September 10, 2018 - Valmet has released its DNA Dashboard concept, a web application that provides pre-analyzed, essential production process information as an easy-to-understand visualization.
September 5, 2018 - Feltest has introduced its AirSpeed/2 meter, which monitors the permeability of the press felts over the Uhle boxes in paper machines.
August 27, 2018 - For paper machine operators, whether in production or maintenance, Feltest's BodyCooling vests can help reduce overheating when working near hot equipment.
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.
September 21, 2018 - Valmet has agreed with FICAP on the delivery of the world's first continuous steam explosion system, BioTrac, for production of black pellets.
September 20, 2018 - South Africa has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass.
September 6, 2018 - Pratt Industries is building a new corrugated packaging mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which includes a customized BlueLine stock preparation system provided by Voith.
September 5, 2018 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest EUR 21 million in its coated specialties business to improve capabilities and flexibility at its Jacarei plant in Brazil.
September 4, 2018 - Smurfit Kappa Neuss recently commissioned FIPA, a vacuum technology provider, with retrofitting its vacuum gripper system used to handle perforated cardboard packaging.
August 31, 2018 - Finland's Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed a collaboration agreement to develop materials from renewable resources as they work toward sustainability and the bioeconomy.
August 27, 2018 - Graphic and specialty paper provider Burgo Group has contracted Valmet to supply a paper machine grade conversion rebuild and automation at its Verzuolo mill in Italy.
August 21, 2018 - Valmet will supply another OptiConcept M containerboard-making line for Shanying International Holdings Co. in Jingzhou, China.
August 17, 2018 - Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper has awarded Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company, with the detailed engineering services assignment for a new advanced thermomechanical pulp (ATMP) plant in Hagen, Germany. The assignment includes process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical, automation and instrumentation engineering, as well as permitting engineering and project scheduling.
August 15, 2018 - Valmet will be equipping Estonian Cell, an aspen pulp mill in Estonia, with a BCTMP plant conversion, slab press and conveyor system.
August 13, 2018 - Valmet has been awarded an order to upgrade the recovery boiler and surrounding systems at the Ahlstrom-Munksjö Billingsfors mill in Sweden.
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.
September 17, 2018 – TimberWest has entered into a partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to pilot a management certification for small-scale forests.
September 18, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests – and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
September 14, 2018 - Valmet, the Finnish pulp and paper supplier, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row.
September 13, 2018 - The federal government has announced funding to support Indigenous jobs in Canada's forestry industry.
September 11, 2018 - The Canadian government has backed a funding initiative that will help Mi'kmaq communities apply traditional knowledge to a forest management plan.
September 10, 2018 - People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government.
August 28, 2018 - CBC is reporting that a line carrying partially treated effluent from Woodland Pulp's mill in Baileyville, Maine burst on August 10, causing wastewater to enter Wapsaconhagen Stream. The stream is a tributary of St. Croix River, which separates New Brunswick and Maine.
August 23, 2018 - Nova Scotia newspaper The Chronicle Herald is reporting that the province of Nova Scotia is footing the bill for part of Northern Pulp's new effluent treatment facility at Boat Harbour.
August 23, 2018 - Western Forest Products and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, an indigenous community located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, have announced that they are working together to explore potential alternative ownership structures in Huu-ay-aht’s traditional territories in accordance with the Reconciliation Protocol Agreement.
August 20, 2018 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's comments last week that partly blamed Canadian lumber imports for the forest fires currently raging in California.
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.
September 21, 2018 - Amcor, provider of flexible packaging solutions, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million to upgrade its facilities in Madison, Wisconsin over the next year to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.
August 28, 2018 - Domtar is working on optimizing operations at its Plymouth mill, starting with increasing energy and resource efficiency.
July 31, 2018 - The British Columbia government has taken action to protect the pension benefits and jobs of almost 1,000 retirees and 1,500 workers of Catalyst Paper.
July 30, 2018 - Kruger Inc. has allocated $20 million to its LaSalle and Place Turcot facilities for modernization projects that are set to be completed later this year.
July 27, 2018 - A new three-year collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 1403 and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKP).
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.
August 13, 2018 - Vancouver's Conifex Timber has released the results of its second quarter, with EBITDA at a record $20.8 million, compared to $9.3 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $10.2 million in the second quarter of 2017.
August 9, 2018 - KP Tissue (KPT) has announced the second-quarter results of KPT and Kruger Products (KPLP). KPT currently holds a 15.9 per cent interest in KPLP.
August 9, 2018 - Cascades Inc. has announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.
August 7, 2018 - Western Forest Products Inc. has published its second-quarter results, noting that lumber shipments increased 21 per cent over Q2 2017 and nine per cent over Q1 2018.
August 7, 2018 - Domtar has announced the results of its second-quarter financial report, citing net earnings of $0.68 per share over $0.61 per share in Q2 2017. Sales for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.4 billion.
August 7, 2018 - Florida's Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has reported a second-quarter 2018 net income of $54 million, or $0.83 per diluted common share compared to $5 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2017.
August 3, 2018 - Canfor Corporation has published its second-quarter results and reports not only record-high quarterly sales of $1.46 billion, but also a record adjusted operating income driven by historically high lumber prices and record-high pulp and paper earnings. The adjusted operating income is $334 million, and the adjusted net income is $214 million, or $1.66 per share.
August 2, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. has published its preliminary second quarter 2018 results, showing an increase in sales from the year-ago period.
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.
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