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Fine paper producer Rolland Enterprises has announced a commitment to advance the protection of endangered forests, to engage in R&D regarding alternatives to tree fibre and to avoid all controversial forest fibre sources.
LTN Contracting Ltd., the largest timber harvesting contractor in the Prince George area of British Columbia, has won this year’s FPAC-CCAB Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.
British Columbia has announced a "fibre action plan" to help generate more value from the province's forest resources.
What's the economic reach of one pulp mill? Northern Pulp Nova Scotia has released results of an in-depth economic impact analysis conducted by Gardner Pinfold.
The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees,” the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded. Instead, forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change.
The Department of Natural Resources has created a Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee to enhance the management of Nova Scotia's Crown-owned woodlands. The committee includes experts on forest science, biodiversity, ecological planning and spatial modelling.
If the Quebec government further restricts logging activities in order to protect caribou, 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity are threatened, according to an Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
Domtar’s short documentary, A Portrait on Paper, has earned three Telly Awards. Domtar's inspirational short video received a Silver Award for Best Corporate Image; a Bronze Award for Best Creative Director; and a Bronze Award for Best Editing.  The Telly Awards honor film and video productions, online video content, and outstanding local, regional, and cable tv content.
The draft, fourth revision of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group Sustainable Forest Management System (SFM) standard incorporates changes related to aboriginal relations, public involvement, safety and protection of water features.
Domtar has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need to succeed as the new school year begins. The drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs and include essential school supplies.
The federal government is picking sides, supporting Canada’s forest industry in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace to discredit certain companies and practices. Minister Denis Lebel announced on July 31 that the government of Canada will finance scientific studies focused on woodland caribou and will act directly to inform forest proudcts clients to inform them of the facts about Canada’s forest management practices.
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of...
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...
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...
Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...
Two chemistry students from the University of Sherbrooke have been granted a Gene H. Kruger Scholarship courtesy of Kruger Inc. Vincent Nadeau, human resources manager of the Kruger Brompton mill recently presented the scholarship to Romain...
Workers at the Rock Tenn containerboard mill in La Tuque, Que., are ready to restart operations at the mill, after a short strike came to an end on March 10, 2015. A 36-hour strike began on March 6. The next day, Rock Tenn locked out employees....
Two European trade show organizers, Adforum and Elmia, have agreed to combine their fairs to form International Wood Biorefining Week, from May 24-26, 2016, in Stockholm.
Beginning next January, La Presse, a French-language newspaper in Quebec, will cease publishing a print edition for the Monday to Friday papers. Instead, it will provide a free digital edition tailored to tablet computers called La Presse+.
After 9 years of the truce imposed by the Softwood Lumber Agreement, what’s next for trade in lumber between the U.S. and Canada?
An intensive short course on “Designing the Forest Biorefinery” is offered by TAPPI, PAPTAC and EnVertis following the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference in Atlanta.
British Columbia's Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, Steve Thomson, expects the Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) will expire next month and enter a one-year standstill period.
PaperWeek Canada, a major Canadian gathering for the pulp and paper industry, will be taking place February 1-5, 2016, in Montreal.
No one has a 360-degree view of the forces that could influence the pulp and paper sector going forward, but the following specialists each offer a unique perspective from their field of expertise. Here are some predictions for various sectors that intersect with pulp and paper production. These forecasts and commentary were presented at recent North American industry events.
Imports of some uncoated freesheet and groundwood paper grades from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and Portugal to the U.S. will now face a duty of up to 193 per cent. The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on Aug. 20, following its investigation and an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which concluded that the U.S. industry had been materially injured by sales of these paper products for less than their fair value.
Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host a centennial conference to celebrate 100 years of worker health and safety in the forestry, pulp and paper industries in Ontario. Held on Sept. 24 and 25 in Thunder Bay, Ont., the event will celebrate health and safety excellence and share the latest information and innovations.
Several experts on environmental matters and recycling will be speaking at a seminar entitled “The Future of Paper Packaging”, organized by the The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC). The event is planned for Oct. 28 in Mississauga, and will be followed by a celebration of PPEC’s 25th anniversary.
Various technology communities of PAPTAC have set dates for their fall meetings.
Canadian supercalendered paper sold in the U.S. is now subject to a duties up to 20%, following a preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The investigation concluded that Canadian producers and exporters have received countervailable subsidies.
Red Rock Biofuels announced in July that it will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
This year is a special one for Buckman, as it marks the company's 70th anniversary. Buckman is a global specialty chemical company serving the pulp and paper, water treatment and leather-making industries.
Andritz has received an order from Domtar Paper Co. to supply a logyard circular crane for its Marlboro mill in South Carolina.
The tissue machine Resolute Forest Products has chosen for its Calhoun mill in Tennessee will be only the fifth of its type that Valmet has sold. Resolute selected Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology and Valmet automation for the Calhoun expansion.
A successful collaboration between FPInnovations, Canfor Pulp and PulpEye has resulted in the world’s first technology for online measurement of fibre wall thickness.
Oji Holdings Corp. of Japan has signed an agreement with Nikko Chemicals to launch the joint development of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) for cosmetic applications.
The Nano Division of TAPPI developed this short video explaining the basics of cellulose nanomaterials.
Andritz Automation provided electrification, instrumentation and automation, including customized process control solutions, for a paper machine in Pöls, Austria.
An employee provided this overhead view of Kemira’s Marietta, Ga., plant, filmed with his DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone.
Project Manager Mark Fitzpatrick discusses how teamwork and planning have contributed to the success of the massive pulp mill modernization taking place at Irving Pulp & Paper in Saint John, N.B.
The Irving Pulp & Paper mill is in the midst of what could be the largest modernization project in Canada since 1993, and yet the daily operation of the Saint John, N.B., mill continues. 
Sonoco and Caraustar Industries have both announced price increases for their paperboard tubes and cores, citing higher costs for raw materials. Sonoco’s vice president, global tubes and cores, Adam Wood, said: “The price increase is necessary due to the recent increase in the price of our primary raw material, uncoated recycled paperboard (URB). This URB price increase, combined with continued rising operating and other raw material costs, has put pressures on Sonoco which we cannot absorb.”

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