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CelluForce to explore oil and gas applications for nanocellulose

CelluForce has received a contribution of $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to optimize the extraction process of cellulose nanocrystals (also called nanocrystaline cellulose or NCC) from dry wood pulp and develop...
Feb 17, 2015


Paper-based packaging will adapt, says RockTenn exec

Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.”
Feb 11, 2015


Carlsberg will develop wood-fibre beverage bottle

A beer bottle made of wood fibre could be on its way. Carlsberg announced in january a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.
Feb 3, 2015


Former Quebec Premier to mediate land dispute affecting Resolute

The Government of Québec is retaining the services of Lucien Bouchard, former Premier of the province, to act as mediator for a land dispute issue that affects Resolute Forest Products' forestry certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region...
Jan 28, 2015


Valmet purchasing process automation business from Metso

Only a year after Metso split the company’s pulp and paper business from its process automation operations, the two will be reunited. Valmet Corp. (formerly Metso’s pulp and paper business) has agreed to purchase Metso's Process...
Jan 21, 2015


UPM begins commercial production of wood-based diesel

The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120...
Jan 13, 2015


Ontario student wins FPAC Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario.
Dec 23, 2014


Catalyst to indefinitely curtail PM9 at Powell River

Catalyst Paper has decided to indefinitely shut down the No. 9 paper machine, one of three machines at its Powell River operation. The decision is market-related, says the company, due to a lack of orders and a declining market for the paper...
Dec 16, 2014


Catalyst Paper looking for ways to make Powell River profitable

Community stakeholders and employees of Catalyst Paper’s Powell River mill are being told there is a three-year window to bring the mill back to profitability. Most recently, Eldon Haggarty, president of Local 1, Communications Energy and...
Nov 19, 2014


Quebec cellulose filament plant ramps up production

The new cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility is now producing a high quality, world-class strengthening bioproduct equivalent to that produced in the laboratory environment.
Nov 12, 2014


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