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Kemira adds Akzo Nobel's paper chemicals business

Kemira has completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business that was announced last July. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.
May 6, 2015 7:01AM


Unifor members at Domtar Dryden sign new agreeement

More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...
May 6, 2015 6:47AM


FPInnovations adds business development executive

Charles Gagnon has joined FPInnovations as vice-president of business development, effective May 4. FPInnovations is a not-for-profit R&D institute focused on the Canadian forest sector.
May 5, 2015 6:24PM


Chetwynd BCTMP mill back in business

The pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., is back in operation, after an investment of $50 million by its new owners, Paper Excellence. The BCTMP mill was previously owned by Tembec, and had been shut down since September 2012.
May 5, 2015 6:16PM


Recent M&A activity focused on the Americas

Activity in mergers and acquisitions among forest products, paper and packaging companies is off to a good start in 2015, according to the Forest, Paper & Packaging Deals Insights Quarterly published by PwC.
Apr 29, 2015 11:14AM


Metsä decides to proceed with next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski

Metsä Fibre, has made the decision proceed with a previously announced plan to build a massive pulp and bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland. The construction work will begin immediately, and the mill is scheduled to be...
Apr 29, 2015 10:22AM


Kimberly-Clark launches products made with wheat straw and bamboo

Kimberly-Clark Professional has begun to incorporate rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.
Apr 29, 2015 10:00AM


Paper Excellence expected to restart Chetwynd in May

Reports out of Chetwynd, B.C. suggest that the town’s idled pulp and paper mill is about to restart. According to a story in Business in Vancouver, Paper Excellence plans to reopen the mill as early as May 1st. The former Tembec mill has...
Apr 29, 2015 8:39AM


Ontario investing $60 million in forest access roads

Ontario is investing in the forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. The provincial govement is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.
Apr 29, 2015 8:34AM


Lignin a rising star in bio-chemicals, says Pöyry

On the subject of biochemicals, experts at Pöyry Management Consulting believe that the European market will invest effort in supplying lignin. In a new report called Biosight up to 2025, the firm makes this assessment on the basis that...
Apr 22, 2015 7:00AM


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