Oct. 17, 2017 - SKF has launched the CASM 100 electromechanical actuator with a range of modules, describing it as “exceptionally adaptable” to satisfy various applications in different sectors.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Kadant Lamort SAS, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., has released the BoosTEK Performance Pack for screening applications in OCC recycling, stock preparation, and pulp mills.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Proton Products, a provider of non-contact laser Doppler speed and length measurement, says it is setting “new standards for precise, reliable measurement of corrugated board products.”
Oct. 5, 2017 - GF Piping Systems has introduced a corrosion-resistant pneumatic diaphragm valve that promises to provide a new, long lasting solution for not only highly corrosive dosing applications, but also open/close applications.
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.
Oct. 20, 2017 - The project Flagship Biorefinery has been carried out in order to investigate the prerequisites to realize a new, full scale biorefinery based on sustainable wood raw material from Swedish forests.
Oct. 19, 2017 - It’s the first day of fall as I write this editorial. And although it doesn’t feel like it today — it’s been hitting 30°C-plus all week in Toronto — change is in the air.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Power exports have become a new, complementary source of revenue for many Canadian pulp and paper mills. However, although very attractive, the maximization of profits from power production exports while providing enough steam for internal processes and operations remains a challenge for many of the mills.
Oct. 16, 2017 - For the fourth consecutive year in Canada, Bosch Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program continues to grow, now offering more than 5,000 Drive & Control products for delivery. According to the company, more than 99 per cent of the products in the program ship in 10 days or fewer, with the same lead times in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Oct. 10, 2017 - It’s something we’ve heard many times before — the global pulp and paper industry is amid great change. In this time of transformation, one way mills can stay innovative is by identifying new markets and product areas to specialize in. Kruger Inc.’s recent announcement of its diversification strategy is an example of how the company plans to adapt to market and customer demands.
Oct. 10, 2017 - Chemicals company Kemira and process technology, automation and services company Valmet have signed a partnership agreement to develop digitalized data-based applications and services for the pulp and paper industry.
Oct. 5, 2017 - ABB recently won an order to supply ABB Ability digital systems and solutions for SCA’s Östrand pulp mill expansion. The mill expansion is described as one of the largest investments in Swedish industrial history.
Oct. 3, 2017 - BASF has announced it will concentrate the production of paper coating dispersions in Europe at two sites, the Ludwigshafen Verbund site and the Hamina site in Finland. The goal, it says, is to strengthen its ability to compete in the “challenging market environment” of paper coating dispersions.
Oct. 3, 2017 - Columbia Pulp has begun the construction of the 140,000-tonne/year Lyons Ferry wheat straw pulp mill at 1400 Highway 261 in Starbuck, Wash. Described as the first modern mill of its kind in North America, the facility will produce commodity and specialty straw pulp for direct sale to paper and packaging manufacturers as an alternative to wood-based pulp material.
Oct. 3, 2017 - After a long-term sales and marketing relationship, Coldwater Group has acquired the paper machine drainage elements business of CoorsTek, formerly known as Wilbanks Ceramics.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., has launched its Genuine Parts Program in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of using OEM genuine repair parts when maintaining equipment.
Sep. 13, 2017 - Valmet will deliver a new gravity feed chipper to Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp mill in South Africa.
Oct. 17, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark has announced it will annually purchase about 1,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity generated by two new wind power projects in the United States, starting in 2018, to power its North American mills.
Oct. 10, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has given an update on its first commercial project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products and Serres Toundra.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced J.D. Irving (JDI) as the 2017 winner of the SFI Leadership in Conservation Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes SFI Program Participants across Canada and the U.S. who are involved in strong partnerships focused on conservation.
Sep. 26, 2017 - Canada’s forests hold the world’s largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. Leveraging this renewable resource will help spur innovation, investment, research and partnerships.
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.
Oct. 4, 2017 - J. D. Irving (JDI) recently awarded scholarships to nine post-secondary students at a ceremony at Irving Paper in Saint John, N.B.
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.
Oct. 16, 2017 - A range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates last week at the triennial General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization.
Oct. 10, 2017 - With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the Forest Stewardship Council will meet this week in its General Assembly in Vancouver, B.C. This marks the first time the global General Assembly will be held in Canada.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9 per cent, wood panels 30.4 per cent, and paper 0.6 per cent. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1 per cent higher than during the same period in 2016.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Last week, Balpex, a not-for-profit collective association for independent Canadian businesses in the distribution industry, handed out its annual awards at its Balpex Supplier Summit 2017, and several members of the pulp, paper and packaging industry were recognized.
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.

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