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Alpac pulp mill will get new Japanese owner

Japan's Hokuetsu Kishu Paper is planning to acquire Canadian pulp producer Alberta-Pacfic Forest Industries Inc. as early as this spring, purchasing all of Alpac's shares from its current owners, Mitsubishi Corp. and Oji Holdings, according to...
Feb 24, 2015 11:21PM


Vancouver packaging plants bought by U.S. holding company

Crown Paper Group, Inc. has acquired Port Townsend Holdings Company, which includes the Port Townsend Paper mill in Port Townsend, Wash.; the Crown Packaging plant in Vancouver. B.C.; the Boxmaster packaging plant, also in Vancouver; and...
Feb 24, 2015 11:08PM


Atlantic Packaging workers accept new contract

Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...
Feb 24, 2015 11:02PM


Software provider MAJIQ makes changes to management team

MAJIQ Inc., a developer of software solution for the pulp and paper industry, has announced the promotion of James (Jim) Rauch to vice-president, software development. Rauch will focus on software delivery for MAJIQ.
Feb 24, 2015 10:56PM


Forest industry welcomes trade action against China

The trade dispute with China over the country’s imposition of import duties on dissolving pulp moved ahead another step in early February, as the federal government requested a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to resolve the...
Feb 18, 2015 7:24AM


CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...
Feb 18, 2015 7:04AM


UNB receives funding for biofuels research

The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel from biomass.
Feb 18, 2015 6:50AM


Study shows cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers

Testing and analysis conducted by the University of California-Davis and toxicology experts Haley & Aldrich investigating the cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers confirmed that all corrugated containers tested met acceptable...
Feb 18, 2015 6:29AM


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 9:38PM


Resolute settles legal dispute with Rainforest Alliance over FSC audit

Resolute Forest Products has reached a settlement in the legal case launched last May against third-party auditor The Rainforest Alliance. The lawsuit concerned draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou...
Feb 11, 2015 10:10AM


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