July 17, 2018 – Cole-Parmer's new Masterflex peristaltic pumps advanced networking drives provide options for popular networking protocols without the need to install gateways or adapters.
July 16, 2018 – Voith's new SmoothRun hydropneumatic damping bearing system for winders increases capacity by 15 per cent, reducing vibrations occurring during the winding process.
June 29, 2018 – Voith's new DynaLayer is an easy-to-use coater that achieves ideal colour application without an additional enclosure, resulting in improved cost efficiency of paper production and an efficient alternative to conventional coaters.
June 22, 2018 – The Dynatrol® Interface Level Detector Type CL-10DJI has the ability to detect the interface between black liquor and soap.
June 19, 2018 – Voith Paper has introduced the TerraSpeed Supreme thermal coating which offers better stability and excellent sheet release as well as longer service life and fewer web breaks.
June 19, 2018 – Fluke Process Instruments has introduced the ThermoView® TV40 high-performance industrial thermal imager that has been designed for the most challenging environmental conditions.
June 12, 2018 – Valmet has introduced the IQ Dryness Measurement, a tool that extends the company's quality control systems expertise to the paper and board machine forming section.
June 4, 2018 – NanoSelect calender roll covers are exactly tailored to the specific requirements of a paper machine and as a result increase machine efficiency and paper quality.
June 1, 2018 – An innovative high resolution web monitoring system has been developed for the fastest paper, board and tissue machines.
May 30, 2018 – A versatile infrared spot pyrometer for automatic, non-contact temperature measurement in harsh industrial environments has been developed by Fluke Process Instruments.
May 29, 2018 – An upgrade has been made to SDT's Ultranalysis Suite (UAS2) software that features a new dashboard of powerful widgets.
May 29, 2018 – A hands-free, wearble connect plant technology allowing industrial workers to work more safely, reliably and efficiently in the plant or in the field has been developed by Honeywell.
July 19, 2018 – Verso Corporation's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Me. is expected to benefit from technological upgrades to its No. 4 paper machine's release liner paper capacity.
July 17, 2018 – Greycon, a leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems, is outfitting the APRIL Group with new planning software to improve its customer service.
July 16, 2018 – Kemira Chemicals has installed a vibratory screener at its Ellesmere Port, U.K. production site to sieve incoming raw materials unloaded from dry bulk tankers.
July 16, 2018 – Voith's new smart service package – Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper – offers paper manufacturers an opportunity to have their new machine modeled in virtual reality, allowing Voith customers to benefit from more transparency, efficiency and safety in paper production over the lifecycle of the machine.
July 3, 2018 – Midland Specialty Paper & Film has launched two new stand-alone specialty paper and film catalogues that provide a single source for a printer's digital and offset specialty substrate needs.
June 13, 2018 – UPM Raflatac's smart label solution is making recycling smarter. By adding the RafMore smart label solution to its RafCycle® recycling process, UPM Raflatac can optimize the waste collection process of its customers.
June 6, 2018 – A batch cooking plant for Burgo Ardennes' pulp mill in Virton, Belgium will be supplied by Valmet with a start-up date planned for early 2020.
June 4, 2018 – As we begin celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), it seems appropriate to take stock of the history of the organization and the role it has played in helping the North American forest products industry identify and mitigate its effects on the environment.
May 31, 2018 – A new thesis shows that infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production.
May 30, 2018 – Sunshine Paper, China's largest producer of coated and uncoated white top test liner and preprint home base, has automated its scheduling process for its five cutters by integrated opt-Studio with its SAP ERP solution.
May 18, 2018 – The sale of its 1,000th TransForm forming fabric was recently celebrated by Xerium Technologies of Youngsville, N.C.
May 28, 2018 – A new version of Metso's Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software has been developed to further improve process plant operational efficiency, reduce cybersecurity risks and enhance profitability.
July 19, 2018 – Sappi is funding research into artificial intelligence in an effort to bring carbon emissions to net zero within the pulp and paper industry.
July 19, 2018 – Veritiv Corporation is offering a paperboard-based packaging option made from 100 per cent sugarcane bagasse fibres. The fibres provide an annually renewable, tree-free fibre source that is both recyclable and compostable.
July 5, 2018 – Domtar Corporation has met or exceeded three of its six 2020 sustainability goals this year, the company has announced.
July 4, 2018 – Kimberly-Clark has reported its progress toward achieving its Sustainability 2022 goals that include creating social, environmental and business value.
June 26, 2018 – Three new sustainable, BPA-free label materials for retail, food and logistics applications have been introduced to the European market by UPM Raflatac.
June 19, 2018 – Sofidel, the second largest company in Europe in the tissue category, has reduced its direct emissions of carbon dioxide by 20.6 per cent. The company is a leader in sustainability, practising it as a fundamental consituent in its value creation process.
May 29, 2018 – A new innovation company has been established by Metsä Group to invest in new endeavours to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.
