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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


Biomass power plant at Prince Alberta Pulp indefinitely closed

The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence.
Aug 5, 2014 10:23AM


Resolute Forest Products fined for worker injury

Resolute Forest Products Canada has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at the company’s Fort Frances paper mill.
Aug 5, 2014 10:20AM


Solenis is the new name for Ashland Water Technologies

Ashland Water Technologies has a new name – Solenis. The name change coincides with the acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies by a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). Prior to the...
Aug 5, 2014 6:02AM


Canfor reports pulp shipments up compared with Q1

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. reported net income of $18.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $25.7 million for the first quarter of 2014 and $7.6 million for the second quarter of 2013.
Jul 30, 2014 8:04AM


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