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An alkaline pulping group for kraft pulp mills has been formed within the framework of PAPTAC, a Canadian pulp and paper association.
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. reported net income of $2.2 million for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $23.1 million for the first quarter of 2016 and $17.7 million for the second quarter of 2015. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, the company's net income was $25.3 million compared to $45.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.
The union representing employees at Kruger Products’ Crabtree, Que., tissue mill is very happy with the company’s announcement of a new paper machine for the mill.
Tissue manufacturer Kruger Products is investing $55 million to add a paper machine at its Crabtree plant in Quebec. The project will increase the mill’s overall production by approximately 20,000 metric tonnes annually.
Michelle A. Cormier, Martin Couture and Patrick Lemaire have joined the board of directors of Cascades Inc.
Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
U.S. papermaker Verso Corp. and its subsidiaries have emerged from bankruptcy following a successful financial restructuring and confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Planet Paper Group of Ontario has acquired Tricor POP of Cleveland, adding to its paper converting holdings in Canada. A family-owned company, Planet Paper employs more than 300 people and provides packaging products, and display and fulfillment services.
What if nanocellulose was available to anyone who had an idea about its use? Blue Goose Biorefineries operates a pilot plant for cellulose nanocrystals in Saskatoon and sells the product online in quantities ranging from one kilo to 74 g. If you just want a small sample, the 4 g size is offered free.
Over the past several months, a Quebec-based natural gas supplier has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas.
After three years of rigorous product development and field trial work, Cascades Sonoco, is introducing a water-based barrier coating to replace the standard polyethylene coating used on folding carton grades to make traditional food take-out containers. Incorporating the new FlexSHIELD barrier coating makes the take out box compostable when applied to recycled paperboard, without compromising critical barrier performance, the company says.
Norske Skog has been granted NOK 6.5 million from Innovation Norway for two projects – the further development of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and the development of fibreboard.
In recognition of his contribution as an exceptional citizen, Joseph Kruger II, chairman and CEO of Kruger, was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Québec in May.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, showcasing the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry's commitment to sustainability across the value chain.
In 2015, the European paper industry’s performance in total was second best in the world after China, with a stable production and increased consumption compared to 2014, according to data gathered by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). CEPI members produced 90.9 million tonnes of paper and board in 2015.
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