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Planning is key for Irving pulp mill modernization

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.  “We have not had a single break in...
Aug 25, 2015


Prince Rupert pulp mill to be dismantled, finally

The city of Prince Rupert is proceeding with the removal of assets and decommissioning of a pulp mill on Waston Island, B.C., which has been shut down since 2004. The aim is to make the site useable for new development.
Aug 19, 2015


Howe Sound closes paper line, maintains pulp, power

Paper Excellence has shut down the newsprint operations at Howe Sound Pulp & Paper, blaming deteriorating market conditions and drought conditions in southern British Columbia. The mill is located in Port Mellon. It will continue to produce...
Jul 29, 2015


Executive transition moves Pelletier to CEO at Fortress

Chad Wasilenkoff is stepping away from the operational oversight of Fortress Papers’ two mills, promoting Yvon Pelletier to the position of president and CEO of Fortress Paper. Effective Oct. 1, Wasilenkoff will move from being president...
Jul 22, 2015


Resolute gathers young employees for leadership training

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...
Jul 14, 2015


Strathcona Paper bought by U.S. packaging company

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. of Pennsylvania has acquired CanAmPac, the parent company of coated recycled board (CRB) producer Strathcona Paper (Napanee, Ont.), folding carton manufacturer Boehmer Box and LYFT Visual graphic services.
Jul 3, 2015


Metsä Board will be first to harness foam forming technique

Metsä Board, a European producer of folding boxboards and linerboards, will test foam forming technology on a production scale at its Kyro mill in Finland. The company has already done extensive development work for years to commercialize...
Jun 3, 2015


Biomass-based chemicals achieved by gasification: VTT

The Finnish research institute VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into industrial biochemicals, in this case, pure BTX chemicals (benzene, toluene and xylene). The aim of this research, reports VTT,...
May 20, 2015


Northern Pulp will shut down to install air pollution equipment

Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., will begin a 15-day maintenance shutdown on May 30 to install a new electrostatic precipitator. But the mill’s general manager has said it will not restart until the precipitator is operational,...
May 13, 2015


Canfor mills install first online measurement of fibre wall thickness

A successful collaboration between FPInnovations, Canfor Pulp and PulpEye has resulted in the world’s first technology for measurement of fibre wall thickness. Canfor is the first pulp producer in the world to instal the fibre wall...
May 13, 2015


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