Sep. 22, 2017 - International technology group Andritz has combined its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions under the technology brand Metris – Industrial IoT Solutions.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Clockwork Solutions describes its Clockwork Advanced Analytics Platform as incorporating the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics techniques to develop repeatable prognostics for use with Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Predictive Health Management (PHM) programs.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Andritz Separation, part of international technology group Andritz, has developed a series of filter presses.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Mettler Toledo Process Analytics has launched a new version of its multi-parameter M400 transmitter series for process analytics applications.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Laird says its wireless emergency-stop (e-stop) system – Safe-E-Stop – enhances on-the-job safety by allowing an individual or group of operators to immediately shutdown a production line without having to run to a hard-wired e-stop station. According to the company, it can be integrated with existing hard-wired emergency stop systems for assembly lines and other production systems. 
Sep. 12, 2017 - BASF says its new low-odour binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odour sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region.
Sep. 11, 2017 - ODE Valve has introduced the new 21IZ1 series of stainless steel pneumatically actuated angle seat valves for the industrial market.
Sep. 1, 2017 - Dialight has launched its next-generation Vigilant and SafeSite LED Area Light, promising to deliver high efficiency along with several new features that make it the “most flexible, functional and durable LED area light” on the market for industrial and hazardous area applications.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Greycon says its Greycon Suite, combining X-Trim, opt-Studio and GreyconMill, has received Citrix Ready Verification.
Aug. 1, 2017 - ABB has launched L&W Fiber Online, describing it as a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling fibre quality variables in paper stock preparation and pulp production.
Jul. 24, 2017 - Voith ensures its new EcoCal Plus calender will allow papermakers to produce high-grade board products with high stability and lower basis weight; the special thermal smoothing of the EcoCal Plus allows raw material savings of up to 3.5 per cent, it notes. As well, the process promises to result in an improved surface structure of the paper.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., has launched its Ultimate Blade Line featuring nanotechnology-enhanced composite doctor blades.
Sep. 13, 2017 - Valmet will deliver a new gravity feed chipper to Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp mill in South Africa.
Sep. 12, 2017 - Kemira Oyj has announced a change to its management board regarding Dr. Heidi Fagerholm.
Sep. 7, 2017 - The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre says its client Anomera has raised $1.7 million in financing to aid with its seed-stage phase.
Sep. 5, 2017 - Andritz says it will open the “world’s most modern research and development centre for tissue,” the PrimeLineTIAC Tissue Innovation and Application Center, at its Graz, Austria, location next March.
Sep. 5, 2017 - Voith has opened a high-tech Digital Campus in Raleigh, N.C., which aims to be a place where “bright minds come together to learn, teach, discover and bring” the Internet of Things (IoT) to life for Voith platforms.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Georgia-Pacific LLC has reached an agreement to sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity for $315 million, including certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., plant. The acquisition is subject to regulatory clearance and Ingevity and Georgia-Pacific expect to close on the transaction in late 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) — a division of Barry-Wehmiller and supplier of converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries — is welcoming Gino Santi to the company’s North American-based team from PCMC Italia.
Aug. 20, 2017 - International technology Group Andritz says it has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland.
Aug. 20, 2017 - In February 2017, Bohui Paper Group contracted Voith to supply a new board machine. The BM4 will be built at Dafeng in the Chinese province Jiangsu and according to the group, it will be one of the largest board machines in the world.
Aug. 16, 2017 - After several months of laboratory work by the Research and Development team in Bordeaux France, Tembec says it has developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade.
Aug. 10, 2017 - The Navigator Company continues its expansion in the tissue sector and signs a contract with Voith for the supply of a new XcelLine tissue machine.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Cando Rail Services says its new TrackSmart program is a “major initiative” that will help create an environment which enhances safety training and improves the sharing of safety information and practices at every location.
Sep. 17, 2017 - FPInnovations applauds the Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada as presented by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) during their annual meeting this week in Ottawa, Ont. The Framework seeks to create a low-carbon, sustainable economy based on one of Canada’s primary industries, the forest sector.
Sep. 17, 2017 - The federal government is calling for proposals for funding innovative, first-in-kind technologies that will transform Canada’s forest industry and bioeconomy.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark announced today a commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma.
Sep. 7, 2017 - Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has launched a new website – cariboufacts.ca – to share facts with Canadians about caribou herds and to urge the federal government to build caribou plans that address factors that are impacting caribou populations across the country.
