Industry News
Dec. 6, 2016 - It’s no secret that demand for newspaper is waning. Even a decade ago, it was common to see public transit commuters absorbed in the “broadsheets” splayed on their laps. Today, not so much. If you hop on a subway, you’re liable to see most commuters, especially younger ones, staring at a smart phone or e-book. At the same time, businesses of all stripes, from insurance firms to medical offices, are slowly but surely eschewing paper in favour of electronic record-keeping systems.
Dec. 6, 2016 - The Canadian Press is reporting that Irving Pulp and Paper Limited has been charged with 15 counts of illegal dumping into the St. John River.
Dec. 2, 2016 - International Paper says it has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.
A European Commission time study on the paper sector has revealed that over the past 10 years, direct regulatory costs have more than tripled, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
A Finnish supplier of pulp and paper web monitoring and web inspection system solutions is investing strongly in its North American operations with the establishment of new company in the United States. Wesley Sweeny has been appointed vice-president of operations for the North American business of Procemex Inc.
Allen Kirkpatrick will assume the role of executive director of the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA), effective December 1, 2016. Kirkpatrick replaces David Andrews, who has decided to take a voluntary retirement from that position.
Goeun Sim, a PhD graduate from McGill University, has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, based on her proposal to advance innovation in the forest products sector.
Fortress Paper is installing a new system at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que., designed to extract hemicellulose from the dissolving pulp process.
Murray Hewitt, general manager of the Greenpac board mill, received the Mill Manager award from RISI at the 2016 PPI Awards. This award is sponsored by Valmet.
A new electrostatic precipitator at Kruger’s Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivières, Que., has already cut the biomass boiler's particulate matter emissions by 85 per cent. The new equipment was installed in June at a cost of $4.5 million.
The Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth was presented to Gregory Daniels and Christian Francis on Nov. 22 by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.
Brazilian forestry company Fibria has entered a strategic partnership with CelluForce, a Canadian manufacturer of cellulose nanocrystal. Fibria has invested $5.3 million to become a strategic shareholder in the company, joining Domtar, FPInnovations and Schlumberger as shareholders.
The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice, B.C., which has not produced pulp since March 2015, has begun discussions with the employees union, looking for ways to reduce production costs and restart the mill.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has concluded its expedited review of Catalyst Paper with respect to countervailing duties applied to U.S. imports of supercalendered paper from Canada.
Twin Rivers Paper Co. will acquire the paper manufacturing assets of the Burrows Paper Corp., which includes four specialty paper machines, located at Burrows’ facilities in New York and Mississippi, will be added to Twin Rivers as a result of the acquisition. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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