The announcement of the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order by the Government of B.C. and First Nations is being applauded by five B.C. forest product companies as a unique solution for a globally significant area.
Climate change is happening quickly, but forests adapt slowly. That’s the root of the problem that will challenge Canada’s forest industry for the next hundred years.
In coastal British Columbia, 56 per cent of harvestable timber volume is located on slopes greater than 35 per cent, and forest companies are increasingly turning to this challenging source of fibre as the more easily accessed timber near valley bottoms is exhausted. As part of its Steep Slopes Initiative, FPInnovations is looking for new approaches and technologies to improve timber harvesting safety and efficiency on steep slopes while reducing environmental impacts.
Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) have agreed to follow an innovative approach to sustainable forest management that takes its cue from nature.
Cascades Tissue Group and Green Seal are celebrating the 10 years of Green Seal certification for Cascades’ paper products.
U.S. environmental groups have called on the governments of Quebec and Ontario to maintain strong forest conservation, wildlife protection and community engagement requirements for the logging industry in the Canadian Boreal forest.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC) have filed a joint petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s treatment of biomass energy in the agency’s Clean Power Plan.
FSC International is convening a mediation process to bring together stakeholders “in a spirit of collaboration,” to address issues raised recently in Canada, particularly in Quebec and in Ontario, about FSC certification.
 Twin Rivers Paper Company was fined $320,000 on December 18 in New Brunswick Provincial court after pleading guilty to offences under the Fisheries Act related to a spill of evaporator condensate from its mill in Edmundston, N.B.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada has introduced a draft national forest management standard that aims to be proactive and comprehensive in advancing current practice.
Domtar has made The Paper Trail, the company's interactive site that helps customers trace the impacts of their paper purchases, available in French.
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.
The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past 5 years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean energy initiatives, and the economy—they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices.
Western Economic Diversification Canada has announced an investment of $1.8 million to support FPInnovations in delivering the Aboriginal Forest Sector Technical Support Program in British Columbia and Alberta.
The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered...
The theme of this year’s PacWest conference was Leveraging our Competitive Advantage, and the executives speaking on the opening panel generally agreed that our competitive advantage in the pulp and paper industry is our people.
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...
Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...
PaperWeek Canada has dedicated a full day of its conference program to improving management and leadership skills.Presentations and workshops that form part of the management program will focus on change management; team consolidation and leadership; and performance.
Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
Large hygiene markets and fast growing nonwovens will drive global growth for fluff pulp, according to a new report from Smithers Pira, The Future of Fluff Pulp to 2020.
Technical sessions covering key pulp and paper processes will continue to be part of PaperWeek Canada, in addition to the event’s keynote speakers and dedicated tracks on management, safety, market pulp, packaging, reliability, tissue and converting.
The industry can expect continued volatility as North American and global lumber markets continue to recover and grow, according to the five-year forecast produced by International Wood Markets Group.
Join several hundred CEOs, senior executives and PwC leaders for the 29th annual Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Conference on May 4 in Vancouver.
The first edition of the FPInnovates conference highlighted the importance of innovation in the workforce and the impact of new technologies.
For 2016, PaperWeek Canada has added several new conference topics – converting and market pulp – to its already diverse program.
A couple of recent announcements out of Quebec are indicative of wider trends in newspaper publishing.
A ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the U.S. paper industry is materially injured by imports of supercalendered paper from Canada will result in a countervailing duty of up to 20 per cent on these products.
Suzanne Blanchet of Cascades and Sébastien Corbeil of CelluForce are the first keynote speakers announced for PaperWeek Canada 2016.
The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research.
Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America.
Jason Burlage has been appointed president of TerraSource Global, a provider of advanced material handling and size reduction solutions.
The first installation in North America of Valmet's OptiConcept M board making line has successfully started up in Indiana.
Twin Rivers Paper Company recently completed a series of upgrades to its No. 7 paper machine at the Madawaska, Maine, mill.
Biomaterials are in the spotlight in Sweden. In recent weeks, Stora Enso has inaugurated a new Innovation Centre for biomaterials in Stockholm, Sweden, and several organizations have collaborated to form an open “test bed” called LignoCity where companies can develop and scale up technology that refines lignin to climate-friendly fuels, chemicals and materials.
The Voith Group is tapping in to new opportunities for growth in the realm of “Industry 4.0.”
Voith has upgraded and successfully commissioned a paper machine at Holmen Paper in Braviken, Sweden, allowing the papermaker to produce various paper grades ranging from newsprint to sophisticated SC papers, including the recently developed Holmen UNIQ SC paper.
Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada's aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel.
Raw materials and waste products from the forest are predicted to become very important to tomorrow’s climate-smart manufacturing.
BASF is reorganizing its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses within the Performance Chemicals division to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness.
Canadian biofuels developer Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline.
With increasing worldwide competition, pulp and paper manufacturers require greater emphasis on cost reduction and increased product efficiency and quality, while minimizing environmental impact.

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