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Two pulp and paper unions commit to bargaining cooperation

Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...
Apr 7, 2015 9:50PM


FPInnovations' Dr. Paleologou receives R&D awards

Dr. Michael Paleologou, a group leader with research institute FPInnovations, has been named winner of the 2015 Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize by TAPPI’s International Research Management Committee...
Apr 7, 2015 9:43PM


West Fraser lignin project gets $6 million from SDTC

The lignin extraction project at West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp mill is one of a bunch of clean technology projects to receive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada in recent weeks.
Apr 1, 2015 7:50AM


Nova Scotia: 393,000 green tonnes of biomass for electricity

Nova Scotia Power recently reported that the biomass boiler used to generate electricity for the province consumed 393,423 green tonnes of biomass in 2014, its first full year of operation. Not all the biomass originated in Nova Scotia; almost...
Apr 1, 2015 7:10AM


Spinnova developing wood-based textile yarns

A Finnish company is working to bring to industrial scale a process that creates yarn from wood fibre using a wet spinning technique. Spinnova Ltd., a research and product development company, is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research...
Mar 31, 2015 10:27PM


Kruger recycling business back to normal after fire

A Kruger recycling facility in southwestern Quebec burned to the ground following a March 12 fire. The forest products company says the loss of the facility will have very little impact on its recycling services. Nobody was injured in the fire.
Mar 31, 2015 10:11PM


U.S. begins trade investigation of supercalendered paper from Canada

The U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of supercalendered paper from Canada, at the request of The Coalition for Fair Paper Imports, an ad hoc association of two U.S. manufacturers of...
Mar 25, 2015 10:21AM


Kruger scholarship presented to Quebec chemistry students

Two chemistry students from the University of Sherbrooke have been granted a Gene H. Kruger Scholarship courtesy of Kruger Inc. Vincent Nadeau, human resources manager of the Kruger Brompton mill recently presented the scholarship to Romain...
Mar 25, 2015 10:02AM


Further investment for CelluForce's oil and gas research

A supplier of oil and gas extraction technology has made an investment in CelluForce to explore the use of nanocellulose to enhance the productivity of oil and gas wells. Details of the investment by Schlumberger will remain confidential.
Mar 25, 2015 9:49AM


FSC demands respect from Resolute

In an open letter to the president of Resolute Forest Products Canada, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has requested Resolute “immediately stop its discriminatory activities against FSC, and take appropriate corrective and preventive...
Mar 25, 2015 8:38AM


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