Sep. 3, 2017 - Weyerhaeuser Company has completed the sale of its timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay to a consortium led by BTG Pactual’s Timberland Investment Group (TIG) for $402.5 million in cash. 
Aug. 23, 2017 - A year after the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., Scouts Canada youth, Scouters (adult volunteers) and their families will be planting 750 trees in the city’s J. Howard Pew Memorial Park on August 26 to help reforest the area.
Aug. 20, 2017 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid, a regulated pest, in three counties in southwestern Nova Scotia, noting that this is the first time the pest has been detected in Atlantic Canada.
Aug. 20, 2017 - Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper — a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible, part of our lives. Think about it, from the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there.
Aug. 2, 2017 - UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) says EU Ecolabel is available for all UPM graphic paper grades, reaching what it says is the next “significant milestone” in its sustainability journey.
Aug. 1, 2017 - KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. has released its fifth annual sustainability report which shows ongoing progress towards meeting its 2020 sustainability goals.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products plans to undertake capital projects at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) Pulp mill located in Prince George, B.C., and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in Taylor, B.C.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Domtar Corporation released its 2017 Sustainability Report today, detailing the company’s endeavours to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for its shareholders, customers, employees and communities.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Aug. 24, 2017 - Domtar says it has inaugurated its second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor, Que., mill.
Aug. 10, 2017 - When University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Lindsay Albers began her post-secondary studies, she didn’t know that forestry would be in the cards.
Aug. 9, 2017 - As a former junior hockey league player and Greenest Workforce Green Dream scholarship recipient, Mitch Martell came to his summer job already well equipped for excelling at team performance on the worksite.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Before coming to work for Canfor Pulp Limited, University of New Brunswick chemical engineering student Melanie Flack had never been west of Canada’s Ontario borders.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls, exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 23, 2017 - It’s February and -40 degrees C outside. You’re starting your workday long before the sun rises, deep in the forest. You will be working on roads that hardly anyone uses, especially now in the dead of winter. Most notably, you’re working alone. If anything were to go wrong, no one would know. Knowing the risks, you go out and start your day because this is your livelihood.
Jun. 13, 2017 - Paper and wood fibre producer Domtar pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 in court after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by a machine.
May 30, 2017 - In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens machines, saying the standard will help producers ensure “safe and reliable operation” of their machines.
May 29, 2017 - The Canadian Press is reporting that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has reached a deal with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper over its pension plan.
May 4, 2017 - Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive. However, the safety programs you put into place don’t mean much if employees aren’t inspired to change old behaviours. So, how do you get your workers motivated?
Sep. 19, 2017 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization, will hold its triennial global General Assembly in Canada for the first time next month in Vancouver, B.C.
Sep. 5, 2017 - According to the July 2017 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5 per cent in July compared to July 2016. This is the 11th consecutive year-over-year decrease following a modest fractional increase in August 2016.
Sep. 5, 2017 - From January to July 2017, the trade surplus for the Brazilian planted tree sector reached US$4.2 billion, a 9.5 per cent increase over the US$3.8 billion attained during same period last year. This is mainly the result of ongoing investments in the sector. Export revenues grew 7.7 per cent to reach US$4.8 billion during the first seven months of 2017, compared with the US$4.4 billion recorded for the same period in 2016.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Conifex Timber has announced the results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper reported 2017 second quarter operating EBITDA of $4.3 million, a decrease of $2.0 million relative to the comparative prior year period and a decrease of $3.2 million over the previous quarter.
Aug. 22, 2017 - KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) is reporting the Q2 2017 financial and operational results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP).
Aug. 16, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products of Montreal, Que., released its preliminary 2017 second quarter results, including a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, of $74 million (all figures in US funds) compared to a net loss of $42 million in the same period in 2016.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Wood costs for the pulp industry in Europe were generally lower in the 1Q/17 than in the previous quarter, continuing a downward trend that, depending on the country, has lasted for four to six years.
Aug. 8, 2017 - According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the coated paper market size is forecast to cross US$57 billion by 2024.
Aug. 3, 2017 - From January to June 2017, pulp exports rose 6.8 per cent in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 6.8 million tonnes; exports of wood panels increased by 34.8 per cent, with 597,000 cubic meters directed to foreign markets, and paper exports grew 1 per cent with almost 1.1 million tonnes traded.
Jul. 30, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry reached US$2.9 billion from January to May of 2017, growth of 4.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Jul. 24, 2017 - This Net Earnings Summary has been prepared by PwC based on financial statements and other sources issued by the selected companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies, as noted.

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