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Fortress Paper's dissolving pulp segment has a better quarter

Fortress Paper Ltd. reported 2015 second quarter EBITDA of $4.1 million, an increase of $6.6 million over the previous quarter and $10.1 million over the prior year. The dissolving pulp segment generated EBITDA of $2.1 million, making a...
Aug 11, 2015 9:23PM


Domtar donates $100,000 to national backpack program

Domtar has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need to succeed as the new school year begins. The...
Aug 11, 2015 9:08PM


Maxcess purchase expands web-handling product line

Maxcess has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Valley Roller Company of Appleton, Wisc. The company has a second state-of-the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas. Valley Roller joins Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR under the Maxcess...
Aug 11, 2015 4:28PM


Why Howe Sound chose pulp over paper

When announcing the permanent closure the paper and TMP operations at the Howe Sound mill. Paper Excellence explained that the company had gone through an extensive product review process and concluded the company’s future does not lie...
Aug 4, 2015 6:58PM


Kemira appoints Poulsen president of paper chemicals business

Kim Poulsen is joining chemicals supplier Kemira as president of the company’s paper segment and APAC region. Poulsen will also be a member of the management board. He will start in the position on November 1, 2015. He joins Kemira from...
Aug 4, 2015 6:32PM


U.S. assigns countervailing duty to Canadian supercalendered paper

Canadian supercalendered paper sold in the U.S. is now subject to a duties up to 20%, following a preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The investigation concluded that Canadian producers and exporters have received...
Aug 4, 2015 3:00PM


Canadian government enters the war of words with Greenpeace

The federal government is picking sides, supporting Canada’s forest industry in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace to discredit certain companies and practices. Minister Denis Lebel announced on July 31 that the government of Canada...
Aug 4, 2015 2:40PM


Thunder Bay to reimburse Resolute after property tax appeal

Resolute Forest Products recently won an appeal with the assessment review board regarding the assessment for its pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ont. The review board decreased the assessment for the mill to $32.6 million from $72.2...
Jul 29, 2015 7:34AM


Quebec forms group to examine fibre costs

The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fibre supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the...
Jul 29, 2015 7:15AM


Grants available for bioproducts or technologies

A new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.
Jul 29, 2015 6:53AM


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