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Europe's first pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-27
A pilot facility for the production of nanocrystalline cellulose is being planned by MoRe Research, with the Swedish pulp and paper company Holmen, and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The facility will be the first of its kind in...

Domtar's Windsor mill gets approval for customs self-assessment

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the...

Catalyst upgrading recovery boiler at Rumford mill

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Catalyst Paper has announced an investment of nearly $16 million in the Rumford pulp and paper mill in Maine. It will constitute the company's single largest maintenance expenditure in 2015.

Tips for investing in the bioeconomy

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
Biofuels are more attractive to strategic investors than biomass electricity, said Don Roberts in a keynote address at the BioEnergy Exhibition and Conference, held in Toronto on May 20-21. Roberts, an expert on financing the bioeconomy,...

Wood costs push Tembec to suspend sawmill operations in Quebec

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market...

Domtar volunteers contribute to park clean-up

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Fifty volunteers from Domtar Corp. and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) gave a springtime makeover to Greenville's River Park North on Saturday, May 16.

PacWest explores our competitive advantages

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
Western Canada’s annual gathering of the pulp and paper industry is returning to Whistler, B.C., this year, on June 10-13. As has been the case in recent years, the 2015 edition of the PacWest conference is characterized by a strong...

Northern Pulp will shut down to install air pollution equipment

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., will begin a 15-day maintenance shutdown on May 30 to install a new electrostatic precipitator. But the mill’s general manager has said it will not restart until the precipitator is operational,...

Canfor mills install first online measurement of fibre wall thickness

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
A successful collaboration between FPInnovations, Canfor Pulp and PulpEye has resulted in the world’s first technology for measurement of fibre wall thickness. Canfor is the first pulp producer in the world to instal the fibre wall...

Nationwide electrical safety awards program launched

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-12
Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...