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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 11:02PM


U.S. places duty on imports of uncoated paper

Imports of some uncoated freesheet and groundwood paper grades from China, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and Portugal to the U.S. will now face a duty of up to 193 per cent. The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties...
Aug 25, 2015 7:59PM


Economic Institute says caribou plan threatens jobs in Quebec

If the Quebec government further restricts logging activities in order to protect caribou, 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity are threatened, according to an Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
Aug 25, 2015 7:52PM


Celebrate 100 years of safety in forestry, pulp and paper industries

Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host a centennial conference to celebrate 100 years of worker health and safety in the forestry, pulp and paper industries in Ontario. Held on Sept. 24 and 25 in Thunder Bay, Ont., the event will celebrate...
Aug 25, 2015 4:56PM


Domtar documentary wins three Telly awards

Domtar’s short documentary, A Portrait on Paper, has earned three Telly Awards. Domtar's inspirational short video received a Silver Award for Best Corporate Image; a Bronze Award for Best Creative Director; and a Bronze Award for...
Aug 19, 2015 10:38AM


Packaging seminar addresses recycling issues

Several experts on environmental matters and recycling will be speaking at a seminar entitled “The Future of Paper Packaging”, organized by the The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC). The event is planned...
Aug 19, 2015 8:29AM


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 8:06AM


Draft CSA forest management standard out for public review

The draft, fourth revision of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group Sustainable Forest Management System (SFM) standard incorporates changes related to aboriginal relations, public involvement, safety and protection of water features.
Aug 19, 2015 7:18AM


Two suppliers raise prices for paper tubes and cores

Sonoco and Caraustar Industries have both announced price increases for their paperboard tubes and cores, citing higher costs for raw materials. Sonoco’s vice president, global tubes and cores, Adam Wood, said: “The price increase...
Aug 18, 2015 10:09PM


PAPTAC tech community meetings coming up

Various technology communities of PAPTAC have set dates for their fall meetings.
Aug 11, 2015 10:35PM


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