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Michigan paper mill establishes on-site PCC plant

Omya and NewPage kicked off operations at the precipitated calcium carbonate plant located at the NewPage Escanaba, Mich., paper mill site with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 14.
Aug 20, 2014 7:33AM


U.S. greenfield linerboard mill chooses Valmet OptiConcept M

Valmet will supply the first OptiConcept M board production line in North America to Pratt Industries for its new greenfield paper mill in the Valparaiso area of Indiana. The mill will use recovered paper in the production of recycled...
Aug 20, 2014 7:20AM


Iggesund works to boost image of paper cups

How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Iggesund Paperboard wanted to test the limits of what is possible and decided to create a large, decorative cup with a double-walled construction. The double-walled construction means...
Aug 20, 2014 7:15AM


Cascades opens the doors to its Kingsey Falls units

On the occasion of Cascades' 50th anniversary, all of the company’s Kingsey Falls units will open their doors to the general public for a special open house event on August 23 and 24. The public is invited to come and discover what goes...
Aug 20, 2014 6:59AM


Fortress Paper's Q2 loss mostly due to dissolving pulp

Fortress Paper Ltd. reported a 2014 second quarter EBITDA loss of $6.0 million. The dissolving pulp segment generated EBITDA loss of $4.2 million while the security paper products segment generated EBITDA loss of $0.4 million. Corporate costs...
Aug 12, 2014 5:26PM


Blanchet leaves Tissue Group for senior role with Cascades

After more than 17 years at the head of Cascades Tissue Group, Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO, is passing the torch and leaving the Tissue Group to join the corporate ranks of the Cascades management team as senior vice-president,...
Aug 12, 2014 5:21PM


Fire at Norampac Toronto plant causes minor injuries

Four people were sent to hospital with minor injuries after a three-alarm fire at a corrugated paper plant in west-end Toronto, according to The Canadian Press. The news service reports that the blaze at the Norampac facility began mid-morning...
Aug 12, 2014 5:06PM


Evonik opens support centre in Virginia for tissue makers

A tissue competency center has been created at Evonik’s technical service centre in Hopewell, Virginia. The competency center will provide global support for the tissue industry with applications development, technical service, training...
Aug 12, 2014 5:04PM


Renewable materials specialist joins UBC

Dr. Scott Renneckar will be joining the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia as an associate professor in advanced renewable materials. Prior to joining UBC, Renneckar was a faculty member in the Department of...
Aug 12, 2014 8:40AM


BC Hydro provides incentives for mechanical pulp producers

The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provides an injection of $100 million over three years...
Aug 5, 2014 10:52AM


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