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Transformation of sector to be discussed at Forest Innovation Summit

A National Forest Innovation Summit is taking place in Kenora, Ont., on July 8-9. The event will bring together provincial and territorial forest ministers, industry leaders, academic and research institutions and Aboriginal community leaders...
Jul 7, 2015 4:08PM


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 12:31PM


PAPTAC disbanding its Standard Methods Committee

The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee will be officially dissolved as of October 1, 2015, based on the recommendation of the association’s executive council.
Jul 3, 2015 12:17PM


Domtar will commercialize modified softwood pulp fibre at Dryden

A first-of-its-kind commercial-scale manufacturing facility for new grades of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp is planned for Domtar’s mill in Dryden, Ont. The project has received $2 million from the IFIT program, and is...
Jul 1, 2015 10:16PM


Resolute chooses Valmet technology for first tissue line

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has selected an Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) machine for the project to add tissue production to its Calhoun mill, in Tennessee. Supplied by Valmet, new machine the will produce premium quality tissue...
Jul 1, 2015 10:14PM


Northern Pulp back in operation after precipitator upgrade

Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., has resumed operation after a one-month shutdown to install a new electrostatic precipitator. The new equipment is necessary to meet the air pollution reductions required by the mill’s new...
Jul 1, 2015 9:50PM


J.D. Irving, Canadian Forest Service develop advanced seedlings

J.D. Irving Limited’s partnership with Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.
Jul 1, 2015 9:01PM


Forest industry applauds Standing Committee report on renewal of sector

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says the recommendations by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources on transforming the forest sector will help the industry reach its goals for growth and innovation.
Jun 24, 2015 9:30AM


Finance executive joins Catalyst as senior vice-president and CFO

Catalyst Paper has appointed Frank C. De Costanzo senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Costanzo is a seasoned treasury and finance executive with significant experience and banking relationships across the globe.
Jun 24, 2015 8:59AM


Canfor supports European innovation event

This year, for the first time, the prestigious Schweighofer Innovation Prize included participation of a North American forest products company. Canfor Corp. sponsored 10 researchers from universities across North America to attend the prize...
Jun 24, 2015 8:43AM


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