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Mechanical pulping a focus at PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference

A small group of people from local mills and a handful of supplier representatives met on Cape Breton in May for the PAPTAC Atlantic Branch conference. With about 50 attendees, the meeting had the feel of a roundtable session, with peers...
Jul 14, 2014 8:52AM


Södra finds partner to promote pulp-based bio-composite material

Södra is taking the first commercial step into the international market for its bio-composite material DuraPulp in collaboration with UK-based James Cropper PLC, a speciality paper and advanced materials group.
Jul 14, 2014 8:35AM


Stark honored for best paper at PacWest

Olaf Stark of Canfor Pulp was granted the H.R. MacMillan Annual Memorial Award for the best technical paper presented at the 2014 PacWest conference.
Jul 11, 2014 7:03AM


Catalyst adds Raymond to board

Catalyst Paper Corp. has announced the appointment of Pierre A. Raymond as an independent director of the company, effective immediately.
Jul 11, 2014 6:19AM


PacWest speakers have ideas for workforce renewal

What is colloquially known as the skills gap, referring to the dearth of skilled trades workers, is also a knowledge gap and an experience gap for pulp and paper companies. The large number of retiring workers means that, for all positions...
Jul 8, 2014 8:03PM


Södra picks GL&V for fibreline upgrade at Mörrum

Södra Cell has appointed GL&V to supply a major upgrade of the softwood pulp line at its Mörrum mill. GL&V will be responsible for screening and washing equipment in the unbleached area of the softwood pulp line. 
Jul 8, 2014 7:37PM


Nominations open for Aboriginal business award for forest industry

Nominations are open for the 2014 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award, a $5,000 award which recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional...
Jul 8, 2014 7:24PM


Hinton Pulp to install commercial-scale lignin recovery

West Fraser’s Hinton pulp mill will be the first in Canada to extract lignin from its black liquor recovery stream at commercial scale using the LignoForce process developed by FPInnovations and NORAM Engineering.
Jul 2, 2014 9:44AM


Cascades exits fine paper business, sells Rolland assets

A private equity investment firm has teamed up with management to acquire the Cascades Fine Papers Group from Cascades Inc. for $39.5 million.
Jul 2, 2014 9:06AM


Proposals invited for $90 million in IFIT funding

The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...
Jul 2, 2014 8:23AM


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