May 25, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its landmark Forest Conservation Policy (FCP)sustainability commitment.
May 25, 2018 – Rural communities in British Columbia are being allowed to increase the size of their community forests through provincial changes that give rural communities additional economic and land management opportunities.
May 18, 2018 – Stora Enso has launched its wood-based biocomposites as a renewable replacement for plastics, taking another step in its quest to replace fossil fuel materials with renewable solutions.
May 16, 2018 – The world's largest contiguous area of boreal protected land has been established in northern Alberta through a five-way partnership.
May 10, 2018 – Manitoba's Pineland Forest Nursery is no longer viable as a provincially operated entity and will shut down operations on Dec. 31.
June 4, 2018 – Cascades, a leader in the recovery and manufacture of green packaging and tissue products, has received a Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award in the category of Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy.
May 18, 2018 – A 26 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions has been achieved three years ahead of time by Smurfit Kappa, according to its newly published sustainable development report.
May 2, 2018 – The opening of the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory at the University of Northern British Columbia has given engineering students in Prince George access to a state-of-the-art facility to create sustainable wood engineering solutions.
May 1, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products today announced the renewal of the collective agreements at eight of its pulp and paper operations in Canada.
May 1, 2018 - On behalf of the provincial government, British Columbia Minister of Labour Harry Bains issued the following statement today, recognizing May 1, 2018, as International Workers’ Day:
Apr. 20, 2018 - British Columbia’s Skookumchuck Pulp mill has been fined $241,081 for failing to control combustible dust.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced that a tentative four-year agreement has been reached with Unifor, subject to ratification by their members.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada says it will be placing 1,000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners and community groups.
Apr. 11, 2018 - Taking collective action on climate change has never been as critical as it is today. From floods to severe storms, Ontarians are already experiencing the impact of climate change.
Apr. 10, 2018 - The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) and FPInnovations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work collaboratively on enhancing safety performance in the forest industry by sharing scientific and technical applications.
Feb. 27, 2018 - How many times you have heard the phrase “safety first” or “everything starts with safety”? I’m pretty sure that we have all heard some variation of these phrases at one point or another. As a safety professional at a sawmill, it can be challenging at times to know which approach is the best for motivating employees and staff to be more safety conscious in the workplace and at home.
Feb. 27, 2018 - According to Statista, there were 453 million connected wearable devices worldwide in 2018, a figure that is predicted to increase to 593 million this year. While the market is currently dominated by smartwatches, you may be surprised at the benefits wearables can bring to a manufacturing facility. Smartwatches are not the only wearable tech. The sector has rapidly expanded and now includes radiation-blocking underwear, smart shoes and emotion-sensing bracelets. As well as weird and wonderful applications, wearable tech is becoming a staple factory technology by offering safety and productivity benefits.
July 20, 2018 – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has published its second quarter 2018 results, showing record sales and operating earnings for the quarter.
June 21, 2018 – After softwood lumber consumption in the United States reached a 10-year high in 2017, demand fell early this year. In spite of reduced first-quarter consumption, lumber production on the U.S. west coast increased by nine per cent year over year when compared to the first quarter of 2017 due to strong demand from China.
May 16, 2018 – Madison's Weekly Lumber Report is moving to SilvaStat360, the online business intelligence platform of Forest2Market.
May 16, 2018 – Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has reported its 2018 first quarter results, noting an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million compared to an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $5.7 million in the previous quarter.
May 15, 2018 – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. has reported a first quarter 2018 net income of $24 million, compared to $10 million in the first quarter of 2017. It represents a 153 per cent increase in diluted earnings per share.
May 14, 2018 – Cascades' strong containerboard fundamentals are driving a positive outlook for the remainder of the year, the company announced in reporting its first-quarter results for 2018.
May 6, 2018 - The agenda is set for PacWest 2018, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. This year’s conference and trade show will run May 30 to June 2 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in Jasper, Alta. 
May 4, 2018 – In spite of a downward trend in hardwood pulplog prices the past six years in most European key markets, the continent's hardwood pulp manufacturers have some of the world's highest wood fibre costs.
May 3, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. has reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, of $10 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $874 million in the quarter, an increase of $2 million from the first quarter of 2017. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $17 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $30 million, or $0.33 per share, in the first quarter of 2017.
May 3, 2018 – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has reported net earnings of $54 million ($0.86 per share) for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $386 million ($6.16 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 and net earnings of $20 million ($0.32 per share) for the first quarter of 2017. Sales for the first quarter of 2018 were $1.3 billion.
May 2, 2018 – Softwood lumber consumption in the United States is expected to reach an all-time high by 2030, according to a new study. Consequently, there are likely to be increased investments in production capacity in the U.S., changes in Canadian lumber trade flows, a rise in overseas supply, and upward pressure on sawlog prices.
Apr. 30, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.

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