Dec. 6, 2016 - Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill picked up two accolades last month for sustainable forest management.
Dec. 6, 2016 - The Canadian and Quebec governments are providing $12.5 million to White Birch Paper’s Papier Masson mill to help introduce a new process to produce wood fibre for the production of wood-plastic composites, the first project of its kind in North America they say.
Dec. 1, 2016 - For the sixth consecutive year, Cascades has been named the most responsible organization and brand in the eyes of Quebecers.
A Quebec-based manufacturer of packaging and tissue is partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation to raise public awareness about greener everyday practices.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada has added representatives of the Haida Nation, Ontario Nature, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries and Unifor to its board of directors.
Ontario Power Generation’s diverse generating sources, including two biomass-fueled stations in Atikokan and Thunder Bay, ensured Northwestern Ontario had the power it needed during this hot summer.
For the first time, six publicly traded companies – some of which are competitors – have come together to promote the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) directly to consumers. The companies are HP Inc., International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. All sell FSC-certified products.
Canada's provinces and territories have until 2018 to adopt a form of carbon pricing or the federal government will implement it for them, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week.
Twin Rivers Paper Company has achieved PEFC chain of custody certification, a third-party standard focused on sustainable fiber sourcing. The certification supports the company’s commitment to sustainable fiber sourcing principles.
Members of the Alberta Forest Products Association planted 74 million tree seedlings in Alberta’s forests during the 2016 planting season. This means that for every Albertan, 18 trees were planted this spring and summer. The industry replants an average of 2 trees for every 1 that is harvested.
Expera Specialty Solutions is launching a new product brand around its natural paper products known as Expera trulyNatural™. In Expera’s words, “Natural papers offer a higher log-to-paper yield than bleached papers, and require much less energy and fewer chemicals to process while still maintaining a high level of performance integrity.”
For all armchair lumberjacks, Husqvarna has released the first virtual reality (VR) chainsaw game – Husqvarna Limberjack. Via the Steam platform, the game is now available to download world-wide for anyone that wants to test their limbing skills and compete for the new world championship title.
Twin Rivers Paper Co. has publicly apologized for several leaks of chlorine dioxide that have occurred from its pulp and paper mill in Edmundston, N.B.
A workplace incident left an employee of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper with serious burns, according to a local newspaper. The mill’s general manager, Ric Tull, told The Western Star that the employee was cleaning out a large vessel when he was splashed with boiling hot pulp stock.
Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) recently met in Vancouver to prepare for bargaining in 2017. This is the third joint meeting of the two largest unions in Canada's pulp and paper sector.
A fine of $50,000 has been assigned to Bag to Earth Inc./Sac au Sol Inc., which manufactures paper packaging products, after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine.
The BC Forest Safety Council’s (BCFSC) board of directors recently appointed Rob Moonen as the new CEO of the BC forest sector’s health and safety association, effective March 16, 2016.
Irving Tissue Corp. pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered an injury while performing maintenance on a machine that produces bath tissue.
Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill was shut down temporarily last week to mourn the death of an employee who died in an industrial accident.
An industrial vehicle roll-over on Jan. 27 at Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill has resulted in the death of an employee.
The employee of a contractor working at West Fraser’s Hinton kraft pulp mill died on Nov. 23 when he became tangled in a piece of equipment.
Alberta has announced a “Climate Leadership Plan” that accelerates the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources, puts a price on carbon pollution for everyone, and sets emissions limits for the oil sands.
A female employee of Domtar was killed in a railcar accident on Sept. 18 at the company's pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Ark.
A demolition and salvage company has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned mill on Strathcona Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ont.
SCA, maker of TENA incontinence products, has launched the TENA Bathing Glove, the first pre-moistened, disposable bath glove available in the U.S. to home caregivers and professionals in long term care and skilled nursing facilities.
The inaugural Scaling Up Bio conference will bring an impressive list of biomass experts to Canada’s capital.
The Pulp and Paper Products Council has announced that the 2017 annual conference will once again be held in Vancouver, from May 7-10.
Biorefining in Canada has moved from the talking and testing phase to the production phase. Five Canadian pulp companies are producing biochemicals or biofuels, and several more are in the construction phase of bioproducts projects.
Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products Inc., reaffirmed the company's support of free, unencumbered access for softwood lumber exports from Central Canada (Quebec and Ontario) to the United States.
Global pulpwood prices were up in the second quarter of 2016 after having declined for seven consecutive quarters, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
PAPTAC will host the 2017 International Chemical Recovery Conference in Halifax next May. The submission deadline for the call for papers for this conference has been extended to Oct. 21.
A forum taking place in Ottawa to discuss why biocleantech is key to meeting Canada's 2030 GHG targets has announced its lineup of speakers.
For most corrugated converters, the concept of digital printing has been intriguing but too limited in scope to merit serious consideration.
Consolidation, vertical integration and globalization are three trends affecting the containerboard and corrugated industries, according to Mark Wilde, managing director of BMO Capital Markets. Wilde provided an update on North American containerboard and corrugated markets at the annual meeting of AICC Canada in September.
In a new report, Moody’s analysts highlight the headwinds facing boxboard prices as enhancements to capacity come online, in addition to the supply overhang in China and Europe and the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar weighing on coated recycled board (CRB) tonnage.
Specialty Papers US brings together the entire supply chain, including leading researchers who are working to perfect new applications that improve paper’s ability to resist oils and serve as a substrate, as well as identify specific attributes and unique applications.
Dec. 9, 2016 - Valmet says it has become one of the first technology suppliers to the pulp and paper industry to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes to shorten lead times.
Dec. 6, 2016 - Hokuetsu Kishu Paper (HKP) says it is preparing to increase its collaboration with InnoTech Alberta and Alberta Innovates to further the development of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a green nanomaterial produced through the pulping process of its subsidiary Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac).
FPInnovations, in partnership with FITNIR Analyzers Inc., has announced the successful commercialization of an innovative new product using near infrared technology (NIR) to quickly and efficiently analyze the kappa number of kraft pulp.
SKF Canada is taking on sales and technical support responsibility for Kaydon and Cooper bearing brands starting Jan. 2, 2017.
Greycon and Resolute Forest Products are in the midst of a global rollout of Greycon’s X-Trim solution as the company’s standard trim optimization system. On July 4, Greycon successfully completed the second stage of a five-wave implementation at Resolute Forest Products in Montreal.
The first panel of the day at the 2016 Scaling Up Conference in Ottawa focused on setting the stage for growing a successful bioeconomy.
Voith has improved and refined its paper machines for all paper grades. According to the company, the machines from the new XcelLine offer fast and easy start-up, excellent value for money, pioneering technologies, ease of use and integrated solutions.
Stora Enso Imatra Mills has implemented the Procemex web inspection and web monitoring system. The system helps Stora Enso to better investigate the root causes of web breaks, reduce the number of breaks and increase production efficiency.
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike.
Leveraging decades of automation expertise, Emerson has introduced the expanded Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of standards-based hardware, software, intelligent devices and services for securely implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) with measurable business performance improvement.
Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine will present a webinar examining the lubricant's role in energy efficiency on Nov. 17.
Officials from Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the construction and commissioning of an oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC) pilot test facility at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa on Oct. 18.
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