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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


B.C. contributes to cellulose filaments research

The Government of British Columbia’s has contributed $2.25 million to cellulose filaments (CF) research. The investment will be used as part of an existing R&D program focused on non-traditional applications of cellulose filament (CF)...
Apr 29, 2014


Biomass gasification plant serves transportation sector

A Valmet-supplied gasification plant at GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) will produce biomethane gas by gasifying forest residues and wood pellets. The biomethane is similar to natural gas and will primarily be used in the...
Apr 1, 2014


Greenpeace stunt aimed at Resolute Forest Products

Greenpeace and Resolute Forest Products have stepped up their public relations battle again, with the environmental group staging a display on Mount Royal in Montreal, and the forest products company defending itself with information about...
Mar 26, 2014


Enzyme supplier wins Cascades' Sustainable Supplier Award

Enzymatic Deinking Technologies has received a Sustainable Supplier Award from Cascades, a distinction that aims to recognize best business practices among suppliers who have made a commitment to sustainable development. This award enables...
Mar 18, 2014


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