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Paper-based packaging will adapt, says RockTenn exec

Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.”
Feb 11, 2015 7:55AM


Cascades completes sale of its North American boxboard operations

The sale of Cascades Inc.’s North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company, previously announced in December, was completed on Feb. 4, 2015.
Feb 10, 2015 7:27PM


Spicers Canada bought by U.S. paper distribution business

Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG), a leading global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, has expanded its North American distribution business, adding Spicers Canada to its growing portfolio of regional paper merchants.
Feb 10, 2015 7:23PM


PaperWeek Canada: We're on the road to transformation, but not there yet

Industry transformation through innovation will be a long process, and we’re not there yet. This was the message from the pulp and paper industry leaders assembled for a panel discussion that kicked off the PaperWeek Canada conference and...
Feb 4, 2015 7:54AM


Canfor's Taylor pulp mill joins Canfor Pulp subsidiary

Canfor Corp. has sold its Taylor, B.C., pulp mill to its subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. This transaction will affect the management reporting structure of Taylor Pulp within Canfor Corp. but is not anticipated to have any...
Feb 4, 2015 7:19AM


Restructuring will eliminate 1000 jobs at Voith Paper

The Voith Group is proceeding with a previously announced consolidation of its worldwide administrative functions and capacity adjustment at Voith Paper that will result in a workforce reduction of up to 1,600 jobs worldwide by the end of 2016....
Feb 4, 2015 6:56AM


Swedish optimism opens International Forest Biorefinery Summit

Kraft pulp mills are central to the concept of an integrated forest biorefinery, a Swedish forest industry expert told the audience of the International Forest Biorefinery Summit. The Summit opened at PaperWeek Canada 2015 in Montreal on...
Feb 3, 2015 9:36PM


Carlsberg will develop wood-fibre beverage bottle

A beer bottle made of wood fibre could be on its way. Carlsberg announced in january a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.
Feb 3, 2015 9:13PM


Former Quebec Premier to mediate land dispute affecting Resolute

The Government of Québec is retaining the services of Lucien Bouchard, former Premier of the province, to act as mediator for a land dispute issue that affects Resolute Forest Products' forestry certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region...
Jan 28, 2015 9:41AM


MeadWestvaco and RockTenn create $16-billion packaging firm

Rock-Tenn Company and MeadWestvaco Corp. have entered into a definitive combination agreement to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging. The combined company, to be named prior to closing, will have combined net...
Jan 28, 2015 7:54AM


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