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BASF reorganizes paper chemicals business

BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business “to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry,” the company explains. BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemical...
Sep 29, 2014 3:21PM

Forest industry offers award for Aboriginal youth

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector.
Sep 29, 2014 2:32PM

Kruger closes PM1 at Brompton newsprint mill

Kruger Inc. will stop production on the No. 1 paper machine and deinked pulp plant operations at its Brompton newsprint mill for an indefinite period, effective November 14, 2014. The company says the decision is intended to rebalance the...
Sep 29, 2014 12:57PM

Deadline approaches for PaperWeek Canada abstracts

The Sept. 29 deadline for submitting abstracts to present at PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry, is only days away.
Sep 26, 2014 11:36AM

Canfor enters wood pellet business

Canfor plans to construct a pellet plant at each of the company's Chetwynd and Fort St. John sawmill sites, in partnership with Pacific Bioenergy Corporation.
Sep 24, 2014 10:57AM

Valmet installs BioTrac pilot plant for hydrolysis of biomass

Valmet has installed a new biomass pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on...
Sep 24, 2014 10:43AM

Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls start shipping again after fire

Operations have partially resumed at the Greenpac and Norampac containerboard mills in Niagara Falls, NY, following the fire that occurred in the exterior old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles on Sept. 20. Both mills have begun shipping...
Sep 24, 2014 9:52AM

Domtar reorganizes, enhances Xerox paper products

Domtar has unveiled a new packaging look, a realignment of the product line, as well as a series of product enhancements for its Xerox® paper and specialty media line.
Sep 24, 2014 9:41AM

Kemira invests in its hydrogen peroxide plant in Oulu

Due to the growing demand for pulp chemicals in Finland, Kemira is planning to make a multi-million euro investment in its hydrogen peroxide plant in Oulu. The improved efficiency and operational capabilities will enable Kemira to better serve...
Sep 17, 2014 7:07AM

Atikokan generating station operating on biomass

Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station (GS) is now operating on biomass, making it the largest electrical power plant in North America fuelled by 100% biomass.
Sep 16, 2014 3:25PM

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