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Kemira to buy AkzoNobel's paper chemicals business

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-30
Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business. The two companies will also enter into a distribution agreement for AkzoNobel's colloidal silica business for retention and drainage applications...

EDC helps GLV Group expand operations in India

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-30
Export Development Canada (EDC) announced a US$2 million loan for a subsidiary of Montreal-based GLV Inc. to grow its operations in India, which is a strategic market for Canada, as outlined in the Government’s Global Market Action Plan,...

Metis groups form joint venture to commercialize Alberta forests

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-23
Active Energy Group Plc, an international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products and forestry management services, has entered into a joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialize in excess of 100,000 hectares of mature...

Two Sides expands its efforts into Canada

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-22
The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) who has joined paper advocacy group Two Sides as an Allied Organization to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper products in the Canadian market.

Stark honored for best paper at PacWest

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-11
Olaf Stark of Canfor Pulp was granted the H.R. MacMillan Annual Memorial Award for the best technical paper presented at the 2014 PacWest conference.

PacWest speakers have ideas for workforce renewal

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-08
What is colloquially known as the skills gap, referring to the dearth of skilled trades workers, is also a knowledge gap and an experience gap for pulp and paper companies. The large number of retiring workers means that, for all positions...

Nominations open for Aboriginal business award for forest industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-08
Nominations are open for the 2014 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award, a $5,000 award which recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional...

Proposals invited for $90 million in IFIT funding

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...

Cascades launches alternative to polycoated packaging

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-25
Cascades says its new packaging board is “the ecological answer to the environmental challenge of polycoated packaging products.” Designed primarily for the food and food services industries, Respak is recyclable and compostable,...

Kruger, FPInnovations start up cellulose filament plant

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-18
A scant six-months after it was announced, the cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières mill is a reality. The demo facility will produce up to 5 tonnes per day of cellulose filament, enough to permit...