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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


Biomass research centre opens in northern Ontario

Confederation College officially opened the Ontario Power Generation BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre (OPG-BLRC) in early September. The facility, located in Thunder Bay, Ont., offers opportunities for demonstration, training and...
Oct 28, 2014


Cascades inaugurates solar park in Kingsey Falls

The solar heat facility that Cascades began building in June was inaugurated on Oct. 20 by Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan; Mario Plourde, president and...
Oct 22, 2014


Ontario students learn about forest management

Forty students and their teachers from eight southern Ontario high schools will take part in a three-day field course focused on sustainable forest management in Algonquin Park.
Oct 8, 2014


Domtar reorganizes, enhances Xerox paper products

Domtar has unveiled a new packaging look, a realignment of the product line, as well as a series of product enhancements for its Xerox® paper and specialty media line.
Sep 24, 2014


Resolute's Calhoun upgrade will handle hardwood and softwood pulp

Resolute Forest Products broke ground on a US$105-million upgrade project at its Calhoun, TN, pulp and paper mill on Aug. 19. The project includes a continuous cooking system and additional fibreline equipment from Andritz.
Aug 27, 2014


Kimberly-Clark offers tube-free bathroom tissue

After a test period in some U.S. markets, Kimberly-Clark has made bath tissue rolls without the inner cardboard tube available across the U.S.
Aug 25, 2014


Iggesund works to boost image of paper cups

How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Iggesund Paperboard wanted to test the limits of what is possible and decided to create a large, decorative cup with a double-walled construction. The double-walled construction means...
Aug 20, 2014


BC Hydro provides incentives for mechanical pulp producers

The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provides an injection of $100 million over three years...
Aug 5, 2014


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