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Cascades closes Swedish subsidiary Cascades Djupafors

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-14
Cascades Inc. is closing a Swedish subsidiary, located in Ronneby, Sweden, due to weak market conditions.

Domtar and Resolute take Safest Mill honors

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-04
The safest pulp and paper mills in Canada last year were Domtar’s Windsor, Que., pulp and paper mill, Resolute Forest Products’ Thunder Bay, Ont., operation, and Resolute’s paper mill in Amos, Que.

Falling Canadian dollar is positive for pulp and wood products

Source: Daily News | 2014-04-01
A depreciating Canadian dollar is generally credit positive for Canadian companies, says Moody's Investors Service. The industrial sectors that are benefitting the most from the Canadian dollar's decline to $0.90 are exploration and production...

Natural Resources Minister praises Canada's forest industry

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-26
In recognition of the annual International Day of Forests, Mar. 21, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources issued a statement describing the current state of Canada’s forest industry.

Rise in profits hints at Canadian forestry sector turnaround

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-25
Canadian forest and paper companies are turning the corner and returning to profitability, according to PwC's Global Forest and Paper Industry Net Earnings Summary for the quarter ending December 31, 2013.

Paper and packaging CEOs see tough times ahead

Source: Daily News | 2014-03-12
The slow growth expected in developed economies, exchange rate volatility and rising costs have dampened CEOs’ outlook for next year. Only about half of the forest, paper and packaging sector CEOs (54%) expect to see growth in their...

New attendance high recorded at PaperWeek 2014

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-19
PaperWeek Canada, the annual meeting of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) held in Montreal Feb. 3-6, 2014, saw over 1,100 delegates take part. The 2014 edition marked the 100th anniversary of the event, making it the...

Omya adds four calcium carbonate plants

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-05
Imerys has sold four industrial sites producing calcium carbonate for the paper market to Omya. Announced last fall, the transaction was completed at the end of January.

Kathy Buckman Gibson takes more active role in Buckman

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-04
Kathy Buckman Gibson has stepped away from her role as chairman of the board of Buckman to take the position of president and chief operating officer for Buckman International. Assuming the Chairman’s role will be Buckman board member...

Research and biorefining take the stage on PaperWeek's first day

Source: Daily News | 2014-02-04
Opening day for PaperWeek Canada 2014, Feb. 3, was intensely focused on research and innovation. FIBRE Day, featuring presentations by all the research networks of FIBRE, ran concurrent with the 4th International Forest Biorefinery Symposium.