May 25, 2018 – FITNIR Analyzers Inc. of Vancouver has added FITNIR MC to its product suite. Using NIR spectroscopy, FITNIR MC delivers fast, online moisture content measurements.
May 18, 2018 – A new product has become an effective solution for cleaning fabrics on all sections of a paper machine.
May 17, 2018 – ITT has expanded its i-Alert monitoring solution portfolio, giving customers additional options to maximize the efficiency and total cost of ownership of all types of rotating machines.
May 15, 2018 – Xplore Technologies has introduced a new six-inch, handheld Android device, meeting the needs of an evolving mobile workforce that demands compact, rugged design.
May 11, 2018 – Valmet's new chrome-free Yankee cylinder coating, Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing, improves work safety in the coating process and sustainability of the coating to comply with potential future legislation both in Europe and the United States.
May 11, 2018 – Valmet's new high solids measurement (Valment HS) provides stable and accurate measurements for industrial wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production and a wide range of other industrial processes.
May 11, 2018 – Measuring and moisture content control can impact product quality, production throughput and processing efficiency in the pulp and paper industry, not to mention the purchase price of wood chips, pulp, converted paper products and shipping costs.
May 10, 2018 - Edgetech Instruments has introduced the AcuDew, an aluminum oxide moisture transmitter for industrial and process applications. The two-wire, loop powered moisture transmitter with linear 4 to 20 mA output corresponds to the measured moisture content, describes Edgetech, noting its aluminum oxide sensing element provides “outstanding sensitivity, especially at low moisture content, as well as high speed of response and repeatability.”
May 10, 2018 – A cyber-physical, pneumatic-motion control system was introduced to the paper converting industry by Festo at the recent Tissue World Miami 2018 conference.
May 10, 2018 – Voith Paper, North America, has taken efficiency to a new level with an easy-to-use automated inventory management system, ensuring coater and doctor blade availability while boosting profitability.
May 9, 2018 – Explosions and fires caused by hot work are among the most common incidents investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Typically, these incidents result in injuries and fatalities and have the potential to result in a major catastrophic incident.
May 8, 2018 – Camso has introduced an anti-static forklift tire that resolves important safety issues created by static electricity generated by non-marking tires. The patented Solideal PON 775 NMAS (non-marking anti-static) press-on tire was introduced in April at CeMat.
May 25, 2018 - Unless you’re one of those overachiever types who brings his or her travel mug to the coffee shop every day, you probably carry your caffeine fix away in paper cups. Chances are you drank from a takeout cup this morning.
May 23, 2018 – PMP has developed the paper surface functionality (PSF) concept to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. PMP's PSF technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increase profitablity in paper-making.
May 22, 2018 – Until recently, ideas of running pulp production on a vast scale and of using wood as raw material for clothes, musical instruments, the interiors and upholstery of cars, and the surfaces of household appliances, seemed utopian. Now they are about to become reality.
May 19, 2018 – A licensing agreement covering the eTAD tissue-making technology has been jointly entered by Valmet and Georgia-Pacific. Under the agreement, Valmet will market, manufacturer and install Advantage eTAD machines for tissue customers outside North America.
May 18, 2018 – Majiq Inc. has purchased Ediwise from Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc.
May 18, 2018 – In Finland, the world's best renewable raw material grows faster than it is used. Wood is seen as the material the world needs most without having to rely on fossil fuels.
May 18, 2018 – Jens Puhlmann, Voith Digital Solutions North America's industrial control systems security manager, has earned the global information assurance certification (GIAC) critical infrastructure protection (GCIP) certification.
May 15, 2018 – A high-speed containerboard-making line for a customer in the Chinese province of Zhejiang is being supplied by Valmet.
May 10, 2018 – Ground has been broken on a new state-of-the-art plant in Macon, Ga. at which multiple production lines will produce household and store brand paper and personal care products from Irving Consumer Products.
May 9, 2018 – A new containerboard-making line, supplied by Valmet, for Hamburger Rieger GmbH at its Spremberg Mill in Germany has been designed to produce high-quality testliner grades based on 100 per cent recycled paper.
May 4, 2018 – Kraftliner mill Smurfit Kappa Piteå in Sweden is the first customer to install ContainerEye, a blue tidy container with a PulpEye cabinet equipped with modules for kappa number, crill, fibre and shives analyses.
May 3, 2018 – Voith has converted the LEIPA Group's PM 5 from a newsprint to a packaging paper machine. On April 19, the acceptance and handover of the machine of the Schwedt PM 5 project was signed early at LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH, with effect on April 13.
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.
May 10, 2018 – A new forestry agreement has been signed in British Columbia between the province and Stellat'en First Nation that gives the latter an enhanced voice in local forest stewardship and greater opportunity for economic development.
May 8, 2018 – Port Hawkesbury Paper has made significant strides in its sustainability efforts since 2013, reducing is greenhouse gas emissions by eight per cent, decreasing its raw water use by 21 per cent and decreasing its solid waste by 19 per cent.
May 8, 2018 – Three individuals have been appointed to the British Columbia Forest Practices Board where they will serve two-year terms.
May 7, 2018 – Paper straws will be introduced by the end of the year by Tetra Pak to help combat plastic straw waste.
May 1, 2018 - Integrated pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has achieved a gold rating from EcoVadis, which focuses on sustainability assessments of global companies. EcoVadis’ gold rating designation places the company in the top five per cent of organizations rated.
Apr. 10, 2018 - The Government of British Columbia is investing $7.8 million to promote the use of B.C. wood overseas, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Greenpeace International has announced it is not renewing its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global timber certification scheme for which the NGO was a founding member 25 years ago.
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.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Over 120 Unifor delegates kicked off bargaining preparation for the pattern agreement in the pulp and paper industry in Eastern Canada by selecting Resolute Forestry Products as the target company.
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.
Apr. 29, 2018 - Weyerhaeuser Company reported first quarter net earnings of $269 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.9 billion. This compares with earnings of $157 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.7 billion for the same period last year.
Apr. 25, 2018 - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its first quarter 2018 results. The highlights include: earnings of $197 million or basic EPS of $2.53; adjusted earnings of $231 million or Adjusted basic EPS of $2.98; and reinvested $104 million through capital expenditure and returned $58 million to shareholders through share buybacks and dividend.
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