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Domtar converting paper machine to fluff pulp at Arkansas mill

Domtar has announced a $160-million capital project to convert a paper machine at the Ashdown, Arkansas mill to a fluff pulp line. Fluff pulp is used in absorbent applications such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence...
Dec 16, 2014 9:47PM

Catalyst to indefinitely curtail PM9 at Powell River

Catalyst Paper has decided to indefinitely shut down the No. 9 paper machine, one of three machines at its Powell River operation. The decision is market-related, says the company, due to a lack of orders and a declining market for the paper...
Dec 16, 2014 3:21PM

Cascades to sell five Canadian plants to U.S. packaging company

Cascades Inc. has reached an agreement for the sale of its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for $44.9 million.
Dec 15, 2014 2:29PM

Industrial accident kills driver at Crofton mill

A contract truck driver who delivered wood chips to Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill was found dead in a chip silo on Dec. 11. The driver, Perry Vernon Thomas, was reported missing on the evening of Dec. 9, at which time the mill activated...
Dec 15, 2014 2:05PM

Tembec strike over, cogen project delayed one month

Tembec reached a settlement with its Temiscaming site employees who voted on Dec. 10 to end the two-week long strike. The settlement consists of a four-year agreement to expire in September 2018.
Dec 15, 2014 1:07PM

Greenpeace jeopardizing local, green jobs: OFIA

The Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) has voiced concerns about anti-SLAPP legislation that was recently re-introduced to the Ontario legislature. The industry organization says by supporting this legislation, Premier Wynne...
Dec 10, 2014 9:42AM

FSC will change processes following Resolute dispute

Following legal action by Resolute Forest Products against Rainforest Alliance to prevent an audit report of Resolute’s activities from being published, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to amend its processes so that...
Dec 10, 2014 9:33AM

Kruger wins innovation award for cellulose filament demonstration plant

Kruger Inc. was presented with the “Open Innovation” Award by the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (Québec Association for research and innovation development -...
Dec 10, 2014 8:06AM

Union and Tembec taking steps to end strike at Temiscaming

Striking workers at Tembec’s Temiscaming site will have an opportunity Dec. 10 to vote on a collective agreement that is unanimously endorsed by the union negotiation committee. Tembec and Unifor Local 233 have signed a memorandum of...
Dec 9, 2014 9:52AM

Iroquois Falls newsprint mill permanently closed

Resolute Forest Products has announced the permanent closure of its newsprint mill in Iroquois Falls, Ont., and the permanent closure of two paper machines at mills in Quebec. The move will remove 465,000 tonnes of newsprint capacity from the...
Dec 8, 2014 7:56AM

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