2004