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Alpac pulp mill will get new Japanese owner

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-24
Japan's Hokuetsu Kishu Paper is planning to acquire Canadian pulp producer Alberta-Pacfic Forest Industries Inc. as early as this spring, purchasing all of Alpac's shares from its current owners, Mitsubishi Corp. and Oji Holdings, according to...

Software provider MAJIQ makes changes to management team

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-24
MAJIQ Inc., a developer of software solution for the pulp and paper industry, has announced the promotion of James (Jim) Rauch to vice-president, software development. Rauch will focus on software delivery for MAJIQ.

Forest industry welcomes trade action against China

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
The trade dispute with China over the country’s imposition of import duties on dissolving pulp moved ahead another step in early February, as the federal government requested a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to resolve the...

CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...

CelluForce to explore oil and gas applications for nanocellulose

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-17
CelluForce has received a contribution of $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to optimize the extraction process of cellulose nanocrystals (also called nanocrystaline cellulose or NCC) from dry wood pulp and develop...

Resolute settles legal dispute with Rainforest Alliance over FSC audit

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-11
Resolute Forest Products has reached a settlement in the legal case launched last May against third-party auditor The Rainforest Alliance. The lawsuit concerned draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou...

Spicers Canada bought by U.S. paper distribution business

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-10
Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG), a leading global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, has expanded its North American distribution business, adding Spicers Canada to its growing portfolio of regional paper merchants.

PaperWeek Canada: We're on the road to transformation, but not there yet

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
Industry transformation through innovation will be a long process, and we’re not there yet. This was the message from the pulp and paper industry leaders assembled for a panel discussion that kicked off the PaperWeek Canada conference and...

Canfor's Taylor pulp mill joins Canfor Pulp subsidiary

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
Canfor Corp. has sold its Taylor, B.C., pulp mill to its subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. This transaction will affect the management reporting structure of Taylor Pulp within Canfor Corp. but is not anticipated to have any...

Restructuring will eliminate 1000 jobs at Voith Paper

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
The Voith Group is proceeding with a previously announced consolidation of its worldwide administrative functions and capacity adjustment at Voith Paper that will result in a workforce reduction of up to 1,600 jobs worldwide by the end of 2016....