Jan. 17, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has hired independent Canadian consulting engineering firm BBA to support its first commercial installation, the Saint-Félicien, Que., pulp mill and greenhouse carbon capture project.
Jan. 17, 2017 - Wetlands and waterfowl in Canada’s boreal forest will be the beneficiaries of a new program launched by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and forestry sector leaders.
Jan. 16, 2017 - Resolute says it will donate $1 million over five years to assist with the creation of an industrial research chair sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC).
Jan. 10, 2017 - William Angus and Thomas Logan chose Windsor, Que., as the site of Canada’s first wood-based pulp mill in 1864. Today, with more than 150 years of continuous operation, the site now known as Domtar’s Windsor mill is the city’s largest employer.
Jan. 4, 2017 - Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills, a business unit of Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP), says it is introducing a “further innovation” to save energy and natural resources in its production process. In collaboration with the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, Pindo Deli is incorporating the new Clean Manufacturing Program (CMP) into the production process for its paper, tissue and packaging products.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Global demand for forest products such as pulp for paper, saw timber and wood pellets for fuel is expected to increase in coming years. To meet this need, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen, whose research has led to higher biomass yield in grasses, recently received a grant to demonstrate that his new technology can be translated to grow trees that produce more wood than conventional trees.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Last week, Resolute and Toundra Greenhouse leadership, accompanied by the premier of Quebec, government officials and local business partners, officially inaugurated the greenhouse complex destined to become the largest in Quebec.
Dec. 19, 2016 - The Associated Press is reporting that Greenpeace and WWF have suspended their relationship with Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), a top Indonesian pulp and paper company, saying it didn’t live up to promises to improve its environmental record.
Dec. 13, 2016 - At Domtar, we talk a lot about how people are at the root of healthy forests. And it’s true — working with small landowners who are committed to sustainably managing their forests for future generations has a tangible impact on the environment.
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.
Jan. 10, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Dec. 11, 2016 - The B.C. government has committed more than $45,000 for a new partnership project with manufacturers in the province’s North Central region to help identify their labour needs as well as factors that shape their workforce.
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.
Jan. 10, 2017 - A recent report from Global Market Insights estimates the coated paper market share will witness gains by CAGR of 4.2 per cent, valuing more than US$57 billion by the end of 2024.
Jan. 3, 2017 - According to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, the rising paper and pulp industry will be a major driver for the global hydrogen peroxide market size in the upcoming year, which is forecast to grow at more than 5 per cent, reaching $6.39 billion by 2024.
Dec. 19, 2016 - A new Interpol report underlines the scale of criminal activity tied to the forestry sector and the importance of coordinating anti-corruption efforts to protect forests.
Dec. 19, 2016 - Global production of market pulp continues to go up and was 3.5 per cent higher during the first eight months of this year than it was during the same period in 2015, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Dec. 13, 2016 - A new research report by Global Market Insights finds the specialty pulp and paper chemicals market size is set to exceed US$31 billion by 2024.
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.
Oct. 12, 2016 - 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.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Enviva Holdings, a producer of wood pellets, has released the first data from its Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses.
Jan. 4, 2017 - Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation are collaborating as part of the Honeywell INspire program, Honeywell’s joint customer development program for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem, which they say will help industrial energy customers “improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations.”
Jan. 3, 2017 - A delegation of Swedish executives and scientists visited Canada in September, seeking more information on the successful Canadian innovation model for the forest products industry.
Dec. 13, 2016 - BillerudKorsnäs says it is now moving ahead with full-scale trials adding microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) to its paperboard products after “promising initial tests.”
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.

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