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Mixed Q2 earnings for Canadian forest products companies

Canadian forest products companies reported mixed earnings for the second quarter of 2014, with integrated producers, especially those with a building products focus, reporting the strongest results, according to PwC’s Net Earnings...
Oct 8, 2014 12:06PM


Ontario students learn about forest management

Forty students and their teachers from eight southern Ontario high schools will take part in a three-day field course focused on sustainable forest management in Algonquin Park.
Oct 8, 2014 11:38AM


Domtar upgrades evaporator train at Ashdown

Domtar has contracted Valmet to supply equipment for an evaporator train upgrade at the company’s Ashdown mill in Arkansas, with the aim of significantly reducing energy consumption and fresh water usage. The upgrade will also improve...
Oct 8, 2014 11:31AM


Financial incentive for retrofits of lighting, compressed air

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has made updates to the saveONenergy Retrofit Program that provide additional financial incentives for Ontario businesses to reduce energy used by lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)...
Oct 6, 2014 4:14PM


TAPPI seeking nominations for young industry leaders

TAPPI is requesting nominations for the Young Professionals Division’s Top 20 Under 30 Award. The contest is intended to recognize individuals under the age of 30 who stand out as emerging leaders in the global pulp, paper, packaging and...
Oct 6, 2014 4:01PM


GLV to split water treatment, pulp and paper divisions

One of the founding families of GLV Inc. has offered to buy the company’s pulp and paper division, allowing the water treatment division to continue operations as “a pure water treatment company” under the name Ovivo.
Oct 1, 2014 10:46AM


BASF reorganizes paper chemicals business

BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business “to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry,” the company explains. BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemical...
Sep 29, 2014 3:21PM


Forest industry offers award for Aboriginal youth

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector.
Sep 29, 2014 2:32PM


Kruger closes PM1 at Brompton newsprint mill

Kruger Inc. will stop production on the No. 1 paper machine and deinked pulp plant operations at its Brompton newsprint mill for an indefinite period, effective November 14, 2014. The company says the decision is intended to rebalance the...
Sep 29, 2014 12:57PM


Deadline approaches for PaperWeek Canada abstracts

The Sept. 29 deadline for submitting abstracts to present at PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry, is only days away.
Sep 26, 2014 11:36AM


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