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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


Mechanical pulping a focus at PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference

A small group of people from local mills and a handful of supplier representatives met on Cape Breton in May for the PAPTAC Atlantic Branch conference. With about 50 attendees, the meeting had the feel of a roundtable session, with peers...
Jul 14, 2014


Södra finds partner to promote pulp-based bio-composite material

Södra is taking the first commercial step into the international market for its bio-composite material DuraPulp in collaboration with UK-based James Cropper PLC, a speciality paper and advanced materials group.
Jul 14, 2014


PacWest speakers have ideas for workforce renewal

What is colloquially known as the skills gap, referring to the dearth of skilled trades workers, is also a knowledge gap and an experience gap for pulp and paper companies. The large number of retiring workers means that, for all positions...
Jul 8, 2014


Aggressive action still needed to fight mountain pine beetle in Alberta

Field surveys indicate this past winter brought both good and bad news for Alberta with regard to the province’s mountain pine beetle populations. Government of Alberta survey results show moderate to high over-winter survival in...
Jun 25, 2014


Kruger, FPInnovations start up cellulose filament plant

A scant six-months after it was announced, the cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières mill is a reality. The demo facility will produce up to 5 tonnes per day of cellulose filament, enough to permit...
Jun 18, 2014


Kruger secures paper bottle technology for Canadian market

With an investment in Ecologic Brands, makers of the eco.bottle recycled paper bottle, Kruger has become the exclusive licensee and manufacturer of Ecologic’s paper bottle technology in Canada.
Apr 30, 2014


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